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| Judgment used In placing 5 1 | your money. The Realster J i_TZ _ I_5 LAST EDITION. NO. 354. OFFICER O’KEEFE SI 10 SI HIS OWN IK. THE BULLET WHICH KILLED DICK SMITH PRETEXTED AX OTHER TRAGEDY. SMITH FLOURISHED GUNS A.XD TERRIFIED WOMEN, WHO CALLED THE OFFICER IX FOR PROTBCTIOX. WAS DISCHARGING HIS DUTY AXD WAS ABOUT TO ARREST SMITH, WHEX HE OPEXED A REVOLVER FIRE. THEN A STRUGGLE FOLLOWED In Which O’Keefe Shot Smith Twice in the Body—He Fell Henvily, the Revolver Dropping From His Honda, Gaaped a Few Timea and Died Without Breathing a Word. Smith Waa Crazed by Drink and Jealonay—Storiem ol the Shooting aa Told by Eye Witnesses—Dead Man waa a Bottle Blower at Xorth Wheeling Glaas Factory— Inquest to Be Held This Evening—Details ol the Shooting. IRichard Smith, a bottle blower at the North Wheeling glass factory, was shot and almost instantly killed last night by Police Officer James O’Keefe. O’Keefe shot in self-defense. He was about Co arrest Smith when he opened fire upon him. He had a revolver in each hand. The officer ap proached him, grabbed one hand and succeeded in holding it, while he en gaged in a desperate struggle with the drink-crazed man who was bent upon murder. Smith fired one more shot from one of his revolvers, which did not take effect. O'Keefe also fired twice, both balls entering the stomach and causing al most instant death. Smith was crazed by drink and jeal ousy. Ho wanted to remain In the home of Miss Eva Wayman, who refused to permit him to do so. He was insistent. - Finally he produced two revolvers, and would probably have shot Miss Way man if the officer had not put in an ap pearance. In taking hi3 life Officer O’Keefe prevented another tragedy. O’Keefe was deeply affected by the affair, but realizes that if he had not shot Smith he would have been killed himself. There was no’alternative. O’Keefe has not been placed under arrest, and the verdict of the coroner’s jury will fully exonerate him. Chief Uitz considers him one of the best men on the force. Story of tbe Shooting. Smith received his pay at the North •Wheeling factory some time before noon, and shortly afterward he appear ed at Miss Wayman's, at No. 1002 Mar ket street. Miss Wayman rents fur nished rooms, and Smith lived there at one time. He appears to have been in love with Miss Wayman, and his per sistence in annoying her when sne re fused to accept his attentions was the direct cause of the tragedy. “He has been in the habit of coming —to t}ie house and hiding in dark places,” said Miss Wayman last night. “He has acted in a very peculiar man ner, and I have been compelled to order him out of the house several times. Yesterday afternoon he came down and annoyed me during the atiernoon. He threatened to kill me. and he acted like a dangerous man. I was afraid of him.” Smith was at police headquarters during the afternoon, and told Chief Bltz how much he loved Miss Wayman, saying that he cared more for her than another man whom he named. He appears to have been in and out of the house several times. Late in the afternoon he became abusive, and Miss Wayman called Officer Miller and had him taken out. As he was being forci bly removed from the house, he ap pealed to Miss Wayman, saying, ‘ Must I go? Must I go?” After the officer left him, it was not long until Smith again entered Miss Wayman’s house. She heard him, and went up to the third floor. She did not And him there, and then came down to the second floor and saw him. Smith flourished a revolver and threatened to kill her. Miss Wayman was terrified. She ran into the apart ments of Mrs. Swaugot, in the rear, on the same floor. Au Officer Called. She screamed in alarm .and excitedly way. There is a porch which ia east of Miss Wayman’s apartments and south of Mrs. Swuagor’s rooms, the for mer fronting on Market street and the latter on Tenth. A stairway leads to the yard in the rear. Smith insisted on going in that direction, and O’Keefe led him out on the porch. When half way across the porch Smith suddenly turned half about and placed his hands on his hip pockets. “Look out; he’s got two revolvers,-’ was the warning of one of the women A Desperate Struggle. O’Keefe grabbed Smith's right arm arm with his left, the men then facing each other in a desperate struggle, which meant death for one or the other. The revolver fell from Smith’s right hand to the floor of the porch and broke. Meanwhile O’Keife was reaching for his own revolver with his right hand. Smith still had a 32 calibre re volver in his left hand, the gun which had been wrenched from his grasp be ing a 32 calibre also. Before O'Keefe has his revolver out of his pocket, Smith had fired twice. The first bullet went wild. The second went across O’Keefe’s breast. The bullet passed through his necktie and cut two holes in the sleeve of his coat, which had been pushed up in the struggle. The shots were fired at such close range as to burn the clothing. O’Keefe managed to get his revolver out, but did not get it out of its hol ster. He fired twice with the gun against the clothing of Smith. Both balls en tered the body, one in the stomach and ■the other a little higher. Smith fell heavily to the floor of the porch. He gasped two or three times and died without uttering a word. O’Keefe then realized what had hap pened, but was almost dazed, and speechless. He stood about for a few moments, directed somebody to tele phone to police headquarters and then walked down to headquarters. He went into the back room, and saw nobody for a short time. His father, Mr. Ar thur O'Keefe, of No. 2742 Chapline street, came up. The Officer’s Stoiy. About nine o'cIock Officer O’Keefe made the following statement to re porters : “I was dn Nick Dusch's barber shop about seven o’clock, when a girl ran down, calling for an officer, and I was told that I was wanted at Yahrling’s. I ran tip the hallway at No. 1002 Market street, and found Smith standing in Miss Wayman's room. I said, ‘You’ll have to get out of here,’ and took him by the arm. I started to take him out the front way, but he said he wanted to go out the other way. We went from the room to the porch. I was still holding him by the arm. Suddenly he tried to break loose, and threw both of his hands behind him. I realized that he was reaching into his hip pockets for a revolver. “He pulled a gun out of each pocket. I grabbed his right hand with my left, and prevented him from using the gun in that hand. In the struggle it fell to the floor. In the meantime, I realized that he had a gun in the other hand, and I was trying to get my revolver out of my hip pocket with my right hand and at the same time trying to prevent him from firing at me with his left. He fired twice before I used my gun. Then I fired twice, and he fell.” There were two empty chambers in the 32 calibro revolver used by Smith, proving that he fired but two shots. The holster on O’Keefe’s revolver was burned, and the seams torn apart. Other eye witnesses of the shooting told stories which corroboated that of Officer O’Keefe. Told fly Eye Witnesses. Mrs. Swaugor and her daughter, Em ma Swaugor. saw the sheeting. They say that Smith had been at Miss Way man's in the afternoon. Once or twice they saw him sitting on the porch, and once he told them how much he loved Miss Wayman. Shortly before the tragedy occurred Miss Wayman told Mrs. Swaugor to call a policeman. ! Smith was then sitting on the porch, with his hands behind him, and hold ing a revolver in ehch hand. When O'Keefe came, and she saw him with Smith, she told him to be watchful, as Smith had two revolvers. O'Keefe grabbed one of the guns, and Smith tired at him with the other. Clyde Russell was on Market street when he heard two women screaming i for a policeman. He followed Officer i O'Keefe up the stairs in the hallway. ' and saw them go out on the rear porch, j He saw a revolver in each of Smiths’ | hands and saw the first shot fired. Then ! he ran in the opposite direction. He ! thought Smith fired three times, and that the third shot from Smith's re volver, and the first from O'Keefe’s were fired simultaneously. When he came back. Smith was lying on his side with the revolver near his hand. He gasped for breath twice, and died. He said nothing. Within a few minutes after the shooting a very large crowd assembled. The rear yard was filled. Officers clear ed the porch and stairway, and allowed nobody to enter. Meanwhile a tele phone message was sent for Coroner Schultze. and he arrived a little after eight o'clock. The Inquest. i The Coroner decided to hold the in 1 quest this evening. He viewed the re | mains, however. It will be necessary for physicians to conduct a post-mortem examination, in order to testify before the Coroner's jury. This will probably be done this morning. The Coroner secured the names of witnesses, who will be called upon to testify. A representative of local union No. 59, A. F. G. W. U., of which Smith was a member, called and stated that the union would take charge of the re mains and conduct the funeral. Under .his direction the body was turned over to Bertschy’s undertaking establish ment, to foe prepared for burial. It is understood that Smith’s lative here is his. sister, Jf- Fred erick, who lives oa Tweatr-fc—~ —■ HELD UNDER BOND OF TWO THOUS AND FOUNDS FOB BIGAMY. WITNESSES PEOX NEVADA GAVE EVIDENCE CONCERNING HIS DIVORCE AND MARRIAGE IN THAT STATE. LONDON, June 22.—The hearing in the case ot Earl Russell, charged with bigamy, was resumed in Magistrate 'Lushington’s court to-day. Lord Rus sell and his wife were present. Evidence of Russell’s first marriage was submitted. Assistant Prosecutor Brown testified that the proceedings were taken by the director of public prosecutions independent of any other person. In the capacity of a witness Brown testified that he yrent to Nevada on May 1, and brought back with him the visitors’ book of the Riverside Hotel at Denbrook, Nev., which contained in Earl Russell’s handwriting, under date of August 24, 1899, the names of Eearl Russell and his wife, who was thpn Mrs, Nellie Summerville. The book was submitted as evidence. A certified copy of the Nevada marriage license appli cation and a photograph of the original entry of the second marriage also were submitted. The witness also produced a copy of the Nevada divorce decree, hut said the prosecution would show the divorce was not valid. Judge Curler, of Nevada, who per formed the marriage ceremony for Earl Russell and Mrs. Sommerville, at Den brook, testified that at the time he did not know who the Russells were. He 'identified them in £ourt to-day. After counsel had protested that EarJ. Russell had not been given adequate time to prepare his defense, the Earl was committed for trial at the next ses sion of the Central Criminal Court, the same bail £2,000 being allowed. It appears that the Earl must be tried as a peer, in the House cf Lords. The usual course is that, after the committal application is made to remove the case to the IHohse of Lords by a writ of cer tiorari. Such trials have been very rare. The last was the case of Lord Cardigan. There have been four trials of peers iu the House of 'Lords, since the end of the reign of George II. - SUPPOSED TO HAVE? BECOME DIZZY OR ILL, WHILE SMOK ING IN HIS ROOM. BODY FOUND ON SIDEWALK. HAD GONE TO HIS ROOM AND MADE PREPARATIONS FOR RETIRING. NEW 'HAVEN, Conn., June 23.— Adelbert S. Hay, son of Secretary Hay, and former consul to Pretoria, was found dead on the sidewalk outside of the New Haven House at 2:30 this (Sunday) morning. Hay retired to his room at one o’clock after spending the evening with friends, in apparently excellent spirits. At 2:30 a passerby noticed the body of a man lying on the sidewalk by the hotel. The night clerk recognized the young man as the one who registered as Adelbert S. Hay. There was consider able excitement about the hotel and a large body of students and graduates who are here for the commencement exercises soon gathered. A number of Hay's former classmates at Yale posi tively identified the young man. it is believed Mr. Hay became ill and went to the window for air, was over come by a fit of dizziness and fell to the ground. The medical examiner viewed the body. Dr. Bartlett stated that Mr. Hay prob ably came to his death by an accident. The clothes on the bed had been turn ed, showing his intention to go to bed. His own clothes had been folded. On tue ledge of the window was found a partly burned cigarette. This discov ery leads to the belief that Hay had lighted a cigarette before retiring and went to the window to smoke it. Wheth er he was seized with a l»t of dizziness or fell asleep on the window ledge can not be determined. mS OFFICIAL CAREER. WASHINGTON, June 23—Adelbert S. iHay was 22 years of age. He was appointed consul to Pretor'a early in 1900 to succeed Charles Macrum. of Ohio. He arrived at his past of duty March 1, 1900, and after serving luring the critical period of hostilities in South Africa, he resigned and returned to this country, reaching here about, the be ginning of March. No successor has yet been appoiatHl and the consulate- is in THDPaJMWPf lMP 0O<MM Btmfil ] DONE AND THREE LIVES LOST. FORCE OF STORK CONFINED TO A'NARROW TRACK THAT PASS ED OVER McKEES ROCKS, AND ALLEGHENY. PITTSBURG, Pa., June 22.—Pitts burg and vicinity were visited to-day by one of the fiercest storms known here for years. The wind was not high ex cept in a contracted path a few hundred feet wide, which swept like a tornado from McKee’s Kcks, through Allegheny, a portion of the East End of Pittsburg on to Wilmerding and Turtle Creek. Three lives are known to have been lost—James Howard, aged 15 years, was killed by a live wire at Duquesne. Ten year-old James Dunn, after saving his seven-year-old brother at Braddock, was drowned in a creek. Charles Marcus, an Italian who was working in a sewer. When the rain came the sewer was a raging torrent in a moment and Marcus was swept off his feet and probably carried through to the river. Great damage was done in the two cities and in the suburbs east, but noth ing like accurate figures can be given to-night. Conservative estimates place the loss at $200,000. The tornado when it reached Alle gheny, struek the grand stand of the ban park and carried away bodily 150 feet of that structure and moved from its foundation the entire stand. Great beams with portions of the roof of the stand were carried from 200 to 300 feet, lodging on the roofs of houses. Two beams ploughed through the roof of a house on Robinson street, going from tne garret to the first floor, carrying away a portion of the bed in which James Williamson was asleep. It is said that no lives were lost in Alle gheny. In the Butchers Run district, the famous flood of 1874 was outdone excepting the loss of life. Fortunately to-day the inhabitants of that district anticipated the trouble and escaped be fore their houses were flooded. In Pittsburg all street car service to and from the East End was suspended for about two hours. Going eastward the storm did dam age which amounts to tnousands of dol lars. The Point iBreeze Presbyterian Church was struck by lightning. The steeple and part of the roof were wreck ed. The Presbyterian Church at Wilk lnsburg was also struck and slightly damaged. At East Pittsburg, Turtle creek was higher than ever known but the in habitants along its banks were warned by an engine going over the route whistling and ringing its bell, letting the people know of the danger. The entire business portion of the town of Turtle Creek is under water to-night. The works of the Westinghouse Elec tric & Manufacturing Company at East Pittsburg were flooded. Little damage was done to the building, but the ma chine tools and work in progress on the lower floor was covered by water and will be injured. Some of the machines will probably have to be rebuilt. The Westinghouse officials cannot yet give an estimate of the damage done. The terrible force of the wind is shown in the fact that eight refrigera tor cars were blown from the Pennsyl vania Railroad track at Stewart Sta tion and turned completely over. At Murraysville, much damage was don? by lightning and wind to fruit trees ani barns. The residence of Samuel Bren linger at Pitcairn was struck by light ning while all the members of the fam ily were sitting in the dining room, but no one was injured. The only damage done was a few shingles torn off. In Penn township, the Level Green school house was moved off its founda tion. At East McKeesport, four frame houses and a barn belonging to J. L. Devenney were overturned, one of the houses now resting on its roof with the floor of the kitchen high in the air. Along the Alegheny river the damage was not so great, but in Millvale the two main streets are under water. RECEIVER* PPQINTED For n Bid Railway Company at HaahTlIlt, Tenn. NASHVILLE, Term.. June 22.—A receiv er was appointed to-day for the Nashville Street Railway, capitalized at 113,000.000. Application was made in the U. S. Dis trict Court by the Baltimore Trust & Guarantee Company, which, as holder of 12.060.000 of the company bonds, alleged that interest payment was defaulted last February. The complainants prayed for foreclosure in their petition. Judge Clarke and Percy War ner by foreclos ure. Joint ! the m sens now b m no in. STRIKING COAL, MINERS SAID TO HAVE DETERMINED TO RE SIST THE INJUNCTION, AND FIGHT THE DEPUTIES. THE CONTEST ASSUMING DANGER OUS PROPORTIONS, AND A CALL FOR SOLDIERS EXPECTED. Special to the Register. .MATEWAN, W. Va., June 22—To day, not a single ■ colliery is in opera tion in Mingo county. The union men have won their first victory, and all non-union men have quit work. Last night in a pitched battle, in which one was killed and several others fatally injured, the union men obtained possession of the Lick Fork and Mara- : time coal mines, the former at Thacker, ! the latter at Matewan. The Federal injunction has enraged ; the miners. They have become furious and say they only want an opportunity to wreak their vengeance on the Deputy U. S. Marshals who are arriving. Thacker is being deserted by all but the mining element. Everybody now goes around ready for a serious out break which may happen at any mo ment. A mass meeting of the union men is now being held at Thacker. They are thoroughly organized and the outcome is awaited with great anxiety. The cul minating point is liable to come Mon day, although more rioting is expect ed at any time. The miners are Intensely excited and will resist to the end any attempt on the part of the U. S. Marshals or any one else to dislodge them. This the Mar shals intend to do by way of enforc ing the injunction, and if so, bloodshed will follow. The trouble is assuming alarming proportions and the State mi litia may be called out before to-mor row night Special to the Register. WILLIAMSON, W. Va., June 22.—The miners’ strike in the Thaeker-Matewan coal fields is growing critical and re sort to firearms has been the result. The whole field is in a state of excite ment and serious trouble is feared. Al ready two or three conflicts have oc curred between the striking miners and the guards which have been placed on the works by the operators. The trouble has grown out of the non recognition of the union by the oper ators. Sheriff Hatfield with deputies, has gone to the scene of action to quiet the trouble as far as possible. Judge Jack son yesterday issued an injunction re straining the miners. What effect the injunction will have in the strike is not known. The min ers have all the money necessary and have opened commisary stores on the ground and are taking care of all men^ who will not work. Last night some of the miners were fired upon by the guards. The fire was returned by the miners, dispersing the guards and slightly wounding Supt. t Lambert in the leg. The miners claim they want no trouble and that they al ready have the situation in hand. The lines hare been drawn closely and any moment may bring forward a new development with serious result. The entire community is in a state of anxiety and business has virtually ceased. ANOTHER OUTBREAK. Atiionk the Striking Miners on the Norfolk A Western—Shota Fired nt Ex-Attorney General Hacker. HUNTINGTON, W. Va„ June 22.— Another outbreak at the Lick Fork mines in the Thacker and Matewan fields late last night, a number of shots were fired and several persons were re ported injured, but it is impossible to secure names. Ex-Attorney General Thacker, the attorney for the coal com pany, was at the scene and a dozen shots were fired at him. but he took shelter behind a rock pile and escaped injury. The strikers are determined that all non-union men shall quit work in these fields and Winchesters are in evidence everywhere. The National Guard may be called out to assist the sheriff in keeping down a riot. The injunction granted by Judge Jackson will be served to day. NO ACTION TAKEN. Governor White Has No Official In formation of the Strike. CHARLESTON, W. Va.. June E—Gov. White said to-day, when asked If he' had ordered troops to the scene of the Mate wan mine troubles: "As yet I have no official knowledge of any trouble at Matewan. Consequently, I have issued no orders to the militia." Nevertheless, much activity Is evident in the Adjutant General's department, and the Huntington battalion la said to have been selected in case troops are sent. It can reach the scene in three hours. FOUND WAYNE GUILTY. Went Before the Grand Jvry to In SQUAD OP GUARDSMEN, WITH THEIR PRISONER SURROUND ED BY CITIZENS. •* ♦ ————— REINFORCEMENTS HURRIED TO THE SCENE IN TIME TO SAVE THE NEGHO AND HIS GUARDS FROM HARM. HOUSTON, Tex., June 22.—Rein forcements, rushed to Trinity Texas, by a special train, raised the siege of the Light Guard, who had under arrest Levy Spencer, a negro charged with as sault. A detachment of the guard had been sent to Trinity yesterday to bring Spencer here. They had started with him to the railway station when a mob of Trinity citizens formed a cordon and surrounded the detachment, whom they vastly outnumbered. As soon as news of the soldiers’ plight reached here the balance of the guard was hurried to the scene. They arrived this morning, drove back the mob and escorted their comrades and Spencer to the station. A* the special train pulled out for Houston the mob fired. Many of the cars were riddled wfrth bullets, hut none of the soldiers were hit. The guard replied to the fire, and de clare they saw three members of the mob fall. Spencer has been taken to the peni tentiary at Huntsville for safe keeping. MACHINISTS INFORMED THAT THEIR DEMANDS ARE UN REASONABLE. THOUSANDS MAY JOIN STRIKE. DEMAND IS FOR A NINE-HOUR DAY, WITH NO DECREASE IN THE RATE OF PAY. READING, Pa., June 22.—The strike of employes of the Reading Railway shops, which was begun yesterday noon has not spread to any other depart ments in this city and they are working as usual to-day. Large numbers of people gathered about the car and machine shops last evening for the purpose of cotinting the number of men who had not gone out. At the former place the crowd included many who had quit work yes terday, and at the latter some of the 1,000 machinists frankly told their friends that they were going out in a day or two. About 3f>0 of these are union men, but the leaders say all the men but a few laborers will go out when they are asked, and that the re quest will probably be made on Monday. The moulders, who are 200 strong, went to work as usual to-day, but the men said they were simply waiting for the call from their national organiza tion. The number on strike in the com pany's shops now is nearly 1.000. Early next week 1,500 men may go out In ad dition to 2,600 Reading Iron Company workers who went on strike several I weeks ago and are nowT locked out President Baer of the Reading Rail road Company, this afternoon address ed a circular letter to the employes in which he Tefers to their demands as un reasonable. He gives them until next Tuesday morning to return to work, and declares those who do not return will be paid off and discharged and their places filled. He refuses to allow any dictation and asks the men to con sider well the steps they are about to take. If undecided he advises them to consult men In whom they have the ut most faith. He strongly Intimates that the company will allow no interference from unions. ■PHILADELPHIA, June 22.—The force o' the Reading repair shops at Nicetown, a suburb of this city, are on strike. More than 200 men are idle. They presented their demands to the superintendent two weeks ago and re ceiving no reply they decided to quit work. The men ask fora nine hour day with the 6ame pay they are now getting. *2.20 per day, that the shops be heated In 1 winter time; that monthly passes be given all employes who ask for them, instead of one pass in three months, as now; time and half for over time and | double time for Sunday and holiday work; and workmen's organizations to be recognized by the company. CALLED ON HANNA. P»rU Are Here Stadrlng Inst I tat Ions. CLEVELAND, *--Dr. Jose Gomez Bariosa, ! members of of Porto Rico, i- and held 8HICIMINS mill HU Kill THE COMPANY’S STEUBENVILLE PLANT WILL BE OP GREAT CAPACITY. ALL THE MODERN HACHXXEBY PROCURABLE IS BEING INSTALLED WITH THE VIEW OP LOW COST PRODUCTION. Special to the Register. STEUBEN Vims, 0., June 22.—Tha improvements being made and yet to be made at the I.* Belle Iron works are of a gigantic character, and they mean that the I.a Belle Is going into the iron business to stay. Their new continuous mill, where plate iron of all kinds and bridge iron ie rolled. Is working Ilka clockwork. Machinery does It all. and the expensive and ponderous labor saving machinery in this mill, the only one of its kind, employs about thirty men all told in its various departments, in a building 600 feet long, or 26 men, to be exact. From the time the Iron comes in on cars right into the mill It goes through heating furnaces operated by machinery, out onto the rolls and on until it comes out finished, where it is loaded on cars right in the mill The machinery has been gotten down to a tine system, and this week, while they are rolling light Iron, they are breaking records. Thursday night they, rolled 621 slabs and yesterday It waa over 600 slabs. The Sterling bollera and gas producers run in connection with this and are doing good work. Be tween the universal mill and the boil ers and gas producer paints, the old plate mill is to be moved from lta pres ent position. Three new batteries ol Sterling water tube boilers are being erected at the furnaces aud the boiler plant at the plate mill is to be moved to the new tubo works boiler plaut. Where the old nail factory stands, tha open hearth Bteel plant, to have tno same capacity as the Mingo Bessemer plant, >is to be located. Two wells lor water are being drilled. A cistern 4* being built in the continuous mill 14 have the waste water, i Just south of the present furnjKW j four adjuncts to the big tube works and other plants are being erected. Th*y. are to be brick buildings and excava tion is being made and foundations be ing put in. To the east will be th< machine shop, next to the west UK blacksmith shop, next west the patetrB shop, and next west the electric powei I plant to furnish power for the tubt I works and lights, etc., for all the plants, * West of the tube works excavation U ! being made for a gas producer plant ol j sixteen gas producers. I It Is well to call attention to the tubt ! works which will be something very ! large judging from the ground space to ! be covered, 392x440 feet. One hundred and forty-two massive pier* of flrw brick and cement have been erected by a force under J. H. Parish, of Wheeling, in the tube works will he two lap and two bell weld furnaces. These Im provements have to be seen to fully : judge the gigantic size of the proposed plant. Of course more furnace capacity Is to lie conjectured as needed; also that other finishing mills will be erected. .James McCann, of Wheeling, has arriv ed here to take charge of the furnace department. President Wright and his officials and the clerical force occupy a handsome suite of offices provided with all con veniences. The office has been enlarged to twice its former size and a regular telephone exchange is being operated in the building. Only four of the cluster of house* purchased by the La Belle along with the tract of land below their plant re main standing and they are being torn down to make room for the industrial expansion. All the big space Included In the 142 piers will be filled to a height of 12 feet or more. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. Annnnl Mretin* of the First Hers of the First < horrh. ^B BOSTON. June 22.—The annual meet^^ ing of the first members of the First . Church of Christ, Scientist, was held in this city to-day. The most Interest ing action was the preparation of a mes sage to Mrs. Eddy. This was of special significance |n view of the annual com munion at the mother church to-mor row and to which have come hundred* of Christian Scientit* from all parts of the I'nited States, Canada, Great Brit ain. also from Germany, France, Ha waiian Islands, Bermuda and Australljt. Large delegations have arrived frog* j Chicago. San Francisco, Los Angtlee, Kansas City, 3t. Louis, Montreal. To ronto. Ottawa. Toledo, Cleveland. Cin cinnati, New York, Philadelphia, Balti more, Washington and Atlanta. OIL operation! Sr>*> !;«1 to the R»ei t>-r.