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FORMERLY-TYLER DEMOCRAT, I, IcCOY, Editor aid Prop'r, SistersTllle, f . Ya [bSCRIPTION, 17 months, in Advance, $1.00 j 6 " " " 50 3 " " " 25 itered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second ' mail matter. 'EDNESDAY JUNE 15, 1898, |ln commenting on an article lich appeared in the Review a days since in regard to whom would select lor our member to legislature this fall, the Star h's: 'So far as the Star is concerncd, Joesn't care so much about the ty Charter as it does about inde ident court proposition, to which are opposed, and so should all ? people of the country be, and >st of them will be if they give matter proper thought." "he new editors are to be con itulated on their frankness. iretofore the Star has pretended |be our friend and posed before public as our friend, but we |w see that it is opposed to our ring a court and does not think pch of our proposed new charter. are glad it has thrown over its f-y thin cloak of hypocrisy and icsoutfair and square against us. [is position should be remem fed by our merchants who adver in the Star and by its patrons this city. J'The Star opposes the indepedn courtidea, because such a court _iot a necessity, because it would (expensive and because no valid (son can be given in favor of it: ]t would mean the renting or Jction of a suitable building in |ich to hold such court. It would [in a separate clerk, a separate ge and a separate set of records, in all probability, the services *n additional deputy sheriff." "he above are the Star's reasons opposing the court. a answer to the first one we say, [ the records sustain us, that re lawsuits are tried here now n at the county seat. Many of se^pas?s are very important and Ihave the right to have them ?led by a judge learned in the v. Over two thousand cases nave In tried by our justices of the Ice within the past eighteen liths. If any merchant, business li or laborer has a claim for over lo he must sue in the circuit Hrt. Suppose he finds out ifter Bfirst Monday in July that he ?t ?ue to collect his debt. He Igs his suit in the circuit court I it will not come up for trial ?1 the December following, or Hnonths after he starts his sui'. ?he meantime the debtor can I all he has and move away, (hing at his creditors. This is Ian overdrawn case at all, as we ft just such instances often, ?gain in December and often in Hil its almost impossible to get ?its and witnesses to the county I on account of the bad roads (thousands and tens of thousands Hollars have been lost by our H>le before they could get a case Hd or before they would try to K a trial by wading through the ? to Middlebourne. ? w'ould not be expensive. The Hg and not the county pays for ? udge's services. There would H>e a penny t) pay out for rent. I have now a city building with Hurt room in it that will seat as Hy people as our county court He will, is much more cheerful ?pleasant and could be had for Hiog. Our city recorder could Hs the records for which our ?would pay for his work. Be H all this we have in our city Hing vaults that are fire proof Kven more modern in construc J and convenience than the H*y vaults are. And then we have a city lockup that is as good for confining prisoners in as the county jail is. If these are all the objections the Star has they are all successfully answered as all intelligent people know. As to establishing this as the county seat is another question. We are not agitating that now, but we do want an Independent court. No one need bring a suit in it un less they elect to do so. It will not cost the county a single dime and this we are ready to guarantee. Our business men all agree we need such a court and have needed it badly. The Star has said more than once that our circuit judge has more business than he can at tend to. Why not let us have- this court then if we are willing to pay for it? Our people make no oppo sition to anything proposed at Mid dlebourne. We pay an enormous tax, and not a dime is spent by the county in our city and have not done so for years. We have not in our city a single county official. We have not asked for the offices. We only ask and demand that we be allowed to go on and improve and build up our city, simply this and nothing more. The Star's objections to the court are imaginary ones. They are not true, and are not published lrom any good motives towards our city. These editors know that we need this court, but they also know that with a court meeting here every month, the business not only of Sistersville but the whole county would be transacted here in a very short time, hence its opposition. It is for Middlebourne first, last and all the time, but never for Sisters ville. It should say so in plain words and tot pretend to be our friend when it is against us all the time. More later. BuslueHS Depression. The town was never more quiet in its history. This can be as signed to two principal causes The first is the low price of oil and the second, the producer is holding his credit balances, thus keeping a large amount of money out of the chaunels ol trade. The low price of oil has stagnated the oil business and many people are unable to find employment. Just how long the present state of thing will continue in vogue can notj be foretold and the only course to pursue in the one already adopted. The operator cannot hope to successfully wildcat at the present market price and it is by far the most profitable to just lay off" until such time arrives where he may have a reasonable show for returns on his money. It is not believed that better things will prevail until betier prices for oil are obtainable. A certain amount of work will be done but it will be limited mainly to de fined territory. Such work is almost without in terest and does not tend toward reviving business to any noticeable extent. Every business man in the city is complaining. At the same time they are moving along in the same quiet way, and the volume of busi ness transacted, while not so large as in former years, is profitable. The supply companies are affect ed most. They all report business very dull with no immediate pros pect lor improvement. The war has diverted the atten tion of the people from business, and they would rather hear or learn of an American victory than to make a business transaction. The river is so low that the big packets have been compelled to lay up. This cuts off considerable traffic and adds to the quiet appearance of the town. Work for the Fourth cf Ju'y celebration. CRUISER NEW YORK IN HER WAR PAINT. The big cruiser flew York was one of the first ships to don her war paint. White was too pood a mark for Span ish gunners, and the New York^vas given a drab coat to make her less conspicnons against a background of sea water. Sistersvtlle's Advancement. As tbe constant dropping of water will wear away a stone, so will tbe continual cry of haid times exhaust the patience of the most conserva tive. Sistersville has been blessed and cursed by providence at the same time. First, by her business qdvautages and surrounding nat ural resources, and second by an I aggregation of people whose prin cipal diversion is to stand on the corner and cry hard times. Such things have their effects, but not upon Answorth and Steele, who have embarked in business on East Charles street, and started a first class grocery store. They are firm believers in the stability of Sistersville's present good times, and as a substantial evidence have invested tbeir capital j in the town. They have a first class line of fresh groceries that J they are putting on the market at prices that cannot be questioned. They have a country service of green goods and carry a complete line of everything in thb line that is always fresh and palatable. The} are industrious and are worthy of, the patronage of the public. lirntH ihe Klondike. Mr. A. C. Thomas, of Marys ville, Tex., has found a more val uable discovery than has yet been made in the Klondike. For years he suffered untold agony from con-| sumption, accompanied by hemor rhages.and was absolutely cured by Dr. King's New Discovery for Con- j sumption' Coughs and Colds. He , declares that gold is of little value , in comparison with this marvelous ( cure; would have it, even it it cost a , hundred dollars a bot'le. Asthma, bronchitis and all throat and lung affections are positively cured by Dr King's New Discovery ior Con sumption. Trial bottles free at Hill & McCoach's drug store. Regular size 50c and $f. Guaran teed to cure or price refunded. A Had Dentil. The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Henderson this morning, claiming as its victim the little five months-old babe, Char ley. who died this morning at 7 o'clock, of whooping cough. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, and owing to the fact that Mrs. Henderson is nearly worn out by reason of hav ing to nurse the sick children, the funeral will be private. The little boy wno died was one of tbe twin boys and the other babe is also very ill with whooping cough, as is also an older child, but the latter is re ported better today. The many -friends of the bereaved husband-and I wife extend to them their deepest sympathy in their great trouble. I o o. !'? Hlfiuorlal IHty. Middlebourne ledge I. O. O. F. observed memorial day 3 esterday# The Centerville lodge came down and quite a large crowd was in at tendance. The services were im pressive and the tribute to Odd Fellows' dead was indeed touch ing. Sistersville lodge was in vited but owing to rain and other hinderaiices, they were unable to attend. VERY REMARKABLE. A Half Dozen Ideas Will Sug gest Themselves to the Read er While Perusing This. It is seldom that a passenger on board a train gives a thought to the man at the throttle, and rarer still that a man chosen above all others by the people does so. Of all the flowers placed on the presidential train as it passed through Pittsburg and Allegheny city on its way to Washington, there is one cluster ot white carnations destined to be pre served for generations, and handed down to children and grandchildren as long as the petals and stems will hold together. That was the hand some bouquet presented by Presi dent McKinley to the locomotive engineer. This graceful act of the President has nothing to do with the locomotive engineer, David Kil vvay, who handles the throttle of engine No. 9, on her daily trips be tween Bridgeport and Massilon, O., over the C. L. & W. R. R. We merely introduce him in this way so that in a measure the reader may ! know what we are talking about, j and if afflicted as he was the benefit : of his valuable advice can be util- j ized. Read what he says: "I have followed railroading for a fifth of a century. Of recent years T have been bothered a great deal with my kidneys, and on several occasions I have been obliged to lay off for a time until I got better. I had constant aching pains across my loins which when I would stoop would be slnrp and piercing. The kidney secretions were copious and distressing, and I also suffered from severe headaches and attacks of diz ziness, always worse when my back was troubling me the most. I had heard several speak of Doan's Kid ney Pills, and I in company with ; my brother atd Conductor Craig, 1 went ?o a drug store and got a box each. They relieved me right away, and I have ielt free from all symp toms and well since. Both my brother and Mr. Craig say the same. I had my wife use some of thetL, as she was also troubled as much as I was,' and they produced the ven best results. We cannot say too muck in the praise of Doan's Kid ney Pills. I would not do without them for any consideration." Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by all dealers. Price 50c. Mailed by Fos'ier-Milburn Co. Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the United States ! Remember the name ? Doan's ? and take no other. DKKKItH AX!> TA.\K ) Destroyed by Liu Inning In the Elk Fork Field .Saturday Night. Saturday night the derrick at Hawkins No. 9, belonging to the Hawkins Oil company, was struck by lightning, which set it on fire. The flames spread to the stock tank which contained a considerable quantity of oil. Everything was destroyed, entailing a loss of sever al hundred dollars. Other produc ers suffered slight damages. Beautiful Window. j McCoy Bros.' display windows are > unique. The arrangement shows elegant taste and cannot help at tracting the attention of the passer by. The windows are brilliantly lighted up by red, white and blue electric lights and in the back ground, bunting arranged into a handsome Cuban flag presents an attractive appearance. On the side of the window the word "Dewey" is inscribed by a novel display of hosiery. A bun I .Wud P?W?*w. The road s)st^m by which re pairs are made on the mud pikes, the highways and lanes in Tyler county, are ihe subject of much criticism and cussiu'. In the first place there is too much work needed on the roads for the few men liable to work, three days each, some time during the spring and early summer. For instance, take Precinct No. 2, Milroy Kelch, surveyor of roads. Now, Mr. Kelch has more than ten miles of road to repair and keep in passable order. Besides himself, there are only eighteen men in all that ten miles, liable to work on the road. The force being small they work the full requirements of the poor man's road law (?) three days each,. or a total of fifty-seven days a year, to keep passable ten miles of hillsides and ravines, water courses and mudboles, popularly known as roads. Go over the roads in pre cinct No. 2 and you will be sur prised to see how much work that little squad of men has done. | Now look at Precinct No. 9 under i the supervision of road surveyor Geo. W. Reese. This precinct embraces Garry Owen and about 12 miles of road below town and up Cow House run, out through High | Stand, down or to Little Buffalo land out to the pike. Mr. Reese ' has 200 men in his bailwick and ' that gives 400 days work on the loads under his supervision. Hfe is making some substantial improve ments, stone culverts, etc. All the roads were in wretched shape early ! in the season, but now they are in really better shape than ycu expect to find them considering that the work is done by the labor of a limited number of men, the ma jority of whom are not particularly interested in the laborious work of ; road making. The capitation assessment lor | roads must be supplemented by a reasonable property tax in some proportion to the poor man's dona lion of two or three days work every spring, for nothing. Let those who ride in their chaises, come down with the dust, as they must, before good roads can be maintained. When the little gap in the mac adam is completed to the foot of the Pursley hill you can spin from Sistersville out through Middle bourne up to Stringtown, on a wheel, almost without a break. This condition will last until the bottom falls out of ihe mud roads late in the fall. Ellsworth district ought to vote enough money to macadamize the pike to Middle bourne. Don't you see that would put the county seat in close touch with the river? A good wagon road is worth more to a town than a railroad. It draws trade to a town while railroads center trade 1 in the large cities. This you know. When the pike is completed for traffic, the year round, Middle bourne will be benefitted by it more than Sistersville, because to that point heavy loads could be handled and there would be the depot of distribution for half of Tyler county. Now Ellsworth district, get a completed macadam, first, then 1 look out for a railroad; but remem ber that railroads benefit large, cities and terminal points and make i way stations of ccuory towns Liver Ills Like biliousness, dyspepsia, headache, consti pation, sour stoisacli. indigestion are promptly cured by Hood's Pills. They do their work Hood's easily and thoroughly. * I I Best after dinner pills. 9 I I C 25 cents. AH druggists. I III Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell. Mass. The only Pill to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Don't you understand the above lacts in the case? Take a rest on the road business men and sing the following war song. You may be able to see a point in it: YANKEE VS. SPANIARD. If a Jack Tar finds a Spaniard, Dodging on the sea. And that Jack Tar catch the Span iard, What'll the matter U? Chorus:? Every Don must face a Yaukee, Or else must sneak and hide; For Uncle Sam's Jack Tars are out On the raging tide. If a navy meets a navy Skulking out at sea. And a navy sinks a navy, What'll the matter be? Chorus: ? If a nation false and brutal, Comes from o'er the sea, Starves and murders btr o;< n chil dren, What'll the matter bt? Chorus: ? If the despots aid the heathen On the dark blue sea, And strikes a blow to crush cur country, What'Jl the matter bi? Chorus: ? Every one must face a Yankee, Or else must sneak and hide, For Uncle Sam's Jack Tars are out On the reging tide. As the conflict lowers and darkens On the rolling sea. With our nation's life endangered; What'll the matter be? Chorus: ? Every foe must face a Yankee, Or else sneak and hide; For Uncle Sam's Jack Tars are out On the raging tide. The jail at Middlebourne is in fine sanitary condition. It is a neat substantial prison, and m pres ent ten prisoners are behind the bars. Ever) citizen of Tyler coun* ty should visit the jail, and be as sured, when you have inspected the institution you will come away feel ing gratified that you hdve one county building worth every cent it cost, and one t hat is a credit to your county. Sheriff Pyle keeps a special watchcare and supervision over the jiil. Tiie resident part is j Iso complete in every particular. You will feel gratified to know that no better building of its size and purpose can be lound in the State. Coin wrappers at the Review of fice. ^ *?* Well record books can be had at the Review office, tf. * We told you a little story ? last week illustrative of ift confidence, and wound up by 9 quoting a price on organdies u ; that was really sensational. r it had a wonderful effect and * 5 brought us hundreds of orders. ? this week we call yourattent- ^ ion to ^ * American Lawns. * We have just received 2500 r \ yards of this season's latest * * printings and they are cer- ? f tainly as neat as any woman ? q could wish. The designs are ?, 3 floral; the colors fast; the ^ width 32 inches; the price ? ? but wait. * * The usual price for these ^ f lawns is 9 cents a yard. By 4 $ a little cleverness on the part ^ J of our buyer we are enabled u to sell then at 5 Cents a Yard. 2 12 yards at 5 cents, 60 cents . Lining* 10 " * Hooks, thread, etc., 5 " j* Cool summer Dress 75 cents f Write us for anything you * want Or when in the city U . come and see us We have ^ 1 a wonderful store, conducted f on a wonderfully liberal plain * % Psnnn Pittsburg * t"*" * + * *