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PRICE 0 it t 2 $ CENTS. WHEELING- W VA, FRIDAY, .JUNE 11,1897. VOL. 35; NO. 233. rriversity Regents Up to Last Evening, They Went Into Executive n—Nothing Given Out Re ng Contemplated Changes 0 Faculty - Will Oppose ss Conferring of Honorary _A Brighter Outlook for Cadet Corps—Seven New Asked for by the Different ■ Other Matters. K*Ki.'ter. wn, \\\ Va.. June 10.—Up ni. the only appointment University Regents was f. a. R. Whitehill. reap r\ s.-or of Chemistry and t. Whitehill was also re asurer. The Regents are in , mi to-night, and hope to b> midnight. They are all alters as to any contemplated the make-up of the faculty. ; r <>:' students enrolled dur (] >r vi ar aggregated nearly A t' tl ■ largest in the history ,iu* n- This fact is a source > the residents of Mor ::so to the Regents an 1 . i in the University. It used by friends of Dr. • - n argument for iiis re ... • f dice* of President, but ipposed to him assert niversity had sttcceod . the efforts of Dr. C x>d :n spite of them. There no question as tc^ the of the students to the f the institution, and some of i - ave threatened not to return m 1 unless he is removed. It was -;h red about that they had .Manned a :emonstration for Wednesday night. ■ case the Regents had decided by t time, either to retain or remove ■ m. In view of the fact that Dr. r.ood- ] ght had few friends in the faculty, j • i fewer among the students, it was a •stion with many as to whether it :.,! not be the part of wisdom to re - him. independent of the merit - .... of merit, in the charges brought ...-.tinst him. weather interfered with the e.v - of the week. Had it been favor • he crowd would probably have - larger than ever before. Oom Day was notable for the i " <» many distinguished alumni ' front .1 tame, and many prominent iti'n of the State who take an interest in the I'niv- rsfr- Among the visitors •• (royrr: r i >. W. Atkinson and staff, t n.- ' -smen A. G. Dayton, f’h and B. Ft. Dovener, of ret ary of State Wm. M. a - »n, Hon. \V. Ft. Cornwell, of r'.::* Hon. Thomas E. Davis, of ex-Governor A. Ft. Fleming. ‘ i rntont. and many others almost . d!y prominent. : resent Board of Regents will y take a decided stand in opoo the rather reckless confirms ry degrees which has been ’ m in many colleges, the W. V. ng them. Ten persons were re : i'd for honorary degrees this . :.<1 only four were passed upon Several strong speeches 1 I by Judge Campbell, provid "nunittee on degrees, to con three Recents. whose duty it • to examine into the merits of who are recommended by the ' '• > : r honorary degrees, and to • the Board. Judge Campbell’s j ' t.j make an honorary degree mothing besides a mere com pi i to the person upon whom it is !. The present Board confer : degree of Doctor of Civil Law, h s regarded as the highest de ':ieh any college may eon ter. Governor .Vkinson. who had !y been honored with the de I.L. U.. from the Ohio Wesleyan sity. titter of new chairs in the I'rti presented a knotty problem for -• tits. Resolutions were intro rt viding for seven new chairs 1 he Regents all realiz'd the for more instructors, and moved by the desire to enlarge and usefulness of the instftu • they were confronted with a a of finances. But for this fact •rernely probable that the seven > would have been establbh Rcgents. however, feared an ■ion by the Legislature inado r meeting the large additional rubers of the Cadet Corps will • be satisfied with the new law ws them $.0 per year upon •n for uniforms. The com - general during the past year tership in the Corps necessi 'iving up considerable time to it It no compensating benefits ■ - text books. It’ the member t • reused to 200—and an effort de to bring it up to this mnn • Corps will be entitled to band tits free of cost ion of the following has been 4** rtsyonse to a call issued by the pastor and a number of members of the Presbyterian Church of Morga town, the following named person? in the library of the Presb* Church of Morgantown, W. » Tuesday, June 8th, 1897, for ' ' ‘ use of forming the Presbvte . ' ooeia tion of West Virginia V y: Rev. \. M. Buchanan. Morgant. a, W. Va.: lion. A. G. Dayton. Philippi, W. Va.: Hon. Win. M. 0. Dawson, Charleston, W. Va.; Rev. C. L. White, Clarksburg. W. Va.; Rev. P. C. White. Weston. W. Va.; Prof. T. E. Hodges. Morgantown. W. Va.; Prof. L. C. Corbett, Morgan town. W. Va.; Prof. A. R. Whitehill, Morgantown. W Va.; Hon. E. M. Tur ner. Morgantown. W. Va.; C. B. DIlie. Esq.. Morgantown, W. Va.; O. H. Dille, Esq.. Morgantown. W. Va.; T. y. Brown, Esq.. Pittsburg. Pa.; J. J. Brown. Esq.. Morgantown. W. Va.: J. S.-Stewart Morgantown. W. Va.: Rev. J. H. Flanagan, D. P.. Grafton. W. Va. Hon. A. G. Dayton was chosen to pre side at this meeting and J. S. Stewart to’ act as secretary. The object of the meeting was stated by Rev. A. M. Buch anan to be to form, if the way sTVmcd clear, an association for the promotion of the moral, the religious and the spir itual welfarp of the students of the West Virginia University who come to this place from Presbyterian families and all others who may choose to unite with them for the same purposes Af ter full discussion the following reso lutions were unanimously adopted: Reesolved. 1. That we form ourselves into the Presbyterian Association of West Virginia University, the purpose of which shall be to provide for tha better moral and spiritual care of the Presbyterian students and students of Presbyterian tendency of West Virginia University. 2. That for the piesent Hon. A. G. Dayton be president. Rev. A. M. Buch anan, vice president. J. S. Stewart, see retary. and A. R. Whitehill. treasurer. 3. That there shall be an executive committee consisting of the ollieers. Major J. M. Lee. Wm. M. O. Dawson. E. M. Turner. T. S. Brown and Rev. J. H. Flanagan. D. D.. to suggest and take up lines of work for this y?d'* and to make appeal for funds to carry on the same. 4. That a committee consisting of C. B. Dille. T. E. Hodges and J. J. Brown be appointed to determine the best form of permanent organization to re port at future meeting of the Associa tion to be called by the president. FAIRMONT NORMAL. The Graduation FxercNe* Yest**rday—Ar ! Imim'nspCrnwd I*re»ent. S[>. ial to tht- Roister. Fairmont. \V. Va.. June 10.—Eleven 1 hundred people witnessed the exercises j to-day, in which twenty-two pupils | ceased their stubborn assaults upon j tin theories of Sir Isaac- Newton, the ! blank verse of the immortal .bard of Stratford, and the wonderful employ ments of nature in their structure of flowers and all \egetation as far as the Fairmont State Normal School is con cerned. The midnight lamp will be no longer the playground for the gnat and electric light bills will in the future be smaller, all because the brain-rack ing Latin books and their relations have been resigned and its owner enters the ranks of those who have assumed the responsibilities and duties of life. The crowd began to assemble as early as eight o’clock this morning. a3 there was a large class, and as each was to have an oration or essa\, as carij <i start as possible was obtained. The stage was appropriately decorated and contained besides the Senior class and the faculty. Gov. Atkinson, three mem bers of his staff. General J. W. M. Ap pleton. Adjutant General Col. Geo. W. Chrtin and Col. Thomas B. Gould and sister. Miss Gould, Regent Waitman, T. Barbe. of Parkersburg: Regent Geo. W. Johnson, of Martinsburg: Regent H. \V. Harmer, of Clarksburg; Regent Col. It. S. Carr, of Charleston: lion. A. J. Wilkinson, of Grafton; the exec utive board. Hon. O. S. McKinney, Dr. J. H. Brownfield and Hon. Jos. E. Sands, Hon. Stewart F. Reed. Miss Bonnie Smith, and Miss Ella Righter, of Clarksburg. After music and prayer by Rev. W. I. Canter. Mr. H. H. Rose, of Manning ton. the salutatorian of the class, gave his oration. "The Fallacy of Certitude,” and Miss Florence Charter, of West Union, followed with an essay. "The Influence of Child Characters in Litera ture.” "The Teacher a Philanthropist” was Carter L. Faust's subject, which was dwelt with in a masterly manner. He is a resident of West Fairmont. Miss Hettie R. Young, of West Mil ford. then gave her essay, “Success in Life.” which was one of the best that has ever been heard here. A. L. Hawse, of Hardy county, then spoke on the “Aadvantages of Difficulties.' and Miss Bessie Maxwell followed with an oration “Echoes.” A. G. Lafollette. of Hampshire coun ty, was the next speaker "The Teach er's Influence" being his subject. "Against the Tide” was the subject of Miss Ella Core Helmick’s oration which followed, and which was an unusually interesting one. After music by the orchestra Miss Jamosesella Filson. of New Cumber land. read an essay. “The Modern Knight.'* and C. B. Hickman, of this city, on the "The Best Kdr.oition. and Miss Louise West, of West Fairmont, i C07^YPL-1ENTS OF THE CZAR. on “Spartan Education.” were heard next. Hearl J. MoElfresh. of Palatine, was loudly applauded when ho appear ed and gave his oration “Patriotism in the Public Schools” and “The Value of a High Ideal” was equally interesting as dealt with in the essay by Miss Wini fred Fenton, of Mineral county. 1. W. Allen, of Doddridge county, followed with an oration. “Horace Mann,” and was loudly applauded. The same ap plies to the oration “Anniversaries,” of Miss Ida M. Judge, of Grant county. A. A. Moats, of Barbour county, took “Jewels” for his subject, and after mu sic Miss Ida M. Spahr. of Kingwood, gave “A Dissertation on Diet.” S. T. Spears, of Wetzel, then spoke on * God in Nature.” and was applauded. Miss Leonora Dudley, of Randolph coun ty. recited “The Death Bridge of the Tay“ and 'it-r music Mi.-s Villa Hart Butcher of this city, gave tin oration on “Quo Ya dis." which was enjoyed. After H. E. Fiesher, of Parkersburg, gave a touching valedictory. State Superintendent J. R. Trotter made an address and presented the diplomas. Governor Atkinson. Col. R. S. Carr and Senator S. F. Reed made ad dresses. Lau this afternoon the alumni held a business meeting and the following offi cers w -re elected: President. H. M . H *r m r. of Clarksburg; recording secretary. Miss Bertie Hall, of Harrisvilie: corre sponding score tar.v. Miss \ ilia. Butcher. Fairmont; treasurer, Mr. C’. B.' Hickman, Fairmont. -o--— COST Til REE LIVES. A Bad Freight Wreck on the Boston and Maine Railroad. Exeter, N. H., June 10.—'Hie most serious freight wreck on the Iloston and Maine railroad in many months occurred on the western division about a quarter of a mile east of this station at 4:30 o'clock this morning. The Port land and Boston through night freight ran inter a washout at Fernand’s cul vert. The locomotive and seven cars were demolished and three men were killed. The dead are: Charles Young, engin eer. of Portland; A. C. Young, brake man, of Portland; Albert Chandler, brakeman. of Portland. Daniel King, the fireman, was badly burned and was otherwise injured in the wreck. The chances are good for his recovery. The train consisted of 2b cars, and was about half an hour behind time. While running at a good rate of speed, the locomotive left the rails, which for a distance of 20 feet had been under mined by the swollen stream beneath the culvert, and the locomotive and sev en heavily laden freight cars went over a 40-foot embankment. The engine and cars and the contents of the latter were practically ruined. The engineer and two brakemen, who were on the front of the tiain, had no chance to jump and were caught in the wreckage. Fireman King went down nearly the entire distance with the engine and was badly burned and scalded. PIONEERS AT THE PARK. The German Pioneers held their out ing at Wheeling Park, yesterday after ii. on. the exercises being under the di rection of President C. F. I'lrich. There was no formal programme, but there was a large attendance of old German citizens, and a most delightful time was experienced. -—o OIL MARKET. Oil City, Pa.. June 10.—Certificates, no bids; credit balances 8?c; shipments, 99,365 barrels; runs, 104,729 barrels. BY A MOWING MACHINE. A Farmer Fatally Hurt—'Team of Yearling C olts Kan Away. Special to the Register Parkersburg, W. Va.. June 10.—Word comes here to-night of a horrible acci dent which occurred at Oram, this county, yesterday. William Scott, a farmer, hitched two yearling colts to a mowing machine. They took fright and ran away. Scott was thrown in front of the blade of the machine and so horribly mangled that he will die. --o REPRIEVE FOR OL'KKANT. The Governor Will Await a Decision by the Supreme Court. San Francisco, June 10.—Theodore Durrant, it is said, will be repriev'd : to-day. Gov. Budd has decided upon I this course in order to settle the ques tion of the rights of the Federal courts to interfere in the execution of a sen tence imposed by the state coutt. H«* has named July 9 as the day upon which the sentence shall he carried out. The object of the reprieve, as the at torney general explained, is to avoid the necessity of re-sentencing the con victed man. If the position taken by | the Governor he supported by the State | Supreme Court the sentence will he | carried out on July 9. justt as it would * have beeu to-morrow but for the habeas corpus proceedings. The position tak en by Governor Budd is that the habeas corpus proceedings and the appeal in cident to the denial of the writ sued out by Purrant's attorneys does not a'T as a stay of proceedings. In other words, the Governor desires that the Supreme Court pass upon the opinion rendered by Attorney General fitzgei ald, holding that the proceedings do I constitute a stay. Durrant is still in the condemed cell, ! and until definite orders are received ! he will not bo moved to other quarters. The Governor has stated that it is his intention for the law to take its course against the murderer of Blanche | Lamont. This, he said, when he de cided not to interfere in behalf of the • condemned man. Now he says that the sentence must he carried out or he must learn that the Federal courts have ' the right to interfere with the State courts in cases such as the one at issue. __ SHOW ALTER AND ARNETT Slated for Federal Plum*-A Compromise Between Klkinu hu Dnyton* Special to the F* ^i.'-ier. .Fairmont, W. Va.. June 10.—Since Thomas E. Davis, of Grafton, is to he shut out of a federal plum, it is an i nounced to-night that E. M. Show alter. of this city, is sure to be ap pointed either First or Second district attorney. This will recognize the Sec ond district. A letter from Senator Elkins seen to-night bv your correspondent makes it appear as'if W. E. Arnett will be ; the postmaster. Elkins was not for Showalter and Dayton was for Arnett— compromise. another bird race. i A Distance «»f :,°0 'Hies to Ik> Covered hv Picons Entered In Another Contest for Next Sunday. The Wheeling Homing Club, who gave a •successful pigeon race between Bradford. O. and this city last Sunday, will have 1 another bird race next Sunday. Tw. nty g<vtn birds, fourteen of which beiong to Dunn, seven to William?, six to Coen, will be taken to Lebanon. Ind.. and liberated about 6 o'clock Sunday morning. They are expected to arrive here about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The distance is about h 300 miles. iiitjj p.i The Annual Reunion at St. Clairsville, Yesterday. Over Three Thousand People Present—The Programme an Ex cellent and Interesting One. An Outline of the Day’s Pro ceedings. The Knights of Pythias of Belmont county held their second annual re union picnic yesterday at the St. Clairs ville fair grounds and the event was a grand success, not only financially, but otherwise. All day the grounds wrere thronged with people from all over the county, who had come to spend a day of rest and enjoyment. There were over three thousand pres ent. There was not an unpleasant feature to mar the pleasures of the day. The programme of the morning was opened at 10 o'clock with an overture by the K. of P. band from Bellaire. This was followed by a prayer by Rev. J. W. Foster, of Bellaire. The Arling ton Quartette, of Bellaire, then favored the large crowd with an excellent vocal selection, after which Mr. J. J. Mc Mullen made the address of welcome. This address was to have been made I by Hon. C. L. Weems, but owing to Mr. Weems being engaged in some legal matters, Mr. McMullen filled the en gagement. The response was made by the Hou. .1. E. Blackburn, who ex pressed appreciation on behalf of the visiting Knights for the manner in which they were received. Grand Chancellor of the State of , Ohio was to have followed with an ad dress. but owing to some mistake he failed to arrive in time to iah.e pan the morning programme. Miss Leonora Jones, of Somerton, ren dered the next number on the program, which was a recitation of the story of “Damon and Pythias.” Miss Jones ' proved an excellent speaker and was | roundly applauded. She was followed by an address by Hon. “Bob” Love—that man whom everybody delights in hearing make an address. ‘ Bob” spoke for over an hour on the subject of Pythianism. Shortly after the noon hour Grand ! Chancellor Wimm arrived from Defi ance. 0., and the afternoon’s program was opened by an address by him on Pythianism. Speech-makinr over, the contests of the afternoon, which had been delayed nearly two hours, were carried out. CHARTER ISSUED, i Special to the Register. Charleston. W. Va., June 10.—The Secretary of State has issued a certifi cate of incorporation to the McKown ■ Thompson Company, of Martinsburg. W. Va., with an authorized capital of $r>0.000. The company is organized for the purpose of carrying on a wholesale, and retail business in grain. Hour, feed, hay, coal and groceries and doing a general commission business. F. Thompson. Gilbert W. McKown, Geo. M. Busy and J. Frank Thompson, of Martinsburg. and Wiley R. McIntosh, of Calonville. Md., are the incorpora I tors. -o THE FUNNY PART. She—“Don't you see anything funny about Chimmie Fadden?” He—“Yes; it’s funny that anyone should see anything In the stuff to i laugh at.”—Somerville Journal. John Moosman, of Parkersburg, In stantly Rilled By a Train, He Was Deaf, and Walking on the Track—The Engineer Gave the Usual Signals, and Tried to Stop the Train, but Was Unsuccessful. Moosman Was Famous for His Ability to Determine the Value of an Oil Well Before It Was Drilled and Had Located Many Gushers—The Oil Men Worship ped Him and Had Full Faith in His Ability. SpoMal to the Register. Parkersburg, W. Va., June 10.—John Moosman, an old Swiss, was instantly killed this afternoon by north-bound passenger train No. 3, which leaves here at 3:46, near Biennerhissett Isl and. The old man was coming to thi3 city and was walking towards the train on the track, and wou'J not get oft. The engineer warned him repeatedly and could not stop in time, and Moos man was struck by the train and thrown from the track. Only a slight bruise on the forehead was visible. The old man was 70 years of age, and leaves a family. He was famous for his ability to lo cate gushers, and oil men fairly wor shipped him. The big gusher of the Lubeck Oil Company at Cairo, and many other wells in the field hereabouts were lo cated by him, and he was known among the talent as “The Smeller,” He is thought to be very wealthy. He was deaf. M’KISLEV AT HUNTINGTON. Olllce Seekers anti Other* Turn Out to Greet the President. Huntington, W. Va., June 10.—Presi dent McKinley passed through this city at six p. m. and was met at the depot by a large crowd of people. A delega tion of G. A. R. men. headed by a brass band, and a large bouquet of flowers from George Floding, the applicant from this end of the State for the Grecian mission, met the train. The President shook hands with three hun dred people during his short stay here, while five thousand flocked about Ins car. General Campbell, Hon. J. A. Hugh and Jim Peterson, prominent office seekers in this city were putting in good words for their interests in the few minutes the President was here. While President McKinley was here. Shorty Walker, a young lad, who formerly lived at Canton. O.. hut who is now a resi dent of Putnam county, and who this evening graduates at Barboursville col lege. was the foremost In the crowd that pressed towards the President’s car. He is acquainted with the Chief Executive and the- latt. r recognized him, A pretty bouquet that Mr. Walker prizes highly is now in his possession from the Presi dent. LEXINGTON. Ky.. June 10.—President McKinley's train has been surrounded at ail stations where it stopped to-day by enthusiastic crowds. Although the trip is one of recreation the President Is giving the Spanish mis sion considerable thought, and will try tc have a selection made by the time he geu back to Washington. RIVER NEWS. DallyChronicln of thu 'Io»»ui»nti of tho Hunts and Boatmen. YESTERDAY’S BOATS—Pittsburg H. K. Bedford. 6:30 a. ra.; Parkersburg; Argand, 11 a. m.; New Matamoras. Lex ington, 11 a. ra.; Sistersville. Ruth, 3:3( p. m.; Olarington, Leroy, 3:30 p. ra.; Steubenville, T. M. Bayne, 2:30 p m. TO-DAY’S BOATS—Pittsburg, Vir ginia. 4 a. in.; Parkersburg, Ben Hur 11 a. ra.; Sistersville, Ruth. 3:30 p. m.; Clarington, Leroy, 3:30 p. m.; Steu benville. T. M. Bayne, 2:30 p. m. According to the marks at the wharl last night the river at this point, is 6 feet 10 inches and stationary. The river has reached a stationary stage both here and above. The Secretary of War has recom mended that the channel span of the Bellaire bridge he widened from 500 to 800 feet. It was intimated in the Register some time ago that the Board of Engineers which heard testimony in the case would make the above rec ommendation The Board, it is said, will also recommend, if they have not already done so, that the changes in the Steubenville, Try street and Tenth street bridges, at Pittsburg, he made to conform to the wishes of the river men. The bridge owners have given notice that they will fight the matter in the United States courts. Pittsburg, Pa., Juno 10.—River 5... feet and stationary. ——-o— The Weather. Mr. ('. Schnepf, the Opera House druggist, made the following observa tions of the weather Wednesday: 7 a. ra 62; 9 a. m.; 03: 13 m.. 72; 3 p. m., 72; 7 p. m.. 70. Weather fair. For Thursday: 7 a.; m., 57; 9 a. m., 65; 12 in.; 76; 3 p. m., 78; 7 p. m., 76. Weather clear. Washington, June 10.—For West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania , and Ohio: Generally fair, followed by in creasing cloudiness Friday afternoon; warmer; light variable winds, becom ing southeasterly, increas.u*.