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2 v P.. ZC\mUEN»•>» ** WHEELING. W. VA, TUESDAY, .1 LUXE 1. 1897 VOL. 35; NO. 323. -’.urbance That Was Dis '.nctlv Discernable v Widely Separated Points, >r the Country from Bal o to Atlanta, and as Fai ns Louisville and Ciucin severe Enough to Upset a >y on a Two Story House i ^ersburg — A Ten-Second ! . u; Caldwell, Ohio — Ken .Ohio and West Virginia a Chill. • . Register. > W. Va.. May 31.—Par was startled this afternoon v perceptahle earthquake . h was felt throughout the j o'clock. k buildings trembled and there e vibrations, quickly follow h other. . r;ous damage was done. jh> >ple were frightened, how : . n in the factories, where at ion is felt continually from hinery, the shocks were very snd many of the workmen arTied. .duck tumbled from the big two r-sidencp of I)r. A. N. Frame, me str-et. a large brick chimney, in many parts of the city people hed to the streets, thinking that an in* nitro-glycerine explos. u had oe rred. \ TEN-SECOND shake. ! to the R»gister. well. Ohio. May 31.—At 1 o clock rernoon an earthquake ^hock v perceptibly felt at this place. , 4 about ten seconds. j.n , < was mostly felt in the ,• ry Ilf the Court House, a ,,f the officials rushing in great the building. Doors and ,->li t ami desks were shaken \ient to stop clocks. The j . . fel* m many other parts of | SOl.l!) Bl ILDINOS. Register. \V. \a.. May 31. At j pa.'t two o'clock this at- ! . t tremor of the earth i :shout this section. The * lines in this city were ach ext tement was [ s •' \ .> OFF RACKS. P. gt-’er. I sreuben\;ll' Oh May 31.—This was severely j ated by an earth ke U - af'• . n> . the shock being bit v nearly everybody in F’srnit ;r* was ■.•!«;y shaken j • r ias' • d. The *h k was felt in t rounding towns. N v Cumberland a millinery ha s w« re shaken off racks. . • >RNSTALK*S BONES. • t ,t. W. Va.. May 31.— re this afternoon this j ,ik>n bv an earthquake. The i which was the strongest •r art it twenty-five years, j in south to north and last i!:' minute. !t was pretty • :t ’ • , r the town. Many • • alarmed and rushed out -t. .and hous*'.-. ' HE U CHARLESTON. It- «i- • r. n. W. Va.. May 31.—This Oaken up this afternoon : r hquake. which caused! vibrate and furniture to ; •:-» - \ panic seized the j i .• y ran into the streets buildings were about to ! vi. ,\ large iron safe in ; •it General's office at the n .1 f • »ni the wall where ne. The vibrations were o: th and continued from i n seconds. ' ' \M\C,K \T CLARKSBURG. It. Ki-c r. irg. W. Va. May 31.—The was felt here, but did *no - - , t caused no alarm. ,r” n \T MORGANTOWN. !:-s:i>t. ~ wn. W. Va.. May 31.—Hur people here report they felt 4 shock at - p. m. Articles were shaken. I n\-j,Y IN BUILDINGS. R gist-r. Ohio. May 31.—An earth . was felt here to-day about a.!i; uing about ten seconds, j -hr.-, in cupboards and slight- | ; i king chairs. Only those -- noticed the shock. V->\0\GAH JARRED. ' no R gist« r. W \ May 31- kbout to-day an earthquake jarred « inslderably. and it is t-e- ! t w ndow glass was broken ile9 from town. RMOXT STIRRED UP. > • h. t; c -t. r. m. May 31. 'Did you feel j query propounded to every n the streets this afternoon. ! p ' :o the earthquake shock, j - felt h■•re . • 1:.Ns. a <1 which t one that has been felt here i tuber. isss. when the quake j ton caused — i much destruc- | lie shock here this afternoon '.lv felt in all parts of the t more particularly at the 1 ool .Ml of the students 'he auditorium on the third 'he shock ».i? so severe that -■°:"r.g fell from ’he walls in i ’ aces. There w as at once a I •sh for the outside arionfi the | , <v students. avy .citement was so great ;ha* 'C .og lady fainteil. At ti ouilding going np on JeffersoX ot the shock jarreu loose several lX • k on the sides of the wall which was nearing completion, and which toppled to the ground. At a store in town some di-hes were jarred^ from the shelf. At first people thought that perhaps a mine explosion was the cause but a telephone message front Morgantown reassured them. Excitement has been at a high pitch this afternoon and peo ple await to-morrow’s Register with anxiety. Special to ttv Register. Bootshville. \\\ Ya.. May 31.—The earthquake was felt only ia some parts of this city to-day. It is found that pe so: who reside in frame hotfses as a rule did not feel it. while brick structures were all shaken. . < THREE DISTINCT SHOCKS. Sje"ini to the R< gist* r. Montana. \\\ Ya.. May 31.—The eat hquake was felt here distinctly this afternoon. There were three separate jars. At a residence in town a glass tumbler was jarred from the sideboard. SEVERE AT WESTON. Spt.'i.Ll :u the Register. Weston. W. Ya.. May 31.—An earth quake shock was felt here about two o’clock this afternoon. Several ladies , were badly scared, and one fainted. A wall in the store room of the American ! Tea Company, which building is own- ! ed by A. A. Lewis, was split from top , to bottom, leaving a crack fully one- i eighth of an inch wide. Several peo- | pie were shaken from their (hairs, and ! numerous articles upon walls and stands were tumbled to the floor. Reports from Pickens, Buckhannon. and other points in this section are that the shock was felt but uot seri ously. TOLLED THE BELLS. S|v'i j,il t<• th. Rvcistrr. Williamson. W. Va., May 31.—A severe earthquake shock was felt here this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The shock was so strong as to cause j houses 13 shake considerably and bells j to toll slightly at Delorme, la miles j east of here. The store house of Peter Brushart was shaken down. The i quake occasioned no little alarm i among the people of this town, some ^ of them running from their houses into , the streets. Ql'ITE \ TREMOR AT GRAFTON. | S|» < il ;o the Register. Grafton, \V. Va.. May 31.—An earth- | (pi. ke shock was perceptible here at 2 lo p. m. to-day. In some buildings the plastering on walls was consider ably cracked. In some residences j di-lies were shaken from shelves.! There was no other damage. Si ■ i ! to Tlie R sister. Marietta. Ohio. May 31.—A distinct! earthquake shock was felt by hurt- j dreds of people in this city at 1 o'clock titis afternoon. Heavy buildings were j shaken to their foundations. The i tremor lasted about 30 seconds. No damage is reported. \LAR.M AT CINCINNATI. Cincinnati. Ohio. May 31.—Shortly after 1 o'clock an earthquake was felt here and in the suburbs. The printers ran out of the Times-Star office. Occu pants of other buildings were alarmed, and at Coney Island. Chester Park, the Zoologicai Gardens and elsewhere, there was consternation among the holiday crowds. At the lagoon on the Kentucky side there was a panic among several thousand people on the grounds. The waters in the lagoon were so rough that the life-saving crew went teethe relief of those out in the electric pleas- | ure boats. LOUISVILLE SHAKEN. Louisville. K>\. May SI.—A distinct I earthquake shook was felt in this city to-day shortly after one oYlock this j afternoon. No damage was done. The ; shook lasted about five seconds. The vibrations passed front south to north. IN SOUTH CAROLINA. Winston. S. C\. May in.—Three se- | vere shocks of earthquake were felt j here at - o'clock to-day. \\ iid excite- J nient prevailed but no damage was I done. KELT IN BALTIMORE. Baltimore. Md.. May 31.—A slight earthquake was felt here shortly before o'clock this afternoon. It was not noticeable, except in the high buildi. gs, but in these distinct vibrations were felt, lasting about five seconds. IT WAS GENERAL. Cincinnati. Ohio. May 31.—Special dispatches to the Times-Star report earthquake felt distinctly all over Ohio. Kentucky and West Virginia. SHOCK WAS PERCEPTIBLE. Chattanooga. Te.in-.'Ti v 31. A slight earthquake snook w a t it about 1:30 p. m. to-day throughout East Tennessee, from Bristol to Chattanooga. No dam age is reported, but the shock was very , perceptible. LITTLE SHAKES. Pittsburg. Pa.. May 31.—A slight earthquake shock was felt here at 1:54. Cleveland. O.. May 31.—At 1 -: i Cleveland. O.. May 31.—At 1:43 o'clock a severe earthquake shock was felt here. Asheville. N. C.. May 31.—At 1:50 this afternoon an earthquake shock perceptibly shook Asheville. No dam age. Atlanta. Ga.. May 31.—A shock of earthquake was clearly felt here at one o'clock this afternoon. Washington. May 31.—What is sup posed to have been anearthquake shock was felt here a» one minute of two o'clock. It lasted about 50 seconds, and caused chandeliers to sway and tioors to tremble perceptibly. PRESIDENT CONFERS DEGREES, j Washington, May 31. - President Me-1 Kinlev conferred degrees on fifty grad uates of tin* senior and post-graduate classes of the National University Law j School at the annual commencement: this evening. --o IN CUBA. Sp :h1 to the KepisKr. Steubenville. Ohio. May 31. Jtihal Clark, of this city, has heard from his j 17-year-old son. Maurice, a printer. ; who left Pittsburg on May 10th. Ho is safe and well in Cuba, and he writes that the Cubans will surely win. j Important Inter-State Commerce De cision By Judge Simonton. The United States Circuit Court, Sitting at Charleston, South Carolina, Holds the Dispensary Law of That State to be Void Because It is in Conflict With the Inter-State Commerce Law—The State May Not Hold a Monopoly of the Business—Results Will be Far-Reachin.tr If the Supreme Court Sustains Judge Simonton’s Ruling. Charleston, S. C.. May 31.—Judge Simonton, of the Cnited States Circuit Court, to-day filed a decision in the case of the Vandercook county against the State of South Carolina, restrain ing the State from preventing the sale of liquor brought into the State. This derision, if sustained on appeal, t is claimed, will have the effect of rendering nugatory the State dispen saiy law. Under the decision of Judge Simonton any person may import and sell liquor in original packages. The decision is based on the inter-State commerce law, the court holding that the right of importation comprehends! the right of sale. Judge Simonton’s decision is. in sub-j stance, as follows: Any Stat may. in the exercise of the police power, declare that the manu facture, sale, barter and exchange the use as a beverage of the alcoholic liq uors are public evils and having thus declared can bar such manufacture, sale, barter and exchange or use within her territory. Hut when a State recognizes and ap proves the manufacture, sale, barter and exchange and the use as a beverage of alcoholic liquors and the State itself , encourages the manufacture, engages , in the sale of and provides for the con- ! sumption of alcoholic liquors as a bev- i erage, and so precludes the idea that | such manufacture, sale, barter, ex- | change or use. are injurious to the ; public welfare, it is not a lawful ex- j rrcise of the police power to forbid the j importation of such liquors or their sale in original packages for personal use and consumption. Such prohibi tum under such circumstances, is in conflict with the laws of inter-State and foreign commerce. The dispensary act of 1^fu>. as amend ed by the act of 1S97. inasmuch as they approve the purchase and manu facture of alcoholic liquors for the State and provide for the sale ot such Uquors. as a beverage, in aid of the finances of the State, in so far as they forbid the importation of alcoholic liq- , oors in original packages, for such j use in the State, are in conflict with j tlie laws of inter-State commerce. THE POKTK Ktl’UKS. t Demand* an XrniUiioe #nil Swkn «n Early Pence Agreement. Constantinople. May 31.—The '1 urk ish government has replied to the col lective note presented by the ambas sadors to the Porte on Saturday last. "I he ambassadors then announced that they did not object to the conclusion of a military armistice which the Turk ish government insisted must be sign ed between the military commanders in the field, alter which the Porte will negotiate the peace conditions with the ambassadors, the treaty to he signed by the Turkish and Creek plen ipotentiaries in Thessaly, lit this latest note the Porte insists upon an armistice of a fortnight, which can he renewed in the event the peace negotiations are not finished. The Porte, however, desires that peace he concluded as soon as possible. Constantinople. May ”1.—An iradc has just been issued and comm unit u ted to tlm representatives of the pow ers bv which the Sultan agrees to an armisctice of n fortnight, beginning May 2o (May 30). Fresh instructions, consequently, will bo sent to l.dhem Pasha, the Turkish commander in Thessaly. after the plums. Applicant* for Office* Under tlir New \«vittnin tliinrd Unthered hi Weston. Special to tin Register. Weston. W. Va.. May 31.—Quite a, number of applicants for positions un der the new hospital board have already . arrived. The fight for the big plums I will be a hot one. Four candidates for i the superintendency are already on the ground. The board convenes to-mor row. CHARGED W ITH MURDER. \ Wealthy Woman .. leged to llnve Mur dered Her Daughter •< Illegitimate Child. Atlanta. Ga.. May 31.—Mrs. Z. A. j Godfrey. 4b years old. handsome and : wealthy, daughter of Hon. Benjamin Dugger, was arrested to-day for mur der. She was indicted on the testimony of her children, who swore that six years ago she strangled and buried her daughter’s illegitimate child. I.EAGFE OF REPUBLICAN CLUBS. Cincinnati. O.. May 31.-President D. j D. Woodmansee and Secretary M. .!. Dowling have issued a call for the J tenth annual convention of the Nation- j al Republican League at Detroit, July 13. Each State and Territorial league is entitled to four delegates from each Congressional district and six delegates at large. The business of the convention in-j eludes reports from retiring officers, the , designation of the time and place for ! the next national convention, consul- i eration of amendments to the constitu- ■ tion and a discussion of plans foi t lub i work and organization. A MURDER TRIAL BEGUN. Sp-.lal 'o th> H'ui.-t !. Huntington. W. \ a.. May 31.—The tral of Virgil Staley, charged wi:h the murder of his hrother-in-law. Lafe Adk’ns, was begun in Wayne county to-day. 1 By the G. A. R. and Patriotic Socie ties in Many Cities. At Washington, the Day Was Given Over to the Decorations of Soldiers’ Graves and All Depart ments of the Government Were Closed — The Senate Did Not Meet and the House Was in Session Only Fift en Minutes. The Most Imposing Exercises Were Held in Arlington National Cemetery — Rain Interfered in New York—A Box of Flowers from the Whitehouse Conserva tory for General Grant’s Tomb. Washington, May 31.—Memorial day . was generally observed in Washing i ton. The Senate adjourned over for the j day and the House held only a 15 min ute session. All the departments and the business houses were closed «^id i the day was given up to patriotic obser vance and tributes to the heroic dead. The bronze statues of tho nation’s he roes on land and sea in the govern 1 meiit reservations and parks were j shrouded in the Hags under which they fought. At 10 o'clock there was an im pressive parade of the G. A. it. and other patriotic organizations, which at 11 o’clock broke up, the several bodies holding memorial exercises in the var ious cemeteries. The most imposing 1 cercmones, of course, were held at the J National cemetery at Arlington, on the Virginia side of the Potomac, opposite Washington, which was before the war the magnificent estate of Robert E. I. e, the Confederate chieftain. This beautiful property had been sold a lit tle over a century ago to John Alex ander for six hogsheads of tobacco, and was inherited by Lee from John Parke Curtis, the son of ftartha Washington by her first husband, who served as an aide on Washington’s staff, it was, purchased by the government from the Lee heirs in 1883 for $150,000, after i having been held as a National cemetery | since the close of the war. Here lie ( almost 35.000 of the nation's dead. 2.000 , whose identity will never lie known being buried in a single grave. Among the most famous of the lit roes buried beneath the spreading oaks and elms are General Sheridan, the great cav alry leader; Admiral Porter, the hero of Mobile; Brigadier General Harney and General Ricketts. The exercises at Arlington to-day • were made particularly memorable by j the presence of President McKinley, j They began at 12 o’clock with a na Mnnr-t «obi*p of r,i jvins f*'om the light I battery, 4th artillery, U. S. A. The | beautiful ceremony of strewing flowers i on the graves followed. Led by the j Marine band the G. A. R. and other organizations which had formed in front 1 of the old Lee mansion marched to the tomb of the unknown dead, where the band played a dirge while the massive monument was being deco rated. After this the procession sep arated. With gentle hands and loving hearts the graves of the vast army be neath the trees received their tributes j of flowers. The humblest of the conn- , try’s defenders w is not neglected. The organizations and guests afterward gathered at the amphitheatre, which was impressively decorated, where the exercises took place. The programme at the amphitheatre opened whh buglers sounding “Assembly." After | the “funeral march” by the Marine j band, the Burial of the Dead was sung by the choir. Thomas S. Hopkins, do- j part men* commander, called the as sembly to order and the Rev. W. II. j Black invoked divine blessing. The choir sang again and then Roptesenta tive Dolliver. of Iowa, delivered the ! oration of the day. j The oration was followed by music | and a poem delivered by Dr. 1 homns Calvor. Hon. Webber Davis, assistant. Secretary of the interior, followed wi h an oration, and the exercises concluded with Beethoven’s Funeral Ma-ch of a Dead Hero, played by the Marine band. I:\1NV wr.ATHKIl INTERFERES With tit*' Exercises in New York I'loncru j Tor General (Hants Tonit> From tin* \\ hit*' House Conservatory New York. May SI.—A rainy fore noon interforred greatly with the ob servance of Memorial tlnv in New ^oik ■ and its vicinity. There were, however. | committees of veterans of the l nion i army, at all the cemeteries in and about ! N'o\v York, to decorate the graves of ; those of their comrades who have found ; burial there. The tomb of trenet.il j Grant, in Riverside Park, was well re- , numbered for there, lie-ides the ti Unites ^ from local posts of the Grand Array of, the Republic, there was received a box on the outside of which was the in- ■ script ion : “Glowers for the tomb of I General Grant. Riverside Park. New , York Citv from the Conservatory. t The box contained a large number of choice flowers. AT FIM INSATT. Ferfect Weather Een.l* Its Charm to a Monster Demonstration. Cincinnati. O.. May 31.— Pert.ct weather cool atmosphere and a cloud less skv blessed the greatest memorial day parade that has passed through 1 the streets of Cincinnati. It was in six divisions, and included the Giaud Army posts, the I'nion Veteran’s Cnion. the Sons of Veterans, and the ooys of the public schools. It took an hour >n passing On both sides of Fourth street the girls of the schools were ranged to witness the parade. They were all provided w ith small flag.*. 1 be passing of the grav-haired and to.ter ing veterans bearing with stern pride their cherished battle flags was to these children a lesson in patriotism not soon to he forgotten, following them came the battalions of boys with bovs' drum bands and flags without number. In no other country could there be found a pageant so full of significance. . , „ •General William Varner, of Kansas Citv and Hon. E. S. Lybover. of Ohio, speak to-night at Music Hall. The decoration, of graves was observed at Spring Grove cemetery in the usual manner. AT CHATTANOOGA. Grave* of Fourteen Thousand Dead in the National Cemetery Perorated Chattanooga. Tenn., May 31.—The graves of 14,000 I'nion soldiers buried •in the national cemetery at this place were decorated to-day with elaborate ceremonies. Capt. J. H. MacGowan, of Washington, delivered the annual oration. An immense throng of people was present. aT JOHNSTOWN. Graves of the Flood Victim* Strewn With Johnstown, Pa.. May 31.—The eighth anniversary of the Johnstown flood was appropriately observed in this city to day. when thousands of people, many of them having lost relatives and near friends in the most appalling disaster of recent years, visited the beautiful cemetery of Grandview, at the top of the hill, this morning and afternoon. The unknown plot, that contains the unidentified bodies of over 800 victims of the disaster, was literally covered with flowers, contributed mostly by persons who lost dear ones in the flood and whose bodies were never re covered. AT LINCOLN’S TOM 15. Great Interest Displayed in the Memorial I vereises at Spriiigtieid. III. Springfield. Ills.. May 31— Decoration day was observed here with great in terest. All federal, State, city and many business offices were closed during die day. Flags at half-mast were generally displayed. The exercises at Oak Itidga cemetery and the tomb of Lincoln were 1 interesting, lengthy and attended by thousands. The parade was unusually long. Hundreds of Grand Army and Sons of Veterans were in line. Military services were held over the graves of the dead soldiers. AT VICKMUKG. Con federate Veteran* Carry OITerlne* of Flnnrrrt to tin* Graves of Cnion Soldier*. Jackson. Miss., May 31.—A sppeial from Vicksburg. Miss., says: An im mense assembly joint'd in the cere monies of Decoration day at the Na tional cemetery to-day. In accordance with a custom of years, a delegation of Confederate veterans took offerings of flowers to the cemetery in the after noon and scattered them over the graves. CELEBRATED AT PARKERSBURG. Special to the Itfglsttr. PARKERSBURG. W. Va.. May 11.— P. coration L)uy was observed hen- to-day. All ill G. A. K. i>osts. assisted by visit ing posts, marched to the ccmcti-ries. and a profusion of Hairs and flowers were strewn over tin graves of their decesed comrad* s. FLOWERS FROM THE MK7NLEYS. Canton, O.. May 31.—A member of the Canton Woman’s Relief Corps Mon day morning received a box of roses, lilies and other flowers from .Mrs. Ida McKinley. A relative of Mrs. McKin ley received choice flowers from Presi dent and Mrs. McKinley to be placed on the mounds of their children to-day. MURDER CHARGED. Aaron Bassett, of Wetzel County, Indicted for the Killing of a Baby. Special to the R* gister. XI1W MA RTINSVI LI.K. 'V. V;i., M 'V SI.—An indictment which caused some sur prise was • returned this term of court against t’arvcr Rassett, a prominent farm ei' of Green district of this county. H is indicted for the murder of a child which is a I it Red to have* taken place some three v. ns afro. The allegation i- that a wo man by the name of Hooth lived at the house of liassett and was delivered of a child. Rassett being tin* only one present, and that he killed the child and burned ihr body in a saw mill furnace. The* wo man has since marrhd Samuel McCor mick. with whom she- lived until recent ly, but left and is now living with Rus set. it was known that tin woman while living with Bassett was encietite, and b— lug questioned by McCormick, coniidcd the secret to him. E. I.. Robinson, pros ecuting attorney, fully Investigated the mailtr and considers the case against Bassett. a strong one. c. J. Raulton, the voting man charged with robbing a peddler, an account of which appeared in Sunday's Register, was found not guilty by t lie jury. PRESEN M R i1» I HI I’RINC E. A Hunch of American* Mr**t tin* Coining; Kin? of <;rcat Hr it a in. London. May 31. - The United States ambassador Colonel John Hay, with all the staff of the United States embassy, attended the levee which the Prince of Wales held to-day at St. James Palace. Colonel Hay present ed the Hon. Levi P. Morton in the diplomatic circles, and Messrs. .1. S. Sargent. R. H. Davis and Anthony Drexel. of Philadelphia; Barton Van Voorhis. of New York, and Frank An dreys. of Washington, in the general circle. KNKillTS OK ST. GKOROE. Ttie District Convention in Session at Marietta -I’rizt* Dr II. Special to the Register. Marietta. Ohio. May 31.-—The dis trict convention of the Knights of St. George was held here to-day. and the uniformed lodges from surrounding cities in Ohio and West Virginia par ticipated in making a brilliant display in parade. One of the features was a prize battalion drill, in which Zanes ville secured first place anil Parkers burg second. __O DROP IN GRAIN EXPORTS. Balimore. Md.. May 31.—Three mill ion, eight hundred and seventy-four thousand, four hundred and se\enty bushels of grain were exported from Baltimore during the month of May. a falli-g off from April exports of 93?. StO bushels. The rereals exported for May were 3.301.772 bushels of corn. 342.250 bushels of wheat. 137,000 bush el? of rye. and 90 bushels of oats. Fifty steamers and one sailing vessel I carried the grain. 13 of which carried i full cargoes. J’hey Have Finished Their Work and Have Adjourned. Not Likely That Another Meeting Will be Held, Unless the Legis lature is Called in Extra Session. An Amendment Adopted Pro hibiting Appropriations for High er Educational Institutions Not Now in Existence—An Amend ment Changing the School and General Levies— Officers of the State to be Inaugurated January 1, Instead of March 4—A Reso lution Recommending an Extra Session. Special to the Register. Charleston, W. Va., May 31.—The session of the Constitutional Commit tee ended this afternoon and the mem bers are leaving for their homes. The committee this morning adopted a resolution offered by Mr. Whitaker, providing that "no appropriation shall hereafter be made to any State normal school, or branch thereof, or the State University, or branch thereof, or to any college, high school, or other edu cational institution, primary free schools, except those alread estab lished.” An amendment providing for the tak ing of property for private uses was reported. .Mr. Kenny offered an amendment providing for a levy for the support of the free schools of the State of fif teen cents on the $100 valuation, which was amended by making it 1 2’** cents. The resolution was then adopted. Mr. Whitaker offered an amendment providing that the levy for State pur poses be reduced to 221 ^ cents, which was adopted. An amendment offered by Mr. Hanen, providing that tho terms of all the State officers shall begin on the first day of January, instead of the 4th of March, was taken up and adopted. A resolution was adopted authoriz ing the chairman in the preparation "f the report of the committee to be sub mitted to the Governor and the Legis lature to correct all the typographical errors that may bo apparent, the re port to contain a concise review of tho origin of the committee, the necessity for lti1 creation, together with a brief review of the proceedings and work of the committee; to contain also a re capitulation of the points therein and that the proposed changes will be of benefit to the people of the State at large, contrasted with the present con stitution. The following resolution was then submitted and adopted: ‘Tieso'IVed, That it is the sense of this committee that His excellency, the Governor, do convene the Legislature of West Virginia in special session at a period not later than January 1, 1S9S, for the purpose of receiving and con sidering the amendments prepared by this committee, with a view to submit ting them to a vote of the people at the ensuing election.” The committee then adjourned to meet again at the call of the chairman. It is understood that there will lie no necessity for another meeting of the committee except in the event of the meeting of the Legislature in special session. TURNING THE TABLES. Tho Peruvian tiovernment Present* Nome I»e mantin I'pon tin* United Mute*. Lima, Peru, via Galveston, Texas, May :U. In view of the action of tbs United States government through Minister McKenzie, in March last, iu demanding and obtaining the ideas* of an American sailor named Ramsey, who had been arrested and imprisoned at Callao without trial for three months on the charge of disorderly conduct,lbs Peruvian government will ask for an inquiry into the alleged unjust arrest for vagrancy at Hrtinswiek, Ga„ of a Peruvian citizen named Francisco Me lina. who is said to have been ill-treat ed while in common prison there. If • correct, the government of Peru will demand the punishment of the offend ers. AT THE TOMP. OF LAFAYETTB. Paris, May 30.—To-day Ambassador Porter, former Vieo President Steven son, Senator Wolcott, G n. Paine, Re tiring Consul General Morse, Henry Vignaud and Theodore Stanton, hon orary secretary of the American I n - versity Dinner Club, with a number of members of the club and embassy and consulate officials, went to th<? tomb of Lafayette, and placed thcra a magnificent wreath and other floral decorations. TO C. F. JOLIFFE. Special to • K,,t:i'i'-r. M. • gantown. W. Va . May 31 1 Regenrs prize essay of W* - \ i niim I "n i versi1 v v is a warded t o t . h. .1 ol 1 i ft of Wetzel county. W. Va. The Weather. Christ. Schnepf. the Opera House druggist, made the following observa tions of the temperature yesterday: 1 a n,.. 52: 9 a. m.. 62; 12 m.. 71; 3 p. m., 72: 7 p. m.. 69. Weather clear. Washington. May 31.—For West Vir ginia Partly cloudy weather: warmer; variable winds. For Ohio—Increasing cloudiness wit! occasional showers; variable winds. For Western Pennsylvania—Fair except possibly showers near the lakes, light northerly wind*.