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GOVERNOR ASKS THE MEMBERS WAHIS10 HIO* BOW TBET STAND ON MATTER OF AN EXTRA SESSION. ' | From a source regarded as abso lutely authoritative it was learned yes terday afternoon that Governor Wil liam E. Glasscock has sent out letters, to all the members of the present leg-: islature asking them as to their atti tude in regard to a special session of, the legislature and how they stand on matters of proposed legislation. The' governor, it is learned, made inquiry particularly in regard to two pet; measures which he recently has ad-1 v oca ted very strongly, viz., the tax on natural gas and the county unit local option law. In addition, the governor asks^hat the legislators give their views on oth er matters that should be included in the call in case a special session of the legislature is held within the next few weeks or months. For some time, it is understood on good authority, the governor has had his ear to the ground and has been taking stock of the sentiment in favor of the tax on gas and the county local option law. While his position in the matter was announced, the governor wanted to find out, it is understood, how the legislators stand, and whether it will be possible to en act the legislation he wants at this session. From party leaders have come expressions of intense opposi tion to a sjH'cial session and many of the solons have like-wise expressed themselves as being opposed to the special session. However, so far at1 least, no poll nas been made of the individual members to find out where they stand. It is understood to have been the purpose of the governor to keep the fact that he was making a poll of the legislators a secret"at least until such a time as he should have the opinions of a majority of them. However, de spite precautions, the cat got out of. thebaginadvertently when some one's slip of the tongue let the secret out. Confirmation was obtained last even ing. The general opinion here is that the poll will show that a major ity of the legislators are opposed to an extra session. MITCHELL READY TO GO TO PRISON WILL UPHOLD THE RIGHT OF FREESPECH. New York, Nov. 5.?John Mitch ell, vice president of the American I Federation of Labor, whose sentence to nine months" imprisonment for contempt of a Federal court has been . upheld by the United States Court of Appeals, has arrived here too late to meet President Samuel Gorai>ers be fore the latter went to Washington, but Mr. Mitchell declared that the matter would be taken to the Supreme Court, and that he was willing to go to jail in defense of a principle if the final court sustained the others. "The matter will undoubtedly be taken up by the convention of the | American Federation of Labor, which 1 begins in Toronto on Tuesday,"" he declared. "Trial by jury is the tra ditional and constitutional right of a free people. The agitation against the decision will be of national scope, and will be kept up. Meantime ever}- legal remedy will be tried to have the sentence set aside." The old bunch is in control again in San Francisco. The same crowd that backed Eugene Scmitz for mayor contributed to the election of the new mayor and Patrick Calhoun, who was tried on a bribery charge, it is said to have aded materially in the overthrow of Heeny. It is said to be the new mayor's intention to to mske of San Francisco "the Paris of America" so far as wide openness is concerned, and probably the lid will be lifted from all those who have power to use them.?Sentinel. game famine this season. The entire state of West Virginia will suffer from a game famine this season, and not from the reason that Karne is scarce, as the state game officials say there is an abundance, hut because under the new laws of the state, no came of any kind will be allowed to be sold. This law will be effective for the next two years, and meanwhile the inner man will suffer. Rabbits will be the only animal allowed to be sold this season, it being held that rabbits are not, classed under the game heading. , Since the hunting season has opened local dealers, in many cases, have prepared for a big season, but after1 investigating the laws and getting official decisions they find that their preparations are all in vain. Under the new law governing this it.says: It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or corporation, at any time, to purchase or offer to purchase or to se'l or expose for sale, or have in his or their (iossession for the purpose of selling, any quail, ruffled grouse, pheasant, woodcock, wild turkey, wild geese, swan, brant, j w ducks of any kind, plover, snipe, sandpiper, squirrel, deer or venison: trout of any species, salmon of any species, pike, bass, or silver perch, or any of the fish birds or game classed as game under this law." The penalty for violation of this law is a severe one, the rule being a fine of not less than $25, or more I than ?100, for the first offense for each count on the first arrest, or, if the fine is not paid, to be sent to the I county jail for a period not exceed-1 ing sixty days. This includes all game with the exception of quail, i ruffled grouse, pheasant or wild tur- ' key, or for each fish sent from the state, or which has already been sent out. I The law is a blow not only to the I dealers, but also to the residence of! the state, as such feasts as have been enjoyed in the past unless the con sumer hikes himself to the woods and kills the game himself, after securing j the necessary license, of course. ' Charleston Mail. TURKEY CROP ,! IS SHORT THIS YEAR AND THEY WILL SELL HIGHER. Thanksgiving turkeys will cost the 1 housewife this year between S3 and I 25 cents a jiound, according to prom- j inent dealers. There is a shortage! of crop and the wholesale market has been advadced from 1 Ho 15 cents on foot. Farmers are withholding contracts to sell their crop, the bidders offer- j ing lti cents and the farmers demand ing IS cents. Last year turkeys were cheap at Thanksgiving because of the mild weather, they selling at 20 cents retail. If a warm spell strikes about Thanksgiving this year turkeys will be cheap, but hardlv under 22 cents, while a cold snap [ will create a larger demand and the retail price will go to 25 cents. HIGH IN NEW YORK. New ^ ork, Nov. 7.?Thanksgiving I turkeys will cost 30 cents a pound, according to statements made bv! dealers today. The supply, it is said, j is smaller than last year, so the price ' has gone up with the shortage. I V) hat makes the situation even worse j for the housewife is that the supply j of ducks and chickens is also short, and prices have gone up in propor tion. While turkeys are scarce and the price for such as are to be had is high, cranberries are plentiful and cheaper than ever before. A quart can be bought for 10 cents. The chicle trees of Yncatan are being exhausted and a gum-chewing famine threatens the United States in a few yoars. Deprived of "rats" and threaened with the loss of their chewing gum, there is nothing for the young maidenhood of the country to do but grow up and become suff rmgettef. OPENING OF IffMECHENDAM greatest demonstration ever seen ON UPPER OHIO. Wheeling, W. V*., Nov. 4.? With deafening hurrahs, clinging of Mils, and reports from huge fire-1 crackers, mixed with melodous strains! from brass bands?and some strains not melodious from all kinds of noise making instruments?the big river1 parade in honor of the opening ofi the new government dam at Mc-' Mechen got under way from the: Wheeling wharf yesterday afternoon, j About 150 gaily decorated boats were' in liue. All kinds of crafts from a miniature skiff eighteen inches long, ? which was towed behind a john-lioat to the biggest steamer that could be gotten into the local port were lined up in the big pageant, which spread out almost two miles in length. It is estimated that fully 75,000 to SO,000 persons lined the bonks of the Ohio between \\ heeling and Mc Mechen. All the big industrial plants on the South Side and in Bell aire and Benwood practically sus pended operations while the parade was passing and the employes were i given an opportunity to see the greatest naval display ever seen on the river. As the boats passed down ! stream hundreds of salutes were fired j by river front residents, while aeon- ! tinuous roar was kept up by the j whistles of the mills and factories! and railroad engines, until after the i parade passed Benwood, when there ! were no more mill whistles to make j a noise. 1 he festivities were brought to a j close with a monster meeting at the 1 Carroll Club in the evening, which was attended by a number of distin guished citizens from various points along the Ohio Valley. Among the princi|>al addresses made were Col. John L. Vance, Hon. W. P. Hubbard, Capt. F. W. Alstaetter. ex-Governor A. B. White, Hon. Pinkey Marble, Capt. B. B. Dovenner and several others. KENTUCKY WOMAN IS NOW OIL QUEEN. Jackson, Ky.. Xov. t>._In Ken- ! tucky there is a woman, Mrs. Ora Hood Russell, who, in a little over a dozen years rose from a lawyers! stenographer at $10.00 a week to be one of the richest women in the state ; and perhaps tne 'oil queen" of the I world. It is a surpassing twentieth : century record. Miss Hood went to work thirteen ! years ago at the age of 18 as the' stenographer of a Chicago lawyer. Later she obtained a position as amanuensis to a minister, who was editing a series of books. There she met \V. H. Russell, an oil operator, and they were married. But they were separated somi time later, and Mrs. Russell, with some money and a knowledge of oil, | went traveling in South America. In Venezuela she saw splendid prospects for oil. She returned to i the United States and tried to inter est American money in the oil fields of that troublesome little republic, j But one day her journeys carried her from her home in Bloomington, 111., down .into Wayne county, Kv. She immediately saw oil prospects?"! and oil in the hand in Kentucky1 seemed many times more valuable! than oil in the bush in Venezuela. At first investors were shy of Ken tucky oil, but she put all of her mon ey in it and took new leases, pledg ing a half interest in them. The first shot was successful? and her fortune was made. She held leases on litterally thousands of acres. With 135 automobiles this city is I in a pretty fair way to be termed the automobile metropolis of West Vir ginia despite her extreme youth. Even Wheeling has but a few more than 300 machines, and Parkersburg will double Huntington's age and wealth has but 85.?Huntington Herald-Dispatch. A STRENUOUS SWEETHEART. I I Huntington. \V. V*., ^Oct. 27.? After tying her horse where it could be reached in an instant, pretty > Alma Blake of Glen wood, entered the B. & O. depot at that place today and engaged the attention of two officers in charge of Parrell Stevens, her sweetheart whom they were, bringing to jail in this city, while Stevens skiped out, mounted the; horse Hnd dashed away to safety. He swam his horse across the Ohio river with his pursures scarcely a; hundred yards behind, endeavoring j to catch him before bis horse's feet. touched the Ohio soil While tbej officers were following Stevens, Miss ; Blake secured a boat, and, rowing across the river, joined her sweet-1 heart and they were married by a country justice in Lawrence county tonight. Stevens was charged with malu-ious maiming, because he broke the jaw of a man who he claimed hau insulted Miss Blake. DESTRUCTIVE FIRES IN WEST VIRGINIA HILLS. Destructive forest fires are raging in the Alleghany mountains in Pen dleton and Pocahontas counties along j a line 50 miles in length, and also: in Baleigh and part of Greenbrier county in this state. Deputy United States Marshall Dan W. Cunningham has just return ed from Marlinton, and stated last night that forest fires are doing much damage to property in the mountains. At Waloga, near Buckeye Station, the residents were unable to check ! the progress of the flames and a number of shanties and small houses ! were destroyed. The fires in Raligh county are said to also be attaining alarming propor tions and may prove very destructive to former* if heavy rains do not fall soon. PEARY BEATS TEDDY. New York, Nov. 6.?The literary end of discovering the North Pole is more profitable than that of running errands in Africa for the Smithsonian i Institute. Commander Peary is toi get 20 per cent more a word for the magazine story of his achievement than former President Roosevelt is ! getting for his hunting story. Colonel Roosevelt's price is $1.00; so Commander l'eary is to get $1.20 ! a word for a story of about 50,000 words that is to run serially in a local! publication for the n?xt eight months, j VIOLATION OF THE LAW TO USE FERRETS | It is a violation of the law to use ferrets in this state. The point has been settled by State Game Warden | J. A. Yiquesnev. It was thought by some that the new act covering the protection of fish and game had i been passed without the provision against ferrets, and that it had re peated the old statute on the subject. The state game warden savs that the new statute through an oversighr, did not contain a provision prohibit- l ing the use of ferrets, but it also i failed to repeal the exisiting law. Section 15 A of the code prohibits the j use of ferrets for any and all purposes in hunting, taking on pursuing game j and is still in force and effect. SENSIBLE HAN IS SUPT. LONGMAN. Canton, O., Nov. 6.?The segrega tion of ne^ro and white children in orephan asylumns in the state and municipal institutions was recom mended in a resolution adopted at the state conference on charities and correction here today. The resolution was presented by R. A. Longmau, j assistant superintendent of the Child - ! ren's Home, Cincinnati. Mr. Lang i man said he believed that intermingl ! ing of negroes with the whites in ! childhood, tended to encourage inter marriage. A special committee was appointed to take the resolution before the Ohio state legislature an its coining session. A PRETTY WEDDMG HISS ENNALLA VAN DQUN BRIDE OF MR. JAMES CAPEHAKT. Ceremony Was Made Doubly Im pressive Because Of Its Simplicity ?Reception Follows At Home Of The Bride's Parents. From ibe Dalawmra lObto.) Oawttc. The marriage Thursday evening, at half after six o'clock, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, of Miss Ennallaj Runkle Van Deman, eldest daughter of Hon. J. D. and Mrs. Van Dcman,! to Mr. James Capehart, of Point Pleasant, W. Va., was one of the prettiest weddings of the season, be ing made especially impressive by its simplicity. The reception at the Van Demon home immediately following the ceremony was a very pleasantj affair. Prior to the ceremony several se lections were rendered by Miss Kath erine Hills at the organ, and prompt ly at the appointed hour, to the: Swedish wedding march by Suder man, the bride and groom entered 1 the church from the Parish House j entrance, -and advanced to the chan- ' eel, where they were met by Rev. A. C. Jones, the rector, who performed the Episco|>al service, and by the | bride's father, who gave her away. There were no attendants. During the ceremony selections from the Marriage Mass of Dubois were play-; ed by Miss Hills, and the recessional march as the bride and groom left ' the church was also by this composer, j Messrs. Clive Jones, E. M. Semans and Robert Powers were the ushers. The bride was attired in a travel ing dress of blue, and presented a charming appearance. The church decorations were simple, in keeping with the service. At the Van Deman home over a j hundred guests were received, the! invitations being confined to the j members of the three clubs to which j the bride belongs, the French Club, j the Shakespeare Club, and the North ? End Reading Club, and a very few j esjiecial friends. The home was very ' prettily decorated, the color scheme | of yellow and white, the colors of i the French Club, being extensively J used. Chrysanthemums of these hues ; were arranged throughout the house, j and pepper berries, sent from Cali- , fornia by Dr. Caroline McElroy, and 1 smilax were also employed to ad-i vantage. In the receiving line were Mr. and j Mrs. Van Deman, the bride and ^ groom, and Dr. and Mrs. Walter. Lincoln. Assisting throughout the j euening were the following ladies:' Mrs. H. E. Buck, Miss Clara Nelson, Mrs. Leroy Battcnfield and Mrs. : L?uis Welch, assistant hostessess;! Mrs Clive Jones and Mrs. R. 1. Ful ton, who gracefully presided in the j dining room; Miss Ethel UfFord, Miss | Helen l'arsons, Miss Grace Parsons,, Miss Alice Diminick, Miss Natalie Bodurtha, Miss Mary Thomson and. Miss Rebecca Van Deman, who serv- j ed, and Miss Ada Welch and Miss Edna Hall, who presided at the: punch bowl. In the west library of the home the many beautiful presents received by the bride were displayed and greatly admired during the evening. The bride and groom left on the j nine o'clock train, south, on the Big Four for Columbus, from where they left this morning for Point Pleasant, j 1 and after a stay there of several days, [ : will go to Florida for the winter.! | The bride is one of Delaware's most! : accomplished and popular young la dies. The groom is a prominent I banker of Point Pleasant, and is also 1 the owner of a large orange grove in Florida. The guests from out of the city were: Dr. and Mrs. Walter Lincoln and Polly Simpson, of Point Pleas ant, Miss Hope Hameron, of Park ersburg, W. Va., Miss Jo Norris, of Chattanooga, Tenn., General and Mrs. Benjamin Piatt Runkle, Mrs. Edgar M. Hatton and Mrs. George B. Donavin, of Columbus, Mrs. Guy Stayrani, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Geo. Bates, of New ^London, Conn., and ; Mr. and Mrs. Firestone, of Shiloh. -?V Mr. and Mrs. Capehart arrived at their home "Ingkside," near this city, Friday night, and with Dr. and Mrs. Lincoln and Miss Polly Simpson left Monday morning fortheir winter home, in Florida. The Register, to gether with hosts of friends, extends heartv congratulations. INSTANTLY KILLED RAYMOND MATHENY, WHILE ATTEMPT ING TO BOARD A MOVING RAIN. . <3.39 ' .S&3B Mr. Ravmond Matheny, the oper ator at Brosia, was instantly killed here last Sunday at about 11 o'clock a. m., while attempting to board'a south bound' freight train to go to Brosia. In trying to get on he miss ed his hold and fell under the wheels, ' " andjjwns badly mangled, death beiVig almost instantaneous. His home is at Albany, Ohio, he was unmarried, weighed about S00 pounds and was a handsome voung man. The re mains were taken charge of by the undertaker and on'Monday morning he was taken to his home by rela tives. A coroners inquest was held which exonerated the railroad from all blame. GROUND UNDER CURUEL WHEELS. Ivan Hentliorn, single, living with his imrents at Parkersburg, a brake man on the B. & O., fell beneath the wheels of a moving freight car Saturday morning and, as the result of the accident, will loose one.of his legs if not his life. The accident oc curred Jat Grecnbottom. Dr. With ers was summoned from Glenwood. He was joined in a short time by Dr. Hugh A. Barbee, of Point Pleasant, who took the unfortunate young man to Huntington. At the hospital it was decided that 'limb broken above the knee might be saved: The oth er, however, was'amputated at once. . NEW SCHEDULE AND THE NEW TIME CARD WILL THEN BE PUT INTO EFFECT. Word was received here yesterday by local officials of the B. & O. that the new time table will go into effect on Nov. SI. On this date the night train service between Pittsburg and Charleston on the O. R. division and. the K. & M. will be inaugurated. The heads of departments are now engaged in making out the time table and schedule and it will doubtless be announced in a few days. The news that the night train service will be established within the next few weeks is most pleasant to local business men and people who have occasion to go to Charleston and points dowu the state. Under the present arrange ment it virtually requires a day to go to Charleston. Whether any change will be made on the main line of the B. & O. is not known. The schedule has proven. most satisfactory in the past and it is not probable that very many cluinges will be made. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED. Mrs. James A. Lupton announces the engagement of her daughter. Miss Stella Dages, to Mr. Arch Elliot Housel, of Montreal, Canada. Mr. Housel is a brother of Mrs. Ed ward Joseph Charters (Grayce Hous el,) who was married last Wednesday and is connected with the Montreal office of the Jeffry Mfg. Co. Miss Dages is a graduate of Martha Wash ington seminary, Washington, D. C., and is one of oar most attractive and accomplished young ladies.?Galli polis Journal. A lazv man can't see why other* should be foolish enough to work, i The bamboo tree doesn't bloom on* til it's thirtieth year.