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'* v*b*r ist tilt price c’ 4* j ;•'? REGISTER will $ • : Two Cents. The J *f Sunday edition will ho t 5 ' *w Cents. VOL. «--%5 * The REGISTER will be delivered (Sun* «* day excepted) by car J riers, in the city, for ^ Ten Cents a week. £ Daily and Sunday Fif * teen Cents a week. d/* REGISTER, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1896. NO. 134. ,/a %,% '%sy 1 ."d HlS Stall Led By Dr. Zertuelia. ^ Junta. in New f , n Their Agents, -.rigate the Re of tiie Patriot port Thar. Dr. aceo and Hin Trooha, W here a—A11 of Teem . Machetes—De ) - that Show the ban Commander picablo Piece of or 12.—The Cuban • v pf Jacksonville, ■it to lnvestl ; Ma-oo's reported p i e junta says l through tho rtneha, who l*d tho troeh.u bj Ahumeda. and • *• were assassin u. SOF TSE MURDER. I I»<h1 'hj , i >hi>t I*i*wn Like l*>g»— \\>t»«jp > u»th«- Munter. v. Fla.. December 12.— n to-morrow will contain the ive ;o the death of An :> w^ll known Cuban ro;her of ’he Cuban Gen- - h;;5 received the follow- , from a trustworthy corre- i i Havana, conflrmim; the f the death of Antonio Maceo :::g; that he was killed by Havana. December 9. v. General. Antonio Maceo. • red by the Spaniards .the r Cirnjed: acting the part «« r. with Hr. Maximo Zertueba - mt in the horrible drama 1 that notwithstanding his army, he could do nothin gallant leader .wt d *1 Rio. Wejrler cot if appeasing his beastly in - n his ab ■ <> to take e prov w of ar I : a of hos !»«> Cuba's ■ iry indent certain ad [ agreed upon d Spanish cap i the agreement * e giveu to the ; i stationed on the Hi between Martel How Maceo with his dlirary line unmo • < in mailin' inese <1 to jive them all the ' Ahumada feigned • he must make them r for his previous ap \ ins tb sudden arrival of • Havana and his prompt re rdltions ind plare of the havr.g agreed on. Ma •d ti ■ tr . over the road iv wit hi nt being molested its. but as si <>n he arrived decided upon he and his ' greeted by a rr mendous • -i under Major j r oi i. dicers rn his staff • ••■ncral Maceo. Zer- .>ha is use he was aware i f the i rcm; ined in the rear, a.birds know where the . but are bent on feigning bio: otit the vestiges of the and all Spain are rejoicing • ir stupidlt> they hope may end with the death The spirit of the Cu i more ardeut and to t res dved to make every ire surrendering their i ientdess tyrants. In n< ■> of Havana, in which • numerous and has th-' ■ f defence, the Cuban •a itli greater and greater nut a day passes that we this city the firing on •;rds rr iy treacherously • >f our patriots, hut r.o 1 ■ :: annihilate the spirit • in.*, now as over, over tn point ’il out ye^oT • n-r frets. which m his r ite the statements in ;ter and indicate that iu published an article 1 v.-Jiich it was stated vines Uav Major Oiru a * n^avtemont with an e and had Killed thirty ;t named, at precisely Mere -el Mnceo was r*t despatch sent from * Marco's death. which i .'iiei,day. stated that that General Macoo w did he acquire that •ST publicly attributes t event to the Marquis «• v. ho has not been away ' a Why should not the ' • exclusively to Major had the good fortune, was an accident, to come >n Maoeo's party? ^ from the first, even before convincing proofs hart boon or such assurance was expressed v palace as indicated a prev plan. Fifth. ZeD-cha's previous coni act, it nov appears, is not altogether free from blemish. tdxth, a manifest contradiction ap peals between what is said by the au thorities in Havana am! what the Spanish minister of foreign aTairs an nounc s in his confirmatory telegram to Minister de Lome, at Washington. The Havana authorities distinctly say that they have been unable to secure the body of Macro, while the telegram from Madrid states that the body has been identified. This version was transmitted to Mad rid to give the home government full assurance of the fact, while it was later thought fl* to conceal the truth from the press in Havana in order to conceal the dastardly crime. ANOTHER DESCRIPTION Of ilow Mjceo and Ills Companion* Were Drawn Into the span I-h Trap and Shot to Death. Cincinnati. Ohio. December 12.—The Commercial Tribune’s special from' Jacksonville, Fla., says: J. Huau. agent of the Cuban junta in this city, received a long letter this * ">n from his confidential correspond ent in Havana giving full details of the assassination too foul for civilized nations of earth to tolerate. "Yes." said Huau, “Maceo Is dftad, but Cuba will live long. The deadi of uo on* can crush the brave spirit of the patriots of Cuba who are fight dig gal lanily for liberty.” i ne i- iter to Mr. mi an gives virtually the fume aecount of the ambuscade and <1- ath of Maceo as already iiv^n hv the \ssociated Press to-night. Mr. Hoau said to-night: “The Spaniards say that they do not know where Maceo’s body is. They know full well. They have buried it to cover their treachery to a degree i and will exhume it soon and say. 'ah. ^ here is the body of Maceo.' Prom to-day Cuba will fight harder than ever before. This will be a sad b y for Spain. I do not know who w ill su< ceetl Maceo. I think it will be Col. Rios Rivera, a bru\e and iutedli g i soldier.*’ he litter goes on to say that as M o eo crossed the trochu going to the place appointed for the meeting he i — i!■ i ih.- Spanish sentinels under Sr aiish protection and that they pre ••i! ;>vuis in his honor. Going for :d -.fine four miles from the troeha. v..,vo and his staff, numbering thirty ■ men and officers, came to a hlll thickly studded with small pin^s mderbrttsh. Here a Spanish out was observed. Maceo sent for 1 his flag and in a few moments s signalled to advance. As the I v did so hundreds of Spanish sol s anise out of the underbrush, eom ] |v surrounding the party. Major (' iji da galloped up end demanded Macro's surrended. "Nevi r." shouted the intrepid Cuban ’ ■ t, r lirawing his sword as he saw that he was entrapped. “Forward, my nmn. death to the cowards." said Cirujeda. t this the Spanish soldiers poured i’i a lire of leaden bullets. Maceo fell a i the first fire and vottng Gomez next. Tl.i fire was continued until every man was kill' d except Dr. Zorturha. whom the Cu' ins say is a traitor. The bodies of Maceo and young Gomez were then tied tr. the tails of the soldiers’ horses and dragged over the field so as to dis furuie them, as the Spaniards did not wish to have them discovered and id* ntified at first. It is stated that this murder leaked out through a drunken Spanish soldier while In Havana a d v or * wo after the assassination. The Cubans here ar»* in a state of great ex (iresuent. and swear that Cuba shall be free Qver |2,000 was subscribed to day for the Junta to keep up the war. HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER. s,»;,.n Will Try to trash the t uhnn Re holliou by Force of Arms—(iom*i and Macro Wanted » Republic. Madrid. December 1J.—'Those conver sant with the plan of the Spanish pre mier. state that since tho debate in the Chamber of Deputies, the government has nut thought of the proposed re forms in Cuba, being solely occupied with providing means for the success of the war. , , . , While they consider tho death of \ntonio Macro is a great blow to the insurgents, it is pointed out that some tiir* must elapse before it can fully be tVIr. When Maceo and Gomez were a-ked at an earlier period of the insur •< etion whether they would ordt r their ,-Aers to lay down their arms in the * • tu that autouomy was granted to I o. i. th y refused, and said they would >i r consent to complete indepenu t;. .ml a republican form of govetu r.M*nt. Spain, therefore, is convinced that th** rebellion must be crushed hy force of arms, and that to discuss re ft rr.'.s ,.t the present moment would bo * luivalent to proposing an arrange tn* at with the insurgents which at most w >:ild secure a peace which would not last 'six months. It is maintained that so long as the sll htest doubt of the suncrionty of Spain exists in Cuba, the war will continue, but when her super iority is < stablibhed Spain wi’Jk'onrider the advisability of granting such re forms us she may think necessary. officii • • * s *• '** \VAsniNt;ro\. Ft.nu Carries »hc Mate hy Vbont Twelve Thou anil. OT.YMPT \. Wash.. December 1?.—The p , I ,• ;nv ..of the vote of the State f \ for the No-, ember ehotlon has i mi e< u::>- *ted b; the Soortfury °f S‘ :'e, ns follows: Bryan. el,‘Hi ; McKinley, S>.5T4: Levering. t*6S: Fainter. 146. I % mV h-KATL* V >If 1N A T10 XS. i? '(■; .! to the Register. Ci AKKSIU RG. w. Va.. December 12. I. i t niirht. at the Democratic municipal convention, O. Q. Ou<ns was nominated nt-yor. M. M. Thompson for recorder. J ii. Adams for school commissioner, and J ‘I’ Pn. .y. J;.c >b Swartz. Allic Rector, H rry i son and J. J. Duncan for coun , ilm* n. !v**solutions were adopted oppos I; ’. artisan appointment**, the Increase «V lari' s. higher taxes, and favortng the r , . f tne interest and not less than a thousand dollars of the water debt this • it'd dxlng the • rjee e.ny labor at on-' il.iilar ,r..l t •• •.nty-tlvc cents., no In i' -rs to V tup ■ >a .1 who reside outside of the corporate liirl'.3. Latest News Concerning the Production and Development lu the DlfToreut Fieldr—The Week Reviewed in the Sistersvillo Pool Latest News Prom Marietta, Par kersburg, Benwood, and Other Points—To Start Pumping at Cole rain. St. Mary’s, W. Va., Poe. 12.—Work in the Broad Run field is not moving very rapidly at present, though nothing in the least discouraging has been re ported. The wells are keeping right up to the "top notch’’ in production. FranciiOt Bros, have located their No. 4 on the Ambler farm, and will soon know what is in it. Barnard and Swakerd’s No. 1 on the Adkins farm, in the Newport, Ohio, oil field, is producing twenty barrels per day. They are also drilling their No. 2 on the same farm and will soon be due in the sand. The Bradley Oil Company, in the same field, drilled in a fifty barrel well on the Green farm Wednesday. Ii is in the Berea grit. This well has not been fairly treated and may produce even more than the present estimate. Greene and Irig drilled in u twenty barrel well on the Hendershot farm, from the Berea sand. The Newport field is holding up in its production, yet there is no excite ment nor is there any rush in the de velopment. Some wells have been producing several years, and are still good wells. The Belmont field Is fully up to former standard in the important matter of production but is inactive in development. The Great Kanawha Oil company and Frink are having No. 9 on the C. C. Schauwach. lease cleaned out. it having caved in and filled up consid erably. and about ready to start the drill in Xo. It) on the same land. Dinner and Duff are still at work on the well on B. F. Standiford’s farm on the Island, cleaning and pumping it. The Williamson Oil company are still going down to the deep sand on the Robert Reynolds farm on the lower end of the Island. They will be in the sand in a day or two more, if noth ing prevents. The Gale well Xo. 2. on the C. W. Bills farm, has been guilty of all kinds of “misdoings.” It is now behaving quite well and is yielding a fair amount of oil. The parties interested in it are very positive that it will de velop into a good well, as indications are favorable and more encouraging every day. Special to the Renter. SISTERSVILLK. W. Va.. December 12. —The pas* week has bet n one of sur prises and of unusual activity in the de velopment of this territory. In the interior of the county a n"W pool hau been opened up by th' Producers & Real Estate Company, of Pittsburg, which has started a tremendous amount of work. They, along with the Victor and South Penn and Carter oil companies, have most of the farms in this district leased and are going right ahead with the big amount of work they have out lined. This well, which leads the owners to think that they h.iv1' discov red a go 3d pool, came in at the “ate of j'ri barrels a day and was in territory that was thought to have been ful1y tested, but thev pot right over the' vein and milled into it with a vengeance. Tin-so people spent lnts of money out In this section, and surely deserve good cm o/ They have made several locations and will sorn have th* m in. TV* Carter Oil Comas ny are doing considerable work in tills direction, end h ive gotten ore dry hoi*? 01 Tlie l . C . Freeland farm and i ‘Oj barrel w<'l! i r the P. T. Freeland 'a’-n. The Victor i ud South Penn Oil Company are progressing nicely with thtir Corbly No. 5 and the Tom Smith No. 2 on McFlroy creek, and think from present indlcruions that they will brine th>m in ns stood producers. In th* Hebror Held, the i > r named com pany drills d in their Jack Smith No. 2. and have a hundred barrel well. Thcr Is lots of land being d« veloped In this field and during the coming week the produc tion of that pool should be verv material ly Increased. Rainey & Co arc drilling two wells on the Odell farm, and it is hoped they w ill not have any more fishing jobs with them before they succeed in getting them to the pay. The Carter Oil Company have had considerable trouble with their last venture on the Hardman Livingston property, having had to movo th*-* rig twice now with one hole. Itamcy & Co. have a well due the coming week on Finish run. This well Is located on the Wilson farm, a considerable distance ah< ad of development, and Is being watched closely. The Ben wood pool has been In area ;ed by about 7"; barrels a day, and is being produced by the Fisher OH CompanVs Pan Price No. 2. Sevres's No. i, and the Henry Oil Company's Holtzoluw No. 7. nil of which have been drilled in within the past w<" The price of th° crude material has a downward tendency, and the developers do not care very much to push the work on this account, but there is lots of It going on in this th Id and s< v , ral wells are due to reach the pay this w eek, and th- y are nil being closely watch ed on account of their peculiar locations. The lai> t strike to cause much com ment is the big well that Shay & McMul len drilled In on the McKnlght farm, down in Washington county. When this well was drilled in it started off at the rate of 2Vi barrels a day. and since it has been connected up it has been averaging 125 barrels a day. This well was driUrd in territory that was not thought much of. and its coming in so woll caused quite a sensation and will start lots of work in the imm tliatc neighborhood. Stockholder? In the Vnited Stales OH Compnny hold a meeting in this city and e'ecteJ a new Board of Dire tors, com posed of Dr. C. M. Frissell. W. T. Ohntn Ivrs. \V. J. W. Cowl, n, 1’. Kennedy and J F. Curtis. The Board or^ mixed by electing Dr. FrDseM pr, '.lent. Mr. Cow b'ti secretary. Mr. Kennedy treasurer, and MV. Curtis, of W’eHsiburg, general manager. The general manager was authorized to lease the lands of the company in Ritchie county. The Hill Oil Company yesterday started to pump its well on the Walker farm, at Colerain. This well was drill ed in last May. Subsequently tlie op orators hail a fishing job. th©n further work was stopped by litigation. Oil City, Pa., Docomber 12.—Credit balances $1.01; certificates, $1.00; ship ments, 31,327 barrels; runs, 56,443 bar rels. A MYSTERIOUS MURDER. \ Woman Found Dead, and Her Child IMavlug About the Corpse. Special to *he Rogistor. CHARLESTON. \V. Va.. December 12. News reached her© to-day of the mys terious murder of Mrs. Karl Eggleston, at her home on Campbell's creek, near Malden. When the woman’s husband, who is a ooal miner, returned home last evening, he found his wife lying on the floor dead with a bullet hole through her body Her young child was playing over h r body. There is no clue to the perpe trator o' the deed. ON JANUARY 7, •Jackson ’Jay Will be Celebrated In Chicago, and Ur. ttrynn Will l*o the Chief tluest. CHICAGO. December 12.—The Jackson celebration banquet, at which William J. Ilryan will bo the chief guest of honor, will be he held January 7. at tho Trenton’ Hons*-. This was decided upon at a con fire!! to o' Democratic leaders to-day. It i~ expected that Mr. Ilryan on that occa sion will make a speech urging the friends of silvi r to keep up tho fight. Governor Altgeld will also be present. STATE SUPREME COURT. S’i< < Inl to the Registt r. Ci iART.KSTON, w Va„ December 13.— Wugn«r > >. the town of Potn Pleasant, from Meson eounty. opinion by Dent; Jud.nv nt jf Circuit Court affirmed. Kelly vs McQuinn. from <'ahell county, opinion by English;’ judgment of circuit Court affirmed. IIarris vs. <>rr. from Doddridge county, opinion by English; judgment of Circuit Court rewi:ed end case remanded. I fferty vs. Laffcrty, from Marshall county, opinion by Brannon; judgment of Circuit Court affirmed. ManstieM vs. Dameron, from Wayne county, opinion bv Brannon; judgment of Circuit Court affirmed. Goshorn. admr., vs. County Cotirt. from Kanawha county, opinion by Holt; judg ment of Circuit Court affirmed. Bodkin \ s. Arnold, from Braxton coun ty; reargument ordered. Childs & Co. vs. Dunfee et al.. from Ty ler county: motion to discuss docketed. Adjourm d till n« xt Wednesday. or i.mxkksr ix w. \ a. Postmasters Appointed—Visitors at Wash ington. Etc. Special to the Register WASHINGTON, D. C.. December 12.— A. J. Williams has been r ‘pointed post master at Cedarhurg. Wyoming county, W. Va., vice J. Cox. dead; and F. B. Casto, at Stall's Mills. .Tackson county, vice B. F. Windle, resigned. It has been officially announced by the Civil Service Commission here that Jas. P. Morrison has been removed from the Janitors hip of the Feder i! building at Parke.‘ burg. Prof. J. B. Trotter, of Buckhannon, who j w s elected State Superintendent of Schools at the November election, har. | been in Washington on a visit, and called ! on the West Virginia delegation at the i Capitol yesterday. Another West Virginia visitor was Mr. | H. It. Woods, of Hnrrisville, Ritchie coun- ] »y. the young lawyer who was elected pros- i tuing attorney of his county last montli. * NO VERDICT REACHED. Special to the Roister. MTDDLKROTJRNE. W. Vo.. December 12.—The trial of Rimer Li'mmnns. sharp ed with murdering his wife on the 21st of July last, at Slstersville, has occupied the court since Wednesday. The jury took the ca*.> at 3 i>. m. yesterday, and have not aprced upon a verdict, a d there Is but littie possibility of agreement. The State a pa in st Roland Warner, for stabbing vlth intent to kill James Tratt, is now on trial. T* is thought that tho case will not hr concluded before the mid dle of next w< ok. Tin: STORY PKNTKD WASHINGTON*, n. c.. December 12.— S cretary Olncy positively denies the «tory that the Turkish ambassador made com plaint about the President's message, or oven called at the Department. WARPING TO 1IANG. FRANKFORT. Ky.. December 12.—The Supreme t'.uirt to-dny handed down its ( dicislon flint Alonzo Wallins? must also I hang for Pearl FryanY murder. -o I A Polish Boy Run Over By an En gine at the Riverside. Two Limbs Amputated at the Emergency Hospital— B. & O. Watchman Near West Alexan der Run Ovt by a Train on the Tracks of iba Hempflold Division of the B. & O. Yesterday morning. John Robenisic, seven years old. was run over at the Beuwood mill by the yard engine. The boy’s left leg and arm were horribly crushed. The accident occurred about 10:30. The hoy attempted to cross the track when the engine struck him. The injured boy was token to the Emergency Hospital, at Benwood, where the physicians amputated the boy’s left arm and leg. the leg at the hip and the arm above the elbow. While the chances are against the lad’s recovery, he is rtill living anil conscious. His parents are Polos. B. &• O. 11 ITtHMAS Kun (her by :* Train on the ii<*fnptienl nt Went Alexander. George B. Craft, a B. & 0. watch man at Tunnel Mill, near West Alex ander. was run over l>y a local freight yesterday afternoon about one o'clock and was brought io Wheeling last evening and taken to the City Hos pital. He attempted to board the local freight to go to West Alexander, made a misstep and fell under the wheels. His left leg below the knee was man gled. Dr. Frizzed amputated the limb about half wv?51 between the knee and ankle. Craft is about 23 yea: a old. He Is in a critical condition. His father is at his bedside. The People of the United States Have Elected McKinley, And Have Declared for His Princi ples—It is, Therefore, tho Dufy of All to Give Support to tho fclov ornraent and Allow a Fair Trial of the Gold Standard Under Repub lican Management, but They Should in no Wise Abate Their Earnestness in tho Cause of Free Coinage—An Address by Chair man Lane. San Francisco December 12.—Charles D. Lane, chairman of the National Bi metallic committee, has issued the fol lowing address to the bimetallists of the-United Slates: "The contest of 1896, which for some months has engaged public attention, was determined at the ballot box on the 3d ult. in favor of the Republican can didate. “While the supporters of Mr. Bryan and the great principles which he es poused have uo reason to regret the effort made in his behalf, and which wo will renew when occasion requires ; it, it is only the part of wisdom to ac- I cept with the utmost good faith the de- j eisiou of the American people upon this or any other question submitted to I their deliberative judgment which is always sure in the end to be correctly decided by that tribunal. “The cause of bimetallism which was the watchword of the anti-Republican forces, has not been abandoned by its friends and advocates, nor are we dis heartened or dismayed by this tempo rary defeat. We are as firmly con vine- I ed now of its ultimate triumph in the I United States as that the American i flag is the emblem of constitutional lib- ( ertv, and while principle may, for a time be overshadowed by sophistry and truth obscured by the screen of decep tion or intrigue, they will finally rise above the darkened horizon and assume their rightful position as guiding stars of popular government. “The situation was met and antag onized by the combined wealth of two continents. It was sought to be ob scured by feigned issues, opprobrious epithets, dishonest methods and parti san zeal, and every intrigue which wealth could inspire of ingenuity sug gest was brought into requisition. These methods of political warfare were as dishonest and unjust as the ad vantage gained is fieetiug and destined to ultimate defeat. “The safety of a government like ours must depend upon the free and untram meled exercise of the elective franchise, where each citizen shall have the right to exercise his choice without fear ac cording to his understanding of the j merits of the contending parties.Every effort which appeals to the judgments of the voters upon the issues to be de termined by their suffrages is within the legitimate domain of partisan eth ics. But when resort is had to the profligate expenditure of money and other less questionable, but equally po tent methods of inducing the voter to abandon his principles, so much in ev idence in the last campaign, it is high time for the people to set their seal of condemnation upon these practices, wnicn are sunversive or popular gu\ - eminent and a menace to the perpet uity of our free institutions. While we as bimetallists still adhere to the con- ; viction that ther can he no permanent. relief to the people based upon the ; single gold standard, no at the same j t?ne regard it as a duty enjoined upon i every citizen to do everything in his ■ power to assist the President-elect in every effort to promote the welfare of I the people hv any policy which he may i consider will accomplish the result. “To this end we earnestly advise all j our friends and coadjutors throughout I the United States to suspend active ag-1 itation on the subject of free coinage ; of silver any further than a simple I mobilizing of the free silver clubs throughout the Union and keeping up the club rolls for future service. If it j can he demonstrated by actual exper iment that the theories advanced by the Republican party in the recent elec tion will bring to the people the prom ised relief, every bimetallist in the United States will he as free to ac knowledge his error as he was candid in supporting his principles in the past campaign. But if on the contrary, we are furnished only with broken pledges and the old makeshift of issuing bonds j in the vain attempt of keeping up < ur j credit by running farther into debt is again resorted to, we promise to renew ' th« struggle until bimetallism shall | become an accomplished fact in the! United States. “As national chairman of the bimet- i allio party I call upon all its forces : throughout the United States, regard- | less of past party affiliations, to accept j (be result with dignity and forbearance ; and to join in upholding the hands of Maj. McKinley as Presid°nt of the United States and to support him in all of his efforts fo increase the prosperity and well bring of the citizens of this republic, but In no manner to abate their earnestness in the cause of free coinage, so that when it shall aeain ho necessary to assert the principle we may be in bettor condition from the standpoint of organization than was possible in the recent struggle.” ---o CO.MMITTKH SI Kim Thomas MeKcvett, Aged Fifty. Rlnws His Brains Out While In a Fit of Despodoncy. Special to the Register. SISTERSVTLLE. W Vi . December IT— Thor.'is McKevett. aged .7), an oli field workman of North Collins, committed a this afternoon with a revolver wl.l' - In a fit of despondency. He was aj m,.mivr of the workingman's unions. He . leaves a wife and family. SMALL KRF.lt.HT WRECK. Specml to ihe Register. PIEDMONT. W. Va.. December IT—A 1 nltimore & Ohio freight train rati in o 1 the reer of another in the yard here this evening demolishing the cal«»>se and badly damaging the engine and sever; 1 . eirs 'To ore w;ts hurt. -p Louis Schwarxbach is a candidate for the , Democratic nomination for City Clerk, and i would make a splendid oiflcUil. He >1. -ires j the support of all citizens who desire to see a good man In this responsible posi tion. I * fJf TBI • Fleeting Glances at Various Current Matters. Roportorial Observations on Topics Not Exactly of a New Nature, Yet Possessing More or Less of Popular Interest. The German Hank, which recently pur chased the Grand Opera House building, is working a transformation on the Mar ket and Twelfth street corner of the big building, and when the changes, which will cost $15,000 or more, arc completed, tin1 corner, so far as the first story is con cerned. will add immensely to the ap pearance of the building. The floors in elude a granite entrance of handsome and massive design. The Interior of the quar ters assigned to tho bank, which include the corner room and the one adjoining on tho east, will be very handsome, commo dious and convenient. Speaking of banks, the new Germania 11 .if Dollar Bank, of which Mr. Georg® Hook Is president, will not get posse ion of its property at Market street and alley 12 until the first of April, ami the subse quent alterations will consume several months. Tire bank will rent ih<* room to be vacated by the German Bank tem porarily, and will remain there until the changes to the buildings on the corner of tho alley have been completed. The (,. r mnnia will have a v< ry handsome bank ing building, and the hank promises to be a very popular and successful institution. Ono of the most pernicious habits that is la vogue In our city, and which has as sumed almost the proportions of a disease among the young men. is the practice of indulging In poker anil other games of cards for small sums cf money. This habit Is growing every day. and the num ber of young men who an* fascinated by the gambling table. These young gam blers have graduated from the rive and ten rent ante game of the parlor, and are now found nightly in the various poker dens of the town. Last week a poker room on Market street, la-tween Fourteenth and Sixteenth streets, which was run by three well known young men, was closed upon the quiet suggestion of the police. The room had been run for some time uninterfered with. Here night after night young men. Including clerks. , bookkeepers, hank clerks, it'-., gatherisl and spent their moderate earnings on tho gam! ling table. At least ono young man I who is the son of a prominent business man. who. having lost considerable money, was compelled to confess to Ills father how his money bail gone. Tho father became thoroughly aroused and j went to lh>* police and inform'd them that unless the room was closed Imme- j diately that he would stoenr out warrants ! for every person connected with tie is- | tahlishment. Thus the reason for tho ( hint given tho parties and the closing up j of the Jo'nt. The ladies of tho city who fed a desire for tho recreation and exercise, have taken a great fascination to bowling. They, however, lack the opportunity to develop their skill in this direction, us there tire no bowling alleys In the city which they are permitted to use. Lust week some of them made the request to the Hojwd of Directors of the Y. M. A. that tney be given the exclusive use of the Y. M. C. A. alleys once every wei k. The matter was referred to the Executive Committee of the institution, who. how- ; ever, promptly hut courteously r tus.-d to | grant them tlvir request. The\ • ted that they were for the use of tin* young m>n of the Association, and that the mo- j ment the ladies were permitted to enjoy , any of these advantages of the. instltn- j tion. that moment it became no more an I exclusive institution for men. Hev. Anna H. Shaw, the noted woman ■ lecturer and advocate of equal suffrage, i will address an audience next Tuesday night at the Y. M. C. A. Her subject will be ••The New Man.” Rev. Mrs. Shaw is one of the most Intellectual women of the country and Is a self-educated woman. She studied medicine and was educated for tlie ministry. In addition to her edu cational qualifications she is n natural orator, and those who hear her next '1 ucs day night will no doubt enjoy a treat. The suggestion made about a week ago 1 in the Register that the pl an of ladies 1 removing their hats In the church as well , as in the theatre, has received some j notice, and has in a slight degree be' a i acted upon. Last Sunday evening, at the Fourth Street church, it was noticed that n number of ladies followed this rule and removed their head-wear. This act of thoughtfulness was very much appreciat ed by those who were seated behind. This may mark the beginning of a reform in , this direction, and it Is the earnest hope of many who attend churches and theatres that such may be the ease and that the time may be hastened when ft will be , generally recognized as a breach of eti quette and > nirtesv to ohstruc? the vision of others by wearing a tower of hat anil ( plumes In public me.-tings. -o- , RIVER NEWS. DailyChronicle of the Movement* or tho llna:< nni! »tfv«tm*n. YESTERDAV'S DKPA RT1 'RES—Char leston. Bedford. fi a. m.: Parkersburg. I.e roy. 11 :l. m.: New Matamoras, Lexington. 11 a. m.- SlBtersvIlle, Kuth, 3:3) i». m.: Clarington. Jewel. 3:3) p. m. TO-DAY'S BOATS- Pittsburg. Ben Hur, 2 a. m.. Kanawha, 4 a. m.. Keystone State, a. m ; Cincinnati. Vir pinla. S a. m.: Zanesville. Lorena. 11 a. m.: Parkersburg, Argand, 11 a. m. The river is falling Last night’s marks showed 15 feet 0 inches. Tin following towboats passed down yesterday with coal: Belle McGowan, S a. m.i James Moron, Stella Moron. '> a. m.; Jos. D. Williams. Valiant. 11 a. m : Acorn, noon- Wm. G. Horner, George rihlr.<s. 3 p. m. Pittsburg, Pa.. December 12. P.iver 10 feet 1-10 and falling at the dam. Clear and cool. Miss Lola Saunders, who has been visiting Mrs. Geo. H. Ebeling, of South Market street, returned to her home | at Parkersburg yesterday. W. R. an 1 Winter Foster, of Jerusa lem. O., were visiting friends on the South Side yesterday. [19 IS ilf! Ill i Hll. James Dorsey Commiited Suicide in the Martin's Ferry Jail. Secured His Shavinsr Outfit Friday, and Yesterday Afternoon Cut His Throat From Ear to Ear—The Deed Committed During a Fit of Desperation or Despondency. At .Martin’s Ferry l.ito yesterday after noon, James Dorsey committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor whiU in the city jail. Officers Ferrang and O ii.i.-r locked Dor sey up Monday about midnight for rais ing a disturl>ance with Mrs. Willie Ma jors. with whom he hoards. If. was in toxicated. Being unable to pay a fine, h« was committed. He seemed eh-erful and in good spirits all th*» time. John Pinkerton, who was lock- I up with Dorsey, told a Register reporter the fol lowing concerning Dorsey's suicide. Dorsey appeared to be r. -nl.ss all day. walking the corridor. TT-- >- id nothing to Pinkerton at any time exe* , ting when he (Pinkerton) would make a noise he would tell him to keep quiet. Ti>, actions were continued until he cor.imi’ted tho deed. Pinkerton was s< t--I in the front part of the Jail when Dorsey walked by him, going around i>. hind iiu> cells. Pinkerton said lie was very quiet, and tint first iiitimation he had of t: • d-.-d was when he heard Dor ey fall. u,. railed to Officer Goodhue, who was In the building nt the time, and told him whut had hap pened. Marshal Burns, who was np in the room ov« r the jail, upon as enabling the facts, sent for Coroner Furbay, who, after a preliminary examination, had the body removed to Noble’s undertaking estab lishment. Death was almost instan taneous. That the unfortunate men was allowed to hnvo a razor in the 'all was the causa of a good deal of talk last evening. The coroner's inqm f will be held Mon day morning at 9 o’clock. Dorsey’s body was removed to the homo of his sister In this city last evening. STRUCK WITH TONUS. A Scrionn Fight in tin* Riverside I!*r Mill Yesterday. Yesterday afternoon Hugh McCurty, n rougher at the Riverside bar mill, struck his boss, .'.lex. Rogers, with :i pair of tongs and rendered him uncon scious. The/rouble was caused by McCurtv'a landlady calling at the mill and de mantling money. McCurty denied hav ing any money and Rogers informed her that lie had pair! McCurty. Mc Curty is alleged to have continued the quar* *1 with the woman and to have attempted to strike her. Rogers interfered and knocked Mc Curty down with his fist. McCurty then got up and picking tip the tongs, struck Rogers. Rogers was taken to his home, at the corner of Twenty-fifth and Jacob streets, where a Mg gash on tiie top of his head was dressed. VF.NKZt'l.LAN'S NOT SATISFIED With tin- Arrangement* Made lletween tlic United Star*-* am) limit llrituin. Washington, D- C., December 11.— Tlie unofficial report.-* from Venezuela that a serious agitation has sprung up against the boundary settlement agreed on between the Pnited States and (Ireat Britain causer much surprise, and no little concern in official quarters here. Minister Andrade and Mr. Janies .1. Rtorrow w**r*> to have sailetl from La Guayva. the seaport of Cara cas, yesterday noon on the Red I). Steamer Philadelphia, and that boat was expected to reach New York on the Pith. Mr. Andrade !>,.d cabled th** time of Ills leaving, as giv.'ii In the As sociated Press dispatch* on the day the cable was received, and had added an official cablegram to Mr. Olney, stating that President Crespo approv ed the agreement and would tall an extra session of Congress to ratify it For this reason therepoiT* that Mr. Andrade and Mr. Storrow will not re turn at present, owingto < ^peeted de velopment growing out t f tin* agitation against th** settlement i ft 1 Pnmbar rass, and possibly imperil, the final ad justment which hail 1*<“ n confidently expected at an early day Up to the present liin * President Crespo has not railed an extra si s. ion, anti thirty Havs must eypric* after the call before the Congress rnci's. This has led to a question whether Vene zuela should hear the heavv expense of an extra session convening only one month before the regular session of February 20. The Venezuelan papers which reach ed Washington on the la-t steamer are being carefully scanned. I ut they are very guarded ami appear to lie subject to some government advise" *-nt on the subject. The arrival of M \ Andrade and Mr. Storrow and their conferences with President Crespo an not men tioned. the only reference being an eulogistic welcome to Mr. Storrow, La Liberal treats the settlement as ad vantageous. and says it not only aids Venezuela, but establish* s a great pre cedent. by which the ('nited States “Stands as a sentinel” in front of th*? American republics against Kuropeau greed tor dominion. The Weather WASHINGTON. D. r. I’fcr-mVr 12. Por W< at Virginia G« fair; slight* ly cooler Sunday evenin'. westerly v.in.is For Western I'enns.vlvand Ohio— Generally f.iir weather Sunday, loea, show* rs along the lake* Sunday night; fre*h to brick aouthw* rly winds. t ltrlstlan Schnopl. the Opera Houm druggist, in do the following obsorvatto, • of the temperature \< '• r.lay: 7 a. m.. 40. <i ... m.. 4*5: 12 m.. 54. .5 p m.. •»: « p. hi.. K’. Weather cloudy. The Darlington. Wu.. Journal editorially of a popular patent medi cine: “We know from experience that Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar rhoea Remedy is all that Is (palmed for It, as on two occasions It stopped ex cruciating pain s”d possibly saved us from an untimely grave. We would not rest easy over night without It in the house." This remedy undoubted^ saves more pain and suffering than any other medicine in the world. Every family should keep it in the house, for it is sure to be needed sooner or latar.