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" ‘ * on Tuesday Next. , »*e-g of Considerable Importance u - \ .Before the Convention. ^‘duration of Indorsing the * . of rh ' Executive Comrait Declaring Against McKin : :i proposed to Establish Head •' in Washington Where Representatives Will Keep an p,-5 on Legislation. Washington, May S».-The annua! „"n. ,.n o: the Supreme Council of \ . , Protective Association. , in called in Washington on be the most important to . of ;my nutting in its . questions of policy are to I B ;i, one o; them relating to .. played by the society in n,:iag Presidential campaign. . 'ltr ' e project of establishing • ... i quarters In Washing* ! • m influence legislation. will be an election / . ... a declaration of principles t!;on will te framed on the .• ytar’s announcement: anu , question, it is anticipated. U into the deliberations as a . :r ng factor. •*„ hundred and fifty members ( ;».• tin Supreme Council of the -. T1 v represent the various ^ :v hes. the representation of , Sr.i 1 ing proportioned to the A. p niemb rs therein. ■ z the nu mbers who are now in . iiUcussion is focused upon Pres ji. ;i• _a 1 matters. The action of the P , ].• committee of the Advisory p r. which met in Washington and \,vv York recently and published an ’ • k up>n McKinley, is to be a bone of •entioa. • *: members constitute tae ca Committee of this board. >, of ;he committee is a quorum •znsaction of business. Warm - - fr.r and against McKinley are • <1 among the councillors, and , mily to Me Kin by will endeav f ■? the Supreme Council to dis incentive Committee's decla l.Utform to be framed will have hief planks the absolute separa ■ church and state, no govern ■> iid for church institutions, and e • restrictive• immigration Laws. \ rnng rnovem1 nt has bnpn afoot in western branch of th-^ order to re declaration advocating the fr^e \r gt of silver as one plank of the : • form. How strong this will prove ". ns to be seen, hut it will b-' by the eastern delecte? and by v, rtthars who believe the financial n to b* without the domain of iinization. Nevertheless oppo .< of this plank fear that it will be iiopted. national headquarters of the A. p \. at present are at Chicago, but removal to Washington is thought assured. The establishment of .^quarters here means that the r will take a more active part in than it has in the past. Its natives h^re will be expected . .-.i legislation for the detection of \. i *. A. 1 quirement to be imposed upon lidates for the positions of su ; sident and secretary is that w reside in this city. W. H. nof Betroit. who has served !• • for three terms, will not ndidite for re-electcion. Tim - tndidr.es are: Col. Bowers, of • he found r of the order; Judge • I>. S: vens, of St. Louis, and T>r. i of Troy. X. V. Supreme T. Beatty, of Chicago, will ;:t lidate for re-election. Kentucky delegates to the su r are opposed to the orgau i endorsing any of the presidan - • in iidarcs. State president II rk !<•: a. kv, said to-day: “Knn ' ’uuivocally opposed to the or any candidate of any '■'.si arly stage in the contest. K • *kv delegation is opposed to - A. I*. v. becoming a partisan or Snization.** LK’”IS COUNTY REPUBLICANS .. for '1. Ivinlrv. \iUin«on. I»orcn- I «*r. !li<Trr:«nil Oil»t-r«. "1*. '•*rr» ’he Register. v V .. May 9. The Ropuh ‘ '■ county hold a mass con r to-day for the purpose of ’ tis: legates to the various " I <lt' ri«*r conventions. The Clarksburg convention *, x • to east their votes for: for delegate at large to and further Sides to vote for dele- i • ' j'tipi'ort J. S. I Iyer, of i C; l.\ r. George \V. Atkin- : ' 'or. it. n. Povener for! ‘-•id Hall for State Sen- , n . ' 1 enthusiasm was great * " -rites were instructed to ! * 1 <ver to select McKinley s4l«a only. -o general FITZBUGH i,w " !,ontln*to«—Wilt S|>eml a i Hii Sob Ilrfor* tioing to • Va.. May 9.—General r. . ■ ' °f Richmond. Va.. ar-1 t.-day. Camp Garnet, i . '• ’tans, turned out in a' : -1 at I he dt : n oi v*3*1 to Huntington ,lfew days with his son be - - l ntted States as consul dl h> Cuba. Thp -o y M 'v' BOARP notified. • " is- May 9.—he mavor s ^ lV*rmall-v notified the .. ; a.d o. \rbitration of the extst ^:uav‘lSV'ike- probably ' ‘he ht? aettl€I»ont of the strike to so, v"’u® Board, or aa attempt to SIX FINE BABIES. Three llo** and Three GirU, All Tlcartjr and Doing: Well, Horn at One Acrouch nirnt In Indiana. Fowler, Ind., May 9.—Fritz Hein senit's wife less than two years ago presented him with two bouncing girls and a boy. Yesterday Mrs. Schnidt, a neighbor, came hurrying ir.:o the kitch en with a little Heinsenit. “A boy,” ex claimed Mrs. Schmidt, as she rushed past the father. In a moment another neighbor. Mrs. Winkle, shuffled into the kitchen with another little Heinse nit. "A little girl.” she said. Very shortly his sister-in-law. Mrs. Haas, came in carrying little Heinsenit No. 3. "A boy,” observed Mrs. Haas. Hein senit turned around ju3t in time to meet his wife's mother with the fourth j little Heinsenit. The fifth and sixth [ made their appearance in rapid succes- ; .-ion. The physician declares Mrs. I Heinseirt will be all right in a few | days, while the babies, three boys and ; three girls, are well developed. Mrs. \ Heinse. it was born in Germany 27 j years ago. Shn was the youngest of a 1 family of 1! and is the only surviving member. Mr. and Mrs. Heinsenit were married in Pennsylvania in 1S90. and have been living in this State since 1S93. FOR THE INDEPENDENTS. Willhim 1*. St. John I*r«*jv»r«-s and Submits a riat.'orm for Their Consideration. "Washington, May 9.—Senator Slew art to-day presented in the Senate a ; Ktument prepared by Mr. William P. St. J.'iin. pr sident of the Mercantile j National Hank, of New York, propos- , ing u national platform or an inde pendent parry far lS9t>. It proposes | that he mints of the country shall be opened 10 the unrestricted coinage of gold and silver alike, demands protec tion to the in: rests of the southern cotton mills against Asiatic competi tion: pronounces for the referendum md ink tive systems, and "condemns C1--velandism merly.” Referring to the etT ; of the various declarations of the pi >posed platform. Mr. St. John says as to the first: "Some would ae qu: see in the free coinage if they could resre freedom from panic on its j adoption. If $.10,000,000 of bank clear ing house certificates can allay a panic in Wall -'rt c-, -he prospect of $300,000, 1 non of Paired States coin certificates is ii: ly to stifle any panic that would i arise.” a lovFaffair Believed to Have Coused A. M. S. Hilgard to Commit Suicide at Spokane, \Wh. Spokane, Wash.. May 9.—A. M. £. Hileard. i nephew of Henry \ illard, an! a risins youug a*:orney of Spo is believed to have committed suicide. He had been dissipating and was heard to discuss destruction. 1 He lett his room about in.anight, tak ing a revolver with him. When his room-m : discovered his absence he. repor ed the fact at police headquar ters. At daybreak his hat was found on the Post street bridge just above the main falls in the Spokane river. An inspection of rh" bridge indicated that Hilgard had climbed over the railing. Hanging by one hand he had sent a bullet through his brain. The theory j is sustained by the fact that a shot was heard in that vicinity by a police at 2 I o’clock this morning. It is said that j Hilg.trd’s trouble was partly due to a i love affair. Till: CRI ISER HKOOKLYN Off for Hit Trial Trip \ Better Boat Than th«* New York. Philadelphia. Pa.. May 9.—The cruis- ! er Brooklyn has left Cramp’s on her builders’ trial trip. She will be given a speed trial over what is known as the Cramp course. After this trial she will run out to sea for one day. The con tract calls for 20 knots, but her build ers expect her to make 22. She is larger and is regarded a more effective fighting cruiser than Hie Nov Yoik. She will be ready for her official trial about July 15. -o A MAD DOG Hite* a Child. Mx llr»s:« find a Horse. Special to the Register. Parkersburg. \Y. Va., May 9.—Word comes here to-day of a mad dog fight which occurred Monday at Palatine, j near Elizabeth. Wirt county. A large j deg belonging to Samuel Edwards went mad and bit Earl Freeman, a neighbor's chilli, six hogs end a horse. The child was bitten on its arm and leg. and only j the prompt action of a physician saved its life. ■ ■ - ——o-■ ■ JOINED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Boston. Mass.. May 9.—The Manches ter (X. H » Morning Union and the Man chester Evening Union, two of the old tv. and most widely circulated daily papers in New England, have joined the Associated Press and will commence re ceiving the full leased wire service of ■> A-sx’mtid Press at once. Every daily p r :t X w Hampshire re ceiveing a telegraphic news service, with the exception of two afternoon papers, is now a member of the Asso ciated Press. •o CAUGHT BETWEEN BUMPERS. Special to the Register. Parkersburg. W. Va.. May 9—Win. Week ley. a B. & 0. brakeman. residing her", .'.as caught between the bumpers of his train while coupling cars near Silent. to->lay, and it is thought he is fatally injured. He was brought here to-night. -o COu GEORGE W. BAIN REFUSES. Lexington. Ky.. May 9.—Col. George W. Bain, the fa mods temperance orator, who is being boomed for the Prohibition nomination for President by Miss Fran ces E. Willard and other leaders, in an j interview in the Sunday Leader, says . positively he will not be a candidate. He wants no political oSce, and would j not accept if nominated. * mi njn H0 Weyler Hangs Plantation Owners .1 They Do Not Grind Cane, And the Insurgent Generals Hang Them If They Do—A Ciicular from Lacret Marlot—Special Com mit sions Sent Out to Hunt Cane Grinders and Deserters from the Insurgent Army. Tamp?., Fla., May 0.—Senor Fernan do, Cuoan delegate for this State, has received by special messenger the fol lowing official circular: "Matanzas Division, General Lacret Marlot. To the owners of all estates who are grinding cane and the platods from our arm} will be immediately hung. Iden tification is necessary for their execu tion under this order. Special coni n' ssions are dedicated for their appre hension. "Headquarters. El Dean Sepato, April 15, 1890.” “General Lacret Marlot, General Divisions, i “Platods” are deserters from the army who plunder and commit other crimes and who are enemies to both sides. The circular was accompanied by the following letter addressed to Col. Figuerdo: •*G neral Wevler. chief of the enemy, two days ago gave an order that all the state should turn to grinding cane. I have taken up the glove he has thrown down and am constancy burning the buildings and machinery of the estates that grind, tiring on the laborers, but. pardoning all prisoners that we take. Last night Gen. Callazo and I slept with our camp illuminated by the fires set by ourselves and our enemies. It was a glorious sight, but one that filled our hearts with sorrow contemplating our country’s ruin. But what is to be done? The powers that surround us and could avert all this by assisting us, so decree it. I enclose you a copy of a circular that I have issued end beg you to publish the same as soon as pos sible for general information. “Yours affectionately, “LACRET MARLOT.” THEIR FATE NOT KNOWN. Supposed. However, Thut All the Prisoner* Captured on the Competitor Have Been Sentenced to Death. Havana. May 9.—The naval officers forming the eourtmartial which tried the men captured on board the Ameri can schooner Competitor, of Key West, Fla., sentenced the prisoners last night, but the judgment will not be disclosed until it is signed by Admiral Navarro, i Washington. May 9.—No information is to be had from official sources in Washington to-day respecting the Com petitor case in any aspect, either as to the results of the eourtmartial or as to the course our government will follow in the future. Nevertheless it is gen erally understood that the eourtmartial found the prisoners, one and all, guilty, and hR3 imposed the death sentence up on them, subject to Admiral Navarro’s approval. This, however, does not nec essarily mean that there is to he speedy action in the execution of tha sentence, or even that the hope for the convicted men must be abandoned. Under the Spanish military code as in the case of our own military law, all capital sentences are re viewable by superior authority. The impression prevails in well informed quarters that the proceedings of the eourtmartial must be submitted either in the first instance or eventually to the council of ministers at Madrid, and while this may be done by the free use of the eablp several days will be required to complete the action of the case. Meanwhile the State Department is in close connection by cable with United States Consul General Williams at Ha vana and under instructions he will lose no opportunity to aid the prisoners in all proper ways. TKOOPS ORDEKKD TO BE READY. A Rather Imlofinite Teleffrnni from Gov. Mitchell of Florida, to Major Concllj of BULLETIN:— Tampa. Fla., May 9.—Mayor B. F. Connelly received a telegram tonight from Governor Mitchell, ordering him to hold the Fifth Florida battalion in readiness for immediate action on ac count of the bold stand taken by the President in regard to the execution of the men captured on board the Com petitor. The affair has caused great excitement here among the Spanish and Cuban population, ar.d the summary orders are taken as an indication of a very serious situation. --o P. \Y. MORRIS BOOSTED. Special to the Register. Parkersburg, W. Va.. May 9.—The Republicans of Elizabeth. Wirt county, at a meeting held there today, instruct ed delegates to the Judicial convention, to vote for T. A. Brown, of Elizabeth, for circuit judge, and Presley W. Mor ris. of Ritchie, for attorney general, at the State convention. --o SCHOOL HOUSE BURNED. Speolal to the Register. Parkersburg, W. Ya.. May 9.—The large school house at Locust Ri*fge. | this county, was totally destroyed by hr? last night. The loss will reach $.$00. The fire was of incendiary origin. POISONED BY PARIS GREEN. Special to the Register. Parkersburg. W. Va., May 9.—Mrs. E. A. Hewitt, of Riverside, a suburb of Parkersburg, was poisoned to-night by Paris green, which she inhaled after sweeping it up off the floor, where it had be.n carelessly dropped, and may die. -o Justification.—“Why,” thundered tho magistrate, “did you beat your wife with a rockingchair. breaking three of her ribs?” “To arouse the baby” fal tered the culprit. However, he was not able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that such was his purpose, and j sentence was accordingly pronounced.” I —Detroit Tribune. .ooIeans family feud. - ** . alncd Relations Retwcpn the Duke and His Cousin, Prince Henry. Paris, May 9.—The Matin says that a rupture of amicable relations between the Duke or Orleans and his cousin, Prince Henry of Orleans, is imminent and that the duke will publish a mani festo cutting off Prince Henry from the Orleans family and depriving him of the privilege of a prince a? the blood. Although the cause of the trouble is not stated, it has been an open secret for some time past that theOrleansfam ily was displeased at the growing pop ularity in France of Prince Henry of Orleans, the elder son of the Duke of Orleans, a pretender to the French throne. Prince Henry recently return ed from an exploring trip in China and Thibet. The discovery of the sources of the Mekong river by the prince and his companions brought the young trav eler prominently before the public. On March 9 last Prince Henry was deco rated with the cross of the Legion of Honor, in accepting which he made a. speech acknowledging the existence of the republic. He was also presented with the gold medal of tht French Ge ographical Society and his utterances upon that occasion were much com mented upon and gave rise to a rumer that he might be a posible candidate for the presidency of the French republic. Later, in a speech made at a dinner given in his honor by Count Albert do Dion, who was one of the late Gen. Boulanger’s warmest supporters. Prince H nry said: "I have endeavored to re member two counsels given by my grandfather, in his admirable will—‘be passionate servants of the revolution and manage to get forgiven for being prince3.’ 1 think I have obtained that pardon. In bestowing on me the cross which my father received from Gam betta. the government of the republic has given me, if not complete absolu tion—for we are still deprived of the rights of citizens—at least a partial one. You have kindly honored the presenta tion to mo of this decoration, which I highly value. In receiving me you said to yourselves that there was one Frenchman more among you, and you have clasped the hand of a fellow-coun tryman who has done his best to de serve well of the Fatherland.'' Prince Henry’s father earned consid erable popularity by serving in the French army under Gen. Chanzy, in 1870, against the Prussians, assuming the name of Robert La Fort in order to evade the law of banishment. He was decorated with the cross of the Legion of Honor, under that name, by Gambetta. The prince is about 33 years of age, and is a formidable factor in French politics at present If the duke of Orleans should die without is3U^ the duke of Chartres, father of Princ^pkn ry of Orleans, who visited the United States with his father, the late count of Paris, is an unpopular, heavy witted young man, whose ridiculous proclama tions and still more stupid utterances have earned him the contempt of some of the most ardent of royalists. -n FRANCIS-HAYES, A Pepular Young Lady of Morgantown to Marry u 'Wisconsin Minister. Special to the Register. Morgantown, W. Va., May 9.—'Invi tations are out for tho marriage of Rev. J. W. Francis, pastor of the Richland Center, Wisconsin, Presbyterian church, and Miss Myrtie Hayes, one of Morgantown’s most popular young lad ies and daughter of the late Henry S. Hajes, who was for many years a lead ing merchant here. Rev. Francis was bom and raised in Moundsville, W. Va., and is a graduate of the West Virginia) University and a young minister of great promise. The ceremony will be performed at the home of the bride’s mother at 9 a. m., Tuesday, May 12th. -o HE WAS JEALOUS. Murder and Salcido i»t Trenton, New Jer sey. Trenton, N. J., May 9.—Annie Ander son. aged 24 years, was shot this morn ing by Joseph Graham, who immediate ly afterward shot himself. Both died in less than half an hour. The shoot ing took place in the dining room of C. I. Baumgarter, a prominent mer chant of this place, in whose family the girl was employed as a domestic. Jealousy was undobtedly the motive of the double tragedy. ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT BALL. Special to the Register. Morgantown, \V. Va„ May 9.—The in vitation for the annual commencement hall at the West Virginia University, on the commencement night, Wednesday, June 10th, will be issued in ten days. Over six hundred invitations will be sent to society people in this State and neighboring towns in Pennsylvania. Gtinenther’s orchestra, of Pittsburg, has been engaged to furnish the music. -o TO USE ELECTRICITY. Special to the Register. Parkersburg, W. Ya., May 9.—The Park city street railway company of this city sold their franchise to-day to Messrs. Hurd & Judd, of Boston. The price is withheld, but the old company will take a large share of stock in the new enterprise. The road will be con verted into an electric line and work will commence June 5th. -—o A Bit of Philosophy—“Well, it takes all sorts of people to make a world.” "Yes. ami all srts cf other people to put up with them.”—Chicago Record . •How early do you clean house, Mrs. Perkins?” “Well, I always try to get started before the neighbors begin to borrow my stepladder.”—Chicago Rec ord. Mrs. Hichurch—“That was an excel lent sermon the rector gave us this j morning, wasn't it?” Mr. Hichurch— “Yes: I wonder whose it was?”—Yon kers Statesman. “Oh, dear,” said the girl with the X-ray glance as she looked at her bash ful lover. “Here’s Jack come again to night and not brought his backbone with him.”—Harper’s Bazar. A Resolution Presented and Referred, Regarding the Use of Tabacc'. Brief Reference Made to the Ques tion of Federating the Northern and Southern Branches of the Church— A Resolution Introduced for Equal Rapresantation for Min* j isters and Layman. Cleveland, O., May 9.—When Bishop Ninde called the general conference to order this morning but few delegates were in their seats. In fact since thn conference settled the woman question, delegates generally have been tardy. G. Louther, of the Southwest Kansas conference, when the roll of conference was called, 'introduced a resolution de nouncing the use of tobacco in a pre amble and then recommended the mem bers to absolute abstinenance, and rec ommended that all Sunday school su perintendents and Epworth League presidents be forbidden the use of to bacco. It was referred to the commit tee on state of the church. A resolution was introduced by Mer ritt Hurlburt, of the Wilmington con ference, recommending that the Senate and the House of Representatives to so amend the constitution that it might recognize the Deity and in the preamble insert the words “trusting in God. ’ It was placed upon its passage, but finally referred to the committee on state of the church. A resolution in favor of taking better care cf superanuated preachers was re ferred to the proper committee. Secretary Monroe read a communi cation from the. secretary of the M. E. Conference South, which met in May, 1S94. It spoke of the matter of feder ation of the two bodies and the feeling which existed. The matter was taken up by a resolution from one of the mem bers, but it was decided that no action should be taken by the conference until official notification was served. The; movement is important, as it may re sult in the consolidation of two of the great Methodist bodies of the country. Dr. Broadbeck asked leave on behalf of the committee on missions to submit his report out of its order. The re quest was granted and the report was, read and adopted unanimously. , Senator Harlan, under- the order of miscellaneous business, introduced the following resolution: “Resolved, That the second restrict ive rule be so changed as to admit of equal representation by the ministry and laity in the gener.-1 con,'r'r.-r. '"he resolution was signed by James Harlan, Chris. Ilowe and J. P. Leter. It looked as If the old fight would lie opened and the lines more closely drawn than they have been heretofore. The resolution of ex-Senator Harlan, was referred to the committee on lay representatives. Dr. Stevenson, of Kentucky, introduced a resolution of sympathy for Cuba, which was adopted. The conference before adjourning passed a resolution containing the en actment of the Florida legislature whereby it was made illegal in that State to force colored children and white children to receive Instruction in the same school. The convention then adjourned for the week. IT WILL BE SLOW. The PpfTor Bone! Investigation Not LiJccly to Begin Soon. Washington, D. C., May 9.—The meLh 0(1 of procedure in the investigation of the recent bend issues under the Peffer resolutions formed the subject of con sideration by the Senate committee on finance to-day. No decision was reach ed beyond that to have the inquiry con ducted by a sub-committee. It was suggested that in all probabil ity the investigation, when begun, would be a long and tedious one and that it might become necessary for the committee to visit other places in the prosecution of the proposed inquiry. The Democratic members of the com mittee generally manifested a desire to have the inquiry begun at an early day, but the indications are that little pro gress will be made before the final ad journment of Congress. -o-— THINKS HE'S A PROPHET. rulltrer Tells the Benighted Englishmen How It Is. London, May 9—The Chronicle prints a two-coluran interview w.ia Joseph Pulitzer, proprietor of the New York World. Mr. Pulitzer gives a his tory of the events which led up to President Cleveland's Venezuelan mes sage. which, he says, was an election movement. Mr. Pulitzer expressed the belief that the Venezuelan commission of the United States would pave the way for the settlement of the contro versy between England and \ enezuela. He also expresses an absolute certainty that Cuba would become free. Maj. McKinley, he said, was certain to be the Republican candidate for the Pres idency. Referring to the possibility of President Cleveland’s running for a third term, he said: “If President Cleve land declares for sound money, for free Cuba, against monopolies and trusts and in favor of tariff reform, I shall give him all the support in my power.” ARRANGING THE DETAILS. Newport. K>\, May 9.—All the fore noon in the Jackson trial was spent in arranging preliminaries to the argu ment. which must be preceded by the judge’s instructions to the jury. --o— THE MISSUS DID NOT LIKE IT. Servants’ Register Office-Keeper— “Why did you leave your last situa tion?” t , _ . Applicant for the Post of Cook “Sure, ma’am, my mistress got up the slaives ov her gownd the same as me own. I thrated her to me congra.illa tions on the improvement an’ tliould her that she couldn’t have showed any better taste. She did not like id an gave me warnin’; bad cess to the ould cat!”—Punch. I TWO COMPANIES BARRED. The State Board of Public Work* Order* All Policies lu Two Foreign Companies Cancelled. icies of the West Liberty normal school Charleston. W. Va., May 9.—The Board of Public Works met this after noon and ordered that all insurance on public buildings in this State written by the British-Araerican Assurance Company and the Imperial Fire Insur ance Company be cancelled at once, and that no premiums be paid by the fiscal officers of the State for any policies taken in the companies in public build ings. This action was taken by the Board because of the conduct of these companies in the adjustment of the pol icies of the West Liberty Normal Sshool buildings, which were insured in these companies. OIL NEWS. STSTERSVILL/E, W. Va.. May 9.—Ram ey and Fisher will commence spudding Davenport No. 14 Monday. This well is Just above Friendly a short distance. The Henry Oil Co. have an important well on the Steele farm in the Deist pool on the opposite side of the river which they expect Ai to-day. J. W. Hudson, superintendent of the 1'nion Oil Co., shipped to Waverly and Kllenboro a car load each of rip mater.al which they will erect at once on their new locations n these fields. Mallory Bros., contractors of bt. Marys, have accepted the contract f°r •- ■ wells in the territory surrounding that P Col.' John J. Carter, of the Carter Oil Co^ is hi ihe city and has mane plat* showing the exact locations of the targe num^r of wells ht will put down this coming sum mer in both undeveloped and developed e - rltory. It is understood that this company is to venture into the excitement of d.liung in Tennessee and that the Colonel wl.l meet to-day several gentlemen now inter ested in that State and formulate plans for leasing, etc., there. _ Q.„ The weli being drilled by G. R- Sle maker, C. C. McCormick and others and I is the 4 tributary of Point Pleasant reek is down iCO feet and late news from there is to the effect that the well caved In and has caught the tools. They have succeeded In raising the tools about 40 feet, and the chances are they will abandon the wed, as it Is considered a rank wildcat. The Victor and South Tenn Oil Compan ies received today one set rig irons, one boiler and two engines, which they will put on the Smith and Gibbons’ lease near Hebron. . The Cavet well, about three and one half miles southeast of this city, oameln a powerful salt water well to-day. The water is flowing in a steady stream clear over the top of the derrick. Special to the Repister. PARKERSBURG. W. Va„ May !>.-A well lias he. n located on Levi Roush's farm on the headquarters of Old Town, at Point Pleasant by the Venture Oil Co., and a rip is belnp erected. Two new wells drilled in Thursday on the Smith farm near Hebron, and one on the Gibbon farm, are creating a preat an' >r.:< <■•’ exr trment. The former is rn,v ' ~ i , y r*te and the is. * , • pood for seventy-live barrels a day. The hi™ pusher on the Charles - wart farm is noldinp out nicely at West Union, ar.d is now produclnp 300 barrels a d iy. The company has another dj-lllinp on the same lease. The well on the Tucker farm at Burney Sprinps was drilled in last nlpht and is dry. It is known as the Bopps well. Joe Parks, of this city, has a hole down US'! feet close to the above well and it Is l.einp watched with interest. The well of Warren Berry and others on the Drake farm, known as the Coir.tvmy's No. 3, was drilled in to-day. The well will likely determine the extent of toe shallow pool and is heinp closely watooed by >il men. The cavlnp In of the Company's Nc. 3, which is dry. has been drawn. The Greiner Oil Compan vwill commence spuddinp Monday for their w. 11 on the Way farm in the Wavdrlv f.ell. G-orpe Hammett leased CD a-res today from Ross, whose farri lies about one mile east of the Opdin well, near Dai llston. Ross received Si..100 bonus. The No. 3 well of Buckley. Biszantz and Berry, on the Drake farm, reached the sand this afternoon dry. Drlllinp for Mahley and Weston’s new well a; Sprinp Creek, above Elizabeth, West county, has commenced. A local oil company has been formed at Dallison, this county, and the company will test the territory at that p dnt. Over acres of what is tbaupht to ho pood oil land has been leased by Brown and Godfrey, of Butler, Pa., at Reedy, Wert county, and they will put down a well at or.ee on a portion of the lease. Dennis O'Brien is huilditip rips for two new wells, one for his own farm nt Burn irp Sprinps, and another on the Johnson lined territory. The Moundsvllle Echo si.vs: Nothing new has been developed In the oil field since yesterday. Yesterday afternoon a boiler was hauled out to McKee's rip on the Kell farm. The drilling of this well will at tract much Interest, |- being located n a.riy a mile west of th° Roberson. Shay and Nichols are pushing operations on the Thompson estate. The rip at ;h" Sh imroek dry hole will be removed to another lo cation on the same lease. a peculiar feature of the Shamrock well was that it was never cased. On tv enough water was found for drilling. There is enough gas from the well to supply four or live drill ing welis. OIT, CITY. Pa.. Mnv 0.—Credp halanees, SI.35: no bids or offers for cer*ideates. Shipments. m.fi.o barrels: runs, 108,117. -o AT THE HOTELS. Some of the Strangers Who Registered Yesterdav . J. N. Merwin, train master of the W. & L. E.. was in the city last, night and registered at the Windsor. Windsor—J. W. Holley, Charleston; W. M. Toby. Parkersburg; W. L. Pyle, Toledo, 0.; J. S. Darev. F. D. Johnson, Marietta. 0.; John F. Orr. Steubenville. O.; A. Contrite. Parkersburg; Charles E. Hogg. Point Pleasant. Capt. Robert S. Oakes, of Wellsburg. was in the city yesterday, and stopped at the McLure. McLure—M. E. Sorat, Toledo. O.; M. F. McCracken. Fairpoint, O.; J. R. .Tao’t son. Mrs. J. R. Jackson, C. J. Buchan an. Wellsburg; J. M. Rhodes, Meadville; J. L. Graham. I^ancaster. Howell—F. E. Perkins. J. C. Smith. E. B. Miller. Sistersville; J. G. Gall, Martin’s Ferry; J. Powell, J. Smith, Pittsburg; George Scott. Sardis. O.; J. W. Solley. Sistersville; L. W. Blayney, Roney’s Point. Porter Auth, or tne «r. unaries, nas just finished the remodelling of the bar fixtures at that hotel. St. Charles—P. J. Parker. Sistersville; W. Flanagan. Bamesville. O.: C. H. Watson, Middleport. O.; D. N&narabcrg, Powhatan, 0. Stamm—W. E. West. C. H. Kennedy, Sistersville; Benjamin Stout. Rockford, W. H. Goehring. Pittsburg: C. C. Cham her Iain, Washington, Pa.; Michael Gaff ney, Sistersville. Brunswick—T. G. Gwine. G. Cona way, West Liberty; D. Schloss. Zanes ville; George Nichols, St. Clairsvllle; A. Eddy, Cleveland. National—R. H. Baptls, Sistersville; C. H. Hunter, Moundsville; J. E. Hen shaw, Barton. Consumed in a Few Hours at Ashland, Wisconsin, Yesterday. Three Men Lost Their Lives Trying to Escape from the Flames-The Money Loss Will Reach Nearly Half a Million Dollars—The lown of L’Anse Wiped Out — Loss a Quarter of a Million Dollars. _ Ashland, Wis., May 9.—In this city half a million dollars worth of milling property and lumber went up in flames to-day. The Shores Lumber Company mill, the largest on Chequnmagon Bay, is a smouldering ruin, together with several thousand feet of lumber dock upon which was piled 19,000,000 feet of lumber. The flro started in W. Dnrgee’s lum ber dock. The mill was surrounded by water, with wooden tramways leading to the shore. When the dames burst out in great volume and enveloped the mill anti dock all the men but four suc ceeded in reaching the tramway. It is presumed that a spark from some employe's pipe started the flames in the lumber pile In Durgce’s duck. The distance between Durgee’s and tho Shores Lumber Comapny’s docks Is on ly fifty feet. The fire jumped across the short stretch of water in fifteen minutes after it had starred. The Keystone Lumber Company’s mill was shut down and also Burgee's soon after the fire started and all tho employes flocked to the Shores plant to fight the flames. Figured approximately, the loss on milling property and docks will reach $275,000; on lumber, $228,000. The bodies of three men have already been recovered and another Is missing. Tho fire was checked before reaching t.he Keystone yards or other lumber. The fire destroyed 19,240.000 feet of lumber. The total loss is $478,000 and the insurance $350,000. About 400 men are thrown out of employment by tho fire. This evening^he body of Peter Enge man was takwx from the bay. His clothes took fire early in the day and a thousand people say him plunge into the water to escape the flames sur rounding and enveloping him. But two other men are known to have lost their lives, two of those reported missing being found to-night. Baraga. Mich, May 9.—The city of L'Anse, at the heart of Keweenaw Bay, was practicillv wiped outh y tire this afternoon. TJ^nsc Lumber jL'p Qi pao; •• iui!l\r.d neat houses in tht place wer< burned. cf.\n hundred per tons are homeless. fin total loss is placed at $250,000, sniull insurance. CONFESSED TOO LATE. An Alabama Negro Admits a Crime for Which Another Man Wax flung. Birmingham, Ala., May 9.—Mike Me Tlea, colored, was hanged at Ozark, to day, for the murder of Angjja McSwean and wife, four miles south of Newton, Ala., In September, 1893. The drop fell at 12:10 and his neck was broken and he died in ten minutes. On the scaffold he spoke for an hour, saying that Mitch ell Wooten, who was hanged a year ago, was innocent. He confessed to the* crime. Five thousand people were ia town to witness the hanging. -o TO THE NEAREST TREE, An Alabama White Man Hanged for A*, vaulting 111* Own Daughter. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May ' N' >' Eastman’s Mills last evening B< ' ■ Williams, a prominent white iarmei, r t ;»g near Mar.ltan, Green > un y. !s> lynched by a mob of forty m.. I. I "h ■ n,. i.. .. i.i r: ■ \v 1- arr. t the charge of making a criminal as*' '• upon hla.lS-y tar-old daughrer. A' tin t liminary trial before Justice I.ymi >' • '* day the eveidence indicated n.s guilt .o t he was held to site grand Jury and t !• t • eommitt d to J til. Las evening " m ■ Deputy McCracken was la kit g Williams to jail at Eutaw, be til mi Eastman’s Mills and the prlsot ■ r t.ik tj from him and hanged to the nearest tree. ANOTHER CONFESSION. Murderer Irwin T. Ford Admit* That lie Attempted to I!ap«‘ Mist* Kreijlo. WASHINGTON. May 9.—A> h<-r chap* tchr was added to the Elsie mum r cat e to-daj w hen Drwin T. F het fessed murder* r, made a seoon ! 1 mf r In which he admitted he attempted t" 'Hi nil: a rape on Mis* Kregio, but wa* nt 1 • cecafuL HU fatting to accompli h • •• pose, he said was dtte to the m i -- ti I his victim. Ford in his former • ti strenuously denied ha vim? intend- i • " •‘* tempted an outrage. Tiie pr m ntion * f the Ford ca«e will he pushed by !>• gov ornnv Dt Mayor Burleigh, of Harper ' F* rry. w iio captured Ford, and several *vh*r w ti.eess* made their statements befor* In Ti- t A' torney Blrney to-day and al ) ■ wine- • will he called before the grand mry Mon day. A speedy trial Is exp ’■< I. -o-- ~ •DENNISON RELEASED. Special to the Register. Parkersburg, W. Va., May D.—Dr T C. Dennison, who was given a hearing yesterday on the charge of performing a criminal operation upon Alice Bos >. who died here suddenly Thurs lay, and whose bond was fixed at $1,000. ga'o bond to-day with. George Shrewsbury as suerty, and was released. THE BOET A PR AW. new YORK, Mary 9. Staj ’ ' * of England. and Jack Burk', of !'•: k'yr. fought an Inaugural bout at the Bring* Athletic *Tub In South Brooklyn to-nic They met at rat.-h w h 1 rounds of hard ilghing the referee . •*> ed the bout a draw. The Weather. Christian Schnepf, the Opera ITout-t druggist, made the following observa tions of .he temperature y< rday: 7 a. m., 63; 9 a. m., 74; 12 m., 8S; 3 p. ni., 90; 7 p. m., 87. Weather clear. Washington. May 9.—Fair, continued warm; light to fresh southwesterly winds. -o--—; "Little Johnny opened his drum yes terday to find where the noise came from.” "Did he find out?” "Yes. When his father came home the nolaq came from little Johnny.' Life. '