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t Spinning with Oc- J ^ -»s*r is! tfw jvice o 0 -e REGISTER will $ * * Two Cents, The 0 ’I - ?;j iv edition will he ^ . • Cent*. rtWWiV*- — i VOL. 35. * s 0 J TheREGISTER ^ will be delivered (San day excepted) by car* f riers, in the city, for $ Ten Cents a week, j Daily and Sunday Fif- 0 * teen Cents a week. n (L+%* NO. 1G1. I;; Circulated ia the Ben ’t , Oti Fields, Last Night. EFFECTS UPON USERS. >:J, Three Crazy and Ten c .:ers May Die. :y.m from a buggy. ri: Were After the Guilty ... . • n. Last Night. etion Made of Raw Acid. Raiu Water and Unknown Ingredients. . t Last Evening Were . r - . Charles Seibert, and .< C.egtr—Henry Roth Dy i f.ie News Came—Three R ivinj? Maniacs, and Ten Da .,erously III—The Facts . Matter, as Far as They c ,.i be Procured. s . fx- D -t.uicv Telephone. , . Vu.. December 19.— ..SV w: -key did awful work in i , , d oil field, in Monroe coun hio, this evening. u. ist have been primarily . it not to drink, judg the erects which followed Its ' fur as ivr V ascertained to-night. -fit Tt- a ir.i i • ! more or less of the : j.h ; r “to k hold" with a sud t.i ; t > lt> surpassed by the .it :!.n \ r: -h ot' the slums of • • ,.r the tarantula juice of nV'.v Mexican front ior. >; tO sixteen w .o '.’.vested in and .. : .it 'I u :> or ' -> of the brew, ti.n-f ver»- d ad at ten o'clock last i ii:.etfc*r v s dyL.g. three more \ -i crazy, and nine others v. •- ,-y su k. indeed, and the lives of ”V. .<? ■: - n were tl-.-’i ired of. ' . i! i'fliVR. a wealthy farmer, on Ja ,d the first well In the Ben u I pool was discovered. ’.t • iiLI!.-? SEIBERT, a merchant of ; >.. v ho also had a store in the I • a i <1 fleid. ^ AS CLEGG, a farmer, on whose re are one or more wells. :i reported dying is: ROTH, a farmer in the Ben : teitthborhood. t :ues of the others suffering tiery compound could not be • d Inst night, but they are all - as oil men. working about wells In the Beuwood pool. ■ 1 is situated on the Ohio side • r. about nine miles north of :!!e, and has recently been the v, ry extensive oil operations, ,rge number of producers have f . in there within a month v v * ks past. The county does : liquor licenses, and to supply ..ad for tire water among the oil have Hocked to the territory, parties have been peddling ,sy” whiskey around the field i net. Saturday night is a fa »ik>r this distribution, as the tuilaborers then lay in a sup >-j over Sunday, and last night ir rounds were made by the r the fluid. The decoction a the havoc above referred to i . ■ partaking of it was evi i impromptu make, and was cii her devised in a great hur up by a green hand. Raw :rs to have been the foun a a dash of some sort of , e of cinnamon, iron rust, i t'ler elements, lncludiug, .’ident. a liberal quan ■ • rt of poison. This by a man in a ie a tour of the field ■ving various quantities overage with Ids put tee liquor was speed i •' purchasers and their r ;> short time there were very sick men In the ■ ’.Mt and Clegs must he < thers, oar v susceptible to the liq I died in a si >rt time. | ;-v ill about the same I «st information was I The others were I their heads, raving 8 was feared to-night 1 in would not survive. 1 ' re described as the s, but varied in in | ag to the amounts of ■ ak by the victims. A §g ... moned for Mr. Trice M a as pos-uro*. ■ "orts were of uo avail l’r S.ihet. Clegg anJ ' ’ tity of the man who v. ,s not certainly known ’< -niefct. but the M >nroe r •• were promptly ad man er. and at last re * * v.^i out looking for the of th* dead men. Is rated ; he having six wells on his farm, ■•-v.e royalty. Clegg one or two pro 5 a his land, and Is In ’ f us is also Seibert. Roth Is a farmer; but h;« circumstances. « ill probably develop the a.11 the sufferers, as well ns • v nf man who sold the ’ fiff /r created intense ex ’ :n sist^rsvlllt; to-night, among 1 S‘-'S of people. A CHANGE OF JUDGES. Judge Hiram l, Sibley Will Resign One Fosltiou to Accept Another. Special to the Resister. Marietta, Ohio. December 10.—Judge Hiram L. Sibley, elected last fall to the ( ireuit Court bench, of this district, received his commission and took the oath of office to-day. He will tender his resignation of the Common Please Judgeship, to take effect January 8. It is generally conceded that Attorney D. \V. Jones, of Galia county, will be j appointed to fill the vacancy. Here- , after Common Pleas Court in Washing- \ ton county will be held by Judge Wood, I cf Athens. GAME. The Hunting Season, Just Closed, One of the Best in Recent Years—Good Sport in Hardy County. Special to the Register. Moorefield, W. Ya., December 19.— The hunting season for deer in West Virginia closed this week, and here abouts it was one of tho best of the year. The weather was not good till Friday, when a local party, with some visitors from Baltimore and Cincinnati. of a mile or more. The scoundrels were not content to kill the deers they had no right to, but killed three dogs. The dog killing has been going on for some time, and several of the finest stag hounds in this part of the State I have been shot or poisoned. There is | an unwritten law that a man who will j kill a game dog is as bad as a murderer, ' and there is sufficient feeling here ! abouts io bring on a lynching if anyone is caught in the act of killing a dog. Nathan Conrad performed the re markable feat of killing two deers at one shot, over at Dutch Hollow, yester i day. His dogs scared four deers out of a “hacking” together, and Conrad's load of buckshot brought down two. 1 game, and the number of turkeys, deer. bear and small game killed has never | been excelled. There still seems to be i no indication of any sort of game be coming extinct. c..VKL V C A 1*1 L ItID. | The Overcont Thief. Who Has BwnCom m'itting Xoineroil Robberies on the i bouth Side, In Recognised In »n Attempt »! Robbery end Rarely Escapes Capture. The overcoat thief who has he-n steal ing overcoats and other garments on the South Side in wholesale numbers during the past couple of weeks, came very near lv being captured in the act of stealing ! another overcoat last night. For a time ! .-onsidcrable excitement was stirred up. I The affair took place at August Deulcers saloon, corner Twenty-sixth and (’hap room several of the parties pave chase. Schafer had pone out the hack way and was caupht in the alley in the rear of the saloon. He threw the overcoat to one of his pursuers and started down the alley on a run. He was chased as far as Mc Mechen’s preserving works, when he ei.: : -d the party who was after him. Just about the time Schafer started to run his brother came upon the scene, hav inp apparently b« en in waiting for him. lie was held until Officer Devlnney came up and was put under arrest. He was re leased afterward, however, as no charpe could be filed apain-t him. The man who stole the overcoat is well known to the Sixth ward police and is In all probability the person who has been commlttinp the numerous thefts in that ward recently. BADLY BURNED. A four-year-old child of James Jef ferson, of the Eightn ward, was badly Pretty Fanny Purdy Says Hochstaet ter Promised to Marry. Results'of a Ohe.nca Introduction “Below Stairs" in His Mother’s Kitohen — Young Woman Has Letters from "Arthur" on Paper Bearing a Dainty Monogram. Values Her Heart at $10,000. She is Handsome uni Entertain ing. fly gift! |75 but a single rose., [jued as ti}edawf) of* morn: }t5 dinging petals ii) perfumed pepose •jiolding a gem unborn. (oul'ds’t ttjou but read my petaled book, fettered wi tf> pearls of dew, "[would tell thee it5 tale for a tender look, "from out tljme eyes soft blue. Should but a meampg smile it see, f This rose of blusb'mg redv Twould lavish its perfumed r?cf>e5 cn tljee $nd take tby heart* 'ostead. Were it to feel tby.lips soft glow, This messenger of- mine; Wide open its silken , portals twould ttyrcu Rarest of gems were tbme. Ann AMVl TAXED. Accident to an Employe of the Mi'CS* Rnn Coal Mine. \ son of Mike Sonefeld. of the South Side met with a serious accident at the t ank of the Boggs’ Run Mining Com panv yesterday. He was pushing a cur of'coal out on the tipple, when In some manner his right aria was crushed. The young man wns taken to his home and Dr. Ford, who was called, found it necessary to amputate the member between the elbow ard the ^ shoulder. went out through the “Trough." On that day the party got four fine deers, v- ,r..cv Van Meter getting one. Geo. Kuykendall one. Will Hreden one. and Frink Burns one. The visitors di •» not do very well. On Saturday the *=arae pany was out again, when they .,ot five wore deers. Joseph Mick ey ce'ting two, Frank Baines me. and W: iter Wees two. While the hunters were out they came very near having a meeting with a party of still-hunters, fe lows who shoot game started by oth er people’s dogs, but the still fellows eot two deers and made their escape without being seen eicept at a distance He ami his party got seven the one ; day. . _ j >hn Harris Thompson, of Three Churches, performed a remarkable f«jr on Friday. He was hunting with a shotgun, loaded with buckshot, when Le came to a dock of wild turkeys. Ho sneaked up to within fifty yards and r'.red both barrels in rapid succession. The result of the two shots was five \ 'vild turkeys, all dead. There were nine in the flock, and all of those got ten by Thompson were this year's hens. The present season has been a re markably good one for all sorts of! line streets. Atxmt nine o'clock Mr Deu kcr. the proprietor, was in the kitchen in the rear of the saloon and saw a man try th<* d'*.»r of the kitchen. He recognized the fellow as a Sixth warder named S< ha.fi r. who has a v-ry shady reputation. The fellow 1 ft the kitchen door and en ti red ;i side door into a room in the rear of the saloon. About six or eight gentle men were in the room seated around a table playing pedro. They 'lid not pay any particular attention to Schafer, who walked! across the room, took flown an overcoat from a peg on the wall, and walked out again without being detected bv anv of the party. Mr. I'-uker. hap pening to think of the over- at hangirg on the wall, went into the room just after S -hafer had left and asked if they had seen anv person bake- the overcoat. None of them’ had, and as he had just left the burned yesterday. The child had a ! bottle of powder and poured the con* j tents cn a hot stove. The result was an explosion which seriously burned the face and head of the unfortunate . little one. —:-o WORK OF BURGLARS. Special to the Register. Colliers. W. Va-, December 19.—'The , general store of George W. Freshwater, at this place, was burglarized last night for the fifth time, and several hundred dollars worth of goods taken. New York, December 19.—Two let ters, one familiar without being ardent, and the other familiar without being polite, will figure in a breach of prom ise suit which will come up for trial in a few days. The plaintiff is a lady’s maid and the defendant a millionaire s son. Fanny Purdv is ready to assure a jury that she finds herself all alone in the world, after having considered her self for many months the wife of Ar thur Hoehstaetter. The latter is the manager of his mother's color mill, at One Hundred and Nineteenth street and the Harlem river. Fanny Purdy says that he ought to be her husband, and in support of her contention pro duces certain letters bearing an ori.ate monogram, alleged to appertain to her fickle fiance. BELOW STAIRS IM KUIJUl TIUN. Over a year ago. according to Miss Purdy's story, she met the young man whom she now charges with having de stroyed her happiness. She was a maid in a fashionable house uptown, she says, and numbered among her inti mates a young woman who worked in the Iloehsfaetter home. One fateful day she went to cal! uj>on this friend of hers, and while enjoying her hospital ity in the Hochstaetter kitchen made the acquaintance of young “Mr. Ar thur." as he was known in the nether regions of his mother's establishment. “Mr. Arthur’’ and his mother's maid's chum beenme good friends, according to Fanny Purdy’s complaint; so much so that they used to go out together a great deal, and the young man grew very tender in his demeanor to his mother’s maid’s “lady friend.” One night in June—so runs the ten thousand-dollar complaint—Hochstaet ter grew so ardent in his attentions that his oft-repeated declaration of lovo culminated in a prop .sal of marriage. Miss Purdy had lenrned to love the impulsive young man. she says, and accepted the impassioned offer of his hand and heart. THERE WERE OBSTACLES. But the suitor counselled prudence. There were family reasons, he said, why it would not he well to say any thing about the engagement. Miss Purdy was content tr wait for awhile, she says, and let concealment, like a worm in the bud. feed on her damask cheek for many moons. During that period young Hochstaet ter wrote to her many letters, so she says, and these letters will be submit ted to a jury in order to aid them in determining whether the lady’s maid is really entitled to $10,000 for her wounded affections and disappointed aspirations. NICE AND FRIENDLY, ANYWAY. One such letter reads thus: October 10. own. Dear Fanny:—Your letter received this a. m.. and inasmuch as that I am busy at present. I hasten to reply, so that you will get iny letter before you leave home. I am certainly pleased to hear that you are well and that you will be in the city soon again. My sick folks are gradually improving, and otherwise everything is much the same. I will await with pleasure our next mee’lng. In the meantime, with hopes of thoughts of me, affectionately. ARTHUR. This communication was written, Miss Purdy says, while she was In the country. During O : >n r she returned to the city, and for a time alb went merry as a marriage 1 e!!. Then his love grew cold. That is, the plaintiff says that the dyer's son no longer raved about her. And one boisterous day In autumn the «!•; racted lady’s maid received this » "kind letter: THR LAST STRAW. November 1$9<I. Fanny:—Yours re<>ved with the same old chestnut (you are hurt and worried). Why don’t you send me something other than a distressing let ter once in a while? My letter, writ ten previously, did not refuse to help you. You sent me a letter asking me to pay your rent. Hqw much is It? Am I to smell whether it is <10 cents or *10? In fact, I always have to guess what half your letters mean. Yours, ARTHUR. At that time. Miss Purdy says In her complaint, she was living at No. 112 Kast Eleventh street, in a flat which had been rented in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Purdy. It was that letter which first suggested to the ex-lady’s maid the idea of commencing a suit for breach of promise. In his answer to the first papers 1n the case, young Hochs*aetter admits his relations with the plaintiff, but de nies that he promised to marry her. IN A SPK I 4L UK. The Connell Committee Will Travel ArroM the Continent to San francisco to Inspect the Gunboat Wheeling. At a recent meet Inc of Council a com mlttee wat« ap| ofnted t < sole't .t china and fr|:ts: service for the i> w gunboat which the Navy Depart m< t had named in honor of our city. The following nanrnd gentlemen ’••ere named on this commit* tec; John Waterhou • Herman Zw Inker. Thou. K. Davldaon. Alex. *" i mi*l>*-!l and Fred Wi liam®. Th- r h m t •- n some talk of the committee visiting the gunboat In the harbor of San Francisco after it has been completed and la inched. There is no doubt that the committee will make the trip, as Mr. John Water house. chairman of th*- committee, lias been assured by Congressman Dovencr that if the commit’— will go they will b i transported across the continent and back-1 in a special car without any ex pense whatever, either on the road or while In San Francisco. The gentlemen who compose this committee const'1- r themselves lucky, for they did not antici pate that they would have an opportunity of this kind. The i»oat will be launch l on February 2*5. 1*®7. The committee w;il probably make th*- trip soon after and will l»e present wiien the beautiful china and gin -i service is presented in behalf of the t . ople of Wheeling. The launching of the iroat will take place early in February and. according to the custom, It will be christened at that time by some fair maid. As the city honored Is given the privilege of designating whom shall perform the ceremony, it would be w. II for Council to appoint a committee whose duty It would be to make a selection.