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foretold In 1831 In exactly the thing that
happened In 1861. With the fulfillment'
of his prophecy comes In the public ca!
reer of Governor Plerpont. and nlong
vlth it, that pcrlpatutW- governorship of
lis from Wheeling to Richmond via Al?xsndrfci.
which h?s been such a puxzle
:o wtx many people.
Wbal HrMUlon Coat Vir|iuu.
Before the war the commonwealth of
Virginia comprised one hundred anil
iortv-ebrht counties, covering an area
C over. 60.000 square mile*. Her se- !
:esafc>u movement cost' her fifty-foor
it these counties and About 24,000
iquare miles of her territory, and rt- j
. Succd her from an Imperial posit ton politically.
to a body politic of'the third
slass. When the government of the
, ffbole state of VirginU wm re-organized
at Wheeling In Jane. IS61. several
:ountls? outside of West Virginia wero
represented. The?c counties continual
U? be the loyeT Virginia reeojmhsed by
Ihe government of the United State*
after West Virginia's admission a* a
teparate #iate, and Alexandria became
:helr seat of government Richmond
sting, like Gibraltar, "temporarily In
ihe possession of the English." alias
There was at no time a dual govern- I
went at Wheeling,as some person? seem
to suppose. :t took two years to Intubate
the new state successorahlp to
the Virginia government at Wheeling,
because every step had to b* regular
under the constitution and laws of tho
United States, pending which Incubation
Wheeling and the fifty-four counties
were as much part and parcel of
Virginia as at any time in their previous
existence. The new state was not
fbrmed and launched by the wove of
anybody's hand, but was evolved Inch
by Inch during those two years. Hence
up to the 20th day of June. 1S63. when
West Virginia became a mate under the
proclamation of the President, after the
regular form of proclaiming ciew states
as members of the Union, the seat of
government of the old state continued
to be at Wheeling, and Governor Pierpoint
was the executive of the fifty-four
counties of embryo West Virginia. Just
a* much as ne was or tne "eastern
shore" counties or of the Potomac river
counties or any other part of the Old
Dominion.
Had West Virginia failed at the very
last stage of her incubation to do auKht
that was necessary to complete her
cmbryotlc growth into stateship nhi*
would have remained a part of the old
state Just as much as If the first step
had never bsen contemplated. Hence
there was no statu but Virginia at
Wheeling uotil one minute after midnight
on Juno 20, 1863, at which moment
the proclamation admitting West
Virginia into the Union took effect, and
up to that moment Governor Plerpont
wielded all the gubernatorial authority
that could be rightfully exorcised within
the boundaries of tho fifty-four
counties.
Governor Boreman and all the other
officers of the new state, including the
lealalature. were not sworn in until the
forenoon of June 20, but. nevertheless,
at the previous midnight the glory of
?he old state hail forever departed as
the possessor of a vast domain thai extended
from the North Carolina line to
the northern peak of the Pan-Handle,
and Daniel Webster's prophecy was
thus vindicated as the most r.-markable
utterance In American history.
History ?f the Km to red Government .
But I have still failed to explain how,
In the first Instance, there came to b*
any Virginian government of any kind
at WheeMng. or elsewhere save at Rlohxnond.
seeing that Richmond was the
seat of authority and that John Letcher's
term as governor was not half expired
at the breaking out of the war.
Who commtfcsloned Governor Plerpont
ana nis leiiow wtcisw w wk a ???"
government at Wheeling to that of
Lotcher & Company, at Richmond? I
would be most happy, knowing what I
do of the popular confusion on this
point, If I could make the proper explanation
forever clear to everybody
who may by any chance read thin ox*
When the bill providing for the admission
of West Virginia was before
the committee on territories of the United
States senate. I happened to be before
that committee, along with other
friends of the bill. The famous John 1*.
iHalc, of New Hampshire, was one of
the most prominent members of thot
committee. In speaking to several of
us In regard to what had taken place at
Wheeling and throughout West Virginla.
he said that all in all It was a mo*t
remarkable drama?altogether unlike
anything he had *>ver heard or read of?
tnis thing *>? a loym peopw reciu.unum
and resuming their ?overelKnty aft?*r
Sta abdication by their constituted authorttte*
"I trlih." said he, "Homebody
would write ft up. I could not do It myself,"
he added, "but I could appreciate
It when It was written." I have never
forgotten and have often quoted thU
remark of the first presidential candidate
of the Republican party, who wan
nominated by it nt Pittsburgh. In 1832.
The terra of th? whole movement
with which Governor Plerpont'* name
Is so rightfully and conspicuously Identified
Is contained in the late Senator
Hale's remarks, viz: "the resumption
by a loyal people of the sovereignty
belonging to them which had been nbtiicfed
by their constituted authorities.
If, *a an Initial proposition, politicians
and rviHfle.il WrlttTA Slfld ."UfUk'TM
could only get this point clearly In th?Jr
minds and memory they would have no
occasion to apologetically condone what
waa dooe In western Virginia in 1SG162-03,
aa If. after all, it was the end that
had Justified the mean*. Instead of the
means Hnd the end, and all Intermediate
processes thereof,having been alik?? fully
Justified under the constitution ariu
laws of the United Stale.".
Thero Is not a Jurist of high repute In
this country,'outside of the receded
states. that has ever questioned the perfect
legal rightfulness of the "restored
government of Virginia." Not one. And
aa respects tho perfect rightfulness und
regularity of West Virginia's existence,
thai fact Is /Ike the corollary that follows
logically and inevitably from the
main proposition that has been proven.
The "reatored government of Virginla"
having been duly passed upon and
acknowledged by the government of
the United States as the only true and
rightful government of the stnto, her
net of assent to the formation of West
Some People's Folly.
Why Homo persons will Buffer with
the excruciating pangs of rheumatism,
when they can be so easily cured by
that greatest or pain-cures, Salvation
011, Is past human comprehension,
Thnt Halration Oil does euro rheunia
turn is evidenced by Mr. G. F. Schrader,
Pierce, Nob., who says: "I havo
used Salvation Oil and think thorn is
no liniment on enrth like It. Iliadtho
rheumatism for several months and
could get no relief until I used Salvation
Oil, two bot ties of which effected
n cure, and I feel ns well us ever. No
liomo should be without it." Salvation
Oil li sold everywhere for 2S conls.
When dealers offer a substitute bo.ware,
you'll bo victimized. Insist ou
_ having tkoJ>ut/$0lfatian Oil.
JT-lA J. ,'ni , ' n
Virginia was just as legal and rightful
and regular a? that of any act record*
e<l In htr statute book*.
I ttMWMt l*Urp?lut mid UHihyCnraHon
of'1)1.
[ Governor Plerpont never claimed to bo
a great Jurist. but with the "wisdom
I born of the occasion" he, at thq outset of
* the char* that threatened the loyal people
of Weat Virginia In 1861, held that the
, fourth section of the fourth article of the
constitution of th?* United State;! fully
anticipated and provided for the condition
in which the people were left by the
.net of alliance entered Into on the part of
John Lertchar and tht Virginia government
with :i government at war with the
ITnlted Stater
Ah a member of the committee on state
and federal relations In the convention
that met at Wheeling, under the Clarksburg
call to the people of Western Virginia.
on the 13th day of May, 1361. he
brought forward (hat section as preaentIng
a way out of the chaos, and after n
wrangle of three days In tlia convention
varliiiiA irfhjr DmtuiiiMniu. It was ue
cepttnl us the consensus oi the members,
tind as such recommended to the people
aj* a basin for their action at the elections
to bo held on May 23rd and June 4th.
Governor i'lerpont hart always claimed
that h?? was the pioneer In this view, and
the fact ha* never been disputed u.? far us
I Know, but certainly It was a view that
such men as W. T. Wllley tuid John H.
Carllle and General Jackson, of Pi?rktrsbursr,
or any other lawyer of the
body, might Just as well have held, wo
perfectly obvious wa? It (hat the framers
of the constitution ot the United States
must have intended It to meet Juwt auch
an emergency. But the trouble was with
many members of the May convention
thai they were confused by Mr. Carllle,
the b4?t?pur of the revolution, who urged
them then and there to declare h new
state out of two congressional districts
of Virginia, without reference to the processes
made necessary under the constitution
of Um United st.it.-s. The men
named, however, opposed all such radical
nml Mliviioafitllv llllt llf
Governor Pferpont's remedial step they
really had no plan save a sort of passive
attitude of resistance to the ratltlc.ition
of the ordinance of recession, which alway.i
reminded me of General Frank
Blair's remark at -th* McLure House,
when on hi* way home from Congress to
St. Louts, to organise a union force in
MhwourJ, to (he effect that he had left
William II. Seward at Washington ?ngaged
in trying to put down the rebellion
I with tTTe franking privilege, in the way
of tending nut documents showing tlxmadness
and folly of secession.
| The section to which I have alluded,
i and which opened the way to meet the
i great erlala ot 1861 In Western Virginia,
I reads a* follows: "The United States
f shall guarantee to every state In this
Union a repuhJJe.tn for/n of governnx nt.
and shall protect each of them aginst inI
vaslon, and on application of the legislature,
or. of the executive, when the legislature
cannot be convened, ugainsl domestic
violence."
"I Have Itl 1 II?vr It!" Said the Clo?governor
Pierpont told me afresh durJ
Ing my recent visit to his home, the story
of his anxious quest for an effective and
legal war to organize ngalnst secession
and rally the people. To this end he had
?Ai down to read the constitution ut the
United States through section by section
. and when at last be had come to section
four of th?* fourth article, as quoted
above, he felt like that ancient alchemist
who exchaJmed "Eureka! Kureka!" and
had really said to himself, "I have It! 1
have it!"
He brought his discovery with him to
the May convention and presented it to
the committee on rrtate and federal relations.
but for some reason It did not se^m
to strike everybody as forcibly as It had
the governor, as a "ready resolvent" of
the situation. At all events it did no',
come to the front at once as an accepted
"balm In Gilead," possibly because It was
distrusted by the Carllle element as not
being drastic enough to meet the exigen
cies.
"In revolutions the violent govern."
Thowe who were at Washington hall In
those historic days remember well how
Oar Hie, with that melodious and matchlew
voice of his, awayed the delegates
and the crowd. He was the idol of the
hour as against W'llley, Pierpont, Jackwon
and everybody else, but he waa continually
pressed by them with the ?uggetftlon
that hl$ plan waa revolutionary.
And that the government of the United
States would never arknowled*- It, inasmuch
as to do so wuuid be tantamount to
a confession to all the world that constitutional
methods had been abandoned on
the part of the government.
Nine-tenths of the delegate* were fervent
new stat<> men. It would be almost
f.iir to say of some of them that they
were new state men first and Union men
afterwards The feeling on that'subject
was int>?n!??\ Next toCarUle, Doctor Dor*w?v
of Monr.nealla. and John S. Burdett.
of Tayl'f. were leaders of the ramiunt
rr'w state element. Governor Plerpont'a
plan of reorganisation ami restoration,
however, finally cam<? from the oommlttee,sandwiched
among a number of other
r^ution-. but In scarcely recugnlxALel
shape.
It had not been d'-emcd best to announce
In advance that the convention
Hummon# d to meet on the 11th of June
following would proceed to formally deelare
the government at Richmond d?sul
In ofllce. The programme waa for the
June convention to mce: under an authorization
of the people and take such
Bteps m mlpht be necessary to meet the
exigencies?to prevent anarchy, and to
protect life and property. Everybody,
however, understood before the election
of June 4th that this meant the nuperitedure
of tho Richmond Kovernment. ft
meant that loyal Virginia was to Invoke
thy pnlltlojil a? well ns tho military aid of
the United Stall's under the fourth sectlon
of the fourth article ullu<]*?.l t >.
Mr. Wlllrr'* TrlpU Trraian Sprecli,
Perhaps It won Mr. "Wllley's remarkable
speech early In tho May sitting that
made the committee and the convention
cautious as to the exact verbiage of
their final address to the people. He
| made what was known then and ever
I since as a "triple treason" speech. Thnt
I Is, ho. It* antagonism to Mr. Carllle
und all the rampant element, warned
the delegates thnt they wore about to
I commit "triple treason"?treason t<? the
: United States, treason to John Letcher
ft Company, nnd treason to the Southern
Confederacy, Into which confeder|
ney Virginia had been merged on the
| 25th of April, by the Virginia atnte
K<iV'-i<iiir Hi in ""*"*11 ? 11 *
vote on the ordinance of secession.
That remarkable speech of Mr. Wllley's
threw n chill over the delegate*
And over tho people who thronged the
lobbied. It wan construed as the advocacy
of a do-nothing policy?as manning
that everybody's neck nnd everybody's
property would be at their own
rink If they did aught but vote ngalnnt
the ordinance. Never did a man do hlrnself
greater Injustice In n speech thon
did Mr. Wllley In that particular utterance.
In a subsequent speech he complained
tluit he had been misunderstood,
misinterpreted, and even suspected
of disloyalty tr? the Union cause. In
refutation of which suspicion h?* avow
f.j nin WMiingnfH.1 10 uioown m* iu?
for tho IJnlnn. Ilut Co thin day no one
has over KutlnfflPtorlly explained to that
uudli'iioo how the people of Woit Virginia
could commit ?rer?non to the United
State* and to the Southern Confederacy
at one and tha nam'* time.
Tho IM'Tpont Idrn, however, wan. n? 1
have explained, en>l>o<l|e.| in th*? i < ???ln
tionii In a *omcwhat ?lllutccl tihnpc. ?n?l
on the fourth day *?r Jon* tii?- people
votr.l under the n'cornmendatfonft of
the May convention for debates Who
nliould meet at Wheeling on thu Illti of
that month. They vot?><1 under the Itintlnrt
<?f nelf-prenorvntlon for men who
v/ero above .'II ' In- true to the tJnlicl
Btaten, truBllnjf to them to find n wnv
out of the confu.ilon winu they should
meat In convention nt Wheeling. n.< Indeed
they upoedlly did.
lomMltliitf Important I? lUmrmbrr.
It Is Important to remember that thla
convention of June 11th was ii Virginia
convention, and that delegates were
prudent In it from beyond illo liluc
Ridge an wi ll as from all part* of the
Ohio Valloy. A now citato uim la ?*vurybody'H
mind an the ultimate outcome
of ihut convention# deliberations,
but moauwUilo It wiw fittingly recocnt??d
that everything had to bo done
mat the coiiHiltutlou or tlie CJnltwd
State* required, ami that that neceKKify
would ciximuiue * M'mki (leal uf
There were to bo no revolutionary proceedings;
thai much aftd bmd st&lftd
at 1 ?j'i May convention. Therefore, the
first thliiff to do wan to declare a gcnornl
clearing out of tbo Klohmond govornmont
and the invalidation and abrogation
of all that It had pretended to
do In the way of m-v.-rlnp the relations
of Virginia with tho federal government
and entering Into robolllou* alliance
with thu southern Confederacy. This
mmi* ?h?? return:itijn und ro-habllltntlon
of sovereignty t?? which ticn&tor Hale
hat! do graphically alluded.
The uuxt *l?p was to install the p?tsonnel
of n re-organized government,
unil It vra? a high tribute Indeed to
Governor Plerpont that everybody recognised
him us the proper man to lake
the helm. He was*, therefore, mad* the
provisional executive of Virginia In
place of John Letcher, to act as such
lor a period of six months, and after
Ills selection came the filling of the other
offices of the state. So that within
a weelc after the meeting of Che June
convention there wns a fully equipped
Virginia government In power ot
Wheeling, and within another week It
had been recognised at Washington as
the true and only government ot Vlr*That
remarkable June convention ad
journea on ine nai uu? u. UIU?
It knew exactly what it wanted to do
ar?d proceeded straightway to do It. It
adjourned to tneet a tain on the 6th day
of August. The Interim was to allow the
public sentiment iu favor of a new
state to manifest Itself. Following the
adjournment of the June convention,
And on the first day of July, the Virginia
legislature met at Wheeling, tho
member* to 'which had beoo duly elected
on the 23rd day of May, the day on
which the people of all Virginia, loyal
and disloyal, In every one of the one
hundred and forty-eight counties of
tiie state. voted on the ordinance of secession
and for members of the genera!
assembly.
Hani Up for JH?n?y In I MM.
Such were the financial straits of the
reorganized government when that legislature
met that It became necessary
iu order to raise the necessary funds
wherewith to discharge tho expanses of
the members, that Governor Plerpont
anil P Q. Van Winkle, of Parkersburg,
should upon their own personal responsibility
raise Si0.000, which they did
by their individual endorsements in the
Wheeling banks for that amount. No
taxes hr.d yet come In for the support
of the government, and the I40.0U0 on
deposit at Washington to the credit of
the state of Virginia, a* her proportion
*' * *? * ''-rim ,,f fin mihlle lands
V? II1C -
which hail Ken set aside by the goveminent
In the year 1841, had not yet
been received.
On the 6th of July Walt man T. Wllley
and John S. Carlile were duly electcd
United States senators by that legislature,
and a.s such empowered to proceed
at once to Washington and tak*
part In the extra session of Congress as
senators from the state of Virginia.
Their admission to the United States
senate was the final act that sealed the
entire Jejrollty of the -restored governmer.t
of Virginia."
All this ia ancient history now, but It
was immensely Important In its day.
Hence I am freshening It up as Kcrmnn*
to my visit to the old governor who is
so Important a part of this history. I
am trying to explain that everything
connected with the restoration of tho
old state and the formation of the new
wan done "decently and In order," and
that all the people who think or say to
the contrary are In ureat need of ele~
nj??ntary information. For instance,
the convention that had adjourned on
the 21st of June, and re-aasembled on 1
the 6th of August following, proceeded
to formulate and submit to tho people
sn ordinance permissive of a new state.
This ordinance was voted on In October
following, and was carried overwhelmingly.
and the members elected
under It to form a constitution for the
new state met In Wheeling on the 26th
of November, pursuant to an authorized
call of the governor issued on November
15th, and they sat In convention
until the 18th day of February following,
after having completed a constitution
for the state, and then adjourned
to submit to the peoplo the result of
their work, which work was duly rat
filed At A general eiecuun un me uuru
Thursday of April, the vote being 18,862
for ratification, and 514 against.
These were some of the steps taken
to achieve the great results Iti West
Virginia that followed the secession of
the old state. 1 need not follow up the
successive steps us regards the votes
taken on the "Wllley amendment," under
which amendment the constitution
v.fls remanded to the people by Congress
for expurgation in regard to
slavery. What lam simply trying to do Is
to show that there were no revolutionary
proceedings from first to last in the
formation of the state of West Virginia,
but that under the wise statesmanship
r.f Governor Plerpont. Mr. Wllley, Mr.
VanWIr.kle, Mr. Lamb, and others, everything
was done with strict regard to
all the requirements of law, and that,
therefore, then* Is no occasion for any
W< at Virginian to feel that be la a citizen
of an Illegitimate state.
Henry A. Wise virulently proelalmed
West Virginia as the "bustard child of
a political rape," and this utterance of
that unreconstructed old sinner, whose
boast It was that he had never asked
pardon for his treason or taken the
oath "f allegiance to the United States
nft**r the war, bus been reiterated by a
good many people north and gouth
throughout the country, but there Is not
In truth or in history a sclntllb* of foun
Cation for such a reinaric. Tno existence
of Went Virginia as a stnt?? of the
Union is regular In every particular-?
Just as much no as any one of the 45
of th*? Union?having been
achieved In perfect conformity to section
third of the fourth article of the
constitution of the United States, which
section provides for the manner of
erecting a new state out of any part of
another state, or by the Junction of
parts of two mates, ail that is necessary
being the consent of the mother
KT.atc nn?l of Congress, and this consent
West Virginia indisputably had.
The Crowning UpUoitc of the Nfriimjle.
Governor Plerpont, in the course of
hill conversation at Fairmont, spoke of
the great importance of the movement
that resulted in securing the new state
so early in the national struggle. In
his opinion it could never have been secured
at the end of the war. The sympathy
that animated Congress in 1KH2
was like that which the world feels today
fur Greece In her Kallant struggle,
and which is always felt for a loyal
people resisting slavery In any form. At
a later day, after the surrender In 186a.
this sympathy would have chunked
somewhat and would have been extended
t<? a greater or less extent to the old
mother state, "desolate and In her
wopqh, fining hmnini ncr ueBirucuon
llk?* Marlins amldnt the rulnn ??f Carthage.
Therefore, It wan well Indeeil that
wo knew our opportunity and embraced
It.
"nut." fa Id the governor. "how narrow*
after all wan our efcape! But f"w
know how really narrow it waw. The
"restored government of Virginia" had
done all In 11h power on our behalf
when It gave Itj* aHHent to the petition,
and Congrett had done all In Us power
when II gave the a?Hont required by the
constitution; but there yet ivrhalned the
ln<llnp*n>mhl<yJiUKOnt of the executive
department of the national government,
and for a time there won great uncertainly
what Iti* decision would he. The
eabinot was equally divided and Mr.
Lincoln hesitated. The bill wiih lingering
In hln hands when I pent that din- j
pntrh which you wrote nnd I dictated.
'Hint, iim Mr. Lincoln nfUtwnnlw
toiil mo hlmB#lf. determined hltn
to i:Ikm tin* bill. Yen, *lr, it.
wan ihut urgent vlult or Junu-fl W.
P&xton, K. M. Norton and yourself to
Uiy oilkv lu the custom Uqubu at Wheel- j
fug tliat canned ***e to send the dispatch 1
that naved the Htate."
I have not attempted In thin long artl- j
cle to follow up with any UlntlnctncHM
my remlnlncont convernatlomi with the I
venerable governor during the two dayn
I upent 111 Fairmont. There woh much
talked about that has already appeared >
in print in oiw ?haj*- and another, and
there were many other Incident? and
remombranceH called up that could not f
well be put in print. 1 was Htruck with I
mpreheiHitveneev and accuracy |
ot tin* govtroor'a recollection on point*,
that had escaped me. I woh deeply
touched before I took leave of him by 1
hi* turning to mo arid looking at me In I
hlM now <iulet yet earnest way, and
making th<? following observation:
"What would I have done without the
Intelligencer In those days? I felt then
and feel now that it was the right arm
of our movement."
To tlila I could only bow my acknowledgement*
and aay to the "grand old
man" iu< I took him by the hand,
"praise from you. governor. In like
pralae from Sir Hubert; It 1h praise Indeed."
A. W. CAMPUJ3LL.
Ko Trmiifirt of Pumcs.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 13.-Tlie
Pennsylvania Kaliroau company naa
determined to break up the practice of
transferring passes, whether they are
for a single transportation or annual
passes. For some time past there have
been a number of complaints reported
to the officers of the company relative
to th>.' abuse of the pa?s privilege. The
most trouble came from polltfctans, and
It was done to such an extent that or*
dors were issued to take all passes
whenever they were presented by anyone
but the owner, _
Cot. O. k Forney Draft.
LEBANON, Pa., April 13,-Col. D. I.
Forney died this morning at his home
in this city from brain trouble, aged 70
years. Colonel Forney was born In
Lancaster, December 2.1, 1827. In his
early life he was conected with his
cousin. Co). John W. Forney, in the
publication of a paper In 'Lancaster
Soon after the breaking out of the war
he moved to Washington where ho established
a reputation an correspondent
for many leading newspapers of the
country.
JUDGE FOB YOURSELF
Which Is Better, try mn Eiperlment o
Profit by Wheeling Cltlstu'a Experience
>
Something new Is on experiment.
Mux be proven to be as represented.
He succrasf"! at home or you aoum n.
Th?? statement of a manufacturer la
not convincing proof of merit.
Hut the endorsement of friends la. <
Nun*, supposing you had a bad back.
A Lame. Weak or Aching one;
Would you experiment on it '.'
You will read of many no-called curej.
Hut they com** from far-away place#.
It's different when the endorsement
comes from home.
Easy to prove that It la ao.
Home endorsement la the proof that
backs every box of
Doan's Kidney Pills.
Head this coac:
Mr. Anthony Beuter, miner. No. 914
Market street, nays: "Three years ago
I first noticed a weakness of my kidneys
and an aching pain across <he
loins, but I did not take care of myself
and the result was It got rapidly worse.
It would come on In ??pell* often of
weeks* duration, characterised by a ee
vere fi'eiiKnesB ana ncaznn ou \wu m
times I could scarcely get up or move
around. I hud an almost unquenchable
thirst and u distressing frequency of
the kidney secretions, particularly inconvenient
at night. When I pot out of
bed In the morning* I always felt tired
and depressed, and so dizzy that on several
occasions I almost fell over.
I tried different remedies, but they did
me no good and the worst day 2 ever
had la my life was when I sent for a
box of Doan's Kidney Pills to the Logan
Drug Company. 1 began to take
them and noticed myself improving In
a few days. By the time I had completed
the first bo* 1 felt almost entirely relieved
and I sent for another box. They
removed the last attack completely and
I am n?>tv taking the pills, feeling confident
their effect on me will permanently
remote the cause of the trouble.
I highly recommend them to others."
Doan's Kidney Pills are for sale by
?ii ,iAol?i>d nHr? KO of?nt*. mnltod bv
Fostcr-Mllburn Company, Buffalo. N.
Y.t sole agents for the United States.
ONE GREAT' DISCOVERY
I'ollom Another ? Hod amd Keep
Posted.
The advance ?n medical science la
greater than in any other branch.
The discovery of the X rays ami the
Uridine of malaria in Ibe blood by analysis
are the most recent discoveries,
but not the Rreatrst by any means. The
discovery of a remedy or medicine that
will Instantly bring relief to almost any
form of disease wo think is beyond
conception. A remedy that dors not requirt1
hours and hours of patience aud
jtaln before reJlef comes hus been discovered.
Pooh! you way. Would you
have believed ;i few years ago that the
telephone Is such a great invention as
11 IS.' JUSl SO It 13 wiut lire
cowry of Lightning Hot Drops, a remedy
that wtanUs to-day without an
oepial, without 11 parallel for the euro of
all utomach and bowel trophies, caused
by over-eating, Indigestion, dyspepsia.
Relief comes no quickly you will be ostonished,
and the fact that It leaves
no bad results Is the beauty of it. The
action of Lightning Hot Drops la marvelous,
yet harmless, and you will be
surprised to know how many different
kinds of aliments you will ilml it good
for, and If you onca us* it you will liave
no occasion to keep a cupboard full of
different kinds of bottles, for Lightning
Hot Drops will do the work of piasters,
pills, ointments, tonic*, etc., an*l save
you lots of money, for it costs only 25c.,
and the 50c size holds two and onehalf
times as much as the 25c slxe. ami
It is sold with the positive understanding
that If It gives no relief your drugglat
will give your money back. Made
by Herb Medicine Co. only, Springfield,
Ohio.
If the ttmb y ti tatting Teeth
I He sure and use that old and wall-triad
remedy. Mrs. winsiow a eootninjr oyrup,
for children teething. It soothe* the
child, softens tho gums, allays all pnlfl,
cures wind colic and is the best remedy
for diarrhoea. Twenty-flvo cents a
bottle. mwf&ur.
WHEN 11 cold Is contracted, euro It
nt once. One Minute Cough Cure will
i?et you on the mud to recovery In n
minute. It will cure pneumonia, bronchitis.
croup and nil forma of lunff mid
throat troubles. Charles It. Qoetxe, corner
Market and Twelfth streets; Howie
K Co..Bridgeport; Pea body & Son, BenNOMERGUftY
No potaih?no mineral?no dnnger
?In S. 8. 8. Thia niran* a mat
deal to nil who know tho dlaaatroua
effccta of those druga. It li the
only blood remedy guaranteed
Purely Vegetable.
8. 8. 8. force* tho UiMftM out
through tho nkln?does not. dry up
tho poiiion to decay tho bones, like
mercurial mixture* do.
" IWAflAlmoat n physical wreck,'tho reiult of
mercurial treat metit
for Mood poUon ;R.H S.
U a raal blood rnin-.lv,
for It enred ma |>?r- ^ ^
minoDtlT." II on r r
Hoth. IMHHotith Moth L ^ k ^ L ^
Htrert, Ht. Loulu, Mo. ^0 ^0 WW
UwU tm: ad draii, Bwttt gseclQo Co., A Uinta,
MEDICAL.
Georgia's Fair Authoress
Tel* Why 81*t Usm Or. MHel' RMtoratlve
Remedlee,
THE NAME of Mr*. J. E. Harwell, (nee
Julia Enrna Plcmming) Is a familiar
one la the state of Georgia. Sbo
GOV. PIERPONT.
Co?tlHN(4 from FlrelPeg*.
were wholly with the Ohio valley ??nd
not with the Virginia stMbfcoturd. Therefor*.
like Ui# great ltucou, whose du?
pllcatv' he wn*. reasoning tnduetively
and profoundly, he knew what would
happen in the western portion of Vir*
glnla when the government at Richxnond
should prove fab* to the nniun
of the states and attempt to tag the
wilt on to the tail end of a slavehotdtag
confederacy.
Th.. il.lnir lliaf h? fnfiu-nal n/l 11 ml
writes; "Itis with pleasure tbat 1 express
my gratitude'for the wotidcrtal benefit* I
I bare received from Dr. Miles* Itestoratlve
I Remedies, especially the Nervine, the Nerve
I and Liver Pills, New Heart Cure uud Autl|
Palo PI 11a. Actual experience has taught
me their groat worth. No family should be
I HMMBH without them. They
Dr^W bar0 fully restored
Jy* ***'' ^ mo from a compllca"u
t,on chlefKHflmCafd
ly affecting the hearty
^ ''fliatniiM Tm nervous system and
W iZ^k Jb ki(lm,y"-when 1 *****
cl 1 always take ono of
MMImMI your Anti-Pain Pllla
bofore entering tho cars and thus prevent
awlmmlng of tho head and nau&oa, to which
I have been cabject tor several years."
Dr. Miles' Remedies are sold by all druggist*
under a positive guurantoo, first bottle
benefit# or money refunded. Book on Heart
and Nerves sent froe to all applicant*.
_DB. MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind.
KX.T*8 CREAM BALK la a poattlvernr*.
Apply Into tie noatrito. It to quickly abnorbod. 60
caota at Drafffkta or by mail; cample* 10c. by malL
w.T BRQTllKttS, LA Warren BL, New York City.
MADE ME A MAN
/CN AJAX TABLETS POSITIVELY CURE
?/"'H AIJLItmrwnu /* #??#?#-K?llln? Moof=M]
tfJ ^
fit? man tor <udy, bwta?? or tn*rrl?c?.
^t^AFrawit loMoitr aa'l Gonmrnptian If
UsieinUme. Tfcjtrim shorn lamoOUto Improvement
ud effect* n CUBE where *11 other fall InOH
npoa herlnc the genaina Aj?i Tetilet*. Tboy
b*fe oeied tbownde end wtJIiwrejoa ?po?(KckiM;
or ?U pkgm (full trovU&enU for 13X0. Dy
bsn-geagstos^
For solo In Wheeling, W. V?.. by Lo??an
Drug Co. fe2J-tthA?
ii CkUkKter** K||Uih DUawA Dru4.
Pennyroyal pills
I OrWI*tlM4A*li 6m?I*c. . A
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M.J\ lESto DnuM u* Ckulmurt MHftiik l>u /gS\
1 IT ml la Kc4 ">1 G?U VM' \\?f
TV m?M with Mm flfcbw Take VBT
w 9%Ma?*Uw Jbifr- ?*>?' ' ?*??*?
1/ /lr?'Jn? ?* mttuiot *t Dr??^1?n.or *iJ4r.
It J# ! IW|4 Ik ptf?te?Uft. MMiMlAi* Anl
IB* M "Itltof for I, ad If A." I" Ufl/r. bi rrlini
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JGJTHEI T04 DAY CUK*SL
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W
tXJVonla. HoBUin. TnaFrtiaM.
rtrrtvrs mucruua jndaJ J rnrrjkTx otnxsMM.
At Umttols rwttMHi ai'rM, farf LOO.
.IW2UVMAUYOORMFQ.COm
Lanoastor* O.* U?8*A
myy-tth?t?
RANGES?NESBITT St BRO.
Cinderella Ranges.
-
NOTHING BUT THE BEST
Material and workmanRhIp enters Into the
construction of tho Cinderella Hanjres.
Made In all Ptylcn nn<l ti'.rtut. with a view
of HUltlnK the mont critical. at a moderato
cost. Call and cxamlno them.
Nesbitt & Bro.,
1312 Market Street, City Agents.
INSURANCE.
RXXAZj estate
TITLE . INSURANCE.
Jfjron pnrchan nr Irtunrtttrjil
mate have tlie title insured by tus
Wheeling Title and Trust Co.,
!fO. 1315 MARKRT STRKfTT.
n. M. RU8SELK I* F. 8TIFKU
President "eoreury.
C.J. EAWMNG RL MKUI.IcrOSi.
Vice President. Aa?'l Secretary,
air. GILCHRIST. Examiner ot Tltlos.
dei7
FEATHER RENOVATOR.
O Wfl
vvivea dim
Housekeepers.
tfxepiiom: NO. 80#.
To All Whom It May Concern j
The undersigned have purchased Hamll*
ton's Improved Feather Kmovntor, and
alio an Improved Carpst Dealer, which
In Run runt rc<l to neither rip nor ravel.
miu nr* now prrpnrt'a 10 uo worn protnpuj
iin<l at rcHsonnhlfl price*. Work cnlloti for
nitd delivered frr? of chnrg*'. L?*uv? order*
nt U. Luke'* Livery, No. 1430 Market
trcot, or address
FORD & HANNEN,
Corner Eighteenth and Cliapllno Street*
W hrolliig, W. Va.
/ \uui:hh rem thk most comim,!WttATKD
AND INTHIOATH l>KtflON8
OF PRINTINU carefully and Intelligently
completed ut the INTKLLIUKNCKK J Oil
PRINTING OFFICII
REAL* ESTATE.
FOB !R/B3STT. *
7 room*. bttth, ull Improverm-nti, 4.
Leatlu-rwood, iirnr nt.it Ion.
7 roomH No. 72 Indiana street
8 room*. hath, No. lf/? H. Uro.vlwny Kt
<i room*, hath. Xo. y7 N. York ntra^t.
C rooms No. ZW> Charles *tr*et.
6 h?uiiji? NO. ? Hurui nr>#
0 room* No. W Seventeenth atretic
6 room*, bath. No. 8 Zum* itrct.
6 room* on ErJ?* street. 911.Oti.
f, rooms No. 4C South Broadway
9 rooms, bath. No. J(k? Fourteenth Plr>?t
6 room* No. I % South IClm *tr*?
f, room* and lath No. &! Thirteenth Bt.
4 roam* No. 20 South Wahuitii b trust
9-room* house, 10 sort:* of land, ut
Grove.
6 room* No. 12<J Virginia street.
#ROLF St ZHNE.it
No. rdurtesnth Bin
port SALE.
4 shares Exchange Bank Stock.
20 share* Riverside Ira m Com.
paoy Stock.
52,000 first Mortgage Bonds, (,
per ceat coupons,, payable October
1st and April 1st.
G-.
Rtil Eitilf, Fire Insurance, Surety Boni,
Exchange Bank Building.
"7POHj II^ElSrT
No. 134 Nineteenth street.. |i?
4 room* Sellwrt Homwuaul 11%
4 room* Belbert Homentyad It)
No. 2S17 Chat'llnc street. 3 room* ; v
So. JU Sixteenth street 8*
No. !!>? Main > ?
No. <52 National Koail too
No. 71 Seventeenth street. ? rooms lg Jt
i rooms on Alley In rear ot 1SJ i ouri...tit
h street IB
No. 1430 Main street. 4 rooms 14 t?
No. 2207 Chapilno street ^ m
No. 1614 Main street, 4 rooms, both
Rases . li co
No, 235 Main street, 3 rooms, both
gases furnished, for jcj
No. 127 Fourteenth str??et ?.
No. 64 Seventeenth hi reel, both fttisi *. ;;oj
No. 123 Fourteenth street. Loth gas**. 24 ?
No. 1C22 Main street, store room, both
irases . 1: do
No. 327 Main at., saloon and 3 room*.. loot
No. 31 Sixteenth street, store room ling
Residence KdglnKton Lane. 11 room!.
3 acres ground, 20f fruit tree* ?,
No. 2504 Main street loo
Saloon in Martin's Ferry li f?
4-Itoomed house. Crescent Place 7 Co
3 houses near Manchester Coal
Works, east of Mt. do Cbantal each
8 rooms Seibert property, on Whnlinc
creek IK
No. 2342 Market street, blacksmith
nhoi> ?
Stable rear of German Bank.
FOR SALE.
Ground 100 tent square on Twenty-nt.
?fifh biiddinxrs thereon
Ilosldr nee on Jacob street for tl.lM.
No. 2U7 Chaplin? iitrcet. J7.W0.
Five-roomed house southeast corner of
Elisabeth und Twelfth street, 11.100.
Real estate of every description
JAMES A. HENRY.
Real Estate AK*nt. Collector, Notary Pub.
He and Pension Attorney, No. 1C12 M?:j
street. M*
FOR' JRjJUJSTT.
C." South York street, 7 rooms J'lM
35 Ohio street, 5 rooms 23 M
73 Zane street, 0 rooms IIS
49 South York street, 7 rooms and
bath 2J
Office rooms with elevator service, h&l
ami liKht. (t nrrally located.
Money to loan on city real estate.
FINK & BRAUNLICH.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
Phone 6S7. 1143 Market Stmt.
Houses and Rooms for Rem
No. 70 Indiana street. 7 rooms, I1S.00.
Office rooms Hlbberd Building.
2 rooms No. 1118 Marrow alley.
Stable rear No. GO South Broadway
No. 930 Main street. b room* and bath.
No. 121 Thirty-third street, & room*.
3 rooms corner Indiana and Erie street!
110.00.
2 rooms corner Twelfth and Market fltj.
No. 903 Main street. 7 rooms and bath.
No. 133 '/.uuf r.treet, 9 rooms.
No. 97 Ohio streot, 6 rooms.
No. 1403 Chaplino street, 8 room* bath
and laundry.
No. low Main St.. 5 rooms, second fioor,
No. 6S S. Broadway, 7 rooms nnd bath.
No. S3 S. Pcnn st, 6 rooms and bath.
No. 1G11 Mala St., storeroom.
No. 127 Fourteenth St., 7 rooms and ball
No. 121 14th st. "-room dwelling.
No. M Zane K., ' rooms.
No. 93 Ohio st., 3 rooms.
No. 37 ?7th at., 6 rooms.
No. 95 Ohio st., 3 rooms, S7.60.
Ofllce or sleeping rooms, Luts Bulldifli
furnished or unfumislted.
Storeroom corner 23d and Market fta
Nos. 2242 and 2244 Market St., store# atl
dwelling.
Nos. 1348 and 1347 McColloch ?t
Houses and Ix>ts for Sale. Monty ta
Loan on City Real Estate.
RINEHART & LATUM,
CITY BANK BUILDING,
Telephoa* >10. Boom So. 6.
FOB SALE.
noun*. 9 room# and hall, lot 41x175, Nort&
Main street, cheap.
House, H rooms, lot Mxltt feet. MUM
street, between Klgbth and Ninth strett*
^iiouse, 4 rooms, brick, and stable Els**
teenth street. 11.150. ^
2 lot*. WxliO /ect. Thirtieth 5tr?et, ?4?
each; 150 cash, balance In one year.
House. S rooms, hall and lanre l^U
teenth street; ?'h?ap, on very tusy tormi
One of tho brst corner lots on Llnd ww
for J77S; one-third cash, balanco in one aaa
two years. _
Corner lot on Cherry street for flTs. on?third
cash, balance In on? and twoyjjuj
Lot on Cherry street for 1150; oae-thW
cash, balance in ono and two year*.
Two houses on Main strait, nearserMW
street; cheap; on easy terms. .
Houso 7 rooms, brick, blxteenth strwt,
?*IV tl WW.
Splendid bulldlnf *!t? for dwolllV Fourtcenth
street and on Sixteenth atrejL
House 5 room* and 4-room house la rw,
Fifth ward, t.-rms wiay. JJ.300- ?
The Lnmb property. No. JW9 Chapnnt
Street, cheap, terra* eanr.
Houho 5 rooma. Jacob streot. bet*re?
Twenty-fourth and Twenty-tUth street*
C'iMota'on Jacob street. North BenwooJ,
'"h ouse^S room*. Eighteenth
1250 will buy a nlco lot frontlnf on um
street; one-third cash, balance on easy
t*?So*''trill buy a Rood two-roomed
front In* on Chaplin* street.
will buy house of : rooms on WHM*
street, Contro Whetttn; $100 cash, balaw*
'"l.ots'on IJnd atreet. Cherry
McColloch street at from *50 to *JW eaw
nti *n?V tormH.
Money to loan on city real estate.
NESB[TT&rDEVlNE,
No. 1733 Market
PliUMBINO, BTO.
TRIMBLE & LUTZ COMPAHT.
SUPPLY HOUSE.
Plumbing and Gas Flttlojr.
Steam anil Hot Water ll??U>(>
A Fall Une ol tbo Celtbntad
SNOW STEAM PUMPS
Ki.nl fitnuUnltr m
ROBT. W. KYLE,
Practical Plumber, Gas and sum Fitter,
1155 MARKET STREET.
mo-Cm an.l lilcctrlo Cli?nd?ll?M,
IU.1AM HAKK * (SON.
Practical Plumbers, I
(JAS AND STEAM F1TTBRS.
No. 38 Twelfth Struct.
AH Work Pwmntlr at I
rn?R INTELUiSKNCKR r.Rl*IjSv
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