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TERMS OP THE REOI9TER. m TUX BT HAIL, rOVTAOX rurATD. DAILY, rtx d*r* In the week —IB W DAILY, seven days in the week - • 3# WEEKLY, ft M-colomn paper 1 SO SUNDAY REOI8TEK, by m*it.- I 00 DSUVOI9 BY CARXiJLR. DAILY, except 8t>nd*y lto p*«" week. DAILY, Including Hund*y -18c per week. BCHDAY, DKTU1U 1*. ISM. XOTER AX* OPI5IOSI. V aliform a grape fro wen get $20 a too. Pullman car conductors get $75 a month. One county in Arkansas has raised 2,000,090 bushels of apple, this tear. Indianapolis is excited over a marked scarcity of bogs for its packers. A St. Louis letter carrier has a ten thousand dollar collection of postage stamps. New YoRivfcus paid nearly $30,000 for amusements on Thanksgiving day. Sl'N8ET Cox proposes to be a dark horse in the Speakership race. He has acted as Speaker on several occasions. New York has just instituted a crim inal code, nearly all of which was writ ten by David Dudley Field. Justice Mayes, of West Alexander, Fa., has married 2,000 couples. Four teen of the women did not chauge their names. The Miantonomah has tlfty-two en gines to work her, and yet the whole navy department is unable to get her to sail or steam. «***. ^iiiuesota state prison at the present time contains 2S0 convicts, the largest nutuif r ever confined within its walls at one time. The San Francisco Chronicle says tliat the sewerage system of the city is a muddle of pestileut cesspools, choked drains, abandoned works and plague spots. An old vault in a Waterbury, Conn., cemetery was recently examined and found to I* used as a tramps' retort, und each shelf in which coftlus once laid was used as a bed. Trik essks have recently been pat ented in l'aris for making red and white wines from red and white beets, that are said to be equal in every respect to many of the wines ef the grape. I>k. Bush, who claimed $25,000 from the (iartield creditors, gets only $6,500, and Hamilton, who wanted $25,000, and Agnew, $15,000, get only $5,000 apiece. The smaller fry get about the same proportion of their claims. Last year three Chinese pheasants were turned loose on Protection Island, in Puget Sound. The result is that there are now over a hundred of these george "ous plumaged birds there. In size they are a« large as grouse. A makkiaoe ceremony at one of the Providence churches last week was de» layed sixty minutes because of the uon arrival of the contracting |>arties. This n:ay not be without precedent; but when, after waiting a long time, the organ pealed out, "Ob, dear, what can the matter be," the audience considered it very apropos. Albert Moss, a married man living near Hussiaville, Indiana, became ena mored of the wife of I«wis Tolley, and she reciprocated his affection. He avowed his love to her husband, and ease, and agreed that if Moss would take the whole family back to Virginia and pay the cost of a divorce he could have the woman. Mr*. Moss seems not to have objected, but will herself pro cure a divorce, Moss paying the cost. M<>ss an«l the Tolleys departed for Vir ginia to begin the fulfillment of the contract. PROMINENT PERSON*. Congressman Orth b* said to be dying. Ex-Senator Lot M. Morrill daily grows weaker. Mrs. Laroccherk is taking a look at Washington. Jcdok J. J. Jackson, of the Federal Court, is in the city. Tom (X'HlLTRll is cross-eyed and tells crow-eyed stories. Ex-Gov. W ash Ri'RNk, o? Maine, is U1 of spinal congestion. Senator Camdkn is very ill at the Arlington Hotel, Washington. (Ieneral McCi.Eia.AN has gone into -winter quarters at Washington. Dr. Frank H. Hamilton was re ported yesterday to be out of danger. The l»te Professor I>raper, of New York, left all his property to his wife. Mrs. Lanotry says she thinks American women are beautiful, indeed. Aboit $~),000 to build the Burnside statue at Providence have been raised. Tub Chinese Minister at Washington lias a wardrobe said to be worth $150, IKK). Gov. Stephkns expfccts to deliver the address at Savannah's sosnui-centen nial. HANMBAb Hami.in will be given a public reception at Bangor, where he is expected to-morrow. Representative Pacheco, of Cali fornia, has taken his invalid wife to Florida for the winter. Oscar Wilde's brother now want* to come here to lecture. He is assistant editor of Vanity Fair. Ex-Governor Mathews is expected in the city at an early day to look after his Senatorial candidacy. "Jason" Gocld, not Jay, is the came under which the little mau of many millions was christened. Frederick Billinos has presente 1 • $15,000 parsonage to the Congrega tional Society at Woodstock, Vt Dr. Hicks, Guiteau's spiritual ad viser, is at the front again with an echo of the assertion chat "there is no hell." Hon. Wm. A. Qcarrier, of Kana wha county, a live candidate for Sena torial honors, has been In the city for several days. Mrs. Blaine goes to Europe soon, it is said, to buy furniture for the ex-Sec ,«Ury's new house, and also to visit her daughter in Paris. Commodore Frederick Db Baby, the owner of many steamboats, has set tled down among the oranges at Enter prise, Fla., for the winter. •j[L Mme- Patti ha? been invested by } King Kulakaua with the order of "Kap iolani." The decoration is a star on a ribbon with red and white stripes. Thx Duke of Newcastle went fox hunting in Baltimore the other day, but the free fox of America refused to yield his brush to any aoch penen. - M. Edocard Paillhron, poet and drams fist, and M. Charles de Maxade, publicist and historian,have been elect ed members of the French Academy. Ms. Longfellow's memory is being honored by many prominent Balti moreans, who bare just organized a branch of the Longfellow Memorial Association. Mme. Nilsson, speaking of Oscar WUde to a Chicago reporter, said: "He ought to have been taken by the ear and taken to the boat and driven outot this country." Thk Empress of Russia received by actual count 6,000 begging letters in one week in Home, and they aay Minister W. W. Astor has received nearly as many. '•Larry" Jerome was recently asked by James Gordon Bennett to suggest a name for his new yacht, now being built in Europe. "I have it, Jim," said Jerome, gracefully; "call her the Lydia 1'infebam !" This is the newest Union club story. Gen. Daniel Tyler, who died in New York on Thursday last, was a cousin of Aaron Burr and a great-grand son of Jonathan Edwards. He was once president of the Macon and West ern railroad. He was largely interested in the Anniston cotton mills. Gen. Grant is not at all pleased with Senator Legau's criticism of his article in the North American Review on the Porter case. He wants to know where Ixxnn rets his facLs and his mil iary knowledge, to criticise bim. Grant thinks very little of Ix>gan as a states man, and he does not hesitate to ex press hte opinion. Sir Archibald Alison, the Eng lish historian, has just issued his auto biography. In it he extols the confed erate commissioner Mason as a singu larly intelligent man. He devotes pages to Stonewall Jackson, who, Ma son told him, formed his strategy from Alison's recreative compaigus of the Archduke Charles in 1797, and of Na poleon in 1S14. Queen Victoria, at the recent re view of the English army, looked well standing on the balcony of Bucking ham Palace, with her haudsome sous and daughters around her. She has grown stouter in figure, but nothing aged in face, save perhaps that her countenance is more expanded than formerly; its expression, too, is more cheerful, and from this the Londoners catch a hope of a gayer winter than usual. Ok Mrs. Coruwallis West, Mrs. Lang try's chief rival as a "professional beau ty," in the Prince of Wales' set, a cor respodent writes: "Until I was told which she was, I hail supposed it was some opera-bouffe actress who had got into the place by mistake, she was so painted and powdered over cheek, urms and neck; her eyes were so picked out with belladonna; her corsage was so decollete, her voice was so loud and boisterous, and her poses and her ges tures had such a decided smack of the heroines of Offenbach and Le C0C4." MR. DAVIS' SUCCESSOR. Candidate Prwmlfd by the Third District. K'inaviha Gazette. Enough is already known to warrant us in saying that Messrs. Quarrier, Kenna, M»thms^u this section pretty »ell divided among them. It would be difficult to say whether^ not any one ol these gentle men would lead the remaining three ia caucus, and still more difficult to say who that one was. No one has the bulk of the vote, much less the solid vote of this section. The "stay ing" qualities, popularity as a second choice and other incidents of such a contest will determine the choice. It is unwise and impolitic to make any predictions further than it seems de creed that Mr. Davis' sdfccesaor will come from this section. We trust and Mieve that the members-elect will consider the availability, the fitness and deserts of each of the candidates, and after conferring vote for him most worthy and who in the Senate will do most credit to his Stat*. Spmkrr Wood*. Grafton Ea<jle. Hon. J. J. Woods will be Speaker of I he House of Delegates. He is a white ntan all over, a sound Democrat and a gentleman. He belongs to the enlight ened generation, therefore he supports newspapers and therefore newspapers always appreciating a man of progress and merit support him. The time has come in West Virginia when it is neces sary to keep our venerable moss backs in the rear. All of the venerable gen tlemen or otherwise who are opposed to newspapers and railroads, have grown childish or have been improperly raised, and are always deserving of reproach when they aspire to office. The Register'* Map. Nicholas Chronicle. Messrs. Lewis Baker A Co., the enter prising publishers of the Wheeling Reg ister, have placed us under obligations for a splendid map of the State of West Virginia. The map shows the counties comprising each Congressional and Sen atorial District: every town, postofflce, Ac., in the State. Every family should have oue. It is given as a premium to every subscriber of the Register. A LmmIIm J®nraal. Cambridge (0.) Jeffmon ion. The Wheeling Register is a news paper which has yearly grown in enter prise and consequent worth until now it is one amongst the leading journals ©f the country It is ably edited, and its news gathering is well conducted. The map which is given to subscribers is the best map of West Virginia which has yet been made. Jud«e Whit*? Smith Branch Gazette. We are glad to see the effort that the friends of Col. Robt. White are piaking to have him appointed to the position vacated by Judge Haymond. Col. White is efficient in every respect for the position and there is no gentleman in the State we would rather see occupy it 9«t aa Ethertal Editor. Rue hie Democrat. " v We cannot live on air and work for nothing; or pay for paper to print on without money. A Stayer. Rittkk Vrmoerat. We are for the re-election of 8enator H. G. Davis, first, last aud all the time. NOT FAR AWAY. Important Happenings Gathered by Register Reporters. * General Steubenviile Locals—Washington, Pa., Matters—Portland Station, and ttw Usual Quota From Bel laire and Martin's Ferry. POTPOURI OF INTERESTING NEWS. STEUBENVILLE. ■Illy tlwflili—. Flrea akkot at Her D«a Jom-Ium* aional Bark Horw■ -MJ|klr »'*»!« l«Mbl« W(441a« a*M I* Take PU«. Special to th» Sunday RegitUr. Stevbehvillx, December 9.—Milly French isal>adwoman who resides in this city. She is mistress of. an "establishment" wbich is situated on South Fifth street. Like all other 'Msdsmes," Milly haa a fancy man. It ia this fancy man's businew to taks good care of his mistress' person and personal property, and in return for I bis services he is fed from her pocket-book and allowed to bask in her smiles. List | Sunday night Milly's Don Juan took too much of the ardent, and became boisterous and quarrelsome. He went to the mansion, called for Milly and proceeded to black her eye, mash the furn iture and break up housekeeping generally. Miss French stood things as long as her good nature would allow, and finally be coming enraged at the rude manner in which her adored was treating her, drew a revolver, and taking deliberate aim, fired one sbot at him. He threw up his "props]' and exclaimed, "She has done it for me," and dropped. On examination it was found that the ball—a 32 calibre—struck a large buckle on one of his suspenders and glanced off. thus completely spoiling a first class tragedy. The young man, however, came to his sober senses immediately when he discovered his mirac ulous escape an.) hasn't been !<• the neighborhood of the fair Milly's since. It is to be hoped he has learned a lesson. The Cadiz Sentinel conies out this week with the names of W. P. Hays, Esq., T. B. Coulter, Esq., John' M. Cook, Esq., James F. I>aton. Esq., and W. A. Walden, Ksq , all of this city, as probable candidates for the vacancv in Congress caused by Dr. Up degraff s death. Moet any of these gentle men, no doubt, has the ability, if so in clined,to fill the lamented UpdegrstTsshoes but two of them in particular, we havn't the least doubt, but what would make as good representatives as the Seventeenth Ohio has been in the habit of sending, viz: Col. Coulter and Mr. Havs, and if the Sen tinel's article was intended as a joke, as is probably the case, it has as least used some very good material as its target. But what is the matter with Mr. J. Dunbar as a candidate? If Dunbar were to be nomi nated and elected, if he would do as good work for bia constituency in Congress as he has done for the people of Steubenville I in the city Council for the past year I in rushing through the work of erecting a splendid city building and opera house, which, when completed, will be a useful ornament to our city—he would make a model Representative. On next Tuesday, the 12th inst., a fash ionable wedding in high life is to take place in the Second Presbyterian Church in this city. The contracting parties are Miss Belle Bunting, of Steuoenvilie, and Mr. Charles A. Shaffer, of Lancaster, Ohio Miss Hunting is a daughterof Rev.Bunting, of Texas, atul a granddaughter of Mr. Wni L. Sharpe, of this citv. and is a very popu lar society young lady. The groom is of one of the first families of Lancaster. The ceremony will be performed by Rev. Dr. McLain, assisted by Dr. Reid, of the Semi nary, and will take place at 8 p. m. A re ception will be held at the residence of the bride's grandfather from 8:30 until 10 o'clock, and at 11 the newly married couple will leave on an extended wedding tour. Dr. W. D. Mc<";reggor, a well known and popular physician of this city, was joined in holy wedlock on Thursday to Miss Car rie Knecht. an accomplished young lady of Iowa. The ceremony was performed in this city, where the bride was visiting. The Doctor's numerous friends in this part of the State will join with us in wishing him and his fair bride a long, successful and happy voyage down the stream of life. * l BELLAIRE. I>r. Henry Asthalter, of Pittsburgh, who who proposes to locate here nrrivu.l !•>"» Mrs. H. Miller has retnrned from Cleveland, where she attended the funeral of her brother. Joseph Lewis, author of the "Patriot Son," will arrive this week and remain until after the presentation of this popu lar drama, giving rehearsals until the pre sentation. Mr. Lewis is a heavy character in four parts. About twenty persons who will participate in the rendition met at S, C. (iarrard's residence, on Belmont street, Friday evening, spending the evening reading the books and rehearsing. Eobt. M. Eaton, of St. Clairsville, was among us yesterday. Mrs. Martin Shick is able to walk about the room and her son George is again all right. Our readers should bear in mind that S. D. Corbett sells groceries at low prices. He is a very accommodating gentleman and should be patronized. Give him a call. The Liederkranz Schutzenverien mas querade hall which takes place at Zilch's Opera Hall New Years night, promises to be a grand affair, as all their entertain ments are. This society will give a chil dren's festival at Zilch's on the evening of the 'iSth inst. The C. Y. Lucas left on Thursday for Marietta having on board the Bellaire & Marietta railroad orticials, who were to stop all along the line between here and that city, but the sudden cold snap was more than they could stand, and the expe dition was abandoned until more favora ble weather. That this important line will be built appears to be a certainty. Large numbers of country people came in on the B., Z. A- C. and B. & O. roads yes terday for shopping purposes. Both these roads are doing well, also the C. & P. road. . A thre* months' old child of Mr. Old ham's, residing in Mrs. Sherry's block, on Twenty fifth street, died on Thursday, and was buried yesterday. Wm. Roehm, of Philadelphia, is the guest of J. W. King, Esq. Spangler Post, G. A. II., No. 9*.», of Bel laire, now numbers forty good standing members and is in a tlounshmg condition. The Post is eighteen months old. Some money was forwarded to the Soldiers' Home at Dayton yesterday, for the pur pose of buying Christmas presents. About 1140 is in the treasury. A tenor and base drum are wanted. S. C. Garrard will cheerfully furnish any unmarked soldiers' graves in Pultney township with head stones gratia, on receiving applications. All the membefs of the Post are highly pleased with its workings and think it very strange that Wheeling has no G. A. R. Post. Eighteen months ago Spangler Post, of Hellaire, was the ninety-ninth one in Ohio. Now there are over four hundred and the □umber of Posts is rapidly increasing. Martin McGintv has just returned from a very successful trip along tne C. & P. road. For the best teas at the lowest prices go to Kelier'a Cheap Cash Grocery. The creek was literally covered with slaters of all ages and sizes, yesterJky. Hellaire is quite healthy now. Two car loads of the sporting fraternity of this city took in the Island foot races yesterday. A three-months old child of Wm. Gehry, of Gravel Hill, died yesterday morning. M. E. Pearson placwi a very nobby and uniqne sign in front of hia tobacco store yesterday. The stores all did unusually well yester day. Prof. M. F. McKirrihan, of Lewis' Mills, was down yesterday. J. N. Helsley. residing west of this city, met with a serious accident on Friday. While engaged in putting a wagon tire into a wagon he stepped on it and it flew up, striking him on the nose and cutting the point of it almost entirely off. Dr. Ch|rles Muhleman was called and sewed up his nose. Call at the checkered front grocery, 134 Belmont street, and see their stock of china, queensware, glassware and baskets. Mrs. Ruth Johnson is quite ill. The attendance at the 5o'clock k. u. mass Friday was slim on account of the intense cold. At 8 o'clock, however, the building was well filled. The Catholic fair, which opens Thursday, Sremises to be the greatest ever gotten up j the ladies of 8t. John's church. St. John's Benevolent 8ociety will ap proach holy communion in a body in St John's church this mornirg. The -Etna glass works at Bellaire is ran-, ning right along with ft moderate amount of order*. . , As a alight token of onr appreciation of the libera? and rapidly we are receiving from the citizen* or J»i r^ndVTdnllf, we will commence one week before ( bristm* to prwent all oar c»rto»«. .bo glcWj. th. 12 50 one poundof fine French candle* (aa we didlaat year.) Oar itock of ladiaa' and eents' slipper* is complete; the ^ne8). the city at the lowe*f prices. I ; misses and children's men a and boya wear we have the largest and moat varied stock in Eaatern Ohio, at price* much lower than the same quality o< gooda »n be ssssi Bank Building. Mr. James E. Dixon, of BeftUftvflle, Mon roe county, killed . ^d C^na pigjven months and aix daya old. that cleaned 28 nonuds. Mr. Nala*«V who resides in the eame neighborhood, killed three of fhe same litter on the day ,were »ey months old. The largest ireaaed-UO pounds and the smalleet 27& We have never heard of better pig* of the aame age. If our readers have we will be glad if they will let us know.—BtUairt Independent. Prof P. R. Miller, of the First ward schools, left for his home at Akron, yester day, on account of sickness. Wood Hynes is back from Baltimore. Fresh butter and eggs at low prices at Keller's, South Union street A collision occurred at Belmont between two freight trains on the B. & O. road, yes terdav morning. An eneine was derailed, a box car demolished ana the end broken out of a stock car. A general delay of trains occurred in consequence. \ meeting of the ministers of the city was held in the U. P. Church yesterday afternoon, for the purpose of considering the matter of petitioning the Legislature to submit a prohibitory constitutional amendment to the vote of the people, Tuesday. October 10, 1883. . Church programme: Communion at the t*. P. Rev. J. C. Taggart, of Last Liver pool, will assist Rev. Wallace. Rev. James Oarben, of Medina, will occupy the pulpit in the l)iacipies'. Usual service! in the others. , , Everything found in first-claa| groceries can be found at Keller's. « . Miss Ida Doyle of St. Clairaville is visit '^b^car and necktie social held at Blan k's building by the Clupel Aid Bociety on Friday and last evening was well attended and a success in every senae of tbeword. Messrs. J. A. Radbangh and J. W. Coul son have purchased the Allbright property corner Union and Thirty Second streets for $3,500 and will erect a good brick build ing. Hiram Jones on Friday bought Steifei's property on Gravel Hill. "Joe" Stillwell, of Noble County, is vis iting friends in tbe lower town. One drunk before Mayor Cooper yester day and assessed '-he usual sum. I The steel rails for the B.Z.AC, exten sion are arriving via the C. & P. road. The social eveat of the season was the .Etna Cricket and Social Club ball and en tertainment at Turner Hall on Friday night. Dancing began at an early hour and was kept up till 11 o'clock, when the grand prize waltz took place. Eight coup les panicipatec in the waltz, and the prize, a fine set of glassware, was carried otT by Miss Emma Thorn, she being pronounced the best waltzer. Dancing was now re sumed and continued until 1 a. m. yester day morning, when Charles Rodewigg ap peared and displayed his proficiency as a club swinge*, receiving an elegant gold pin. The occasion now terminated and all pres ent went avay highly pleased with tbe en tertainment. Refreshments were served at the hall and about 200 couples partici pated. Tbe entertainment realized about t-io, wliicl will l>e expended toward im proving ;he club rooms, over J. Sonne bora's stcre, on Union street. BELLAIRE SOCIETY. Ihf Heeh In Social Clrclea-Xotea and ■'erkODRls—A 1'leatanl Nnrprlne Fwr Ij—'Theee In Attendance. Bellaire, during the past week, has been very dull in the social line. Everyone seems to be taking a rest for a season in order to be better able to enjoy the many events to take place during the holidays. The only event coming to the notice of your reporter during the week was the surprise(?i party given Miss Jennie K el ley by her friends, a full report of which Will be found below. The Crescent Star Dancing Club expect to entertain their many friends during the holidays with an all-night dance. This will no doubt be "the" event of the holi day season, as the Crescent boys always do well whatever they undertake. A full-dress German is one of the proba bilities of tbe near future. Quite a number of our bestJ'gJM^^dies keep "open house" on New Year's day. We hope to give a list of those doing so in due season. It is currently reported tbat some two or three of our young ladies will begin the new year under a new name, but the orders at present are "don't you give it out." • Miss Annie Naylor, of Wheeling's Gar den Spot, will spend the winter in Bel laire. Mr. John McDonald, of the Fifth ward, is out at the county seat, seeing the sights and the girls. During the latter part of last week and the early part of this, it was whispered among some of our belles and beaux that there was a surprise party on the tapis. The invitations were quietly circulated, and accompanying each one was the in junction: "Don't say anything about it It is to be a surprise." Wednesday even ing came and Miss Jennie Kelly's friends to the number of about fifteen couples, ac companied by La Roche's orchestra, re paired to her home in the First ward, took possession thereof and proceeded to enjoy themselves. It is a proverbamong Bellaire folks that if you want to spend a pleasant evening you can't do better than to go to W. J. Kelley's. This evening fully demonstrated the truth of the above and Mr. and Mrs.Kelley fairly outdid themselves in providing for the enjoyment of their self-invited guests, and considering the fact that Miss Jennie had but four or five days' notice that her friends were coming, she was, of course, very properly surprised. The spacious dpuble parlors were thrown open and the evening was spent in dancing. At about 10:30 the German was orpani/.ed, and Bellaire danced her first German un der the excellent leadership cf Col. E. B. Bowie and Miss Ella Moore. The German, interrupted only for a few minutes to partake of the refreshments so kiudly provided by the hostess, was kept up until "a wee sma' hour ayon't the twal, when the party dispersed to their homes, and barring the trip home in the rain, the evening was the most delightful one of the season. The following is a list of those present: Misses Annie C. Hoge, Nellie Hoge, Annie Naylor, Dora Moore, Ella Moore,Laura Grove, Minnie Huffman. Mary Harvy, Jenny Shane, Mollie Shanafelt.Ella Gorby, Mary Powell, Martha Kirkpatrick, Mollie Kirkpatrick Lizzie Randolph, and Messrs. A. L. Walling, A. J. Norton, Albert Marshall, J. Heinlein, E. B. Bowie, Dr. J. P. West, S. A. Chambers, R. S. Lewis, A. J. Gilleland, Will Tappan, C. C. Marsh, Harry Randolph, Chas. Sheets and Jess. Kelley. The fair young ladies of Gravel Hill held a necktie and cap social at the Blayney building on Friday and Saturday evenings. A good time is reported, and the social was a success. MARTIN'S FERRY NEWS. About thirty dollars were realized at the U. P. Church oyster supper held in the new hotel building on Friday evening. O. R. Wood leaves for Toledo this week in the interest of the Wheeling and Lake Erie road, and will remain some time. R. N. Theaker and his son Ray will leave for Mountain Home, Pennsylvania, to morrow. Master Ray is afflicted with weakness io the legs, and will remain until cured. A "Paragon" stove has just been placed in the Mayor's office; also the lockup. Eugene Carpenter has just opened a meat shop on Hanover street, and will always keep good fresh meat at low prices. He has a choice lot of apples for sale at reason able prices. Mr. C. is a very pleasant gen tleman, and deseires a liberal patronage. • For some weeks past Mrs. Maria Cline has been confined to bed at the residence of her daughter. Mrs. John Walters, on Fourth stmt. She has recovered sufficiently to walk to her home on Locust street. Just previous to her going home her neighbor ing lady friends, consisting of Mrs. Jane Beagle, Mrs. Ackerman, Mrs. Howel, Miss Finley Taylor and others, procured the key of her residence and gave it a thorough renovation, arranging everything nicely, and Mrs. Cliae on arriving was completely overcome by surprise to learn that these kind ladies had left her a large supply of provisions. Mrs. Cline is a good lady and we are glad to note her recovery and her presents. Seven lots have already been sold in Newland's new addition. The cold snap has stopped all kinds of ont door work. Many building* will go up in the spring. Thev are needed. Robert Lewis, of the Third ward, leaves i0£ for Texas next Tuesday evening on * pros pecting tonr. , , . . ... Persons baying boots and shoes at the Peoples Shoe store will get a chance in the large, elegant $20 doll. * ; M r*. Jane Beed la the guest of Mr*. Dr. J. M. Blackford. . .. J. H. MtClura bss returned from the yf«t, where ha has been purchasing boots and shoes for the Peoplee' shoe store. There will be usual preaching la the M. E, Presbyterian, U. P., German, Baptist and Catholic churches, to-day. No ser vices in the A. M. E., on account of the illness of the pastor, L. N. Mason. A young man was in the city thia week and "soaped" several persons on brass rings. He would go to a man. say he was a brakeman on the C. A P. road, and was going down on No. 58, and had a gold ring which he would like to sell for a dollar, saying he would call in ten days and give tbem two dollars for it Several gave nim a dollar, and in showing their rings to P. J. Man son learned they sell at ten cents per dozen. „ The ferry boat, Climax, is laid up on ac count of the ice. Our people misa this boat grefctly. having to go by Bridgeport to get to Wheeling. . There is some fine skating on the river, between the I'nion and Buckeye glass works landings, and quite a number en -ed this sport yesterday. xveal estate is booming- . Thos. Shane, of the Union glass works, returned yesterday from a brief business trij» to Pittsburgh. .... P. J. Maiuon, our jeweler, has laid in a stock of jewelry, watches, clocks, silver ware. etc., which makes a very attractive display. Our citizens will do well to visit his store before buying their Christmas presents. Mr. M. warrants everything to be just what it is represented to be aud low in prices. . . Some fine holiday goods aie making their appearance in our stores. A telephone is wanted in the Mayor s 0<I>aniel Stewart was discharged from the lockup yesterday, the prosecution failing to appear against him. The Timet is underobhgations to the pro prietors of the Wheeling Register for one of their handsome office calendars for 1883. It is a neat piece of printing, and having the days numbered consecutively, is a val uable auxiliary to oflfce work.—Martin s Frmi Time*. _ . ,, Olive Lodge, No. 1G90, K. of H., of Mar tin's Ferry, will give a grand social and en tertainment the third week in January. Judge Cochran and other notables will speak. ■ PORTLAND STATION. Prrteaal and I.oenl In dnrtmrals lo *»anrMlur*r»-Pollll* ml. ... Special to the Smulay hegtster. Portland Station, O., December 9.— Stephen King and J. S. King have formed a copartnership and hereafter will supply the community with choice fresh beef and pork. Success. The cold snap has played sad havoc with the tank and steam flouring mill, pipes and pumps freezing and bursting. J. B. Thompson and T. V. Moore visited the city of Wheeling yesterday. I)r. Jas. M. Kelly announces himself as a candidate for Congressional honors. The "l»r." is a liberal Democrat and would make a good record. Mr. Gruber, the popular and handsome miller of this place, contemplates accepting a similar position in one of the Canal Do ver mills. What will be our loss will be their gain, for Ed. is a first-class miller and genial good hearted fellow. G. W. Ross Mitchell and family spent a few days at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Geo. W. McCleary. Mrs. James Dodgens and Mrs. Robert Crothers, of Taylorstown, Pa., visited the residence ol Jas. T. Ilodgens on Thursday last. Messrs. Kelley A Rickey ofter great in ducements to manufacturers to locate at the base of their great coal field. It is cer tainly one of the best locations on the Ohio river*, having first class facilities by rail and river, and plenty of room for the building of large works and a town. The coal is easy of access, and can be rained at considerable lesa expense than near our great cities, which is an item to the inanu. facturer. It would be as profitable a loca tion as the great Spaulding Iron Works, at Brilliant, and if iron manufacturers would embrace their offer and locate here they would be formidable competitors. Tbe citizens in the neighborhood would also assist financially. Samuel Bloomer is seriously thinking of resigning the Superintendeacy of the Yorkville coal mines on account of his health. Quite a number of our young men are crazed over the game called "spider," and every now and then a challenge is issued fi'PAkf 11Tl£ii&&:11'W'tfbii'<iYng''ifieir"ways homeward. Col. Taylor, of Cambridge, seems to be the preferred candidate for the Congres ' sional honors in this section. The Colonel has many friends in this township and would h ave carried the township over any other man than Dr. I'pdegraff at the last nominative convention, but the Demo cratic nominee will take the "cake"' in this township at the election. Wheat, $1 per bu; corn, 60c; oats. 45c; potatoes, 05c; tlour, $5 25; bran. $15 per ton; sheep pelts. 25 to 50c; hides, tic per lb; wool, 38c. Markets firm. WASHINGTON, PA. Prr»OBitl and I.ornI »w«. Sftfeial to the Sunday Register. Wakhington, Pa., December 9.—Mr. J. McGuftie lias returned from liis visit to Europe. Mr. Richard Huffman, who'claims to have received the taith cure, will lecture here shortly on that subject. Work on the B. A 0. route to Pittsburgh is progressing at a lively rate. New rails began to arrive last week. Mr. Ed. Holliday, of Wheeling, a student of the Freshman Class of Washington and Jefferson College, is lying dangerously ill hereof inflammation of ihe bowels. Prospects for several weddings here soon are looming up. The transit of Venus on Wednesday was viewed from the college observatory by several hundred people. The college stu dents, the young ladies of the seminary and many of the town people were lucky enough to see the famous sight The kind ness of Professor McAdams in offering this opportunity was appreciated. The congregation of the Second Presby terian Church have requested their pastor, Rev. J. C. Oowden, to remain with them and recall bis acceptance of a call to a Western church. He has left the matter in the hands of the latter church to decide. Playing It on ft Friend. New York Sun. The Rev John J. Hughes, pastor of St. Jerome's Church, Mott Haven, has a brother who jokes. The brother went to the last Madison Square Garden walking match one night towards the end of the week. "Hallo, Mr. Hughes," said an ac quaintance who met him at the door; "what are you doing here?" "My brother Jack is in it," said Huhges. "1 don't think he's going to win." "God bless me!" exclaimed the other. "Is it the clergyman?" "The same," was the reply. "He has a turn that way. Do you know him?" "I kuow of him," said the other; "but I never dreamed of this." "Will you do me a favor?" said Mr. Hughes. "My sister's baby died sud denly this morning, and I've been ar ranging about the inquest I don't like to go in, and if yoa will kindly tell Jack that the coroner will be up in half an hour I'll be greatly obliged to you." "I'll be glad to be of service to you," said ttfe .other, and went in. "Which is Mr.Hughes?" heinquired. "Thai's him over there in the blue tights," said the person addressed, pointing to "The Leper." Hughe* was going round at top speed, puffing like a grampus. The innocent messenger strectcbed over the railing as he passes, and said in a stage whisper: *^lr. Hughes, the coroner'll be up In half an hour." Hughes pulled up and glared at him. and then got him by the collor and sent him flying. "He nearly killed me," complained the messenger te Father Hughes' brother. "Dear me," said Mr. Hughes; "yau should have broken it to him gently." ! A DruuUM'i F*r«lkouhL A young poet presents himselfbefore the reading committee of the Comedie Fran raise, armed with a play in five acts. Be fore beginning to read it be unrolls a pack age which be nad brought onder his arm and presents each of his listenters with a handkerchief, remarking in a mati«r-of fact way: "Yoa may want a spare one! There are some mo\ ing scenes in my play I" the great monopolist. Unfm, BatckM/V I «be Bpt—l«ur W»Wi—Mc Paw A'tfMMi CKy Tfw /nAfWi "What do job thiak of Jay Gould's ^jStohta cable enterprise, whsu he took hold of the American Laion he promised a tate of 124 cento ^ Europe. Ihe moment he got hold of the West era Union he made a combination with other cable companies and advance^ rates to fifty cento a woid. While there are five cable lines they amount to one, do well has Mr. Gould done his work. Out of this matter oomee Mr. Bennett and Mr. Garrett's enterprise to build another line and get rid of the burdens imposed by Gould. The com panies combined and controlled by Goold, five in number, represent them, gelve.li stock of $65,000,000, tor which divi'ienda must be collected from the public. Mr. Bennett and Mr. Garrett Sjresent a stock of $5,000 000 for their own line. Allow the Gould combina tion $7,000,000 apiece for^J of tje five lines, then there Is $35,000,000. There remains $30,000,000 utmcwunted for. So, in reality, there is $30,000,000 in 'water1 but tbe public must pay divi dends on it just the same as if it repre sented actual property. Of this 'water they have sold as much as possible to *«t is the railroad depression due?" _ , "The overissue of tissue paper an issue of stock aud bonds which repre sent nothing except tbe printing press and the price of wbite paper, rewrded in a trust company. Mr. Gould and Mr. Dillon are assessing every man in Kansas, and every man in the territory tapped by tbeir roads. How can these men make $100,000,000 without taking it out of tbe pocket of the produoer. But Gould is marching to his Waterloo, ns Napoleon did. He will get away with a great deal of money, but his in fluence is crumbling. His candidate, Mr. Folger, bas token a back seat. Gould can't buy any more judges and juries, and his day of reckoning is not far distant. Tbe West will coutinue to prosper, and this city will become larger and larger, but Gould's policy would make it smaller and smaller. His policy is calculated to precipitate a panic. It brings about an unnatural displacement of capital that ought to be distributed. The balance of trade is acainst us now, but there can be no panic in tbe West. As to Gould, iu or der to keep bis stocks up at present quotations, lie must continue to assess the people in the same proportion. He is too smart for this generation, and should have lived in tbe time of Zac cheus, who. like Gould, was a tax-gath erer. Zaceheus, you know, was a very small man, and Climbed a tree Our Saviour lo see. Christ said Ife would like to i>ecome acquainted witli him, and invited Zac cheus down to take supper with him. Gould is also small, and has been tax gathering many years. He may con clude to change his mind, but I don't think VanderT.ilt will. He would rath er buy fast horses. Gould, the great tax gatherer, takes ten cents from you. and twenty-five cents from your neighbor. Tbe amount is small but everyl>ody must pay the aasessnient. If Gould got it all ill a lump, the people would kill him. Zaccheus said he gave one-half to the poor, and if any man said he had been robbed, he would restore ten-fold. Gould and Vanderbilt don't say any thing of that kind, but the collection goes on all the time." "You think the West can not suffer in any event?" "This Western country is so big and so prosperous that it can stand almost any oroeal. I'm a bull on the north west, and I could talk all night about it. But the West must needs bear a trying inflation of railroad stocks, which Mr. <4ould is manipulating like he has his cable enterprises—four parts water, and one part actual value. The confldingpublic buys the water at par, and Mr. Gould pockets the dif ference." THE MARKETS. • Price* of Meats, Vegetable*. 4c. . .amuufig me mem growre ami butchers, we find the prices of provi sions and market stutr to rule as follows: Beef—Choice roasting pieces, tenderloin and rib, 1 r»q; sirloin steak, 12&015c; ten derloin steak, 15c; rump steak, lO012J^c; boiling pieces, h0IOc. Mutton—Leg and rib roast, 15c; mutton chops, choice, 15c; mntton chops, medium, 12^c. Veal—Choice roast, 15c; cutlets, 15c; off pieces, lO012J£c. Breakfast Bacon—13c; shoulder 110 12V$c; ham, uncut, 12%e; do. 15c. 1'ork—Tenderloins 15c; roast 15c; steak 12^015c; lower grades and spare ribs 80 12^c. Poultry—'Turkeys 15017c; chickcns 25 030c a piece. Oystirs—25030c a quart.. Veo eta hues, etc— choice apples $1 150 140 per bushel; medium apples $1 000 1 25 per bushel; Irish ootatoqa UOc per bushel; sweet potatoes $1 30 per bushel; turnips 75c per bushel; onions $1 50 per bushel; parsnips $1 20 per bushel; celery 50c per doz.; cabbage 5010c per head. Et.<;s—Very scarce, and advancing 430 35c per doz. Bi tter—30015c per lb. I.arii—Choice leaf 15c per Ib We wHl next Sunday endeavor to give our readers the general opinion of dealers as to the probabilities of the provision market for the winter. Theatrical Wardrobe*. Xew York Cor. Troy linwt. Every first class theater has an extensive wardrobe and a cos turner for the male and also for the other sex. The costnmers at tend to dressing the characters for the play, and it is only stars who provide their own outfit The only exception is when men appear in civilian's dress, which, being in the fashion of the day, may come from their own tailors. In melodrama, however, or in tragedy, the costumer attends to the apparel, and hence a theatrical wardrobe is a very costly affair. Sometimes the money thus invested equals $50,000. The dresses are made so as to be easily altered to fit each prrformer and may consequently be adapted for some other person. The business of letting out costumes is a specialty pursued by a number of establishments, but the iarge theaters are not dependent on anything outside of their own walls. Sometimes when the guests of a bal masque are fitting for the occasion they may obtain a dress from a wardrobe 4>f the theater, but to do this re quires unusual influence. These dresses are of course superior to the ordinary stock of the costumer. Inside the theatricrl ward* robe room a number of sewing operatives are constantly busy making or altering dresses, and this alone forms a business of no trifling amount. For all of this claw the present season affords close employ ment While speaking on this subject one ia naturally led to theatrical costumw generally, and Mr. Horner, the costumer, informed me that a dress for Jnliet when finished in the highest style, would cost from $1,500 to $2,000. Other theatrical dresses would range from $700 to $1,000. Mrs. landers, who takes historical charac ters, paid $1,800 for the coronation robe used in Henry VIII. Theatrical ladies are obliged to wear the dresses, whether other needs are satisfied or not A DMktfsl •pmlag. There will be no more train robbing in Missouri for some time to come. If a man with such a host of friends and backers as Frank James has cannot make it pay, it is no use for a stranger or an unpopular native, to go into the business. Robbing trains and banks in Missonri would no doubt elevate a man socially, but there is no money in it any more. Over IW Albssi. Thli one Is John— that's Coosln Jods; I think she's pretty—do not you T The btbjr.tll so plump and rosy, la sisters youngest—little Hue. Old bald-head! Why,yon wretch,that's father; And beie is Unele Jonathan; . HI*ear* are long? Yoa needn't bother, Your ears are ton long—for a man. The girl wtth lorely hair? That's Bena; . She Isn't nice—that hair Is red! As pretty as a sweet verbena? On, pshaw! Now .don't be foolish, Fred. Who Is that dried up- looking creature? 1 Fred Smith, I think yoa area brute! You know lis I by every feat ore— You know me by that summer suit Well, then, if you Ye repentant, sinner, I'll pardon yoa; now, please, please quit Mi«s Jooes will notice as at dlanar And say, "They've b*'l aklssln' fit" Edward Wlckjn Pock. goat hairst Swept Up From tt» Various U4g« ** "*** And Combed Out for the Inspection of Our Readers-Masonic Musings-Pvtti ianism—The Three Link# • —6. A. R« NEWSY NOTES PERTINENT TO AIL snoHn or ftthias. Steps 1 ooking to tha formation ol • Uni formed Rank »t Bridgeport. O.. hove boon taken. The ftoe appearanoo mod# by C<rur De Lion Division, of this cily, mmm to have slightly shamed our Baokeye brethren, benoethis bracing up. The lodge at Martin's Ferry U talking of giving a dramatic entertainment at an early day for the purpose of replenishing ita ex C,The*new lodge instituted at New Com berlsnd, last -week, is having boom. But one regular meeting has been had since the institution, and some twenty applications for membership have been re ceived. Let the good work go on. Black Prince Lod^e No. 19 held their regular Weekly meeting last night and con ferred the Second and Amplified Third degrees. Much other private business was transacted „ On next Wednesday evening Mystic lodg«, of Kim Grove, will confer the 1 age Rank upon two candidates. The members of Mystic seem to be fully alive to the times, and are scooping in new members right lively. That's good, boys. At Elm Grove, on next W ednesday even ing, Endowment 8ection No. 424 will re ceive and initiate one new candidate. No. 424 is the only Section in this vicinity, and is flourishing Unely. The membership is upward of 200. Mystic lodge, of Elm Grove, will comer the Third Rank next Wednesday on one candidate. t ,, .. On the 12th of January next Mystic lod^e, of Elm Grove, will celebrate Its seventh anniversary. Already the mem bers are making extensive preparations for the event, and are actively at work up on various details which will certainly crown their efforts with success. On that evening a public installation of officer* will take place, after which an oyster sup per and dancing will be the chief features. Many brethren of the various city lodges will assist in the exercises, and the public generally sre invited. We received last week an invitation to be present at the regular meeting of the lodge at Barnesville, 0.,but owing toother appointments, were compelled to decline. The meeting was an unusually interesting one—the various Ranks, three in number —being conferred upon quite a number of candidates. The Order in that vicinity seems to have struck a popular vein,as isev idenced by the nightly additions to the rol! ot members. We trust the work so well begun may continue. A doubt seems to exist, although why it is is not apparent, in reference to the time which must necessarily elanse between an applicant's rejection and the renewal of his implication for initiation, and upon this point we have received one or two letters from the interior of the State. The time which must expire is, according to the Su preme Laws, six months. u. A. R. The "ColorGuard" was presented at the Town Hall, at Fairview, Hancock county, on last Wednesday evening, under the Auspices of the G. A. R. of East Liverpool. The entire cast was tilled by amat'urs.with the exception of the role of Dutch come dian, which was tilled by W. M. Curtis. He was jwrfectly at home, and made plen ty of fun. The military display, the drill ing of soldiers, camp life ana two battles, were interesting features of the play, and revived old war scenes. The play, taken altogether, wns well received. l'ost No. 93, Spencer, Ind., has gone to work in earnest in raising a soldiers' monu* ment. They have organized a Monumen tal Association and adopted a constitution. The officers are: Captain W. K. Dilte niore. Fourteenth Indiana. President; General T. A. McNaught, Vice President; N. D. Cox, Fourteenth Indiana, Secretary; Captain D. E. lleeira, Fourteenth Indiana, Treasurer, and S. H. Mathes, Fifteenth In diana. Riversijle Cemetery, at Spencer, has donated a lot. I ommniiaer-iD-^uiei i»ener»i nut >»u dervoort's advent into the Department of Indiana was one uninterrupted ovation, )>artaking more of the character of a con 1---— >-«»iirnini» from »•»r that) the of a secret organization. Comrades of the Grand Army, ex-soldiers, citizens, ladies, all (locking to do him honor. He was ac companied by Department Commander General J. A. Carnanan and Captain Bob Emmet and others. They met magnificent receptions from Post 56, Richmond; Geo. II.'ihomas, No. 17, Indianapolis; Post 40, Fort Wayne; An ten Post No. 8, South Bend; Pest 3. Lafayette; and when General Yandcrvoort reached Madison, Indiana, on the 27th inst., to meet the Comrades of Alois O. Barhman Post, No. 2ti, it partook more of a national character. Smithfield, Jefferson county, O., ia to have a G. A. R. Post. At a meeting of Thoburn Post, G. A. R., at Martin's Ferry, on Wednesday evening last, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: Commander, Wm. Orr; Senior Vice Commander, Capl. Wm. Orr; Junior Vice Commander. Elijah Mor gan ; Surgeon, Dr. 8. B. Webb; Chaplain, W. II. Hobbs; Quartermaster, Col. W. 8. Meek; officer of the Day, Jerry Ebbert; Officer of Guard, John Brown ^Delegates to Department of Encampment, M. R. Stni ley and W. 8. Meek; Alternates; 8. F. lK>an and George Cheasel; Trustees, A. M. Sbipman, Stephen Hipkina and Col. C. E. Irwin. Thoburn Poat has a membership of eigh ty-five, and will likely be one hundred by New Years. Three members were received last Wednesday evening. The Poat in an excellent condition. Wheeling haa not one Grand Army Poat. Aevful, Beflaire, Martin's Ferry. Bridgeport, 8t. Clairaville have good Posts, and even one ia to be instituted at Smithfield, not one fiftieth part as large as Wheeling. Spangler Post. G. A. R , of Bellaire. haa made arrangement* to produce a atirring drama, entitled "Patriot 8on,'' aome time during the holidays. With one exception the cast will be composed of home talent, and the play will doubtlesg repay all lor a visit Branum Poat, G. A. It., of Bridgeport, elected the following officers laat Tuesday evening: C., Samuel Martin; 8. V. C., Robert Giffen; J. V., Andrew Wallace; Q. M., Wm. Alexander; Surgeon, J. M. Todd; Chaplain, George Kryter; 0 D., Samuel Bucey, and O. G., John George. Meade I'oat, No. 0, G. A. R., of Fairmont, elected the following officers last Satur day: T. A. Fleming, Commander; T. M. Fleming, 8. V, Commander; J. W. Sbroyer, J. V. Commander; Eli Muairrave, Quarter I U D fl-U A* « /« The senaation of the paat weak in Ma sonic ircles in this citv haa been tha Thur low Weed "exposare.'r Nelson lx»dge No. 30, on the 14 th of the present month, will elect new officers. This month closes the term of office for the several officers in tha various lodges, and in all I aw s thev have nrn»« ih»m. MAftojrtr. ^ir^T . .v commendation isap other bodle« <* the Scottish Rita. Etta wrwrua. mcnts for settling him in completed, tut the Quadlaa _ pointed them. After several the lodge in Canada, oppoeite Port ere, e refusal to here anything to — with Morgan left his kidnapper* grant I* PerPle*®d- Opportunely the Install ment of a Royal Arch Chapter brought a large nomberof enthusiastic If aeons to ^ ,4bor ,n Maeooie language they 'retired to refrsshmsnt" under tit exhileration of champaign and other TiMds. the Chaplain, RsVpH. Camming, of Rochester, was called on for a toast. Then he responded with peculiar em phmia, and the language of their ritual :~*Tbe <£jixu Order-May they find • rraje si* feet deep, six feet long and six Teet due eaat and jesfc- Immediately at U ♦ ?HJreceived with greet enthusiasts Oolenel William King, an officer of the war of 1812, then a member of the Assembly from Niagara %2&2i&3?iS3L& ton, and Gaseidp, ef Canada, oat of the room, end withe carriage famished bv Mayor Barton, they were driven to Furt Niageiu. repaired to the magazine and in formed Morgan that arrangements for sending him to Canada were completed, and that his family woald soon follow him. Morgan received the information cbeer fu »?' Vth hi* «uppoaed friends to the boet, which was rowed to the mouth j rVT' ,w'lf>rv a rope was wouud around his body, to each end of which a sinker was attached Morgan was then thrown overboard. He grasped the gun wale of the boet convulsively. Ganide, in forcing Morgan to relinquish his hold was severely bitten. Whitney, in concluding the narrstive Mid he wis now relieved of a heavy load that for years he had not heard a window rustle or any other noise at night without thinking the Sheritr was after him. Colonel Jewett, looking fliedly at Whit ney, seid: "Weed can hang you now. ' "But he won t, was Whitney's prompt reply. Of course the secret thus confided to me was inviolably kept. Twenty nine ▼ears afterwards, while attending the National Republican Convention at Cliica go John Whitney, then residing there, called to aty tbit he wanted me to writ# out what he once told me about Morgan's fate, to be signed by him in the presence of witnesses, to be sealed up, snd published after his death. 1 promised to do so before leaving Chicago. 'There was no leisure, however, and for getting whet I had told Whitney I hurried to Iowa, returning by> way of Springfield to visit Lincoln. In the excitement of the cenvasa which followed 1 neglected the im portant duty of securing the confession Whitney'was so anxioua to make. In lftit I went to Europe, snd while in I^ondon wrote a letter io Whitney, asking him to get Alex. Ik Williams, then a resident of Chicago, to do whst I had so tin pardonably neglected. That letter readied Chicago one week after Whitney's death, closing the last nnd only revelation of that impor tant event. Whitney was a mason by trade, honest, industrious and sober, hut excitable. In all the earlv stage* of the Morgan affair, he believed he was doing his duty. 1 now look back through an inter val of fifty-six years with a conscioussen*e of havinghoen governed through the anti Masonic excitement by a sincere desire, first to vindicate the violated laws of my country, and next to arrest the great power and dangerous influences of secret sone ties." This sftldsvit of Mr. Weed was sworn to before Spencer C. Doty, notary public. So. 17 l'nion Square, New York City. Quite a number of Masons in the vari ous city lodges are taking the Scottish Kite degrees. Five were inducted into the mysteries Friday night. Blue Masonry is very prosperous and scores of young men are joining the several lodges. The oldest lodge warrant in existence is that of St. John the Baptist, No. .'til, of Kxetcr, England, being dated July 11, 1732. One hundred and twenty-live yesrs old— probably the oldest lodge in the United states— is St. John's l>odge, No. 1. of New York City, snd on Thursday evening at Chickeritig Hall it will celebrate the anniversary of its birthday. The mem bers of the Grand Ixxige of the State will he present snd R. W. J. Kdward Simmons, the Deputy Grand Muster, will preside. There will I* a short commemorate ad dress after which there will be a musical and dramatic entertainment at which Mr*. Florence Rice-Knox, Mr. Charles Hubert*, Jr., Mr. J. 11. Burdett, Miss l.iilie lierg, Miss Florence Tyler, 1'rofesror Keenan, Mr. B. C. Bent, Mr. Justus W. Koch, Mr. H. C. Meckleni and Mr. C. A. Sleveuson will a«si»t. J lie aiaMintr i-ou^e oi « nariemm. una State, bn taken steps to procure |«>rtrait» of all the deceased members of that body since the organization of "><• Order there, in tnin. Tlie firm wan lodge No. 1<h. und»r n charter of the (irand l.odge of Virginia, dated December 11, with l<cwia Hum mers aa Worabipful Master, James Wilaon as Kenior Warden and Jauiea Drydeu « Junior Warden. The first meeting, how ever, waa on the 2>th of July, Mlfl, under a dispensation, under which it worked un til the charter wa* granted. Of the fifty memhera who aubscribed theby-lawa made under tbe charter, but three—Dt Patrick, Mason Campbell and A. T. l<atdlev—are now living, and of the one hundred and twenty members who appear upon the rig- t inter down to October, 1m2, when the lodge became dormant, only four—Or. Patrick, Mason Campbell, A. T. I^idley and II. II. Smith—are known to survive. The lodge was revived under a dispensation dated Jan uary 31, 1886, and continued fta working* until March 25, 1H01, when tbe war coining on, all work was auapended. This lodge, desiring to honor and revere as well as u> perpetuate the memory of their brethren who bave preceded them to that "bourne rom whence no traveler returns," has re olved to wake an effort to procure their pictures aa far as if practicable or pos >ible to do ao, and with that view appointed acommittee constating of Broth* era A. T. Jnidley,James K. lirown and ('. Watte to procure them. The descendants, riends and relatives of thoae known to 'L<m to have been Masons are therefore called upon and earnestly and affection ately urged to aid tbe committee In their effuits. Portraits, engravings or photo grapba will be placed in conspicuous po sitions on tbe walls of the lodge room. Small photographs will be put in a neat frame, and aa far aa practicable, the name, with any poeition be may hsve occupied in the lodge, will be placed under it. I. o. o. r. The Journal of the proceedings of the last Orand Lodge will be issued one day this week. We were informed yeeterdsy that Detroit Lodge No. 64, of Detroit, Michigan, waa the largest and richest of lodge* tn tbe Statea. It has upwards of four hundred members upon its rolls, and aome |25,WW in ita treasury. It does its work in tbe German language. There are aix Uniformed Degree Campe la New Hampshire waiting for rituale and charters. A boom seems to bave struck tbs En campment Degree io this city, and this im port men t branch of the Order is rapidly on tbe increaae. At almoet every meeting of tbe various Encampments nsw candidates are instructed and applications for mem bership received. Wnv can we not have a uniformed Camp beref It would certainly prove an honor to tbe Order udtfeVnll^ generally. By all means, brothers, work"" tbis thing up. Some dars ago announcement waa mad* by the Odd Fellows of thia city that their lodge rooms, which bare recently beeo overhauled, repaired and placed in ship shape, would be tLrown open for public inspection. The evening aet for the occa sion waa Thursday last and 7 JO o'clock found standing room unavailable, aad seats vers entirely ast of tbe qoeetioa. Tbe throng extended dear into the aate rona extended oear into tse aate and many, aaabto to gala access went awar. Tbe ear! 7 p t of the evenlag was spent in admiring < 1 many chamme made In the appearances to* haila, which era pom quite elegant la >eir appearaaaa. The walla have nean aa lisitely freecoed and new Bruaaala ear pet nt down .greatly adding to the change, mr thia had beea done, every pretty maeil programme, in terspersed with reeding and red tat tow*, waa rendered by oar bee fecal talent, aad tbe areaiag waa eaeatiary plsaaaaUr. Tbe Odd Fellows are to* eoagratalatai upon their coey qaarta aad the pride with which they exhibit them ia qaite pardonable. Ulnars osi aoa. Alpha Assembly K. oftal Martin's tm ry ia in aa excel lea t em loa. The mem bership eoattanee iaursdg, eeraral aaeaa bers being tacefyad ev* meetiag night yinanees nod. k The aseambiiea fath tyare aureah* the even teaar of their , wortrfag aiaag smoothly aad hanmak r. The aa—bet ship ia alaatilyae the aaa, mi .their financial ooafctioa ia spleadid trtm. Prosperity ,i —hly jnnnrflawafi the largest ae to memhanl seme thing liha aMaay«rttmfBMh< ** UM haw been traaa/errad la *ma other ssmi. bHea, cauaad by the 1 eemhly. Itiaai" tha hoard, bat 1 not ha gathered la _ _ constitute a quorum, I ska oaald ha expectcc?