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r ? ? ulRT AT THE CAPITOI. |TWO NOTABLE ADDITIONS TO STAT UARY HALL Senators Benton and Dlair ? Last of the Nation's Statues to lie Unveiled ? The Original Offensive Partisan ? Two Famous : Politicians and Partisans. I [Special Correspondence.] Washington, Jan. 11 ? The week in which General Jackson won his mem orable victory over the British at New Orleans could not be better celebrated or more fitly commemorated than by the unveiling of the statue of Colonel Thomas Hart Ecnton, now standing among the nation's heroes in Statuary hall, for Benton was the lifelong friend of "Old Hickory, "his sturdy defend er in the senate for mauy years and his eulogist after death had separated them. It may be urged that he was also his antagonist at one time and that his brother's bullet came near cutting off the old general's life in midcareer. It may be recalled that Jackson swore a mighty oath, declaring that he would TTfK BENTON STATUE. "whip Tom Benton at sight;" that he undertook to carry out this threat, was opposed by Benton and his brother Jesse, 6hot in the shoulder by the lat ter, brought to the ground with a shat tered arm and nearly died from loss of blood. Jackson aud Benton. It was Jackson's first defeat, and he smarted under it as only one of his in tense nature could. The wonder is that these two rash and fiery fighters ever became reconciled. But they did, to the great disgust of brother Jesse, and there after their friendship was of the closest and most intimate kind. In that mon umental work prepared by Benton in his declining years, the "Thirty Years' View" of his public life, ho magnani mously says, all riding to De Tocque ville's assertion that General Jackson was a man of violent temper : "I ought to know something about that, as my contemporaries will understand, and i can say that General Jackson had a good temper. Ho was kind and hospita ble to everybody. " In the heat of his passion, previous to their reconciliation, Benton had said, "If General Jackson shall be elected president, he will surround himself with a pack of political bulldogs to bark at all who dare to oppose his measures." Truer words were never spoken, but the queerest thing about this prediction is that Benton himself became the leader of that "pack of bulldogs" and barked for his favorite on every occasion. He barked for him as against the United States bank, he barked for him when he removed the public moneys from the bank, and he continued to bark and growl until that famous resolution o i censure was expunged from the journal of the senate, in 1837, by which the old general was made supremely happy and retired to The Hermitage with this last and best token of his stanch friend's de votion. Hiiiry Clay taunted Benton with this when they were battling over the ro charter of thu bank, and the latter re torted that, while he aud General Jack <?on bad once been bitter enemies, they were now friends, and that there was 4 'no adjourned question of veracity" be tweeu them, as between Jackson and Clay. This was an allusion to the charge against Clay that he had sold hit influence for a seat in Adams' cabinet, when, owing to his defection, Jackson was defeated in his first campaign fot the presidency. But Benton denied that be had ma^e the remarks attributed to him, at which Clay rose and said, iu the presence of the august body of sen ators, "Can you look me in the face and * ay that yon never used that language out of the Pt'ite of Missouri?" Close Fire. "I look, sir. "replied Benton, "aud repeat that it is an atrocious calumny, and I will pin it to him who dares to repeat it here !" "Then I declare before this senate," rejoined Mr. Clay, "that you said to me those very words!" "False, false, false!" roared Beaton In a rage, and said Clay, "I fling baeJc upon the senator from Missouri the charge of atrocious calumny!" They seemed about to spring upon *jch other when friends intervened and they were induced to take their seats. Each apologized to the senate, but neither would apologize to the oth er, and the wonder is that a duel was not the sequence of this verbal warfare, for both were duelists. Clay's meeting with John Randolph on the "field of honor" is a matter of history, while Benton had participated in several duels, in one of which he killed his man. Henceforth there was a condition cf armed neutrality between these two doughty fighters, each a man of convic- ! tions, each ready to battle to the death jSMMgHMBBHanMi v. +% 'K . ? . r ? ?%., ? y, i ? "for those convictions. The most curious coincidence of that event is that fct the very time Benton was so sturdily de fending General Jackson against his foes in the senate the latter was under-^ going an operation for the removal of the bullet Benton's brother had lodgec iu his arm in that affray of years before. From 1820, when be was first elected to the United States senate, to 1850 Benton was prominent in national a fairs, his commanding presence, hi broad culture, his indefatigable indus try, marvelous memory and unwearie application rapidly forging him to the front and keeping him ^ere; were giants in the senate in those days? Webster, Clay, Caihoun? yet he held his own against them all, and, par ticularly tenacious in his insistence o sound money for the nation, he ac quired that sobriquet of "Old Bullion whkh Stuck to him through life and which was a merited compliment to his bis achieve inents, and we kuow that he *as al ways to be found fighting for the people ? for free land, free salt and ultimate freedom for the slaves. Though himself a slaveholder, yet be opposed Calhoun ^s famous resolution declaring tba co gress had no power to interfere with slavery in the territories and thereto no power to prevent the adm.8?.on o? new states except on condition of tbei. prohibiting slavery within their Inn .. Benton at once denounced it as bui fe, firebrand needlessly thrown to iuflame the passions of the extremists and, more over as being disunion in tendency. Mr. Calhoun said that he had expecte the support of Mr. Benton as a repre sentative of a slave state, and the latter answered that it was impossible? he could have expected no such thJBg ?'Then,' rejoined Calhoun, I sha know where to find the gentleman! to which insinuation Benton at once re plied, "I shall be found in the right place ? on the side of my country and the Union!" Words of a Prophet. Thomas Hart Benton was a states man if our country ever produced one. Webster said of him that he knew more political facts than any other man be ever met and possessed a wonderful fund of general knowledge. His long and continued study of our country and the trend of political events gave to his utterances the character of prophetic forecasts, as in his reply to the taunt sof the nullifies, predicting accurate y the coming night of secession, which he d not live to see: "I can promise that if the fight goes against me at this ne\\ philippi, With which I am threatened and the enemies of American liberty triumph over me, as the enemies of Bo man liberty triumphed over Brutus and Cassius, I shall not fall upon my sword, as Brutus did, but save it for another day and another use, for the day when the battle of the disunion of these states is to be fought not with words, but with iron, and for the hearts of the traitors who appear in arms against their coun try !*' A less conspicuous figure, though in the hall his statue will occupy the most conspicuous position, is the other son of Missouri whom that state has shown its inclination to honor in effigy, Francis Preston Blair. It cannot be claimed for him, as for Benton, that he was a states man of colossal proportions, but his ac tions during and just preceding the "late unpleasantness" allow no im peachment of his loyalty and devotion to country- . ^ ? He was 40 years old at the breaking out of the war and had already held po rtions of trust and importance, follow ing in the footsteps of his immediate predecessor, supporting him on the oc casion of his appeal from the Missouri legislature to the people and when he died taking his place as the acknowl edged leader of the antislavery men of Missouri. Elected to the state legisla ture on the Benton ticket in 1852 and 1854, in 1856 he was sent as representa tive to congress, for which he was well equipped, having grown up in a polit ical atmosphere ever since his famous father came to Washington, At General Jackson's behest, to found an edit the administration organ, The Globe. Thus both these distinguished men, whose statues aro now added to the na tional gallery, were connected with the times and events of the Jacksoman ad ministration. Both were as true as he t(. the Union, though in different ways. To Blair's everlasting credit will be re THE BLAIR 8TATCB. membered his answer to the Missouri partisan when the secession of the state was tinder advisement. "I don't be lieve," said the partisan, "in breaking op the party just to please a lot of ten derfooted Unionists. I believe in stick ing to the party.** "Party I" said Blair. "Let us have a country first. Then we can talk about narties. Tuiid A. Ober. SISTERSVILiLJfi WJSJmi OIL NEWS. From Monday's Daily. The oil editor has had water on the brain since Wednesday last and is quite behind on field work. As far as can be ascertained very little bas happened worthy of mention. The most disappointing develop ments of the past week was the dusters in the northeast extension of the Whiskey run pool. Two dusters have been completed in that direction which closes all avenue for further extension in that direc tion. GufFey & Co.'s No. i Hamilton is reported dry as is the South Penn Oil company's No i McGregor. A later report from the Hamilton places its production at 20 barrels per day. A message from that field today is to the effect that the Mountain State Gas company' has completed their No i D. G. Payne 65 acre tract and have a producer good for 8 barrels per hour. This well is located 2,000 feet southwest of Albrecht No. 1 and makes territory in that direction look very good. . THE JUG. The Jug pool has developed many discouraging features during the past few days, and those who bought in at a very high price would be glad to unload at a much lower figure than first cost. Bartlett & Stancliff have drilled through the pay at their No. 1 Fletcher and have a very small well, not better than 10 or 12 bar rels. Tne Victor Oil Co. have drilled their Morris No. 1 through the sand and have a rank duster. The last named location will be drilled down to the Gordon as a test for that formation. Both of these lo cations were in the most favorable direction, and to consider the results as above are very disappointing. There is little room for an outlet, and unless something profitable ex ists in the Gordon sand the field promises to be of minor moment. ELK FORK. This pool is not attracting any great amount of attention, yet con siderable work is under way. Nichols & Barnsdall have a fish ing job at their No. 3 T. G. Haw kins, at a depth of 200 feet. The rig for their No. 4 is nearly com pleted, and the dril^ will be started up as soon as No. 3 is finished. Brown and others, ofManington, have located their No. 1 Duval 20 acres, and the rig will be started at an early date. To the south of the field proper the Eakin well has been started up again. J. L. Flack, the well known contractor, has the well in charge and will hurry it sandward as rapid ly as possible. The market still remains about the same as last week. Veiy little trading is being done on the ex change at Oil City and the credit balance price remains unchanged at 77C. Chamberlain'M Cough Remoily. 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 rob.s 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. Horse Fell. Ed Dewitt was horseback riding yesterday afternoon, and in turning his horse around on upper Wells street the horse fell, hurling Mr. Dewitt to the pavement, rendering him for the time being unconscious It was found he was only shocked by the fall, and with the exception ot a few bad bruises he was unin jured. OIL REVIEW, ' ' ' "w-- . '"V'T ? f DISASTROUS FIRE At Berkeley Spring*? ' The Hotel To tally Destroyed. Berkeley Springs, W. Va., March 22. ? The most disastrous fire that ever occurred in this county was the burning of the Berkeley Springs hotel at this place this morning, causing a loss of about $30,000, with nearly $18,500 insurance. About 1:30 a. m. the fire was first noticed, and the structure being of inflammable material, wa% quickly consumed. Most ot the furniture and linen, however, was saved. How the fire started is a mystery, and it was first seen in the second story over the ball room, some dis tance from the flue. It may have been the work of an incendiary. The main part of the hotel was four stories with long wings, one, two and three stories, and was erect ed in 1846, '47 and '48 by Colonel Strother. Messrs. Charles P. Jack and A. B. Unger have been the owners and proprietors for the past five years. All of the adjoining cottages were saved. A Pecnllnr Oil Case. A peculiar oil case has been insti tuted at Bowling Gieene within the past week. A party took a lease of 40 acres from a farmer residing near Pemberville, Ohio, in July, 1896. Six wells were to be drilled on the piece, the first of which was to be completed in 30 days. The others were to follow in periods of 60 days each. Failing to complete the wells the lesee was to pay one dollar per day for each and every day such completion was delayed. This "bond of indemnity" applied with equal force to each and all wells not completed on time. The lessee drilled two wells in accord with the SDiri* of the contract and quit. He continued, however, to pump the wells and his assignees are doing so still. It seems that the lessee became involved in some way and transferred the property to other parties. Nearly all men who take such contracts fall into the same pit. Serves them right. But in the shuffle the conditions contained in the lease were either forgotton or neglected and no effort was made to become relieved of their force. It seems furthermore, that in addition to the 40 acres mentioned, another piece of the same size was secured from the same farmer. The latter was to be drilled when all wells were completed on the first and the same penalties ap plied. There was no provision forfeiture of lease or any portion of it in the lease. The farmer now sues for all back rentals which amount to many thousands of dollars. Messrs. Bow lus & Co. , of Pemberville, are now the ownets of the wella^ and the lease and are made defendants in the action. A statute for the regulation of oil and gas leases seems to be an abso lute necessity. As matters now stand an operator is puzzled to know whether he is "on toot or on horse back," whether he has title to what he has earned or not. Judges rule in opposite directions on the same case making it impossible for the ordinary mind to discover "where he is at." Remly to Kail. London, March 22. ? The New Orleans (formerly the Amazonas) and the San Francisco, completed coaling today. The latter cruiser will await orders. The former will go at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning to Halphaven to ship powder and ammunition previously ordered by Brazil and will then await orders. A Clever Trlek. It certainly looks like it, hut there is really no trick about it. Anybody can try it who has lame back and weak kidneys, malaria or nervous troubles. We mean he can cure himself right away by taking Electric Bitters. This medicine tones up the whole system, acts as a stimulant to liver and kidneys, is a blood purifier and nerve ton;c. It cures constipation, headache, faint ing spells, sleeplessness and Melan choly. It is purely vegetable, a mild laxative, and restores the sys tem to its natural vigor. Try Elec tric Bitters and be convinced that they are a miracle worker. Every bottle guaranteed. Only 50c a bot tle at Hill & McCoach's drugstore. If you want to quit tobacco using e sily and forever, be made well, and strong, Magnetic, full of new life and vigor, take No-To-Bac-from your druggists, who will guarantee a cure. Many gain ten pounds in ten days. Over 400,000 cured. Buy No-To-Bac from your own drug gists, who will guarantee a cure. Booklet and sample mailed free. Ad. Sterling Remedy company, Chicago or New York. JOSEPH'S HILLS. Thin jc? in Centreville District aa Viewed by Your Correapondeufc March 21. ? Messrs. James, Jo seph and William Bond are here. Eggs are worth 7 cents per dozr en. Great is the gold standard to the farmer. Hare Tallman has had three cases of lung fever in his family the past month. All better. The oil wells on Purgatory are holding up in production. With the exception of some land at Centreville nearly all the land in this district has been surrendered. John Howard and Bob McCune j will turnish cross-ties for the new I railroad should it go through our district. Our tarmers are preparing to put out a large crop this season. Every person m the county in terested in farming, stock raising and gardening should attend the Farmers' institute at Middlebourne April 1 2 and 13. jack Craven, of Bearsville, is do ing an excellent business with his roller mill. Our esteemed friend, P. H. An derson, was here last week in the interest ot the McCormick Harvest ing Machine company, of which he represents. Morgan & Hanes, who are doins a lot of sawing at Centreville, are expecting to bring their planer from Pleasants county up and dress a lot of lumber. Our esteemed friend, H. B. Shriver, was up last week gather ing up. what few loose dimes our people had. It was funny to see the followers of Hardman Co. walk up, gritting their teeth to pay their tax, saying "tne bow-legged Wilcox and Oil Hardman can't run things much longer." It was amusing to see how hard they took their medi cine. We plead innocent. WTedid all that we could do to avert the trouble that is now on with the officials of Tyler county. We look forward to the near future when our oarty will march in our county seat, the,4Anak's" fall and we'll take possession of things. It seems as though poor old Mid dlebourne wants a railroad, so she can have a boom. This district will vote it down 2 to 1, and we'll bet along nine stogy Ellsworth district votes it down. Our citizens up here are led to be lieve that Hardman & Co. are use ing iheir influence to have it go to Salem, and anything that said county engineers, we will oppose. We will vote it down 2 or 3 to 1. We would much rather vote tor our county seat to be moved from that poor old dilapidated town called ?'Middlebourne." The "star"county would be surprised, was it put to vote, to find how many of our peo ple would vote for It to go to Sis tersville. We are farmers up here principally, and never will vote bonds for a corporation or trust. We are not built that way. o. o. s. CORNMEAL EXHIBIT Senator Mason Considers It a Good Scheme For the Paris Show. Senator Mason will soon prepare and Introduce a bill in the senate providing for a special appropriation for a corn meal exhibit at the Paris exposition. He hopes by this means to flecond the efforts of our representatives in Europe in widening the markets for the abun dant corn crop of the United States. In the fiscal year ending June, 1897, the United States exported 54,000,000 bushels of ooru and 1,000,000 barrels of cornmeal. The total corn crop of the United States is over 400,000,000 of bushels, and it is capable of indefi uite increase if a market can be found for it. For pome years the United States maintained a special commissioner Murphy by name, whose duty it was to introduce cornmeal into the various continental countries. In Germany he was quite successful, and "Murfybrod. or "Murphy brtad, " made from a haif and half mixture of flour and cornmeul became so popular that the agrarian in terest there managed to have the tarit1 rates rained so as to check its import., tion. ? Chicago Times- Herald. m ??? ^ A Care tinnrnnteed. Russell's Certain Cough Cure is a positive cure for la grippe, coughs, colds, sore throat, whooping cough, bronAitis, and all diseases of the throat and lungs. It is a superior remedy for pains in the chest or the relief of persons suffering from con sumption. Russell's Certain Cough Cure has no equal as a children's remedy, being pleasant to the taste and perfectly harmless. After tak ing three-fourths of a 25c bottle il you are not greatly benefitted we will refund you your money. Ask for sample bottle, at Opera House drug store and C. W G ier drug store. ? Notice of Special Election. County Court of Tyler County, We* Virginia, February special seaeian.iSgB, Febiuary 23th. WHEREAS, The Sistereville 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 be appropriated in aid of the construc tion of a railroad of narrow gxrnge from some point at or near the Town of Swterwille on the Ohio Rii-er in the county of Tyler, State of. west Virginia, and thence bv the most practicable route by the way of Elk Fork, Middlebourne and the mouth of McElroy creek to intersect the Doddridge county line at or near the mouth of Big Flint Run: said vote to be taken spon the question of a subscription of *7,500.00 by the Dis trict of Centreville; upon t\e question of the sub scription of $*vooo.oo by the District of Elto worth; upon the question of the subscription of $10 000.00 bv the District of Lincoln, and upon the question of the subscription of $*5,000,00 by the District of McElroy, toward the said work, 8 'wHEREAS, The County Court ofthe County ofTvler deem it desirable for the safdDistrictsto appropriate money to aid in the such railroad in said districts of Elfaworth. Lin coin, and McElroy and said District of Centre ville, in said county, said appropriations to M made bv subscriptions as slock to the capital stock of the said railroad company, or any ot"er railroad company doing business m this state undertaking the said work. Therefore, it i? ^*ORDERED, Bv the said County! Court .'of the eountv ofTvler, that a vote be taken upapitne question ofthe appropriation, bv such subscrip tion. bv said district of Centreville. of the sum of $7,500.00; bv said district of Ellsworth of the sum oTs25.ooo.oo; by saiid district oi Unco n of the sum of $10,000.00, and by said district ol Elrov of thesum of $2?j,ooo.oo.to the workabove specified to be expended in the raastruction of said railroad, from, by way of and to the points af Said* vote shall be taken at the several place* of voting in said districts of Centreville Ells worth Lincoln. and McElroy at a Special Elec tion. which shall be held therein, on Saturday, the 9th day of April. iS?S ? If such vote shall be 111 favor of such appro priations, or either of them, any subscription thereof bv thisCourt. or its Agents, shall be up9n the following terms and conditions, to-wit: The said suhscriptios shall be pain J in coupon bonds of said districts, respectively, in the de nomination of $500.00, payable at or before the exi>irntion of thirty years from the date thereof, with interest at the rate of six per centum per annum. And it is further ORDERED, By the Court, that in the event that the aforesaid subscription should l>e au thorized bv the votes of the said district of Lin coln. at the election hereby directed to l>e 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 hv the voters of the said district of Ellswoxth, at ^the election herebv directed to be held.one-half of the ^o"^.4 so authorized shall be delivered when said rail road shall be con tructed to the Town of Mid dlebouroe, and the other half shall be when the said railroad shall he con structed to the McElroy ^strictline and not before: That in the event that the aforesaid subscription should !*? authorised by the voters of said district of Centreville at the election hereby directed tol>e held, the oonds so authorized shall be delivered when : shall be constructed to the mouth of McElroy creek and not before: That in the event that the aforesaid subscription should be authorized bv the voters of said district of McElroy at the election hereby directed to l>e held, the hondsao authorized shrill l?e delivered when ^"^oad shall l>e constructed to the village of shirlej 1, t said district of McElroy. and not tefoj*. Iro vided, however, that said railroad ?hall be con structed from the town of town of Middlebourne, 011 or before the ^first day of May. 1S99. ?nd to the village of Shirley on or before the first day of May, 1900. , The said special election shall be held by the following named commissioners, who are liereoy appointed for that purpose, that is to say IN THE DISTRICT OF CENTREVILLE. Precinct No. 1 at Centreville, J. C. Warner, A. J. Moore and A. L- Corbly. ????? Precinct No. 2, at Deep Valley, Joshua Wag ner, D. W. Hess and Geo. W. Davis. IN THE DISTRICT OF ELLSWORTH. Precinct No. 1, at Court House, T. J. Sellers, John Shepherd and S. B A"kro,"-r w Precinct No. 2. at Laurel Run W. K. Mayfield, Joseph A. Twyman and B. L. Clark. J precinct No. 3. at I). J. Vanca trips'. T. B. Wat kins, I) B. Leap and OniHr Chrirtian. Precinct No. 4. at Morey s Hall, Win. J. Hill, W. A. Woodburn and D. M. Smith. IN THE DISTRICT OF LINCOLN, t Precinct No. 1, at Citizens* Hose House: A. B. Wilson P. B. Lowry and F. D. McCoy. Precinct No. 2, at J. T. Jones Hose House; O. I I owther W. L- Armstrong and J. H. McCov. Prednct No. 3 at Buck's School llouse; U. 6. Heslen T W Meredith and Uriah Ice. Precinct No. 4. at ^wl House Wells Lane, George W. Sine. J. H. Black and H. W. McCoy. IN THH DISTRICT OF McELROY. Precinct No. 1. at Shirley; G. D. Underwood, I lovd Furbee and F. M. Allen. ' Precinct No. 2, at Moores; Lot McCormlck, B. T parks and Albert Lemast era. Precinct No. 3, at Elders' School House; W tn. W Mver James Tustin and Valentine Allen. Ani 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 or anyotherwords that will show how the voter intejiSed t0 vote on the <luclrtlon Proposed. And ltr>HDKRFD By the Court that, in the event that the aforesaid subscription should he author ized bv the voters of said Districts of Ellsworth, I incofn and McElroy. at the rlcction hereby di rected to Ik- held, then the sub^ptions voUd bv the said districts on the 25th day of A?K?*ti a .s- f ?of0n3 i frav ill of the expenses of the said election in case sa id com pan y tails to build andcomplete the said railroad in this county under the provl Si^'lTis order?shali be published as renuired by law. and shall also be published in the newspapers printed in this county, viz. the \ est Virginia Oil Review, the Tyler Gazette and T T he for egoi n gis ? true copy taken from pages , J ' efc, ORDER HOOK NO. 4-?"94 fv'LER COUNTY COURT' of the proceedings of said Court. AD .^HlCKMAIf, Clerk. Countv Court of Tyler County, West Virginia. February Special session. 1S98. February 25th: ORDFRF^U, That the voting preci?Ct . vJL 2 nid i of Lincoln district, in thia count/, be, and the said line is, her?"hy c/, to include the residence of Sh river Moore ^i,i nrrciuct No 2 J. T. Jones How house; and thnt copies of this order be published and posted "JrLkSwx That the placc of votlne ln Stag ,i??prSfn?No.4o; Kll.wo.lh ?f l l county. l>e changed from the office of J |.H. Strickling. Esq., on Maine "lr^;kpY'H HALL of Middlebourne. W. V a ., to MORE Yft on Main street, in said town, and that noiicc h O RL> FK F L) "t* bat the 1 lTne between votin g pre iunt%NS ii^ ^^changed so as to include the farms of the following per . ?;? i? fKSWXbwI j%"Boo??r*anil W. V. lloRt; ami ,,h1?1 ."'fo^he of this order 1* posted ami published in the manner prescribed by law^ taken from The foresroing are true copies taxen page 7 of t lie ' Flection Precinc-t. Recor d V pyler count y." now In the office of the Circuit Court olTyfcrcoomy.^ (I |CK M AN, Clerk of the Court of Tyler Co.. * ? va. Jf ?rrl* d On Sunday morning March 20, 1898, at the home of the bride's father, R. B. Bedilion, Esq., Wade, Ohio, by J. H. Doan, Mr. Fred Hornbrook, of Sistersville, W. Va., and Miss Alice Bedilion, of Wash ington county, Ohio. J. H. D. ? ??? ^ "No, siree," said the little fellow, who was a war enthusiast, "there'll never be no war. These felolws have lost all their patriotism, and they're a set of cowards, to boot." It was afterwards learned that he was not brave enough to use a -hovel or hoe in the garden, much less a gun. 9