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ist ttt3 price of 5 ri will be delivered (Sun • REGISTER will £ day excepted) by car _ t 5 5 riers, in the city, for *oOnts. The | } Ten Cents . week, j.iv edition will be # J Daily and Sunday Fif Cen s. * j teen Cents a week. \ OL. 35._ NO. 183. M IP JUBILEE. Applied to the Celebration of Victoria s Reign. ions Soon will be Begun v it—Court Functions to rive Drawiug R ioma and L voes—Miss Mabel Dun Sreach of Promise Suit. urinary 9.- It seems to be the longest reign cele ;i be known as the diamond he Prince of Wales has al of royal approval upon it of this description in a :i«* i*reparations are rapidly magnitude uuforsecn when • broached. The Prince of Duke of Connaught and the York will have to bear the f the labor of entertaining in . • the queen as much fatigue It is reported that repre of her majesty are neg' i . ire a large new hotel or . Mat ion t i the many mem royal families expected, micle says that Emperor ittaches the greatest import visit to England upon this nd that he hopes to meet under his grandmother's roof rove the occasion to dissipate fundings between Russia r at Britain. r* functions of the approach 's i;i include five drawing rooms levees. The state apartments ones palace are being redecor l the Prince of Wales will hold ... s there prior to his depart i Cannes in the middle of Feb rile May drawing room will bv the queen in person and the :: Dug the presentees to two w.11 be strictly observed this it deal of amusement has been >v a letter from the Hon. Hard ly Clifford, dated from the Junior n Club. Clifford, who is a .v of Lord Halsburv, the former and, violently mnies the increasing fraudulent •• a and nant • to form an ar ia! Inb where those of gentle th may w -.hdmw from contact with ;rio<: g. !.t . No o e will be eligl • - :• • • d by > ho herald's col iat a wag remarked. TS -OK'rati' members may be safe with spurious pretenders .. only unauthorized heraldic birds and monsters." Westminster Gazette suggests ■ numbers should have coats •ns embroidered on the back of coats and that rings should be ; :be club house to which members may attach their lb; bopards and lions rampant n•1 <■< • bant when they go inside. •'or a person 'po f ical’y dead." Mr. ulstone is still artrm t:ng the great atention in Europe. His Arme m> i. • .1 spe.vh a* Hawarden on upoi th< asion of the • >n of the birthday of Mrs. has 1> >n cabled verbatim ar. by th>> Turkish embassy, on for breach of promise oi brought by Mabel Duncan, ieisha” Company, of Daly's re. against Capt. Arthur rabbe. late of the Third and - irs. and now of the Royal i>-nt has been set for trial xt. Miss Duncan, who is My young woman, with a 'ience on the stage, asks mages. She is 18 years is the daughter of Adam i-kson Duncan, who. under <>f “Mr. Kileyth.” formerly imons race horse. Euclid, disastrous experiences on u ed him to desert his fani ventually caused his daugh to the stage as a means of herself. On her mother s Duncan is related to the i bubane and ILauderdale. - ile of autographs held in as interesting as showing tion in which various Amer >!ents and other notables with the history of the af- s are held in England. A ! hn Qunicy Adams brought - Jefferson, l a. James Mad i.unes Uuclianan, 3s; Andrew -s; Chest1"- \. Arthur. 3s; Davis, hs; R. H. Lee. - guin 1 Eilmore. la; .1. A. Early, r. wall” Jacksor. 2 guineas; ,>ireet £1: lien. Forrest, 4s in Hancix k, 7-; Napoleon, lionepart. 7s. An autograph brought Carlyle, >s; - I>. Dg. ml sale has just taken place •! Drouot. Paris, or’ all the allies, cups a»i>l shield", won able of Lefe'v- ind after it stables of L-uYver and Grange. Th' finest piece ic Ascot cup. which was Mr. M. H. Ge Young. • th' Sau Fra r. cisco Ooron > M i.vjr.-er Exposition M i.’iiiti. San Francisco. '• d Ascot cup tnat Mr. De «iia»ed was in realitv a large shield won by Lcfevor's L. dislas in 18S3. It is two ght inches in diameter an«l •!. circular panas. The a beautiful piece of -il hand repousee work, the :: St. George and the Dra s the work of Hancock, of Mica! novelty of the week ’ performance at the Ave • «>n Saturday of “The Men which turned out to be rs of various London I w ing the example of the ; imagers. are agitating the iit'- large hats in places Several of the British •t‘n interviewed on the ' v include Sir Henry ' •lar'i‘-> Wyndham. George Al- i iam Gruel. lifts. ' ham arc both of the ;he matter rests entirely and that any reform the outside. Mr. Mite> that he would be ' i imittance to all offend ' : dr a id to make the attempt, ing and successful exper • -is recently been tried with the orchestra at the Empire Music Hall. For some time it was noticed that the instruments did not sound exactly as they ought to, and various schemes and alterations were proposed. The orchestra at this house numbers some sixty pieces. Finally the leader. Mr. Menzel, got the directors to have a species of platform sounding boards placed along the foot of the orchestra, and this bottom was tilled with six inches of broken glass and charcoal. The result more than realized what was anticipated. The version of “The Sorrows of Satan." whit n was produced at Ply mouth. has achieved considerable suc cess. It is probable that “The Gay Paris ienne,” at the Duke of York's Theatre, will be followed by a musical play of which the libretto is by Messrs. R. Horniman and E. H. Kelly, and the score by a composer named Clutson. The American comic opera. "The Doctor of Alcantare," will be perform ed for the first time in England, by the members of the London amateur or chestral socltey, on Tuesday, January 19. Mile. Jeanne Nuvla. of New Orleans, l has just signed a three months’ con tract as the leading cantarice for the opera season at Cannes, which begins Friday, January 15. EXPIATED II ISORIME Robert Laughlin Hanged for the Murder of His Invalid Wife and Young Niece. BROOKSVILLE. Ky.. January !>.—Robt. Laughlin was hanged here at o'clock. In a farm near Augusta. Bracken coun ty. Ky.. on the night of February 14. 1S96. Robert Laughlin, a tenant and a farm la borer. was guilty of the triple crime of criminal assault upon his niece, the mur der of her and his helpless wife and arson. A jury accepted his own confession of his Built and decided that he should hang. Laughlin and his wife. Sarah, on February 14th visited the family of Lee Jones, near Augusta, and returning took with him their niecc\ Mary Jones, then fourteen .'ears old. to remain over night. Every thing went well in the laughlin home and all r tired in line spirits at the* usual hoar. About three o'clock in the morning of February ir>th. Mrs. I^iughlin wus awak ened by a struggle and a noise from Mary's room. Striking a light she found her husband had caused the girl's fright. Hi reupn he siezed the heavy iK>ker and struck his invalid wife dead with a single 1 low. The frightened niece attempted to t .>•"> by (light and was laid tb ad at the door by a blow in the back of her head. Laughlin's next thought was to burn the house, destroy the bodies, mutilate him - f and tell the story of assault and i murder by tramps. The first part of his ; the burning of the house, he carried out. He hesitated about mutilating him self. and started to Augusta, about three milts distant, to tell the story to AV. o. Holmes, high officer of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He changed his mind, after nearly reaching Augusta, retraced his stens, and. standing near the burning house, cut his 1 n. ck and side with a pocket knife, burn ed his clothing and then went to the home I of his sister. Mrs. McCracken, told the | story, returned to his home and repeated ! the story to crowds of indignant people | gathered there. Bloodhounds were put on | the track of the supposed tramps. They i followed Laughln's footsteps to near Au i gusta and then followed them back to the I burning house. The faithful animals traced his trail to the home of his sister and followed it back to the scene of the I crime. The testimony of these dumb witnesses was too much. Suspicion was fixed on Laughlin. and he was jailed at Brooks ville. where on Sunday night he confessed. He was taken to Maysville to avoid lynch ing. and after his trial and conviction he was removed to Covington. Kv.. for safe keeping where he remained till brought to Brooksvllle to be hanged. In the Cov ington jail his companions and cronies were Jackson and Availing, under sentence to be hanged for the murder of Pearl Bry an. just two weeks before Laughlin's crime. ALL ARE DEAR. _ ' And the Earthly Troubles of One More Family are Ended—Double Murder ami Suicide. Janesville, Wis., January 9.—Her man Stinun shot and killed his wife 1 and son last night and committed sui- ( tide. Family troubles were the cause. | All three bodies were found welter- j ing in their blood. The family trouble iu which the | tragedy had its origin, began several i years ago and culminated in a suit for ] divorce. Siimm had threatened to kill his wife and she had applied to the j court for protection from him. The crime was committed last night, but j was not discovered until the store over j w hich they lived was opened this morn ing and blood was found to be dripping ! from the celling. The body of the child was in the bed. the body of Mrs. Stimm w -s lying on the sitting room floor and the hodv of the murderer, with the re \ dver half submerged in a pool of his blood lay on the bed room floor. Four shot* were fired nnd several people heard them but did not investigate, i TIN PLATE MILL SOLD. Cincinnati. Ohio. January 9—A spec- | iai to the Commercial Tribune from Mnr pelier. Ind.. says The Montpel ier sheet Tin Plate Mills were soW for noo to-day to satisfy mortgages 1' Id bv Neil Bros.. Columbus. O.. They cost over a year ago S123.W0. The purchaser, the American Tin Plate [ Company, of Elwood. wtil start the j mill January 2*> with L»0 hinus. STEl BENVILLE CONCERN CLOSED j Special to the Register. Steubenville. Ohio. January 9.—Plie firm of L. Altman, dealers in clothing, men s furnishings and shoes, was clos ed to-night by the sheriff on executions from Cuyahoga county, m fa'ot of Hannah Rosenthal and Goodman Bros., of Pittsburg, aggregating SL •» ■ GOT A GOLD MEDAL. Williams Bay. Wis.. January .. -\t . a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society, held in Lopdon last night. p-c*f. E. E. Barnard, of ^ erkes obsert atory. was awarded the society s gcnd medal. The Committee on Ways and Means Listens to Arguments By Those Interested in Securing an Increase of Protection Bounty for Manufacturers and Producers. - -a on People Admit That They are Able to Undersell English Furnacemen, but They Say Con ditions are Extraordinary and That More Protection is Needed. Tin Plat© Makers Also Undersell Foreign Competitors. Washington, January 9.—The House [ Committee on Ways and Means reach ed the iron and steel schedule to-day. The tirst speaker before the committee was Representative Draper, of Massa chusetts. In behalf of the machinery manufacturers of New England he ad vocated the restoration of the McKin ley rates. W. H. Alexander, of the Grant Smelting Company, of Omaha, spoke for lower rates on lead ore. asking a provision that the lead in all metals containing lend ore be dutiable at three-fourths of a cent a pound. The importation of lead ore was neecssary for smelting, he hold, and under the erroneons interpretation of the pres ent law it paid as high rates as 5 and 0^2 cents a pound. Duties of 1J,4 cents on lead bullion and 1% cents on pig lead were asked. American capital was invested in Mexico and British Culumbia for producing the ores. John I). Davis, of California, asked for a duty of 1 cent a pound on lead ores. California could produce all the lead ores needed by American smelt ers and had begun to supply the de mand under the McKinley law, but the business had stagnated under the Wilson law. The product he represent ed contained from 30 to 60 per cent of lead and 30 per cent of silver. Dwight A. Jones, of New York, rep resenting the St. Joseph Lead Com pany, of Missouri, spoke for protec tion which would enable Americans to conserve their lead supply and prevent the abandonment of mines. The bond ing system enabled the Mexican ores to affect the American market injurious ly. Under the Wilson law they con trolled the market. Representative Hermann, of Ore gon. recommended a duty of 10 cents a pound on nickel, in behalf of his constituents. He recalled that Con gress had passed a resolution authoriz I ing the secretary of the navy to con | tract for the purchase of $1,000,000 of | nickel for armor plate on the assump ! tion that it could not be produced in the United States. Since that time ores had been discovered in various j parts of the United States; in Nevada, ' bearing 15 per cent; in Jackson county. North Carolina, and Fremont county, i Colo., hearing from 12 to 24 per cent, and Saline county. Ark., in Washing ton and Oregon, where, in his county, ; there was a mountain of the ore. The Oregon producers claimed to be able to 1 produce nickel at 1 cents a pound cheaper than Canadians. Representative Turner, of Georgia, suggested that if Americans could do that it would be necessary to offer a bounty to Canadians to compete. To this Mr. Hermann replied that as Americans got into the market the Canadians combined to drive them out. Freight rates also favored the | Canadian product. The subject of pig iron wns next taken up. Wm. A. Ingham, of Philadelphia, for the Eastern Pip Iron Association, com posed of the smdters east of the Alleghe nies'. asked a restoration of the duty on the McKinley rate of $*.72 a ton (present rate $i>. "If we raise the duty on pig iron wo must on bars." suggested Mr. Dalzoll. "Not necessarily," was the answer. "In other words a raise all along the line.” remarked Chairman Pngley. "Raises where they are necessary." "Since less has been Imported under the Wilson law than McKinley law, how has it hurt you?” Mr. Payne asked. "It has not hurt us. hut it will when business revives for I know how (heap England can produce it." Mr. MeMillin declared that the Tonn essee Coal and Iron Company had ex ported 70.000 tons to Great Britain In the past four or five months and practically controlled the English price. Mr. Steele nsked him if the Tennessee company favored free pig Iron, to which Mr. MeMillin replied negatively. Mr. Ingham explained that the Tenn essee Coa! Company was disposing of its :rpltts. J. M. X. Shmer. of the same as sociation. stated that the present price of the pig Iron in the United States was lower than in England, the result of home competition. Mr. MeMillin inquired how n duty would help tho industry unless the smelters combined to put up prices. The witness replied tint whenever the American prices were raised by reason of ' good business, history showed that Eng lish prices had fallen. R. T. Smith, a representative of the | Canned Goods Association, of Baltimore, j protested against any increase in tin plate duties on the ground that they would decrease the government's revenue and enable home manufacturers to raise prices. The three Baltimore tin plate nti’ls. lie said, had been closed under the Wilson law. but the witness thought from other causes than that law. For a year | pa«t American tin pinto had been from U« to 2-"' cents per hundred pounds cheaper than forogn plate delivered at American seaports. .1, G. Fattolle. president of the Pinna. Ohio, rolling mill-company. In K half of the sheet iron and sheet steel makers. n«lie<l a tariff on tasters sheets and lighter guages which would give the home market to American produe* is. Representative Morse. o' ' --aelmsett?. made a -tatement In b half of tack manu facturers. who. In hlj district, employed • 1 c-OO men before the W iisou law. under which the Germans had captured the j American market. A change from an ad valorem to a spa- , cifie duty was asked by him. Representative Simpkins, of Mas*a u* setts -'poke on the same question, asking also t’’H nail' 1'4 inches and shorter bo included in the schedule with tacks. Another member of the Pastern Associa tion, J- C. Thropp, of Everett, Pa., ad- , dressed the committee after the recess. The smelter- regarded the present condi tion of the market as abnormal, he said. Prices lure were lower then they should he and prices abroad abnormally high. At present the Wilson law ($4 a ton) was sufficient protection. The depression in the United States market was due to do mestic competition and decreased con sumption. Last year's consumption was 1,700.000 tons less than that of 1X02. The Southern mill* were making no money. The view of the tariff question held by the association was that on prod ucts which American resources could sup ply for American consumption the duties should be high enough to keep out for eign goods. The average cost of pig iron in Pennsylvania was $10 to $10.50 a ton. The ore laid down at the works in Penn sylvania cost $0.25 to $7 a ton. while the Southern smelters could secure it at $1 or more cheaper. Another advantage held by southern manufacturers was they ( could practically compel their workmen to deal at company stores, which was for bidden bv Pennsylvania law. One Virginia company had made $48,000 on its store last year while it had lost on every ton of iron turned out. W. c. Cronemycr. of Pittsburg, asked the following advances in rates on tin plates and similar wares: On tin plates or sheets of iron or steel, from 1 1-5 to l'j cents a | pound: sheet iron or sheet steel polished or glanced, from 1* to M cent a pound; ( sheet, common or black, between 10 and , 25 wire gauge, from 11-10 to l 2-10. I The witness said that Congress had guaranteed six years protection, when the McKinley bid was passed to the tin plate interests and since then providence had favored them utter the government had deserted them, and they had been 1 able to continue in business. American engineers had boon able to make great improvements but the manu facturer had been abligod to reduce wages to live.‘The winess complained that the Standard Oil Company obtained rebates on tin ware imported and afterwards shipped out of the country with oil, tho i la!>or in which would give American j workingmen $5,000,000 a year if made in ! the United States. I John Jarrett. of Pittsburg, spoke in nd 1 dilion on the subject of drawbacks. Eighty per cent, of the goods receiving the benefit of drawbacks he said, was in tin plate. Tin plate making could not have been continued in the United States under tlie Wilson law, except for the re duction of 2.*> i>er cent, in wages and t lie ; cheaper price of steel plates resulting I from the general depression in business. H. W. Hartman, of Elwood City, Pa., I spoke for makers of seamless tubes. The j business had grown in four years so that it now employed many thousand men, three of four millions being invested. The chief use of the products is in bicy cles. The manufiieturers desired changes I which would prevent the under-valuation prevalent under ad valorem rates n. Storrs of New Jersey, advocated higher duties on antimony to develop the interest in the Western States, which needed protection against the '• mp-'tition of England and Japan. Hero the committee adjourned. | SUICIDE. , Jesse R. Alleman. Formerly of East Liverpool. Kills Himself Near Waverly Used a Pistol, and Shot Himself Through the Head< Speclal to the Register. PARKERSBURG, W. Va.. January !».— Word was brought here this morning that i an oil well driller had been murdered back ! of Waverly some time last night, and that ; the corpse had beeen robbed. It was ! stated that the man had been working for ! some time and had gott> n no money until j yesterday, when lie drew quite .t large sum. This was supposed to be tiie motive for his murder. Coron* r Kvver wem out to Waverly and held an inquest upon the corpse. He returned this evening. The dead man was Jesse R. Alleman, and his former homo East Liverpool, O. Instead of murder, it was a clear ease of suicide. Alleman had told numerous persons of his intention to kill himself, and had left a note at his hoarding house giv ing ids effects to his relatives. He had shot himself through the head, the bullet entering the forehead. A HOT I-INI Ml. A Female Bicycle Race in Cleveland Enas With Several Girls Hors du Combat. Cleveland. Ohio, January 9.—The close of the six days’ bicycle race for women this evening was marked by an exciting accident which resulted in the severe injury of Miss Amy Kal grrn. one of the contestants. About half an hour before the finish Miss Uott:e Farnsworth, who was riding at a furious pace, threw up her arms and appeared to he about to fall from her wheel. Miss Kalgren, who was riding directly behind Miss Farnsworth, at tempted to stop and go to the latter’s assistance. As she dismounted, she was struck by the wheel of Miss Til lie Anderson and thrown violently to the floor, the wheel passing over her. She was carried from the track and lay unconscious for some time, but finally recovered and was able to walk. Miss Anderson's wheel was smashed, but she at once mounted a new one and proceeded around the course. There were many lively spurts in to-night’s race, the greatest being that of Miss Anderson, when she was trying to gain a lap on Miss Farns worth at the time the accident oc curred. Miss Anderson was first at the finish by a length. Miss Farnsworth second. Miss Brown third, and Ml-s Keyes lourth. The score at the < lose was as follows: Anderson. 13 miles, y lups. Farnsworth. -I’y miles, 3 lapSk Keyes. H.,'7 miles. 11 laps. Brown, miles. 11 laps. Allen IB miles. 7 laps. Kalgren, -U mb s. 11 laps After a long consultation among the of ficials. it was declared that there had been no race because Miss Farnsworth had l*«on j blocked by foul riding. Miss Anderson has challenged Miss Farnsworth to a match rare next week and the challenge . has been accepted. in mi Composed of Texas Rangers, Doing Great Work in Cuba. Reports Reach Key West That Have Defeated a Big Force of Spaniards, Capturing the Spanish Captain, and a Train of Wagons His Troops Were Guarding—The Texans Ambushed Both Sides of the Road — Valuable Plunder Captured. Key West, Fla., January 9.—News was received to-day from the Finer del Rio country to the effect that the “Lone Star" company of Texas Rang ers in the Cuban army had again dis tinguished themselves. From the re ports it appears thal they defeated a much larger force than themselves, capturing the Spanish captain and taking a provision train that the Spanish detachment was guarding. The battle took place last week, prob ably Friday, judging by the date of the letter received, near Palcine. south of San Christobal. A detachment of 300 Spanish cavalry was escorting a train load of provisions along that route, when the Texans, who only num bered 160 men, ambushed both sides of the road. Tents, arms, ammunition and provisions were captured. The Spaniards left five dead add forty wounded on the field, while the Cu bans had five killed and fourteen wounded. FORMED A UNION. Tho First Organization of Fire Clay Work ers Formed at Toronto. Special to the Register. Toronto, Ohio, January 9.—As a re sult of the reduction of wages and I strike of Great Western employes, a I union was organized here last night to l>e known as the United Clay Work j ers of America No. 1. Two hundred and fifty names were ; enrolled. J. F. Ball was president, and ! David Bell secretary of the meeting. There never has been an organization of this branch of clay workers in the valley before, and it is expected other workers will form unions with this as parent. Headquarters have been es tablished at Toronto. The strike situation remains un changed here, everything being order ly. Three men were at work Friday, but were persuaded to quit worn by the employes. DISCHARGED. Miss Louisa Riston Charged That Ho Had Hugged and Kissed Her Against Her Will When She Had Gone to Have a Finger Dressed. Special to the Register. Pittsburg. Pa., January 9.—Dr. W. S. Ramsey, of Coraopolis, had a hearing before Alderman J. V. McMasters this afternoon on a charge of assault pre ferred by Louise Itiston, IS years of age, of Wheeling. Louise testified that she went to the doctor’s office on December 14, to have a healed finger dressed. The doctor hugged and kissed her. she said, and acted otherwise improperly. She made no outcry, she was too scared. She told her aunt, at whose home she was' visiting, what had occurred. Her uncle accompanied her to the doctor's office. They talked the matter over and she left her uncle in the office. She made no effort to effect a com promise with the doctor and she au thorized nobody to make such a com promise. She had been to Wheeling since the assault had occurred. She had been alone with the doctor on pre vious occasions, hut he had never act ed improperly. Mrs. Mary Bunig. aunt of the com plainant, testified that the girl came home on the night of the 14th white as a sheet, and badly scared. She said: “You bet, I'll never go to that doctor again.” The girl then told the witness what had occurred. Dr. Ramsey denied the girl's asser tions. He had treated the girl for a healed finger and his conduct was not improper. George Neely, register and assessor for Coraopolis, testified to having been in the office on the night named. He saw the girl in the office, hut didn t hear anything wrong in the room. He saw the girl come out of the room ami did not notice anything wrong about her. He could not say whether a kiss could be heard from the next room or not. It depended entirely upon what emphasis it was given, and whether the parties were willing. Dr. Ramsey was discharged. REDF1ELD PROCTOR. Tlift Vermont Senator, was Major McKinley's Most Prominent Caller Yesterday—Gave R’se to Much Gossip. CLEVELAND. O.. January 0.—Senator Red field I’roctor. of Vermont, was by long odds the most prominent arrival at the office of National Chairman Hanna to d;.y. He came in from the Hast on an early train and was driven directly to .Mr. Hanna's office, where li>* remained in con sultation with the latter gentleman for some time. Mr. Charles G. Dewaa. of Chicago, a member of the Republican national ex ecutive committee, also urrlved during the morning and went to the home of Hon. Myron T. llerri k. where Major and Mrs. McKinley are guests, to call upon the President-elect. At noon Major M Klnley and Mr. Dawes were driven down town to the Perry Pa yne building, where Senator Proctor u.:td Chairman Hanna also entered tne carriage, which was then driven to the Union Club. After luncheon had been served a long conference took place between the Pres ident-elect, Senator Proctor and Chairman Hanna. It was stated that the mission of Senator Proctor to Cleveland at this time was to consult with the President-elect in regard to legislation and possibly also as to the interests of New England in the personnel of the Cabinet of the incoming adminis tration. The visit of Senator Proctor has of course given rise to much speculation In political circles, it being said in some quarters that the Senator is himself a Cubinet aspirant, but it is believed by those who stand close to the President-elect that there is practically no likelihood of Mr. P’-octor becoming a member of Mr. McKinley's otficial household. In conversation with an Associated Press representative to-day, Mr. McKin ley expressed himself as having greatly enjoyed his visit to Cleveland and that ho had h*«-n greatly benefited by a much needed rest. The appearance of the President-elect would certainly hear this statement out. as he presents a perfect picture of robust health. Major McKinley was called upon this morning by a committee of three, appointed last night at a meeting of the big Cleveland Colored Republican Club, nnd was urged to make reference to and to condemn the lynching of col ored people. The President-elect promised to accede to their wishes. CENTRAL OHIO. A Petition Piled in tho U. S. Court Asking the B. & 0. Receivers for ?n Accounting to Central Ohio Stockholders. BALTIMORE, Md.. January 9.—Willard K. Chase, of Sclplo, Cayuga county. New York, filed a petition to-day In the United States court in which he asks for an ac counting by John lv. I'owcn and Oscar Murray, receivers of the B. & O. Rail road Co., to tho storf^plders of the Cen tral Ohio Railway*?/ Tor 35 per cent, on the gross earnings of tho latter road. Judge Morris signed an order directing tho receivers to answer the petition that under an agreement made in lxH* and amended and ratified In 1S69 tho B. & <>. Railroad Co., leased of the Central Ohio Co., for twenty years with the privilege of renewal for twenty years. The lease has been renewed by tactic consent. The B. & O. agreed to pay to the Cen tral Ohio Railway Co. 35 per cent, of the gross earnings of the latter road, provid ed that if this percentage should fall be low SUirt.iNH) for a year the deficiency should l>e made good by the B. & O. The money was to be paid quarterly. The Columbus and Cincinnati Midland in 1S90 came under the control of the Cen tral Ohio and thus became a portion of the B. & O. system on an agreement be tween the Midland and the Central Ohio, that the latter should pay principal and Interest ot» certain securities amounting to more than $2,250,000. Tho petition al leges that 35 per cent, of the earnings of the Central Ohio and of the Midland Railways have been more than sufficient since January. 1X96, to pay the Central Ohio the sum stipulated for In the lease, hut that these earnings are held back by the receivers of the B. & O. Mr. Chase for that reason asks for an accounting by the receivers for the funds derived from the Central Ohio and payment to the road. i —t-o THE 1»AY IN THE HUUSK. The Pacific Railroad Refunding Bill Be. baled i'nder the Five Minute Rule Washington, D, C., January 9.—The debate in the House of Representa tives on the Pacific railroad funding hill came to a close at 5 o’clock this afternoon, and the final vote on the bill and all amendments and substi tutes will tie taken Monday fioou on ihe assembling of the ..House. The de bate to-day was of that fragmentary character incident to a five-minute de bate, and was not productive of any features new or strong.' Rut one vote was taken, and that on an amendment of comparatively minor importance, by Mr. Parkers, of New Jersey, enlarging the description of the assets covered by tlie government lien and requiring the assent of the Secretary of the Treas ury to any sales made by the roads under the terms of l lie bill. Mr. Pow ers resisted tlie amendment, but it passed by a decisive majority. Dur ing the day Mr. North way, of Ohio, offered an amendment to the Harrison substitute, providing for a national commission to effect a settlement, which on being approved by the Presi dent. shall become operative. After a brisk controversy, early in the day, tlie order made last night for the arrest by tlie sergeant-at-arms of all mem bers absent from tlie session last night, pension night, was vacated to the satis faction of over two hundred members to whom the order of arrest applied. BUTLER ARMOR. Thft Navy Department Determined to Improve the Materials to he Used in Future Battleship Construction. * Washington, January 9.—The navy department is carrying out the plans projected by Secretary Herbert for the prevention of further defects in steel supplied for the construction of the battleships. Having ascertained, through an investigation made by a special board, the causes and extent of the defects in the plate already sup plied. the next step has been taken by the reorganization of the steel board. This has been done upon the lines suggested by the chief construc tor. Mr. 11 i< hborn, to make rhe ma jority of the board experts. Captain Day, the present head of the hoard, will be succeeded in tl^it place by Commander Coffin and LTeut. Everett has been succeeded by Constructor Dashiel. Chief Engineer Freeman will be retained, the board tints consisting of one line officer and two staff officers, the latter mechanical experts. This reconstructed board Is about to un dertake a revision of the specifications under which ship steel is made, guided by the experience acquired by the spe cial board. --«V IIAN.SI ROI DH CHOSEN'. Bismarck. X. D.. January 9.—In the Republican caucus to-night, Senator Hansbrough was chosen as the Re publican nominee for Senator to suc ceed himself, thus assuring his re election when the vote is taken on the 19th Instant. IS lip SI. Depositors in the Failed Dreyer Bank. Will Get Little, And Maybe Nothing of the Money They Intrusted to the Institution Mortgages and Other Property Scheduled as Assetts, Proves tc Have Been Disposed Of—A Sen sational Disclosure — Nearly a Million and a Half Libilities, and §9,000 Cash in Hand. Chicago, January 9.—Sensational charges concerning the business of E. S. Dreyer & Co., the bankers, whose assignment was forced through the col lapse of the National Bank of Illinois were made in Judge Freeman's court to-day in an intervening petitlot brought in behalf of Mrs. Maria Lelcht. It is charged that property mortgaged as security for a note for C:5.000, upon which’ Mrs. Leicht was regularly paid interest, has been disposed of without her knowledge, and tl at the schedule of liabilities as prepared by the re ceiver will be greatly increased II otht'r charges of a similar nature soon to be made the subjects of petitior are substantiated as similar m gages, scheduled as assets, will re become liabilities. The Economist says to-day refer to the Dreyer failure: "The depot I in the bank will get little or not i The statement which has been pared shows that the bank wat ! empty shell, with some $1,100,0 • liabilities when the bank dosed only $9,000 cash on hand." WHITE LEAD CO. PAILS. CINCINNATI, O.. January Walker White l.ead Company with tory on Build street, confessed Ju for about $10,000 and was taken ehi by a deputy sheriff. The paid up < of the company is $50,000. No sta of its liabilities bus l>een made, cent sudden death of Martin W vice president and financial brought about a pressure of cl receiver will In* appointed. BANKER Cl’TS HIS Tl. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Januan Brent, individual bookkeeper . button, Ky, German National mltted suicide durhiK the nl; tlnR his throat with Ids rn. His accounts with tho batiK . No cause assigned. THE SHORES IN '•‘R MILWAUKEE. Wls Shores nnd E. A. Shoi personal assignment t nor Upham. \<*ho gav They are stocklWders lug Company, Slrores Co ami Shores Building union. A t \ cation also has been made for a rc<_\ I for the Shores Lumber Company. / BANK GOES OUT OF BUSINESS. Herrington, Kan.. Januirj 9 The Merchants State Bank of Herrington has gone out of business, paying de positors in full and transferring their business to the Herrington State Bank. The only reason made is lack of busi ness. No figures are given. STATIONERS IN TROUBLE. Syracuse, N. Y., January T The book and stationery firm of Thomas W Durstoif & Son, was closed to-day or judgments issued to local banks 'ggr*' gating JL’U.OOO, and one to a brother for $4,700. The senior member of the firm lias lit', n in business for thii the firm was the leading one of the < ’> in its line. The assets and liabiliti h are not known. ---— HUSBAND SCOLDED. Mrs. Hod Rupee Attempted Suicide at Huntington Because Her Hus band Upbraided Her for Losing a Thousand Dollars. Special to tin* Register. Huntington, W, Va., January 9.—'I ht wife of !ltxl Rupee, a wealthy timber dealer of Glenwood, this county, at* tempted suicide at the Florentine hotel here last night. The woman drew $1,000 from a Gal 11 po 11s, Ohio, hank yesterday which sli > had on deposit, and left that city for home on the steamer Vesper. Two confidence men knew the woman had (ht* money and snatched it from her as the boat was landing at Apple Grove and made their r>< ape. yl he woman reported the theft to h« - hand and he scolded her. She *e hero and stopped at the Florei * hotel. During last night. W. F. I ler. of Allegheny (Jity. representing ... Pittsburg wholesale house, heard moans in her room and rushed in. The woman had taken strychnin** and had also cut her neck in severs 1 a dull case knife. The woman is yet in a serious condition, but may re cover. She had $300 in money and some government bonds o* her per son. BAD FREIGHT WRECK. HpppJil to the Register. Parkersburg, W. Va.. January ft.—A bad head-end collision occurred at 4 :•''*») o’clock near Toreh station, on the B. 6 O, H. W., about eight miles west of dere. Two freight train' canto to gether. demolishing both engines and wrecking six or eight cars on each train. The crews escaped by jumping. the WeHtticr Washington, D. C.. January 9.—bor West Virginia and Western Pennsyl vania—Fair till Monday ui«h«. pre ceded by light rain on the lakes; west erly winds. ■'or Ohio—Fair till Monday night; westerly winds. Mr. C. Srhnepf. the Opera House druggist, made the following observa tions of the weather yesterday: 7 a. m 35; 9 a. m . 3:7 12 m.. 42; 3 p. m„ 44; 7 p. m., 47. Weather, fair.