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01 the Brilliant Throng Attending the bgfaycttc Ball I GIVEN THE HERO AND PATRIOT ON THE OCCASION OP HIS VISIT (TO WHBBUNG IN THE SPRING | . OF 1825 ? THB SURVIVOR 18 ICR. JOHN K. BOT3FORD, WHEELING'S OLDEST CITIZEN - JUDGE CHANJ1ER WRITES IN A; MOST R ' INTERESTING WAT OF "LA FAY; ' BTTB IN" WHEELING." 1 Below is given a specially prepared article on "La Fayette In Wheeling," from the pen of Judge G. L. Cranmer, i which gives details of the great patriot's | visit as they hare not been brought out before.. In this connection, tbe Intelligencer would suggest to the principal* mad teacbers of the schools of Wheeling, in which "LaFayette Day" Is to be observed this month, that this story of the hero's sojourn here be given a place f on the "LaFayetto Day" programme in every, school in tbe cliy. Lndiritu lu n. v>i?4nt. Moti Oi 1MK an (irnmiii uu luiauBji >1| iUM| ?? vof>w> I arrived from Crave Creek at about hairpast 11 a. m., announcing to the cltlxens of Wheeling that the-steamboat Herald luvlng on board Oeneral Lafayette and V others had passed the flats Just as he tarted and that ho might be expected in the course of halt an honr. Immediately the bells commenced rinsing (that being the signal agreed upon to announce the approach of the seneral and his company) and all was bustle and preparation. The members of the Independent company of volunteers, who were to receive Iilm at his landing, hastily moved towards the place ot rendexvous, while al Intervals the sound of martial rnqslc swelled upon the ?ar. It was a typical day. with a cloudless sky canopying the earth, while the sun clothed hiU and v&iiey in tne largeness or ich giory ana i beauty and all nature seemed to be In unison with the Interesting occasion. It was a day fraught with joy and gladness lllllng every patriotic heart with emotion of gratitude. r Groups of anxious end expectant cklJsens had collected on the banks of the river and with straining sight were endeavoring to catch some signs of the near approach of their long expected guest. Not long did they have 4o wait, as the ; report of a distant gun and the cloud of blue smoke which lifted above, gave the g certain intimation that the nation's guest was near at hand. In a few minutes the boat moved majestically up to the landing. The scene now presented was one of unusual Interest. In front of the landing -place was drawn up in order the "Independent Blues." under the command of Captain William McConnell. Arranged upon the right ana lert were a [ .. crowd of citizens In flies awaiting in breathless anxiety the appearance of the hero. In the space between were the committee of arrangements, consisting of the foltowlng named individuals: A. Woods, S. Sprigg. G. Dulty, M. W. Chapline, E. B. Swearingen and Z. Jacob, the members of the corporation, end a few of the most prominent cltlxens. All the beauty, fashion and Intellect of Wheeling had assembled to witness the imposing scene. Upon the arrival of the boat at Beymer's landing, which at that da? was the public landing, the general descended from the boat, followed by his son, CJeorge Washington Lafayette, M. Le Vasseur, his secretary, and the governor of Ohio,, who had accompanied him from Cincinnati. Upon landing he was Introduced to the authorities by Andrew Stewart, of Pennsylvania, after which he was addreracd as follows by Judge Alexander Caldwell, of the district court: 1 "General T^afayette:?The citizens: of Wheeling welcome you to Western Virginia After the lanse of forty-three rear*, you returned to the Atlantic states. the scene of your former usefulness, the theatre of your former glory. TVe of the west scarcely permitted ourselves to hope that we should have the happiness of seeing you among us. Tour arrival revives In our recollection the debt.?f gratitude we owe to the patriot who Mcr.'flced so much In the cause of liberty. "Although In a political point of view, l It Is Impossible to foresee to the fullest extent, the oetienciai cnnn^ueiitco which may result to mankind from the establishment of this republic, yet as the tree of liberty which frour valor contributed to plant In these state*, ha? taken so firm a root, may we not Indulge the hope that It will In future times, extend Its branches throughout the world and render the object for > which fought universal. Upon the seaboard since your first departure.neu , cities have arisen, and other indications : of the nation's march*to greatness, are visible. But in the west populous towns and new states have sprung Into exlstr ence. Liberty and the blessings pertaining to free government have triumphed?civilization hns prevailed ever savage life, and a new generation of people, taught by their fathers to venerate the name of Lafayette, welcome the arrival of their second parent fleneral. we receive you with the most lively sensibility and shall p?rt from I'ou with the deepest regret." | I.afayettc replied as follows: "It affords me great pleasure, after the Interesting tour I have ma do. once more to arrive on the territory of Virginia. It recalls to memory the many Interesting occurrencen which befell me In this state, and the firm and endearing friendships I formed with ko many of her citizens, some of whom have gone down to the tomb, yet enough remain to remind me of former days During my long absence the people of 4he United States have established a government, founded on liberal and Just ?u.uu?_.u,.,.inni liHnrtir fnr it* hnsls. nm! the happiness of tho community for Iih Aim. Htich n government deserves to be perpetuated to all future time. May all nations proQt by It; may It* example have no other limit than the globe Itself. "Upon ?ho aeaboard new cftfes have indued arisen?population trebled, and commerco greatly extended. This was to hav?? hnen expected. But In the went within.the rame period, cities and populous towns almost without number hnve been erected upon a/tea covered with i foreats and inhabited by beasta of prey. ! New states have llkwlsc been formed of territories then only known to the | native Indian. Huch are the effects of a paternal nnd wise government. "The affectionate reception with 1 which the citizens of this town favor j me, Alls mo with sensibility, and the I manifestations nf regard ?o generally i bestowed, affect tny heart. I bog them I to accept of my best wishes for their health and happiness." At the conclusion of the address he entored a barouche In waiting, which was drawn by a span of dun-colored 1 jjorses, the establlnhment being the I property of John McLurc, Br., which -? ?... i.lm ?v>. it-a A R*ncr?iu*i> i".i u<-'i uy jinn IUI occanlon. Noah Zane, eia . took .1 *e*t beeld* him. While this wan trtnuplrlnu the most profound Alienee reigned ' throughout the awembled multitude1. Amldft the iwlemn nnd ItnpoHlnK Mlll' jie?? of the scene, every heart bent at hJjrb ?pnnl with expectation. nnd over)* ^countenance told bow Inteiiie ara* the | feeling that the prcscncc of the nallon'* benefactor excited. But no vooner wit he Mated than the air was rent with , the acclamation! of admiring trtousanda. The procession tb?n moved In the following order: The "Independent Blues," cltlsen* on horseback. the baroucht with General Lafayette and Mr. Zaoe. a carriage with George Washlngton Lafayette and M. he Vaiseur, the governor of Ohio and aulte in two carriage!, and procession of citizens. The procession paaaed up to Main street, to Mr. 8taim's hotel, where accommodatlons had been provided for the guests. Here great numbers of every age and condition were presented to him aad hit patience and condescension as well as urbanity were truly admirable. After a short time he retired to hla chamber, where he engaged 1n writing letter* until about 2 o'clock, when he again presented himself to the people. Numbers pressed round him, and many a hoary veteran who had fought under hltn, and by his side, the battle* of the Revolution, eagerly grasped I the hand of bl* loved, but long-absent 1 commander. ] "Wept o'er his wounds gfld tales of sor row uouci Shouldered his crutch, and showed how fields were won." To these he was particularly kind and attentive. While recounting their common sufferings and triumphs, he frequently grasped their hands with emotion, and expressed the happiness he felt in again meeting his old comrades. At 4 o'clock a company of thirty sat down to dinner prepared by Mr. Simma at which Colonel Moses W. Chapllne presided. No toasts had been prepared i but the following sentiments were proposed: By the President?"The health of our distinguished guest" By Lafayette?"Wheeling?The centre of communication between <he east and west?may It be more frequent and more beneficial." At 7 o'clock the general visited hia Masonic brethren of Ohio lodge No. 1, of which order he was a worthy and honorable member. He was welcomed to the lodge room by the late Morgan Nelson, E?. D. O. Master, and conducted to the east where an address of welcome was delivered by the grand master. < which was appropriately responded to by their guest. At the conclusion of i these proceedings, the lodge was called : from labor to refreshment and the brethren were severally presented to their distinguished guest. . On the same evening a publlb ball was given at the Virginia Hotel, the proprietor of which was Mr. Edward Graham, and the ladles were favored with an Introduction to the general. He sat upon a dlas or raised platform. ( which had been erected at one end of the dancing hall from which he wit- 3 nessed the festivities, from a particlpa- f tlon In which he was prevented from ac- / tlvely engaging by reason of his wound ( and the gout from which he was a great . sufferer at times. The display of female 1 beauty and elegance on the occasion i was astonishing for a place no larger In f size than Wheeling then was. The tickets to the ball were readily disposed of at the price of $10 each and not * less than one hundred couples were in 1 attendance. I The rooms were handsomely decorated and no pains nor expense were spared by Mr. Graham to provide an elegant 1 entertainment, and he merited and re- l ceived the thanks of the citizens for t successful exertions on that interesting occurrence. 1 The company were gratified by the 1 presence of Andrew Stewart, of Union- c town. Pa., and the members of the com- . mktee from Washington. Pa., consisting 01 Juaae uaira, j. .>icv?iiiiji. ?. aeukcii* ? nan, T. Morgan and D. Moore, who came here to meet the general and Invite him to their respective towns. On the 25th Inst at 8 o'clock In the morning, the general, accompanied by the governor of Ohio, and th* other gentlemen, who had escorted him hither. proceeded on his way to Washington, Pa., being escorted out of town by the military, the committee of arrangements, and other citizens, the latter of whom continued with the general to the boundary line separating this state from Pennsylvania, when the Washington committee took charge of him and he was conducted on his Journey. A few more than three score years and trn have passed since the happening of the local event herpln recorded and the nation's guest of that day has long since departed to that bourrn* from which no traveller e'er returns and as yet no fitting monument has been oMomH hv hl? muntrvmpn to eommem morate hl3 knightly qualities and chiv- C alrous rharacier. but it is the privilege of the rising generation to recall His no- j ble disinterestedness and illustrious : deeds in the dark hour of their country's peril, and by their contributions aid In erecting a suitable monument to o perpetuate his fame and memory. A few year? since, when In Paris, the writer visited Pere la Chase, a Necropolis where repose so many of France's distinguished dead, expecting to find t i there the tomb of Lafayette, but turned away disappointed on learning that his f remains reposed In another cemetery. ( Lafayette died In Paris, May 20. 1834, at the ape of seventy-seven. His funer- ( al was grand and Impressive, conducted \ i with the greatest order, the demeanor | of the great multitude which attended ' Jt being solemn and deeply reverent. 1 At the time of Lafayette's visit to ' j the United States Charles theTenth was 1 the King of Prance?a person of weak character, Jealous disposition and biased ( Judgment. The enthusiasm which char* i i acterized t he reception of Lafayette in the t history of this country aroused the prejudices of this suspicious monarch, and , he at once imposed the most severe re- . j strict Ions on the French press, lest the I expressions of respect and gratitude ! upon the part of the people of the United States towards their visitor should t awaken within the bronst? of his sub- I Jetcs sympathetle feelings In behalf of < republicanism and sow the seeds of 1 j unrest and disquietude. | Of the gay crowd of ladies and gontle- i men who were In attendance at the ball j I above referred to. all have passer! awav 3 I n'lin ine exuepiiun m ?ur nuu dm<> I survives in our midst. a landmark of former days who lingers In his golden age with health and mind unimpaired, notwithstanding- the accumulated weight of ninety odd year*, our worthy and honored fellow eltlien. John K. Botsford. G. L. CRANMER. WATSON HEARING POSTPONED Until This Afternoon?Effort to Lighten the Charge Falls. The hearing of James Wata^n, charged with criminal assault upon a young married woman, In an alloy-way nt one idde of the St. Charles hotel, which was to have come off before Justice Rogers yesterday afternoon, has boen postponed until to?day at 2 p. m. Attorney John B. Wilson has be<?n retained for Watson. Yesterday he made an effort to have the Justice lighten the charge against Watson, but this the squire declined to consider. The lawyer wanted the charge olmnged from criminal assault to assault and battery. Watson Is yet In Jail, not having secured a bondsman. OORDON-K EIJLEY heavy weight preliminary to W?itko-Stel*er to-night, 1 at M. A. C.'h Fulton rlnh house. I II < fl / MUtUai Bank. 1MERY-DAY L* HEROISM! | V Struggling throngl l?e, curscd with ca tarrh, is ? commoi I cxPer^cnce* How \ erer heroic tfai JL fight catarrh gen ittlilK Under somi of other lire been permanentlycured of catarri by Dr. Hartman's successful remed; Pe-ru-na. Here is Ur. Ingalls' letter: Dr. S. B. Hart man, Columbus, 0. Dim 8m:?" Pe-ru-n? mod Man-a-lti bare cured rae of one of the worst case, jf catarrh any one erer had. My cu iraa so KTere that I compelled U Jisconthwe my business, that of con factor on a railroad; but I am nor entirely well." Ordinary treatment of catarrh it foi local reliel Cares are not expected Dr. Hartman's method eradicates ca tarrh abaolutely. Get his latest boo] ind learn how to combat this insidiou disease. The Fe-ru-na Medicine Co. Columbus, 0., will mail Dr. Hartmin* Mnllmflnn. H. A. Scott, Burt, Tenn., writes: 44I feel very thankful to my Make and vour great medicine that I an cured. I would not be without Pc ru-na in the house." Pe-ru-na has been curing catarrh fo forty years. It plucks out the root of catarrh and builds people up. AJ druggists sell it Ask your druggist for a free Pe-ru-n Umanac for the year 1899. THE EVENT OF THE YEAR Mmlcal YVhcullna la the Uloomflelil Zelalrr Cotiocrt Nrxt Thnrailay Evtulni A Very Large Scat Sale-Tho Pro gramma. Warranted enthusiasm In Thursday' )pera House attraction was evidence yesterday morning, when the reserve ieat sale openod for tho Fannie Bloom leld-Zeisler engagement, and a fine an llence Is assured. Mrs. Bloomfleld Zele er is slfender In flffure and below mc Hum height. The character of her pro He and the somewhat languid droopln ?f the eyes, her quick, sudden but eve graceful movements, and artistic pecu larltles constantly suggest the grea ;ragedlenne, Duse. "Such divine Chopin-playing from th jands of a woman we have neve leard," says a critic. "There are n erms eulogistic enough for her Inter iretatlon of Schubert-Liszt's "Erl Clng." It la impossible to concelv my thing more overwhelming; the er ire drama passed before the eyes c he audience which was entirely carrie iway by the mightiness of the ton jlcture." The whole evening will be of incom mrable musical beauty and the indebt fdness of oil music lovers Is acknow! fdged to Mrs. Nellie Warren Hollowaj inder whose auspices Mrs. Bloomfleld Jeisler comes to Wheeling as performe ?f the following compositions: Coccato and Fugue. D Minor (Transcribed by Tauslg) Bac Solfeggio, C Minor Ph. Em. Bac lonato. Opus Ifl (By request)..Beethove Maestoso?Allegro con brio appassionato! Arietta (Con Variasslonl). lark! Hark! the I.?ark Sri Kinir (Transcribed by Liszt Schubei mpromptu, Opus 36. Stude, Opus 10, No. 4. Ctude, Opus 10, No. 7. Chop! false. Opus W, No. 1. tallade Opus 23 (by request)! >unst? Fantastluuc. ilelodie. ;aprlocletto. Opus 54 (dedicated to Fannie BloomHeld Zelsler) Mosrkowsk thapsodle HongrolHe No. 12 Lisj LOCAL BBEVITl?& fntteriof .Minor Moment In an 1 ,\bonl lli? Cltjr. Grand to-night?"Darkest Russia." Elbert Mitchell, of the Island, has bee ipolnted a notary public. Yesterday was the monthly pay da 'or police officers, firemen and city oil! ;ials. Squire Fit spa trick last night fined F Gardner $5 and coat* for aesaultin lames Beck, of the East End. Dr. Eugene L. Warren Is expecte lome to-day, after spending the yen vith his borther, Mr. Allan Warren, I Denver, Colo. The case of Harry Johnson again* )sborne Gray, a damage suit, was cor :1nued yesterday before Squire Greei in til November 7. Samuel Oibbons. plpeman at th 3ighth ward engine house, will resum lis duties this evening, after being I >f rheumatism for over a week. Rev. V. A. Hanna is assisting the pa.? :or of the North street church In a spec al meting. Services are held at 2o'cloe ?ach afternoon and 7::i0 p. m. The put Ic is Invited. Samuel Jaquay, an employe of th EVhltaker mill, was struck In the stom ich by a pair of tong*. while at ivor yesterday morning. The city ambu ance conveyed him to his home, o Jouth Wood street, and he will be lal ip for some time. The court house and-Jail committee c he county board of commissioners mc yesterday and audited bills which ar ecornmended for payment. The poo louse and farm committee meets thl iffernonn. and on Wednesday the boar nects in auditing scsion. Wednesday evening at the Salvatio \rmy hall In -the Hub building, Majo Bell, the social secretary for the Allan ic coast division, will lecture upon th loclal work of the Salvation Army an sill illustrate with stereoptlcon vlewi 3esld<es being ft fluent sneaker, the mo |or Is an expert concertina player an vlll render a number of selections. Yesterday was the last day of dLs jount at the city collector's office, an :he tax receipts amounted to over $41 K)0. On uccount of a general m(sunder landing of the advertisement rIvIiik th Imlt of discount. Collector Hall state ast night that the discount would b riven to all taxpayers paying durln :he present we<?k. After this week a iddltfonal ten percent will be oouectec he Interest dating from November 1. FRESH Meat nt Welch's Grocery. A1 RATTLING good boxing contes! K'nnko and Kt<-I*c?r twenty roumlff <> norc at Metropolitan A. C. lo-nlifht. j MAKKII STRtll. ^ than any !*? <? ttf Building or Loan j op 4*ii*. ?*. m. m Association. I p. ?. Mondav and I baturd?y Ivpiinqv.. ? p POLICE OFFICER! I Engaged la a Personal Encountc Which has Resulted Jn DISMISSAL FROM THE SERVIC OFFICERS LANDMETER AX TRAUTWEIN, OF THE NORTJ END. WERE THE OFFENDIN' OFFICERS?CHIEF BENNET' LOST NO TIME IN MAKING , THOROUGH IN VESTIGAGTIO THAT ENDED IN THE DISMISS AL OF THE TWO MEN FROM TH BRRVICE. r Very unfortunate was the pemnnal er 1 counter that occurred last evening ?boi ' 7 o'clock, (n the alley- *bove Ninth stree ? between Market and Main, between P< . lice Officers William Trautweln ar r Charles Landmeycr, night officers c beats In the upper part of the city: Tt r men are said to have bad an old grudj which was the cause of their coming t< gether at the place mentioned. Ti ' fight atracted a large crowd, curious 1 ' see two blue coated guardians of tl ' peace giving the public an example < " what they oughtn't to do. Someone telephoned to police heai quarters, and Officer Walker was sei r up on the run to quell the dlsturbanc i When he amved.Landmeyer was on til - ground andTrautweln holding him dow and counseling htm to fee quiet and cor sent that their differences be adjust* r amicably. To this, however, Labi 9 meyer would not consent, and said I 1 wanted to lick his man or get licked. A this stage, Officer Walker lnlerfered an separated the combatants. After It wa a over the two officers realised for tl _ first time how serious was the little ai - fair that had Juat closed. Both went 1 their homes and took off their uniform Kjniei Ol Z'OIK-'tr dcilllck.1. t?ob uuv>>mv - of the affair and lost no time in makin 5. a thorough and impartial investlgatioi The twd offending: officers were called i and told "their storiea. The chief did n( , hesitate in giving his verdict?dlemiaai ? from the force. This action was take d in the face of the fact that both Traul i weln and Londmeyer had excellent n im cords on the force, but the chief felt tha the offense was one of such seriouanes that it would be Inadvisable to JnduJg In any clemency. >- Now that the affair has ended, both < the ex-officer3 are sorry that they allow ed their tempers to overbalance thel s Judgment of the fitness of things. Traui 'r we/n went on the force when Chief Ber - nett assumed office nearly four years agi t and Landmeyer became a regular aboi a year ago. It was learned last night that Traui c wein and Landmeyer would appear I r police court this morning to answer U? 0 charge of disorderly conduct 31A V FALL FLAT. Tha Well Known 9larahall County Con ?nUslon?rs 01a Trial at JHonnili vllle?The Defense JMaklug a Slrooi '' <!atc, d The trial of S. R Davis, president c e the county court of Marshall count] upon charges made against him by som * citizens of the county with the lntentlo [2 of having him removed from olflce. com r, menced yesterday morning In the clx I- cult court of the county. Out of fort :r or fifty charges preferred, only fourtee were sustained upon demurrer, anc Judging from the statements made t ? the Jury by the attorney for the defend U ant. Judge Mvivln, these cannot be pro ven. All forenoon was taken up in selectln a Jury to try the case. In the afternoo the attorneys made their statements t ?... T 1-1 n I? fur rh plaint ifld. and Judge Mel Yin, of Wheel Ins, for the plaintiff. The charges s? 11 out and name quite a number of order which were drawn without any author ity from the court and without a con tract for the work done. In denial c this, certified copies of contracts and c the records of the court "wer shown an ;t it will be clearly proven that evcrythin was done according to law. The com liiittee appointed at- a meeting of th citizens to make an investigation an prefer the chaises, did not ask the aa distance of the county clerk or th commissioners, and the result was tha they overlooked many things and mad n w hat now seem to be false accusations Some clerical errors have been made b y the clerk, for example*, in drawing a i- order for $1,01)7, the clerk made it $1,07! reversing the last two figures. Thl 5 misled the committee and is the basi ^ of one of the charges. When the cerunea copies 01 me ct>? tracts and copies of court records wer produced by Judge Melvin. in his ad ir dress to the jury, there was considers n ble consternation: among1 the attorney and their clients at the other table. ?t Twenty-nine witnesses for the plain i- tiff and seventy-five for the defendan r, have b?-en summoned, and were nearl all in the court room yesterday. Th e examination of witnesses will cotamenc this morning. " THREE CHINESE, ONE ITALIAN I- Ami Hevnral Oilier Am?rlcaiin by Adof tion Fljjnr* In n Scrap. k Three Chinese, an Italian or two, aev eral Hebrews of foreign birth and othe e Americans by adoption figured in i. scrap at IL'36 Market street yesterda k morning that did not end seriously, bu might have but for interference, j There is a partition ini the storeroom one sldo is occupied by Yee Wah, Jin Yic and Charley Yoo, who run a Chi >1 ? ,... ti,0 olhnr |u Inciitiv I1USU lilU liu> J i uu ?.?,? -v. 1 Sam Gold, an Italian fruiter. tfoli e found some laundry left at his place b; ir mistake yesterday morning, and as ? personal favor ho took It into the Chi d nese establishment next door. The Ce lestials, however, failed to understan n that the son of Italy wne doing them a: * act of kindness. As they looked at it i" It was a ease of Kuropean intervention c which no true Ron of Confucius wouli d utand Idly "by ana allow. At any rate, China and Italy cas - aside the arts of diplomacy and wen d at It hammer and tongs?hammer an< tongs in this story moan lists, finger i- nails and a dirk. Italy was soon worst d od. It was another Atoyalnnia enter prise. China, had more men and heavie - armament?the dirk, you know. On ih e Chinese side. Ye? Wall and Jim Ye d were engaged, and the Italian claim e Charley Too wo* In it, too, but othe K testimony was to the effect that Charle; n had Just wound up a seance with a pip I, ot opium when the scrap began, so j must have been a-physical Imposslblllt for^hlm to he In It. Finally, nngnuors ana inier pone I officer*. Michaels and IWeutonant In I. j gram, Interfered, and the engagemen camo to a close, without the Chines I fh-ct potting- a chance to u*e the <]lrk J The whole outfit was taken to Squir 1 Uogers* office, and In tho afternoon i ' j hearing" wu had. In which able Icga ? counsel sputtered and bickered fo three hours, nfter which ench of th c'hlnene wuh flncd $5 and cohih, whlcl \v,i? paid. OASTOniA. Brut tb, /?llw Kind Vm H?w >lwr? Baugi 1 '"r&ytfZza& T . WEEKLYOJLhEVIEW. ^ Not 'for several years past has there been aa much Interest centered In the r old oil AeCd* aa a: the prf??nt time, amya rD. 8. W." in his weekly review. The situation differs somewhat from that of , th? put 'when the consumption waa In p excess of the production. Usually there were odds and ends,.so to speak. 111 the old fields that could be drilled for small _ wells. Work of that character had Its influence by increasing the' production El and the old producing wells by moro careful attention usua4)y responded in a u like manner. Two or more months r have now elapsed sinoo the old methods | were revived, but the?have not brouslu A | former results. Thore.ecems to bo litX tie or no reserve territory in the old I fields. With the old fields divested of *- (billable territory, the only remody to E maintain the production will be tni development of the new territory, and after-all the effort* in that direction during: tbe present year, It is clearly a much easier matter to suggest tho i- remedy than accomplish the ends. In it the erplred ten months there has not ? been a new pool discovered this side ot West Virginia, and with one* exception )m the M/ountaln Slate has done-little In id supplying new territory or n&w pools, m Extensions to discoveries of Tast year te * - ? ~ ;e shoes-w >- mmmmmm?mmmmrnam?m?mmmmm?mmmimm le ffe sell M*2.00 1 tThey Strike as well as the latest st] Calf and Crack Proof Bo* black luce shoes, with e> stay, brass or black eyel a perfect fit. end as floe Our Specif r- ^ Mcfadden's 8. 1320 an d ' i. ' 1 . 1 " 1 " ? PINKER AND CHAMBER 8E1 : JOHN FRIEE it IS Largest Ass I ...DINNER AND CI ! at the best value t. can be had at : JOHN FRIED 1119 MAIN Important Annour We have secured the exclusive agency 1 ? New Chambers' " Don't bo talked Into buying something from abroad, who is hero to-day and out o y Like the OTIIER poor, wo are always with : n every promise and statement we make as t You can have the TEN LARGE VOL!) 0 make small WEEKLY OR MONTHLY" P We fully believe that the NEWLY REV and at the price has no rival. We further t g this is true. We have some printed argurr n vinclng as ap examination of the Encycliopi o If you cannot come to the store. IM, I! STANT J have beeit made in; numerous localities, J but new pools such as Elk Fork of last year, imv*.* noi uvni n? cxucuv.^. hui- ? s withstanding: there has been an untiring ' effort to accomplish that purpose. ' ? In the face of countless failures, It I 1 will Rot do to take the position that no more rich pools will be discovered in the e lower southwest. Each month- for a 1 year past has reduced the chances, for e many test wells have been drilled durJ*. ing that period. The fact still remains i y that many thousands or acres in large blocks have not been tested. With no ' other invitlr.gr territory in sight openis tors are bending their energies and exs pending much capital In that direction. It is understood that some of the larger > " companies will make another and more e determined effort to open up something " new In the extreme lower southwest " counties. Calhoun, Gilmer and Roane 3 counties first claim attention; in the j first and last named counties there was ? - '!* !? nitavlo alt ilia PUIIIU imre ??!? r> nw 1 year, but nothing: in the way of new tery rltory has yet been discovered. It is e claimed by those who have operated, in e the counties named that the rock for- 1 mat!ons ore badly demoralized and is ' some localities a total absence of ail of the oil bearing sands. If there is one J i. thing more than another that disgusts the experienced operator, it is to find the rock formation" broken and irregular; nothing will cause him to throw up a r block of territory and make the land i a owner a tender of his leases so willingly 1 y as a failure to find the sands in regular ' , ordfcr. 1 The Berca territory In Wood county 1 has been the source of a good dr*al of ; new production, and has been quite ac- ' ii live during the summer months. This - territory has been fully defined and has d less work doing now than at any time 'l noct ul*? mAmtlia TIi.? tlan_ y dershot and Murphytown districts have a very little new work starting. The lor.fr list of dry holes la Ritchie - county has caused a cessation of operatl tions In the gait rand districts. To the n southwest of the Whisky run pool a Uttie new work 1* starting, ljttt that pool i. no longer attracts attention. J Ttye Jai-k?on Ridge territory In Monroe county, Ohio, is certain to show in-' t creased operations In the near future; t its defined area is such as to make room 1 for a large number of wells. The In crea?Q in production from that quarter - will be slow, owing to the n* mil sl*e of - the wells. The local field holds out few r Inducements In any quarter. ;rhe much e talked or fifth sand saiul dpvlopmrnt on p Little Deer creek. Allegheny county, has s proved a disappointment. A very small r producer and a rank duster was all that y the Economy tract could do for the past . e I month. t m .. For Ohio M litem |*re?l?trtil. < OOLUM'BITS, O., Oct. 31.?Secretary- j ' p Treasurer T. L. Lewis of the Ohio mln- , J era, Is here making: arrangements for tho stata convention which moots in January. He is being1 pushed for iuip tional prescient of the United Mine \ Workers by his friends. lie is making" i . no light personally, saying that the man i r for the position win be dictated by tho f t n national administration of the miner's \ \ ^ organisation. _ Moth l.lko OlorU Work. OLKVI'll*AND, O..Oct. 31?Thf WnIKI er Manufacturing* Company, of this '] city, has Just finished <ho tlrst of the i cloven carriages for I ho Huftlnglon-Cro- ( llcr disappearing guns, for which It s i ; A "Wfc I NO FUSEL OIL It costs more than some remedies, but it will cure and benefit you as it lias cured and benefited H others. Itefuso substitutes and be sure to get the genuine. For pamphlot address, DUFFY HALT WHISKEY CO., Itocjipster, y. Y. yADDBN*3. nut Unti for t.SO. You at a glance as being the prettiest, fie shoes for men, the handsome willow : Calf Leather, rich dark russet tea or tension edge double sole, English back ets, hires 6 M M), every pair warranted shoe as others sell for $3.30. il Price Only $2.98. Shoe Department, d 1322 Market Street. '8-JOHN FRIED EL & CO. \pT I,, nn + M?4 JU W Wa iortment of 1AMBER SETS... ! for the money * J- * J EL & CO.'S, SI Htt I. icemeni Tor Wheeling and vicinity for the Encyclopaedia I you don't want by the smooth gentlemet, C reach to-morrow. Our case Is different. rou, and ready to make good any and o this famous work. MES on payment of $3.00 down, and then AYMENTS until paid In full. ISED .CHAMBERS Is second to none, >elleve that wo can convlnco YOU that lents along this line, but none are so con* acdJa itself. We solicit correspondonco OLD CITY O BOOK STORE. was awarded the contract last April by the government. A test shows that everything about the big machine works with the smoothness and accuracy of clockwork, the carriages being turned in five seconds. The carriage weighs 107.000 pounds and the gun .32,000 pounds. Notwithstanding Its great weight the gun is so balanced that it can be operated by hand if necowai-y. . U'hen finally mounted, however, all ) movements will be controlled automatically, except the loading and Afr?Jng. rhe gun will rise by the power oi youn terwelghts and Its recoil MTUl ?end it back ago in. The Walker Crfmpanr expect to finish a carriage qvery thirty H Jays until all are completed. IMacontcntr* Troop*. S DENVER, Colo., Oct. M.?The 'following cablegram was received to-day from the regiment of Colorado volunteers in H service at Manila: "To Governor Adams, congressional delegates and the press of Colorado:? Providing peace is declared, regiment ?:irncstly desires recall. Rations insufficient; 15 per cent sick. Cheerfully remain for lighting; reluctant to serve garrison. Answer. (Signed.) "One Thousand Colorado Volunteers. "NAPOLEON GUYOT, Chairman" Governor Adams Immediately telegraphed the cablegram to the war department, but from previous communications upon the same subject, docs not expect any action will be taken, lie saiil: "1 do not think the situation is quite us bad as the cablegram would Indicate. Fifteen percent of the regiment sick is not a very large number." N'nvnl I'miii Wrecked* ST. PAUL, Allnn., UCl. A >V III1Uwg, Man., special to the Dispatch says: The special naval train was derailed ?rcst of flat Portage at 1:30 o'clock this morning by a broken rail. The tender, two baggage cars and throe colonist ?ats went over the embankment ten ft ct ilgh. Frank Flekncy and William Miller, boys from the training ship Agint-ourt, of Chatham, Kngland, were kill:d. Samuel Harrison, stoker; of Edinburgh, and Thomas Burns, seaman, were injured; also a nmn named Smith, from PaplricauvilJe, Que., who was stealing a ride. l*ow?lrr IIoimc Ks|tlo.loa, SOUTH ACTON. Mass., Ocl. 3t.-Tlw powder house of the New York and Mew Kngland Titanic Smokeless Pooler Company was demolished by an explosion <o-daf. There were twenty m> n ^unloved in the building, nil of whom scaped with tho exception of two wtm m vere slightly Injured in the rush to got j jut. The cause is not known. !npnii*a 1'iiiiiiiPi Resign*. VOKOltAMA; Oct. 31.?The whole cabnet has resigned, tho ministers belli* inable to agreo upon the question ot llllng tho portfolio of education. Thus he flrst attempt at party government n Japan hw? proved a failure. Wilt not I'll I Vacancy. NKW YORK, Oct. 31.?Tho eJtecutlre rotfimltleo of the Oltixcn*' State Party j;is dclilcd not to till the vacancy on I lie Mate ticket caused by the death of 'olonel Goorgo L\ Waring, catidlduofor itatu engineer.