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la Wrsl Virginia Oflcm IncrraaMl Ut? ?Icr (he Ri crnt Readjasttmeat. Washington, June 15. ? In the re adjustment of salaries of postmas ters the following increases are made in West Virginia: Charles ton, to $1,800; Fairmont to $2,100; Hinton to $1,500; Lewisburg to $1,600; Moundsville to $1,700; Par1 kersburg to $2,800; Wellsburg to $1,600; Clarksburg to $2,300; Huntington, to $2,500; Manning ton to $1,700; New Cumberland, to $1,300; Romney to $1,000; Weston to $1,700; Dav's to $1,500; Grafton to $2,000; Keyser to $1,500; gantown to $2,000; New Martins ville to $1,300; Sistersville to $2, 200; Wheeling to $3,300. The salary at Bluefield was de creased to $2,000. In nearly every instance the increase was $100, New Martinsville, Grafton, Clarks burg and Moundsville being the ?exceptions, the increase in each of these being $200. Grafton and Morgantown were each advanced fro*^ third to second class. It is understood also, that there was an additional allowance at Fairmont for clerk hire. Should the increase in receipts at Fairmont keep up the present average, the town will after July be entitled to free delivery. All changes in salary take effect July 1. r.J7,00tt ATTACH ML XT Sl'IT Instituted AKfiiuNt a Well Known 021 Firm. Of the several attachment suits instituted at Parkersburg against Bettman, Watson & Bernheimer, tlie one that was instituted Monday was probably the largest. The one instituted last is entitled Joseph Louchheim vs. Marcus A. Bettman, David Bettman and Gil bert L. Watson, partners who did business as Bettman, Watson & Bernheimer; Marcus A. Bettman and David Bettman, partners, the same as executors of the last will and testament of Meyer H. Bern heimer; Mamie Mann, executrix of the last w ill and testament of Meyer H. Bernheimer; Emanuel Bloom ingdale, trustee; M. A. and D. Bernheimer survivors of themselves and J. Stettheimer; Henrietta Stett heimer and M. A. Bettman; The Eureka Pipe Line company, Gus Hananer, and G. h. Watson, cus todian. The plaintiff in Irs bill sets out that the defendants are non-rt si dents of Wes>t Yirgini; ; th*t the said M and D. Bet i man have assigned and dispfs d i>f their property, ?r are aboir to <!<> with intent to defraud their creditors. Plaintiff sa\s that the amount ft the least which he btlieves he is justly entitled to recover in ihe ac tion against the said M. A Bettman and D. Batman is $27 370 for mon ey sud securities loaned the de fendants. V. B. Archer is counsel for the plaintiff. ? -? ? Torpedo Company Organize. The Milliken & French Torpe do company was organized today and tiie following officers elected: President, Frank F. French; vice president, Charles Gartlan; secre tory and treasurer. James B. Milli ken; directors, F. F. French, J. B. Milliken, Thomas Gartlan, M. Keating, R. L. Gregory, Attorney Robert L, Gregory. The company has established offices in the city and will do busi ness in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Thompson'* ToiiiciTta. Mildly and effectually carries ofl all impurities of stomach and bow els, strengthens, regulates and re stores them to a healthy and natural condition; invigorates the liver, re duces inflammation in the kidneys; purifies and promotes a healthy cir culation ot the blood, and is an in valuable remedy in giving tone and vigor to the system generally. It agrees with the most delicate stom ach, cures constipation and does not gripe. 25c. Sold by C. W. Grier, druggist, and Opera House drug store, d-w-tf The Point In Doabt. "Do you know anything about the ?defeat cf the Spanish armada?" inquir ed one young man. "Why, certainly," replied his friend. *'That occurred centuries ago. " "I know that, but have the Spanish yet ceased to claim a victory on that oc casion?" ? Washington Star. In Russia. She? Long engagements are rather expensive affairs in Russia. The bride groom elect is expected to send his fiancee a present every day. He? And just think what a large track would be required to return them ! ? Yonkers Statesman. It is impossible for the system to withstand the demands made upon it jiist at this season, with out the assistance of a good puri fying and strengthening tonic. The changes which Nature decrees shall take place each spring are so severe that a breakdown is almost sure to come. It is wise that all possible assistance be given during this period, as upon this purifying process depends the health for the entire summer. Everybody just now should take a thorough course of Swift's Specific SSSJiLBIood which thoroughly cleanses the blood of all the accumulated im purities, tones up and strengthens the entire system, and aids Nature in renovating and renewing the body so as to render it healthy and strong. Those who purify their blood with S. S. S. at this season are well fortified against the many forms of disease so prevalent dur ing the dreaded heated term, for it has been demonstrated that the system that is thoroughly purified in the spring is well prepared to resist disease njl summer. No other remedy on the market is equal to Swift's Specific as a spring medicine, because it is the only purely vegetable blood rem edy and i3 guaranteed absolutely free from potash, mercury and all Dtlier minerals. It cleanses, puri fies, builds up and strengthens. Insist on S. S. S., for there is noth ing half as good. National Educational Association. The annual convention of the National Educational Association will be held in Washington, D. C., this year, commencing Thursday, Tuly 6, and ending the following Tuesday. Washington is an ideal place for the thousands ot teachers from all over the country to meet in "convention assembled." It is fitting that the nation's teachers should meet at the nation's capital. The invitation that comes from those who will be our hosts, con tains these warm, welcoming words: "Our citizens will esteem it a privi lege t) greet the teachers of the country and their guests, to wel come a society whose members have so much to do in determining the character of the people, and so shaping the destinies of the na tion." Every teacher ought to see Washington at least once, in these days of cheap transportation. It has peculiar attractions for teacher.*. The magnificent new Library of Congress, a "palace of art," various other libraries of a special character the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum, the Corcoran Art Gallery and the Universities and schools, are among the things teachers will want to visit. Then, in a wider sense, the city itself with its magnificent park system comprising nearly five thousand acres, the points of historical inter est ? the historic Potomac, the public buildings of Mount Vernon, are attractions all the visitors will be privileged to see. Local sea side excursions will be given, thus affording ample opportunity for sight-seeing at minimum rates. On Sunday, ministers of national and world wide repute will preach on educational themes by request. Arrangements have been made with the railroad companies by which tickets will be sold at the rate of a single fare for the round trip, plus $2 oo. Time for which tickets are good can be extended to September ist. There will be very cheap excur sions from Washington to Balti more, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Old Point Comfort, Nor fork, Virginia Beach, Richmond and to other places. Every person thus becomes a membei of the Association for the current year and as such is entitled I to all the advantages ? reduced rates for accommodations, services of the local committee and a copy | of the preceedings of the Associa tion. For particulars address State Di rector, W. H. Anderson, Superin tendent of City Schools, Wheeling, W. Va. COUNTY SEAT BUDGET. Middlebource, June 18, 1898. Mrs. Agnes McCoach of Sisters ville is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCay of Main street. W. H. Henderson of Little was a business visitor here today. Joshua Thorn, the Friendly dentist passed through the city on his way home today. O. W. O. Hardman came home from an overland trip to Grants* ville, Calhoun county, yesterday. F. D. Hardman was in Wheeling this week and returned yesterday , bringing wiih him two parrots which he now has on exhibition at his home on Dodd street. Mr. Bishop of Salem is here on business. B. Engle Esq, returned yester day from a trip to St. Marys, on legal business. J. H. Strickling, Esq.. was in Sihtersville yesterday on business. L,. B. Hill is visiting his father and mother, Mrs. and Mrs. W. J. Hill, of Dodd street. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John A. George, a girl. Mother and child are both doing well. John is step ping as high as a horse and smiles broadly every time he meets a friend. J. W. Lazear, our efficient com missioner for the county court, and Mr. Arza E. Underwood, of Wirt county, were business visitors here today. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Morey, of Washington county, Pa., are the quests of D. H. Morey and H. W. Smith. B. Engle is building a neat pal ing fence around his yard on Main street and Clerk Mayfield is having a concrete sidewalk laid in front of his premises on the same street. S. B. Ankrom is laying a stone wall in iront of his residence pre paratory to erecting an iron fence thereon. Seller Bros, are rushing M. H Stealey's new house on Dodd street. Mrs. Asia D. Powell, has re ceived the plans for her new house on Main street from Architect O'Neill and will erect the same at once. It is estimated to cost $3,500. The Chapman well came in a big salt water well. This will stop drilling in that vicinity for awhile. T. J. Sellers attended the meet ing ot funeral directors at Piedmont this week. m A Cure Guaranteed. Russell's Certain Cough Cure is a positive cure for la grippe, coughs, colds, sore throat, whooping cough, bronchitis, 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 Grier drug store. ^ ??? ^ Afraid She'd Escape. Dentist (to his servant who has jost admitted a lady to the operating room) ? Was the lady the nest in order? Servant ? No, sir, but yon'd better take hw next, for she was saying that the pain in her tooth was already much less ! ? Fliegende Blatter. Didn't Show l*p Well. Mrs. Lake Front ? I don't think any painting looks well in tho horrid electric light. Hostess ? Then perhaps you would prefer to remain in the drawing room, where the lamps and shades are. ? St Louis Post- Dispatch. Personally Conducted Toars. Globetrotter ? Did you ever travel on a personally conducted tour? Mr. Meek ? Often. Globetrotter ? Who did you have foi manager, usually? Mr. Meek ? My wife. ? New York Weekly. The Mean Thins* She ? Yes, dearest, I made this cak? all alone. He ? I can't believe that Somebody must at least, have helped you lift it out of the oven. ? Chicago Newa Knew How. Jones ? That's a staving looking cook you have, Brown. I'll bet she can sling fhe pots. Brown ? Yes, handles them just like ehina.--New York Truth. ^ Our blank deeds, deeds of trust, mortgages are the best, &t the Re view office. i ? >? !? ~m ? -Z Tutfs Pills Cure All Liver Ills. ARE YOU ' BANKRUPT in health, constitution undermined by ex travagance in eating, by disre garding the laws of nature, or physical capital all gone, if so, NEVER DESPAIR Tutt's Liver Pills will cure you. For sick headache, dyspepsia, sour stomach, malaria, torpid liver, constipation, biliousness and all kindred diseases. Tutt's Liver Pills an absolute cure. ROBBERS AT WORK. Parker?bnr* InfeaM With a Tonyh Cllq tie- -Tool Dresner Touched. Detective Mehen reports a gang of petty thieves and robbers as having struck Parker^burg with the force of a cyclone. They have for some time been operating in neighboring Ohio towns and are evidently coming our way. Nightly robberies are committed in the oil center (?) down that way. Last night the gang gained access to the upstairs of Mrs. Stout's resi dence on Murdock avenue, by us ing a latter. They entered a room occupied by J. W. Gustafsou and relieved him of ?58 in cash and other valuables. Other houses were entered. * ??? ^ FACTS IN A FEW LINES. There are 40 varieties of the tobacco plant. A Chinaman eats twice as much meat as a Japanese. Bootblacks are seldom seea on the streets of Berlin. In the whole of Greece there are only 152 newspapers. j A Kaffir's religion consists mostly in singing and dancing. In India there is a fly which attacks and devours largo spiders. Silver money 250 years old is still in circulation in some parts of Spain. A map of Jerusalem in mosaic over 1,500 years old has been found in Pal estine. The river Jordan makes the greatest descent in the shortest distance of al most any stream. It is estimated that at least 1,000,000 pounds of rubber is annually used in the manufacture of bicycle tires. The average duration of hun:an life In European countries is greatest in Sweden and Norway and lowest in Italy and Austria. Admission to Holyrood palace and chapel will hereafter be free, the British government having decided to discon tinue the taking of fees. Berlin bakers now wrap up their loaves of bread as soon as baked in pa per bags so as to avoid the dirt that comes from handling the bread Bombay newspapers are responsible for the tale of a local crow which has built its nest of spectacle frames stolen one by one from the stock of a baboo optician. Mr. Lea of Worcestershire sauce fame left an estate of $5, 350, 000. His part ner, Perriu, left nearly as much. They began life as druggists iu a small way in an English country town. Italy has followed New York's lead in fighting the spitting habit. Notices in many streets aud railroad cars re quest passengers to abstain on the grouuds of decency and health. Munster, in Westphalia, has a public school which has just celebrated the eleven hundredth anniversary of its foundation, it is the St. Paul gymna 6ium and was originally a convent school. ? "Hunger stones" were seen in the Rhine last winter. They appear only when the river is very low, and the dato of their appearance is then cut in to them. They are believed to forbode a year of bad crops. Nowadays there are saic1 to be few regular receivers of stolen property in London. Stolen property of value which is capable of identification is sent out of the country. It is sometimes consign ed to Holland, but more generally to Paris. On a parade ground at Calcutta are several adjutants or argalas. These birds, which belong to the stork tribe, walk up and down the ground, and they look so much like soldiers that at a distance strangers often mistake them for grenadiers. There could not possibly be a whiter city than Cadiz, unless it were built ot snow. As you near the coast you see in front of you a white mass which ap pears to be floating upon the water. The first thought for a foreigner is that he is in sight of an iceberg. ??? A new lot of Bag Tags and new and novel pencil holders just in, at the Review office. ?-""^-"-nrnT-~TT- -T.-I ~.r The Arrargemencs Have Been Completed. . THE GLORIOUS FOURTH Will Be Celebrated in Grand Style. All Committees Hard at Work? The Fat man's Race the Talk of ihe Town. The Largmt man In l he Race Weighs N early 300 Ponnds? Marshals Ap pointed. The arrangement committee met last evening to prepare final details ot the July 4th celebration. There was very little remaining to be con sidered but everything was disposed of and the outlook for a glorious celebration is very bright. Con tributions to the general fund is not quite up the the expectations of the soliciting committee but notwith standing this fact there are people enough in the city that have suffi cient patriotism left to see that suf ficient funds are subscribed. 1 1 is said that others have re fused to give to the fund, for the reason that they were not allowed to run wide open on the Sabbath day. Let such people stay off the list. They have no respect for their fellowman, their country or their God. They can not see fur ther nor care for more than a little personal gain. They are so wrapped up in trying to make a dollar that all their better nature and the bright side of life has become ex tinct. The final arrangements for a parade were made. John Gaff ney and George E. Work were appointed to arrange the parade and form the line of march. The committee has purchased a large bill of fire works which will be jut off from the point of the hill overlooking the town. This will allow everybody to witness the dis play without having to leave their homes. It is undersiood that the music ?il I committee has employed the band and the drum corps. The ba will be augmented by several pi from Wheeling, and it is safe to (predict that Sistersville will be treated to seme choice music. The secret societies have signi fied their willingness to turn out for parade and everything is now working harmoniously. After the parade the Declaration of Independ ence will be read from the steps of the city building and some West Virginia silver-tongued orators will will make addresses. The fatman's race will be well worth the cost of coming many miles. The contestants are: Jim Hockinberry, Fatty Alberts, Fish Hagan, John Reedy and D. Bradley. The smallest man weighs over 200 pounds and the largest will tip the beam at about 300. Five hundred pounds of ponder has been secured for the Sisters ville artillery and the people of Sis* tersville will imagine themselves Admiral Cervera in the Santiago harbor. We are going to have a great time and if you have not decided yet where you are going to spend i the Fourth come to Sistersville. Remarknble Discovery. One of the greatest discoveries* judging from the permanent cures made, is San^Cura Ointment. It relieves at once that itching, burn ing pain caused by erysipelas, tet ter. eczema and salt rheum. San Cura Ointment cures old sores, pimples, cuts, bruises, bums, corns, itching piles and insect bites. It draws out all the poison, leaving a sound, healthy skin. Aids disnne venting scars. Price 25c, For sale by C. W. Grier, druggist, and Op era House drug store. d-w-*f An to llo 'mon'* Exchange. Washington, D. C., June 17.? The following telegram has been received from Commodore Watson: "On the 14th I sent Captain Lud low on the Maple under flag of truce with full power to negotiate exchange of Hobson and the seven petty officers. Chief of staff an swered by letter that after reference to Madrid the captain general will communicate by flag of truce. Cap- j| tain Ludlow will, if possible, have exchange made as desired and soon. (Signed) "Watson." CURE CONSTIPATION ^OULATF THE UVg^ , I ABSOLUTELY GDiRAllTEED^^XTX-^?^^ pie ?d boofclst ft-. Id. STERLING REMf** <**<?" -^it??l<CaMwll?wT?l. J. T. JONES PBBSIDBNT. A. C. JACKSON, VlCB-Pl 8. L. ANGLE, CASHIBB. FIRST NATIONAL BANK SISTERSVILLE, W. VA. Capital Stock $70,000, Robert McCormlck, G. W. Stocking, A. C. Jackson, L. A. Brenneman. DIHECTOR8: F. I>. McCoy, H. W. McCoy, D. C. Garman, O. W. 0. Hardman, J. C. Morrison, E. B. Hutchison, C. Thistle, E. W. Talbott. E. A. Durham J. T, Jones, C. P. Russell, Unpoualed facilities for the transaction of every branch of the banking busli We Issue Dratts on New York and all Parts of Europe GEO. B. WEST, M. JENNINGS, VlCB-PU*. J. R. WALLACE. Oab?M NO. 50 ZH. FARMERS 1\D PRODUCERS HTIOHL BASK. SISTERSVILLE. W. VA. CASH CAPITAL ?100,000. SURPLUS $15,000.00. G B. West, & M.'Jennlngs, M. M. Smith, DIBWOTOH8: Samuel McCoach, Clint Moore, D. A. Bart left, Edward Roome, Joshua Russell. P. A. Brutr, C. C. McCormlck, G. B. Slemaker. Anthony Smith E. A. DURHAM, President. ROBT McCORMICK, Vice Preside Tyler County Bank CAPITAL $50 OOO.OO. . ? -.J SURPLUS S20.000.00. 1 % STATE BANK. NCOPPORATEO I89J SISTERSVILLE. W. VA. DEPOSITORY STATE OF W. VJL. IRECTORS-J. T. Jones. Rob't McCormlck, E. Wells. E. A. Durham, A. C.Jackson, F. D. McCoy, John J. Carter, * G. Prle. W. J. New osch wander, F?rs(?? Exchanft Boc?M in# toM Business Respectfully Sowctm