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■i MiEM atrau roLiTiui.
Another Went Virginia statssmau
who has done bis country service in the
halls of legislation announces hi* pref
erem-e for business over the turmoil of
political life. CoL Bkn Wir.sov *m iu
the city, yesterday, on hi* way to Pitts
burgh iu the intt-rewi of the railroad en
prise with which he is connected. He
is foil of theprojcct an<J is hopeful of
liual su<"cess. If Monongalia county
will give sohr' of her,old Musbacks the
"grand shake" and cast her vote at tne
coming election in favur of the road,
there is uo reasonable doubt of its beiug
built. Col. Wilson declares that it was
a good day for him when h? was not re
nominated for Congress, as business is
boUt more congenial and profitable to
Hui than politics.
«Hie of the most interesting aud valu
able feature* of The Spnuay Rrois
tkr Is the series of articled on the lives
of prominent men of this State. Last
Sunday Tm: Register contained a
most admirable sketch of our present
exeeilcuKiovcrnor, Jacob B. Jackson,
which was widely read and highly
commented on throughout the eutire
To-day will be found in these col
umns a history of the career of the late
Chief Magistrate of West Virginia,
Hon. Henry M. Mathewh. This life
ha.s been au eventful one—an honor to
himself and to the Common wealth.
The sketch Is well worth reading by all
who dewire to kut»w something ofoue of
the foremost men of the times since the
formation of the young Mountaiu State.
Under this caption the Reoistkk of
yesterday morning presented a full ac
count of the exposure of the villainy of
Drs. Corkex, Rl'Kl's Kino No yes &
Co.—the scoundrels who have been run
ning tile "Euglish Cottage Hospital,''
and the so-called "Bellevue Medical
1 ollege," of Boston, Mjw To Dr.
John H. Ram m, Secretary of the State
Board of Health of Illinois, is due the
credit of expusiug "Dr. Itrn a Kkn<<
XoVRi" and his diplomas. On
the 11th of October last, one ''Dr." J. B.
Thomi**on, li"» South Clark street, Chi
cago, presented one of the* diploma*
to the State Board of Health of Illinois
for registration ana l>asis for a certlllcate
to practice medicine in that State. Dr.
Ranch, after examining the diploma,
set the trap to catch the seuuudrels by
employing a young journalist of Spring
field to write a decoy letter, over the
name of "V. B. Kei.LV,*' to the said
Dr. Bin s Kino Xoyks, "President of
Bellevue Medieal College," and it was
entirely successful. ' The dispatch re
ferred to tells the remainder of the
history. Dr. Ranch sent promptly to
Heaftb, aTopyttI -
ence between "V. B. Kelly" and Dr.
Rcfvs Kino Xot»8, President, Ac.,
also a photograph of tlu» tlijilitm* «vf
"HeUevuv Medical College,'• Boston,
that our State authorities might he duly
informed of in/a mom character.
*'• 4ti6 Whole medival profession of the
VnttctlttSfttev gives credit to the Illinois
aoA Wttt Virginia State Boards of
Uttjt&'ftr Inaugurating the demand
forfc&lfcher standard of medical di
l»H>y n IK The good time is coming
•Tifli i Jlf" 1" diploma will mean
inoj^han a mofrr^v ahrt, and for ss
ecuta^the reform our State Board will
. good share of the honor. AH
Ills a credit 'jo be • physician in
W«et Virginia because of the greatly
irnpcOYcd standard of requirements to
t obtain a certiti' ate to practice medicine
m the State.
T I •
Skn.Wu?. Fa ik, of Nevada, arrivec
f«i>u» Kuiujw on Wednesday.
• -.Minister Saruknt is >aid to be tirev
of diplomatic duty at Htrliu.
The late Congressman I'pdegratr, o
Ohio, will be buried on Monday.
Col. Ben Wilson was in the citj
* yesterday, on his way to Pittsburgh.
J. CV Pinnies. the oldest rditor it
New Orleans, has retired from journal
CoN«RE!»HM \JI-E1.E».T OoKP predict)
• Rtpufaiicau *uocesn iu the next cam
„ " II. N. Gallagher, the oldest editoi
in the two Virginia-*, is seriously ill ai
t'bar|eston, West Virginia.
' Col. Taylok, of Cambridge, is loom
. Ipg up as the probable successor of tin
* late Dr. rpdegrafT, in Congress.
I'ncle lti'Ki's Hatch began life as a
Chain carrier on a Wisconsin nilroad,
and was afterwards a locomotive cngi
JJks. Stowe Howe, author of 'Tnelt
Tom's Cabin," is said to be regarded tu
%ttaou> Kuglish circles as a colored
Jot&fllVooK says Bob Ingersoll is
sot abreast of the ><est intidel thoughts,
and I have never been convinced that
he was sincere.
Cowf.vussM AN John K. Kenna, ql
the Thin 1 district, arrived in the city
yesterday morning, and leaves to-night
, Ret ben R Bprixgkk's last act of
toenefiocnce was to give the Cincinnati
• College df Music an endowment of sixty
. thousand dollars.
Hoxxis Hi nnewei.l, who has al
• ready given Wellesley, Mass., a public
library building costing $7.5,000, is no*
• erecting there a town hall worth about
6ayakp, Conkling, Blaine, Thnr
man. Voorhees, Edmunds and B>n
Hill m the order in which the photo
graph venders of the Senate sell mos:
Congressman Hook will be in
Washington at the opening of Congress
to-morrow. Col. Wilson and Hon.
John Kenna expect to be in their seats
at an early day.
Col. Robert O. Inqersoll, has ac
cepted the invitation of the literary so
cieties of the Kansas State University
to deliver the annual oration before
them next June.
HON. H. M. MATHEWS.
The Strvfgles aid Triiiaipht of in
A Bright Youth, a Wise Instructor, a Brave
Soldier, a Learned Lawyer, a Pro
found Scholar, and a Pol
HIS PERSONAL AND POLITICAL CAREER
Jiejxji ied /or the Iltyuicr.
Of the public men of West Virginia few
owe their succeae so entirely to their indi
vidual merits m the subject of this sketch.
I.eft as the resuit «f the war wholly with
out pecuniary resources, he has riaeuin an
age in which money, of all thing*, is sup
posed to ba the nMM important factor of
political success, to the highaet position in
the gift of the people of his 8tate.
Henry M. Mathews was born in the little
town of Frunkford, in the county of Green
brier. llis father, the late Mason Mathews,
long a leading merchant and public
man of the county, keenly alive to the ad
van tagea of a thorough education of
his children, entered Henry at a very early
| age. as a pupil of the Lewisbmg Academy,
j an institution celebrated for the number
of prominent men it has given to the
country. While there he was under the
care chicrty of the Kcv. P. M. Custer, then
the principal of the Academy, a Presby
terian clergyman and a teacher of the old
school, whose d iscipline was like his creed,
> severe and exacting, but whose capacity as
a trainer of youth was unquestionable—a
| man careful, conscientious and painstak
ing, and who still lives, honored and yet
deserving of more honor than generally j
j falls to the lot of these ijuiet workers in I
the world's great hive. Henry, high spirit
ed and full of fun Lad perforce, to come
in for his part of the discipline, but he
did his part of the work, ami when he left
the institution in his eighteenth year to
enter the University of Virginia,
be was thoroughly grounded in
the principles which had been taught him.
At the l aivernlty
he took his time, not striving, as with so
man'v. merely to cram himself sufficiently
to pass hi> examination, but to digest and
thoroughly understand that which was
taught him. And so it was not until after
three years of study that he applied for his
Hatclielors' degree, an J it »as at the end of
his fourth year th&t he received the degree
of Master of Arts of the University of Vir
ginia, then, as now. the highest prized and
most difficult academic degree to obtain
conferred by any institution of learning in
the South, if not in the entire country.
Alter leaving :ne i niversitjr,
Mathews attended the law school of Judge
I'.rocken borough at Lexington, and in 1X57
he commenced the practice of his profes
Mou in the town of Lewisburg.
About this time the Baptists, who were
taking great interest in the subject of edu
cation. purchased the Blue SulphurSprings,
long a popnlar watering place in the county
of Green brier, and estaoliabed there .an
institution of bigU grade for young men,
under the name of Allegheny College. ('ast
iugabout for persons to (ill the professor
ship of the institution, its founders, at
tracted by the high repuiation for scholar
ship which Mr. Mathews had acquired,
tendered him the chair of Ancient Lou
guagcp, w hich he accepted. Full of arder
for his new work, he devoted himself to it
assiduously. and the institution was
rapidly growing in public favor when the
[ war began.
1 t.nn to War
I'pon the great questions which brought
at>out that deplorable conflict. Mr. Math
ews was in accord with the general senti
ment of his section and upon tbe first
round of war lie resigned his professorship
and offered his services to Gov. Litchen,
who commissioned him a lieutenant in the
Provisional Army of West Virginia. Soon
after this he was promoted to a captaincy
of engineers and ordered to repot t to Uen.
Lee at Kieh Mountain, in Northweit Vir
ginia. under whom, in the capacity of
aid to (>en. Loring. he served unM tbe
close of the campaign, when he acoOmpa
*" * T! **.*"' Viroirjfl u nrl
was with him in the campaign under
Stonewall Jackson to Kjmney. Ifa was
then appointed aid fo Geu. farter L? Ste
Tennessee, and was with hitu at Cumber
land Gap and in the Kentucky ( uupaign I
of ls»;2. In the fall of that vear 1 or- j
dered, with that oilicer, to YiokSlNanA aud f
was promoted to maior of artillery and aa- '
signed to duty aa ordnance officer of 9tev«
enson's coiumwuL He was present at lb? j
battle of Baker'a l.'*eek and w^lil through
the aiega of Vicksharg. After its fall, be
joined the force iafront of Chattanooga,
was wi$ Johnson's command in the cam
paign from Dalton to Atlanta, where he
was engaged in almost daily conflicts with
Sherman s forces, followed Hood into West
Tennessee, and was present at the battles
of Franklin and N*a.-«hvilte and with the
shattered remains of Hood's armv finally
surrendered with Johnston in North Caro
lina. It will thus be seen that
Ml® Kinrrlrurf A a II Soldier
*as varied and extensive, and his duties
ever laborious and exacting, requiring of
biiu a higher degree of skill as a stall otli vr
tl.au if ue had been in the liue, without
ottering the wrne opportunities of advance
ment and promotion as in the latter branch
if the >ervice. liut in whatever position
to was called to act, he acted wiih ait his
Btight, and when the war was over the con
tiict was indeed with him closed forever,
and Li- accepted the result, with all its con
. j sequences, and went to work with tbe
' i same indefatigable purpose that lie had ex
I hib-.ted as a soldier to adapt himself and
i his people to the changed circumstances
by which they were surrounded.
Resuming the practice of law in his na
' tive county as well as he could resume it
1 | under the disabilities which were imposed
i by the then dominant party, he waited
patiently the time, whicn he knew was
coining, when he could resume fully his
\ ' ) osition a', the bar: and when it came he
at once assumed a leading position amongst
the lawyers of that section.
Me Kator* Politic*.
When the Democratic party obtained
! control of the State, to which he largely
contributed by untiring efforts, he was at
cnce l<»oked to as one who well deserved to
I become one of its leaders. And in his po
litical aspirations he was much encouraged
; bv that splendid specimen of a gentleman,
the late Senator Cap«;rton, who was tlwsvs
so quick to discern and encourage the ris
ing talent of bis section, and w ho endeared
himself to yonng men wherever he was
; known by a kindness of speech and freedom
j of intercourse which encouraged effort
without ever dest-euding into undue farnil
itu-ity. At his suggestion and that of other
friends. Major Mathews ottered himself in
the year 1<C1 as a candidate to represent
his connty in the convention which was
called to prepare and adopt a constitution
for the State, and at the election ensuing
he was chosen a* a delegate by an over
whelming majority. Ami jnst here it is
proper to reraark|that whenever Mr. Math
ews has been brought forward for any
position he has always received the cordial
and, 1 may say. enthusiastic, support of the
people of his connty. And this, too. al
though for a long tune past his public and
other duties bav» kept him away from the
county to a great extent, and he has been
deprived of the strength which usually
Comes of social cou tact personal effort.
In tbe 8tate Convention he occupied a
prominent position, serving with credit
upon the Judiciary Committee ajid the
Committee on 1-auU Titles, and when the
Constitution was adopted did much to se
cure its ralitication by the |>eople. He w is
thetirst Attorney General of theState und.»r
the new Constitution, serving in that
capacity from 1S73 to 1>?7. He dis
charged the duties of this position with
great acceptability, winning for himself an
enviable reputation as the fir»t law officer
of the State. Of this no bet.er evidence
can be furnished than ihe enthusiasm with
which he received at Charleston, before his
term as Attorney General had expired, the
Democratic nomination for the office of
Governor of the State, and the splendid
majority by which he was elected to tfiat high
4 liter ExvealiT* of tk« State.
As Governor he showed himself keenly
alive to the interests of the whole State
capable, active, progressive watchful.
Fully abreast of the times, pervaded with
the spirit of modern progress, wedded to
none of the theories of the past, be put
forth his best efforts on behalf
of the maternal and intellectual
development of hij State, and
f o veil did b« fluoceed that be baa left be
hind him the record of toe ot the best ad
ministrations the State baa aver had, oae
in which it made greater progress in waaitb,
population and education than in any pre
vious e<iual period of its history.
Got. Mathews is a man of tine praaeace
and e ugaging address. Possessed of a
quick mln3, improved by study snd reflec
tion and stored with the results of much
reading, an easy and ttu«nt conversational
ist and polished speaker, he would readilv
impress himself upon any people with
whom he might be thrown. Mere steadi
ness and vigor «f mind oft times defeats
itself. The Eigb«et usefulness in public lifa
can only ba attained when there is
conjoined that polish of manner and geni
ality of disi>08iaon which draws and wins
through the thousand personal and social
rbannela which are opened to the possesoi.
l'olite in bearing and refined in nntnner he
has always been
A rSTMite la Maeiefjr,
and a mau of more genial disposition than
he cannot be found. Hospitable, kind
and liheral, within his means, broad and
catholic in hi* views upon all subjects, no
man has more warm personal friend.*, and
the.'e attachments have followed him from
school, university, army and political life
doan to the present time, and above all.
his intigrity is unquestionable. Calumny,
even, has" never made a suggestion
of dishonesty. His career presents
no equivocal transactions requiring expla
nations. t/ui amuse, r'aenue is the French
proverb. He has had 110 occasion to do
It is said that large means and their lib
eral expenditure are the conditions of po
litical success in these timea, and that we
are just repeating the history of the latter
days of the Koman Republic, where none
but the rich or the momentary heroes of
tie mob could attain to place and power.
The truth of these things finds no support
in the career of Governor Mathews, ana we
may reasonably hope that further honors
await him in the future. H.
Xew* nut! Sole* From (be Cltjr or Oil.
Sftfdai tu th* Sunday JiojuUr.
1V\rkKKSitckg, December 'J.—Hon. 1. H.
Knochs, of Wirt county, passed through
here to day, en route to his home near Wirt
t". H. Co 1. K. was appointed to ruassess tha
laud in his county, aud when interrogated
as to tne result of the reassessment, gave it
as his opinion tbat in his county taxation
aould be more equally apportioned, from
the fact thata ^reat deal of the real estate of
bis county hud been assessed away below its
real value, this being the case more par
ticularly with valuable timber land, lie
found in Wirt county about 18,000 acres of
such land assessed at $2 per acre, aud in
tome cases less thau that, which is worth
from ten to twenty dollars, and some of
which lias beeu sold during the past
few months at $2'J per acre cash
in hand. As a rule very little
increase of assessment on farming was
made except where recent improvements,
such as buildings, etc., would justify. Col.
Ilnochs thinks that about JJO |>er cent, has
fceen added to the taxable property 01
Wirt county, and thai, taxes, will not be any
higher next year, and perhaps not as lugli
us the present vear. The tax duplicate of
Wirt county will now exceed $100,000.
Major A. B. Filzbughs, representing one
of the eldest notion houses of Baltimore, is
here. Major F. is one of the oldest n'otiou
mJcsn.cn on the road, having held this
track- for sixteen years, hut he sometimes
foses a tint hat oil the result of the elec
Miss Km. Mitchell succeeds Miss I.eese
as tashitr in 1'racer's dry goods store. Miss
L. les'gr.ed, much to the regret of her em
ploye) > and friends, for the purpose of en
gaging in business on her own account.
(.'apt. Joe. ilohlen spent Thau! B.iving in
Marietta, and is sgain ai his j>osl in Fra
Hon. Jno. A. Hutchinson has been con
fined to his room for a few days and some
cases in court bad to be continued on ac
count of his absence.
Hon. John K. Keiufa, member of Con
gress, Third district, is here to-day.
Col. W. V. Vernon, of Wirt C. If., was
(apt Abe Beckwith is again 011 duty with
the 15. «l <>, Kxpress Company, this city.
The friends «f Col. J. (i. Mcl.car will l>e
glad to learn that be will soon be able to
be out again.
The skating rink has been well attended
during the past week. The presence of
the world renowned "skatorlal trio,"
fcoodail. ^niltb and" Jackson, draws well.
The "Black Flag", it for the Acad
vey, tliey have been 'nm
bope.l that Farlceraburgiull f.
hearty reception with »r'
Jaa. Galfrher imcIL, tf Wheel
ing. registered rMTui's Central on Friday.
Die OTffabackers of Wood county held
ft meeting here hist night, for the purpose
Of effecting an organization iu view of a
thorough 8tate organization for the next
National campaign. Romeo Freer, K•><)., of
Calhonn county, will go to Wheeling dur
ing the session of the next Legislature as
lorrespondent for pome of the Greenback
papers of West Virginia.
Mr. Chris. Young has the sympathy of
fricuds in the loss of his wife, who died to
£onie interest is manifested in our ap
proaching city election. The waterworks
tiuesiion will probably bean issue, and if
the prohibition party decides to nut a ticket
in the tield the license question also becomes
an issue. The time has arrived when some
system of water works is an actual neces
sity, and it is thought that the citizens of
rnrkeral urg, recognize tint fact and will
elect a ItoGncil who are favorable to the
inu Tuesday even
L<m »I iikI Persennl Kewi and
Sfifdnl U> the Suwiity KtguUr.
Pokti.anp Statio*, December 2.—W. II
Ward turkeyed iit Wdlsburg, W. Va., on
W. I,. Smith has returned home, having
spent his summer in Dakota. Hilly visited
the Pacific sloj-e and spent a few days at
the "Great Palace Hotel," owned and ope
rated by an old Jefferson county boy, ex
Considerable wheat is being bought by
the wheat merchant.*, 11. W. Mcl-earv and
J as. T. Hodgens. They are paying fi per
The Presbyterian revival resulted in
three accessions to the church.
It is said that the "Terpechorean Club"
of Portland, will soon resume their light
fantastirs at the residence of William H.
The Sabbath School was reorganized by
the election of John N. Taylor as Superin
tendent, and Geo.* H. Bigger, 8erretary.
Sabbath School every Sunday afternoon.
Ti*e firm of MrKadden A Pope drove
over 2S0 slines during the week. The
smithing business with these genrtemen is
extraordinarily good, and they give general
J.T. llodgens has sold the Spaulding
Iron Company, of Brilliant, some 2\H),000
brick and will ship them this week.
J. B. Thompson paid Pittsburgh a tlying
visit on Friday. Jim has something in
view, but time will develop the matter.
llenry Oliver has opened his new cabinet
shop and is doing well.
Captain W. C. Moore, with his famous
"Tuck" roadster, was in the city yesterday.
Mrs. Jesse Gillespie has been obosen
organist for the.Sabbath school.
I>r. Darrah, of Mt. Pleasant, O., conteni
plates locating in this place. In connection
with his practice he will have a druz Store
in the building .formerly occupied by Dr.
Lewis IX Cami'BHJx, who died re
cently in Hamilton, Ohio, at the age of
seventy-one years, figured prominently
in the history of W>«--Country. For
many years before th^ War he was a
member of Congress, ami after the war
he also was elected Representative,
beating General Schenck. He was
a Colonel of au Ohio regiment during
the war, and subsequently served as
Minister to Mexico.
It is said that when Mrs. Iiangtry
was toW that Mi9s Blanche Rooeevelt
had bee«i mistaken for her she replied,
with languid egotism: "Is she really
so very beautiful ?"
FortyV Mn' Experiraw ofu Old
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing 8yrnp is the
prescription of ene of th« beat female phy
sicians and nurses in the United States,
and baa been used for forty years with
neverfailing success by milliona of moth
ers for their children. It relieves the child
from pain, cures dysentery and diarrhoea,
griping inthe bowels and wind colic. By
giving health to ths child relisees the
mother. Price 23 cents a bottle.
At the change of every season sluggish
neea of the blood should be prevented by
NOT FAR AWAY. »
Important Happenings Gathered by
Newsy Notes From the Oil City—Steuben
ville Squibs—Washington Waifs
Bell aire, Martin's Ferry
and ClaysvMIe, Pa.
POTPOURI OF INTERESTING NEWS.
L«r«l Wfw» NuM of All Hiad*
ipot rmlTn marral-UcBenl Xmtem.
Sfpeoial to Ihe .Sunday Hegitttr.
SncMuvjUi, Decern I>*r 2.—i^uite an
excitement was occasioned in the First
Presbyterian Church, in this city, on last
tabbath, by the "oablic rcading-out of
cnurch membership" of three well known
residents—a prominent lawyer, an e^-GUy
Marshal and an ex-politician of local re
nown. All three of these gentlemen, who
the church claims have fallen from grace,
were publiclv expelled. What ma<le mat
ters worse was the presence in the church
of a daughter of one of the expelled mem
bers—a lady of high accomplishments and
religious cultivation—who sat Ind cried as
though her heart would break through the
entire performance. But that is one of
the great consequences of sin; the innocent
must suffer for the guilty. However, the
three excelled ones don't seem to take it
n.urh to heart, and the opinion is that
they will all live through it.
The death of poor I'pdegraff has already
n>» two-cent politicians in this neck of
l."> UC1U, IUV — — —
vressionai campaign will be upon us.
The information comes that tin ore lias
been discovered on what is known as the
Fleming farm, situated in Island Creek
township, this county, and on the line of
new C„ Y. I'. R. R. The farm is owned
by James Abraius, of McDonald's Station,
Pa., who says he lias already beon offered a
big price for the 18"> acres. The ore is said
to be equal in qnaliity to that of the Corn
wall i> mines in Wales.
Itaxter Huffman, an old Steubenville
beau, now of Colorado, arrived in town
Joe Mahan, of Porter, Donaldson A Co.,
Pittsburgh, eat turkey with his father and
mother in this city Thursday.
L. 15. D. Reese, Esq., a former Steuben
vilie bov. now of the law firm of Duff »fc
Co., Pittsburgh, shook hands with the boys
yesterday, and went to 9ee the girls in the
n.ation for a new election, and that election
i.s held, the hum drum of another l-on
Charley Mcieeiy, 01 i insimrgu, aj>cm
Thanksgiving with friends here.
The 'ailiesof the Lutheran Church (Ger
man) gave a most enjoyable entertainment
and hop at Kioto Hall, Thursday night.
It is currently reported that a popular
young Market street dry goods merchant
will soon wed a charming Fourth street
lady, the ceremony to lake place before
The Knights of St. George gave an enter
tainment at their hall Thanksgiving night,
which was largely attended by the young
fclk?. They tepr.rt a huge time.
lather Hartnedy'a l.ycemo, in Orr's
block, is attracting large crowds of young
people, and promises to do much good in a
Dave I5cli and his accomplished wife
sjtenl this week among their Steulienville
friends. They return to their home in
Washington, Pa., to-morrow.
A grand banquet was given to the teachers
of the public schools of the Eastern Ohio
Teachers' Institute, at School Hall, last
night, at which about two hundred guests
sat down to the festal board. Among the
prominent guests present (besides teachers
from all part* of the district) were Hon. C.
F. De Wolf, Slate School Commissioner, of
Columbus; F. K. Orr, Superintendent of
Bridgeport school; 11. Peck, Superintendent
of the Harnesvilie schools; 1>. \V. M.ulack,
Superintendent of Cadiz sc hools, and many
others. The supper was furnished by that
prince of caterers, Specht, and wus a mar
vel of greatness and goodness. School
Commissioner DeWolfe delivered an ad
dress during the evening.
John A«*son if'OapCJohn 8hodse, for
merly of this city, was killed in a railroad
accident on the Pittsburgh,-Ft. Wayne A
KUo wTl I«iit tQ learn ot nis sau rate..
J A* ,uu writiug arrangements for the fu
neral of Hon. J T. FpdegrafFhnve not been
perfected, although it is thought it will
take place 011 Monday. A very large nuiii
t>er ot our citizens who admired our farmer
physiciau-sUitesman will attend, and ar
rangements are now making for their
transportation to and from Mt. Pleasant.
Shurpe l«odge, Amalgamated Association,
pave the largest ball of the season at Orr's
Hall Thanksgiving eve. There were over
one hundred couples present, and every
thing passed otl'as pleasantly as could have
The Lecture and Library Sooiety of St.
Paul's Church cave a loan exhibition at the
Art league studio last evening, which gave
the society opportunity to show some tine
amateur art work done by the league.
Kobert, son of l>r. Hill, a well known
young man of this city, is lying at his
father's residence very low witu lung fever,
••n.l llulp hrmps arc lipid of his recovery.
A large number of private entertain
ii.outs and dances came off Thanksgiving
t ve and night throughout the city.
W. 0. Weiss, of the New Haven Clock
< ompany, sj>eut a day or two with friends
in this city the past week.
<•<!>. Harry Gofl still continues his mid
ni^ht walks on the plank r<>5d. The Gen
eral's friends are anxious, and think it
about time for that little attair to come off.
Hon. Peck, of Wheeling, w:ts at
t. lining to cga business in this city this
ticn. I\ A. Hollingswortb returned to
llnrri.-on COUtily after a few day's sojourn
I in thccourl house town.
The Grand Jury is still in session, and
about titty of the "boys'' who were just
dying to pay a visit to their uncles in'the
country have not yet returned.
G. \V. Harr, an old resident of this city,
died to-night after a long illness.
Oil Thanksgiving day Steuben Lodge
No. 1, K. of P., held a special
meeting in fhetr hall for the
pnrpese of conferring degrees upon a
number of applicants. The special meet
ing was necessary because it had bee >ma
impossible to do all the work at regular
meetings. Visitors were present from
Bridgeport and I'rtehsville lodges. Ten
candidates were inducted into thi myste
ries of the order, a special d:s|M-nsjti»a
having bten granted by lii.t 1 >:strict Dep
uty allowing ail degri < * to In- conferred at
one time. At hsif-pabto'clock the vis
itors. initiates and members adjourned to
Kioto's new hail and partook of ar excel
lent si:pper. Steutnn No. 1 is tUe largest
and motl prosperous lodge in Ohio outsi'le
of Cincinnati, bavin* about 2J'-f members,
and is constantly growing, nmny of the
leading young mm of this city having
united with it during the-p*xt f»w months.
Its treasury is in a vciy satisfactory condi
On Thanksgivingeve about 23 members
of-No. l went to New Cumberland, W. Va.,
and assisted G. V. C., of West Virginia. A.
1$. I>oane, in instituting Hancock I«odge.
No. 28. Tke officer* chosen are: P. C., K.
II Smith; C. «'. H. II. Ilobb: V. C., G. A.
Jackson; K. of U. 8., M. C. Thayer.
An InlfmtiBR LftK>r from ike "UIm»
(tlj"- DmtlM L»o«M Ills CIoUim
The -Prlam»"-I.»4jr Bnrn*«l.
No arrests yesterday.
The 8idney, on her way down last night,
received a large lot of freight here and at
The B. A O. water works are again in j
operation, the cylinder having been re- '
Yesterday as Mike McKelvey, a country
man, was driving up Twenty-sixth street,
his borae fall into a sewer ditch, throwing ;
Mike into several feet of mud, head first.
He immediately started after law, saying
he wuald sue the city for damages.
The steamer J. W. Gould avl barges are
lying just below the B. A 0. bridge.
' Mrs. Warnock and son Charley, oi War
nook a 8tation, are the gueeU of W. C.
Wsmock, of thia city.
Miss Anna Moran, daughter of Edward
Moran. who died in Wheeling yeet rday.
waa well and favorably knewn in Bellaire,
where the family resided for maay years
A number of Bellaire people wiiiatten I the
funeral. Bbe will be buried on Monday
Meeting to day at 7 r. *. of the Kallaire
Catholic noiona, at their rooms on Belmont
street, to transact business <jf imporUnce
Meeting at 4 r ■ of the Boys' 8oci»ty, to
day. In 8l John'a Catholio school.
To-day Advent begins—aeason of four
weeks of preparation for the coming of the
Savior on Christmas day. All the Fridays
of Advent are days of fating, prayer and
Mr. Naval shipped a lot of saddle trees
to Wheeling yesterday.
The Crescent Star Social claD ball, at
Crescent hall, 011 Friday night, was an #le
pant affair. A goodly number participated,
and I-a Koche played. '
The snit for the right of property, be
tween Jamea Dunning ami S. Baer >1 Sons,
was decided in favor of the former.
Amoe Jones, of the First ward, who has
been visiting at Mt. Heaaant, returned
The work of patting in the poles along
the B., Z. & C. road has been completed to
lien Alpin is working in the Mingo mill.
J. L. Crozier's smt against his wife, Sarah
A. Crozier, and James Corbett, for living and
cohabiting together, takes place before
'Squire Criawell to-morrow, and promises
to be very interesting. Constable Criswell
was throughout the county sftmmonirtyHT^
nesses yesterday and Friday.
A little daughter of Charles Troll was
seized with eonvulsons on Friday nigbt,
anil for a time was thought to be in a
dangerous condition. I>r. Kurz was called
in to attend her. She was much letter
yesterday, and is now out of danger.
Mrs. Wm. Wells narrowly escaped being
horrilby burned, ou Friday evening.
While covering the fire her clothes caught
fire. They wereimmediately extinguished
and there'was no injury.
Church programme: Rev. Chester A.
Adams at the Episcopal, morning and
evening; Kev. J. M. Monroe of Youngs
town, at the Disciples', morning and even
ing. Usual services at all the others.
Kev. Father Cull has just received a very
handsome new sleigh Irora the east, and
prom ses us a ride the first good snow.
Mrs. Mollie Price and Mrs. James 1'atter
$Oli left for Steubcnville yesterday, sum
moned by the death of their father, George
W. Barr.'of that city.
Rev. M. K. Brown will preach at Cadiz to
it will be announced in St. John's Church
to-day that next Friday is a holy day of
obligation, being the feast of the Immacu
late Conception of Mary tBe Virgin, the
true and natural mother of Jesus Christ,
and consequently th« mother of God. Ser
vices in St. John's Church at and 8 A.
m. and 7',< r. m.
Dan Mack, an unliable and industrious
citizen living at Nell's Siding, has been
judged insane by the Probate Court. Mr.
Mack's family have the deepest sympathy
of their neighbors, who hope the affliction
is only temporary. The symptoms are of a
religious cast at present.
Catholic services at Warnock Station yes
terday by Father Cull.
For good cheap groceries go to S. D. Cor
bet's. jnst below the B. < >. bridge. *
Capt. Prince's new and elegant swiff
little steamer "Princess" will enter the
Wheeling and Bellaire trade to-morrow.
The boat will not be called the City of Bel
laire, as stated in the Bellaire papers. The
C. Y. Lucas will lay up the coming week,
after which the two boats will enter the
trade, making trips every half-hour. This
improvement meets the want of many per
sons, and the travel will be considerably
increased. Capt. Prince deserves encour
Forty eight carloadsof stock passed over
the B.<». Kast, yesterday.
Yesterday »h Armstrong's mill man
bouebt a suit of clothes, shoes and bat of
M. Sonneborn. He left with tlicm, tilled
himselt full of whisky, and before leaving
tor home lost them in the city somewhere.
Tht local freight on the 11. iV: O. does not
Carry passengers now.
Dr. John ('lark, of this city, was railed to
Glencoe, yesterday, l»y the illness of bis
A pointer—Persons going from IMIa're
to Wheeling on the H. it 0. should |> »r
chase tickets, otherwise tbey will have to
Mrs. K, W- Steward, of Jerusalem, i- vis
itlrg relations bora.
S. P. Corbett who lias been down with
typhoid fever, is able to get up.
l'rof. I». S. Cox, formerly Principal of tho
schools hero, and now of ilelpre, 0., was in
the city yesteaday.
Keller'sells Arbuckle's coffee at II cents,
good brown sugar at 8 cents, patent tlour
at 70 cents, good tea at ;50 cents,and in fact,
everything else in tho same proportion.
Call and see for yourself at fills Union
The stone work has been romnicn>'ed on
the foundation of the Second Ward school
building, (ieorge Zweigg has the con
rapt. Hani llcatherington has returned
from N'ashville. Tenn.
11. J. Cummins, of the Carter Itridge
Company, has arrived, and will build the
creek bridge, lie wants ten men.
BELLA IRE SOCIETY.
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Mortal Jt*vfiBfntH in the UImm tltjr
1? ' Prnnash und Purlin.
Thanksgiving among bis Uel'fafre'^rienfls."1'
T>r. J. rark West "turkied" at St. Clairs
ville on the 30th.
The many friends of Miss Jessie Sljarp,
of the Fifth ward, will be glad to know
that she is convalescing after a slight at
tack of bilious fever.
Miss Lizzie Gilleland, a charming young
lady of Allegheny, I'a., is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. U. Johnson, on I'nion street.
The gentlemen of the "Amicitia" club
entertained their lady friends right royally
at their club room on Belmont street oil
Mr. liarman Long, of Sisterville, W. Va..
is in the city.
Ollie Huffman an 1 wife are among their
Jtarnsville friends this week.
J. W. Lawrence spent Thanksgiving in
Miss Lido Heatherington, of the first ward,
is paying a visit of some lengfb in New
Martinsville, W. Va.
Kd. l'ermar and wife are off on a vi>it ta
Miss Klla Gray, of Zunesville, who has
been visiting at the residence of I>r. J. F.
Smith, has returned home.
The society event of tlie week among the
Germans was the hall given hy the Sellout
/enverein in Zilch's UhII on Wednesday
evening. There was a l»r*»e ami well-be
haved crowd present, ana they spent tlie
night very pledtantlv, danc ing to the sweet
strains of Zilch's on LeMra. The festivities
kept tir. until early Thursday morn
ing. The hafl was very t'nJtefully decorated
with evergreen and flowers, ail1,! all pro
ponnce the first grand ball of the
Solietitzenverein a decided success.
On Thursday evening the Kcho Literary
Society exenrted to Moundsville, on the
steamer C. Y. Lncas, and called on one of
their members who resides in that city.
They left the city wharf :it 7:30, and a live
lier and happier party never graced the
cabin of the l.tieas. Among those present
we noticed Misses Minnie Marsh, Jessie
Marsh. Tillie Iiamford, Lillie Fltton, Lizzie
I'iper. Maggie Wallace, Myrtle Robinson,
Klla Grove, Mollie K:rkpatrick,Kttie Murth
and Misa IJoyce, and Messrs. T. W. Steph
ens, L. G. I'.attellc. C. H. Hamilton, Ous
ltigeiow, C. W. Pickens, Tom Treece, Chas.
l'oice, John Runion, John Mutli, Robert
Hutchinson, W. J. Kirkpatrick, Harry
Gill and Frank Piper. They arrived here
on the return trip at aboat 1:30 A. m . tired,
but happy and con ten t, and spent the follow
ingiiay in telling their friends who were
not tortuuate enough to be along what an
awfully splendid lime thev had.
The Crescent Star Club, one of the best
social organizations in the city, gave one of
their pleasant dances at their rooms in Cen
tral IJlock on Friday night. These gentle
men never fail to make their guests enjoy
themselves, and this week was no excep
tion. The following ladies end gentlemen
eonii>o*<>d the party: Misses Klla Over,
Mollie Pnnawsy, Mary Garrard. Annie Me
Lelland, Miss iilaney, Amanda Meek. Nora
I'^iker, Allie Glasgen, Ada Gray, Maggie
Rorain. Messrs. Ran I'iper, Alex. Little
ton. Abe Feltus, Jake Shemp, Dr. Smith,
Will. Oliver, Will. Allen, Alei. Gallagher,
Hiram Alton, Will SaUei field and Sam.
Tieke. Dancing *jv i.ept up until a rea
lllr«rU4 Itnrgltrf — Be«l Entat#
BmhIbc ^itatiftt PrrMMi ItM
Fault's addition is booming. I .art year
the entire addition was a cornfield. Now
it has an immense stove foundry and
seventeen good dwelling houses. Two
months ago J. T. llanes offered a lot for
$4u0 and ftwr years' time to pay it in. On
Friday he sold the same lot for $500 cash.
Buildings are springing np, and in the
spring a four-roomed bnck school house
4 bout tweaty dwelllings and several busi
ness houses will be erected.
John F. Oxley and wife, of Harriarille,
are the guest* of W. J. Elliott.
Corporation bonds are offsred at 6 per
Council meets next Fridayevening.
Miss Nora Clark will retuai to Holliday**
Cove to-morrow, to resume teaching.
Our town it very healthy.
The steamer John Lonsa will leave for
Marietta this coming w«efc for Capt Ingle
bright's new float for thfc other side of the
On Friday night tfcivves broke a pane of
glass in the front Von Molke's tailor
shop on First street and attempted to go
in, when Molke awakened, notified George
Deita and they started in pursuit They
pursued Uietn as far as Washington street,
when they disappeared. The party com
I >ist«d of three men and two irptneo. Keep
Lyour eye peeled for them.
Isaac Newbnd baa returned from • two
weeks' bneiness trip to Parkeraburg.
St recta v«ry noddy. •
A (elephooe baa been pat ia the C. A P.
R. R. depot, and fills a long felt want.
George White bas removed Into bis new
dwelling in Patill's addition.
Mrs. K. I). Caliell is visiting a» St-Claira
Wuite a large number of our people will
attend Dr. UpdegratTs funeral at ML Pleas
Wm. Zink, of Wheeling, is opening a
furniture store in the lT. P. Hotel build
All the leading newspapers, story and
illustrated papers and confectioneries caa
be found at Mrs. W. H. Starke'a, on Han
over street. •
Mrs. Dr. Blackfofd is laid up with rheu
Candies and confectioneries in great vari
ety at Scoti'a. •
John T. Pennington is again ill.
At the last meeting of the Board of Edn
cation a very sensible resolution was
passed. It is as follows: That no solicita
tion for sale of tickets to exhibitions or for
oonations of sny kind, be permitted in
H-bool, except by permission of the Presi
dent of the board and Superintendent of
Wanted—More dwelling bouses
Mrs. A. H. Johnson, of Oberlin, Ohio,
pa>sod through yesterday, on her wav to
Mt. Pleasant, to attend the funeral of lion.
J. T, I'pdegraff.
T. A. Scott says be bas the best New < >r»
leans molasses you ever saw.
W. L. Fox, representing C. W. Clement,
of Hoston, was in town yesterday.
II. A. Stattf rfield. of"Pittsburgh, is vis
iting the McClure Brothers.
J. H. McClure leaves for the Fast to
C. Louis Myers had bis foot mashed on
Friday by a horse tramping on it.
The Twilight Glee Club, composed of
young colored people of onr little city, is
an excellent organization, and ia better
than many iubilee singers who are travel
ing, The"club Is composed of Misses Mat
tie Branson, Molly Branson. Lucy Gilmore
and Florence See. aud Messrs. Abe Evans,
Thomas Curtis, James Branson and Chas.
Miss Mollie llall, of Marietta, is the
guest of Miss Beckio Speer.
A nine year old son of MifceRjhanis
Dr. I. Weirich has purchased one half of
Frank Vollhardt's property on Washing
ton street ami will build a first class brick
dwellingand business house. Price $1,000.
The 1 . P. Hotel is still without a land
MissSsllie Jen* ins, who has been visit
ing at oberlin, O.. returned to her home
at Mt. Pleasant yesterday.
John Thomas, David I'axton, Thomas
Humphreyville and Will Dukey an- work
ing at the Mingo mill.
Mrs. Jane I.eathcrwood, 'aged fit years,
residing west of the city, died of rheuma
tism yeaterdav. after twenty years' afflic
Mrs. Maria (Mine, who has been down
with lumbago for some weeks, is improv
ing rapidly, and will be able to bo out in a
A. C. Shorts, of Steubenville, was here
Five dwellings are being erected in the
Standard mill addition in the South Had.
More will follow.
The Little Anna will leave the glass
works at 1:30 o'clock r. m today to take
the employes of the Buckeye 'llass Com
pany to the funeral of Samuel P. Adams,
who was formerly assistant secretary of the
Willie Davis' foot is got'ingalong nicely.
Dr A. It. t big had two fine signs put up
at bis drug store yesterday.
■.oral Xnlr* of Ihr Town.
K. of I'. Lodge, No. of this place,
have formed n L'niforui rank of about forty
members. Tliey gave the contract of furn
ishing the suita to Messrs. Appcnzcller Si
Hentppy. This order is becoming popular
very fa.it, and wc are glad to say it is in a
nourishing condition. Keep your shoulder
to the wheel, hoys, and let the good work
(.'has. Watterman, who had his hand
crushed by coupling cars 011 the T. V. rail
road one day last week, is now on the
street* with his arm in a sling.
Col. Jake Kemple delivered his inimit
able lecture, entitled "The Trials and
Tribulations of an Oflice Seeker," to a
small but select audience in the basement
of the M. K. Church on Friday evening. As
we remarked the audience was small, how
ever the receipU were of a sufficient
amount to procure Jake five rents worth of
Bridgeport stogies and a tirst-class rido on
the tear end of the street cars home.
W. A. Stone, Muter Mechanic of the 0.,
T. V. A W, K R., baa hi» position
lo aucrpt llifc position of General Muter
Mechanic of the New York & New Kngland
H. K,, under the management of 8. M. Kel
ton, Jr. Mr. Stone will have charge of six
hundred miles of road and thirty-two
steamship. His many friends along the
road wish him success.
PastC. C.J. N'. Taylor, 1.. Vf. Martin
and 8. Hucy and C. C. VV. W. B.iggs visited
^teubenville Lodge on Thanksgiving. and
assisted in confering the Third rank on
| nine new members of that lodge, and were
also entertained in a sumptuous manner.
Nickels are going into the coders of our
shooting gallery man like grains of sand
running through an hour glass.
lhe Belmont Building Association of
this place is in a nourishing condition.
There is such a demand for the stock that
premiums are being oilered.
Mrs. J. C. Tallmau and granddaughter,
Miss Nellie Tonping, arc visiting Miss Cora
L. Knglish, of >ewPhiladelphia.
Ed. Burt, our genial baggage master, is
very happy over the improvements made
in hi* baggage room, lie says n« now has
the handsomest room on the C. 1*. road,
which is true, beyond a doubt.
George Bridenstein, who was scalded
very badly a few days ago. is slowly re
covering- He has now got his eyes open.
Mr. .Md'ooahey. the druggist, displays
the finest assortment of holiday ytoda ever
shown in Bridgeport.
Miss CoHand, of Ka.it Richland, is visiting
Miss Millie I'augh.
Josie Bapg», who broke one of' bis limbs
between the knee andflfikle, theother day,
is getting along favorably. He thinks by
ibis time it was the worst break he ever
A Thrlila* LUtl* pw
Sptrtol to the Su 7i<lap. K<-tfUter.
Brilliant, O., December little
village is improving very rapidly. Two
houses are already commenced in I*4>wner •
addition. The cellar is dug of one And the
other is nearly ready for roofing.
Mr. Geo. Washington it building a /evi
dence on High street.
Mr. and Mrs. Schminke gave a good ron«
cert in the school house, on Wednesday
evening last. to a fair audience. Mr.
Schminke did very creditably on the banjo.
Wm. II. Rodgers, our enterprising mer
chant, is doing an immense business in
dry goods and groceries.
James West, the venerable and accommo
dating groceryman, is doing a good busi
Ilev. J. M. Bray will bold services in the
school house this morning and evening.
There has been an extra train put on
from Steubenville to this place, arriving
here tn the morning at 6.20 o'clock and
leaving here in the ev«-r>ing at 6:40, making
it very convenient for the men residing at
Steubenville and Mingo who are working
on the Ppsuldisg Iron Works.
Mr. Husner, the affable proprietor of the
Hassner House, is doing a lively business.
He is crowded with boarders.
The work on the HpsukMng Iron Works is
progressing as rapidly as the weather will
permit. The stone masons, carpenters and
nrick makers are busily at work.
The ooal shaft belonging-to the Mill Com
pany is supplying the home trade.
The Wheeling Kb-i^ru, both daily and
Sudsy, is becoming quite a favorite among
the people of tbis placo> -
Bpaulding M Cowe are receiving large
quantities of lumber daily.
The glass bonse is running double turn,
with plenty of orders ahead. Pittsburgh
psrti«-s have about completed the heater*.
Mr. Iseac Winters, who has been quite
ill, is getting better, we are- glad to say.
Mr Charles Bpaulding and family spent
their Thanksgiving at fttevbenville.
Mr. Downer is considerably better.
Mr*. Harriet Farmer is improving her
property very math by a new piling fence.
Thk ontrich does not wt. Hhe doesn't
have time. Hhedoes Dot squat down
over something and insist on batching
it out iI it takes all rammer, but she
just lays a covple of porcelain cuspadores
in the bot band when she feds like it,
and then gues away to the seaside t* |
quiet her aba tie ml nerves. -Boomerang.
Tiibt now aay that Jay Gould has
ordered the faateet yacht in the world
because one Jarrett, a silk dealer, al
ways beats bim yatching and ahoots a
gun and twiddles bis Suffers from his
uoee at the vampire of Wallstreet when
he passes him.
Ttat BM tfta Son af Ma to «»mt
■•sonic Natters—New Lodge of Knights of
Pythias Founded—Decisions ef Grand
Sire of Odd Fellows— Ancient
NEWS NOTES PERTINENT TO ALL.
All day Tuesday, Noveaiber Slit, the
streets of Baltimore were crowded whk
visitors from different part* of the State,
aod among the throng were many men in
the quiet costume of tbe Master M«on,
while others wore toe mot* pretentious
costume of the Knight Templar. The occa
sion was the laying of the corner stone of
the new Pus (office and Court House on the
north side of the lot /routing on Lexing
ton street. The ceremonies were held at 3
o'clock. Soon after 12 o'clock the Postofllce
employees. 200 strong, marched to the
Masonic Temple, where the procession
was forming under the Chief Marshal.
(Jeorge L. McCaban, Past Junior Grand
Warden, and hia aids. The procession was
headed hy Maryland Commaqdery, No. I, I
Km. Sir Graham Dukebart commanding;
Crusade Commandery. No. 5, Kin. Sir John ,
I.ickie commanding; liean^eant Command
pry, No, 8. Km. 8ir Harry Barry command
ing; Baltimore < omniaudery and Mono
mental Commandery, No. 3, Km. Sir Rich
ard II. Conway commanding. Then came
the officers of the Grand Lodge and the
Masonic lodges, followed by the employes
of the Postoffice. The line of procession
wa> along Charles street to Franklin, to
Howard, to llalliday, to Lexington to the
site. The corner stone was then laid, aod
M. W. John H. Latrobe, Past Grand Mas
ter, delivered an oration.
To show (he advance English Freemason*
have made in the work of charity, the Lon
don Freemason in a recent issue says:
"The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
of London, the younjeeet of the three Kng
lish Masonic charities. is, like the Boys'
School, tho outcome of two institutions,
namely, the Asylum for Aged and Decayed
Masons, Corydon—in the foundation of
which the late Bro. Dr. Crucetix took a
leading part—and the institution formed in
1*42 by the Grand I/odge for brethren in
reduced circumstances. In 1841> tbts Male
fund was supplemented by a Fund for
Widows, which whs commenced by an an
nual grant of £100. la IN ^0 the two ware
happily amalgamated, and since then the
Grand Lodge has augmented its grants till,
subject only to the confirmation of
the minutes of the last Jnne Com mimics
tionjtliey amount to ££00 per annum to
each of the two funds. The number of
thove in receipt of the benefits of this no
ble iKstitution is 13.r> aged brethren and 109
widows of brethren, the former of whom
have each an annuity of £40 per annum,
and the latter one'of £32 per annum;
while there are several widows of male an
nuitants, to each of whom the institution
allows one-half of the late husband's annu
ity for three years certain, though it mostly
happens they are elected on to the fuad be
fore that period lias expired. Thus, apart
from the expenses of administration, the
benevolent institution is charged with the
provision of quite £11,000 annually, of
which only about one-third |iart is derived
from iHTiuanent income. Truly aspiendid
moiitiment is the bcnevolence of the Kog
lisli craft in so short a |>eriod as forty
Judge W. H H. Flick. Most worampioi
Grand Muster of the Grand I/xlg« of the
State of West Virginia, comes nearer tilling
the chair than any of his predecessors.
His friends, who know hia averdupois,
will appreciate his.situation, but the Judge
jays: "l will be obliged to have the legs of
the chair made shorter."
The following oUcerx were elected at the
last regular convocation of the Gyrene
Couimandery held Friday evening:
Sir J. A. Miller Kminent Commander.
Sir 15. J. Smyth, Generalissimo.
Sir John M. Kirch, Captain General.
SirS. P. Hildreth, Treasurer.
Sir J. V. L. llodgera, Recorder.
Sir Alex. I.aughlin, Trustee.
Sir Anselam Buchanan, Prelate.
Sir R. H. I<ist, Senior Warden.
Sir George GifTen, Junior Warden.*
Sir J. 1>. McFadden, Standard Hearer.
Sir Andrew Wilson, Sword Bearer.
Sir Harry Coen, Warden.
Sir Jacob W. Grubb, First Ooard.
Sir Alfred Paul I, Second Ooard.
Sir Hull Quarrier, Third Guard.
fir T. Mist, Sentinel.
xvtaurs or rvruiAM.
On Thanksgiving G. V. C., A. B.
l)oane. accompanied by D. I>. O. C. Day,
proceeded to New Cumberland to institute
t» n«« loJon K. of P, About thirty knighta
from Stenbetiville I/o«Ik« No. i and Kxcel
tior No. .'<5, of Steubebville, were also pres
ent. The new lodge is known as Hancock
Lodge No. :iH, ami has 23 names to start
with. The work was under the immediate
supervision of the G. V. C. of West Vir
ginia, who was ably assisted by all the vis
iting delegations. Alter a portion of the
work had been done the entire assemblage
took a recess, at 11 i\ m , for a short time,
and upon a special invitation repaired to a
bounteous feast of material to sustain the
inner man. After the institution, 4 a.m.,
the follow ingollicers were elected and in
P. C., Frank H. Smith.
C. C , II. H. Kobb.
V. C., A. M. Jackson.
P., Archie B. Kobb.
M. K., J. H. Schane.
M. F., F. If. Shanley.
K. R. & S., M. K. Thayer.
M. A , Wm. Miskellv.
I G., W. P. Kvaui.
O. G.. A. H. Cox.
' • I »*:— m —ll~_ r-\ ..L. i_
the ligbnt trrtna of the«new lod^e, and
he ►peslis for it a brilliant future. The new
applicants for Pythian honors arc all gen
tlemen of push and enterprise, and will no
doubt muke their lodge a sucoess.
Mrs. I izcie Woodbridge, wife of the late
Dr 1>. Wood bridge, of Beilaire. is the re
cipient of $4,000 from the K. ofi P. lodge,
and the Ancient Order of United Work
men i!i iOW each, for which she extendi her
On our recent wisii to Ohio we had tbe
pWaMire of meeting Brother J. K. Shumate,
CI. C.. who informed us that the Order in
all parta of Ohio i* in a very flourishing
condition; that dispensations have been
granted for Lodge a No. 147, Bettsville,
thirty-two charter members; Lucas Lodge,
No. 148, Toledo, seventy-two charter mem
bers; also a new German lodge will be in
stituted at I ronton. At an early date divi
sions of the Uniform rank will be organised
at Clyde, Canton, Akron and Bridgeport.
Lodges of Knight* of Pythiaa are now re
ceiving the new ritual, which haa been
printed in the English, French, German
and Spanish languages.
The regular annual festivities of tbe
various lodges in this city will occur about
Humboldt Lodge will confer the Page
rsnk at its next meeting.
Black Prince worked in the Ksqnire rank
last night They will confer the Ampli
fied Third next Saturday night
The ball and social at Turner Hall. on
Thanksgiving eve by Cosar I>e Lion Dirl*
aion. whs a success every way. A good
rotiud sum was netted.
A. O. C. W.
lirinois now faae a membership of 11,900.
There was no assessment for November.
Select Commander, Comrade 1. M. Da
menil, has been appointed Deputy Su
preme Commander for Kentucky and
There were two aseeeemenU in the 8a
preme Ledge jurisdiction for November, ow
eleven deaths, only feret of which eccarred
in West Virginia.
Grand Command** Pape says: "We are
gaining row very rapidly. We We her*
in Cliicsao five good legions, with about
450 men, hers, and are gaining to tbe Slat*
at the rate of one and • half lagieaa per
week. Wisconsin b a* also fallen Tnto liae;
tbe third legion will be instituted next
week. Indiana is also- ready."
t. a a r.
Tbe Sovereign Grand Lodge ad sated a
revised Kebekah Degree Ritual at Ha Inst
session at Haiti mote, which will be ex- <
changed with the iarisdietioasforfl 00 p*r
copy, the exchange being th* same a* thai
of rituals heretofore. I
Tbe Grand Lodge and* a wise selection
wben they re-elected Judge J. T. Hofce. Past
Grand Master aad P. a Ropreasatellro, to
represent it in the Soweign Grand Lodge.
He aened on every Important ooartttea
during the last seeeioa in Baltiaaov*. aad
his »pLioo ,ai jndgmeat were lk*£od to
with great atteattea. la Ptot Oraad
Masters R. 8. Brown aad J. T. Hoke, Wart
Virgiaia will be wall musesnisi
Fallowing ara some of the deeMoae of
the Grand ftre deeased of interset te this
isriedictiea, which were approved by the
Sovereign Orand Lodge aad ara now law*:
A brother elected Noble Oraad aerred
five monthe. and rasigaad aa aoeouat of
boalseae ewgsgaaacata He was agjrin
etected Mabte Otad id aerred Ire apathy
when ha wee again coaapeUed to leave ttte
city; tho Lotte, howefar, granted ku
leave of abaenca. It be entitled u.,
honors of Part Grand? l*»
A brother elected Noble Grand. *^.
majority of nigbta, and ia than ^ven , *•
of absence. la ba entitled *o tt,e bo^2
of Put (i rand 7 a*>
ta, it legal for a subordinate lod*
( ■it the payment of benefits to thir.Jf
weeks, cr any other time? ^
Ia it legal to pay benefits until one
after a brother lias been reported sick*
It may be considered established thu .
subordinate lodce haa the right to pro»,u
that benefit* shall not be paid lor fir*
sefk'a aickaeaa of a member.
To suspend or drop a aseml*r for n<m
payment o(, duaa, the time died u
must be regarded, and not the amount
A brother clear of the books on th* irJ
day of January, for instance, cannot t»
dropped, until a year thenwfier. no inuier
to what amount his duaa on* accumulate
in the intermediate time by fines or other
A card of withdrawal havif»* been ^rsnt
cd to a member of a lodge, end before its
expiration charrea are dtrly preferred
against liim.ai d the card aunulled. and the
brother after trial was acquitted, his p,„i.
tion in the lody« is the same m if a c,rj
had nerer been granted,
The petition for a charter for a subordi
nate lorfgc must be signed bv live Third
Degree members in good standing.
All work in subordinate must he trans
acted injthe tbmi degree after July i
1882, except conferring the initiatory, the
first ami second degrees. The law fti rei
erewce to the lodge in which withdrawal
cards >ball be dayo-ked (old digest Jit, no*
(H6) has not been regaled or modified.
Ihe law which prevents the name o< any
l*rson while living to be used as the char
tered name of a ladga cannot be eviidrd
by dropping the given name of the per*m.
'Kcbekah ltegree Indpes are author??*! to
use the funeral ceremony now in nee by
the Grand Lodge, contained in th« lt<wk 0f
Forma, subetitutinir the word "Mater"
where "brother" ocears
Wheeling wan selected as the next
of meeting of the Grand l-odgc.
fhaabadtlat a Ia4 Bay-riaariarai
Sfiirial hi Ike Suniiay lityitfn.
CbAvaviLLR, Pa., December 2.— Thanks
giving wa* quite a sad day in this piav.
Two of our ablest and mo*t respected rid.
zens lay corpses—numbered with the dead.
Mr. T.Noble had been >9 ill health (or
wine time with kindey complaint, and on
last Wednesday morning he became sud
denly worse. At 11 o'clock of the same
day he had a stroke of paralysis, and at l
o'clock passed away without a murmur,
Ho was 61 years of age. Mrs. Klsie Cooper,
wife of Fainuel Cooper, was taken aick ou
Wednesday evening and died within a few
hours. She waa about 77 years of age.
Both of the deceased were members of the
Presbyterian Church, and their demise
will be sadly felt In this community.
Mr. W. A. Irwin, our accommodating
pom master, who ba» been away visiting
his sister. Jennie, at While Mills, tin*
county, returned yesterday. Miss Irwin
is teaching school at White Mills, and Iter
brother reports that she has about seventy
live pnuils in her charge, and is getting
i 7> S...L ....« ...r.. I ii...
ler county, are in town, Italng summoned
by the death of Mrs t'oopt*r.
Isaa# Clemens ha* te-opened his lirorjr
stable at litis |>lacv.
There are about I to scholar* in our
schco's here, u ndcr tin* management <»(
I'rofetsors Anderson ami Itotkin and iaa
I.luie Slillwagoti. The school is progress
ii<K linely aud Ibe tew hers give ^eiu ral
Tha poatoftioe haa been remove I to a
room in Mrs. Sarah Gamble's bouse, the
bouse in which it formerly was be in : sold
to S. Lindley, who intends to occupy it as
a dwelling shanty.
V. G. titlllwegen, who ia atmlying law
with K. (j. Cracraft, of your city, ia at houta
for a few days.
"Fatty" Ifowell, of your city, wa* in
The 8r»i>AY ItKiiiNTn arrives here bright
and early Sunday morning, and is eagerly
nought for liy our people. It ia the Urgent,
handsomest and best pa|*r that comes to
ltabbitaare plentiful in Ibis neightior
hood.and they are being dayed bv the bun
dreds by otir "true-shot' sportsmen.
Green street has not been paved,a* prwu*
ited. "Walt till next year.'
• (MwH ahoald take aoii\a action in re
Krd to bating tha snow and lea rjin »*eJ
mi the sidewalks thla Wintar The pave
ments art to a terrible condition at prte
. Mr- Manr Nobis, wifa of J. <i. liable, of
Newman, Itougiaa eoaniy, Ma, wh<> r>
moved from here soma time since, is her*
on a visit.
I!. 0. Hoot man, of Ihinsfort, this vicinity,
killed twenty threeblsckanakea during the
past summer which measured !<>t fci
We have baei) wondering. until lately,
what baa made George Hill so happy. To
day we had a <piiet conversation with bin,
and interrogating him as to hia unusual
blitbr and merry manner, be made an si
position of the facta to us. He aaid he was
tired of leading a single life, ami as "p<*opls
were not bom to live alone," thought bs
would take the same plan of living happy
as many other* had taken. He was marrisl
at Waflsburg about three weeka ago. ts
Miss Li trie Kirk, of Dallas, VV. Va. Tbr
matt«r waa kapt very quiet, hut to dsy hi
was feeling so goo<l he let the secret o*
We wish for the General and bis 1
bride a long ami prosperous jouraey
through Ufa. ,
Tha package of silk stolen frirn Hi* H A
0. d« |x»t at tliia place, aome tune ag), «»
returned to-day. It eeerns tbst the article
waa in the possession of aome one ia tk*
neighborhood of Kimpaon's store, and eLsa
the authorities made diligent se.in li 1 >r i»*
missing roods, the parlies holding th<*«
thought best to return them. From • '»*'
can be learned at this writing tber«- »"•
no legal proceedings against the j»»rt;ea
We learn that Dr. John Kelly, formerly
Of this place, but now of Washington hw
purchased the old Mansion Hous-- ">n*
at the latter place.
Mr. 8. Whfte, marbla dealer and mso«
facturer of thia place, made a «al«- of
personal property to-daf. A sj«l«o4ti
buggy horse brought $1 'Si, another b<*W
aold for |101; other homes sold at rsarfa>
Hill ft Jackson, plaat'*rer». are d ;ir.g •*
Immense business. Hill Is considered tM
tM»i!iMi itnd lie at tdasterer in the c^ii'1/
*•*•1 an* PHMMl ivewael Ihf («(M* I
fyxtial U) thf tiiind/ty flrgUtn
Wakiuxoton, Dec. 2.-Mr. J
R. Crosser, of Allejrbenj iw,
wa* in town thin week, vlaiUnjt Meo»
The nmalDBof IL M. Olbwn, Km|,«*
Pittsburgh, were iiitcrr-d In-re ^
Iter. C. f 'owdcu, of th#» Herond I1**
Lyterian Church, luu received ioi4
cepted a call from a church at Dcnrw.
A very select sociable took J'!*"* *
Tuesday evening at the parlor* of **
Annie Moore, on Main Hi ,
Elmer Fresher of Wheeling •*
Chas. Held, ol Hteuhenville, U« /•*
lege boys, went houie to aj*nd l*"
Thanksgiving vacation in eatiQf
£r. E. F. Acbfcon and brtf- r«*r
*d borne to-day from their
tour to the East. -
. Mp. F. B. II. F. Brown lee of »e
Middletown, thU county, i» b>
clrcolalmg among his maay ffeo"
•nd lady friends. . ...i
Tbe sophomore flam •( Ws<Aisf«*j
•nd Jetknon Con«*e b the lanj^ j I
silk* the union of the two oollef* I
numbers fifty-four metnbeia. . Mi
Prof, bimonton left on VS edn<^*
for a brief visit to bis broth**.
Hi mod toe, who reaides in Uk «
I*rt of this Bute. „ ^
Mr. T. C. Noble, of Claysville. •
prominent man in tbla coootj, j
oh home on Wednsaday from I
The Teachers' Inatitute toj*
here In the holidays pfomisfai U»
*»oat aU(active one that we b
had. Heveral vsrv noted
will be promt to <hseua» ttw ^
Ice of bow the youth should *
cated . u1
. Considerable real •atate J^jf
handa hers this weak at pri0**^ #
Indicate that the property *»
quite valuabia. ^ jH
. The vartmm ehuvehaa ofUj^M
held uaited Tbnokerivtog
the ILK ChmeSrnr.TJ
President «f Waabinftoo sod
The crematory, waaagsis^jpifj
dOoed to aahm. tftfc
fcr eur Dated IW»^
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