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arietta Daily Leader.
THE ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT IN MARIETTA BY PRIVATE WIRE- VOL. YII NO 220 MABIETTA, OHIO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, LUUL. TEN CENTS A WEEK Important Board of Trade Meeting. M STEEL PLANTS, Meeting of the Ohio River Improve ment Association Meeting of T And Other Matters of Interest Received Atten tion of the Wo further agree for ourselves, as sociates or assigns, to employ fiom 200 to 300' nien.f paying samo from $12,000 to $20,000 per month from tho start. Tho consideration for tho ahovo'is that tho Board of Trado and other Citizens of Marietta, who may hecome parties to this agreement, shall give tho undersigned and associates, or as signs, as an Inducement to locate said plant in Marietta, tho sum of $50,000 In cash and a sultahlo slto of twelve acres, said bonus to ho aa follows: $10,000 when building Is erected and under roof,. . $10,000, when heavy Joundatjjgna.arg erected, ajjilf furnace"- Stacks, wo auovo tUef roof, -.. $15,000, when engines, boilers and other heavy machinery aro in place and ready to operate, and tho balance, $15,000, when the plant has been In operations CO days. It Is understood and agreed that the above plant shall be Increased and en larged, as fast as business conditions Bhall warrant; that tho Amalgamated wago scale shall he paid tho employes, giving Mrletta labor preference in em ployment, Importing only skilled la bor; that said plant shall remain In Marietta, and bo operated for an aver age of six months per year, for a per iod of ten years, contingent on break ages, labor conditions, and our ability to operate plant piofltably; and that In case plant Is removed from Marietta within the term specified, to refund to persons authorized to receive samo 10 per cent of the bonus for each year, ehort of thp term, agreed upon. Tho above proposition is contin gent upon it's receiving immcdlato consideration and Is subject to with drawal, after a reasonable time. rOn motion of Mr. Gallahcr the inat tcrjwas referred to a comraltteo com 'posed of Mpssrs. Gallahcr, A. D. Al derman, W. W. Mills, C. S. Dana and J. M. Harper. Tho President was doubtful as to Marietta being ablo to ralso so largo a bonus as was required. OHIO PRESS ASSOCIATION. Mr. Hataway then stated that ho had a communication from Mr. B. J. McKinnoy, sating that tho Ohio Press Association woujd como down from ZancsvlUo, and arrive In tho tity Octo ber tho sixteenth. It was deemed ad visable to appoint a committee to Bhow them over the city and extent! varlouh hospitalities of tho city. Tho follow ing persons wero appointed: Mayor Sykcs ,A. D. Alderman, H. V. Speel man, D. J. McKinnoy, J. Muoller, T, J, Mercer. ; ' RESOLUTIONS. In vlow of tho fact that tho Ohio Val lby Improvement Association had bcou Instrumental In locating a 'dam near Marietta and causing a vast amqunt of raon'oy to bo expended hero. It was the vsoiiBO of tho Hoard to adopt' tho follow- In resolution: Wliprcas, tho Improvement of tho Ohio River Is of vital Importance, not only to tho City of Marietta, but to a largo section, of tho United States, Including over 207,000 square miles, In- ' habited iby thirteen millions of people, and, Whereas, tho improvement of tho ' vaton-ways of this rich and populous crctlon of our country has been begun by, tho government and can not bo neglected or discontinued without gretit ,1om and damage to tho people - Tkrff,' resolved, Uy tlo Board i i - State Grange, City Board of Session Held Last Evening. of Trado of the City of Marietta, O., that every honorablo means should bo employed to bring the necessities of the situation before Congress and urge them to take speedy action looking to the- completion of tho improvement al ready In progress, especially thoso of thel Ohio River also looking to tho building of additional locks and dams for which surveys and estimates have' already been made whereby, when finished, tho Ohio River will bo ren dered navlgabl'j from Pittsburg to Cairo: Resolved, that tho Ohio Valley Im provement Aassoclatlon has been and still is an Important. faptpr in sccur 'IngHlIesb iiiir6Veniuilt"andMs''ifollow- lng lip tho work already bcgitn 1ft' congress with vigilance and vigor, and In order to help said association and add whatever we can to tho general movement for improving theso great water ways, that the Boad of Trado send such a delegation to tho annual convention of tho said Improvement Association, to bo held at Paducah, ICy., October 23 and 21th 1001, and furthor Resolved, that tho City Council bo Invited to join tho Board of Trado In sending a delegation to this conven tion. Tho President will appoint tho dele gates when It is found who will bo ablo to attend. STATE GRANGE. The State Grange meeting having been secured here for December the fol lowing resolutions wero passed: Whereas, tho Ohio State Grange has decided to hold Its next annual session In this1 city, in December of this year and It is deslrablo to sccuro as largo an attendance at theso meetings as possible, and t Whereas, Agriculturo Is ono of tho main occupations of tho people of Ohio and ono in which all classes arc vitally Interested and It would Bcem that all things posslblo should bo dono to encourage moro Intelligent and efficient methods In tho cultiva tion of tho soil, therefore, Resolved, that tho Board of Trado representing tho business interests of Marietta and surrounding country, in order to securo a full attendenaco upon said meetings, hereby request tho Cen tral Traffic Association to mako tho lowest rates posslblo for all dele gates and others Interested in tho pro motion of our agricultural Interests In tho State- of Ohio, who may desire to attend. Resolved, that tho secretary of tho The Board of Trade hold a very Im portant meeting last ovening. The meeting was called to order by Presi dent Hathaway. Tho minutes of the provlous meeting wero read and ap proved, Thorepoits of committees wero then called for. CHEMICAL PROCESS STEEL. Mr. Snyder reported that tho rcpUt of tho Commlttco appointed to Investi gate Mr. Hastlng's process for man ufactmo of steel by a chemical process, was In tho hands of the Secretary. Tho Secretary then read tho following ro .port: To tho Board of Trado of the City nt Marlclta, O. . Gentlemen:-' Your committee ap pointed Jnvestlgato tho proposition of Messrs. Haetlngs 'et al bog leave tq report that thgy liavo investigated the process and proposition of said parties so ;'nr as practicable and be- -v. Trade at its j lice that they can manufacture cer tain artcles ci hurdwaro at a profit' and !' their claims as to tho manu-, feature of steel areturo (which wo can not determine, as a fact, In the ab sence of ,the necessary converting machinery and appaiatus): Wc think ft advisaolo for th,e beard as a whole to take up the proposition with them and advlso the donation of about three acr;s of land asked for and tho loan of $10,000 to them, with all possible, (safeguards to securo thoso parlies who donate the land and loan the money. Yours respectfully, W. S. PATTIN. J. H. McCONNEBL: I! O. -ALCORN,- V. H. WESTERMAN. A. II. SNIDER. Wo suggest furthor that tho follow ing information be clearly set forth; 1st as to tho .capitalization and per sonnel of tholr proposed company. 2nd Definite and satisfactory terms as to tho donation of land and loan of money. 3rd A statement of what buildings they will erect and what machinery they will Install, and what sum of money thoy will Invest aside fiom the loan contemplated. 4th About what lino of nianufuct uro tiicy contemplate. 5th Tho process' Itself to be secur ed in tiust as a safeguard for some years putt. Why has it not been made commercially profitable? ' 7th In what respect will their pro ceES successfully compete with pres ent well known processess of making steel. ' cnt for the goods proposed to bo man ent for tho goods proposed to me man ufactured. 9th It capitalized for $10,000, how much of tho stock will Mr. Hastings reserve unto Uimscir. After a short discussion of the mat ter, Mr. Hustings was called upon to answer tho questions. In answer to Nos. 1 and 2 ho said that tho personnol of tho company would bo determined by the people who would tako stock In' tho enterprise), and that tho cnflro financial manage ment of tho business would rest with tho Investors until such timo as he would bo ablo to buy them out. To No. 3 ho said that three brick buildings wero contemplated; 200 by CO, SO by 40, 40 by 40. That they would put In tubo rollers, and converters capablo of fifty tons of steel. In regard to the amount of monoy they would Invest dutsldo the loan Mr. Hastings did not say, but ho said that if tho business was started hero that ho had a proposltlqn from a company to locate a $150,000 Btecl plant In Marietta without any expense of any sort to tho city. In answer to No. 4, ho said that they proposed to manufucturo anti-friction boxing for carscams for machinery. In this connection ha said that cams costing $1G and $18 could bo mado for ?7. Ho agreed to No, 5. In answer to No, e ho said that It was not commercially valuable for the samo reason that other great Inven tions and discoveries wero not valuable for years; that ho has not been ablo to make a satisfactory arrangomont with anyone. In answer to No. 7 he said that with a converter tho steel would compete with any mode, and in addition to hard, pees would'havo strength and durabil ity, against just strength by tho old processes. i jlis iiui a HM ouiu iiiuu mo mov,uvi j had been sufficiently tested and wan widely enought known to secure ready maikct. g In answer to No. 9, ho said that he would reserve to himself all tho stock ho could. Tho process of Mr. Hast ings Is not patented. Because It would simply give It away. Ho will also teach one man the art so that It may not bo lost In case he should die. On motion of Mr. Merydlth the chair appointed a commlttco composed of Messrs. Merydlth, Cocn, S. A. CofC man, R. E. Race, W. E. Detlor. Th commlttco will meet In Mr. Cocn's of fico tills aftcroon at 2:30. : THE STEEL PLANT. The steel plant next occupied the at tention of tho Board of Trado and the following proposition was reads To the Boaul of Trade, Marietta, O. Gentlemen: -Wo, the undersigned, agree, for ourselves and associates, to build, equip and operate, in or near the city of Marietta, O., a rolling mill, for the manufacture of black and galvanized steel sheets, also, roof ing, spouting, eaves, troughs, etc., the principal building to be 240 feet long, 110 feet wide and 20 feet high houses, machine shops, offices, etc., and to equip said plant with one roll train, consisting of four sets of hot sheet lolls, ono train of cold rolls, heating and annealing furnaces, gal vanizing plant, roofing plant, engines, boilers, shears, scales, electric lights and crane and other machinery, nec essary to equip a complete modern mill. Board make such request on behalf of Jtho Board of Trado and transmit with samo a copy of theso resolutions. AUTOMOBILE FACTORY. ,Tho Committee appointed to look at- (britho automobile factory reported liayornoio, jirugreBij. "fEiCECUTIYH- COMMITTEE.. .- - Mr. Plumer, thinking that the Board of Trado was haul to assemble and that the frequent proposals which come be foro the Board of Trado could for tho most part bo disposed of easily and nothing brought fjefore tho Board but moro Important tnlngs, moved that an executive committee bo formed consist lng of tho Preeldent, Vice President, Secretary and four other membrs to tak preliminary steps and dispose of unim portant matters. The motion was car ried. Tho Board then adjourned. OIL NEW By Wire From the' Various Fields. Tioiia $1.40 Pennsylvania 1.25 Corning 1.08 Newcastle ' 1.00 North Lima 91 South Lima 80 Indiana SG Somerset , . Si Whitehouso 95 LOWELL FIELD. Special to tho Leader. Lowell, O., Sept. 1C Alexander & Hamilton's No. 5, Wm. Spies, is com pleted and dry In tho 500 foot sand. MURPHYTOWN FIELD. Special to tho Leader. Murphytown, W. Va., Sept. 1C The South Penn Oil Company's No. 3, Laura Barrett, is completed In tho Be rca sand and is dry. PRIZE Fight Stopped by the Gover nor ot Indiana. Muncio, Ind., Sept. 17. Tho prlzo fight scheduled for tonight between Gcorgo Monroe, ot Now York and Gus Bezenah, of Cincinnati, did not comp off. Governor Durbln Instructed Sher iff Swayne to arrest the men tho mo ment a blow landed. Weather Forecast. West Virginia Fair and coolor Tuesday, Wednesday threatening, probably rain, Ohio Cooler, partly cloudy Tues day. Wednesday threatening, prob ably tn. , . .t. MILLION Moirrdng Anericeurs Gather to View the r Funeral Train As it Passes on Joirney to the Capital of the Nation. Washington, Sept. 17. The lemains of President McKinley He In the cast room of the White House. Upstairs tho widow mourns for her dead in the family apartments. It was with simple ceremony and silence that tho body of the late Picsl dent was homo up Pennsylvania avenue to the White House and laid upon the bier In tho great cast room, where he stood so often and recelvo I the greetings of tho common peoplo ho loved better than himself. The ceremony was military in character. Nowhcro was thcro a bhov of civil ian participation. The streets about the station was filled with mounted troops and tho station itself was oc cupied by soldiers and sailois. Not bo on the avenue that led to the White House. Thcro tho people In sllonco crowded the . yast. multi tude against the stiff wire lopes which restrained them from a space marked out for tho line of the procession. Tho afternoon was cloudy and with tho close of day begun a dull de pressing boom of a great gun at inter vals of five minutes. It was the sig nal which gavo notice of the appioach ing of tho funeral train. At the Pennslyvanla Railroad station men In bright uniforms gathered and mlx turo with tho soldiers and sailors. Fiom tho Brigadier General and Nav al Captain down to tho humblest Lieutenant or Ensign every officer on duty In tltc capital was there. Pres ently two troops of cavalry swung from Pennsylvania Avenue into Sixth street, then came Secretaries Hoy and Gage, acting Secretary Sanger, Com missioner McFailnnd and a few sub ordinates, privileged to enter tho spaco within the station where the tialn was to stop. Tho night was humid and dark and the surroundings dcpitbslng. The train was duo at 8:25 but the clock stood 8:38 when the cars swept quietly in to slop at tho gates. Immediately down tho path way strode tho body of soldiers and sailois chosen as body bearcis and guard. They were met at tho cu tranco of the observation car, wheic tho remains lay, by an officer and ad mlttcd at once. The undertaker's assistants rcmovsd tho floral pieces to vans which carried them to tho White House. Tho sailor with drawn cutlass and tho soldier with fixed bayonet, who stood at the foot of the casket gavo way grudgingly to theso men, as thoso they weie lcluctant to abandon tho sad duly. Meanwhile farther down the btation tho party on tho funeral train was alighting. Secretaries Hay and Gago pressed forward and entered tho car whero tho mourners sat and assisted them to descond. Mrs. McKinley, ahlcd by Abner McKinley and Dr. Rlxey, wero speedily placed In the carriages which drove off at once to tho White House without awaiting tho procession. Close behind came members of tho family of tho late President, who wero likewise driven away into tho executive mansion. Mrs. McKinley appeared to bear up with foitltudo but leaned heavily on tho arms of her supporters. Presi dent Roosevelt camo next. His arm was closely clasped by Captain Cowles of tho Navy, a biothor-ln-law who walked hastily along between tho files 'of officers to the carriages. The President walked firmly and erect looking to nolthcr sldo. His face was Bet and sorrowful. Close be hind tho members of tho cabinet were headed by Secretaries Hay and Gago, escorted by General aillesplo and a contingent of ranking army and nav its Lst Sad al officer ia waiting. Senaloio llau na and Fairbanks followed. Tho former walked without a sign of weakness and as though he had nerv ed h'imself to the occasion. Meanwhllo the casket was being l omoved fiom the observation car, ono of tho large windows wore lower ed at the side and the casket was slip ped out and tenderly received upon the oent shoulders of the body bearers, four artillerymen on tho right and four sailors on tho loft. Straight ening themselves they walked Blowly towards the hearse. Before the casket iffarched Alajor Parker, Colonel Bingham, Captain Gilmorc and Maj or Macauley, while officers on either sido stood with uncovered heads as tho remains wcio carried to Sixth street and placed JTn..,hearBo. As tho casket emerged a uuglu note, iobo and "Taps" wero heard. That was' the only sound that broko the silence. Just beyond tho entrance to" the sta tion President Roosevelt with tho members of the cabinet paused. They stood with bared heads as tho corpae was carried to the hearse and drawn up at tho side of the gate. Tho hcarso was drawn by six coal black horses, each whom was led by a col ored groom in black livery. Just as the body was being placed In tho hearse, a photographer from a nearby window suddenly flashed a light to obtiln a reproduction of tho scene. Tho flash-light and accom panying noise made the people shud der. Roosevelt ' seems to bo mom1 entarily dlsconceited. The hearse then quickly moved away, followed by Roosevelt and those accompanying him. By Associated Press. Milbum House, Buffalo, Sept. 16. This morning, just clcve"h days since the anival hcie of President McKin ley in full health ana vigor, his mor tal remains were taken from this city in impiessivo state on their last fad jouiney to the national capital. Just twenty-four hours before tho shooting ho had outlined his great ftttuio policy in the last public ad dress ho ever nade, and tho event which promised to mark'a new era In the administration marked instead a new administration. Tho funeral left here at 8:40 this moining. Tho police and soldiers had anticipated the vast multitudes who were out early seeking vantage grounds along tho line of inarch to tho station, and they wero held back- as tho procession moved along tho streets. Tho run shono but dlsagiee able vinds toie down tho sombre draperies on the buildings along the way and sent clouds 6f dubl whirling through the streets. Tho procasston was doubly impress ive owing to the fact that close bellind tho corpse of tin lato President was his successor, who was closely guard ed by offlceis and soldiers to prevent an attack upon 'him. Mis. McKinley spent a restlessnight notwithstanding the slept a portion of It. Sho aioso at seven asklug to sea her husband's body. Dr. Rlxey, Abner McKinley and the ladies pres ent promised that sho should sec film today A hospital brd w.u, prepared on the fuuonil triln for nor and It ia believed Bho will stand the trip well. None of tho relatives went this morning to the City Hall, where1 tho remains of tho President lay In otato last night, but went direct to the train with Mrs. McKinley, Tho Mlsa cs Duncan preceded her to tho train (Continued on Eighth Page.) ? ' i ft T R MM- t i ' I : i 1 1: S S,t Ml ill 1, H 1 ! n. m iVl' ! . i"