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be delivered (Sun- $ 0 tober ist tin pifc&'of'J + the REGISTER will^ ‘rs» ^ the city, for f l be T*.0 c#nts> Jhe^ "fl *, We!k/ 5 * SuSday edition will be-jJ! Su'lJay Flf' $ * Five Cm*,. % :i Cents a week. ^ € # 1*%%%^*%%%^ u*w*wvo-»^ - —-^ VOL. :;.~ ~ W.I.-1 A LING REGISTER- SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 1897.___NO. mo. .Ill Results of a Fire in an Or phan> II me . Dallas, Texas — Besides the ad. There were Nine Other L\ idren Severely Injured in the as—Three Mure of Them Not ;x ected to Recover—The Fire L 1:1 Friday Niirht, and Not Till n Y« sterday was it Possible ■lake a Search lorthe Charred s — Five were Known to a F-*r shed, but No One Con . r d Such a Loss of Lil® as , .s Discovered Later. x.is. Jantiary 16,—Fifteen ml boys are dead as a result • s fire at the Buckner Or • > and nine others are seri rned and crushed, nf the injured, it is thought, r*t ver. • illness of the holocaust was not ! and fully realized until to rn fire, which commenced ti o’clock Friday night and t d the boys’ dormitory was 1. did not cool enough for : >r bodies in the ashes until his morning. At that time it ..uviht that only five children ., n burned to death. When the >iad cooled enough to admit of a scores of sympathizing friends ; : • Dhbors began the task of find bodies of the fi’.e whom it was search had hardly been institu ,vl . n the terrible truth that there * more than five bodies in the . app>', 1 he search continued •il dawn, when fifteen bodies had The »»••»<! »r«*: )S('AR JACKSON, aged 13. TIME BRITTON, aged 13. euon n * ■ Milton BRITTON (twins), aged 10. CARLOS JONES, aged 3. WILLIE RICHARDS, aged 3. TROVER CLEVELAND YARBOR Ol’C.H. aged 13. PRESTON CRIMES, aged 13. ,W11 ! JAM MILLER, aged 7. El :> 5 in. \CK, aged S. I’IRCIL NELSON, agi 4 10. RII JALD MARSH, aged 1<L ■ S! \K l H . A it: >. aged 3. SAY KING, aged 9. ’ VS O HANNON, aged 6, died at Tfi«* Sfrlotnl.r InjoreU: i'N BRACE, ae d 3. fatally burned •wo-thirds of his body. ' .E RiXlDLE. aged t>. badly burned \Itl.ES BOYD FRIEND, aged 10, and probably fatally burn .:• i. face, hands and arms, and nvii on the head from jumping e second story. \ K:) ZCKMWALDT. aged 12. ser ' burned on head, face and neck. BRITTON, aged 17. hands ! and ankle sprained from a from a second story. It BLOC KINGTON YARBOR II aged 8. both hands burned. ' \ E WARE, aged It. seriously in to! expected to live. >t’OTT. aged 10. burned on both HENDERSON, aged 10. about face, hands and arms, the fire was first discovered spread through the dormi JUU children rushed hither in the wildest of fright and I- n confusion. The halls. .:n! stairway landings were ' tii hot scorching smoke. iditu; had stood for a number > ad was as dry as kindling and with fearful rapidity. The ■ a.' Mowing from the southeast, love tin fire into the building tiriihw»st. It was eating into principal stairways almost as ii was discovered, and the little u the second floor of the west re cut off from any avenue of xcept the windows. There ’lc boys between the ages of 6 isltcp iu these dormitories, t :hem being upstairs, but they larger ones, the six-year-old • been quartered on the lower it a view to such an emergency. ' th this precaution some of the ' .hi s were burned to death. being awakened by the alarm • c in s ub a demoralized state ■ * that they did not hnw to make their way out. "t: i in '• presence of mind fol •* ? rg. r . • .« who raised the win si'-; 1 through them. A few ■ • t:ii:; I enough to save some tiling. but most of them es : ir t ight garments. The ■ ones did not stop V w.«re out of the buirnln* ed tn their wild terror a. ' s horror wer» pursuing I mad .M.1 ! . i. s In every dl- i w« t to n. ighbors' houses I mile away, and others | c along the lines in t iii.;>i - crying as If ' would break, aimlessly #,*lv. Til*- people of found the tti« fellows 1 it 'hett. r liv th* ir cries, ck to the home. 1 . bo i- were ac .*nd motherly hands dried -ws ar.d washed them. Some of 'ere supplied with warm clothing, tiding and contents Is light. * w ith no insurance. The home be rebuilt. TWO FAMOUS CRACKSMEN tffHtfd by New York Detectives on Sus picion of Contemplating a Rig Job. NEW YORK. January 16.—Two world famed safe blowers are in custody of the detective bureau on suspicion that they were contemplating a raid on £■ mo wall stored safe in this or a neighboring city. The prisoners are “Fairy-' McGuire and Paddy Cody, both of whom have served » long terms in various prisons for expert safe robberies. MeGuire is said to be one of the most daring and export sate breakers in the world. Cody is equally a5 notorious and the in vent. r of the "pocket edition-’ safe-break | ing device. -o — GOING IO .ItKlsALtM. One Hundred Roman Catholic Pilgrims to Visit the Holy I and NEW YORK. January 16.—One hundred Roman Catholic pilgrims sailed to-day on 1 the s-earns hip Werra to visit Palestine and , the Holy l~ind. The party will be landed at Gibraltar. From that place they will go to Piza. Leghorn. Naples and other j pi.ua s on the way to Alexandria. The pilgrims will be accorded a special . audience with the Pope and will stay a ; week in the Eternal City. They will prob ably Ik presented to the Pope by Cardinal | i SatolU. As a votive offering to be deposited in j | the • pulchre in Jerusalem the pilgrims j take with them a U. S. flag made of silk. I and bearing the date "1KJ7” embroidered | on it. -o PENSION MILL PASSED Granting a Month to the Widow of | Major i omtr—Capt. Dovener't Bill. ' Special to the Register. WASHINGTON. D. C., January 16 — | Capt Dovener, who returned here yester* 1 day from Charleston, got through the I House his bill granting a pension of i£> a month to Mrs. Surah E. Comly. widow of Major Comly. of the regular army.. Mrs. Comly now resides at Clarksburg with her relative. Colonel Henry Haymond. Major Con Ith was fatally im pair* 1 through long service at the Indian Head proving ground near Washington, where the tests of cannon, armor plate and projectiles an* made. The pension will, having already passed the Senate, now go to the President. OVER A MILLION Dollars Worth of Secu ities Safely Locked Up in an Eccentric Old Man’s Deposit Box. NEW YORK. January 16.—The safe dc .'■sit boxes containing the securities of the ; lute Richard Tighe have been opened. They disclosed stocks and cash aggregat l g $l,.VS,2ir».lS. Tighe was known a* an fnvi trie old man. who owned the only I private house left on Onion Square. This i house, the value of which is *1:50.000. brings the old man's reputed wealth up to nearly J1.7hm.i4X). Most of the securities are gilt- j « i-a-d. which may raise the estate to even a higher figure. Tighe's will, leaving his fortune to his wife's relatives, is contested j bv several Irish relatives of the testator. STATE SUPREME COURT. ■_ Special to the Register. I CHARLESTON. \Y. Va.. January 16.—I Th» Supreme Court met this morning, all ; the judges being present except Judge > Dent, who is still detained at home on account of the sickness of his wife. The ' follow tng case* w» re disposed of: McDonald vs. Kittriek. from Putnam county: submitted. Saunders vs. Staunton, mayor, etc., from Kanawha county: continued. aaa vs. Kanawha A Michigan Rail-1 i road Co., from Kanawha county; submit- i I ted. Ohio River Railroad Co. vs. Clark, from ; Mason county, and Clay and wife vs. the j City of St. Albans, from Kanawha county, partly heard. Adjourned until Monday morning at 10 ' oU'clock. -o DISSOLVE PARTNERSHIP. Special to the Register. Wellsburg. W. Va.. January 16.— The dissolution of partnership between Frank Menman and Chas. Meyer, sa loon ists. was a great surprise to their I friends. Messrs. John Lewis, of Wells I t>urg. and llenj. Mcttenberg, of Steu benville. represent Mr. Menman in ! the settlement. Mr. Myer has not mads known his representatives, if they have j been chosen. Martin Hradv has been ' appointed by Mr. I.»'wis to run the . bar until a settlement is made. It is j not known which of the firm will with draw. -o-— JEFFERSON COUNTY INDICT MENTS. Special to the Register. Steubenville. O.. January If.—The Jefferson county grand jury made Its presentment this evening after six days' session. There were 35 Indict ments. among them: John Kellogg, for murder in the second degree; Michael Coffield. shooting to kill: Pan Eppsand Minnie Holllngshead. rutting to kill. Fight voting men who were concerned Q ravishing Minnie Snyder, were in dVrcd. There were a number of in dictments for liquor and gamblng law violations._ IDAHO SENATORIAL BALLOT. Boise. Idaho. January If.—'The bal lot for Senator to-day resulted: Pu Rois 25. Angel (Pop) 24. Nelson iDem.) 16: others scattering. The Populists all voted for Angel, while the Democrats centered on Nelson. --o—— PUMPER BADLY SCALDED. St .. i.il to the Register. SISTKKSY1LLK. W. Vn.. January !«. Kd. Fitzgerald, a pumper, whose home is In upp-r Pennsylvania, was fatally scald ed lare this evening by a plug blowing out of t! • boiler where he was working. ---O COURSE OF LECTURES. Father Paquln has been requested to •select the afternoon Instead of the morn j„K for hi* Sunday lectures to no-Catho Ucn. Accordingly, he 'will give his second sermon this afternoon at S o’clock, in his Eim Grove church, and will continue on •he following Sundays at the same hour In the afternoon. The Committee on Privileges and Elections Convenes Monday, And will be Ready to Report Favor ably Upon Gotzendanner s Con test the Next Day—Some Repub licans will Oppose Getzsndanner, but there will be Enough Votes to Seat Him—Shr.ft^r will Put Up a Strong Case, but it is Hopeless, for the Bosses Hava It All Fixed. Hanen Ready to Name His Com mittees—Garvin will Head the Judiciary Committee — Senator Whitaker Announces His Ap pointments. Special to the Register. CHARLESTON. W. Va.. January 1C.— Tho committee on privileges and elections will meet Monday morning and immedi ately tuke up the contest case of Getzen danner vs. Shatter. They have permission to sit during the sessions of the Senate, and they will re main in session until they have come to a conclusion. They expect to make their report ou Tuesday, and will of ourse recommend the seating of Getzendanner in compli ance with the instructions of the party managers. When the report is made, the Senate will not lose much time in adopting it. The case h < been decided before it is heard, and t e decision will stand. N\ K. Whitaker. President of the Senate. Messrs- Price ;>nd Flournoy, of this city, will probably argue the case oefore the committee, and Senator Catlett will prob ably be the principal speaker on the Dem ocratic side in the Senate. Mr. Shaffer will also make a speech in his own behalf. Senator McNeill will present the case for the Republicans, and it is understood that he expects to make his reputation as a speaker in tills contest. Several Republican Senators will oppose the seating of Getzendanner. Messrs. Gramm and Young have announced their intention of voting against it. and it is believed that Messrs. Farr, Hoge and Cook will also oppose it. They say it would be bad politics to deprive Senator Shaffer of his seat, even though it may be deemed a party neces sity. Although there will he several Republi can votes recorded against Getzendanner, there will be enough to seat him. Senator Shaffer says personally he does not care what the Republicans may do. but he feels it to be his duty to make the best tight for the party that can be made. It is said here to-uight that the unseat ing of Shaffer will result in his nomina tion for Congress by the Democrats in 1893. Speaker Hanen has been hard at work to-day making up his committees, and they will be ready to announce at Mon day’s session. Among those who have been selected as chairmen of important committees are: Mr. Garvin, of Ohio, for the judiciary committee. I j ! ». It. 11.mm. Speaker of the House. Mr. Glover, of Treston, for the finance committee. Mr. Hunt, of Kanawha, for the com mittee on education. Mr. Toler, of Kanawha, for the com niittee on mines and mining. The speaker will also announce the ap pointment of committee clerks and pages at Monday’s session. Routine Proceedings. Special to the Registtr. Charleston. W. Ya.. January 16.— j The Senate convened at 10 a. in. Sen- , ator Cook offered prayer. After read- j jng of the journal the appointment of j the following committee clerks was an nounced: Edgar Stewart, of Mononga- ; lia; Arthur Phillips, of Fayette: S. B. ; Brown, of Logan: W. C. Warden, of i Cabell; W. H Young, of Upshur; Mar- j tin L. Jones, of Wyoming; E. B. Babb, | of Mineral, designating Mr. Warden as engrossing clerk and Mr. Babb as printing clerk. The chief clerk announced the ap pointment of his assistants, as follows: E. M. Showalter, of Marion: A. R. Campbell, of Ohio; Frank M. Thomas, of Preston; A .W. Bell, of Clay; Louis E. Schrader, of Ohio, the latter as stenographer. The appointment of the following pages was announced: Roseoe T. Loekney, of Calhoun; Chandler Camp bell. of Ohio: Chas. E. Coleman, of Kanawha; Lawrence McClue. of Wayne; Jos. Leroy, of Cabell; Guy S. Dedds. of Kanawha: Arthur Wotring, of Preston.designating Chandler Camp bell as mail and banking page. The following standing committees were then announced: On Privileges and Elections—Messrs. McNeill, Farr, Matthews, Hughes (of Cabell) and Hyde. On the Judiciary—Messrs. Young, Patton, Fast, Loekney, Cole, McNeill, Pierson and Hyde. On Finance—Messrs. Hughes (of Cabell). Cook. Hoge, Marshall, Gramm, Baker and Catlett. On Education-Messrs. Reed, Mar • shall, Young. Fast, Hensley, Hughes j (of Jackson), and Baker. On Counties and Municipal Corpora ] tions—Messrs. Hoge, Hensley, Garrett, | Davies. Pierson. Dotson and Catlett. On Roads and Navigation—Messrs, j Hensley, Patton, White, Davies, Reed, i Shaffer and Baker. On Banks and Corporations—Messrs. I Fast. Marshall, Hoge, Cole, Hughes (of ! Jackson). Baker and Hyde. On Public Buildings and Humane In ! stitutions—Messrs. Cook, Hensley, Farr, Gramm. Fast. Hyde and Baker. On the Penitentiary—Messrs. Mat thews. Hensley. White, Cole, Loekney, Catlett and Shaffer. On Railroads—Messrs. Young. Farr, Gramm. Matthews. Hughes (of Cabell), Hyde and Dotson. On the Militia—Messrs. Gramm. Pat ton, Cole, McNeill, Garrett. Catlett and Shaffer. On Federal Relations—Messrs. Gar rett. Hoge, Davies. Reed, Cook, Dotson and Hyde. On Immigration and Agriculture— Messrs. Loekney, Garrett. White. Pier son, McNeill, Baker and Catlett. On Mines and Mining—Messrs. Da vies. Patton. Hensley. White, Mat thews, Dotson and Shaffer. On Labor—Messrs. Patton, Davies, Young, Hughes (of Cabell), Marshall, Baker and Dotson. On Claims and Grievances—Messrs. ■ Gramm. Cook, Fast, Pierson, Hdye and Shaffer. On Forfeited and Delinquent Lands— Messrs. Cole. Patton. Farr, Cook, Gar rett. Shaffer and Catlett. On Public Printing—Messrs. Mar shall, Hughes (of Cabell). Reed. Mc Neill. llogc, Hyde and Baker. On Rules—Mr. President and Messrs. Reed. Farr, Young and Baker. On Fublic Library—Messrs. Cook, ' TTensley, Gif-mm, Whitt1., Pfcrsoti, Cat lett and Dotson. To Examine Clerk's Office—Messrs. Pierson. Gramm and Dotson. Joint Committee to Examine Enrolled ; Bills oil Part of the Senate—Messrs. i Hughes (of Jackson) and Baker. The following hills were introduced: i By Mr. Patton—Senate bill No. 1. to au thorize an action of trespass on case in. iss limps it for the breach of any contract: 1 Senate bill No. 3. relating to forfeited j i and delinquent lands; Senate bill No. 4, ' authorizing the board of education of St. j Albans to issue bonds to erect buildings; j i Senate bill No. 5, in relation to actions i before justices of the peace: Senate bill No. 6. relating to mechanics’ liens; Senate l bill No. 7. authorizing the county court of ; Kanawha to issue bonds for the purpose i of building or purchasing a bridge across the Kanawha river near Charleston: Sen j ate bill No. 8. concerning the supreme j court of appeals: Senate bill No. 9, pro ; viding for an asylum for Incurables. By Mr. Catlett—Senate bill No. 10, con cerning the killing of certain game: Sen- I ate bill No. 11. for the most effectually j suppressing bribery at elections: Senate | bill Xo. 12, to protect clients and creditors; 1 S. nate bill No. 13. to create ttio olllce of dairy and food commissioner, protecting the farmers and citizens of West Yir ginia: Senate bill No. 14. relating to the compensation and mileage of county com missioners; Senate bill No. 15. to protect the riding and driving public from tlie | recklessness of bicycle riders: Senate bill No. hi, for the relief of keepers of summer resorts: Senate bill No. 17. providing that road commissioners and road surveyors be elected by the people: Senate hill No. IS. 1 to tux bicycles and tricycles: Senate Gill No. 19, to establish a hog law in Morgan county. By Mr. Hensley—Senate hill No. 20. re lating to the ventilating and draining of coal mines: Senate bill No. 21, relating to education. By Mr. Hoge—Senate hill No. 22, to In- | corporate into one municipal corporation | the tow ns of Fairmont. Palatine and West Fairmont. By Mr. McNeill—Senate hill No. 23. to es tablish a criminal court at Hinton. By Mr. Cook—Senate hill No. 24. to en force work on roads: Senate Gill No. 25, j concerning examinations by the State Board of Health. By Mr. Whitaker, president CMr. Farr In the chair)—Senate hill Xo. 26. relating to , the taking of land, without the owner’s consent, for the purpose of public utility. By Mr. Fast—Senate hill No. 27, relating to proceedings in chancery. By Mr. Young—Senate hill No. 28. relat ing to the unlawful sale of intoxicating liquors: Senate bill No. L:t, concerning the ! exemption of Jurors. By Mr. Catlett—Senate bill No. 20, grant- j ing to the ei indl of the town of Bath, in Morgan county, certain lots of land for special purposes. The following resolutions were then of fered : By Mr. Farr, giving permission to the committee on privileges and elections to sit during the sessions of the Senate. Adopted. Bv Mr. Dotson, giving the use of the j Serat. chamber to the legislative reeep- j tlon and ball executive committee for the j night of January 27. for a reception am! hall to he tendered to the members of the Legislature by the citizens of Charles ton. By Mr. Young, that the Secretary of , State be requested to furnish each rrem 1,- i f the Senate with a copy of the Code of 1'91 and a copy of the Senate journal of the session of the Senate of IStt. for use during the present session of the Sen ate. By Mr. Catlett, that the committee on Judiciary be requested to inquire Into the expediency of passing a bill exempting Continued •* iblght'a 1 » Are Working Awful Ravages Upon the Population of India. For Months Yet, Fully Forty Mil lion People will be Dependent Upon Charity—Thousands Are Dying of Hunger, and Millions Are on the Verge of Starvation. The Awful Bubonic Plague is Fol lowing Up the Ruin Wrought by the Famine, and Mary Are Dying While Thousands Have Fled from the Cities—A Movement Under Way in England for Relief. (Copyrighted, 1897, Associated Press.) Bombay, January 16.—Plague and famine are stalking arm in arm through densely populated portions of the Brit ish empire, thousands are dead or dy ing, and the outlook becomes blacker and more terrible every day. Millions of helpless men. women and children are starving, and the famine stricken districts, having a population of nearly 40,000,000 people, will have to depend upon the hand of charity for food enough to keep body and soul to gether until April or later. Other d.s tricts, with a population numbering 50,000,000. are already feeling the pangs of bitter*privation from food, and this must he endured well on into spring before permanent relief will be afford ed by nature. Funds for the relief of the sufferers are being raised on all sides; but a very large amount of mon ey will be needed to provide food even for those unfortunate people who live on almost nothing (in comparison with Europeans and others) from one end of the year to the other '1 his calaniit>, awful as it is in its intensity, is pos sibly not much greater than the rav ages of the dreadful bubonic plague here, threatening to spread through the fright of the natives of this city into other parts of India, and if it reaches the greatly weakened famine sufferers, the mortality may be enormous. I he liovo iu.cn reduced by lack of food to little more than living skele tons, in the most heavily stricken dis tricts and as such they cannot but fall victims bv the thousand to the bl<u k plague which threatens to invade Eu rope through the Mecca pilgrims and other sources for the spread of conta gion which are too numerous to men tion, principal of which, however, is the export of rags, linen and other mer chandise likely to contain the poison ous germs. , , , The mortality here has quadrupled, without counting the deaths which have occurred among the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled in terror from Bombay, in many cases abandoning their all in the hurried flight from the pestilence. More than half the population has disappeared and those who remain are either help less and cannot get away or are crowd ing out of the city by rail, water and road, or else contemplate so doing un less there is a change for the better shortly. The government officials are serious ly alarmed, the native physicians bare nearly all left the city, business is par alyzed. the mills are closed or closing, the streets are partly desterted, and on all sides are empty houses, boarded up or wide open, the passage of funeral parties through the streets goes on day and night, the burning grounds or ghats light the skies with their reflec tions and line after line of bodies there are at the parsee burial spots awaiting consignment to the flames or to mother earth. The number of deaths from the plague in this city is now estimated, unofficially, to he over 3.000. and there are about 170 additional victims daily, with this number increasing as time wears on. The Europeans, however, have been singularly free from contagion up to the present time, only- three deaths among them being recorded to date. At Karachi. Poona and Bandra. where large numbers of refugees have sought safety, the plague has broken out in most threatening form. At Ban dra. for instance. 128 deaths are rec orded, out of 180 cases of the plague, causing consternation even among the phvsicians. , » In this city there are thousands of houses without native servants, nearly all the latter having joined the fleeing The government officials are dread ing the spread of the. plague to the British troops In garrison here, and it is proposed to withdraw the European troops and send them into the 1! available on the other su.e of Bombay hThere" arc people who go so far as to «tronglv recommend that the only radical cure is to drive the remaining natives from j the quarter of the city Inhabited by them ; apply the torch to their habitations and i.urn every place there to the ground. If i this is done, and it dors not seem unlikely. | the whole of the remaining native popu lation will be driven out by the irooi*; to an immense camp, which will have been previously prepared for th*m. There the natives will be compelled to remain, sur rounded by a cordon of troops until the plague is stamped out or works its worst among the unfortunates. LONDON. January 16.-For some time past everything has pointed to the fact , that India is face to face with the most appalling calamity since the British oc cupation. The spread of the bubonic plague came almost with dramatic sud denness on the heels of the famine and created throughout Europe a feeling of the greatest alarm, t’p to the present, the two visitations have been confined to separate areas, but it is extremely prob able that the plague will ere long reach the famine districts, owing to the impossi bility of preventing the migration of the panic stricken natives, and should th!^- .urn out to be the case, competent authorise look forward to terrible mortality, as the plague g«-rms will find fruitful soil In the emaciated natives. The sympathy of Great llritain is now thoroughly aroused, and relief funds have been started in all the chief towns. The Mansion House fund is approaching 9t‘."00 pound? fSEO.OOO) and It is hoped that the total of the fund reach 700,000 pounds ($3,500,000>, which was the amount subscribed for the relief of the sufferers of the last famine. The newspapers, however, urge that some more drastic measure be adopted, and one of the weekly paper* suggests that Parliament vote a big grant or lend * India £10.000.000. A representative of the | Associated Press called on the Lord May j or after the meeting at the Mansion House j to-day. At that meeting a resolution, I moved by the Duke of Connaught, recog nizing it to be a public duty to assist in the work of extending the relief measures, and a motion of Henry Hobhouse, M. P.. which invited the county officials and clergy to co-operate In the relief work, were adopted. The Lord Mayor said he was hopeful that Americans would co operate. and he wrote the following state ment, which he asked the Associated Press to publish In the United States: "The Lord Mayor of London will re ceive with profound gratitude any dona tions from the people of America for the India famine relief funds. He Invites the junior branch of the United Family to ' emphasize their noble feeling towards 1 the mother country which the mother ; country cherished for them, j [Signed.] "GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS. "Lord Mayor.” Front tlie European point of view, how ever. the plagu eis a matter of graver con c rn than ttie famine. All ttie continental governments are adopting precautionary measures at the posts and the import from India of rags, linen and other ortl ' clos capable of conveying germs is pro 1 hlbited. and it is announced that a Euro ‘ p. an conference will be held at Rome to 1 consider the adoption of combined meas I ures to prevent the plague from invad , Ing Europe. NEW YORK. January lfi.-The Rrook \ lyn health department, fearing that the bubonic plague, now raging in India, may be carried to this country by steam ships, has made preparations to have all vessels arriving from India subjected to thorough disinfection and quarantine. IN A MOB'S HANDS. in* kith* town m njruni *■«-**• i*.-t. off From All Communication—Telegraph Office Forcibly Closed -Three Reported Killed. BULLETIN:— ATLANTA, Ga., January 17.—2 n. m.— A dispatch from Americup, Ga., says: The little town of Byron has been In the hands of an armed mob all night. I hree men wore reported killed. A posse of men have left for Byron to reopen the tele graph office. The cause of the trouble is unknown. MACON. Ga.. January 17.—No one can learn what is the cause of all the trouble at Byron. A mob visited the telegraph office there and ousted the female opera tor, and no news can be obtained by tele graph. Byron Is a small town of SflO inhabitants, on the Southwestern railroad. It Is re j ported the whole populace is engaged in a riot. MAY IheT Richard Yoler Hit With a Brick by i Michael Needham, at Steubenville, Last Night. Special to the Register. STEUBENVILLE. O.. January 17. About midnight Richard Yoder was at tacked by Michael Needham and struck with a brick on the head, making a large hole. Needham was arrested and Yoder will die. The trouble began between the men because Yoder had assisted to urrest Needham’s son for alleged assault on a girl. The light occurred at Bustard's shaft. -o THIS U.AV rtOKKKKS. Another Cnlon Organised at Toronto, Ohio, and Oilier* to Come. Special to the Register. Toronto, O., January 16.—A local union of United Clay Workers of America was formed hero to-day. James Manion is President, Joseph Steels Secretary. Edward Bloomer Treasurer. The National Union was formed here a few days ago anti this is the first local union organized. Ar rangements are being made to form a union at Empire, this county. The strike was formally declared off at. the Western works to-day, as the inen received all they asked for. SUICIDE. A Well-1 o-Do Timberman Shoots Him self Through the Head With a Winchester. Special to the R( gistcr. HUNTINGTON, IV. Va., January 10.— Floyd Butcher, a Guyan river Umbi rinan, worth upwards of $'.0,000, was found dead at the home of his sister, near Chapmans ville, Logan county, yesterday. Butcher was in a chair, in a reclining position, when found, and a Winchester rifle leaned against his breast. The bullet had entered just under the chin, coming out at the top of the head. Friends of Rutcher think it suicide. No cause Is assigned for the deed. -o A HUNTINGTON ASSIGNMENT. Special to the Register. HUNTINGTON, W. Va.. January 10 — H. D. Bright, proprietor of the West Vir ginia l>rug Gompany, and who also own ed a grocery store, made a. general as signment to-day. Liabilities and assets art aiwiit $10,000. §-— o ■ CLARKSBURG JAIL BREAK. Special to the Register. CLARKSBURG, \V. Va.. January 10 — David Abel and Had Preston. charged with felony, escaped from the Juil In this city lust night by cutting through a wall. The Weather Washington. January 1C.—For West Virginia: Increasing cloudiness with rain; south winds. For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio: Generally cloudy wit brains, with brisk t ohigb southwest winds. Mr. C. Schnepf. the Opera House druggist, made the following observa tions of the weather yesterday: 7 a. m., 40; 9 a. m.. 41: 12 m.. 45; 3 p. m., 47; 7 p. m., 46. Weather, cloudy. ; j Governor Bushnell and Chairman Hanna Both Want the Place, Bushnell, in an Interview in New York, Gives No Intimation as to His Intentions-A Member of His Staff Thinks he will Call an Extra Session of the Legislature and Go in on Even Terms With Hanna. Hanna Has Announced Himself a Candidate, but Refuses to Dis cuss It—Some Think Bushnell will Appoint Hanna — Sherman will Stay in the Senate Till March 4. New York, January 1C.—Governor Bushnell, of Ohio, who is in the city to-day, was asked by a Mall and Ex press reporter regarding the succession to the seat in the United States Sen ate now held by Mr. Sherman. "I have really not had time to de cide that question,” the Governor said, "Until this morning I had no positive assurance that the Senator would go into the cabinet, although I thought ho might accept the offer of the Pres ident-elect, and I am therefore unable to say what 1 shall do.” “The selection of Senator Sherman gives me, personally, the greatest grat ification,” added fhe Governor. "His selection will please everybody In Ohio, except those people who are never satisfied with anything. Wo don’t care about those persons. You know there are no longer any factions in Ohio, so there cannot be any strife.” Here the Governor smiled serenely. “You have been named as a possible successor to Senator Sherman,” the re porter suggested. "Yes, I have seen some reference to that, but if I name the successor as Governor, I could not name myself, and, if there is a special session of the Legislature, that body will, I suppose, do as it pleases.” I he Governor said he could not say as to how Mr. Hanna or any other man would be regarded by the legislature as a candidate for the Senate. “You know,” he added, “Senator Sherman’s term expires March 4, 1899, so that the man who is chosen now, will not have a long time to serve.” A prominent member of the Govern or's staff, who, for obvious reasons, did not desire his name to be used, said: “I think It Is practically certain that the Governor will not assume th«* respon sibility of selecting Senator Sherman's successor himself. There are many rea sons why he would prefer to call the leg islature together and let that body settle the encstion. The situation In Ohio, de spite nil of "’Ovb/i: really very delicate, and as the transfer^ of Sherman to the cabinet means a gen eral readjustment of things, /. good deal of caution is necessary In nuking the first move.” CLEVELAND, o.. January 16.-Mark Hanna will announce himself as a candi date for United States Senator. lie made this admission this afternoon to ex-Congrcssman Henry 1.. Morey, of Hamilton, who came to Cleveland re the accredited representative of Senator Jcs. B. Foraker. “I will announce my candidacy, ’ said the national chairman, "and I b-’Ilo/e I am capable of winning the flsrht alone. We believe that wo aro «-nt 11!• I tc tint place.” Col. Morey, who arrived *n the d'v earlv this morning, was closeted with Mr. Hanna for an hour. Mr. Morey was questioned afte.*w rd< by a reporter, and said: “l l.c!|ove tf.it Mr. Hanna will announce tums-lf candidate for United Stale- S nator n ! I believe that Governor Muslin II " •' !■ point him to that position. “Governor Bushnell will. T f»"I confi dent, dislike to do this very much, for f Is-lieve he would himself like to I - the successor of Senator Sherman, hut nev r theirss l believe ho will do it. “Tin re will be no deal, whatever m v he the outcome of Mr Hanna’s eamll <!;:< y. 1 -irn -lire that there ■ ’> and will not bo any deal with Foraker or Buslin d!. “Mr. Hanna’s candidacy will he o;<n and above board, and I believe he will win solely because Foraker will how to the very evident sentiment of the people of this State and the United Stnt. - “Mr. Morey, are you utfUluhd with eith er faction in this State?" "No. I am not. I am a good friend ol both Mr. Foraker and Mr I hi nr:.a When Mr. Hanna's attention v r- cnlled to tin* statement made by Mr. Morey, h* flatly refused to discuss th° matter. WASHINGTON. January 16. It f? un derstood among Senator Sherman’t friends In the Senate to b.- his Intentlor to remain In the Senate until he entei* the cabinet. -o SHOT THEM. Lewis Grimm, of Mason County, Seat ters Bullets Among a Gang of Fel lows Who Were Annoying linn. Two May Die. Special to the Register. POINT PI.EASAXT K V January 1*. —Last night at a party r 1 ,h" hu*J** of Orimm. near Hat Hock. this j county. Elmer Moor. «o Russel i boy*. i and John Greer. of .he gang who hnva been terrorizing the -oanty round about th.rn. went to the Hon*- uninvited kicked up a dlsturl • d irk Itobraa* up the party. Mr. Orimm remonstrated with them for -ome time hut they only grow more trouble ome md threatening, one of the Rure 11 1- • drew a rovolv. r and attempted to shoot Grimm, when he pulled his pistol and conimen.'d firing. hitting Russell I t ! ^ ' ir.g John Greer thre gh the h, k and El mer Moore though the arm and aide. The wounded m-n p- .11 In a critical eon d It ion. and two of «» ^m will likely die t Mr. Orimm came in this morning and - , gave himself up to the authorities. Blnkrt—Driuking again, .Jinks? \\ hy you took Hu* Pledge only yesterday. links- That* right, ole man. but my wife took it out o' my pocket last night •m said she would keep It. so I'm go'.n to let « What'll you’ll take?—New A York Commercial Advertiser.