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II Ml ill,
But Youngstown Could Not Have
Overcome Wheelings Lead.
Nine Runs Scored in the First Two
Innings-Results of Other Games
in the Interstate—The Contests
in the National League—Bowling
Matters—Other Sport of a Mis
cellaneous Nature.
GAMES TO-DAY — Youngstown at
Wheeling. Springfield at Toledo. Dayton
a' Fort Wayne, and New Castle at Mans
Team. W. L. Pet.
New Castie.lb 2
Wheeling . • 4 .63h
Toledo .7 ? •
Mansfield .Jj jj
Dayton .5 7 .11*
Fort Wayne . 4 fi .400
Springfield .3 7 .300
Youngstown .3 9 .2o0
Wheeling batted at a terrific clip in the
two inrmgs of yesterday's game, and se
cured a lead which Youngstown realized j
it was impossible to overcome. The visit
ora then resorted to the tactics which
have always produced dissatisfaction and ]
complaints from patrons of the game.
The score was J to 0 In favor of Wheeling
at the end of the second inning. The rain I
which had been threatening all afternoon
beg in to fail in a drizzle, and a peal of
thunder gave warning of an approaching
storm. If they could delay the game, so
that five innings would not be played,
they would save themselves a defeat. This
was the word which was passed around on
the bench.
The fielders were very slow in getting to
their positions for the third inning. When
all were In th- ir places. Joe Riekert arose
from the bench and suddenly discovered
that something was wrong with his glove.
He walked leisurely toward left garden,
gradually decreasing his gait until it was
a snail pace. Then Brodie. who had been
passing the ball to first, purposely tossed
the sphere under the bleachers.
The umpire walked out to the box. and
fined Brodie Some of the visitors showed
a disposition to kick, but Ullerv ordered
them to play ball. He got behind the bat.
and Brodie again threw the ball to Royce.
Ullerv walked up to the plate, and very
properly gave the game to Wheeling 9 to 0.
There was an exhibition of masticating
the cloth for a few minutes, but it was
soon over and the visitors got into their
'bus and came over to the city.
The conduct of the Youngstown players
was unwise for several reasons. In the
first place, there was no necessity for
delaying the game, as the rain would
have interfered in the next inning, and
Youngstown would have had one less mark
In the ‘ games lost” column. In the sec
ond place, such exhibitions disgust pat
ron.-. and hurt the attendance. However,
the local management was not responsible,
a ltd does uot approve of such a course.
Wheeling ga\ a be autiful exhibition of
hitting in tint first inning. Jordan, the
ex-league twirl, r. was on the rubber for
Youngstown, and h s delivery was easily
solved. Jimmy Curtis led off by dying at
first. McGinnis started the ball a-rolling
by sending a cltan single to centre. Tay
lor followed with a single to left, and
O’Brien hit hard over second. Musser
stopped the ball, but It was too hot to
handle. The luises wore full. Lyons
caught an outshoot on the nose and lifted
the bait over right field fence for two
bases. Whah y singled to centre, scoring
O'Brien and Lyons, and Coyle banged out
a horn.* run over left field fence. Six runs
were made, and all by heavy hitting. Mes
set and Garvey died at first.
Brodle replaced Jordan in the second.
With two hands down and Taylor on first.
O'Brien hit to Hoffmcister. who fumbled,
giving him a life. Lyons banged the
sphere to the corner in deep left for three
leases and one in himself on Berry's
error in handling \\ haley’s hit.
••Joe” Oarv-y did not give Youngstown
a hit in the two innings. In the first.
Royce got a life on Taylor’s wild throw,
and Steep got a base on balls, but neither
The two teams w ill play again this after
noon. Manager Schelble is very anxious
for on- victory from Wheeling, and will
either go on the rubber himself or put
Brodle in the box. Garvey will probably
pitch for Wheeling After to-day's game.
Wheeling goes to Youngsu wn and X*'w*
Castle, returning to open a series with
Hew Castle next Thursday.
WHEELING. A. R. H. S. P. A. E.
Curtis cf .1 0
McGinnis. If . • i 1 2 2 i ?
T ivlon ss . - - I " *
OBrtvn. lb . 2 2 t 04i o n
Lvons. 3b .- - - ® \
whalev "b .2 1 1 0 0 1 n
Covtrf . 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
; C . 2 0 0 0 0 0 o
Garvey.’ p ..■_} 0 _0 _0 l _0
Totals.9 8 0 8 3 1
vorvosTowx. a. p.. n. f. p. a. e.
Cooper, rf . 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Royce. lb .} 0 o 0 a o 0
Hoffmelster. 3b . 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
a,.,,,-f o o o o l o 1
Bkskert If . I 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kltrr’ 2b .’. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carterson. c .1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lrrv. ss . 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Jordan, p .0 0 0 0 0 1 o
Brodle. P .0 0 _? ° - - -
Totals.* 0 0 0 6 4 3
Wheeling— „ .
Runs .* ?~8
Hits .b ‘—8
Youngstown— . .
Runs .0 0—n
Hlt> .0 '*-0
Earned runs. Wheeling 5: two base hits.
T.vors: three has.- hits. I.vors; home run,
Coyl". has - on balls, off Garvey 1 (Steen),
off Brodie t (Curtis); left on bases. Wheel
ing 2. Youngstown 2: innings each pitcher
nlaved. Garvey 2. Jordan 1. Brodie 1: base
rl m 6. off Brodie 2. first on fielding errors.
\v>, -ling ' Yoim-.-eown 1; ’iin.\ »* min
utes: weather showery"- condition of play
ing field, good: umpire. Ellery.
Special to the Register.
TOLEDO. O., M vy R.—Toloci > won out
again to-day by a very clo«e margin.
Kisher held the visitors dowt. until the
last three innings, when by a batting
streak, aided by the errors of the horn*'
club, they came near tlelng the score. The
attendance was light. The score:
Toledo .i o t 4 o o u l 0—7 7 s
Springfield . .....MUiHI 3—(5 • 5
Battaries. Fisher and Arthur; Fennimoro
and Stevick.
Special to the Register.
FORT WAYNE. In i.. May ll.-The vis
itors won the game in the fourth inning,
w hen they landed on Darby's delivery ami
bitted in three runs. Both teams fielded
almost perfectly, and it was a pretty con
t. st between the pitchers throughout.
The score: .
Fort Wayne .2 0 b 0 0 0 0 0 0-2 7 !
Dayton .00030001 •—I 12 0
Batteries. Darby and Campbell; Rose
borough and Weand.
Special to the R.gister.
MANSFIELD. O.. May 11.-The Tani
gaJts poumled Whdssen, the Wheeling
twirler. hard, while Jakey Hewitt had
the hard hitting Mansfields practically at
k - mercy. Mansfle'.d piled up fielding er- j
rors. which materially helped the visitors
to make their large number of runs. ^The
score: _ .
Mansfield.0 00010200-3 . .
New Castle.0 0510031 *—10 10 1
Batteries. Whlsson and Lynch; Hewitt
and Gruffine.
PiTTSBURG. May 11.—Tae home team
suffered their first shut out of the season
to-day. The visitors made their two runs j
on a base on balls followed by two two
baggers. Lewis managed to keep the hits
scattered and his support was errorless.
Attendance. 3.400. Score:
Smith, if . 4 0 1 3 0 0
Ely. ss . 4 0 0 2 3 0
Lyons, lb t.2 0 0 12 0 0
! Donnelly. 3b . 4 0 1 15 0
Brodie. cf . 3 0 1 3 0 1
; Donovan, rf . 4 0 1 1 0 0
i Padc'en, 2b . 4 0 114 1
Merritt, c . 4 0 2 4 0 0
i Hawley, p . 3 0 0 0 2 0
Totals.32 0 7 27 14 2
BOSTON. A. R. H. P. A. E.
Hamilton, cf . 3 1 0 5 0 0
Tenney, lb . 4 0 1 11 1 0
: Long, ss . 4 0 0 0 3 0
1 Duffy, if . 4 0 0 1 0 0
, Stahl, rf . 3 0 0 3 0 0
: Lowe, 2b . 4 0 1 2 5 0
Collins. 3b . 4 1112 0
I Bergen, c . 3 0 0 3 1 0
| Lewis, p .3 0 1 1 2 _0
Totals .33 2 4 27 14 0
! Pittsburg.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0—0
Boston .0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0—2
Earned run#. Boston 1; two base hits.
Tenney? Cotllns; three ba#e hits. Lewis;
stolen base. Hamilton: double play. Col
I lins. Lowe and Tenney: first base on halls,
off Hawley off Lewis 2; hit by pitched
ball. Lyons; struck out. by Hawley 1, by
Lewis "ji time. 1:40; umpire. Lynch.
CHi^.VGO. May 11.—Both twins played
| loosely to-day and the game was one sided
! and uninteresting until the close. The
Reds’ infield went to pieces in the last in
ning. giving the Colts a splendid oppor
tunity to win out. but. when two runs had
hern scored. Dwyer and his backers set
tled down and retired the side, leaving
two of the locals o«* bases. Hoy again
played a wonderful game in center ar.d
D.ihlen made the first home run of the
season. Attendance, 1.200. Score:
Chicago.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2—5 S 3
Cincinnati.1 0201 100 1—0 11 3
Earned runs, Chicago l, Cincinnati 3:
batteries, Penzer and Klttredge, Dwyer
and Peitz: time. 1:50; umpire. McDonald.
WASHINGTON. May 11.—The playing of
the Washington team to-day was weak in
almost every department, and while the
Oriole# did not play exceptionally well,
thc> outclassed the Senators. In the sec
ond Inning Doyle became involved in a
discussion with Umpire Hurst, which cul
minated In the exclusion frem the game
and ground# of the Baltimore first base
man. He was succeeded by Tom O'Brien.
Attendance. 2.500. Score:
Washington.2 0 o 0 0 1 n 0 0—3 S 7
Baltimore.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-S 8 3
Earned runs, Baltimore 2: batteries.
Mt rcer and Farrell. Corbett and Clarke;
time. 2:lt); urn pise. Hurst.
CLEVELAND. May 11.—Cuppy puzzled
the Bridegrooms worse to-day than did
Daub the Indians yesterday. The visltoYs
got one hit in the first, one In the eighth
and one in the ninth, when Jones stole
second and stayed there1 while three bat
ters went out. The features of the game
were the batting of Burkett and Wallace
and the base running of Sockalexis. At
tendance. 1,200. Score:
Cl- veland.0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 *-7 13 1
Brooklyn.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0—0 3 1
Earned runs, Cleveland 4: batteries,
Cuppy and Zimmer. Payne and Grim:
time. 1:55; umpire. O’Day.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. May 11.—St. I.ouls
Philadelphia game postponed on account
of rain.
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. May 11.—Loulsville
Now York game pre vented by wet grounds.
The meeting of the Board of Managers
of the Interstate league, which was held
Monrday at Mansfield, was very import
ant. S;v ral matters of great interest
were considered. Three clubs had r.ot put
up their guarantee mbuey, but they came
up at the meeting, and the money is now
all in the hands of President Power. Man
ager Strobel. of Toledo, was granted nn
extension of time, in order to allow him to
construct a new park in the heart of the
city. The park which Is used at present
is a considerable distance outside the city,
and this fact interferes with the attend
ance. The crowds are very poor, but file
Sunday attendanco Is always large, and
makes up for losses during the week. An
other matter which was considered was
the weak spots in some of the teams. The
general sentiment favored a strengthening
of weak clubs, and the different managers
enumerated their weak points. The meet
ing was harmonious throughout, and will
be productive of good to all the clubs in
It is whispered about that the stockhold
I ors in the Youngstown club are very much
discouraged with the showing which the
team has made thus far. and that it is ex
1 trfinely likely that Manager Schelble’s of
ficial head will be' decapitated when the
I club reaches home. In this event. Schei
• ble will probably be retained as a pitcher.
1 if he consents to such an arrangement.
This information is not official, but is
given as a rumor, and for what it is worth.
The ladles turned out well yesterday, in
spite of the threatening weather. It is un
fortunate that the league magnates did not
vote to admit ladies free to all games.
Irwin Predie learned some very naughty
tricks since he Joined the Youngstown
team—some costly ones, too.
The local management Ia3t night reluc
| tantly released right tlelder McSteen.
| There are too many players on the pay
! roil, and the principal reason for the re
, lease was a measure of economy. Me
; Steen should not be long out of a place.
Coyle will play in right garden until his
nrm gets in .proper shape, when he will
take his turn in the box.
The I'niontown band will go over to the
ball park this afternoon after the parade.
The boys are all ■‘rooters,'* and are
frit nds of the Wheeling club. A brother
of Smith Whaley is a number of the blind.
A big crowd will no doubt be present this
The Eoff Street Stars have released C.
West, star twirler. He is now playing
with Nameless.
The Eoff Street Stars will cross bats
with the Nameless Saturday. C. West
will pitch for the Nameless.
The White. Handley A Fosters defeated
thc Kirkwood Stars 6 to 2.
The David Evans, compos’d of coal
miners, defeated the Frank Ayers Red
Cross club IT to S, on the brickyard
The Drovers* Home team, of Ben
wood. and the Gallaghers’ of Mounds
ville will cross bats Sunday on the
Riverside grounds.
The Alerts accept the challenge of the
M< -.repolltans for Saturday afternoon at
two o’clock, on the old fair grounds.
The Alerts would like to hear from the
p Doughertys, of Martin's Ferry, for Sat
urday morning at ten o'clock on the old
fair grounds.
The Young Sports challenge the Grier
Stars or Friedel Stars for Saturday at the
Fulton diamond for two twenty-tent
The Rustlers took two games from
the Myrtles in the Carroll Club tourna
ment last night, by the following scores:
Weltzel. G.136 130 119 383
Hallisy, It. 94 69 89 ^ 2
Winger ter. J. 80 .72 94 2 6
Stetnmetz, C.114 102 l-j* 3-b
Blind .101 10, 100 Zt-u
Totals . 640 366 61S 1S24
RUSTLERS. 1st. Zd. 3d. Total
Welt? J. 140 143 .-"4 3*7
Gorr.pers, H. 64 64 93 -.1
Dick, ,C. 86 ,1 96 2n3
Cochran, W.100 1>8 128 066
Carney, L.101 32 93 .86
McCune. D. 9, ,3 10*> -j
Totals .P8 587 62i 1723
J. Gau s and L. Stein met*, umpiret.
The Harvests took two out of three
games from the Exwaco’s last nigh! in
the tournament at Mozart Park The
scores follow:
HARVESTS. 1st. 2d. 3,1. Total
Rahr . 134 145 b? 423
Webster . 126 143 llu 411
Nolle .155 131 U>2 458
Fette. W.191 179 b2 15u
Fette. L. 126 132 126 2v4
Blind . 143 120 123 390
Totals .877 570 $36 2353
EX WACO. 1st. 2d. 3d. Total
Gutlkt r . 157 121 132 410
Xordtman .143 160 b>7 4(>0
Rlekmcyer .18". 115 151 454
Reed . 1>3 128 165 39S
Springer . 125 101 125' 3*4
Smith .*. 146 160 141 441
Totals . 535 785 S71 2ull
Toronto. Ont.. May 11.—Dr. McDow
ell, of Chicago, and J. Rumehr, of the
Toronto Roving Club, are matched to
row at Orillia on May 24th for a suit
able trophy.
Special to the Register.
Saturday the East Liverpool base ball
club will ope a the new South Side resort
at the West Virginia end of the Ohio river
bridge, with a game with Scio College.
The South Si le Company has spent J 10.000
on the new sporting park.
Grand Lodge of the State In Session
Here Yesterday.
Met During the Morning and After
noon and Transacted a Large
Amount of Business Which Was
Not of a Public Nature—Election
of Officers at the Afternoon
Session—Other Matters.
The Grand Lodge of West Virginia
of the Shield of Honor held its annual
session yesterday in Odd Fellows’ Hall,
corner Chapline and Twelfth streets.
At ten o’clock, Grand Master August
Knoke rapped for order, with the fol
lowing named officers present: H. J.
Felber. Grand Secretary; Representa
tives. J. W. Wells, of Grafton; D. L.
Rentch. of Shepherdstown; E. T. Vin
cent, of Grafton, and John Keats, Ed.
Gruber, Wm. H. Blon, A. B. Hill, D.
H. Doyle, Wm. E. Rummel, G. W.
Humphreys, W. E. Koetler and Wm.
Myers, all of Wheeling.
During the morning session the re
ports of grand officers were received,
and very little business of public im
portance was transacted. Reports
showed the order to be in excellent
shape, numerically and financially.
Secretary Felber reported that the total
membership increased from 715 to 741,
and that every subordinate lodge show
ed financial improvement during the
year with bright prospects for the
coming year. The lodge adjourned un
til tifo o’clock.
In the afternoon the principal busi
ness was the election of officers, which
resulted as follows: Senior Grand
Master. August H. Knoke; Grand Mas
ter, Louis C. Hess; Junior Grand Mas
ter. Charles Holderman; Grand Secre
tary. H. J. Felber; Grand Treasurer,
Ixjuis Schan; Grand Chaplain, I. W.
Wells; Grand Conductor, Wm. G.
Meyer; Grand Inside Guard, I). L.
Rentch; Grand Outside Guard, Louis
Deagle; Representatives to Supreme
Lodge, II. J. Felber and Dr. D. II. Tay
lor; alternates, J. A. Wood and August
H. Knoke.
The officers were formally installed
by Past Grand Master D. H. Taylor, of
Wheeling, and it was decided to hold
the next annual meeting in Wheeling
on the second Tuesday in May 1898.
The question of policies ia the order
was considered. Heretofore only one
policy has been issued wirh a face value
of $1,000. The Grand Lodge decided to
recommend to the Supreme Lodge that
policies be issued for $500 if desired,
anu also for $2,000 and $3,000.
Procured by the Shriners for the Osiris
Jubilee at Airon Hull on Thursday liven
Yesterday a committee of the mem
bers of the Osiris Temple, K. M. S., of
Wheeling, made arrangements with
the Wallace show at Moundsville, for a
real live camel on which the candidaies
will cross the hot sands of the Arabian
desert at the Jubilee to be given by
the Shriners at Avion hall on Thurs
day evening. Mr. 13. W. Wallace, the
proprietor of the show, kindly agreed
to furnish the Shriners with the camel,
free of cost, and last night put off the
camel with an attendant when the
train, carrying the circus passed
through from Moundsville enroute to
Tito Strangers Who Reached the City
McLure—W. G. Kohl. W. G. Agncw.
St. Charles—H. W. Mitchell. Sistersville;
J. It. Thompson. Parkersburg; James
Stele. Deep Valley.
Windsor-W. P. Caldwell. Parkersburg;
W. S. Wiley. New Martinsville; J. P.
Means. Steubenville. O.
Howell—D. Dumar. Mannington; C. E.
Richard and wife. Smithtteld.
Stamm—T. C. Russell. C. A. Barton,
Crlckard; A C. McKeever. Bethany; it. H.
Jack. Cedarville.
B. J. Ferrell, of Littleton, is among the
visitors in the city to-day.
Editor W. S. Wiley, of New Martinsville,
is a guest at the Windsor to-day.
Misses Grace Thompson and Bessie
Simms, of Clarington, O.. were in the city
last evening attending the performance
at the Opera House.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Cox. a newly married
couple of Barnesville. O., stopped in
Wheeling on their trip east, and took sup
per at the St. Charles Hotel. They left on
the 12:23 train for a trip further east.
Carl M. Chambers and family, of Sisters
ville. were at the St. Charles Hotel yester
I If Hi Mini
And Accompanying Ordinance from
the Wheeling Railway Co.,
Pree2nted to Council Last Evening.
Th? Matter Referred— 11i9 Full
Text of th9 Petition, in Which
the Flans of tha Corporation Ara
Set Fcrth at Length.
Following is the full text of the peti
tion of the Wheeling Railway Com
pany, introduced in Council last even
ing, and read and referred in the First
"To the Mayor and Council of the City
of Wheeling:
"Gentlemen:—Your petitioner, the
Wheeling Railway Company, observes
that there are separate applications
from two street railway companies
pending before your honorable body
for increased railway facilities and
trackage connecting the eastern sub
urbs with the business heart of the
city. i
"The carrying out of the plans of
either of those companies would doubt
less improve the railway conveniences
of our neighbors in the suburbs east
of.the city, but it would, unless those
plans are modified, be at the cost of
some inconvenience and obstruction to
your petitioner, and risk to your peti
tioner’s patrons in the chy. One of
those applicants asks to he allowed to
use a four foot, eight ir.eh gauge track
to the river front, crossing the tracks
of your petitioner’s road in Main and
Market streets at Twelfth street, and
necessarily to he operated by running
cars both up and down the Twelfth
s’reet grade over those crossings. The
other applicant asks to be allowed to
go to the north end of the city in such
a way as would obstruct, or cross, your
petitioner's track in Market street at
the Second ward market house—in such
a way, too. as provide for cars running
In both directions on the new line at
that place.
"Your petitioner has not heretofore
intended to apply for leave to extend
its tracks to that part of the city known
as East Wheeling, and does not now
eohtomplate extending them as far as
the eastern limits of the city, but it
does believe that, by extending its
track eastward within the city for use
in connection with its present lines, and
bv allowing its now extension and a
portion of its present Market street line
to he used as a portion of a suburban
route, in the manner, and with the lim
itations hereinafter outlined, it can
facilitate both inter-urban and subur
ban travel with the least possible ob
struction of strrets. the greatest possi
ble economy of construction and oper
ation—and consequent cheapness of
fares—and with advantage, and not in
jury, to such other railway as the Coun
cil and Board of Commissioners may
determine should receive a franchise
for suburban traffic. vto he operated in
connection with yourv petitioner's inter
urban route on Market street. \our
petitioner has not communicated with
either of the other companies in re
gard to the co-operative plan herein
suggested, and does not know that
cither cf them would be willing to ac
cept it. and to unite with your peti
tioner in carrying it out. It is a mat
ter in which the public has an interest,
and therefore to this Council, represent
ing public interests, your petitioner, the
Wheeling Railway Company, now pro
poses that there be granted to it the
right to construct an electric street rail
way line from its present line in Mar
ket street eastward on Eleventh street
to Chapline street, thence on Chapline
street to Fifteenth street, thence on
Fifteenth street to McColloch street,
thence on McColloek street to Baker
street, thence on Baker street and
across the Peninsula bridge to a point
at the entrance to the Peninsula ceme
terv; also from the aforesaid line at the
corner of Fifteenth and Chapline streets
southward on Chapline street to Six
teenth, thence on Sixteenth street to a
eonneetion with its present track on
Market street.
“Your petitioner hereby consents that
all of its new line so to be constructed,
and so much of its present line in Market
street as lies between Sixteenth and
Eleventh streets, may be used by sueli
one of the ether two companies applying
for franchises as the Council may desig
nate. but upon the solid tior.s. her.-inatter
sit forth, and with such molltication$
and details ns may be agreed upon by the
companies ar.d the Conned. Tf the otic r
company so designated by Council shall
have, or construct and operate, a subur
ban line ext. nding at least as far eastward
as Wheeling Park, it shall have the light
to use for such of its cars as are run reg
ularly from Wheeling Park, or points far
ther eastward, to the* city, all of the tieve
trark of (ho Wheeling Railway wh'eh
may be constructed under the grant here
in asked for, and so much of its M itb'f
street line ns lies between Sixteenth ar.d
Eleventh streets, upon paying a reasonable
toll or rental for the use of iU'h tracks
and for the power furnished 'jv your pe
titioner. If ruch other company shall
construct a line of a five foot two inch
gauge from the Peninsula cemetery gate,
or some point near thereto, to any connec
tion with your petitioner’s proposed
track at Chapline street, your petitioner
would he willing to unite with such oth< r
company in the use jointly of the portion
Inst described of such other company’s
track and the portion of your petitioner's
proposed track east of Chapline street. so
as to form a loon for the use of both
companies from Chapline street through
East Wheeling, all ears of both compa
nies running In one direction or one track,
and in the opposite direction on the oth- r
track—this as a mutual exchange of track
age and power—and also to allow such
other company the use of your petitioner's
tracks on Chapllnc street. Sixteenth
street. Market street between Sixteenth
and Eleventh streets, and in Eleventh
street, for all regu’ar through suburban
cars of such other company, upon the pay
ment of a reasonable rentage fer the ex
cess of trackage and power furnished by
your petitioner.
“Tour petitioner would not be willing to
have a third rail laid on its lino to ac
commodate cars of a different gauge from
the standard wagon gauge or live feet
and two inches. It should also be under
stood that ycur petitioner, while willing
to allow excursions destined for points in
the country to be transported upon its
tracks in cars of such other company
from Chapline street eastward, is not will
ing that any of its tracks shall be used
as a standing placo for the cars of such
other company, or as a rendezvous or
starting point for excursions. Excursions
should be formed on. and started from, tho
tracks of the company handling them.
’’Ycur petitioner is willing to allow trans
fers for a single five cent fare between Its
own cars running on its proposed new
route and its cars running over Its pres
ent Benwood and Xorth Wheeling route.
“Your petitioner herewith presents an
ordinance for granting to it the right of
way desired, drafted upon the plan of the
ordinance by which its present franchises
were given, but omitting the provisions of
its present ordinance in relation to ex
emption from taxation, such provisions
having been held to be void, and being, in
fact, a dead letter.
“The above proposition as to the joint
use of tracks and power by another road
is not embodied in the draft of the ordin
ance herewith submitted, because it is im
possible to know what the Cou/icil may
be willing to do. or how the suggestion
may be received by either of tho other
companies seeking franchises. If the sug
gestion should be found worthy of adop
tion. and rights should be granted to your
petitioner, and one of the other companies,
in accordance therewith, an ordinance
might be so drawn as to contain all tho
provisions agreed upon affecting both com
panies. If the right or franchise herein
asked for is granted to your petitioner,
your petitioner will stipulate to begin and
complete the tracks asked for with all rea
sonable promptness and dispatch.
“Ail of which is respectfully submitted.
“Wheeling, W. Va.. May 11, 1S9T.”
Thomas McVenus, the Suicide Expired ut
an Early Hour Yesterday After a Dis
play of Kemarkable Vitality.
Thomas McVenus, who shot himself
through the head Monday night at lus
home on Elm .street, Island, while in a
tit of despondency, expired at five
o’clock yesterday morning at the City
Hospital*. Before he died the physicians
removed the bullet from the left side
of his head. The ball had passed clear
through and in its course severed the
optic nerves of both eyes. The fact that
McVenus lived as long as he did was due
to the possession of a remarkable vital
ity. McVenus will be buried Thurs
day from his late home on the Island.
He was not a member of any secret
or fraternal organization.
—--O-— _/
3Iinor 3Intters of Interest Briefly and nth
liy Told.
—The Penitentiary Board met at
Moundsville yesterday, but transacted no
business of importance. The Board will
meet again to-day.
—The Council Commutes on Railroads
and Streets, Alleys and Grades, are culled
to meet Friday at 2 p. m.
Arranges for the Annual Celebration By
Local A. O. U. W. Lodges.
The outing committee of the A. 0. U.
W. at a meeting held last night, com
pleted arrangements for an immense
parade ca June 9th, the day selected
for the annual outing at Wheeling
Park. Contracts were closed with the
Opera House and Mayer’s bands. Dr. |
H. B. Baguley was selected for Chief
Marshal, with power to select his aides, |
one from each lodge.
An elegant $25.00 silk flag was or
dered as a prize for the lodge turning
out the largest percentage of its mem
bers. This will make the largest turn
out ever given by any single order in
the city.
. -p —
In spite of the disagreeable weather
and the lateness of the season, one of
the most fashionable audiences of the
winter assembled at the Opera House
last night to witness the first produc
tion in this city of "A Contented Wo
man.” There were a number of the
atre parties. The audience manifested j
great interest in Caroline Miskol Hoyt. |
who is the stellar attraction, ar.d the
applause was frequent and hearty. "A
Contented Woman” is one of the most
successful of Mr. Hoyt s plays, and one ,
of the most pretentious from a literarj ;
and constructive point of view. It is j
an exceedingly clever satire on the
modern woman, who changes places
with her better half. Mrs. Hoyt is the
wife of the author, and besides being |
one of the fairest of Kentucky's daugh- i
ters, is one of the most talented com- j
ediennes on the American stage Her
costumes were especially interesting to
the ladies in the audience, and some of
them are charming creations. The
play was presented by a competent
cast, as are all of Hoyt’s productions,
and the audience was more than
pleased. _
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A Narrative of English
Life and Love.
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months. The interest is well sus- j
tained, the plot unique and well
worked out, and the characters
such as will attract and hold atten
tion and interest.
Start this great story next Sun - j
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