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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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
greatest demonstration ever seen
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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
A special committee was appointed
to take the resolution before the
Ohio state legislature an its coining
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
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
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
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.
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.
' .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.
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. .
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.
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,
The bamboo tree doesn't bloom on*
til it's thirtieth year.

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