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FORMERLY -?TYLuR DEMOCRAT, ? > . ? ' J. h, IcCOT, Editor and Prop'r, Sistewille, W. 7a SUBSCRIPTION, if months, in Advance, $1.00 .? 6 " " " 50 ,J it ^ 11 ?? jj *t 77 * Kntered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second class mail matter. WEDNESDAY MAR. 2, 1898. It is said that no postal savings bank bill will be reported at this session of Congress by the commit tee on postoffices and post-roads. That is well enough; Uncle Sam lias more pressing business on hand just at present. ? ?? The New England cotton mill strikers have issued an appeal stat ing that they are starving to death. That is doubtless true. And there are others, also, in the moie or less busy hives of industry, who are starving to death. But in these times of the gold standard and dear money and cheap products and cheap labor, how, just at present, are we to remedy the situation ? ? ??? ^ ? Uncle Russell Sage is anxious to show his patriotism by loaning Uncle Sam $S,ooo,coo on his ac count. And there are many other patriots in Wall street who are very anxious to help the government on the same basis to the extent of many more millions. Of course, these gentlemen would not think of haggling about the rate of interest on their loans. Their patriotism is purely disinterested. It is reported that Joseph Leiter, the well known wheat king is buy ing every barrel of oil he can get on the exchange. When it is re membered that only about five million dollars will buy up every barrel of Pennsylvania and West Virginia oil that is now above ground, our readers can at once see how very easily a capitalist cau get control of the market. As we view the matter the Standard in its efforts to freeze out the independent producers has al lowed the stocks to run down so low that its possible for capitalists to come in and in return squeeze the Standard very hard. Beside the low stocks above ground its im possible now to get any hauling done and operations all over the oil fields are at a standstill: It will be sixty days yet before we . can hope for better roads and after that it will take sixty days more before new wells can be drilled in so we can count on a smaller production for the next four months at least. We honestly believe the price of oil is going away up and our advice still is to hold your oil. Chamberlain's Couch Remedy. This remedy is intended espe cially for coughs, colds, whooping cough, croup and influenza. It has become famous for its cures of these diseases, over a large part of the civilized world, The most flatter ing testimonials have been received giving accounts of its good works; of the aggravating and persistent coughs it has cured; of severe colds that have yielded promptly to its soothing effects, and of the danger ous attacks of croup it has cured, often saving the life of the child. The extensive use of it for whoop ing cough has shown that it robs that disease of all dangerous conse quences. It is especially prized by mothers for their children, as it never fails to effect a speedy cure, and because they have found that there is the least danger in giving it, as it contains nothing injurious. Sold by C W. Grier. Front ibe Suuuy Nvutta. Messrs. Slemaker, West and Si mons, who have been sojourning in the sunny south for the past thirty days, returned home Saturday night. They were delighted with the scenes visited and with their trip. They went to N?w Orleans by boat, returning by rail. iliousness Is caused by tgrpid liver, which prevents diges tion and permits iood to ferment and putrify in the stomach. Then follow ^dizziness, headache, insomina, nervousness, and, ' _ if not relieved, bilions fever _ I 8 ^ or blood poisoning. Hood's III Pills stimulate the stomach, ? rouse the liver, cure headache, dizziness, con stipation, etc. 25 cents. Sold by all druggists. ThqoiUy Fills to take with Hood's Sarsapari 11a. The Public Improvement and Good Government Ticket $ IS NOW IN THE FIELD. The Convention Fairly Attend ed, but Lacked Enthusiasm. The Convention Xninrs If* Men nn<l DiNprnrs-i!, M. McC'oy Applauded. (?. 3f. (tardrncr Take* an Active Pari. ' The Particulars. From Saturday's Daily. t The municipal campaign was formally opened last night. 1 lit; convention to nominate officers for the various offices of the town for the ensuing year on the tickct styled, "Public Improvement and Good Government." The conven tion, while fairly attended, was not characterized by any great enthus iasm. At 7:30 o'clock H. P. Myers called the meeting to order and stated that the first thing in order was the selection of a chairman. On motion of G. M. Gardiner, H. J. Connelly was selected as chair man of the meeting, with Hal J. Porterfield as secretary. Mr. Conally then asked the pur pose of the meeting. G. M. Gardi ner stated the intention of the meet ing was to select candidates for mayor, recorder and council for the town for the coming year. G. M. McCoy when he arose to make a short introductory speech, before placing the name ot John A. Ken uedy in nomination, was greeted with uprorous applause. His brief talk was as usual, witty and lull spirit, and many times was heartily applauded. After his talk in a few well chosen words he placed before the convention the name of Hon est" Joe Kennedy. On motion of G. M. Gardiner the nomination were closed and Mr. Kennedy was declared the nominee by acclamation. Jos. P. Sweeney was chosen in the same manner ior recorder, there being no other candidate before the convention. The candidates for couucil are the following named gentlemen, the majority of them being among the leading citizens of the town: Robt. McCormick, S. W. Lawrence, Chas. E. Bailey, John Stealey, A. Bruner, E. Roome, John Finlayson and J. A. McVeigh. It was voted that the five persons receiving the highest number of votes be declared the nominees. The first ballot re suited in tying two of the candidates and making it necessary to ballot a second time for those twTo. The first ballot resulted as fol lows: .Robert McCormick 56, S. W.Lawrence, 73, C. K. Bailey, 85, John Stealey 88, A. Bruner 96, E. Roome, 70, John Finlayson, S3 and J. A. McVeigh, 73. Mr. Lawrence and Mr. McVeigh each, receiving the same number of votes, it was necessary to make some choice between them. The chairman asked that a rising vote betaken, but Joseph Sweeney objecied and moved that they be voted for by ballot. The result of this was 66 for McVeigh to 32 for Lawrence. Adjourned. Baohlen s Arnlci* Halve. The best salve in the world foi Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheumy Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi tively cures Piles, or no pay re quired. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money re funded. Price 25 cents per box For sal< bv D. A Henriershot. tl Miss Meta West is reported ill with an attack of fever. A GOOD RIDDANCE. How a Bridgeport Policeman Figured in a Recent Ejectment, There is a great deal of truth told about the evictions made in Ireland and the North of Scotland during the early and middle part of the present century. It is hardship for any family to be summarily dumped on a roadside, without friend or wealth, half famished and half clad; but such ejections or evictions are not, by any means, confined to the British Isles. Scarcely a day passes in free America without a similar case being recorded, and often in place of extending gratuitous sym pathy across the Atlantic, we could find abundant opportunities to lav ish it at home. Policeman L. Don nally, of Bridgeport, became in volved in an eviction a short time ago. Some time the Sistersville reader may be forced to adopt the same measures. Knowing how Mr. Donually did will save a heap of trouble and many dollars. He savs: "Twenty years ago while doing some logging I was placed in a pos ition where it became necessary to exert my strength to the utmost to prevent myself being crushed by rolling logs, and it is to overstrain ing myself at that time that I at tribute the trouble I have had of recent years with my kidneys. The last two or three years it has been worse. I had a constant dull, ach ing pain in my kidnevs, and my back was so weak and sore that I could scarcely stoop over and cculd not find a comfortable position. I had also a distressing and annoying urinary weakness. The ordinary remedies prescribed had 110 effect whatever, and seeing Doan's Kid ney Pills so highly recommended, I got a box Ironi a drug store and took them. The effect was most gratifying. The pain and weakness of the back left me and the kidney secretions were regulated. The remedy acted as a general tonic and I leel better in every way." Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by all dealers: Price 50 cents; mailed by Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. , sole agents for the United States. Remember, the name ? Doan's and take no other. Notice of Special Election. County Court of Tyler County. West Virginia, February special session, 189S, February 25th. WHEREAS, The Sistersville and Salem Rail road company, a corporation doing business in this state, have by their petition presented to the court this day, requested a vote to be ordered and money to l>e "appropriated- in aid of the construc tion of a railroad of narrow guage from some point at or near the Town of Sistersville on the Ohio River in the county of (Tyler, State of West Virginia, and thence by the most practicabie route by the way of F*lk Fork, Middlebourne and the mouth of McElroy cr ek to intersect the Doddridge county line at or near the mouth of Big Flint Run; said vote to be taken upon the question of a subscripl ion of $7,500.00 by the Dis trict of Centreville; upon the question of the sub scription of $25, 000.00 by the District of Ells worth; upon the question of the subscription of $10,000.00 by the District of Lincoln, and upon the question of the subscription of $25,000,00 by the District of McElroy, toward the said work, and WHEREAS, The County Court of the County ofTyler deem it desirable for the saidDistrictsto appropriate money to aid in the construction of such railroad in said districts of Ellsworth. Lin coln. and McElroy and said District of Centre ville. in said county, said appropriations to be made by subscriptions as stock to the capital stock of the said railroad company, or any other railroad company doing business* in this State undertaking the said work, Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED. By the said County Court, of the count of Tyler, that a vote be taken upon the question of "the appropriation, by such subscrip tion. by said district of Centreville, of the sum of $7,500.00; by said district of Ellsworth of the sum of $25,000.00; by saiid district of Lincoln of the sum of $10,000.00, and by said district of Mc Elroy of thesum of $25,ooo.oo,to the work al>ove specified, to be expended in the construction of said railroad, from, by way of and to the points aforesaid. Said vote shall be taken at the several places of voting in said districts of Centreville, Ells worth. Lincoln, and McElroy at a Special Elec tion, which shall be held therein, 011 Saturday, the 9th day of April. 1*98. If such vote shall be in favor of such appro priations, or either of them, any subscription thereof by this Court, or its Agent's, Jshall be upon the following terms and conditions, to-wit: The said subscriptios shall be jxjind in coupon bonds of said dist 1 icts, respectively, in the de nomination of $^#0.00, payable at or before the expira ion of thirty years from the date thereof, wiili interest at the ratf of six per centum per annum. And it is further ORDERED, By the Court, that in the event that the aforesaid subscription should be au thorized by the votes of the said district of Lin coln. at the election hereby directed to be held, the bonds so authorized shall be delivered when said railroad is constructed through Lincoln district to the Ellsworth district line, and not before. That in the event that the ofaresaid subscription should be authorized hy the voters of the said district of Ellsworth, at the election hereby directed to l>e held, one-half of the bonds so authorized shall be delivered when said rail road shall be con tructed to the Town of Mid dlebourne, and the other half shall be delivered when the said railroad sh*ll l>e con structed to the McElroy district line, and not before: That in the event that the aforesaid subscription should !>?* authorized by the voters of said distiict of Centreville at the election hereby d rected to be held, the bonds so authorized shall be delivered when said railroad shall be constructed to the mouth of McElroy creek and not before: That in the event that the >1 foresaid subscription .should be authorized by the voiers of said district of McKlrov at the election hereby directed to be held, the bonds so authorized shall be delivered when said railroad shall be constructed to the village of "hirlt-y, in said district of McElroy. and not before. Pro vided, however, that >a"id railroad shnll he con structed fr? m th?- town 01 sistersville to the town of Middleboume, 011 or before the first day of May. 1898, ?iki to the village of Shirley on or before the first dav of May. 1900. The said special election snail be held bv the following named commissioners, who are hereby appointed for that pur, ose, that is to sav IN THE DISTRICT OF CENTRE VILLE. Precinct Xo.i atCentreville, J. C. Warner, A. J. Moore and A. L- Corbly. i'recinct No. 2, at Deep Valley. Joshua Wag ner, D. . Hess and Geo. W. Davis. IN THE DISTRICT OF ELLSWORTH. Precinct No. 1, at Conrt House. T. J. Se lers, John Shepherd and "v B Ankrom. Precinci No. 2, at Laurel Run. W. E. Mavfield, Joseph A. Twyman and B L. CI <rk Precinct No 3, at D. J. Vanomps', T. B. Wat- 1 kins, D. B. I eaj. and Om r Christian. Precinct No. 4. at Morey's Hill. Wm. J. Hill, W. A. Woodburn ?ud D. M. Smith. IN THE DISTRICT OF LINCOLN. Precinct Nc. 1. at Citizens' Hose House: A. B. Wilson, P. B. Lowry and F. D. McCoy. Precinct No 2, at J. T Jo e- Hose House: G. L- Lowther. W. L. Armstrong and J. H McCov. Precinct No. 3, at Buck"* Sc h? ->'? House; 1". G. Heslep, J. W. Meredith ui" t Precinct No. 4, at Scl*.x4 Ilonso Wells' Lane, George W. Sine, J. H. B!-ck nd II. W McCoy. | IN THE district*of;mcelroy. Precinct No. i, at Shirley: G. D. Underwood, Lloyd Furbee and F. M. Allen. Precinct No. 2. at Moores; Lot McCorraick, E. T. Parks and Albert Lemasters. Precinct No. 3, at Elders' School House: Wm. W. Myer, James Tustin and Valentine Allen. Ancl the poll shall, in other respects, be taken and the result shall be ascertained and certified as directed by sections 24, etc., of chapter 39, of the Code of West Virginia of 1891. The ballots used in taking the said poll shall have written or printed thereon, the words "SUBSCRIPTION" or "NO SUBSCRIPTION," or any other words that will show how the voter intended to vote on the question proposed. And it is further ORDERED, By the Court that, in the event that the aforesaid subscription should be author ized by the voters of said Districts of Ellsworth, Lincoln and McElroy, at the election hereby di rected to be held, then the subscriptions voted by the said districts on the 25th day of August. 18^6, shall be held to be inoperative, null and void, otherwise the said subscriptions heretofore voted to be mad*, shall remain in full force and effect. The said THE SISTERSVILLE AND SALEM RAILROAD COMPANY have given the Court good and sufficient guarantee that it will defray all of the expenses of the said election in case said company fails to build and complete the said railroad in this county under the provi sions of this order. l'his order shall be published as required by law, and shall also be published in the following newspapers printed in this county, viz. the West Virginia Oil Review, the Tyler Gazette and the Tyler County Star. The foregoing is a true copv taken from pages 378. 379, etc., "ORDER BOOK NO. 4-1894 TYLER^COUNTY COURT" of the proceedings of.said Court. Attest ? D. Hickman*, ? ? ; Clerk. County Court of Tyler Counts', West Virginia. February Special session, 1S98, February 25th: ORDERED, That the voting precinct line be tween Nos. 2 and 3, of Lincoln district, iu this county, be, and the said line is, herebv changed so as to include the residence of Shnver Moore in said precinct No. 2 I. T. Jones Hose house; and that copies of this order be published and posted 1 as required by law. ORDERED. That the place of voting in Elec tion precinct No. 4 of Ellsworth district, in this county, be changed from the office of J. H Strickling, Esq., 011 Maine street, in the Town of Middlebourne, W. Va., to MOREVS HALL 011 Main street, in said town; and that notice hereof be given as the law directs. ORDERED. That the line between voting pre cincts Nos. 1 and 3. of McElroy district, in this county, be, and the said line is hereby changed so as to include the farms of the following per sons in voting precinct No. 1. Shirley, namely: John Groves' Heirs, A. J. Weekly. David Boohe'r. J.S. Booher and \V. V. Hoge; aiid that notice of of this order be posted and published in the manner prescribed by law. The foregoing are true copies taken from ? age 7 of the "Election Precinct, Record No. 1, yler county." now in the office of the Circuit Court of Tyler county. Attest? D. HICKMAN. Clerk of the Court of Tylt r Co., W. Va. JOS. HORNE & CO. "NEW SILK*4 SALE. 300 pieces, or about 20, 000 yards of 189S Silks for waists, skirts and gowns at $1.00 YARD. This remarkable offering consists of stylish Plaid Siiks in large broken bars and large blocks, Broche Stripes, Ombre Stripes, Ombre Checks, Neat Warp Printed Silks Changeable Silks with Polka Spots, Taffeta Silks and Flowered Ef fects, Warp Printed Bay aderes, and scores of oth er beautiful styles among these early Spring and Summer Silks which are here direct from the looms. This timely occasion enobles you to select dress, skirt or shirt waist patterns and have them made up immediately for wearing later. Please re member this is the first showing of these silken fabrics. Send for Samples. Pennn (Jveue, Pittsburg ? a Mimau^maxsBHamM imjimmbi HOrSE BI RRED. A Lively Blaze at New Martinsville Saturday Evening. Saturday evening New Martins ville was excited for a time by quite a small blaze. The frame dwelling house belonging to Irwin Ober and occupied by W. W. Lappert caught fire in some manner and before the fire department could do anything the building was reduced to ashes. The loss of building and furniture is estimated at $1,300. Is indispensable to every family. It positively cures Cough, Cold, Croup, Bronchitis, Grippe and all Bronchial Affections. You can always rely on it. DR. BULL'S COUGH SYRUP is a remedy of sterling value. Price 25 cents. Take no other. Mr. Wm. P. Bradley, 904 N. Main St, Pawtucket, R. I., highly endorses Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. lie writes : "I take "pleasure in testifying to the merits of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, which I have used in my family for years with unfailing success. My wifo would not be without it and always keeps a bottle of it on hand for emergencies." CSrw LAtffiE'S PLUGS. The Creat Tobacco Antidote.10c. Dealers or mail.A.C.Meyer & Co., Balto.,lld. o Dress Goods. . Just received New Spring Styles, All Wool from 25c up to $4.00 yard. See New JEWEL BELTS Wall Paper Laaest desigSs from 2c up to $1.00 per Roll. Carpets Our New Spring stock just received, made, laid and lined free. Linoleum All widths and quality, laid to fit your room. Window Shades Made to fit any window. We carry a full line of Shade Cloth. M'COY BROS THE BIG STORE WHERE THE PEOPLE GO. -.GREATi ' "REDUCTION SALE' D'YS I WILL SELL MY ENTIRE STOCK OF SHOES At 25 Per C'nt. Less Than Regular Price. * : . . ? Do not fail to avail yourself of this opportunity. / F. E. IHRIG, WELLS STREET ?> ' .