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The Review ■ the Special Session, Ast Ended. The Salient ^p|inta Which Marked the Origip, ^Consideration and Passage/of the Tariff Law. The Other Matters Considered and Acted fcjpon During the Session—An Ihteras.ing Review. Washington, Jul* 25.—The extraor dinary session of Congress which has just closed was c^led by President McKinley two days after he took the oath of office. It met March 13th. The President's special message explained the deficiencies in the Revenues, re viewed the bond issues of the last ad ministration and urged Congress promptly to correct the then existing * condition by passing a tariff bill that would supply ample revenues for the support of the government and the liquidation of the public debt. No 'other subject of legislation was men tioned in the message, and the tariff bill has been the ALL-ABSORBING FEATURE of the session. The Republican mem bers of the Ways and Means Commit tee of the preceding House had been at work throughout the short session which ended March 4th. giving hear ings and preparing the bill which was to be submitted at the extra session. Three days after the session opened the tariff bill was reported to the House by the Ways and Means Com mittee. and thirteen days later. March 31, 1897, it passed the House. It went to the Senate, was referred to the Com mittee on Finance, and the Republi can members of that Committee spent a month and three days in its con sideration and in preparing the ameud nients which were submitted to the Senate May 7th, and exactly two months later, July 7th, it passed the Senate with EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO amendments. The bill then went to conference where, after a ten da> struggle, on July- 17th, a complete ^ agreement was reached by which the Senate receded from one hundred and eighteen amendments and the House from five hundred and eleven. The others, two hundred and thirty-four in number, were compromised. The conference report was adopted by the House July 19th, at the conclusion of twelve hours' continuous debate. The report was taken up in the Senate July 20th and adopted July 24th. The tariff bill was signed by the President the same day. Congress did not devote its atten tion entirely to the tariff, though it did SUBORDINATE EVERYTHING ELSE to this one measure. The four appro priation bills which failed on March 4th last in themselves would have com pelled President McKinley to call Con gress in extra session, even if the nec essity for a revision of the tariff Kad not existed. Th< were the sundry the Indian ai These bills yrai. fancy, passed form in of their at the B,<*ess. but they were important particu te, and when they fin x contained more or itioo of Interest and he general deficiency on accepting the invi irt in fend appropriated $25,000 to de ^eiiminary expenss, aad appro $150,000 for a new immigrant ^ rAIUO DArv/oitiv.i New York to replace the one destroyed by fire. By far the most im portant piece of new legislation in the bill, however, was that limiting the cost of armor plate for the three new battle ships to $300 per ton. In case the Sec retary of the Navy should find it im possible to make contracts for armor within the price fixed he was authorized by this provision to take steps to estab lish a government armor factory of sufficient capacity to make the armor. In executing this au thority he must prepare a description and plans and specifica tions of the land, buildings and machin ery suitable for the factory, advertise for proposals and report to Congress at its next session. IN THE INDIAN RILL, rfter a severe struggle in both houses, the question of sectarian schools was settled by the following declaration of the government: “That the Secretary of the Interior may make contracts with contract schools apportioning as near as may the amount so contracted for among schools of various denominations for the education of Indian pupils dur ing tfte fiscal year 1898. but shall only make such contracts at places where non-sectarian schools cannot be pro vided for such Indian children, and to an amount not exceeding 40 per centum of the amount so used for the fiscal year 1895.” The question of opening to entry the rich gilsonite deposits in the Vncom-1 pahgre reservation in I'tah was al*> compromised by opening snch agricul tural lands as have rot been allotted to the Vncompahgre Indians on April J 1. 1898, to entry, but reserving to the TTnited States title in all lands con- j taining gilsonite. asphalt or other like : substances. IN THE SUNDRY CIVIL BILL, the most important new provision was that suspending the order of President Cleveland, setting aside about 21.000.000 acr*s as forest reservations. The law p Iso includes a general scheme of leg islation for the government and pro- I MOTHER’S 1 FRIEHO takes married I women through l the whole period i ! of pregnancy in * safety and com- | j fort. It is used exicin-**j the muscles so that there is no dis comfort. U prevents and relieves morning sickness, headache and nsmg breasts shortens labor and preserves the mother’s girl- - 8 :S/ at ish form $1 a b droits. Send for a F*ee topy of our illus - :tcd booklet bIMfR'S notw. |Bra dfleld Bag«>>g-or Co feet ion of the foiist reservation of the country. Y The Republican headers of the House decided* at the opening of the session to pursue a policy of Enaction in order to throw the responsibility for delay ing the tariff bill upon the Senate, and therefore the committees were not an nounced until the close of the session, and only urgent matters were consid ered. Fifty thousand dollars were appro priated for the relief ci American cit izens,in Cuba at tha recitation of the President: *200.000 was appropriated for the relief of the Mississippi flood sufferers: a resolution was pass:d au thorizing the Secretary of the Navy to transport supplies contributed for the relief of THE POOR AND FAMISHING in India, and *50,000 were appripriatcd fcr the entertainment and expense of the delegates-to the universal postal convention, who met in this city. The only expensive piece of general legis lation enacted by this congress, except the tariff bill, were the laws to prevent collisions at sea and to place m force ‘ regulations to prevent collisions upon certain harbors, rivers and inland wa ters of the United States; and the bill authorizing the President to suspend discriminating duties oa foreign ves sels and commerce. The Senate, not being confined as 1 to the scope of its legislation, dealt i with a number of important subjects, j both in and out of executive session. | One of these, which attracted world ! wide attention, was the general arbi : tration treaty, negotiated by President Cleveland with Great Britain. After i exhaustive consideration, despite the i great pressure brought to bear upon the Senate by religious and commercial bodies throughout the country, the Senate rejected the treaty. The Hawaiian TREATY OF ANNEXATION negotiated by President McKinley was still unacted upon when Congress ad journed. In open session, after much debate, the Senate passed the Cuban bllliger ency resolution, a bankruptcy bill, in cluding both voluntary and involun tary features, and the “Free Homes’’ i bill" But none of these Important question received consideration in tie i uuuse. i I The following minor bills and joiVt I resolutions became laws, managing jp ; escape objection from any member: I Authorizing the Secretary of War t? j receive for instruction at the Military : Academy at West Point Carlos Gt/.ier rez, of Salvador; to amendsot en titled. ‘An act to provide JKr the en try of lands in Greer comity, Oklaho ma. to give preference • rights to set i tiers, and for other purposes,’* approv ed January 18. >897; reappropriating $10,000 not expended for the relief of the Mississippi flood sufferers, for THE FLOOD SUFFERERS i at El Paso. Texas, authorizing foreign !exhib^>s at the tmn^-Mississippi and in/ef^tional exposition to be held in the city of Omaha. Neb., during the yea1 1898. to bring to the United States fo>*eign laborers from their countries rjspectivelv, for the purpose of prepar ing for and making exhibits; to pro vide for the immediate repair of dry dock No. 3, at the New York navy yard; making appropriation for the improvement of the Mississippi river from the head of the passes to the mouth of the Ohio river, and to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30. 1897: and three bills authorizing the construction of bridges across the Pearl'river, Mis sissippi. the St. Louis river between Minnesota and Wisconsin, and across the clinch river, Tennessee. -c THE GOLD FEVER lias Reached SlMersville. and a Number Are lalkintt of Colag to Alaska. Special to the Register. Sistersville, W. Va.. July 25.—The gold fever has reached this city and everybody about the town is talking of nothing but the great strike in the Klondvke fields in Alaska. Quite a number of people are talking of going out there to try their hand at placer mining for the precious metal, and among this number are George Jami son and Jake Leasure. who have formed a stock company for this purpose. Both of the gentleman have made arrange ments to get all the money they need, a number of the oil men of the city having f gnified their willingness to put up the necessary amount to carry thp men through for two years if nec essary. They expect to leave here in time to reach Seattle in time to sail on the boat which leaves there for the Yukon river on August 27th. The gentlemen named are well known here and while they have had no experience in the business, they are hustlers and will get to the front as soon as any of the new people who go in there at this time. During the next two weeks it is expected there will be at least a dozen people leave here for the Pacific coast with the determination of going on to Alaska if any opportunity offers. A SAD ENDING To a Contemplated txcurslon to Cin cinnati. Special to the Register. Parkersburg. V.*. Ya., July 25.—A sad ending of a contemplated trip to Cin cinnati on the $1 excursion this morn ing at 1:30. came to Edward Palmer, j aged 30. of Tidioute. Pa., who came here and was employed as an oil well driller at Cornwallis. Palmer bought a ticket but got on the wrong train, i and was put off at Belpre. It is thought he started for this side again. I as a west-bound freight train caught hint on the trestle and run him down, killing him instantly. One of the I wheels passed over his chest, and sev- i ered the left arm above ihe elbow, j 1’udertakers Murdock & VVarne were at ore' summoned and in taking charge of the remains discovered that the man had been robbed, all of his j pockets being turned wrong-side out, | and not a thing could be found by ! which to identify him. The remains j were brought to this side and several , oil men identified him to-day. and his : boarding house was visited and his : clotlyhg. containing letters and a fine ; gold/watch. were found. Palmer has j a wife and several children at j Tidioute. and they have been com- j mJEiicated with, and the remains will j j^rall probability b^ sent there for in-1 foment. [ It is said the unfortunate man had T^een drinking, and this is given as the cause of his sad ending. -o—— CAUGHT THE GOLD FEVER. Special to thf Register. Steubenville. Ohio. July 25.—Harry F. White, an enthusiastic silver man of Mingo Ji/nction. has caught the gold fever and the proposes to organise a party of ratfn to go to the Klondvke field and search for wealth.- He asks all who /wish to join him to write at once, as he (proposes starting early in August. "v', ’ • « 4‘. ■ .. • Try it yourself and you will be SATISFIED Pilisbury’s New Health Flour GERMOS GERMOS, the latent nnd most perfect product of perfected milling. GERMOS contains over four times as much phosphates or brain food as ordi nary flours. GERMOS is the food for in-door workers. GERMOS nearly digests itself and therefore makes the wealth of nourishment it contains, effective. GERMOS as a muscle former and feeder is unexcelled. The Companion of PILLSBURYS BEST if. Special to the Register. Sistersville, W. Va., July 25.—The j oil fields in this section of the south west were very quiet la& week, very little of an important nature transpir ing. It was expected the early part of the week that a number of wells which ^re aboutJtoe would reach the pay, but most. 6f Thetti failed to con-, nect, and ag- a result tlmitHwa* only i two or three wells drilled in, none of very great importance. Especially can this^Oe said of those drilled in on the •.f/est Virginia side in the Elk Fork territory. ’1 he one well of importance ; on the Ohio side is that drilled in by Gordon & Co., on the Beaver t#act, on W.ilson run. It is in practically new territory, and one of the most import ant finds in this section for 9ome time, and promises to be the opening wedge of a new pool. This well is located about seven miles directly east of Sis tersville on the Ohio side, and is but a mile or so from a big gas well drilled i in about a year ago by the Ohio Oil j Company on Wilson run. When drill [ ed in, it showed for a production of about sixty barrels a day for the first few days, but now has settled down to a steady flowing production of a Uttie better than forty barrels a day. There is every reason to believe that | a good pool his been tapped in that section, and as an evidence of this Tact , take similar cases where there have I been large gas wells in this section of ! the southwest. It has alweys been the j case that there has been a good pool or oil found in close proximity to all the big gas wells driled in this section of the country and the consensus of opin ion among the oil men here is that this will be no exception. About .three years ago a well was drilled on the Beaver farm by this same company, but it only started off at about five bar rels a day, but since that time it has been producing, and it has now in creased to about twice that amount. It is believed that this well was not drill ed deep enough, and it is the intention of the company to rig it up and drill deeper. Nearly all of the people hold ing leases over in that section have been awakened by the strike made by Gordon & Co., and they have made | preparations to develop their territory, j Gordon has made two locations on the i Beaver tract. The Fisher Oil Com- ; pany also has a lot of stuff and intend to put a well down on their lease. Several other parties are making ar rangements to drill, and the indications are that in the next ten days there will be four or five strings of tools running. In last Sunday’s paper there was a story about some wells drilled by the Carter Oil Company on the Allen farm, near Shiloh, in which the assertion was made that the wells were good, j and that the company was trying to ( make mysteries of them. During the ; week some of the writers of the Stand- ! ard Oil Company's papers have taken | exception to the report of operations j in that section by this paper and have had the temerity to say that there was positively nothing in the story as ; printed. The cause of this all is that, the Carter Oil Company people, who j are the local operating branch of the Standard, have evidently made a pro- i test about too much publicity being I given this strike. Since the article | was published last Sunday it has been learned on good authority that both of the wells already in will make good producers as soon as they are connect ed up. One of the wells at the present time is plugged and the walking beam bolted to the derrick floor, but all that does not prevent the oil from spraying at the rate of about twenty barrels a day. Some of the people holding leases cut there have admitted that the wells are good. A firm noted for conserva tive action made an offer last week for a piece of territory in close proximity to the Allen farm of $1,000. but the of fer was refusefl. as the people holding the territory intend drilling it them selves. The demand for territory in this sec tion of the country is greater now than it has ever been at any time In the his tory of the field. Almost daily there are people coming here from other sec tions oi the country and especially from the oil fields of Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio, and they are looking for property in which to invest. The local brokers In oil property stated to day that they have had more calls for property than at any time since they have been in business and that all of the transactions are being made for cash. The prices offered for oil property are not the fancy figures usually in vogue when a lot of tenderfeet get in, but it seems that all of the people who art> after property understand their business and know just what they want and what the projkrty is worth. There are several large deals on the tapis now. Ore of the mest important wells to be drilled In next week is that of the Henry Oil Company, on the Simeon Pipes farm, to the southwest of produc tion. This well is a considerable dis tance ahead of production and will ex tend the field«fully a mile. Another well of Importance due last week ard which will likely reach the sar.d to morrrt^^^that of^Bovd Bros. & Co., m farm. This well >'s also and a great deal depends on it. Following is a list of some of the most important work now being done in the Elk Fork pfoi: The South Penn Oil Company have two lo cations and the rigs building for wells on the Boreman & Strous; the same company has a location and are build ing the rig for their No. 1 on the Thomas; Crawford & Treat No. 3 Far rell will be due in the sand the first of the week; the rigs are up for their Nos. 4 and 5 on the Farrell; the Phil adelphia Oil and Gas Company have located their No. 1 B. Engle and will ] commence spudding the early part of the week; the Magnolia. Oil Company's No. 3 is due the first of the week; their No. 2 will be shot to-morrow, as the production has declined to less than 100 barrels a day; No. 4 started spudding to-day. There are a number of other wells' drilling and starting out there, but the ones mentioned are the most important ones. There is at this time* nbout 33 strings of tools running in the Elk Fork field. The low price of crude oil is having a great deal to do with the small amount of work being done in this section of the southwest at present and some of the companies operating here have shut down well drilling and abandoned loca tions made on this account. The Fish er Oil Company, which is the principal operator in the Benwood field, will be shut down all drilling in that section as soon as the wells drilling now have been completed. They give as a rea son the low price now' being paid for the oleagenious fluid. Ellenboro, W.Va., July 25—The con tinued decline in the price of oil has caused operators to, lessen their efforts somewhat in the defined fields in Rit chie county, but wildcatting seems to go on without the least cessation on all sides. The South Penn Oil Companys im portant test well on the Collins land, near Mole Hill, is 1,100 feet deep, and will be completed with all possible speed. McCormick & Cain have begun spud ding in their venture on L. P. Wilson’s farm, along the line of the Penneboro and Harrisville Railroad. The well on Harrison Cunningham's farm, located three miles east of this j place, was completed through the Big • Injun sand -some time ago, and was dry in that formation, but the owners now propose to drill it to the Gordon sand, which will be a valuable test for this section of country. J. A. Calhoun ha9 the lumber on the ground preparatory to building a rig on Mrs. McDougal's farm, on Hughes ; river, near Goose Neck postoffice. The owners of the lease on the Abra ham Lucas farm are not satisfied with the test they have just finished on that farm, and will drill another well on the same tract of land as soon a9 necessary arrangements can be made. The irresponsible lease scalper and liar is a curse to both the farmer and the legitimate operator, and farmers should be careful how and to whom they lease their land. Beware of the fellow' who promises to do almost ev erything.he is generally unreliable and cannot be forced to fulfill any contract. * The Register has warned its readers of this class of sharks before, and in at least one case saved an honest farmer a goodly sum of money and a deal of trouble. _ Since snooting me- wni uu «.uc Wells farm at Cornwallis, the produc tion has been about 6ixty barrels daily, and as the Register predicted last week^M^ipttle to forty or fifty bar rels per (lay. The owners of the rank duster on the Ed. Wells land, adjoin ing, are now hopeful of getting some oil by putting a shot in their hole, which will be done this week. The Cornwallis pool is a hard one for the talent to locate, and since the duster came in on the Ed, Wells there is slight encouragement to continue operations southwest, which was thought to be the direction of the pool. The Waterbury and >fershall wells gave the territory on the nohheast a black eye, and it new looks as if the pool was simply a lake that was al ready surrounded. The Fisher Oil Company will make another test on Sigler & Gilbert's Waterbury farm. Cox & Woodvard got a good pro ducer on the Roberts farm, just south of Cornwallis. This land is owned hy Rev. L. W. Roberts, of Wheeling. W. E. Reynolds, of Oil City, Pa., has been appointed district lease superin tendent of the South Penn Oil Compa ny for Ritchie and Wirt counties, and Col. Sam Miller has beeiv transferred to Parkersburg, where he will look af ter the company’s interest in Wood and Pleasants counties. Bettman. Watson & Berrheimer are drilling en important test well at Eas ton’s tunnel, and will also soon make some tests in Doddridge county. The well on Railroad Fork, near Ru therford, will be due in Tuesday, and drilling is in progress on the L. Lemon and Jesse Braden farms, near Ritchie mines.. The A. S. Simmons No. 8 has been drilled through both the salt and Big Injun sand formations, and is dry. TAKEN TO PENNSYLVANIA. _ « . Special to the Rfsister. Parkersburg. W. Va., July 23.—The remains of George Norman, the oil man who died here yesterday, will be taken to Northvllle, Pa., at 7:10 to-morrow morning over the O. R. R. R. The deceased had been 111 only seven days. His relatives were located at North rille, and Undertakers Murdock and Warrer were notified to send the re mains there for interment. A Toang Man Jailed for ninal . Awutnlt. / AS AWFUL' CHAF Special to the Register, f Parkersburg, W. Va.:< July 25. — Greel Chandler, a young mountaineer, is i:j jail in1. Tazewell county,, on the borders of Wrest Virginia, on an awful charsK^Sgiii* , Ha. was arrested for criminaly as saulting little Bessie Sudduth,, the 14 year-Mold daughter of Mn feter C. Sud duth. THe - evidence Is very strong against Qhanjfiler. -He is only about 1? years of age, and rather small. At the preliminary examination, the girl's fa ther test!fl«t That Chandler came up to him while he was plowing, and after wards Mrs. Sudduth and Bessie walked into the field. While Mr. Sudduth was in another part of the field. Chandler and the little girl went into the woods together, and there the hoy accom plished his purpose. Afterwards the child innocently told her mother of what Chandler had done. Drs. J. A. Lindsay and T. E.Wood made an exam ination of the little girl and their testi mony substantiates the statements of the girl and her mother. Henry Sud duth, who is now in Jail convicted of a criminal assault upon hia sister-in law, Jane Centre, fs an uncle of the lit tle Sudduth girl. Sudduth wi~ enced to a life term in the penitenti ary, but has taken an appeal and is still in jail at Tazewell. He and Chand ler are confined in adjoining cells. All the parties are from Glassy Mountain township, in what Is called the Dark Corner. o THE CENTENNIAL Of Jefferson County Appropriately .Cele brated in the Churches, Yesterday. Special to the Register. Steubenville, Ohio, July 25.—To-day in over one hundred churches in this county appropriate services were held and addresses delivered commemorative of the one hundredth anniversary of Jefferson county. The pastors of the various churches were asked by the Centennial Committee to arrange and conduct these special services on this date as preparatory to the coming cen tennial on August 24th, 25th and 26th. The points spoken on were: “The early pioneer life, the progress of the county, the influence our people have exerted on this country, and on the world in Religion, Art, Science and Literature.” When Jefferson county was organized by proclamation of Gov. Arthur St. Clair on July 29th, 1797. it included the area-now embraced in the present coun ty of Jefferson, over three-fourts of Belmont, more than half of Harrison, three-fourths of Carroll, about seven eighths cr Stark, more than two-thirds of Summit, nearly half of Cuyahoga, and all of Lake, Geauga. Ashtabula, Trumbull. Portage, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. -:-o NOT CONFIRMED. Washington, July 25.—The following nominations are among those which failed of confirmation by the Senate: Terrence V. Powderly. of Pennsyl vania, to be Commissioner of Immigra tion; Thomas Fitchle. of New York, to be Commissioner of Immigration, port of New York. Postmasters, West Virginia: W. J. Holt, ^t Grafton. EDUCATIONAL LINSLY INSTITUTE. school for the thorough Instruction o/ boys and young men. Military, Classical, English. . . . Fall term begins Monday, September 1J, ]S97. For catalogues or other information, address any member of the Board of Trustees, or John M. Birch, Ph. D., Prin cipal. . _ Board of Trustees—Hon. A. . Camp bell. president; A. J. Clarke. Ksq.. vie© president: John L. Dickey. M. D.. secre tnrv; R. C. Dalzell, Esq., treasurer: t\ ill lam B. Simpton. Esq.. John J. Jones. Esq.. Hon. N. E. Whitaker, John 8. Nayior. Esq., Augustus Pollack, Esq.. Hon. J. B. Sommervllle, Hon. William P. Hubbard, Rev. Jacob Brlttingham. Henry M. Rus sell, Esq., William F. Stifel, Esq. jyl8su.tu.flr MONT OE CHANTAL, MlAR wheeling, w. va.. A SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LAOIES. Affording competent Instruction in all the branches of Higher education. French and German taught by native instructor*. Course of music, vocal and instrumental, is that of the best conservatories of Eu rope. Drawing ar.d Painting, Elocution. Calisthenics. Board exceptionally good. Location unsurpassed for beauty and he»»n. A»pl, ,o THK directrem. Randolpb-Maton Woman’s College, Lrnrhbnrc. Va. I 'ndowed for higher edu cation. Laboratories for Che misury. Phys ics. Biology and f sychology. Gymnasium. Ail modern Appliances. Endowment re duces cost of course to Address \VM. \V. SMITH, A M., LL !>., Vr* Silent. Jyl6qy VIRGINIA FEMALE INSTITUTE ^TAUNTON. VA. Mrs. Gen. J. K. B..§tuart, Principal. Fall session opens Sept. 16. Climate un surpassed. Superior advantages in each department. Home comforts and care. Terms reasonable. Apply for cata.ogue. jyl9mon,wed,fri. Edgeworth Boarding and Day School ForGirl". Re-<*Deo* Sept. 28. *l»7 H.">th year. Mfa. H. P. I.EFEBVRE. PrlnclDal. Mla-i E. I).HF-NTLEY. Associate Principal. l'J‘2 and 1?4 W. FratiKiinSt , Baltimore.Md. Jyi’lw.H.rb • HOLLINS INSTITUTE BOTETOURT SPRING**. * . For I7.r, Vonnir Ladv Boar* era. The l«r*«t Kor no Young i.any noart,rr». »**«> tod r»o«t exteiiKiToly e<}aipp*-t :n * irgimt. Eclectic roureeo in Ancient and Modern Languages, Mteratiire. .“sciences. >1n«K’, Art and r.j ruur».-» in .\urirui unit T ».r" ’ Literature, Sciences, MiilftArt and r.lwe* don. 3'offirers end teachers. Situated in 'tiler >f Va., near K«enoke. Mountain Hegnery. 1W 'eet abore »e» leeel. Miner*! waters. toth session >pen* Sept 8th, 1*7. F r Ulna. Catalogue sddp»s C lIAS. L. COCKE, Snr t„ Hollins, »a. JuSm.w.f,qx,gx ■tandolph-Macon Academy for Boys. croni Koval. Va. (Valley of Va.) * onduct ►d by Randolph-Macon* \College. Best ^quipped In the South. Bwnks with beet n r. S Modern convenieiyee and appli ances; gymnasium, etc. $23%^Addre*» W >». »\ h.MllM, A. .M.( LL resilient. Jyl6qy % \ ^A'HIN jTOV COLLE IE foe Yotfl \\ Thorough courses. Expertt ilty. Superior home accommodal jpportunities for social culture. Cl oration. Buildings in a beautiful en acres, and overlook the Capitol jovernment buildings, and good pol >f the city. F 1CENEFEE. Pr ROBERT GOULD. Sec’y, Washington. Z. mon, wed. In painters. D. C. KURNER, PAISTER, GRAINER, GLAZIER, Sign Painter and Paper Hanger, 1725 AND 1727 HARKET STREET. Dealer in Ready Mixed Paint*. Whit* ad Oil*. Turpentine, \arnlsnte, Wln w Glass. Polished PtafcUt Giasa MiiTora. tubes. &c Estimate* toe new buiidiafs Limprly furnished. r«kphon« t?% . i * koteLs. \I etkoi’outasTjotkl, T. A. HJNAGHAN, Prop. X. W. Corner Main and Twentieth Sift.. WHKELLNQ) W. VA. Cafe ami Bar attarbed. mrl'J«b " grocers. ; ^ ^HE BEST BREAD Is made from IMPERIAL FLOUR. For sale at H. F. BEHRENS CO., . 2217 Market street. BOOKS AND STATIONERY. HALMA.N S FAMILY BIBLES. Are generally conceded to be the best. We have opened a LARGE ASSORTMENT. I ranging in price from $2.00 to $10.00. Also | a full Tine of | TEACHERS’ PRONOUNCING BIBLES. flexible leather binding, good type, as low as J1.2a. STANTON’S ZL8SL BICYCLES. ••THE BEST MAN WINS” sometimes. His winnings would be the : exception rather than the rule. If his bi cycle was an Inferior one. The bicycles we want to sell you are built for out.and out sen-ice Just as much as they are built for speed. You buy one of our wheels and you get i'our money’s worth. GEO. W. JOHNSON S SONS, 1210 MAIN STREET. TENTS AND AWNINGS. I THU CLOSEST BUYERS IN WHEELING .get their i n ,rm o n t h » a tc s b PROPOSALS gEALED PROPOSALS. Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned till August 1st, 1M*T. for white washing and patching the Second ward Sealed proposals will la? received by the Undersigned till August 1st. 1«*7, for white washing and patching the 1-ifth ward market. . . . The committee reserves the right to re ject any and all bids. | Bids to be separate for each market house, j Jy22cdu THOS. O BRIEN. JR.. Clerk Committee on Markets. VOTICE Ta BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. The Board of Regents of the State Nor mal Schools will receive at the Blenner hassett Hotel. Parkersburg. W. Va., on or beiore 9 o’clock. Saturday, July 31st. I 1*97, proposals for the erection and com j pletlon of a dormitory annex to Marshall I College, at Huntington. West Va., accord ing to drawings and specifications prepar ed by Harrison Albright, Charleston, West Va. The Board will also receive at the fame time and place proposals for alterations and additions to the Normal School Build ing at Athens—formerly Concord -aceord I lng to drawings and specifications pre pared by Franxhelm, Ulesey & Paris, Wheeling, ’Vest Va. Drawings and specifications for both buildings may be seen at the office of Franxhelm. Giesey A F.trls. Wheeling; at the olltce of the Collector of Internal Reve nue, Parkersburg; at the olfiee of George W. Johnson, Martlnsburg; at the First National Bank. Huntington; at the Blue tleld Inn, Uluefleld, and at the ofHcc of the State Superintendent of Free Schools, Charleston. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and tp Waive any Informality, should it be to their Inter est to do so. All questions In regard to the plans and specifications should be ad dressed to the respective architects. J. R. TROTTER. Jyl2eqw . .President Board of Regent*... machinists. TDEDMAN & CO. General Michlnists ail Mioafistiran MARINE AND STATIONARY ENGINES. DRY GOODS KEEP COOL! WITH A SMALL OUTLAY. ro pieces Fine Wide Lawns at 12 1.2 AND IS. QUALITIES. ! Highest grade of French Organdies at.. -LADIES = • rt 23c, 39c and upwards. .Rhodes & Co. ?OR^R] FOR RENT. ENT. Manufacturers wishing Sparc, Prefer, Heat, will do well to aee what advantage! we have to offer. Apply STAR FOUNDRY. ju30eb 161$ Market St. FOR RENT. From April 1,1898, Th: large apart _ment Storeroom. troniia* o7 teet oa Mam street and 201) feet on Teoth street. JAMES. L HaWlEY, Seal Estate and Loan Ageaf. 1065 Main street FOR RENT. No. 113? and 1141 Main street. 1« room*. . No. 1037 Market street, store room. No. 1033 Main street, store room. DWELLINGS. No. 77 Main street. 5 room*. No. 732 Main street. 6 rooms and bath. No. 2?48 Chapline street. 4 rooms 1st floor. No. 2346 Chapline street. 3 rooms 3d floor. No. M6S Market street. $ rooms. No. 103 Seventeenth street. 3 rooms an< attic. No. 906 Market street. S rooms No. 17 Thirty-fourth street. * rooms. GEO. J. MATH ISON. Real Estate Ag- nt Telephone 107. 130* Market street. FOR SALE-REAL ESTATE. PeAL ESTATE BARG Alii Two 30-foot lots on North \ street. Price, $1,100.00 for both; $1,400.09. For a few days only. ROLF A- ZA7 Tel. 566. No. 3w Fourteenth F OR SALE—AT A BARO V Farm of 225 acres near Ravcnawood Va.. 160 acres of which Is high *>ott Dwelling House of 7 rooms, tenant lr barn and orchard, well water*a quire of Samuel West Ot^the^ pr£*BUes Room 18. City Hank Building REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. Island. 6 room No. 6S Virginia street. blNoa. 6*5 and 6* Twelfth street, stores arul dK*ne residence on North Main street. No. ..s Fifteenth unit. 11 ronm. modern. No. 11S Fourteenth street. » rooms, ntou 6 No. 130.1 Eoff street. 12 rooms, modern. No. 1127 Alley H. 6 rooms, only H *• No. 27 North Huron street, t» rooms, iuoq \ d ™ No. 113 Fourteenth street. 7 room*, mod* trNo. 21 North Wabash street, 7 rooms. Houses and lots In the country, on pike and off the pike, a* all kind* prices. MONEY TO I/lAN. $300 to $23,000 on City Heal Estate Security. RINEHART & TfcLfcPHOVE 2l». CITY BOIL BllllOHO. TATUM, OHIO VALLEY CHINA CO., WHEELING, W. VA. TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE. b, JmViinil Thunm- O’Brhti. trustee*, to the W.st Virginia Chinn <'ompany by dee., hearing date the 13th day of H< ptcni »»t. a i) iw.7, and being of r*-:c»n In iha rierk> Office of the said Co tint y Court-' Ohio County. In Deed Look number * , on page 120. and being also the same pi op Sty which was conveyed to the first party hv James N. Vance and others »>> dsM dated on the 23th day of May. In the year is*J] and recorded in the said Clerk a of tlce’in Deed Hook numbered Pag* and also nil of the buildings and Improve ments, machinery and fixtures of every d scrlption now situated upon the said r.ai blTKRMH OF SALE.—-One-third of *ha purchase money or so mu.-h nw* thereof ns the purchaser rnay el. rt cash in hand on Lih« day of sale, bnd the tfitdii* th«r*of '* \ j equal Installments paWahl-, ; one and two y,-ara £\, r . » with Interest from thaB^Ur,-tn.ClM <» chaser s bond with p rfmal **cur\\y -- f Isfactbry to the trusteV aru • „ trust upon the propertylw h a for Insurance upon the 1|J»Wlt»*y ma erv and fixtures. But V »h* Pur< 0", 1 shall pay In rash one-hal* Or WOT* of y purchase money per—r l • "rl * 11 By virtue of a deed of trust made by th* Ohio Valley China Company to the un dersigned Wheeling Title and Trust Com pany V trustee, biurir.g date on the first day of July, 1^2. and recorded in the offi. O oi the Clerk of the County i ourt of Ohio County. West Virginia. In Deed of Trust' Hook No. 33. on page 2**0 and on page -1*'. the undersigned trustee, the Wheeling ti tle and Trust Company, will proceed to sell at public auction at the north front door of the Court House of Ohio County, in the city of Wheeling West Virginia, oa Monday, the 8lxteentli day of August, is ., coanmeilclng ->i 10••’clock a. m., the IM lowing described r.» .1 property, s.nnre*-^ and being »n the city of W heeling. Cotjfuy of Ohio and S'.al* of \N*-t Virginia, that Is to "ay: All that certain piece or parcel, of land situated In tin- First ward of th* ► aldeltv of Wheeling afcwsaJd. bounded anil described a» follows: All that certain piece or parcel of land lyhig and being Immediately north of u prop* rty of the of Oavtd Ounl n, d. c.us.d west of Main strut, south ot Fourth street (formerly /oiled Hank street) and east of the * )hlo river, being a part' or the si.n.e prop* rty conveyed to Walter H. Brooks, trufi.e, by John J. Jones trustee, by de* *1 dated tin’ 2oth day if August. 1873. and recorded In the Clerk’s office of the County Court oMJhlo Count^ W'-st Virginia. In Deid Book 04. pages - and 1.13. and being also the Mime Piece of prom rty that was conv* •>« I by Ullllnm L. 1 Is band rn.iv b* omitted • HtELIJ IN(i TITLJ FXS,yaWsr. [ Trent** JylSedl ADJOURNED SALE BY Of Real Estate Swr Wheeling. ty, Went Vlrtlnli By virtue of a deed of tru«t rr « David M. Alexander and H K. A xar hts wlf*. to th- under<1 tr>-ty 1 OH the 10th day of November onn br kd* r. r*-<sorfe<l In the office of the clerk o f'ounfy Court of Ohio county.. W > hi gtnla, in Deed of Trust Book No 287 I wlriTon Saturday, the :4th daj Anrll, 1*97. (commencing at 10 a. m.j.l at public auction at the north iron of the Ohio County Court House, h«■■ lowing described trad or pare-, o. ■; 1 situated about ZVt miles east of the ^ ®i W heeling, via: a certain tract or parcO oj land on the wat-rs of Wood* run * a Kdgington run. Onto ,j l 1 bran h of Woods run ar.d knownn^'-l die*h run, poorhous* run ar.d I oJtca J a* Gregg* vld*-. it: “«:•> " j'.ty 4 lands of the late John \\ oode, th* son land. K.z. > >ir~ r. • -*f< L containing three hundred acre*. more otM less and for a full description of 3 papers of the lat< Adalln* ^'1 i r- r i ,r. • - i i r ' , \ Virginia, vised to said D. M. Alexander line Caldwell, end is now rented to JVealr Bowman and was formerly occupiedl M ilyer Nickerson and said Bowman. ** land Is underlaid with '’oal and well adapt ed for dairy, farming or gardening. TKRMH OK SALK—One-thtrd. or s* much more of the purchase money a* « » purchaser may desire io nay in cash on tt« day of rale: the balance In two equal r'»r* ly payments with Interest, for which t • purchaser Is to give his notes ,lecurri « • isfactorily to «ald trustee and the title to he retained until said notes are paid. W. V. HOOK .Trustee. J. C. HERVET. Auctioneer. martSel The above utle Is adjourned until Satur day July 3i*L i*6'7- al th#> at which time raid land will be offer 1 W - --.parate lots as follows: About 27 acres I on the run adjoining Harlan Carter and J ath-rw* about 11T acres betweeo sa - j* acres and adjoining Fisher 8u»rch and* o-here i acres joining Geo. Hibbard. Mt| p.uij tnd ■ '» r' ‘ - r' ' north*;»s* ■ - arr*« and »il acres joining Woods at arr - -- Waddles run. Fisher, fronting on ■ _ af land can be ***en at the office of J lle^ev. W J. W Cowden Geo. E. Boy* and W V. Hoge doqr. j. C. HERVEY. "X . Ajctl at the Court Houi V HOGE. Trustee| ictlonecr.