• (’1V0D6 in \\ ashington, D. C.,
" ‘ * 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
• *: 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
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
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
*, x • to east their votes for:
for delegate at large to
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
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.
y M 'v' BOARP notified.
• " is- May 9.—he mavor
s ^ lV*rmall-v notified the
.. ; a.d o. \rbitration of the extst
' ‘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
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
Believed to Have Coused A. M. S.
Hilgard to Commit Suicide at
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.
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
■ ■ - ——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
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
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
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
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
"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.
•*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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
.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
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.
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.
HE WAS JEALOUS.
Murder and Salcido i»t Trenton, New Jer
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.
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.
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
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
“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
“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.
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.
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
TWO COMPANIES BARRED.
The State Board of Public Work* Order*
All Policies lu Two Foreign Companies
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
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
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
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
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
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
OIT, CITY. Pa.. Mnv 0.—Credp halanees,
SI.35: no bids or offers for cer*ideates.
Shipments. m.fi.o barrels: runs, 108,117.
AT THE HOTELS.
Some of the Strangers Who Registered
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,
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,
Stamm—W. E. West. C. H. Kennedy,
Sistersville; Benjamin Stout. Rockford,
W. H. Goehring. Pittsburg: C. C. Cham
her Iain, Washington, Pa.; Michael Gaff
Brunswick—T. G. Gwine. G. Cona
way, West Liberty; D. Schloss. Zanes
ville; George Nichols, St. Clairsvllle; A.
National—R. H. Baptls, Sistersville;
C. H. Hunter, Moundsville; J. E. Hen
Consumed in a Few Hours at Ashland,
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
"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.
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