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VOL. XIV. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA.,
J. H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1898. NO. 37 I THE PROTOCOL ADOPTED By the Spanish Senate ? By a Sitting Ad<I Klmidiiis Vui>> !!?** SJnlfsmfn ?t Madrid Signified Their Acc^ptHuce of (he AriuiMlit'f. Madrid, Sept. 10 ? The Senate has adopted the llispanO American > protocol by a sitting and standing ; vote. ? Following is a cable dispatch1 from Madrid via Eayonne, France,! dated September 9: The position; of the ministry has been greatly shaken by the charges made today (Friday) against the government, collectively and individually, by Senor Canalej is, editor of HI Heral do, and now a recognized lieutenant j in the newly organized party head- j ed by General Polavieja. It is believed that Senor Canale jas has documents to support his accusations of incapacitv against Lieutenant General Correa, Minis ter for War, and Captain Aunon.j Minister of Marine. A majority oil the Cabinet listened to the speech, j and the silence of the Ministerial 1 Deputies was not insignificant. A minister, in reply to a question ; today as to the rumor that a Min isterial crisi's is imminent, said it was idle to attempt to conceal the fact that a crisis was inevitable and would come next week, after 'he Chambers had adopted the Gov ernment's bill authorizing the alienation of national territory as a condition of peace. The Queen Regent, it is trader stood, informed Senor Sagasta yes terday that she would continue to bestow her confidence upon him tor some days yet. Several prom inent deputies are in favor of join ing General Polavieja's party. During the Senate session today Senator Lastres. of Puerto Rico, and Senator Piuedo, of Cuba, violently attacked the United States for "having seized the Antilles, re gardless of justice and legality/' and for "discarding the mask of humanity assumed in order to get possession of the two islands, the great majority of whose people are devoted to Spain " General Linares, discussing the Santiago surrender, says; "If I had considered the capitulation con trary to the honor of my country and of the troops who had been under my command for three years I should have replaced myself at their head to prevent the town be ing given up." PROMOTIONS AX r> CHANGES In the National C?ti?r?I of|WwiJ Virgin la. ?ri>Trrn<?r*M Appointment. Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 9. ? Brigadier General George W. Cur tin arrived here last night and the examination for field officers in the National Guard began this morn ing. General Curtin has appointed j C. B. Kefauver adjutant general otj the biigade, with the rank of lieu tenant colonel, vice S. B. Baker, resigned. Governor Atkinson has appointed Colonel Biker a colonel on his staft; Dr. William J. David son, ol Parker.sburg, to be lieuten ant colonel and chief surgeon; Chas. N. Simms, to be major of the Sec ond regiment National Guard. Lieutenant Robert L. Archer, adjutant of the Second West Vir ginia volunteers, has resigned his hosition to take place as assistant cashier in the First National bank at Huntington. Colonel Casteel has informed the government that he expects to ap point battalion adjutant Lieutenant Charles Dryden to tbe place. The regimental adjutant ranks as first lieutenant, and draws the pay of a : captain while acting as adjutant. But few people have been squir rel hunting yet this season and those who have been in the woods liave seeu very few squirrels. They have just begun cuttng on the shellbarks. As there is a large crop of mast the squirrels will probaoly come in soon. A CALL For Democrat ie County and District Convention!*. The Democratic county conven tion for T$'ler county will be held in the court house at Middlebourre on Saturday, September 24th, iSqS, at 10 o'clock a. m. in mass conven tion to nominate candidates for the following county offices, towit: For House of Delegates. For Commissioner of the County Court. For Superintendent of Free Schools. District democratic mass conven tions will be held for the purposes and at the places named below, on Saturday, September 17, 1898, at 1 o'clock p. m.: Centreville district, at the Joseph Mill's school house, for the purpose of nominating candidates for presi dent of the Board of Education and one member ot same. Kllswort district, at the court house for the purpose of dominat ing: candidates for president of the Board of Education and one mem ber of the same. Lincoln District, Olston opera house, for the purpose ot nominat ing candidates for Pre.-ident of the Board of Education, and one mem ber of the same and two constables to fill unexpired terms. Meade District, at Wick school house, for the purpose of nominat ing candidates for Piesidentof the Board of Education, and one mem ber of the satne and two constables ' to fill unexpired terms. McElroy District, at Alvy school nouse, for the purpose ot nominat ing candidates for President cf the Board of Education and one mem ber Qjt the. same, and one justice of the peace and one constable to fill j enexpired term. Union district, at Thorn's hall, at Friendly, for the purpose of nomi nating candidates for President of the Board of Education and one member of the same and two con stables to fill unexpired terms. Let everybody turn out to the convention. It is a people's con vention. Good government con vention and a mass convention and everybody who wishes to affiliate with the democratic party is invited to come and take part iu the con vention. By order of the Democratifc County Executive committee of Tyler county. W. E. Kirchner, Chairman. C. B. Riggle, Secretary. I 2th- 1 2t d-2t w Inte reMliisr fitntistlstlcs. A correspondent of the Washing ton Post publishes some figures in reference to the appalling death j list of the war of the rebellion. A study of the statistics in his opinion should put a check to the wild clamor that has been raised in connection with the unfortunate situation in the camps of the army today. Here are his figures col lected from official sources, show ing the cause of death in the north ern army during the civil war: Killed or died of wounds. . . 1 10,070 Died of disease 199,710 In Confederate prisons 24.866 Accidents 4,1 14 Drowning 4.944 Sunstrokes 313 Murdered 520 Killed after capture 104 Suicided 391 Military executions .267 Executions by the enemy 64 Causes known but unclassified 2,034 Causes not stated r2,r2i Largest figures as to American losses in the Spanish war are not included in the above article, but are found in a dispatch Irom Wash in eton. They are as follows: Officers killed in battle 33 Men killed in battle 231 Officers and men wounded... 1,450 Officers and men killed by disease, estimated 1,500 Lives lost in the navy and marine corps: Officers killed in battle 1 Men killed in battle 13 Men drowned 1 Men wounded 36 HUGHES N | By a Fraction of a Vote in the L Republican Convention. COUNTY COMMISSIONER A no License Man? Wells Nom inated For Superintendent or Fro?% Sctiooln? Stnlih Xot In It? ImHtiiN on War, but on (lift Af<<nu>\ili Nfiirvntfoii and Cruel ly? A Wewk Ticket, but |Tlioroti?(tly Akruiu<4l Our City? The Bos<*?-m Willi KuleauU Hun (lie Parly. The republican county conven tion held iu Middlebourne Saturday resulted in a walk over for the Hardman faction. The victors did their work with merciless precis ion. They were there to nomim t ? thur man, and no influence that could be brought to'bear by oppos ing forces could deter them from their avowed purpose. The "middle of the road" dele gates, or those who have be^n pre tending to favor Lincoln district, and respect the interests of Sisters ville on the final vote, went over ko the bosses, and left the Sistersville contingent iu the cold. While the vote between Gregory and Hughes was close, it was made so for a purpose. It was evident from start to finish that Sistersvili/tf was to be ignored. Her demands were not to be acceded ? not even respected. The large support givenLineoln's candidate wTas really designed for the purpose of preventing party discord and thereby hoping to hold j the republican vote of Sistersville | solid for Hughes. THE CONVENTION. The convention did not meet u; ? til i o'clock. The candidates and politicians were early on the scene and the entire morning was taken up in various preliminary work which usually precedes a meeting of the kind. Hardman, who makes no attempt at conceafing his oppo sition to Sistersville, was ener getically mustering his forces so as to present a solid front to his op posers. No little anxiety was felt by out siders aud a hard fight for suprem acy seemed inevitable to the casual non interested observer. When the convention was called to order the court room was well filled. Considerable enthusiasm existed the crowd was exceedingly good natured. Hon: Silas Smith, chairman of the county executive committee, called the meeting to order and appointed K. S. Boreman temporary chairman, with G. W. Bishop, as secretary. The various committees were appointed com posed of a delegate- from each 'dis trict. W. F. Clark, of Ellsworth dis trict, offered as an amendment to the resolution that the office of County Superintendent of Free Schools be abolished. The amend ment was greeted by tremendous hisses from all over the audience and was flatly rejected. The re ports were adopted without altera tion. ? It was agreed upon by the com mittee on rules and order of busi ness that the candidates for house of delegates be voted for by ballot? by districts alphabetically. The nominating speeches were confined to ten minutes, and seconds to 5 minutes. The chair announced that nom inations were in order and candi dates for I he legislature would be first. I The nominations were made as follows: A. L. Hughes by E. L. Long; J. S. Roberts by Isaac Underwood; R. L. Gregory by W. G. Grimes, W. F. Smith by D. W. Virden. The nominating, as well as the "seconding speeches were a bit spicy and worked laughter and wild cheering. The first billot Hughes received 32 votes; Gregory 30; Roberts 24 and Smith ic. Second ballot, Hughes 34; Gregory 34: Roberts 24 and Smith 4 Third ballot, Hughes 33 14 19; Gregory 32 1-19; Roberts 25 4-19; Smith 6. Accord ing to rules of the convention, the cacdidate receiving the lowest number of votes should be dropped after announcing the result ot the third ballot. Smith's name was eliminated from the ticket, leaving I ut three men in the field. The fourth ballot resulted: Hughes 3314-19; Gregory 331-19; Rob erts 30 4- 10. Fifth ballot, Hughes, 49 14-18; Gregory, 47 4 18. It was McEl roy district that gave the majority to Hughes and he was declared the nominee. The names of J. C. Lewis, S. B. Wells and I. F. Stewart wrere placed in nomination for the office of County Superintendent. On the second ballot Wells was nominated by the almost unanimous vote of the convention. For Commissioner of the County Cou^t the following names were peresented: Armstrong Weekly, E. N. Archer, Silas Henderson and John Thompson. Weekly was nominated on the first ballot, re ceiving 56 votes. The convention listened atten tively to a short talk M. W. Bur gess, candidate tor the legislature from the Tyler-Wetzel delegate district, after which they adjourned by giving three deafening cheers for the G. O. P. and President Mc Kinley. The following resolutions were submitted by the committee and adopted. The republicans of Tyler county in convention assembled reaffirm their allegiance to those principles wjich have made the history cf this party co ordinate with the years of progress and prosperity of the nation. We endorse the wise liberal and progressive action that has been taken by the present administra tion from the inception to the vic torious conclusion of the recent war with Spain and believe it to be of another exhibition of that atti tude for personal liberty and be cause of humanity which the re publican party has aiways main tained. WeTejoice in the f*ct that urder the wise management of the Presi dent and his able advisors, the re cent war with Spain, fought in the interest of humanity, was brought to such a speedy and triumphant conclusion. We endorse the course of our able and distinguished congres sional representative, Hon. B. B. Dovenor, and pledge to him the unanimous support of the republi cans of this county to the position which he has held with so much honor to himself and his party. We also pledge our support to the republican senatorial delegate dis trict and couuty nominations, be lieving their election will subserve the best interests of the citizens of Tyler county. f Isaac M. Underwood, I S. C. Nichols, ~ J P. A. Shanor, Com"i A. E. Dolan, I Cyrus Bradford, t E. A. Smith. Two million American suffer the torturng pangs of dyspepsia. No need to. Burdock Blood Bitters cures. At any drag store. / TOE PENSION OFFICE. The Pletltrlnir of Pension** ami Esop bifant Interest of Money Sharks. Washington, D, C., Sept. 9. ? An appendix to the annual report | of the commissioner of pensions lias 'been made public. It contains (statistics in regard to the work of j the office. Reports from the vari jous divisions of the bureau are also i incorporated. It is stcted that | the pawning or pledging of pension certificates is a growing evil, and ; some stringent measure should be 'adopted to reach the offense and, if possible, to effectually stop it. It has been developed, by inves tigations, made in several cases of this nature, that unscrupulous per sons have accepted as security lor ; money loaned to needy pensioners, their pension certificates and vouch ers, charging them interest on the amounts so loaned ranging from five to fifiy per cent per month. This practice is not confined to any one place, but is indulged in to a greater extent in most if not all of the principal cities throughout the country. The present law governing the pawning or pledging of pension certificates is inadequate to reach the offenders. The sum of $4,221,52 improperly obtained under pension claims was recovered by special examiners, and judgments were rendered in four civil suits a^gregatiug $11, 416,22, though they have not yet been realized upon. This only represents a portion of the money recovered, as reclamation on torged checks is made through the treas ury department. Don't let ihe little ones suffer! from eczema or other torturing skin ] diseases. No need for it. Doan's Ointment cures. Can't harm the ! most delicate skin. At any drug store, 50 cents. I SENATORIAL. CONVENTION To be at Went I'niuu on Tncfutn J, iKcplrmbcr 20, 1S9H. By order of the Democratic Ex ecutive committee of the 3rd Sena torial District ot West Virginia, I composed of the counties of Dodd ridge, Harrison, Ritchie and Tyler, . a convention of the delegates of the I several counties composing said district, is hereby called to assem j ble in the court house in the town of West Union, Doddridge ! county, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1898, at 1 1 o'clock a. m., for the purpose ! of nominating a candidate to be ; voted for at the election to be held j in said State on the 8th day of November, 1898, to represent said | district in the Senate of the State of West Virginia and to appoint an Executive committes for said Sen atorial district. It is urgently requested that every delegate in the district be present at the convention. Homer Duty, Acting Chairman. S. P. Smith, Acting Secretary. 7 iotd-w Will Ketnrn Here. "Uncle" Charley Leasure, who sold out his business in this city some months ago and went to Man nington, is making arrangements to again go into business here. He has secured the building formerly occupied by Henry Rauch, on* Wells street, and in a short time he will open a first class cale there. Porto Ricnii Troop* to Pnrod*. New York, Sept. 11. ? Deputy Quartermaster Colonel Kimball to day received an order from Gener | al Miles setting forth that a parade I of the returning Porto Rico troops I will take place in this city next 'Sa/urdav. Colonel Kimball was ! instructed to prepare a suitable | camp for the men who are on their : way from Pocce in the government I transports. Rocker No. 2 , Price $1.00. This is a very handsome Rocking Chair, and is a favorite with the Ladies, because it is such a ^ood sewing chair, having no arms to be in tils way. It is very Comfortable, Strong and Stylish, and a great bargrin at ONE DOLLAR, 1 the price weareaskiug. This chair has an antique gloss finish Only Ooe will be sold to a family. SMITH & BOESHAR, Homcfurnishcrs.