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[dent to Have Power to Keep
The Maximum Number
of Troops 100,080.
Oiiice of Lientenant General Created"Nearly
Every Department
Increased in Numbers.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 30.?Secretin*
Root's army bill provides for alieutenant
general, six major generate
and fifteen brigadier generals. The
number of captains, first lieutenants
tnd Becond lieutenants, of the cavalry
and Infantry are Increased from twelve
to fifteen for each company In the regiment.
Three of the captains shall be
available for detail as adjutant, quartermaster
and commissary; three first
lieutenants for squadron and battalion
adjutants, and three second lieutenants
for squadron quartermasters and
Provisions for the discontinuance of
the artillery arm aa at present organized
is made by organizing an.artillery
corpB known as coast artillery and
field of artillery. Officers of artillery
are to be placed on one list for promotion
according t>o seniority. The corps
will have a chief of artillery detni'ed
from the colonels and while serving In
this capacity will have the rank and
pay of a brigadier general.
List of Other Officers.
There will be In addition, thirteen
colonels, thirteen lieutenant-colonels,
thirty-nine majors; 182 captains, 102
Crst lieutenants, and 192 second lieu tenant?.
The captains and lieutenants
when not required for duty with batteries;
wjll .be aya||able as staff officers
during,garrison."' Each battery of coast
fcsd fieWartlllery shall be organized, rw
at present. The Increases In the artillery
shall be "JO per cent each year for
five years until the maximum of IS,020
men is reached.
The adjutant general will have the
rank of major general and his corps ifi
Increased one lieutenant colonel and
ten majors. The Inspector general's department
Is Increased one lleutenantcoloncl
and six majors. The judge advocate's
department Is Increased one
colonel and three majors. The quarter1
master's department Is Increased two
colonels, one lieutenant-colonel, four
majors and twenty-four captains. To
fill the prade of captains, volunteers
not over thirty-six years old may be appointed.
Subsistence Department.
The subsistence department Is Increased
one colonel, one lieutenant colonel,
one major and thirteen cnptams.
The medical department la Increased
: two colonels, two lieutenant colonels,
ten majors. 117 captains and first lieutenants,
The pay department Is Increased
one colonel, one lieutenant colonel
and the number of majors Is fixed
at nine instead of twenty, as at present,
with twenty-seven' cnptalns. The majors
in the pay department at present
will hold that rank, but no promotions
are to he made until the number of majors
I? reduced below nine. To fill tho
vacancies of cnptalns men serving as
additional paymasters not over forty
years may be selected. The ensln^er
c?rps Is Increased five captains, fourteen
first lleutennnts and twenty-one
-wiiu ii'.'uienarus. I'romotions arc m
be mado by seniority ami vacanclea arc
to bo filled from the roRulnr army. Thts
ordnance bureau In Increased one lieutenant
colonel and seven first <leutenfinta.
The signal corps Is Increased two
ttajors. four captulns, nine first lloutfnants
and during the present omeiE?ncy
the president Is authorized to
continue for duty In the Philippine*,
t'n first lieutenants and ten second
Htutenunts as volunteer signal olllcera.
Promotions iri the Staff.
A" promotions In the staff crcnetd
Und^r. the net are to be made from This
Present utaff corps and when vacancies
occur by retirement or otherwise, the
Promotions shall bo made by seniority.
Varnnrica that cannot be filled by such
Promotions are to he filled by detail
from the line of tho nrtuy, the details
Uatlnij four years, after which tho officer
rha.ll not be available for staff
duty until he has served two years In
the lino, The provision for Ailing vufir.c|oR
fit the head of various staff
wrp" I* n* follows:
"Th.it upon the occurrence of a vnfancy
in tho ofllce of adjutant fjonero),
. inntmctor general, Judge udvocato Rfinl'ral.
quartermaster genoral, commls1,1
rY general, paymaster general, chief
?f ?nlnance or chief signal ofllcor, the
l'rf,Mflent may appoint the chief of
""y '?f wild dopnrtments or corps from
th* ofllrom of the army at large not
brlow th,. grade of lleutcrmnt-coloNcl.
Tcrinn of Four Years.
''rovWicd, That chlefu of Htaff, corps
0r 'lepartmontfl nhall be appointed for
t*rm* to continue four years, unleNH
l0f)rif,r terminated by the President, and
in nerving shall have the rank,
and allowances now authorised for
> o
chiefs of said qorps or departments,
and provided, that when any olllcer serving
a detail as chief of a staff, '
corpa^or department Is retired, lie sliail
be retired with rank and pay now authorized
for the chief of sucli staff,
corps or department."
It Is provided also that officers below
the grade of lieutenant colonel In any .
r\f f Vir. .? > * '
serve one year in the lino,-but shall ]
not lose their places In the staff corps.
The above quoted provision is one of
the most important and radical of the
changes proposed by the bill. It
amounts in effect, to the abolition of.the (
start corps as a permanent institution In
which ofTlccrs now nerve throughout
their military,career.
Line Officers for Staff Duty.
The proposition that the officers
shoujd be appointed to do start duty
for a definite period and at the cpnclua- I t
ion of that term return again to \he "
line, has been strenuously udvocated by
many of the best military authorities In
this country for years. It Is a ppt Idea
of Former Secretary of War Proctor,
now one of the members of the senate
committee on military affairs. According
to the provision, as It now stands,
the full effect of It will not be worked
out for several years, and It is not proposed
to make the provision, if It should
be enacted into law, applicable to present
members of the staff corps above
the rank of lieutenant colonel.
The provision for the tilling of vacancies
that may occur by reason of the
Increase of officers under the proposed
act Is as follows:
Principle of Seniority.
"That vacancies In the grade of Add
officers and captain, created by this act, a
In the cavalry, artillery, and Infantry c
Bllttll UL* lllll'U IJ.V {MUiUUUUU, UUCUi Ullltj J
to seniority in ench branch respectively.
Vacancies existing after the promolions
Have been made shall be provided
Tor as follows: J
A sufficient number shall be reserved
for the next graduating: class at the
United States military academy. Ofllcers
now holding commissions in the?
volunteer army and whose age dors not
exceed thirty-two years at the date of
the passage of this act, may be orderedbefore
hoards of officers for such examination
an may be prescribed by the
secretary of war. Volunteer ' officers
who establish their fitness before these
examining boards may be appointed to
the grade of second lieutenant In the
regular army. Volunteer officers so
appointed to the grade of second lieutenant
shall be ar^nngod according to
rank, on a separate list.
How Vacancies Shall be Filled.
All vacanclcs" then existing in the
grade of llrst lieutenant in each orin
of the service, shall be tilled from this
list and the lineal lists of second lieutenants,
according to seniority, as determined
by length of prior commissioned
service: but nothing herein contained
shall change the relative runk of officers
heretofore commissioned as se'eoni
lieutenants In the regular army.
"When the vacancies in the grade o*.
tlrst lieutenant shall have been filled
from the two lists, the names of the remaining
second lieutenants shall then
be placed on one list In each branch, arranged
an to seniority, according to the
datfs of their commissions, and" promotions
thereafter shall be made as provided
for in existing law."
Provision Is madt: for the retirement
of any officer who has been suspended 'j.
from duty. This would apply to Gen- ^
crat Eag.tn, corrunifyiry general. c
Organize and Enlist Natives. r
The President la authorized to enlist J
ami organize natives of the Philip- 1
pine Islands In organization similar to c
the cavalry and Infantry to the num- *
ber of 12,000, the ofllcerH for such or- f
franlzatlon to be selected from the regu- (
lor army. Tho highest officers In command
of the natives shall ho made, c
When natives by their services an 1 g
character show Illness for command the
President Is authorized to make pro- c
visional appointments In the grade of t
second and first lieutenants. A repl- I
ment of Porto Hleans also, fs author- \
? r
Consider tlio Army Bill. a
WASHINGTON, IX C., Nov. 30.?The '
house committee on military affairs be- s
Kan consideration of tho army hill to- '
day, having ns a basis the measure tfre- "
pared In the war department. No dell- 1
nlto conclusions were reached becauso
the committee had not a quorum present,
but It Is understood thnt the sontlment
Is strongly In favor of the max- .
Imum number of men asked for In tho
war depnrtmnnt bill. Tho eommltteo
held an evening session as a number of
the members will attend tho military*
naval football game In Philadelphia tomorrow.
Armor Plato Contract Signed.
"WASHINGTON, V). C? Nov. SO.??The
contract with the Carnegie company,
for furnishing a largo quantity of armor
plate under the agreement recently
announced, wan concluded anil slttmvl
to-dny, and It In oxpected that the
llethlehem contract for tilmllar armor
will be signed to-morrow,
IJabcock Will Succeed Dolllver.
WASHINGTON, l>. C? Nov. no.?It
seems to bo generally underHtood that
UepreHontntlvc llnbcoek, of Wlneoniln,
will bo appointed to tho vacancy on
the ways and means committee, caused
by tlio resignation of Mr. Dolllver, In
which cane ho will prpbftbly retire from
tho committed on limalar affairs
iVest Virginia Congressmen are
at Their; Posts-Ail on Important
Working Committees.
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Captain Dovener Advocates Sub=
sidy Bill and Present Army"
Naval Appropriation Bill.
Special Dlapntch to the Intelligencer.
WASIINIGTON, Nov. 30.?Kepresenatlves
Freer and Dayton to-day added
hiimflelves to the roll of West Vlrglnans
In town. Both have quarters at
he Varnum. Representative Johnston,
if the Third West Virginia, district, Is
iIeo In the city, and has registered at
he Fredorla.
Judge Freer said to-night that he
onHdentlally anticipated the passage
>y Congress at the approaching session
if the ship subsidy bill and 'the b'lll for
he reorganization of the army. He
>elfcves there will be no trouble In
igrcelng to aid passing the bill providng
for representation In Congress. He
a of the opinion that but little other
InlMilllUll, UUWiUC UI. W1U r?.'Kl"'?r al'~
iropriation bills will bo accomplished,
iltbough many minor measures, in
;ome of which West Virginia is intersted,
are In contemplation, and may
Fnvors nn Army oC 100,000.
The Judge is In favor of maintaining
in army of 100,000 'providing that num er
is essential. He also favors the subidy
bill. The judiciary committee, of
vhJch Judge Freer Is a member, will
noet early next week.
Mr. Dayton's duties as a member of
he-committee on naval affairs will also
lemand Attention, at the opening of
lext week.
When -asked (o-nlglix as to. Ills views
improbable legislation. Representative
Jo verier also favored the subsidy bill,
ind said he believed the present basis
or the army Is about right; 65,000 regurus,
and continuing the volunteer
iranch at 35,000 for tho next two years.
Mr. Dovener to-day recommended
hat a change be made In the star mail
oute from Knawl to Ireland, L'.-wls
ounty, so as to Include service.to Ijetch
Postofflces and Pensions.
He reconur.cndod tho establishment
if a postofllce to be known as Cooknan,
In Lewis county, and also recomnfcnded
the appointment of C. H. HlgrJobotham
.is postmaster at Enterprise,
3atrlsoiV county, vice W. A. McDaniel,
eslgned. Mr. Dovener ha^been notlled
by the pension oflice, of the alloivlace
of a pension to Clarlnda Mclaughlin,
widow of John McLaughlin,
it Pine CSrove, West Virginia, at the
at3 of ?8 per month.
^Representative Dayton expressed the
iplnlon to-night that the naval appropriation
bill, soon to be introduced In
ho house, will carry $80,000,000. There
s a great deal of work to be done, he
aid, for which authority has been given
ut the expense of which has not been
provided for. Besides, ho added, the
ommlttee will probably include the conduction
of several new war vessels.
The estimates before the committee, it
s understood, call for an expenditure
f |S7,000,000, but the Items, Rlr. Dayton
>ellcves, will bi; scaled to the f.gurc
Commissioner of Internal Ilevenuo.
Senator Scott Is expected here MonIny
next,,in time for the llrat day's si?silon
of Congress.
Mr. Virgil A. Highland, cleric of the
:ourt In Harrison count?, and chairman
if thu county Republican committee, la
n the city, resting from the arduous
vork of thu campaign.
Among those mentioned here In conlection
with appointment an commoner
of internal revenue are Governor
Vtklnson, and Secretary of State Dawion,
of West Virginia. It Is believed
ho President will not long delay the
ippointment as It Is desirable to have
he ofllcd filled.
[n Manila Subject of a Report From
Division of Insular Affairs?Licenses
Increased?Bar-rooms Moro
WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 30.?The
llvlslon of Insular affairs of tlie war
lepartmont lias published a statement
clatlvo to the liquor tnUllc of Manila.
:t shows that the American authorities
lave Increased the llcctiHe fee from $1
'or each saloon to 1600 for saloons of
he first class; $2r.O for those of the
incond class: 5100 for the third ciobs,
md 5f)0 for the last class, selling only
icer and light wine, and located outside
>f the business district. The sale of the
mtlve drink, "vino," has been forbidden
o soldiers, as It Is most harmful In Its
ifTocts upon them. There were only 155
lecnscs outstanding on Juno .'10 last, a
IccroasQ of sixty-nine since the Amerlinn's
licenses began. The bar-rooms
tre more ordorly and keepers more
'.(ireful In sales to drunken persons and
n observing the opening and closing
iQurs. No dlscliurgcd American sol
dler holds n. HcexlsO. Spaniards hold
Hixty-Blx licenses, Americana twentythree,
FJJJpJnos tWenty-slx, negroes two,
Chinese eight, Japanese three, and per.
sons of unknown - nationality, twentyseven.
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On Island of Guam?Official Beport
From Admiral Eemey?Asks for
Immediate Belief.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.?The navy
department has received {he following
cablegram from Admiral Bemey in reference
to tho sinking of the cruiser Yosemlte:
"CAVITE, November 30.
"Official report from Guam Just received.
Following men drowned on the
13 th:
"Joseph Anderson, coal passer.
, "Jacob Leroy Mahaffey, apprentice,
first class,
"Georgo Aubol, seaman.
"William Frderelck Davis, fireman,
first class.
"Frank Swanson, coxswain.
"Two bodies recovered, but were unrecognizable.
Governor reports danger
of starvation. Asks 55,000 pounds
Hour, 30,000 biscuit, 1,000 sugrir, 20,000
salt pork, 20,000 rice, all for destitute
natives. Shall I send by our cruiser?
Brutus took ample stores for the present.
Newark, Guam.
(Signed) "REMEY."
Secretary Long has directed that the
supplies be sent.
Receive Kougli Treatment at the
Hands of Irate HuagAriana?Proselyting
VIENNA, Nov. 30.?Advlccs received
from Tcmesvar, South Hungary, record
the rough treatment received there by
two Mormon elders, emissaries from
Salt Lake City, Utah. The two elders
had hardly commenced to enunciate
their views on polygamy when the audience
stormed the platform and ejected
the pair from the hall. One of them
was compelled to run the gauntlet of
three hundred lratlc citizens armed with
sticky, straps or knotted 6ords and shod
with hob-nailed shoes. He wob afterwards
ntrlpped to the waist and thrashed
by half a# dozen matrons of Temesvnr.
The second Mormon was ducked
In a horse pond. Finally the two elders
were rescued by the police.
The minister, of the Interior has pro
nioueu luriner mormon aiiempis 10
proselyte as being a danger to the wellbeing
of the state.
Smallpox at Charleston.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelllgoncer.
Charleston; w. va., Nov. so.?
Two caso.i of smallpox have been reported
by. the board of health and have
ftc ofiftfeolatiffl"rii The pest house Vna<f? a
precautionary measure the mayor has
leaned a proclamation warning all of
the Inhabitants to be vaccinated In or(Jer
to prevent the spread of the disease.
Retiring Judge Banquetted.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
ST EU J JEN VILLK. O.; Nov. 30.?The
Jolter8on County Bar gave a banquet
at the Imperial 'hotel this evening In
honor of Hon. W. H. Frazler, of Noble
county, who retires In March, after
thirty-one years In official life. He will
be succeeded by Hon. John M. Cook,
of this city.
Favor Glasscock's Candidacy.
Special Dhpatch to the Intelligences
At a meeting of .the local bar association
this afternoon, a resolution was
passed by the unanimous vote of the
lawyers, Irrespective of party, declaring
lor wiuiam is. i_?iasscocK xor me cicr*ship
of the supreme court of appeals.
Another Foot Ball Victim.
LEBANON, Pa., Nov. 30.?Charles
Lehman, left tackle of the Columbia,
Pa., Olympla Athletic Association Coot
ball team. Is In the hospital here, suffering
with three broken ribs anil an
injured spine as the result at the toot
ball game yesterday" afternoon between
Lebanon and Columbia. The Injured
mnn 1b not expected to recover, and today
his family was summoned here
from Columbia.
Used a Muzzle Loading Rifle.
riTTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 30.?Stephen
Mercer, n prominent and wealthy farmer
of Collier toyrnshlp, committed ruIcide
to-day by shooting himself In the
head with an old muzzle-loading rifle.
No reason Is assigned for the suicide,
lie had evidently been thinking of the
matter for some time, as the family
once before caught him with the rifle
while he was making preparation to kill
himself. >
Largo Fleet of Coal Bonts.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. SO.-About
three million bushels of conl started for
the south to-day, requiring 112 coal
boats and 31 barges to carry It. Today's
shipment brings the total for tho
present rise to 31,000,000 bushels. Tho
Frank Gllmore started for New Orleans
with the first independent tow since thq
combine was, formed. The towboat la
owned by P. It. Rudd.
Recognized Her Aosailant
BURLINGTON, Iowa, Nov. SO.?Mrs,
unter, of Cedar Itaplds, wlioso husband
was killed and who herself was fatally
shot by a footpad last night, Is still llvIiir.
To-day she recognized George
Anderson, arrested at Patcrson, Iowa,
early this morning, as the man who assaulted
her husband and herself.
Tho Abbott Sold.
NRW YOUR, Nov. 30.?At the FnslKTlpton
auction sale of fine horses today,
The Abbott, holder of the world's
trotting record, (U:03V4), was nold for
I2G.R00. The purchaser was Flro Commissioner
John J. Scanncll, of Now
York. . Arch
"NV., ch. g., 1804, by Tom DeayLllly,
Andy Hamilton, Wheeling, W.
Vn., |1,COO.
Killed III a Foot Ball Game.
JOHNSTOWN. Pa., Nov. 30.?L.
Trumbull Koliy, .loft tackle of the Capital
Culture f<jOt ball club, of Johnstown,
was fatally Injured In a game
with tho Indiana State Normal school
elovon about 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon,
at Wpstmowt.
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Last Night at the Opera! HToum Graced*
the Occasion of the Launching
of the
: ??
Movement, ? "Greatet Wheeling"
Preached by Messrs. Thompson, .
Hart and Anderson.
The Roll?The Nominating Committee
to Meet Mondiy Evening
to Clioose Officers.
No Such Assemblage of the Solid Men
. of the City Having Been Held
In the Post.
i ......
Last night's public meeting of the
business men and manufacturers of
Wheeling, In support of the board of
trade project, was a record breaker In
Wheeling's commercial history. Never
before had 700 men assembled here to
assist In the completion of the organization
of a comerclal body, and it Is
an augury of the succees of'the new organization
that such general and pronounced
Interest Is being taken.
The speches were made by Secretaryelect
S. A. Thompson, lato of the Duluth
chamber of commerce; Hon. Charles
Burdctt Hart, of this city, minister of
Colombia, and Secretary George H.
Anderson, of the Pittuburgh chamber of
commerce. All breathctj faith, earnestness
and enthusiasm from betrlnnlnc to
end, and the audience evinced Ite pleasure
with the utterance of'the speakers
at frequent Intervals. '
Everything Indicates thatthe board of
trade will revolutionize Wheeling commercially,
and expand' her Industrially
to many times her present proportions.
On the Stage.,
Seated on 'the. stage were'a number'of
well known business pen jtjod leading
citizens, t- among wh^m' \?en> John
Waterhouse, James B./ Mc&eo',. John
Frew, Charles Burdett Hart, Huillhen
Quarrler, George A. Laughlln, Thomas
O'Brien, Dr. S. L. Jepson, James P.
Maxwell, A. H. Beach, Senator N. B.
Scott, George Hook, - Albert Schenk,
Walter. Rlnehart, Thomas O'Brien, jr.,
Mayor A. T. Sweeney, J. D. DuBols, W.
P. Hubbard, J. B. Taney/i4. Schonk, G.
Bayha, M. DIttman, John E. Day, G. E.
House, L. F. Stlfel and others.
Secretary Walter Rlnehart, of the
meeting held some weeks ago to Inaugurate
the board of trade project, read
as the minutes of the meeting the account
appearing In the Intelligencer of
the following morning.
A Largo Membership.
Chairman John Waterhouse then called
upon J. B. McKce, of the committee
on organization, to read the list of the
subscribers to the board of trade, which
was done, as follows: ;
Btono & Thomas. John Frledel & Co.
Geo. A. Laughlin. Reed. Robb & BrelOeo.
M. Bnook & Co. dlnK.
Nat. Ex. Bank. Kdward Wagner.
Reymnnn Brewing 13. B. Carney.
Company. Tiylor Dry- Goods
Illcks & Hoge Dry Co.?one year.
Goods Co. IV. II. Fair.
Geo. E. Stlfel A- Co. T. W. Jackson.
Hnnk of Wheeling. J. C. Brady.
J. H. Locke Shoe Co. A. F. Wlncher.
House & Herrmann. S. H. Bell.
Wheeling & Elm L, Hoko.
Grovo Railway. Klrb.nch St HfilniSchmulbach
Brow- bright.
ins v,o. w. it. rruscnei a
W. A. Wilson & Son. Co.
Blooh Bros. Tobac- Glesty & Farls.
co Co. Hen J. Jacobs. .
Dollar Savings Bank. U It. Sonnoborn.
Delaplaln Dry Goods l/ogan Drug Co.
Co. The C. C..Shoo Co.
People's Bank. L. F. StlfeL
E. M. Holllday & Co. I>io Buur.
Watcrhouse Bros. H. P. McGregor &
Nelll & ISUInghaou Co..
W. II. Frank. Parker & Ca.
.W. H. Chapman & Frank Stantotv
Son*. Col. Thoi. O'Brlon. '
Geo. S. Feoncy A Co. NV. S. Foose.
Schafer &. Drlehorat Wm. A. List.
Co. > F. C. Woodcock.
Schrelbor & Mabls C. E. Van Keuren.
Co. J. V. L. Rodgers.
McCoy Shoo Co. Chan. R. Gootse,
McLure House. R R. Waterman.
Baer Grocery Co. K. llogo.
Jos. 8peldel Grocery The Imperial.
Co. Muhn & Brandfosa.
H. 8. Bands Elec- Wm. 8chwertfegor.
trie Co. J. Relrehsteln.
W. Va. Steel Co. Sheft. BfdH.
Jacob Snyder's Sons. 12. E.'IIodson.
J no. 8. Nay lor & Co.Chas. J-J. Gelgor.
Ott Bros. Co. Alex. Durst Sons.
P. Welty & Co. O'Kane & Co.
F. Schenk & Sons Co. James Devlne.
C. A. House. M. Hedlngmor.
Tho Hub. Etx & Selfcrt.
M. J. MeFadden. Goo. J. Mathlson.
Wm. M. List. Louis BCCtRChoy.
G. Mendel &. Co. G. E. Wlttchcr.
F. W. Baumor Co. J. A." M.
Trimble & IiUt* Co. A. Poljdfck.
News Pub. Co. W. H- iHearne.
Belmont Brewing Co. Franklin Ins. Co.
Howard Haziett & Jamefc B. McKeo.
Bon. Jscnbcift & Bach* ]
Intelligencer Pub. man.
Co. George. Adams. |
W. Va. Print, Co., Harburger Bros.
O. C. Dowoy. G. 0. Smith.
J. T. Stone. Krnuft Bros.
Wheeling Mattrosa W. U.'McNcclcy,
Co. Browne Bros.
M. Marsh & Son. Rosenberg vt Sons.
Baylor .& Maxwell. W. P. Megrall.
C. Stelnmetr.. E. A..HIldreth.
City Bank of Wheel-J. K. Hall.
Ing. ^ ^ W. B. McMechen.
?. jtiuLiiiiiouu ik, niiiuniiBci n ivhciltji
Co. Dr. R. J. Reed.
Ohio Valley Dhir A. T.'Younpr.
Co. G. Iv.'McMuchen &
ItoKorn Estate, per Sun'Co.
Mr. Lange. P. H,'t3nyba.
J. W. Herbert, Wheeling Creamery
M. liutmnn & Co. CompHny.
Karnltz Brow. A. R. llutler.
8. M. Illoe ik Co. G. \V. Du?ch.
KIHh & Heifer Co. Hubbard '& HubAVhecllnjj
Candy Co. bunt. . .
Wheeling Hftt Co. Tlitnburp, ConnellnHnr|M?r
& llroH. villa & Wheeling
Albert Stolxe k Co. Railway Co.
II. \V. 1'etcrHon. A. A. FraW.helm.
11. (i, Dun & Co. Jlonry lJlobernon.
Chnn. 11. Ilorry Hup* Clmn. 'A,' Folnler.
ply Co. QerroAQtn'llnlf DolHoymait
Urn*. lar Rank.
Alexander tk Co. /*?
Tho cominlttoo on orjjAnJwitlon then
reported 11* preliminary work, :nclu<Jlj)g
securing of charter, election of ton>
porary officers, recommendation of 8. A.
Thompson, wote of Duluth, Winn., aa
secretary. <The'report In full was as
Your committee begs to report that
In pursuance to Instructions they have
secured on behalf of the proposed
Wheeling board of trade the necessary
charter; have prepared constitution and
by-laws and are now ready to recommend
tho employment of a\Btcretary.
First?Charter has been secured under
the Incofyorfitlon laws of West
Virginia in the name of the Wheeling
board bf trade, with a subscribed stock
of $70, divided Into seven shares of 510
each, with the privilege of Increasing
to 5100, your committee acting as Incorporators
In order to comply with the
legal requirements, It was necessary
lhat these Incorporators organize and
elcct temporary officers and directors.,
which they have already done, and beg
to report that the following officers and
mruuium nave ooen eieeicu: jonn
Waterhouse, president; Aibort M.
Schenk, treasurer; James B, McICee,
secretary; the above named gentlemen,
with the following, make up the board
of directors: 8. M. Rice, W. E. Stone,
George E. House and George A. Laughlln,
all of whom now tender their resignations,
to be accepted at the convenience
of the Wheeling board of trade.
Second?The by-laws and cbnstlt'utlon,
as now prepared, are quite similar
to those used by like organizations
In Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh,
and for this reason we bellovo are worth
your consideration and adoption, and
will be rend by the secretary.
Third?For secretary we recommend
tho employment of Mr. S. A. Thompson,
formerly secretary or the chamber of
commerce of Duluth, Minn., for one
year. Your committee has expended
conslderabla time and effort In looking
up the proper man for this Important
office, and after a most careful research
and the Investigation of a number of
people sugRCPted. have decided on Mr.
Thompson as the right man fpr the
place. Mr. Thompson, In our opinion,
Is eminently qualified for this ottlco, owing
to his experience acquired while in
a similar position at Duluth, Minn.,
where his efforts proved highly satisfactory
and resulted In great good to
the city. Besides this, he coines to us
.recommended by Mr..George H. Anderson.
secretary of the chamber of commerce,
of Pittsburgh. Wo feel that Mr.
Anderson's recommendation means all
the assistance that he (Mr. Anderson)
can give Mr. Thompson In his future
work, and this feature alone Is of Inestimable
value. In addition to all this,
Mr. Thompson stands as a recognised
high authority In all matters pertaining
to the great waterways of tho
United States. In this connection, ho
has appeared before Congress on numerous
occasions, with great advantage
I to himself and with stood results for the
cause in hand. His familiarity with
this kind of work will. In our opinion,
be a great help to this district In the
contemplated work along the Ohio
river. Mr. Thompson In a mnn of a
high order of intelligence, is possessed
of grent enthusiasm and capability,
and promises. If employed.-to make tho
growth of Wheeling's commcrclul district
his life work. We feel tliat if our
recommendation Is favorably acted upon.
the Wheeling community Is to be
congratulated on the selection of such a
k tpan.....
Fourth?Your committee .ftlso wJ3tinfl
to extend Us thanks to Mr. Henry Mj
RussMl for legnl advice; to Mr. Felnler,
for the use of tho Opera House; to Mr.
L. E. Schrader and Mr. Bumgardner,
for clerical work, nil of which has.been
furnished free of charge: also our local
newspapers for valuable assistance
Mr. Laughlin's Remarks.
After reading the report, Mr. George
A. La ugh 11 n said:
"As one of your committer, I bespeak
for Mr. Thompson your earnest consideration
and co-operation. While It is
true that Mr. Thompson comcc to us
well equipped for the work In hand,
yet, If he Is employed, your active and
zealous co-operation Is absolutely necessary
fn order to accomplish pro"nntioori
QiippnuB' this clvon. wonclorful
results are assured to Greater Wheeling.
"We possess a locality unusually
blessed with cheap raw material and
adequate transportation facilities?a
locality Ideally adapted for successful
manufacturing: enterprises, an I. as we
can point with pride and assurance to
the masrnlficont achievements of this
kind in the past, so may we, wirn confidence.
look to the future for similar results.
Already are we promised direct
rail connection with the great Connellsvllle
coking fields of Pennsylvania,
which means a rate of freight on coke
to Wheeling equally as low as to Pittsburgh,
thus enabling our Iron masters
to produce pig- Iron at a less cost than
their neighbors In the Smoky city.
Gentlemen, when we have said this, we
have said It all.
"For too long- a time has Wheeling- hid
her light under a bushel. Let us place
It on the hlll-sldo where It will shlnn
forth and say to tho world that Wheeling,
tho leading city In the most progressive
state in the Union?a state
that stands first with her sister states
In tho production of hard-wood, oil and
gas; second lu tho production of coalstands
ready to extend a hearty and
generous welcome to all new enterprises,
thus Insuring- them a home In tho
midst of the greatest iron, steel and
glass maicing district or mc entire
Our Shortcomings.
"With all of our glorious advantages,
let xis not in our enthusiasm forget our
shortcomings?our dirty streets, so foul
ub to bring the blush of shame to every
honest face.-when ho beholds Indies
dally wading through tilth and mud, nt
the expense of dainty shoes and immaculate
skirts. No wonder the awful
nhort skirt 1s such a familiar sight In
Wheeling. While our streets municipally
tiro bad, our morals municipally
are no better. From my otlice. "window
In the City Hank building, I can look
across the nlloy and sec a faro, or roulette
table daily nt work over the White
Front saloon, plying Its trudo night and
day without fear of police Intervention.
From my home, corner of Twelfth and
Chapllnc, I have seen Sunday after
Hundny groups of young men, many
under age, come out of the saloon at
tho corner of Twelfth street and*the
(Continued on Fifth Po?*.)
Twenty Thousand Pooplo Tuati tlo
Silent Torrn of tho Dead Statea
man at Capitol Building.
Of a Major General's Command?Citizens
of All Greeds and Condiditfona
Show Their Esteem.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. JO.-Per five
hours to-day a steady stream of people
of all ages and conditions slowly filed
through tho governor's rooms In the
state capltol, to take a last look on the
silent and lifeless body, In vrhlch for
..sixty-two years hud been housed tho
Indomitable spirit and clear brain of
Cushman Kellogg Davis, former governor,
and for thirteen years a leader in
the senate of tho United States. The
occasion was an impressive one and
every one in the long line Beamed to
realize the loss that had come to tho
state of Minnesota and the nation.
Nearly 20,000 people passed the silent
form, paying their last tribute of rospect
with a look of regret and in some }
eases with a sob, ns if for a personal
loss. Not alone the people of his homa
city, but from all parts of the state,
cuine citizens of all creeds and politics,
of all colors and conditions in life to
show their esteem for the honored dead.
Escort of Major General's Command.
Ry virtue of Senator Davis' rank in
public life, an escort of a major general's
command, which would mean, *
since the state has no cavalry, a regiment
of infantry and tho battalion of
artillery. Such an escort could not be
readily summoned and did not meet
<yJth the approval of the senator's family,
who desired that the services be in
every way as simple as possible. Therefore,
the military escort consisted of
Company D, First SI. N. G? Captain M.
M.- Merrill comanding, most of whom
were veterans of the Philippine cam
palgn, aa members of the Thirteenth
Minnesota volunteers, and a detachmont
of Battery A', M. N. G? under
Lieutenant Allen, who acted aa body
Marched to the Capitol.
Leaving the house at 9:30 o'clock, tho
proccsston, foeafieii .by~?-^e<*ofonent of"
police, marched slowly to the capltol,
which was reached at 10 o'clock. Between
lines of citizens, the casket was
carried to a catafalquo in the governor's
south chamber. The main corridor of
the building was draped with crepe. In
the center of the chamber lay tho body,
underneath a chandelier hung with
crepe stretched from the corners and
walls of the room to the chandelier In
the center. Similar draplngs were hung
over each of the broad doors. Smilax
and ferns and potted plants occupied
the corners of the room and wero banked
in the windows.
The catafalque was draped with th?
national colors and the casket was surrounded
with Iloral tributes. At It*
head rested an oil painting of the dead
statesman; at Its foot the sword he carried
through the civil war.
Double Lino of Guorda.
A double line of guards was formed
nbout the bier and all classes of society
were In thts line which passed In a continuous
line for hours, paying tbelr last
tribute to tho dead.
At 3 o'clock the line of people seemed
to be .without end and It was found neoessary
to close the doors, turning thouBands
away. Tlie coflln was JLgaln carried
to the hears? by the stalwart artillerymen
and the snmo simple escort proceeded
back to tho statesman's last
home, whore the bereaved wife and th?
stricken parents awaited In sorrow for
their dead.
Sentonced to Ten Years In the Peal*
tentlary?Is Now in Prison.
VAN WERT, Ohio, Nov. SO.?Mrs.
Emma Van Llew, who has been on trial
here, charged with causing the death of
Alice Hurameil by throwing vitriol tn
her face, this afternoon pleaded guilty,
to manslaughter, was sentenced to tha
penitentiary for ten years, and at 1:30
p. m. was taken to the prison at Columbus.
Two Murderers Respited.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. SO.?Governor
Stone to-day respited George
Ward, the Washington county murderer,
from December 4 to January 9.
The date for the execution of Jaiuos
Jones, of the same county, was fixed for
January 9, and at the request of the
county officials Ward was respited until
the latter date that both might bo
hanged on tho same day.
Advanco for Steel Workers,
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 30.?The
American Sheet Steel Company has announced
an advance of $2 per ton on
black sheets, with corresponding advance
In galvanized. Quotations now
are minimum, 52 0I? and ?3 for 28 gauge;
*2 8.*? and 52 95 for 27 gauge, and 52 85 for
2G guuge.
Csnr'a Condition Tavorahl?.
formation received through private
sources fully confirms the recent favornble
bulletins referring to th<? csar'i
health. Hl? Majesty has made suoh
genuine Improvement that his condition
seoms to promise certain recovory.
Weathor Forecast for To-Day.
Tor Ohio: Fair Saturday; warmer In tho
southeast portion. Sunday: Fairj fre*h
to nouthWQst winds.
For, Wrstem Pennsylvania Partly
cloudy Saturday. Sunday; Fair; fresh
westorlv w I ruin.
1 For west Virginia; Fair and warmer
Saturday. Sunday: Fair and variably

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