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The Attendance at thj State Fai the Management' THE WEATHtR WASilOF, BUT SI Combined to Make an Afternoo Uncomfortable tc THE RACES WERE VERY EXCITI! The Rices Drew n llranil Ktanl Fi the Track Side, but tlio Kxli Machinery Hull Were so Attra With the Macing Card? Awi i wine uutl I'ouitry Departi Throe Excellent It ices on the I ^ OIJNTRY poo- i ple Hocked to 1*^3^ the city yesterln ' day, being at- . |W?Jp-? :> traded to the *w/iA^ 4tai? fa,r 011! \-:. ' general prlncipies, and more cau8e lt was I 1 ,parmer8' Day.' / _?\ The crowd exW&<ls>s '* coeded the anr' ' ' tiolpatfons of tlie ??/! tho fii'nrou nlthmich not known last night.are certainly high- , er than those of Wednesday of the fair of last year. It it< :? most pleasing feature of the fair thin week that on each , clay the attendance figures hav^ exceed- | ed tho?e of the same days for the preceding fair. The fair Is an Institution i which Wheeling and the state of West Virginia feel proud to possess, and the success that is attending the present fair should ho as gratify inn to the people of the state as It assuredly is to the state fair association. To-day Is "City Pay" and the attendance will undoubtedly be larger than on any other of the live <luys of the fair The wither bureau predicts fair weather for this part of the country, so the prospects for a day of great enjoyment at the fair are excellent. The banks and many of the wholesale houses will close to-day to allow the attendance of the hundreds of men and women engaged In those lines. The at tendance from the neighboring towns wlU also be very large. Yesterday the Wheeling &. Lake Krie ami Ohio IUver roads brought In large delegations, and to-day the Cleveland. Lorain & Wheeling roid has a dollar excursion from Masslllon that will attract from 700 to 1,200 people from eastern Ohio points. IVTfiJU.8ItH.i XH1BIT3 Of ihe Mule Pair-A Muiahrr ut '1'Iiriit ' I. rio:!lir<l. R. K. Oiff^n Si Company,general deal- | ers In agricultural Implements and j seeds, are conspicuously represented In the main hall at the state fair. Their pbjgct is to bring before the public and call special attention to the De Laval "Baby" Cream Separators. The purpose of the Cream Separator i* the expedlt'ous and complete separation of cream from milk In the most practical manner possible. That which nature does Imperfectly and with a varying degree of effectiveness in tho old way, by reason of the difference In j specific gravity or weight between the cream or fat particles and the other parts of milk, as utilised In the many j different forms of settinfj appllanc.es,th" | v. mi in oep?iriu"i, uj in-centrifugal force?which intenslfle? i gravity ami greatly Increases the speei- ^ tic gravity differences? accelerates, makes more thorough, and Improves in tv??ry respect. Thus while the pro cons , In seemingly mechanical It 1h In reality liui the addition of centrifugal force to gravity, or the use of two natural forces combined Instead of one only?with the further addition of the essential features of mcchanlcnl conrtructlon to make the proce*3 continuous and practically Instantaneous. The Separator consists of a small cyllhdrleal steel howl or vesstd,which Is encased within and mounted upon a framo provided with the mechanical equipJlf lit tltr limn llnllillnir* ment necessary to acquire a high speed with ft minimum expenditure of operating power. The whole milk Is fed Into this howl,the *?eparntlon almost Instantly effected within It, and the cream and skim-mllk continuously and separately discharged from It. while the machine may he utied for nn few minutes or us many hours--nt a time?ns may be necessary, according to the amount of work to be done. Tho milk 1* thus suhjucetod to the centrifugal force generated by the revolving' speed <>f the bowl in thin sheets, instead of In practically solid bulk as In the older machines. Bach one of these different sections or divisions becomes n complete and distinct separating factor In Itself. It makis of the whole a combination and concentration of from twenty to thirty contributory separating ngenclos,according to the also of the machine, Into r single bosvf. The De Lavnl fleparntor Is the Invention of Dr. <lustaf he Laval, of Sweden, long SNtcemcd one of the most practical eclontlsts and useful Inventors of any time, and often fitly termed the "Kdlson of Dairying." It wn? Introduced in Kurope in and In this country a couplo of year* later, Mr. Ij. I). Armstrong, general repre* sentatlvn of n k f'liffot? & Company, will render sll Information * regarding the Cream Heparatrirs, Ooorge fl, Feency & Company, th<* well known grocers, are making what Is not only a unique, (ait a practical exhibit of Cnmellh flour The ?-xliltilt consists of a fine range on which elegant biscuits and pancakes are being bak^d before crowd* of pPOpIn dslly. JuM as soon ns ">ol<"1 the edibles nre distributed gratis. It Is no exoneration to h?iv that the hundreds wh" have I'isted the fine products of Cninellls flour, will order It hweafler. The biscuits and pun* >S THERE. 1 tr on Wiii:siay Was Up to s Expectations. i 1ADY GROUNDS AND A BREEZE i at the State Fair Not at All ) the Throng. \iG AND HOTLY CONTESTED. ill or Pot>ple and Thonsands on ibits in thfl Main lliilldlng anil .ctlve That Tlioy Divided Honors trils llado in tlio Mutational, uents?Today is "City l)ay." jay's 1'rogramnio. rakes are baked while you wait, and all visitor* should avail themselves of the opportunity to test for themselves the merits of this excellent brund of Hour. The display is located in the northwest corner of the exposition building. It should be seen by all visitors. One of the most interesting exhibits In the main building is that of the Wheeling Tent & Awning Company, In charge nf Manager J. C. Williams. The booth Is artistically arranged us a lawn, over which ure spreud mlnloture tents that make the scene one of beauty and novelty. There are tents of all sizes,shapes rinr! stvies. Hhowlnir how complete a line of goods la produced by the company. Manager Williams yesterday distributed 3,000 CQptea of his classltted directory of the Wheeling patrons of his company, and as eighty-five per cent of the mercantile and manufacturing establishments of the city are his customers, it can be readily appreciated that It is almost n complete business directory of the city. Persons desiring copies of this handy little volume can secure them at the booth of the Wheeling Tent & Awning Company to-day or to-morrow. To-day Is the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the company's business in this city. Mr. Williams feels Justly proud of the big business his efforts have resulted In building up. The booth Is located opposite the fountain. The Donaldson Carriage Company has a line exhibit on the grounds. Machinery hull abounds with samples of their work. This llrm manufactures every class of goods known to the trade and has established a reparation for first class work. The Donaldson Company furnishes some of the finest and best vehicles on the streets of Wheeling; and their trade Is extending Into adjacent states. Any one contemplating the purchase of a vehicle of any character will consult their good judgment by getting figures from the Donaldson Carriage Company. Mr. Donaldson will be pleased to explain every detail connected with the carriage and buggy line. Among the finest exhibits In the Main hall Is that of Meyer & Radcllffe, bottlers of all kinds of soft drinks and extracts. Their display is simply Immense, representing the most popular line of soft beverages ever exhibited In West Virginia. Messrs. Meyer A Itadcllffe are old residents of this city and have built up a trade that can be recommended by those who have previously patronized them. Such a concern as Meyer & Radcllffe conduct is a credit to any city, and their trade extends into adjoining states, whleh Is evidence of the superiority of their goods. Don't fall to see their exhibition of Klondike goods. The K. Hnge company's exhibit of hardware, agricultural Implements and bicycle supplies is cutting a large swath at the West Vlrullna state fair. Mr. Hoge Is representing the best lino of cultivators an?1 plows over ahoivn In thbt section. Mr. Hoge is on adept In the line of goods he represent!, and has purchased the best to be hnd. Cultivators Oliver chilled plows and other agricultural Implements are displayed and are eliciting the attention of Mi" many farmers attending the fair. Mr. Hog?i also carries In stock a large line of hardware. which is furnished farmers and others at the lowest prices. MAKING AWAUD3 Another llnlch ofSnoor*?ful ICxIilbUorsat thu Sinli* Full*. In the poultry department, Jefferson Rice superintended, the following awards were made: B. Plymouth Hocks, Peach hill Co., Harry West, of Alewander, Pa., took llrst on cock, first on hen and lirst on breeding pen, C. F. Clffen, St. Clalrsvllle, <)., took llrst on cock and second on cock. Gibson Bros.. West Alexander, Pa., took llrst on pullet and second on cockerel and second on breeding pen. W. I?. Rock, Robt. Shields look first on cock and second on cockerel. W. E. Marijuln, Cross Creek, Pa., look llrst on cockerel, second on pullet and llrst on breeding pen. E. G. Farber, Handyvllle, first on hen and second on cock. Buff P. Rock, Shields first on hen, llrst on pkl., first on pullet und second on pullet. Silver Wyandotte, J. It. Boss & Hon, Level, 0? llrst on cfek., first on pullet, second on hen and first on breeding pen. I). McQueen, llowerston, 0? first on hen, first on ckl., second on cock, second on ckl.. second on pullet, second on pen. Golden Wyandotte, Hogs & Son, all first. Furber all second. White Wyandotte, Shields, first on rock, first on ckl., second on hen. Peachhill farm, first on hen, second on pullet. Herbert second on pullet. Buff Wyandotte, Shields look all. Black Java, Boss & Sons first on cock, second on hen, second ckl. Shields, llrst on hen, first on ckl., first on pullet, second on cock and second on pullet. Silver Gray Dorking, Boss & Hon, first on cock and ckl., second on hen. Farber first on hen. Light Brahma, Boss & Hon first on cock and a second on hen. Shields llrst on hen. H. D, & J. W. Blley taking all the balance on Light Brahman. Dark Brahman, Farber first on cock, first on hen; Boss & Hon taking balance. Buff Cochin, Farber first on cock, first on hen. Boss & Hon first on ckl., llrst on pullet. Partridge Cochin, .Shields took first on cock and first on hon. Farber second on cook and second on hen. White Cochin, Ross K- Hon first on cock, first on hon second on hen. Block l.angshnn, Hhlelds all first and two seconds. Silver Spangled Hamburg, Boss & Hon took first on cock, first on cockerel and pullet. Blley first on hen, second on cockerel and second on pen. Golden Spangled Hamburg, Boss & Hon took all. White Hamburg, For tier look all. J*. (\ It, Leghorn, Fflt'ber first on cock. Ross A Hon flf-Mt on ten and pullet, second on hon, Pcftehhill form, recond on ckl., Second on ptlllet. V, Gibson, first mm . o< kerol, While Leghorn, Shields look first on cock, flirt on cockerel, second eoclc. Penehhlll form, flrnt on pullel, second on Cockerel, U,'' !'.. ficM'hnrn, Shield* Hint on cock W. I. .Marquis flrnt on Iimi, first ort ckl. Roll fit Hon, first on ckli ami pullet. Black Leghorn, Farber, first on cock. I first on cockerel, first on pullet, second I J on hen Shields, second on cock. ' Buff Leghorn, Ross & Son, first cock ; and hen. Peachhill farm,.thai cock and pullet. ; 1 11. C. W. Leghorn, Shields. first co^k, ! < first cockeyel and pullet, second on hen, : cockerel and pullet. (. Black Minorca, J. J. Churtless, Mc- | ] Donald, Pa., lirst on cock, llrst und see- < ond on In n, first on pen. Hots & Son | first on cock. ' White Minorca, Farb*r took all. 1 W. P. II. Spanish, Farbor first on 1 cock and second on hen. Ross & Son. i lirnt hen. first pullet, second ckl. and I j pullet. Ilondan, Shields, first on cock, i ! first on hen. McQueen, first on cocker[ el and pullet. W, C. B. polish, Ross & Son first on cock, second on pullet. Shields, thy balance. White Polish, Shields, first on cock, first on hen. Itoss & Son the balance. B. B. Red (lame, Ross & Son. first un cock. Riley, first on hen and four second. Red pyle game, Shields took all firsts. Farber all seconds. Cornish Indian game, McQueen, first cock, first cockerel, first pullet, second cockerel. Shields llrst on hen. Riley first on pen. B. B. red game bantam, Riley took four on first and second. Ili'iinvn tin 1/^.v MnOllOxn Unit nn nnnlr and first on hen. White Holland turkeys, Shields took all. White China geese, Ross & Son first on ganders, second on goose. Farber, first on goose. Shields ntcond on gander. Aylesbury ducks, Ross & Son first on ducks and llrM on drake. Farber second on duck and drake. Poulen duck, Peachhlll farm first on duck and drake, Shields, second on draki* und duck. Guineas, Farber won all on white nnd pearl. Ross & Son first on largest display, and Shields second. Awards In the educational department were as follows* To Clay school, geometry; algebra, to I Madison school; physics, to Madison | From the Start school; music, to Union school; n skeleton, to lirHt grammar grade, Madison school and to Webster Hohool; Allison Dick, ago 7, Madison school, dlv. D, grade 2; Bertha Kusta, Webster school; Albert Bollvllle, age 14. Webster school; Margaret Smith, age 14, Webster school; R. L. Boyd, age 1ft, Madison school; no entries; Elwood Prager, age 14, Cluy school; Bessie English, age 13, Clay school; Willie Bergner, Webster school; Charles Dillon, age 12, Madison school; Llszie Welsham, age 12, Madison school; Grace Reich, Cluy school; Lydla McNash, Webster school; Druclllu Fyfe, age 8, Madison school; (only one entry) to Allen Gardner, Washing- I ton school; Mary Pratt, age 11, Webster I school; Cecil Baer, Clay school (no other school had any entries under Nos. I 920 and 921)- Alma Spell, Clay school; Will Bergner, Webster school (only one exhibition); Doretta Morgan, age 15, I Washington school, Charles Hathaway, I Webster school (a force pump took the I premium); Etta Bell, ftrst year work in clay modeling, Washington school: Ad i I Thompson, age 11, Center school; Mary 'I Blatchley, age 13, Center school; Cory I Happy. Union school; Alfred Hesse, Up 11 Ion school; James Sheridan, Webster school; flrHt award to Elisabeth Meelc, Washington school; second award, Willie Detwller. of Ritchie school. First to Webster, 110 00; second to Ritchie, $5 00. Speplal premium awards were awarded for fruits as follows, the Judge being William H. Dimmey, of Whitfield, this county* Theodore Neff, 1; A. C. Untersuber, 2; W. W. Klrkpatrlck, .1; a. c. Untersuber, 1; W. W. Klrkpatrlck, 2 and 1; a. c. Untersuler, 2; John Smith, 1; a. c. l'ntersub?r, 2; W. W. Klrkpatrlck, 1; a. c. Untirsuber. 2; a. c. Unti-rzubor. 1; John Smith, 2; a. <"\ Untersuber, 1; D. e. Ilannn fk Co.. 2; a. C. Unt-rzuber, 1; John Smith. 1; a. c. Untorsuber. 2; a. c, Untersubert 2; a. c. Untersuber* 8s Theodore Neff. 1; Win. Whilllne. L. Itltser, 1; M. Shepherd, 2; I). E. Hanna & Co.. 1; Th'-odore Neff, 2; Theodore Neff, 1; D. 10. IIuiinrt A Co., 1; Mr,. George Abbott*, Trill, O.. I; W. W. Klrkpatrlck, 2; Christian Pelts, 1; Mrs. Goo. Abbott. 2; John Smith. 2; a. c. Untorsuber, 2; A. C. Untersuber. I; John Smith, 2; John Smith, 1; A. C. Untersuber, 2; a. C. Untersuber. 1; John Smith. 2; John Smith. 1; a. Untersuber, 2; Theodore Neff, 1; Geo. Koonse, 2; John Smith. I; John Smith, 1; John Smith, 1; John Smith, 1; A. C. Untersuber, 2; A. C. Untersuber. 9; a. 0. Untersuber, 2; Theodore NelT, 2; a. c. Untersuber, 1; M. Shepherd, 2; w. r Carter, Greggsvllle, 1; W. K. Curter, 1; a. C. Untersuber, 2; Theodore Neff. 2; Theodore Neff, 22; a. c. Untersuber, 1; a. <\ Untersuber, 1; M. Shepherd, 2; a. C. Untersuber, 1; Theodore Neff, 1; a. <\ Untersuber. 2; John Smith, 1; a. C. Untersuber, 2; a. C. Untersuber, 2; Theodore N?'(T, I; John Smith, 1; John Smith, I; Wilbur Cllpp, St. Clalrsvllle. 2; Theodore Neff, 2; A. O. Untersuber, 2. .Indue lMmiiuy also gave thefollowIn nil tlio world there I* no other twit menl no jutrp. ?'Mvn i,? ii H.it.-, ?opihovdy, lor ere. iH'rviiiK,|'iirlfyliig.niid Identifying tln?Mtiu, cslp, mid lialr, end er.-nllcntliiK ever* tin- I Hior, e* lathi with t'DTlotJltA poai*, Mid |- .ii.. nio'lii' ?" with (f IK I'HA (uliitin' nt >, tii" /rrent nklii cure, ttn n ? M <\\ tU iMttkl ' In i i , M I . iirt't' i *# "41141 11'ir f >iin, i > i*. i,11 Hair,"ft*, EVJSUVI ng special premiums for vegetables, in L'!Has I); Theodore Neff, Bella Ir*. 1; John Stahl, Bridgeport, 2; A. C, l'nterzuber, Bellalre, 8; D. E. ilunna Co., Science Hill, 1; W. \S\ Kirkpatrick. Cafsville, O., H. Shields. Harmon Creek. Pa., 1; John Stahl, Bridgeport. 2; W. W. Kirkpalrlck. l; M. shepherd, St. ClalraviU*. i).. 2; John Stahl, 1; Theodore Neff, 2; rheo. Neff, 1; Theo. Neff. 1; Theo. Neff. I; A. C. Unterzuber, 2; D. E. Hanna & Co., 2; I). K. Hanna A: Co., 2; A. C. L'nterzuber, 1; Theo. Neff, 2; John Stahl, I; Theo. Neff. 2; Theo. Neff. 1; A. C. Unterzuber, 2; John Smith, Island. 1; Ernest Blayney, Kim Grove, 2; Theo, Neff, 1; A. C. L'nterzuber, 2; John Stahl. 1; John Smith, 2; John Stahl, 2; John Smith, 2; Theo. Neff, 1; John Stahl. ;2 A. C. Untersuber, 2; John Stahl, I; Theo. Neff. 2; Theo. Neff, 1; Theo Neff. 1; A. C. l'nterzuber, 2; A. C. l'nterzuber, 2; flea. Krouse. West Wheeling, 1; A. C. L'nterzuber, 2; Theo Neff, i; John Smith 2; John Stahl, 1; A. C. Unterzuber, 2; John Stahl, 1; John Smith, 2; John Smith, 1; Theo. Neff, 2; Theo. Neff, 2; M. Shepherd, I; Theo. Neff, 2; A. C. Unterzuber, 2; A. C. Unterzuber, 2; Lee Lisbon, Bridgeport, 1; John Stahl, 2; | Ernest Blayney, 1; John Stahl, 2; A. C. l'nterzuber, 1; Geo. Krause, 2; Theo. | Neff, 1; A. C. L'nterzuber, 2: John Stahl, 1; A. C. l'nterzuber, 2; John Stahl, 1; IX E, Banna & Co., 1; W. W. Kirkpatrick, 2; John Stahl, 1; A. C. l'nterzuber, | 2; Geo. Kruuse, 1; A. C. Unterzuber, 2; John Stahl. 1; A. C. Unterzuber, 2; Lee Lisbon, 2; Theo. Neff, 2; John Stahl, 1; j B. A. McDonald, Bridgeport. 1; Theo. Neff. 2; John Stahl. 1; John Stahl, 1; H. A. MoBonald, 2; Theo. Neff, 2. i In the culture of llowers and plants the following awards were given to professional florists: L. A. Smith, Island, 1; W. F. Zane & Son, 2; L. A. Smith, 1; W.' F.^Zane^fc I EHi, 2: Edward o'Nelll. WWllMIl, IL I 1; L. A. Smith, 2; Ed. O'Neill, I; O'Neill. \V. F. Zane & Son, 1; Ed. .VIII, 2; L. A. Smith, 2; L. A. Smith, 2; \. Smith, 1; Ed O'Neill, 2: Ed O'Neill, Bv. F. Zane & Son, 1; Ed O'Neill, U; F. Zane & Son, 1; L. A. Smith. 2. I "llllam H, Grimm, wholesale and re : to the Finish. lail manufacturer of Ire cream and lees, received first premium for ice cream yesterday. It was handed over to .Mrs. Lutz and the ladles of the Jelly and art departments, who in turn favored the fair officials with some of It. The ladles speak highly of the cream. FDRHI5HED EXCELLENT SPORT. Yrstcnluy'a Hurra worn Hotly Contested. Tile Detail*. #HR thtfe events on the racing card yestery day afternoon furnlshed some excellent Bport and they were witnessed by one of the largest second Ji tiny ? Kiuwii? in \ /^-V\ hlatory of the fair. (/) I The 2:32 pact* wan very ; / Interesting and the faj vorlte. Rye Wonder. \J i owner by H. E. MenAa dcl. nf th,rt c,ty? WM ////!r//ji*boaton out by Jes:i5v\ ale L. In tho 2:40 \w^' \ trot the favorite again \ lost. Carrie Wilkes \ was tho favorite, but Sixteen won out In tho fifth heat. In the last event of the day, Jim I'ugh, the favorite, had It all hlf own way. Owing to the biff field and the five heats weary for the 2:40 trot, It wal after 7o'clock when the 2:32 pace ended, and the last boat was paced In the gloaming. All th^ finishes were exciting and good time was made. Hl.TI Pnrr, 9100. FIRST HEAT?There were only four entrants faced Starter Lleman for this event. Jessie L. bad the load until tho Htretell, when Eye Wonder phot past, winning by half n length. Jessie L. finished second. Time, 2:28)4. SKCOND HEAT?1Thin heat promised a very pretty content, and It was as far an the llrat half won concerned. Ey?l Wonder held the lead until the Aral quarter, Jessie L. then showing her nose a little, but broke u moment later. Eye Wonder then held th" lead till the wire wna erossed. Itosettn P. then got a cinch on second place, Jessie L. coming In third. Time, 2:20%. THIRD HEAT?Horao raelng would not lie sport If there were no surprises, and this heat had ith surprise. JcshIa L. won easy, Eye Wonder missing It from tho Mart. The Wheeling borne, however, though almost threatening t<i be distanced In the neeond half, got down l<? work and brought the eherni from the crowd as be Hew around the lusi quarter, but had to flnltdi fourth. Miss Jerome ?ot second place, lloaotta P. third. Time, 2:22ty. FOURTH HEAT ltonetta P. wni drawn, leaving Eye Wonder, Jessie i, and Miss Jerome. Again the Wheeling spectators became sorrow-laden, their favorite. Eye Wonder finishing In tin' rear. Jessie 1,. took the heat wltli hands down In 2:2m. FIFTH HEAT?Jessie j,. captured this heat and the raoo? but Bye Wohdet pushed her bard, (taming down tht stretch Eye Wonder si rained every rnuiele under whip, and finished half it length behind. Time, 2:22U. Huinmnry: Jennie l... b. nv, r. 1. '/.hitler, ('olntnhpti, ?? (Klouler). 2 3 111 Eye \V"iifler, l>. k . II. J. Men* ili'l, Wheeling, \V. Vn I 1 4 3 J MIm Jerome, b. ni., W. Av? rill, Maiden. \V. Vn 3 4 2 2 I Koselta I*.. in., l-'renk llri|. i Ink) (thrlchsvllle, (1 4 3 R dr. Time. IihMi iiwH. Ill j littft Ili4llTrni, Inn Pliurr MWAT Thi i' wi t" nrf horaei drawn for this event, tho nlxl<< n on* I rants contesting. Fully a qunrlor of nil hour wan ooniuiw d in gottln owing In the lilff field, I'nirle wilkes, itie pole horse, got away In gnod shape, holding the lead to thi thn *i miu jK)h, w here h- broi a Httl . and didn'i Cecovet in lime lo tite\I nl Blxlw n p tail bur ber. Tln? field was well bunched and came in In u heap close to the leaders. Nellie Conway was a good third. Time. 2:23tf. SECOND HEAT?Carrie Wilkes took this .which was a very pretty heat, All j got away well on the second attempt to start, and Six teen, the pole h<r^e, went up in the air the first few yards. | He emerged from the tall-end group on | | the second half and beut Antea out for j second a few lengths from the wire, Carrie Wilkes had a safe lead. Time, I 2:22li, THIKD HEAT-A collision between Haron Boy und Antea resulted on the I lirst turn, causing some excitement, I hut no damage was done. Neither hors? | was able to finish the heat, but were allowed to start the next time. Carrie I Wilkes kepi the lead from the 6tart, the j others followed in a listless profession, Hprlngloek getting second and Hessie Iv. ' third places. Time, 2:22*4. | FOURTH HKAT-Carrle Wilkes a^ain took Ihe lead, and the first half was one of the best bunches of the day. 8*. . At tlio Track Klrfc. Sixteen by hard trotting chased her close all the way around, and the finish was aa hot as tire. Sixteen overtook Carrie Wilkes in the stretch and the little mare then broke for a fgw jumps, but settled down almost immediately. Sprlnglock, however, sot past her Just under the wire, amid wild choera. Time, 2:22^4. FIFTH HEAT?There was a battle between Sixteen and Carrie Wilkes, each having two heats. They tugged around both halves at a hot pace, but Sixteen was too much for the steady little mare. In fact, he could have won by several lengths more. Time, 2:23,/4Sumrnury: Sixteen, b. g, W. W. Todd, Jackson, Mich 12 8 11 Cnrrle Wilkes, Frank Walter, Greenfield, Ind 2 113 2 Sprlnglock, tir. in., W. Averlll, Maiden, W. Va. (Buley) 8 11 2 2 3 Nellie Conway. *?r .m., George McCrea, Now Holland. 0 3 4 4 5 10 Anteu, i>. h? William Mitchell, Bay Otty, Mich. Mitchell)/... 4 3 12 8 5 BohhI*> K., b. m., M. J. Kearns, cpnnKiu'io, i? ; a o i. (u Baron Hoy, C. U. UpHon, Mansfield, 0 11 8 7 11 4 Brody, br. v., Georpe Critchfleld. Mt. Vernon, t) 10 13 10 4 0 Highland Mold. b. m., C. C. Bell, Cleveland. O G 7 5 7 8 Thelka. b. m., T. M. Klnsey, Woodsheld, 0 7 9 C 10 C Nancy Bayland, rr. m . B. IV Liter, Pt. I'lenaunt, W. Vn...l3 12 9 9 7 Baron "Wood, br. k., Turney & Morris, Burls, Ky 1210 13 dr. Busso Creek, s. k., W. J.White, Bockport, o 6 6 11 6 dr Smltbfleld, Mold, blk. m.. II. B. Spellman, Minerva, 0 11 14 dr. BH Kern, Jr., eh. k.. Queenstown Farm, Pa dls. Dorothy Prown, r. m., James McCoooh, 8lstersvllle, W. Va. dip. Tlmo?2:23ii, 2:22^. 2:22K. 2:22% 2:23tf. 9?J44 Puce". FIRST HEAT ? The seven entries started for this race, nnd got off In lively fashion. Moral's gait caught the crowd, for though he vyas away In the rear on the first round, he spurted dangerously close to the leader, Jim Pugh, at the end of the half. It was hot on on the next turn, but Jim Pugh had lots of room under the wire, though It was fnst work. Moral was second, Fleta H. third. Time. 2:14?4SECOND HEAT?This was another fast hont. Jim Pugh and Moral see-sawIng the distance at a hot pace well In advance of the others, but again the favorite was too much for the sorrel gelding, nnd the first four horses finished In the same order ?s before. Time, 2:14%. THIRD HEAT?The moon was out as the horses were brought out for thin heat. They gat away with a pretty start and at a terrific clip. Moral again poked his nose alongside Jim Pugh, but the latter had speed to burn. On th-stretch Fleta H. and Mack D. and Moral had It hot and heavy for second plac. finishing In the order named. Jim Pugh slackened up under the wire, making It In 2:lfi>4. Summery: Jim Push; 1?. k.. I. N. Board mere; Jackson, Mich 1 1 1 Moral, s g., M. 13. Young1, Johnstown. Pn 2 2 4 Fleta H., ch. m., Ahe Mann, McKee's Rocks, Pa 3 3 2 , Mack P., J. M. Karr, Sowlckloy. Ph. (Karr) 4 4 3 HoFa Hall, h. in., II. 13. Bpellman, Minerva. O r> dr. Florence Wilkes, br. m., J. M. Frazler, Honerale, O. (Frasler) 6 dla. Dictator Wilkes, Joseph F. Callownv, Louisville. Ky dls. Tlmo-2:14Vi. 2:17i. TO-DAY'S RACES. Sumo of tho lint Spewl F.vrnta of the Week Programmed. To-day's racing program mo nt the state fair Includes three events, the 2:40 pace, the 2:22 trot, and the 2:14 pace, for purses aggregating 11.200. Excellent sport l? assured. The entries: 2:40 Pace?Purse $100.00. I?Maggie Patchen, ch. f., J. F. Flanagan, Newark, Ohio. 3?Hardeo Hoy. b. g., II. J. Jamison, Dola- j ware, Ohio. 3?Louisa W., h. in., Turney & Morris, Paris, Ky. 4?O(11)0 Helen, hlk. g., Turney & Morris, Paris, Ky. ft-Jenslo I/., h. m., E. L. Zelgcr, Colli mhus, Ohio. 6?Master Gilbert, h. g., D. J. llayhold, Columbus, Ohio. jt 7?Gladys, br. m., Frnlm Hod rick, Fhrlchsvllle. Ohio. 8?Joo Thayer, blk. Wilson St Trimble, I Montgomery, Ala. 9?Alniedo Chief, s. h., T. J. Wlldey, Jackson, Mich. i 10?Alice Wales, gr. in., J. M. Karr, Bowl akfey, Pa. II-Rae, n. K., 1). a. McDonald. Wllklnsburg, Pa. 12?Black Jim, blk. g., Fred West, Covingi ton, Trim. 2:22 Trot-Purso fino.nO. 1?llnmmtella, b. ni., M. W. Mays, RutI' i. I'ii. JBWRLRY?JOHN BECKBR & CO. Safer Hum o Hank. When you Invst money In Jew1 elry you're wise. You hftvo youf vnbii '? fe mnd sure If you buy ? Jvwehy hol e Ml?l net tb<> NVvU anlitlo results thrown in, John Becker & Co., JKWKI.HII9 AND OPTICIANS. I flOUt tlaouU Mtr??t, Wlie?lhi|, H. Vn. A LETTER TO WOMEN. A few words from Mri. Smith, of Philadelphia, wil 1 certainly corroborati the cla w that Lydia L. Pinkhaia'? Vegetable Compound is woman's reliable friend. *'1 cannot praise Lydia E. Pink. Iidm's Vegetable Compound too higUy. able; but as soon as I would put my feet on the floor, the pains would come back. 44 livery one thought it was impossi* ble for mo to get well. 1 was paying $1 per day for doctor's visits and 75 cento a day for medicine. 1 made up my mind to try Mrs. Piukham's Vegetable Coinpound. It has effected a complete cure for me, and I have all the faith in tho world in it. What a blessing to wo man it is!"?Mits. Jknnik L. 6mitu.No. 824 Kauffman St., Philadelphia, fa, 2?Jim Corbett. h. L. B. Davidson, ewark, Ohio. lantlo Jr.. blk. g., E. L. Zclger, Columbus, Ohio. 4?J. \V. C.. br. R-, Frank Hedrtck, Uhrlchnvllle, Ohio. 5?Arch W., ch. h., William Trimble, Montgomery, Ala. 6?Augustena A., b. m., C. W. BocaRc, llouma, I-ii. 7?Percy Vincent, C. S. Clarke, New Castle, I'a. 8?Acoylte, ,T. M. Karr. Sowlekley, Pn. 9?Dictator Prince, b. t?., D. O. McDonald, Wllklnsburg, Pa. 10?Billy Patterson, br. g., Peter Carroll, Clevulund, Ohio. 11?Entellu, b. in., Greater Pittsburgh Stock Form. Pa. 12?Sunle Hill, blk. m., Greater Pittsburgh Stock Farm, Pa. 13?Marin, h. m., G. A. Goodrich, Shelbyvlllo, Jnd. 14?Eva S., N. J. Aldrlch, Peoria. 111. 15?Pandora. N. J. Aldrlch, Peoria, 111. 1G?Lady Kllbuck, 11. G. Juker, Klttannlng, Pa. 17?Retallna. Joseph F. Calloway, Louisville, Ky. 2:14 Paco?Purse W00.00. 1?Lora, ch. m., It. P. Liter, Pt Pleasant. W. Va. 2?Rnrr Pntrh. ch. a.. J. F. Fhinauan. Nftw ark, Ohio. S-Wni. Wallace Scribncr, br. 8., D. Mull, South Brooklyn, N. Y. 4?Carrie Omvard, li. in., W. H. White, Cleveland. Ohio. 5?Ace,-1>. A. McEwen, Pay City. Mich. G?ltussoll Wilkes, b. K-. W. L. 11 Ice, Canal Dover, Ohio. BALLOON ASCF.NSIOH. .IIIii hliannou antl Prof. Ilntrhliianit Fig* tirctl lu Vfiliniay'* The. balloon ascension and parachute Jumps by the Grace Shannon Balloon Company, in the afternoon, rlvetted tho eyes of the several thousand spectators In the fair grounds, as well as thft crowds that lined the river banks. And after the huge bap soared far up above the city, nearly everybody for miles watched until the descent, which was east of the city, had been made. Professor Thompson, Grace Shannon and the clever dog, Daisy, were the performers. They pot away about 3 o'clock, and formed a graceful spectacle as the balloon shot up from th-i ground, the man, woman and dog. :vcii separately attached, trailing underneath. Tho dog came down In tho enclosure rather hard, and at the crack of the pistol, Grace Shannon made a ne.it descent, after'belng up several hundred feet, into the river Following this the balloon nnd the professor continued lo sail up, and ho went about 4,500 ft : high. The slight breeze carried th-* balloon east, and as Professor Thompson didn't wish to light too far from the balloon, he rode with it until east of Cliapline hill, where he dropped. rncu f?T? VTOTTflPQ uuwu ul vaw?*\/?hw Hotel .^leit Don't k ioiv What to Do willi 'Minn till* Week. Hotel men say they do not Jcnow what to do with the rush of visitors In the way of furnishing them with sleeping places. They say also that they aro Jammed, but most every day some few are leaving nnd therefore so much room f<?r the night. Hut, however, the people manage to get some place, us tho people of Wheeling know how to treat and throw open wide the gates to visitors. So there need be no apprehensions on the part of tho^e contemplating visiting the city, as our people are goou nnd there is room for thousands to come. McLure?Mrs. William D. G. Cabell, Norwood; Jos. H. McDermott, Morgantown; F. A. Smith, Clarksburg; Sam K. Nuzum, Fairmont; L. M. Gorhain, Slstersvllle; E. Wells, Slstersvllle; S. K. Cowoll and W. J. Painter, Thornton; C. 11. Johnston, Parkersburg. Statnm Hotel ? Edward Huglll, Clarksburg; J. U. Kellar, Miss Hc.-slo Koen, Miss Flora Koen, Mnnnlngton; Miss Catharine Leonurd, Washington; J. McKay, Slstersvllle; J. W. Smith# Cray's Flat; J. W. Fear, Fairmont; H. 12. Amor, Gray's Flat; E. M. Parrifb, L, B, Morgan* Broom field; Mrs. El. Smith, Miss Bessie Smith. Miss Lldla Shafer, Manntngton; C. W, Snider. o. A. MoKelvey, Eliza Stewart, Slstersvllle; Mrs. F. M. Idler, Parkersburg; F. A. Nemo, C. J Nemo, \T. G. Douse, Si t? vllle; J. D, Dos worth, Mrs. J. W. H hworth, J. W. Walter. Phllllppl: P UAmos, Amos; W. II. Aspinwall, Weston; E. J. Wilson, Mrs. D. Zln, John Zin, Phllllppl; W. A. McCann, liurton; J. V. Hamilton, T. N. Norton, Amos; G. B. West, E. Boomer, II. <5. Meek, J. McCoach, Sieteruvllle; 11. E. O'Hrletu Friendly; T. E. Graham. G. P. Crow. Jackson; F. A. Alman, ClarkBVille; \\f> W. Christy, Parkersburg; William Humble, Steubenvllle; H. Way. Mannlngton; It. N. Lindsay, 8teubcnvllle? C, K. Bowman, Evunsvllle; B. 13. N<"J* man, New Martinsville; C. O. Dunlap? Waihlni Howell t\ T. Knnnard ami son, Oral' ton; J. F. Gump ami wife, Geo. L. Mil* ler, Mannlugtmr. W, V. Carmlehad, Smlthvllle; James Forsyth, BIstersvlllG <?. H. Woofter, Parkersburg; 1J. S. Alba, William 13. Sine ami wire, George IL Thomas, Mannington; C 12. M??."gan. 1'arinlngton; L. O. Currish, Davis; J? Mathews nnd wife, Mlddlcboum ; J. Wation, st. Mary's; John stui-y. F< Talbot, Arthur I, J. A. Wllli.tnis# sisteruvllle; Mrs, Jennie Berry, M s Igo, Parkersburg; John C. MeEldow* ney, New Martinsville; T. II. Tfaink, S. Jamison, Slstersvllle; John Lane, Newport. O.; John Sehnlcr and ?ifp, .'leulienvlllo; A. H. Fallorton, Newt'a"' t'? . Fay Hweetlnnd, HlMtersvllle; T M# Cnu Hundred; M. G. Uowmnn. 1 'M * vllle; v; W. Drown. J. IV MeGlotf iin, John A Williams, itavenswn . <!. I'll. lllaxer and wife, Glenwood; William I, Ilred, Canlon, ().; 1. H. Leaner. lluf I'M*; J A Meeks, Mnvgnntown; A M. ?' ?v\ nnd wife, Llltlelon; J M. Gel . Mannlngion; Ell Prltehford, I'oint I'm .mini; A. S. Sehoflcld, Mannln?ton; c. \ UuwUlus, 11, It. Deput', rarUvtl* ' hi i i w It McGregor, Albion; N. '???>* nlnrlinin, Mnnnlngton; J E Mh'i? land, ?'m!e\ \ in.; M J Albloni fi s st..,. . m n . V nit1 ' Knout: New .M.iitlieu 111 ; J M 1 penhitver, Hebron; O M Crow, Ji iji "niivlile; u, ||, Douglass, Dlnley Lat'jP to!ttl?ut<luu I'iCth !* * ?