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XOTER AX* OPI5IOSI.
V aliform a grape fro wen get $20 a
Pullman car conductors get $75 a
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
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
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
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
Congressman Orth b* said to be
Ex-Senator Lot M. Morrill daily
Mrs. Laroccherk is taking a look
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,
Gov. Stephkns expfccts to deliver the
address at Savannah's sosnui-centen
HANMBAb Hami.in will be given a
public reception at Bangor, where he is
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
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
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
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
'•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
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
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
Enough is already known to warrant
us in saying that Messrs. Quarrier,
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*.
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.
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.
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
We are for the re-election of 8enator
H. G. Davis, first, last aud all the time.
NOT FAR AWAY.
Important Happenings Gathered by
General Steubenviile Locals—Washington,
Pa., Matters—Portland Station, and
ttw Usual Quota From Bel
laire and Martin's Ferry.
POTPOURI OF INTERESTING NEWS.
■Illy tlwflili—. Flrea akkot at Her
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The stores all did unusually well yester
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Prrteaal and I.oenl In
dnrtmrals lo *»anrMlur*r»-Pollll*
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
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
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
Samuel Bloomer is seriously thinking of
resigning the Superintendeacy of the
Yorkville coal mines on account of his
Quite a number of our young men are
crazed over the game called "spider," and
every now and then a challenge is issued
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.
Prr»OBitl and I.ornI »w«.
Sftfeial to the Sunday Register.
Wakhington, Pa., December 9.—Mr. J.
McGuftie lias returned from liis visit to
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
"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'
"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
"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
• 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,
Veal—Choice roast, 15c; cutlets, 15c; off
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
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.
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
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.
Swept Up From tt» Various U4g«
And Combed Out for the Inspection of Our
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
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.
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
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
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.
^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
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
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
'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
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
The oldest lodge warrant in existence is
that of St. John the Baptist, No. .'til, of
Kxetcr, England, being dated July 11,
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
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
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
There are aix Uniformed Degree Campe la
New Hampshire waiting for rituale and
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
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
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
tha hoard, bat 1
not ha gathered la _ _
constitute a quorum, I ska oaald ha
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