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AmcrliV* Niljucmmy Aluonil.
There was a time, and it Is very far
from being remote, when England made
sport of the rivalry of the United States
in excelling her In manufactures, more
especially In Iron and .steel. But a
change has come over the spirit of her
In commenting on an article republished
from an English periodical by the
American Manufacturer, of Pittsburgh,
upon "The relative cost of producing
Pig Iron In England and America," the
Philadelphia Rccord says: "If this ebullition
in English papers?dally, weekly
and monthly?regarding American progress
shall be continued much longer we
will be surfeited with foreign laudation
of our accomplishments. Some of tho
most prominent English writers upon
technical topics are now Invading American
magazines and telling us to our
faces what great things wo are doing.
Mr. Mulhall, for example, has been
showing by his statistics, in a series of
profound papers in the North American
Review, that as a nation we have increased
and multiplied faster than any
other people. He shows that our footpounds
of energy exceeds those of of any
other people; that wo produce more Iron,
more grain, more cotton, more copper,
more gold, more silver, and that we also
consume more of these commodities
than any other people in tho world. M.
J. Stephen Jeans, for many years secretary
of the British Iron and Steel Association,
and now the editor of the Engin ering
Review, (London), has been talking
about our great iron Industries to
the English people through the columns
of the London Times. Now he has
crossed the water, and is talking to us
directly about the 'Importance of Supremacy
In the Iron Trade' through the
Intermediary of the Engineering Magazine
of New York.
"All this is very surprising, and it le
almost enough to make us feel dizzy.
What a contrast to the former expressions
In English papers of amused tolerance
of our early efforts toward recognition
as the coming Industrial producers
of the first magnitude! Less than two
years ago London Engineering laughed
fit a writer in the Engineering: Magazine
of New York who contrasted American
and English labor systems and workers,
giving advantage to the former.
To-day there Is no more ardent preacher
of the very doctrlncs which were then
considered so absurd than the editor of
this great (English weekly technical
Outgoing ami 'Incoming.
One week from to-day the Wheeling
postofllce will change administrators, the'
commission of the Incumbent having
expired. Postmaster M. .T. O'Kane
has given the utmost satisfaction, to the
business people of the city during his incumbency,
and It is only the fortune of
politics that retires him. The Intelligencer
congratulates him on the admirable
record he has made. With him, Mr.
George Balrd, his able assistant, also relinquishes
a position he has most acceptably
filled. May the future lines of both
these gentlemen be cast In pleasant
In speeding the parting the Intelligencer
welcomes the successors of Mr.
O'Kane and Mr. Balrd In the management
of the trust they lay down. Mr.
George Wise, the appointee of President
MeKlnley, Is too well known to need
any commendation at the hands of this I
paper. He Is admirably equipped in
business experience to llil the position.
He Is a gentleman of the strictest probity
of character, enjoying the most Implicit
confldenoo of the business community,
and we predict for him a most
successful and satisfactory career. Ho
1s fortunate In the selection of Ills assistant,
Mr. William R Simpson, than
whom a better man could not have been
chosen. Ripe In qualifications and pleas- >
Ing In his modest personality, he cannot
fail to share 1n the honors that may fall
to the Incoming administration. In
such changes in the governmental s rvice
the public lofws nothing, and fho
dignity and responsibility of tho ofllco
sre amply scoured.
Titer* Am Oilier*
The papers outside of the otats are at
It ngnln. They are deploring the numerous
escapes from West Virginia Jails.
Any common occurrence in this commonwealth
1s magnified hy th#so selfconstituted
conservators of public morality.
Not long ago five desperate criminals
took French leave of :i I'ennsyl
vanla Jailor. And there are others.
If the foreign presi would occasionally
refer to our wonderful natural resour* <
our extreme good nature ninS tho wonderful
development that Is going on
within our OOnflnoa, It would not only be
more pleasant, but Irs* Irritating to out
sensibilities Tin mote orid the benm apply
to modern civilisation fvlth ths same
pertinency as In the days told of In the
Hrrlptures. We are an good as ths bent,
not near so bad u ikt wont. Sliest
suggestions are dropped for tbe introspection
of those Journals that would demean
the fair name of Weet Virginia.
Looks SfUl Bright.
The days are now beginning to
lengthen, and with their Increase cornea
the cheering news that the able-bodied
prosperity of 1897 will enter the ring of
1S98 in first class condition. General
Prouperity will continue to marshal the
forces of business, and we may hope,
before long, for a complete victory over
Henry Clews In his review of the situ- |
atlon says: "According to the reports
from trails circles and from manufactur- i
lng centres, there la good reason for expecting
that the commercial recovery of
1897 will be more than equalled in 1898.
Advices from the agricultural states indicate
the prospect of a more active
business than has been realized for
many years, and suggest u probability
of the liquidation of an important
amount of farm mortgages, with the effect
of creating a demand from the
mortgagees for other securities to take
their place. Tbe iron trade, which is
accepted as the best barometer of the
connuion or ousiness ai large, continues
Its remarkable increase of aotivlty. The
"best evidence of the magnitude of the
current Increase In this Industry Is afforded
by the fact that the lake shipments
of Iron ore for 1897 amount to 12,- I
200,000 gross tons, against 9,600,000 in 189C
?showing a gain during the twelve
months of 2,600,000 tons, or nearly 30 per
per cent; and ye: there Is a probability
of a still larger movement In 1808. Our
exports of steel rails and railroad equipments
and alflo of electrical plants aro
assuming very extraordinary dimensions;
and there are Indications of an increase
in the home construction of railroads,
to say nothing of the undertaking
of long deferred repairs and improvements
and purchases of rolling stock.
The continued fall In prices has made It
possible to export a variety of articles
for which we have hitherto been unable
to find a foreign outlet; and this, with
other conditions, foreshadows the full
maintenance of the Increase in exports
of manufactures wltfch has been steadily
gaining for the last two or three years. '
The value of this lies not merely In our
gaining new sources of trade, but equally
in the relief which is afforded to our
congested home markets, and the consequent
better opportunity for the realization
of industrial profits. It is not easy
to overestimate t,he Importance of this
growth In our export trade. The total
foreign shipments of merchandise for the
la6t eleven months exceed thoso of the
same period of 1S96 by $86,000,000, and of
1895 by $242,300,000."
The Lotion Inilnttry.
Much has been said of the proposed reduction
of wages of the cotton mill workers
of New England by demagogic Democratic
papers who are crying wolf In the
Prosperity sheep fold. Nomatter wha t the
unusual conditions may be that surround
an Industry if it uses the common business
precautions to avoid bankruptcy
tho misanthropes see In that action a
refutation of the better times claimed by
Journals of discernment.
The cotton indus:ry has been languishing
for a long timc,^rum the over-production
of the mills. And only the other
day u convention of cotton growers at
Nashvillo discussed the proposition of
limiting the area of cotton cultivation.
The raw and the finished products nre
in a depressed 6tatc, and the condition
has no relative bearlngon the prosperous
times that now obtain.
The American Wool and Cotton Reporter
puts the case in a nutshell when it
says: "The sufferers from the present
state of the cotton manufacturing industry
are the northern mills. This is due
to the great Increace in the number of
southern mills in recent years. In 1S80
5Va per cent of the spindles of the United
States wore in the south, but In 1897 the
states south of Mason and Dixon's line
possessed 18% per cent of the total
spindles of the country. Stated in another
way, the number of spindles in the
south has increased 448 per cent since
, 1880, against an increase of only 40 per
I cent on the part of the remainder of the
country. This is a showing which cannot
be belittled, and it is one which
should probably preclude any surprise
at the present condition of the cotton
manufacturing Industry In the United
Mr. George P. Sargent, a former well
known resident of this state, and a very
clever Journalist, and now the managing
editor of the Newburyport, Mass., Herald,
refers In this pleasant manner to
I lion. N. B. Scott's appointment: "President
McKlnloy may point with pride to
I his appointment of Hon. N. B. Scott, of
West Virginia, to the office of colloctor of
Internal revenue. The collector is an experienced
legislator, one of the most
prominent business men of tho country,
a tried and true Republican, and an extended
traveler. Ho will fill the office
with honor to himself and et.ite, and
prove an honor to his country."
The Register mill hangs on the skirts
of "Calamity Jane/' Madamolsellp Misanthropy,
the compliments of the s ason,
and many happy returns. You will be
wearing bustles yet.
Did you g?t n red ni?rktlc, when you
wanted ;i blue ont;? Well, don't kiclc.
Buy a pair of blu spectacles, and you
i will ne happy yet.
What would (his world be If It wasn't
The first gift brings the stalest Joy.
"Thanks. The some to you!"
Tlio WmI Ylrgliilnit'a Pnper*
K<lltor Henry Morgan, of the Morgantown
Post, takes occasion to speak thus
pleasantly of the Intelligence: "It is especially
the Writ Virginian's pap.?r?for
lis nble and patriotic course In '61-3 contributed
In greater measure lo lh?* formation
of the slate than any other factor.
And it's no wonder West Virginians
honor and patronise tho InMllg??ncer?ooupled
with Its splendid news department
arid other up-tO*date frature?."
'fiilMrviillvit ninl llillnlilt.
BuekhsnnOfi Banner: Tlie Intelligencer
In cmscrVAtlVA and always reliable, and
while we differ from II politically we appreciate
It as on? of the triort valuable
dally paper on our ex oh an go (lit,
A TfltiuU Ci nut Ohio.
Cadis, o? Republican: The lnie|||g*noej-is
one of (lie most reliable of Itopubu*
can papers, and has been one of the
chief influences in bringing the state of
West Virginia Into the Republican dpiumn.
It is also an up-to-dato newspaper,
and belongs almost as much to Eastern
Ohio as to West Virginia.
WHAT THE BACHELOB 8AY3.
The only kind of love that you can't
And is the incurable kind.
Very few men have the strength of
mind not to Inslnuato to a girl that they
always carry a pistol.
If the women could have their way,
probably all the men's trousers would
have white pearl buttons on them.
The average woman never gets an
Idea that she has a lot of trials until
she gets into the habit of talking about
them lu prayer meeting.
A woman can never forgive her husband
for coming home early the night
she hus decided to sit up and wait for
him if it's until morning.
It Is one of the saddest ironies of life
that a man would a lot rather have a
girl give him some new red flannel un lar^lnlhAi
thin n riit.i'l ioj n?h.lrnv
but ho never dares say so.?New York
A tilory A In. nt F.?. Senator Keitnn.
W. E. Curtis In Chicago Record: 1
was told a curious story the other day
about the late Senator Kenna, of West
Virginia, whose statue is to be placed in
the capltol in a few days.
When he first came to Congress
a Mrs. Kenron, who lived in
the same 'boarding housa, persuaded
him to buy a ticket in a raffle nt a
church fair for a cooking stove and a
complete kitchen outfit. His ticket turned
out to be tho luck one and he cent
the poods to his home In West Virginia.
While he was arranging for their shipment
at the railway station he was introduced
to tho young lady who afterward
became his wife, and Jocularly Invited
her to become his cook. She replied
that she would be very glad to
do so. The next winter Mrs. Kearon
old Mr. Kenna a ticket in another fair
given by the same church. This time the
prize was a plain gold ring, and again
he was successful. He put the ring carefully
away until it was needed at hi*
wedding a few months later, and it bo
happened that his bride was the first
person to use the cook stove. Mrs. Kenna
Is now postmistress at Charleston,
W. Va., and the legislature of that
state has decided that Its representative
In tho gallery of statues of statesmen
at the capltol shall be the man who
won his wedding ring and Ills kitchen
furniture at a raffle.
If fan Fear Ininnilj'-flct 5lnrrle?l.
London Mall: Tho last report Issued
by the commissioners In lunancy calls
attention to the alarming increase of
madness In this country. One part of
the facts, however, has a bright side; it
can be used quite fairly na an argument
In favor of marriage, an old-fashioned
and honorable Institution that has
of lato years been foolishly attacked
from many quarters.
Married life has its trials?as the spider
Bald when his wife gobbled him for
her breakfast?but a man who mar be
now asking himself, "Shall I marry?"
ought to take Into the account Ills
chance of going mad If he do not marry.
At every nge, from twenty to sixtyflve
and upward, the chance of a single
man going mad Is much greater
than the chance of a married man going
mad. At ages twenty to twentyfour
the "odds" agaln3t the single
man, are flfty-flve to ton?that Is, Ave
and one-half to one?and those odds
against the single man, although they
become smaller on his ace Increases,
are so much in favor of the married
man that, in sober earnest, the frets
now dug out and shown, ought to be
carefully thought over by all unmarried
As regards women, the married women
show a marked superiority over
unmarried women as regards not rolng
mad, but their superiority over single
women is not fo great ns that of married
men over single men.
llrnuiMlt for IMvorc.
Slngerly (to friend recently married)
?"Why, old man, you look sad and dejected.
Have you met with a dipappolrvtment
In your matrimonial venture?"
Wederly?'"Alas! yes. 3iy wire cannot
Slngerly?'"Can't sing! Why, man,
that ought to cause you. to r^Jolco. I
think you ore to be congratulated."
Wederly?1"But the trouble Is that sho
thinks she can."?Chicago News.
1I? Will BreThUnt F?lriuonf.
Parkersburg Sentinel: Mr. George A.
Dunnlngton, editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer,
has taken unto himself n
wife In the person of Miss Florence E.
Kid well, a charming young lady of
Washington City, Mr. Punnlngton's
friends, and there are lots of them,congratulate
both bride and groom.
Cnrylng m Duck.
We all look on with anxious eyes
When father carves tho duck,
And mother almost always sighs
When fnther carves the duck,
Then nil of us prepare to rlnu
And hold our bibs before our eyes
Arid be prepured for some surprise
When father carves tho duck.
He braces up and prnbs a fork,
Whene'er lie earven a dUQk,
And won't allow a soul to talk
Until ho carves the duck.
Tho fork Is Jabbed Into tho sides,
Across the breast thn knlfo ho slides
Whll" every careful person hides
From grrnr,y chips of duck.
Th* platter's always sure to ?llp,
When fnther carves the duck,
And It makes all the dishes skip?
POtAtOII fly ftfllUOK.
The squash and eabhage lenn In space,
Rome one K?ts grtvy In tho face,
And father mutters Hindoo Ktace,
Wheno'or ho carves tho duck.
We have all learned to walk around
The dining room, and pluck
From off the window sills and walls
Our share of father's duck,
While father growls, nnd blows and Jaws,
And swenrs the knife Is full of flaws,
And mother Jeers nt him, because
Jlo cannot carve a duck
M ft C. M. MXO.V, n well known
merchant of T'leasnnt Tlldge, Fulton
County, I'a.? has a llttlo nlrl who In
frequently threatened with croup, l>m
when the first symptoms appear, his
wife gives her Chifnberlhln's Cough
ftcmedy, which always affords prompt
relief. The 26 and 60 cent slr.es for sale
si'rcMl. h,\i i;
fif on* Mint lied I'lnnm this mouth m
rATNK'M duplicate Whl it flel, fr?.m t
lo trays per s*l For sale at Hlatilon's
Old C'lty Hook More# (
ADVEET1SED FOE BUEGLAEB.
Tliejr Wera KcquciltJ to Call tud Steal
Chicago Times-Herald: A man rushed
into the business office of one of the
daily papers and stopped at the advertising
window. There he secured a pad
of paper and a pencil and with a string
to it. He wrote and erased, and then
tore up what ho had written, chewing
the fragments savagely while he made
"There," he said) at last, as ho thrust
the paper into the hand of the advertising
clerk, "count the words and tell
me what they will cost for one insertion.
I reckon that will fet?h them."
This was the advertisement:
Burglars" are requested to call some
night this week on Mr. and Mrs. Erastus
Brown, 200 Ash court. A door and
window will be left open, and every facility
offered for- removing the spoils.
"But this is a very unusual form of
advertisement," said the clerk, with a
troubled look. "I don't know whether
to put it under the head of personal o?*
educational. What is your motive, may
"My motive," said the advertiser, "Is
to get rid of an awful incubus of inherited
truck without any responsibility
fastened upon me. 1 might burn the
house1 down, but in that casu I would be
expected to save the heirlooms or perleh
with them. Say, young man, were you
ever the victim of a legacy?"
"No," said the clerk, with a friendly
grin. What a funny question."
"No old maid aunt ever died and left
you a dozen battered silver teaspoons
that had come dowu from Oliver Cromwell?"
"Lucky chap! Never had a solid silver
punch bowl bequeathed to you by a
bibulous old uncle- who was a disgrace
to his family while lie lived, but promised
to return and haunt you if you
didn't entertain his coinradca once a
JL-UI UUL Ul lliai uum.
"I should aay not."
"Nor a great-grandmother who left
you a silver soup ladle with a coat-ofarms
of some unknown- dead nnd gone
ancestor which must be placed under
your pillow every night Tor safe keeping?"
"No," said the elerk. "I belong to
plain, everyday people, and we haven't
a eoat-of-arms to our backs."
"Be thankful, young man. You little
realize what a blessed lot is yours. To
crown our misfortunes, another relative
died In Parte last week and left us her
diamonds. But I draw the line at diamonds,
and ko does my wife. We take
turns now sitting up with the silver.
After the burglars come and clean us
out we shall begin to live. Put that
advertisement in a good place, and I'll
let you know If wo hear from it.
Kiprrlencp will* Froirn NtuoUr.
Sutherland (Iowa) Republican: What
kind of a tlmo do you call it when the
stove smokes like the dickens and you
can't get the fire to burn? Well, we had
just such a time Monday morning, no
matter what you call It. "We sturte<l the
tire in a hurry and the emoko commenced
piling out the door and every
other old place that it could make a
sneak on us. Then wo were mad. Our
printers came In and stood around with
their overcoats on and their hands In
their pockets and wanted to know what
was the matter. Wo could not speak.
We stood nnd thought, but could not account
for it. We had been to church
Sunday and we thought of that, and
how good wo had been all day, but that
did not stop the smoke. Wo thought
ngaln. and It Just happened to strike us
that the chimney might bo frozen full of
smoke from the day before. Wo hustled
out and got a handful of powder
ond fired it In the stove; then wo ran
outside to see. It did the business, for
we could see big chunks.of smoke coming
right out of the chimney, and we
hustled right Inside again before one
fell on us. The stove hasn't smoked
since, and when It docs we will know
what Is the matter.
Urmia l.lkt< u IVovi-l.
A story of brotherly love and patriotIsm
which eounds like Captain Charles
King's novels comes to light through a
bill Introduced In the senate 1>y Mr. Penrose,
of Pennsylvania. At the breaking
out of the rebellion there lived In Philadelphia
a family named Francis. There
were two brothers, who bore a striking
resemblance to each other. Harmon, the
elder, Joined Company K. Ninetyseventh
regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer
Infantry, and went to the front,
while his younger brother, George, remained
at home to look after the wants
of thdr parents. At the first smell of
power Harmon became frightened and,
securing sick leave, returned hoin<\ Here
he collided to his brother George hlB Intention
to desert from the army, as he
was convinced that he was not born to be
a soldier. In order to save his brother
from punishment and the family name
from disgrace, George took Harmon's
place In the field, and successfully Impersonated
him. He served all through
the war, and was badly wounded, for
which he has since been drawing a pension
in "his brother Harmon's name.
Some time ago Harmon Francis died,
and George now wants to be placed on
the pension roll under his own name, so
that he and Ills family may get the
credit for serving his country Instead of
his weak-hearted brother.
IT COSTS YOU NOTHING
To Test its Wonderful Merit,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root Is the dls
covorjr of the eminent physician and
scientist and as such is not recommended
for everything. It Is distinctly a kidney
and bladder remedy and has been
so wonderfully successful In quickly
curing even thrwmost distressing oases
of these disorders that If you wish to
Prove Its wonderful merits you may
have a sample bottle and a book of valuable
Information both sent absolutely
free by mull. Mention the Dally Intelligencer
and send your oddresi to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Dlnghampton, X. V. This
liberal offer appearing In tlilr paper Is a
guarantee of goiiulncn* :The egular
sluts are sold by druggists, prlco fifty
cents and one dollar.
VOlt Till! I OI.IDA VH.
lfin? ^Vlnni of ?vary ?lo?<irlniloii, I in*
poriotl mid ilomoRlla, l*. Wlil.l'V I'D.
JVrtv l*ii 11 A lioul Houlli I In It o I n.
To enable the farmers In the lSastern
States to pass the long winter evenings
In an entertaining and Instructive
manner, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
I'nul Italhv.ir Company hns recently
published for free distribution, a new
| pamphlet, finely Illustrated with pictures
which will delight the py?>s of
Knstern farmers, and containing l?*i ter?
: from their brethren In Hoiith Dakota
dsscrlptlvo of their oxperl inces while
tilling the soil and raising cattle, sheeu
and hogs In the "Hunnhlne State." i
This pamphlot Is well worth readliff:
through from cover to cover. It will
t?e font fret- if you will send your Address
to either if. IT, Hunter, Imtnlj i
lion Agent, 201 Dearborn street, Chi
OAfbt or to Cleorgo n HAafford, (ion*
eral I'assenner Agent, Old Colony building,
Chicago, 111. a
MItH. UTAH!;, Pleasant nidge, O.,
ayit "Aft. r t(vo doctors gavo up my
boy to die, I snvrd him from croup by
lining One Minute Cough Curs." It is
the c|UIcltest and m - t certain
remedy for cough i, < ild and
all tlim.it and lung Mould- m \ Mini l*v?
it. GooUftt Marnot' and Twelfth
Mreeh; Clmtlmm BlnClnlr, lfortl'*ftlxih
and Jncoti itrootii a. W, Hcheelo, No.
A07 Main itreoj; II* toy I It o?,. Poi i
kfljlt Mtril ' . 10 ' jo . Dfldg p m i
i"?not iii in ( hi: 11111111m
A Home Without
A Piano !
Is a gloomy uffulr. A piano brightens up
tho hou.se wonderfully. What If you don't
play, yourself? You've friends who do. *
Kveninga pass quicker for a good piano. I
We can sell you a good piano fully up j
to u41 requirements, and savo you money.
We sell Iho Stulta & IJauer. I
.'Ill I'llUI mi/us uuc, pu-.u *** > , ? w.',
"If wo put ill all that I know and all
that you do not."
O Tciiipiiiu S <> fllum !
When Phyllis in sotno courtly dance
Threads tender mystic mazes,
Hor rich attlro may well cntranco
The eye that on her gazes.
In shimmering folds of stately grace
It falls, or outward swell*
In billows flecked with foam of lace,
Admired by beaua und belles.
When Phyllis riding forth would fare,
"Like Dlan, to the chase,"
Not Dlatfr with her might comparo
For perfect form and face.
Her shapely roll", with modest art,
Conceals, while yet It tells
Of witching grace, dour to the heart
Of mounted beaufl und bellos.
When Phyllis on her wheel would go,
Alas! what sight Is this?
Is this my modest maid or no?
I take It much amiss
That, with a gay defiant air,
Which hushed amn/.e compels,
Sh" snllles forth?my Phyllis fair?
In garb of bcaus, not belles!
Wo offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any rose of Catarrh that can
not he cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY fc'C., Props., Toledo, o.
Wfi tho undersigned. havo known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations ma do
by their firm,
WEST & T HIT AX, Wholesalo Druggists,
WALDINO, KINNAN & MARVIN,
Wh.-''"fi;*lo Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Curo Is taken internally,
noting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of tho system.
Price, 7'e. per hot tie. Bold by nil druggists,
WE will to-day put on sale a new lot
of books juwt received. Now books will
bo rocclved dally from now to Gnrlitinns.
Hpeclal orders given prompt nttentlon,?Stanton's
Old City Hook Store,
SPECIAL I'irgnlns In Diamonds.
H, E, IIILLMAN & CO.
nf One Iluiulruil l'latini till* month tit
11 o I hi ii v Iliitf oil (lie II. A O,
1 >roil' r 21, 2.", :;i and January 1, the
BallImoro A ()hlo u in veil round trip
excursion tickets, at reduced rates,
from all ftatlons went of und Including
Pltl ibutgh and Win ollnftiind aIho from
Wheeling <e Washington, P C? and
Hnlllniorc, valid for return pnj:;<aj;e until
Jatiuury !. Inclusive,
CLOSING out our is llie H-k flolld
Hold Watch at cost.
ii r MILIUM AN A CO.
IU'mIKIIH' Knives and Forks $2,7." per
dozen at <?. QflUher's,
II?11 r In Hit IIiiiii ,
Distressing Kidney and Hladder dlscane
I'lleved In i lx hours by "New
rirett Hotllh American Kidney Cure."
It Is a great AUI'Jnlse on neooiint of Its
. . . iilun promptness In relieving pain
In bladder, l<ldliey< nnd biok, III millo
or f.-mal Itellcves relenllon almost
limuodidte|y If you want ?iutcl( relief
I i i.i cure, this Is the rem dv. Hold by
It. II hist, I" ??? ''l"l. Will elln::, W. Vfli
Milligan, Wilkin & Co.
Sea our Mandolins, SI.9S. J
PASSING PLEASANTRIES. I
Highly Informed.?Aunt (to little ne- ?
phew from Boston?Now that yuu are
r.t mdmiiI Christiiiiis with us. Drown. I
want you to Jmnff up tour blocking for
Santa Claus, like your cousins.
Browning (with dignity)?1'ardon mo, I
aunt; but 1 have for some years been .
aware of the non-existence of the
mythical personage called Santa Claua.
At the same time, however, it will give *
me great pleasure to assist you in
keeping up tlmdelusion among the other
Upholding Justice.?"My wife pot even
with that burglar who set the burglar
alarm going and woke the baby."
"What did she do?"
"She pulled lilm in by the collar and
made him rock the baby to sleep again.'
?Detroit Free Press.
Mounting.?And, when 'they came to
tho young orincess and besought her
to mount the throne, she cast her eyes
"Yes," she linally faltered. "That is,
if you will bring it very close up to the
durb and look the other way." .
For the throne, you understand, was
a man's throne.?Detroit Tribune.
A Fast Color.?Fair Shopper?Yes, It's ,
a pretty color, but why do you call it i
"Boy Messenger" blue?
Shopman?Because we will guarantee, i
madam, that it will never run.?Pear- ;
son's Weekly. I
His Modest "Wish.?At a mission Sun- I
day school at Wood's Run yesterday :
the children were talking of Christmas. I
"Johnny, what would you like for '
Christmas?" a teacher asked of oue '
"I'd like a pair of pantaloons without \
patches, ma'am," replied the boy.?
Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph.
Effect of Face-Washing.?Harry?I
don't want you to wash my face.
Grandmother?Why? I've washed my
face three times a day since I was a
Harry?Yes, and just see how It's
Kuril lo Down n Natural Wll.
San Francisco Argonaut: Dr. Parr is
credited, with having answered a
"cheeky" youth In most effective fashIon.
The latter, wishing to "take a
rise" our of Parr, who was a man of
much dignity of aspect, before some
frivolous acquaintances, observed that
if the doctor and himself were to collaborate
they could write a very big
J. 8. RHODES & C?.
THREE UStriJL ARTICLES SAFE TO
BIY AND SIKE TO BE WAN TED I
50 dozen Fine Kid Gloves,
special value, in ox-blood, green
ind black, at $1.00 a pair. We
are sole agents for the celebrated
Clementina Kid Gloves,
at $ J. 15, $1.25, $1.35 and $1.50.
One thousand to select from,
at 98c to $7 each. See the
new Umbrella with detachable
handle?will go in any trunk.
Any grade you want, from
5c up. Special values in Ladies'
and Gentlemen's All Linen
Hemstitched at J 2 l-2c
I. S. Modes & Co,
1 Health |
? ? m
[g; In one chaptcr. ji|]
& l?Jpear Jaros'l)
^ mPMT Hygienic^
K 1# Under-g
|g ? wear it ?wear it??
fe?wear it ?wear it ?
jg?wear it?wear it ? ?
Full lino of Ropiilnr Underwear as largo
as 50. Price 60c nnd upwards.
C. HESS & SONS,
Fashionable Tailors nnd Gents' Furnishers,
1321 and i:'.J3 Mark'-t Street.
Christmas Matinee and Night, Dcc. 25.
^ Sixth Consecutive Season ol
Jas. A. Heme's
Beautiful ComeJy Drama,
in qhorc acres." Direction of II. C. Miner.
Presented by a tine company of players
with entire new scenery and many unique
realistic novelties. A superb production
Prices for matinee and night?$1.00, 7fic
and 60e. Heats on sale at <\ A. House's
Music Store Thursday, December 23. dc20
MONDAY, DECLMBER 27.
first Time in Wheeling of the Hoyt Theatre
A Bachelor's Honeymoon,
With John T. Sullivan and a great
cant of metropolitan favorite*. . .
It If bowlldertngly funny, and how It
goes.?Now York Journal.
Prices?$1.00. 75c and 50c. Seats go on
pale Friday, December 24, at C. A. House's
Music Store. do23
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29.
Tlio Laugh rroducrrs, Rmyih & Tilth's
Comedian*, presenting the Megartht1
inn Comedy Hit.
TWIV "> i*R CENT.
INDIA. ' I THOM
Hoyt's Theatre, N. Y.. where It had a run
of over MO nights to parked ho n
will laugh your troubles away.
Price??$1.00, "to and Mr. Scats on sale
nt ('. A. House's .Music Storo Monday,
December J27. del'3
QRAND OPERA HOUSE.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday and
Christmas Matinee. December "3, L'J.
'i'ho Irpltlinato Irish comedian. Mr. Dan
Sully, and an excellent company, prcsonttnjc
the succcssful comedy drama,
' O'URIKN, THI' CONTRACTOR,"
Night prlccs?IS, 25, 85 and Mc. Holiday
matlneo prices same as night. de20
( 1 RAND OPERA HOUSE.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday end
Wednesday Matlneo, Pre. 27, 28 and 21'.
1:DIBON'8 WONDE? KUI<
The Oreatcpt ef All Animated Picture
Night prlres-ir?. and n ntile2.1
Wilt retain their frnhnett a long time
when pflplfld with
Try on* of our Fa mil y Ctn*.
R. II. IISI, Drur)(|Ul? IOIO Mufri Street,
AM) IIV III Alt US I VtKYMVIII Kl.
E. E. WORTH EN,
Ptiboiv Building, Koo'ti Nr?. 301.
IliO Market Street,. . , Wfieollnq, W Va .
- -1 AKI tliviion j* [
PE R80NA I- MAD AM FT J I' LTTV*
Palmist and Hand Reader. |5
Main street. Reading! iOc. Ladles onli
SANARIES-500 HARTZ MOUKTaTS
Rollers Males Female# fiOc V?
NRY HELMBRIGHT'S, corner
ket and Sixth streets. dei
pROPOSALS FOR COAL ^
Sen led proposals for furnishing nut co?\
for city workhouse for tho year 1S& \vi'i
b? received at tho office of tho city clerk
until December ? 1897. * Uir*
Bids should bo staled and marked on
envelope "Bids for Nut Coal for Cltv
Workhouse," und tho name of blddr'r
del'4 11. \YATKINS, City Clerk
Ball Bearing Wring*:*
run like a bicycle, saving one?half th?
lubor, and fully guaranteed. We have the
old style wringers also?chcap.
GEO. W. JOHNSON'S SONS,
1210 Main Street.
J^l'NHKAL NOTICE?K. OF \\
All members of Ohio Valley Lodge \o
81, K. of P., are ordored to meet .it their
Caitle llall on Sunday afternoon at l
o'clock, sharp, to uttend the funeral of
lJro. F. .1. Shumnn. Members of sister
lodges are requested to attend.
J. A. 1ITTOUKS, C. C
J. \\\ CONNELI.V, K. of R. H. de:.
ChrlBtinas numbers London Newg,
Graphic, llolly Leaves. l,o Figaro, l?n k
Judge, Leslie's, Harper's and all other
Christinas periodicals, Juvenile and tov
books. Subscription* received for all
periodicals ut publishers' prices.
C. H. QUIMBY,
dell HH Market Street.
10 Al l.
II. r. HUIRENS CO.
....WM. F. KRIEG....
Has received a very beautiful line of hoi!diiy
Roods, such as Gold and Silver
Watcheu, Clocks, Diamonds. Jewelry, Silver
Novelties and a larxc stock of Ivory
Headed Umbrellas with Sterling Stiver
Trimming*. Theae Umbrellas are ospo.
(ClRlly mndo for the Jewelry trade. Do not
fall to innpoct our poods and prices before
you purchaso elsewhere.
1141 MARKtl STREET.
T- 1ST OP LETTERS REMAINING IM
j the nostolllco at Wheeling, Ohio coun.
ty, W. vn., Saturday, December 25. To obtain
any of the following tho applicant
must ask for advertised letters, giving
date of list:
Davis, Mrs. Maggio Klein, Mrs. John
Fluharty, Miss Atlio Miller,Mrs, Frank 17,
Grlswold, Mrs. Dor- Moran. Miss Katie
tha C. Neidort, Mra. AnHarrls,
Mrs. Sarah etta
Ilarmaon, Mrs. Phllyls, Mary
Ilann Plfer, Miss Ann in
Jones, Miss Annlo Troumplour, Miss
Allison Stella (2)
Walters, Miss Lena
Applebee, Goo. E. Jennings, Glimore
Auton. Herbert II. Join*. Frank 1'.
Buckley, T. A. Jinklns, Johnlo
Ilium, 1. V. Luck. Jos. W,
Cannon, Frank J. Mrlghcn, Thou
Chapman, T. G. McCoun, Fred.
Curraga. Will McDonough. John
Car?w, J. It. McGruder, Wesley
Denton, J. Vernon Newton, W. H. (2)
Duncan, 1L C. Nay, David A.
Fogleman, F. D. Othmar, Jasper
linger, II. W. ^ Shaw. John
Mill*, VtillUll JV. ?'|?I|UIII. 1'iMIIA
.Tamos, P. H. Walker, Con.
Jacob, l'runk ii.
Pocahontas Stove & Range Company.
m. j. o'kane. p. m.
u hat bicycle suits,
tt ,iu* shoes.
_ ? base hall8ttitb,
People ffiSkg 1
i tx croquet sets.
Are nvin<r== foot balls.
ZilC iJMjlllg jackets. pants.
box i nci gloves.
caf. whitely i3xerrOl
rt , . dum m bells.
polo and hickery
I rCSCfltS. STANDARD SEW11W3W1U3*
LAST WEEK TOR SPECIAL ORDERS.
JASON C. STAMP,
Grand Holiday Offering, j
-"Bring the Children.-*
, I oncy Goods, .
Albums and Bibles, ^
I fujlish ond German
Catholic Prayer Books.
JOS, GRAVES' SON,
NO. 20 TWICLFril STRF.Kr.
Fine Holiday Goods.
Tnblo Knives mid f orks.
Carv'ng Knives and lorlis,
Stieiirs (in[I Sc issors.
Nickel Ian Kellles.
N ikcl Colfee dnd Icn Pots.
Aluminum ten Kettles.
Prices always the lowest for
Ncsbitt & Bro.,
into M.iuKtcr ?rntttsr.