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New York. July .]+.?To any rich
American woman who is ambitious
to scintillate in the society of the
European nobility a woman styling
herself as the Marquise de la Iloche
bryant offers a display of 20 choice
titles from which a selection may be
made. "Xlarquise de la Rochcbrv
ant" is in this city and h;is caused
to be inserted in the newspapers an
advertisement that for a sufficient
c ish payment she will dispose of
any one or more of her titles. Ex
plaining that a brother had wrecked
her fortune, she said she came to
America to recoup the family for
tunes. She particularly recommends
her title as Countess D'Autier as a
desirable one for any American wo
man who is willing to pay $1,000,
000. She says she had been offered
$500,000 for it, but could not think
of letting it go at that price. "I
wanted to raise some money for my
husband's sake," explained the
" Marquise de la Rochebryant," and
I can see nothing dishonable in try
ing to sell one of my titles. I have
29 and 1 want cash for some of them. '
The assurance of his mother that
she would wake him and his little
friend and guest for the night, Beale
Roseberrv, at break of dawn, that he
might see the circus train arrive, did
not exactly suit Master Marvin Mc
Elfresh, so he persuaded her to set
the alarm clock "right at the head
of his bed." The clock certainly did
its whole duty, for Marvin and Beale
were on the ground at dawn and had
the pleasure of seeing the first and
last cage unloaded; and now they are
envied by all the kids in the neigh
Brr'r Fox II, the speed boat,
which recently made such a fine test
ing record in a run from Cincinnati
to New Orleans, a distance of 1,55+
miles, at an average rate of20.R
miles per hour, was watched with
great interest by quite a number of
our jieople, as she dashed by this
|x>int Friday at 2 p. m., making her
speed run from Pittsburg to Cincin
nati, a distance of 46G miles. We
understand Capt. Dean, of the Fox,
has been greatly hampered in this
latter trial run by the very unfavor
able stage conditions of the river.
It is reported that she was making
.S6 miles per hour, when she passed
Ironton, and that 5,000 spectators
lined the Ohio bank at Portsmouth,
to see her rapid rate.
The Pittsburg & Cincinnati Packet
Company, owners of the steamer
Virginia have instituted suit against
C. M. Driver of Pittsburg, the con
tractor on the piers for the bridge at
Steubenville, which it is alleged
caused the recent accident to the
The Virginia on her way up the
river rammed against the pier near
the wharfboat, and was so badly
rippled that two tows were required
to keep her afloat. The contractor
and bridge people were charged with
negligence. A suit was brought.
A sum of money, said to have been
$20,000 which was coming to Driver
as conttactor, was temporarily tied
up in the hands of a Steubenville
bank. By giving security Driver
secured the money. The prepara
tions for litigation have been drag
ging along slowly, and many de
positions have been taken. Capt.
James A. Henderson, of the packet
line says that he has been trying to
bring the case to an issue, but has
been unsuccessful. Captain Hender
son stated that the reasons for the
delay are not apparent to him. The
case will be argued this fall.
W ork will begin to-morrow on the
erection of the new six-story office
building, of the \ inson & Thomj son
Realty Co., on the west side of Pth
street beetween Third and Fourth
avenues. The contract for the build
in? has been let to A. F. Withrow
& Co., of Charleston. The structure
when completed, will cost some
where between thirty-five and forty
thousand dollars.
The contractors began the work of
tearing away the building on the site
yesterday and by evening they will
! have practically cleared the lot. The
I building which was djstroyed to make
way for the more modern edifice was
one of the land marks of pioneer
Huntington. It was rected in the
early eighties by .Major E. A. Ben
nett and was the original home of
The Advertiser.?Huntington Ad
vertiser, July 1+.
The following is a list of the print
| ers employed on the Advertiser at
that time, as given us by Mr. Will
Kenny, now of the Register office:
Emory Bennett, deceased, brother
of the proprietor, foreman; James
j McLean, job department; Will Ken
, ny, Bob Davis, now a noted preacher
of I ronton, Ohio; Dick Davis, no
relative of the former, now train dis
i patcher, living in Pine Bluff, Ark.,
Bluefield, W. Va., July 17.?An
l attempt was made here today to re
I vive the negro saloon conducted by
DocV Fudge, but without success.
A petition signed by hundred ofcol
. ored people asking that an ordinance
be granted separating saloons for
J blacks and whites was read in the
city council.
C. E. Hcinke, a local colored De
: mosthenes, in a speech said he was
not in favor of saloons, at all, but
since their existence was to be sanct
J ioned, he thought the separation of
the races a matter of necessity.
When whites and blacks get jagged
together in the same thirst parlor
j trouble was sure to ensue. He said
the whites are in favor of jim crow
cars, restaurants and hotels, and he
thought it inconsistent to crowd the
two races together in the saloon.
Of course, you have all been told
that the Indian name (Tu-Endie-wei)
of our Park, signifies, "Meeting of
the Waters;" but the Register wants
1 to tell you, any hot, sweltering July
evening that you fear your blood is
j nearing fever heat, just try meander
ing slowly down to that self-same
j "meeting of the waters" Park, and
I see if you don't also meet there the
famous "Kanawha breeze" the
finest, freshest of breezes blowing
across those mingling waters, tattling
an enchanting tale ancnt the leafy
coolness of green hills, delighting
your eyes in the distance. Anc
then, comfortably refreshed, the Reg
ister surmises your grateful heart
will swell with Point Pleasant prid(,
; while you readily join us in a loyil
hurrah for the best little town in tie
Mountain State.
State Superintendent of Schrols
M. P. Shawkey estimated that 4,>00
teachers took the examination leld
j Thursday and Friday in the sev;nU
counties of the state. While retjrns
are slow in coming in to the *ate
department those that have recdved
indicate that the list of applicants
will be an unusually large one. In
Jackson county over 200 appli<ants
took the examination. Roane was
next with 130, Kanawha with 175,
Putnam 100, Boone 77, Ma.ihal'l
93, Clay 40, Taylor 50 and Brixton
La Porte, I ml-, July 17.?John
Mullinex, aged Si, who disappeared ,
from Alexandria* Ind., two weeks
ago on the evening of his marriage
to Miss Rosa Silvey, returned to Al-1
andria last night. He immediately j
sent his friends to inform Miss Silver |
of his return. A reconciliation was
effected ar..l this rooming the couple ;
were married. At the same time
'Miss Silvty withdrew a breach of
promise suit for 610,000 against
Mullinex. He says he cannot ac
count for the disappearance unless [
he was drugged. He said he was in
duced to take drinks with friends,
and believed he was drugged. He ?
had drawn several hundred dollars
from a bank that day. He sa.vs he
has beer at his home at Cottage
ville, W. Va., but does not remem
ber leav ? Alexandria nor arriving at
his horn-:. "
The ronton Register says the out-'
l,K,k f, r a street railroad between
Ironton and Gallipolis is bright. Mr.
Clary representing English capital1
with five millions on deposit, with
headquarters at Pittsburg are in dead
1 earnest They want their agents to
get a franchise from the county com
missioners through which the road is
to run and give them 15 feet on one
side of the county road, the abutting
! farme rs along the road to give 20
feet more to be used as switches or
j for a double track for a great inter
urban line, reaching from Pittsburg
to C ncinnati. The promoters say
this ain well be done as by building
I the 'ax duplicate of the county would ,
be featly advanced by tax on roll
ing tock and trade. The Comrois
siocrs of Lawrence are inclined to
be nir but think they have nothing
1 to jive away to promoters who might
gel a valuable franchise and then
spicuiate upon it. They will have
to lie shown before any franchise ,
w.uld be given and that in some in- I
sluices that many feet could not be
? swred.
Mr. Alphonse Blake, w ho has been |
v.>rking Gallia county for the same ,
j people, says that he has the right of ?
vtay for nearly the whole county and 1
iLso in Lawrence county down as far
is Millersport. Work of securing;
the right of way through Lawrence
j county is now to be pushed with
I vi^or.
Lieutenant Colonel C. C. Hogg,
of the West Virginia National Guard,
has received a communication from
the war department at Washington,
stating that in compliance with his
request,he has been granted a permit
to attend the Army college at Wash
ington, and the necessary papers for i
j his entrance will be forwarded with-1
in the next few days. Dr. Hogg
is one of the leading practicioners of:
the city and is desirous of taking the >
' course in the Army Medical School
inasmuch as it is the most thorough
: and practical post graduate course i
afforded by any institution in the,
country. He will enter the institu-'
j tion in October, and after he com
pletes the course, will be eligible to j
service in the army but he is not
desirous of taking advantage of this ;
part of the proposition.?Huntington ,
All K's of P. should attend the j
? meeting tonight. There will be work
I of unusual interest, after which re
i freshments will be serv ed. Recently
the Uniform Rank was reorganized
and expect to show their new uni
1 forms at the Grand Lodge meeting
at l'arkersburg in September.
Bargains and bargains, at Mrs. L.
1 WiJ. lliamson's.
Col. Sum Bettes, the "Cowboy
Preacher, has turned up in Oregon,
and here is tlw weird tale he is tell
ing: up there, according to the Tele
gram, of Portland:
S. G. Bettes, the "Cowbov Preach
er, of Kins s Ranch, Texas, and
fumed generally as the champion
canoe' cruiser of the world, arrived
here this morning from Cottage
Grove, having come down the river
in a small boat of his own construct- !
ion in which himself and wife have
made their home for three days and
nights consumed in the trip. Mr.
Bettes has a penchant for aquatic ad
ventures of this character and not
long ago conceived the idea of build
ing the little craft as a means of
testing the comparative attractions
of the W illiamette. w ith other famous
rivers he lias traversed in the course
of his eccentric career. The boat is
14 feet long with four-fcet beam,
and has been arranged with a canopy
top sufficient to meet all requirements
of comfortable habitation. l"ix>n his
arrival here this morning, Mr. Bettes
announced his intention of present
ing the boat to the two youths who
were apprehended the other day in
a scheme to start a piratical expedi
tion in a soap box and declares that
he has ascertained their addresses
and will hunt them up without de
The co? boy preacher claims to
have made the longest cruise in a
canoe ever undertaken, having gone
more than .S1,000 miles in one vov- i
age, which included a start from
Port Huron, Michigan, ai.d embraced
explorations of the St. Lawrence
river, then down the Ohio and Mis
sissippi rivers to the Gulf of Mexico,
and across through the Caribean Sea;
after which he skirted the South
American coast clear around through
the Straits of Magellan up along the
coast -<3" Chile, in the course of which
he traversed all the great rivers along ]
the route. His rambles included a
voyage of500 miles along the lagoons 1
of the Rio Negros, besides a thousand
mile jaunt up the Amazon, and he
says that he not only holds a gold
medal for these |>crforinances, but
has made Frank G. Carpenter re-1
semble a cheap selling plater in ex
cursions of this kind, having beaten j
him more than 8,000 miles. Bettes !
is headed for the Seattle Exposition,
where he believes there is an excel
lent field for operation as a rescuer
if souls on the verge of everlasting
Washington, July I+.? Cleve-i
landia" in honor of former President
Cleveland, is to be the name of the
municipality of Bella Vista de Pal ma, I
Brazil, according to news received at
the state department.
This homage is paid to M r. Cleve
land because of his services as arbi
trator of the question of boundary i
lines between Brazil and the Argen- |
John Robinson's circus exhibited
here last Friday to a large crowd, and
was one of the best shows that ever
struck our town. The equipment is
grand, the parade magnificent, and
the performers are all stars. Robin
son's shows will always be popular
The following charter was issued
hist Saturday:
The United States Calcium Chloride
Works, of Hartford, Mason county,
to engage in the manufacture and
sale of chemicals. The capital stock
is 85,000, of which 8500 has been
paid. The incorporators are Edward
C. Maher, W. H- Jacobs, G. A.
Kelly, of Chicago, S. L. Page, of
Aurora, III., and John C. Slade, of
Evans ton, 111.
The home boys defeated the
Pomeroy team here last Sunday by
a score of IS to 2. The game was '
very interesting despite the one-sided
score. A splendid sized crowed was '
present and good order prevailed
throughout the game. The grounds
had been put in first-class condition,
wire stretched to keep the enthused ?
from encroaching upon the field and
diamond and the players were not
handicapped by the crowd.
Next Sunday, July 55, the famous
Syracuse, Ohio, team will be here ?
and our lx>vs will have to play al- >
most errorless to win from this hust
ling bunch. It is said Syracuse will
have one of the best batteries with 1
them that can be found in that neck
of base balldom. Turn out, fans.
From private sources we learn that
our own "Dyke" Dashner is still'
working with the Portsmouth, Va.,
team and will soon be in condition
to strike out a majority of the bat
ters who face him in the regular
league games.
Mrs. Chas. Keitmeyer, a respected
citizen of Mason, committed suicide
Saturday, July 17, by jumping in
the cistern at her home. We have
not learned further particulars. Mr.
and Mrs. Reitmever were married
a little over a year ago, and leaves i
a husband and mother.
A nasty and desperate fight be
tween a white man named All)ert
Thivener, and a colored man named
Robert Games, took place last Sat
urday night at Kanauga, Ohio, dur
ing which Games had his throat cut
and Thivener" s collar bone was brok
en and his nose bit off. The colored
man was taken to Gallipolis on one
car, for treatment, while the white
man hail to wait for the next car be
fore he was attended to, the street,
car conductor being loth to bike
them together for fear of further
Thivener wrapped his nose in his
pocket handkerchief, put it in his
pocket and took it to Galli|>olis,
where several stitches were taken,
though assured by the attending
physician that the operation was
useless. At last re|>orts the colored ,
man is in a serious condition and
that Thivener is not much better.' I
The cause of the fight grew out of [
some contention about a cork from a'
quart bottle of whiskey, and both ;
men were drinking; but it is said:
the colored man is of good disposition :
and was forced into the conflict.
The dates of the Mason County;
Fair have not as yet been determined,
but we are to have one of our "old
timers," conducted on business prin
ciples and a care for the comfort and
entertainment of visitors; when these
dates are announced we will give
them to the public.
Mr. James Stephenson can tell you
more about the circus parade and the
circus than most people. The par
ade came up Main to Market and
turned out Market and up Viand,
and Jim, determined not to miss it,
"hiked" through the Court House
park and got there in time to fee it
all; but not being satisfied, propelled
himself back to. his store on Main
street long before the head of the
procession arrived on its return. This
might be called a "double header."
The cutting of freight rates goes
merrily on, and the shippers can cer
tainly stand it if the railroads can.
What mutter how the winds may
Or blow they ejut or'blow they
What reck I bow the tides mnv flow,
_ Since ebb or flood alike is best.'
So summer onhn, nor winter pile,
Impedes or drives me from my
I steadfast toward the haven sail
That lies, perhaps, not far away.
I mind the weary days of old.
When motionless I seemed to lie;
The nights when fierce the billows
And changed my course, I know
not why.
I feared the calm, I feared the gale,
Foreboding danger and delay.
Forgetting I was thus to sail
To reach what seemed so far
I measured not the loss and fret
Which through those years of
doubt 1 bore;
I keep the memory fresh, an** yet
Would hold God's patient mercy
W hat ? recks have passed me in the
What ships gone down on summer
While I, with furled or spreading
Stood for the haven far away.
What matter how the winds may
Since fairor foul alike is best;
Sod holds them in His hand I know
And I may leave to him the rest,
Assurred that neither calm nor gale
Can bring me danger nor delay,
As still I toward the haven sail
That lies, 1 know, not far away.
?A. F. D. Randolph."'
There is a promised hitch in the
.election of census supervisors in the
West Virginia districts. The State
kfll act five supervisors and an easy
way of allotting them will be to al
low one supervisor to cach congress
ional district. The pity is that the
state docs not get seven so that each
house member and each senator
would be given a bit of very clever
latronage. There is bound to be a
clash when it comes to picking men
who will be pleasing both to senators
ind representatives and the first sign
if woe is in the Second district where
the senators have indicated a prefer
ence for the selection of Hon. A. L.
Helmick the agile and able Republi
can leader of Tucker county. Afi
told in my dis|?tch to the Intelligen
cer a week ago, Congressman Stur
Ifiss had made known his desire to
?P|)oint his friend Childs, of Har|>ers
Ferry. This bit of news startled
Helmick a trifle but he recovered
rapidly under the treatment of At
torney General Conley and the Hon.
Sam Montgomery, both of them !>e
ing friendly to Sturgiss and anxious
to fix up things harmoniously for the
future. Now it develops that the
senators agreed on Helmick for the
census (Appointment and it is up to
the senators and the congressman for
some sort of an arrangement that
will prevent undue friction.
On account of the resignation of
W. O. \ an Pelt as chief clerk in
the Kansas bureau of labor at To
peka, W. E. Bryan, of Wichita,
deputy factory inspector and second
son of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Bryan, of
Middleport, has been appointed
chief clerk. Mr. Bryan has many
friends throughout the bend who are
glad to hear of his good luck.
Pomeroy Independent.
Lewis ton, Me., July 17.?Mrs
Margaret McCarthy, New England's
oldest woman and probably the
oldest woman in the United States
is dead here at the age of 112 years.
Mrs. McCarthy was born May .'>0,
1797, in Cork, Ireland, and' has
documents which prove tie fact l?e
yond question.
Mr. H. E. Spilman is in the coal
business in Baltimore; and we under
stand, will move his family there,
this fall.

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