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WEST VIRGINIA PRINT!NU CO.,
PCSLISH^H* A*0 P*OFR!«<t»*S
JAS. H. TAÜF.V, G*a«ral
TtltMS Of* THE KKOÏMTKJL
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-WKKKLY.aM^rïumn ntprr 1 80
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Bl-I 1VKK.KO RT C1RR1XK.
l'AIl.Y, txivt'l >«n !ar Me per week.
DAILY, lasIÎMtiH Santtey — _13c per week.
The man who tried to tattoo th« Poet
LoxcrKLLOw°.<«*9on ou#ht to trj hi« hand
on Oscar Wild« when ha comes to
America
Thk Ohio Legislature hu authorized
the holdicg of a Centennial Exposition at
Colombo* in 1S88. Oa» cf the exhibit«
»ill be specimens of election frauds prop
erly labelt-d.
Martin s Fu;ry has the lead io burg*
iaries just now. Isn't it a »i*n of the busi
ness prosperity of a town when the people
have fo much mou«y that burglar« are at
tracted in droves?
Nk.u Ori.kass m-irderera have quite an
original »ay ct going to exécution. They
p i-'on themselves in order to make hang
ing go easy with them. A little strychnine
makes banning ennrelv painless, it is said.
Thk total product of cut nails in the
United States last year was €09,631,500
pound«. One hundred years ago, a man
cjuld cat bat twenty pound« of uails
per Jay. What a force of men it would
now take to cut the obove vears produ.t.
'las quoted mIim of raw iron the past
week reach 11,700 tons, besides 8,000 tons
for future delivery, aggregating in all 19,
TOO uns. The market presents some
peculiar features, growing out of increased
cost ef production and the unsettled condi
tion ot labor.
Bi^jubck knows what he is about when
ho seeks to induce "migrants from his
country to torm colonies in lands other
than America. WVn they coate to
America thev soon become Americans and
trace where they please instead of trading
wiih the subjects of Bismarck
A crowd of small boys in the packing
department of a Xew York bakery went
en a stride and boycotted the firm and
paraded the etreets, carrying tin-pans and
making a big racket just like real mature
American citizens. It doesn't take the
voung American Ion*? to catch on.
'• mi t the people of the East are paying
immense sums for pictures, old vase«i, snuff
boxes and broken jags, a man on the Pa
cific coast has been buying improved breeds
of horses One fine treating stallion was
bought for #15,000, f3 000 less than was
paid for the little ' peach blow vase. *
The war ot railroad rates has brought
down the fare from Chicago to San Fran
CI3CO to $10. That is about as cheap as
anyone eouid aak. If tne companies do
much better they will bave to abolish rates
aitcg-ther and supply food and sleeping
accommodations to a 1 wùo patronize the
roads.
A RrsoLrrioN has been introduced into
the House of Representatives requiring
the rules to be so amended that it shall
net be in the power of one person to pre
vent the discussion of a bill by objecting
to it. The resolution goes on the suppo
sit.cn that there is at least one crank to be
found in every Congress, and it is intended
to be a crank killer.
Tat Pituburg . Time« ha* this
ooservation to make: '"It is a true obser
vanon that if a business cannot thrive
without overworking and underpaying
workingmen it had better be given up. It
is an equally sace remark, that the men
who have no better business than idling
around, stimulating discontent among
workingmen who otherwise would be satis
'■ed, had better leave the country. '
Tub Her. Hknry Wakd Bxicbcr's for
tune is estimated at *750,000. Hkiey
W ard has always gone on the principle
that the laborer is worthy of his hire and
has convinced his audiences that this is
the proper thirg. Thia is a very pleasant
relation to exist between an audience and
its pastor. Thsre isn't much to be appre
ciated ij the plan jast adopted by a West
ern mit ister. ot suing his congregation for
his salary.
Dallas, Teias, has a "Secular Society"
composed of free-thinkers. Forty of these
able-bodied nuisances held a meeting the
other day, to discuss revivals. They ar
rived at the conclusion that revivals are
the result of mental aberration. One
speaker said that the persons affected by
our modern revivals belonged to the same
class as the howling dervishes of India and
the convulsiocists of the middle agoi
Another speaker said that if Cmm
should appear on earth today Moody and
Sasrrv would be the flrst to crucify him.
If the#* fellows can yet any good out cf
such discussions they are perfectly wel
come to it. Nobody else will be aôected.
GO VKU.N .ttfcXT or A L.VKUE CITY.
A writer «ho bas b«ea goiog behind the
tcdi.es ia New York, caHs atrention to
some startling thing) is the manner of
conducting th-a buiine.je and government
oi the city. It is charged that corruption
«.vists from the chop to the Judge's bench
and from the counting house to the altar.
A firm vas a short time ago robbed oi
$400 000 an.i Seeing bank cashiers are a*
numerous as the dajs oi the year.
Of the gorersmeat he says: "Take the
legislature. Moet of its members are poor
men. The salary oi a member is $1,500
and it coats him about $2.000 to ge: in.
How does he manage to profit by the po
sition? He throws himself into the arms
cf the lobby and at the end oi a session
comes oat several thousand dollars ahead
In other words the statasmen are bought
like so many sheep. But how about the
Courts? The nominees for official offices
ore assessed a big per cent oi their salaries
by their parties. Our Jndge was sssssoad
$20,000 for a place at #12 000 a year,
bis term running throngh fourteen years.
He was without money, bat he got
• syndicate of politicians to work him in
He assigned his salary for the first two
years to them, enabling them to clear a
profit .of $4.000. In lees than six months
this jadge who was to draw no salary for
two years, bought a ccsdy residence and
commenced living at the rate oi $20,000 a
year. In police circle« it ia joet as bad.
The police tire by black mailing every un
lawful calling. The victims sometimes re
N* «
bel, bat their cases are pigeon holed and
sever come to trial"
It ia said that io each a society the
thievet and rascals are the one« who wear
the parple and Sne linen and enjoy the
pleasures of life, while the men who would
sake an honeet living most wear ragged
clothes and perchance die pan pen.
This is, perhaps an overdrawn picture,
bat taking what New York papers are say
ing about the dishonesty ot Jake Sharp, as
a sample, many of ite-colors mast be trae.
Some other American cities compare pret
ty well with New York. It is an import
ant question for philanthropists to mark
oat some coaise that will make our cities,
as they increase in population keep pace,
morally, with oar advancing civilization.
OHGANIZKD LABOK VXD CAPITAL.
It is a very common thing for a great
many wealthy and well to do men, who
having started in life a good many years ago
with little or no capital, and have by their
own industry and good management, at.
tained their present competence, not to
take much stock in the clamor raised by
the workicgmen of the country. They say
that they themeelvea, were once just as
poor as the pooreet workingman of the
present day could possibly be. aud they
keep telling them to be industrious, eco
nomical and watch opportunities, and
there is just as good a chance of success
as the wealthy man oî to-day once had
Tney even at times feel angry at working
men for organizing in order to ameliorate
their condition. They feel very well satis
tied themselves with the pre3ent condition
of things and they don't want to be dis
• turbed.
I Th. injunction of
i upon Ik« workingman « good. «
! .„obMtved. nnJ »en lim from Und 10
moutb, it make. Kid. difference whether
irhU..Sood-^«rt°,;thsïC1°°!w
,i» from their pte»nt condition. Itot the
nun now have eqnal chance. with thow of
thirty jenr. .*0 U not Un. by MJ »«
: There ... »»enl re«oo. te tb» °°«
L that fields of indns'rj that thirty
I year, »go W«. calling for men tooccpy
' them are now filled or nearly MM. At
„m. pointa cotton and woolen mannte»
ti«.n.Wlyn.eded. The« ha., been
! built and men ha«, gotten neb from them
Bat the field is now occupied. One ct to
richest men in New York made a great
put of his money by deal.rg ».fa»u He
I -ot thj start ot allother men and establish
ill trading posts all over this country a^d
m» rich. But no one else can
ever do this. Another man
bought for a mere pittance large tracts o
land. A city sprang up upon 1 •
sold out the land in lots and farms and be
came rich. But no one else will ever haw
this opportunity at the same
■ And so it was in nearly all fields
of industry. Where men become
very rich herealter it will have to he in
' newlv discovered field,, and they will have
-to be the first ones to occupy those fields,
i This feature, it correct political economy
! ia observed, ocght to gratify the masses
; rather than make them discontented.
! will tend to prevent men, in the future,
I except in new fields, from accumulating
Lach mammoth fortunes, and will cause
wealth to be more equally distributed.
I Another thiog that prevents a man iron»
now riling by hi. own effort. U tb. comb>
i nation of capital. Th. dajb»(»«d
.ben n B««tt could lonnd a Herald in
a cellar or a Gkeely statt a Tribune upon.
few hundred dollars capital. Everything
i « now done on a large scale. If
: a few hundred or thousand dollars from
! his earnings and starts a manufacturing
«Abolishment of his own accord and tries
! to run it according to his own ideas, the
! chances are that some large corporation
: will crush him out if he does not join the
I corooration or association.
I This unite, capital in powerful organ« v
I tions The result is that labor is also or
! ganiiing in .•« d^e Bgainst the en
croachmentsand dictatesof capital While
capitalists proceed by organiaations it wi.I
1 henceforth be considered necessary for la
i bor to proceed in the same manner, lbe
! muscle of the working rran u as much h:s
I capital as machinery, buildings and money
h of the capitalist. Both should have
their increment of proBt. The wage earn
1er is as much a part of the State as the
I capitalist is. and ha is as much to be pro
tected by it. . . f
If after our powerful organizations ot
labor and capital have fought one another
for a time and become tired and wish to
proceed to business again, they will come
together and reason with one another, it
will be within their power to revise defective
point« in oar political economy and place
! the industrie# of this country upon a firm
er basis than ever before. And, while
I natural advantages will not permit the
workingman to become as rich asm years
put vet every man who works may have
the assurance that heis getting what prohti
belong to him.
NEW MARTINSVILLE.
Spteiai to Um Sunday Reçùimr.
Nsw Nartixs ville. March 13.—The
winter term of the town school closed yes
terday and the spring term of the high school
opens Monday. This has been a very suc
cess n I term and the efficient corps of
teachers deserve the thanks of the com
munity.
Mr. Davy McGregor, ot Cairo, Ritchie
county, nephew of Mrs. Hall, is here to en
ter the sonn? term of the High School.
Mua Eliza Martin has returned from au
extended visit to Pittsburg.
The protracted meeting at the MethodUt
church closed Wednesday night.
License or no license, that's the ques
tion. Trot out your candidates and let us
take their measure.
Mr. George Martin is having a new roof
put on his house.
D. H. Staley is still unable to be out cf
the house.
Mr. C. L. Yager is contiaed to his
room.
The Misses Williams entertained a num
ber of their friends at progressive euchre
Monday evening.
The converts of the recent revival will
connect themselves with the Methodist
Church South to-morrow.
Bishop Peterkin. of this Episcopal dio
cese will conduct the services at St. Ann's
church to-morrow, at which time several
new members will be taken in.
Drivlitg Away Trade.
.V« York Sun.
Saloon proprietor (Sunday afternoon)—
See what's at th* side door, Jim.
New bar tender (whispering—Boss, it's
a policeman.
Proprietor—Weil, unlock the door and
let him in. Don t you know better than to
keep a customer standicg out there in the
coUJ

HOKSFOKD'd ACID PHOSPHJlTK
la Night Sweats and Proitratlor.
Dr. R. Studhalter, St Louis, Ma, says;
"1 have used it iu dyspepsia, uervous pros
tration, and in night sweats, with very
good recuits.''
WIT ruf ESS.
Col Boodle returned from a club ban
quet in the afternoon in a state of unstable
equilibrium. He entered the room, shut
Due eye to take the bearing« properly.
A. cold sweat broke ont all over him and 1
he screamed,—"Mariar, Mariar, I'll never
drink again, not a drop! Oh, I've got 'em 1
again!
"Got what?"' I
"Got the jim-jams! Jost look at that hor
rible object staring at me from the piano!" '
"Yon fool you, that is a placque I paint- 1
ed for the Charity Fair.
"You attend Sanday-school do you?"
inquired Rev. Smith of Nellie. "Then
you must know a great deal about the
Bible. Now tell us something nice that's
in the Bible here, can you?"
"Yeth thir, Sis hath some dried leaves in
it,—a pieth of Aunt Jane's weddin' dreth,
a pieth of my dreth when I was a baby,—
thomehair, and Sise's fellow's picture."
Pickpocket at circus—'That Kentucky
chap is no good, that one with striped
suit."
Second Pickpocket—"How do you know
he is from Kentucky?"
First Pickpocket—"I weat through Hiai
and he had nothing but a quart of whisky
and a revolver."
"Yes, he is a premising young man, a
budding geniua; he will bloom out some
d<ty," said Clara, speaking of her best
youDg man, to her bosooi female friend.
"You must think him a perfect fellow."
"I do."
' 3o do I, I think he is a century plant,
they bloom only once in a hundred years,
you know."
Bro. D hid indiscreetly ornamented
hid heriditaments with ft mortgage, and
the foreclosure was at hand. The attor
ney said, "Mr. Dobbs have yon any sugges
tion to make"
"Just foreclose the d thiug, house,
chicken coop, pump, and all. You
kin foreclose these premises gentlemen,
but I bave a home up there on high where
the angola sine, that noae of your d
mortgages will ever catch!"
"Are you afraid of fire?" inquired little
Bessie, who was entertaining until Sister
Fannie came down.
"I cannot say that I am, why?"
"I heard pa say that he thought you
staid here awful late, and ma said you
blowed your nose so often she couldn't
sleep, and you spit tobacco juice all over
the fire front. Pa said he gueeaed he would
fire you then some evening. Does it hurt
much to get fired?"
"It depends upon the way it is perpetra
ted; said Algernon sadly.
Biil Smith lay at the point of death in
a radical prohibition .district in Maine. In
his dying moments he called a companion
to his bedside. He said, "Tom, I will leave
you nil my earthly effects,—ail that is of
i any value "
"What is that, Bill?"
"A standing prescription for whisky
down at Foggs' drug store."
A young lady in Cincinnati kiaaed her
pet dog on tho no?e, then in the evening
kissed her best fellow, who was afterward?
striken down with hydrophobia. Another
young lady who preferred a cat for a pet,
kissed it, and when her fellow called she
kissed him. In two short hours he per
ished in the agonies of a cataleptic fit. For
the protection of the American youth we
ask that young ladies addicted to pet dogs
and ca's make a note of this sad warning.
We cannot see the necessity of practising
osculation on a cat or pet dog as long as
the stock of young men holds out.
Vanilla Joxes
MOUNDSVILLE.
The Mayoralty Contest—Local and Per
sonal New«.
Special to tht Sciulay Jfcffiiter.
Mol-xdsvillk, March 12 —The city
election on Thursday passed cti quietly
but close. Capt. II. T. Anshutz withdrew
from the Mayoralty contest. L. B. Purdy
defeated J. H. McGill twelvo votes for
Mayor. J. P. Thatcner received sixteen
more votes than L. E Velton for Ci'y Ser
geant. The following Council was elected :
First ward, Jos. W. GaiUher, G. C. Gor
don, Robt. McConnell; Third ward, Henry
Biggs, Frank Blake, A. B Pickett; Sec
ond ward, Dr. G. W. Bruce, Dr. T. R
iRojers, C. A. Weaver.
Col. Robert White, Cant. B B. Dovener
and lion G. R. Gilchrist, of the Ohio
county bar attended court here this week
John Stroup was received at the prison
on Wednesday from Jefferson county to
serve a term of tiree years, for burning a
hay stack.
Frank Weaver, son of V. A. Weaver,
Esq , gave a swell party at his father s res
idence on Wednesday, it being his second
birthday.
£-Pilot J. B. Alexander leaves on Tuesday
on the steamer Andes for Cincinnati.
Mr. Wm. Harris purchased the Cava
naugh propertv on Western avenue, for
11,050.
The Moundaville coal works have only
fitly miners employed at this time.
the case of Lockwood vs. Purdy, which
has been pending in the court tor several
year«, waa decided in favor of the defend
ant
Marion Jefferson while dancing, fell in
such a manner as to break a limb.
Mr. Ed. Zinc, the new postmaster at
Powhatan, Ohio, was in town on Friday
Mrs Joe W. Gallaher has been eeriously
ill this week, bat is better at this writing.
Miss Nannie Morrow, of Benwocd, spent
part of the week visiting friends here.
Service in Trinity Episcopal Church on
Wednesdays and Ftidays during Lent.
Mr. John Noller buried an infant son
yesterday.^
The action of Circuit Court and Prose
cuting Attorney Meighen will place $S00
to the credit of the school fund.
An Evidem e of ^fortunes In K<ga
The United Statos importa annually
about 15,000,000 dozens of egg*, 1,000.000
dozens Coming from China, 2.000 000 com
ing from Germany, and the rest from Tari
ons other countries. The gentl man who
gathered these and a brain-tangling array
of other statistics on the poul.rj prod act
gives his experience of the profits of the
business, although he was engaged in it on
a small scale only. He be?au the year
with *£> hens worth $17.75. From the egge
they laid he sold $63.30 wor Ji, and saved
enough to hatch oat 250 chickens part cf
which he sold for 1112 50. keeping the
rest, worth $50. His total expenses in
keeping up the business were $125, eo that
he had a profit ot $100 on an investment i
of $17.75. If theee figure« are to be trusted .
when eggs go op to nearly fif-y cents a
dozen and stay there £t considerable pe
riods every year, it is manifest that some
body is making big money off his chickens, <
and it is aot a wonder that we go clear to
China for relief from the extortion. I
* * * * Nervous Debility in either 1
sex, however induced, speedily, thoroughly
and permanently eared. Addreu, with 10 ]
cent» in stamps for reply and book of parr ?
ticulara. World's Dispensary Medical As- 1
lociatioD, C63 Main street, Buffalo, N. 7. i
SPORTING.
BASE BAU NOTES.
What reason vas there for taking oat of
he summary the pitcher's strike ou ta ?
The League pitchers will have plenty of
oom to do their fancy steps id the box
his year.
Chris Von der Ahe was more to blame
haa Barkley in the latter's offense. •
Hike Scanlan said not long ago that
Washington mast have a 25 cent tariff or j
be Beaaon would • be a failure. He will [
lave to hnstle along on the 50-cent tariff
is the League refused to favor either!
Kansas City or Washington in that par-1
icular.
Ely, Louisville's new acquisition to its
pitching strength, has reported for dnty.
The contracts of James McCanley and
Robert Clarke with the Brooklyn Club have
t>een approvid by President McKnight.
McCauley played a while with the Baffaloa
last year, and Clark comes from the South
ern League.
The Pittsburg Club will score cards with
portraits of the different players on the
back.
President McKnight says: "If the Bark
ley caBe goes to court I will, I fear, be
compelled to. testify against the Associa
tion, not only in fairness to Barkley, but
to be truthful and consistent to myself."
Chicago and New York do not like to
see Philadelphia and St. Louis eij Dying
the twenty-five cent privilege.
No fielder who has cot participated in
twenty games and no pitcher or catcher
who has played in lees than fifteen games
will be given an official average. Manager
Sbarsig is responsible for this rule.
Barnie has no second baseman now. He
waa eure of getting Barkley and did not '
fill that position. Pittsburg is not so badly j
off having Smith, the old Becood baseman, '
in that position.
Al Spauldicg thinks he manages a small
temperance society and he says that none
of his players Will drink a drop until the
end of the season.
J G. Clarfcson, Chicago s cracK pucne»,
was married on to Mies Ella M. Barr, ot
Chicago.
Boston parties wanted the League to
move the second base in nearer to the
catcher, about ten feet, and to place the
pitcher back so as to increase the batting.
Two bases for a bit over a side fence is an
other Boston proposition.
In the Association the pitcher's box will
hereafter be four feet wide instead ot three,
and in the League the box will be seven
feet deep instead of six.
All the Louisville players have repotted
for duty.
Louisville papers are objecting to 0. P.
Caylor being permitted to act as delegate
to the Association meetings and at the
same time use the exclusive information
he thus obtains for the piper of which he
is a reporter.
Dan O'Leary, frequently spoken of as
the "Hustler," has been reported to the
police department of New York as missing
since February 22. His friends fear that
he has either committed suicide or been
foully dealt with. It is said that he was
very much disappointed at his failure to re
ceive the position of manager of the Wash
ington Club. There is no more widely cr
favorably known baseball man in the
country than O'Leary.
Gaffuev is the only League umpire as yet
appointed. It is expected that Ferguson
and connell will be appointed la*er on.
The Washington Club has entered into
negotiations with New York for the release
ol E9terbrook to the Washingtons. The
price set upon Esierbrook's release is said
De $!,000.
Billv Taylor's pitching protege, Dominick
-McCaffrey, is said to have acquired a great
command of the ball.
Dave Rowe represented the Kansas City
Ciub at the League meetingi
The Athletic Club will open the cham
pionship season at home, playing the first
game wi-hthe Metropolitans on April 22
The Philadelphia Club will play the first
game of their championship season in
Washington on April 2!*. The dates of
championship games are below in the "at
home ' schedule of both local clubs.
MR PECK'S ENEMY.
Ttie Man Who Seen Thing* Before Htm
and Whom He Is Going to Kill.
Peek's Sun.
It is almost sunset of Wednesday, Feb
ruary 10, and the conductor whispers to
whispers to me, I put my head out of the
open window, take a look, pull my head
b*»ck and with pride at being the tiret to
announce it, I 6ay, ' Ladies and gentlemen,
permit me to introduce to your notice th*
Pacific ccean." The whole crowd jumped
over to the west side of the car, and grt
their first view of the Pacific, with (he bud
just going down in the water. At 5 31 the
tan dieappears, and the passengers see o
sight the never saw before, nnd the ex
clamations of delight are pleBsan: to hear.
I say all the passengers eagerly rushed to
see the ocean. I am wrong. One man
said. "O, pehaw, I gaw it away back there
when we came around the curve.' That
man has followed me that way all the way
across the continent, seeking things before
I did. One morning in Kansas I was up
early and saw hundreds of dead cattle
frozen to death, and I pointed them out to
the ladies as something worth seeitg, when
this man said, "0, you ought to have been
up an hour ago. 1 saw thousands of them
before you we'e up." Again I got the firs'
view of the Rockies, and as I was pointing
ont the snow-capped ridges to the passen
gers, the old crank said, ' I saw the moun
tains first about ten miles back." In an
hour or so the conductor pointed out Pike'*
Peak to me, and thought I had the old
cuss, so I shouted "Pike's Peak," but he
said he had been looking at Pikea Peak for
an hour. It has been so all the way, and
I thai! kill him the next time he sees any
thing first
A PROCTOR WEDDING.
\ Brilliant Ceraniony at the Nuptials of
Miuda I'owell and M. T. Shnrj».
SyeciaJ to the Sunday Register.
Proctor, W. Va , March 12.—Despite
the hard timee, the stringency of the money
market, and the lack of employment amor g
all classes of artisans, the young people
will venture on the uncertain sea of matri
mony.
The residence of E 3ward Powell, E*q ,
was throws open this afternoon at 4 p. m.
to a large number of guests—relatives and
intimate friends of the bride—to witness
the marriage of Mi#s Minda, youngest
daughter of Edward Powell, and Mr. Thos.
Sharp, ot Benwood.
The ceremony was solemnized by Rev.
David Barton, of the Christian church,
being simple and impressive. The bride
in a rich dress ot dark cashmere and
velvet and the bridesmaids, Misses
Frankie Powell and Mattie Barton, in neat
costumes, together with the neat fitting
inits adorning the handsome groom and
lis attendants made quite a charming
picture, and the reception and congratula
ions following were enjoyable and pro
onged. Among the guests we may men- <
ion Mr. and Mrs George Burton, Mr. and
Urs. Thomas Powell, Mr. and Mrs. William i
jreen, Mr. and Mrs John M. Null, Mr. i
ind Mrs. Georgrf Briggs, Mr. and Mr; i
lohn Powell. Misses Mattie Barton, Linda j
Briggs, Frankey and Syndey Powell, and i
Messrs. William Sharp, ot Benwood, Foster !
Barton, D. D. Powell, B. Hafer and many i
Kbers. I
Many congratulations and fine catalan- i
ial presents to the bride consumed the i
vmainder of the evening when the assem- «
»led guests retired. t
Mr. and Mrs. Sharp, accompanied by ]
1rs. Foster Barton and Dably D. Powell <
nd Misses Burton acd Powell, took the i
ate train over the 0. R. B. fer Beowood 1
»here, at the residence of Mr«. Lydia i
Sharp, mother of toe groom, the reception ,
rill occur. Aboat ten couples have been ,
Qvited, and a merry time may be expect- ,
-d. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp will make their ,
utare home in Benwooa.
ST. CLAIRSVILLE.
loolal, Political and General News of the .
Week.
Special to the Sunday R'qut-r.
St. Claibjvills, O., March 12.—There
tre now bat nine prisoners in the county
ail—the least number known for nearly
wo years. There hare been as many as
wenty-eix prisoners in the jail at one i
im 9.
Wm. H. Turner and Exa Alexander, a J
jolored couple from Martin's Ferry, were
narried by Rev. W. H. Haskell last Thürs- i
lay, in this place.
Candidates are looming np quite numer
jusly for spring offices.
G. W. Doyle, of the Gazette office, is
risking iriends in ColumbuB.
Jas 0. Cochran, late of Wheeling, has
opened a cigar factory in Campbell's store :
rooms.
Mrs. Leroy Addison, who has been so- j
ouming witj her mother, Mrs. Zimmer |
man, for some weeks, has returned to her
bome in Bellaire.
Miss I'ertha Hunt, daughter of Editor ,
Hunt, who has been vteiiing her grandfath
er near H'pedale, passed through this
place one day this week to spend a few
weeks with friends at Lewis' Mills.
Quite a number of our residents will
move on April 1st, but we have heard of
none who contemplate leaving town.
John Hague, a former resident of this !
place, but more recently of Montgomery,
Ala., has organized a mammoth minstrel \
troupe, under the name of Hague, Holmes
& Co. Hague has had considerable ex
perience in this line—having traveled with j
a famous company some years ago. The ;
bills abd programmes presett au array of
talent and choice selections, and we judge
the company is a good one. John, come ,
around this way, and we will send a dele-1
gation down to see you that you may be \
proud of.
A new building association will be start- ;
ed as Boon as the old one is closed, which j
will be on April 3d. The new association j
has now upwards ot five hundred dollars :
subscribed
A —/î.imnnaa^ ft! 1
the recent converts in the M. E. chnrch i
will mett every Vriday evening hereafter.
Tho Murray Brothers are no* engaged !
in cutting limestone (or the platform ofj
the ne* Court House steps.
Jessie Barton, who died Wednesday !
night, was buried on Friday afternoon, and
the funeral was largely attended, notwith
standing the inclement weather.
A grand blowout took place at Barton's :
Station, three miles below here, on the C,
L. k W. railroad, last Friday night. The ;
proprietors of a saloon—Ayers, Beala <fc
Co —after they had filled themselves and
their pockets with all the "goods" they
could, proceeded to demolish the building
and contenta They almost tore the con
ceru down before they got through *ith
their "hrk " No on« interfered with
them, congratulating themselves that they
were weil rid of the hell hole. On Satur
day morning the above named took an
carlv train tor Cincinnati, so it is said.
Miss Rebecca Rama<re and Miss Anna
Peterson, of McGregor, Iowa, are visiting
friends in this place.
John Over'oangh, formerly with J. W.
Grubb, jeweler, Wheeling, late of Eist
Liverpool, is home on a recruiting visit.
Bicoa thieves are making raids on
smoke houses in this place, and a large
quantity cf mejt ha3 been carried away.
The Democratic voters of Richland
township are notified to meet in St Clairs
ville a» 2 p m , on Saturday March 28, for
the purpose of nominating candidates for
towneh'p offices. The corporation voters
are c-xp?cted to meot on the game day at 7
p. ra tor the purpose of nominating can
riHaree for corporation offices.
Mr E. L. Wtlry has been teaching in
Miss Ryan's room in the public schools
tho past week. Whs Ryan is detained at
home by her mother's illness.
John C Iviatcr is in Independence, la ,
looking after the interests of the Wm. Camp
bell estate.
A peries of lectures will be given in the
M E. church, commencirg March 19,
with "Birds of Ohio," by R^v. R. F.
Keeler, pastor of the Bellairc M. E
church This will bo followed soon by
Rev. S L. Binklpy, with "That Bey and
That Man," and Rev. R. F. Randolph,
with "The Sun, or the Fire World."
George W. Doyle, present incumbent, is
candidate for Constable on the Democratic
ticket llo has madu a good officer and
should be re elected.
R C. Meyer, the efficient Corporation
Clerk, will again try his chances this
spring. The Democrats should do their
duty by him.
CLARKSBURG.
A Prohibition Mans Meeting—General Lo
ral New« of th« Week,
Spécial to the Sunday Kegiuer.
Clarksburg, W. Va., March 13-.—On
last night a well Attended prohibition mass
meeting was Le!d at the Court House and |
addrcKses made by gentlemen from New
York and this State. There is no license,
either city or county here, and the object
we understand of the meeting is to organ
ize a third parly. So the tiret gun has
been fired, and war is not only imminent,
but a hotly contested campaign is ex
pected.
John Boyde?, who was arraigned upon
the charge of burglarizing the watch house
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, waived
a preliminary investigation.
Proceedings will be had before Judge
Fleming, at Fairmont, W. Va , on Monday,
to investigate the reasons assigned in a
petition for the release of Thomas F. Gill,
who is imprisoned hare fora misdemeanor,
in unlawfully retailing whisky.
Efforts are bring made to get Dr. Smith,
a well known PreaUyteriau clergyman from
Baltimore, to deliver a lecture at thiB city
in the near future.
A protracted meeting is being very suc
cessfully conduced it the Central Presby
terian church.
Some one attempted to burglarize the
house of Mr. William Lee, of this city, dur
ing tho past week. Criminals certainly
should be deterred by the fearful examples
of the past few days.
No eaoncr than the county court has
taken steps to have a court house erected
to protect our records and accommodate
the people than meetings are held formu
lating protesta against building a court
honse, and petitionieg the county court not
to let the contract
SLEEPING POSITIONS.
rhe IlifllcuUy of Keeling up wHh (he
Scientific Innovations.
EMllitu Hell.
A medical pip»r ha* a up* health-pre
serving racktt, ihat of sleeping with the
Fice downward. Th»ee plana acd specifica
tions for slet ping are getti.g a little too
numerous Wc alwevs tr7 to live up to
.hem. When sotre eld medical authority,
who bas got his cemetery fall and retired '
from active slaughter, ebouta that a person
ihoakl bleep with the head toward the north
10 that the electric currents will pua !
hrough the body on the proper route it we
deep that way. If another moss grown
practitioner, with as good a record lor 1
atal.'y, solemnly asserts that the only
luthonzed and fully guaranteed way to
ilumber is *itb th > head toward the aoath,
ind gives the «âme reason aa the other, we y
Dit move the pillow aft and tarn in. When
i!ill another rival of the pile rider, with
lis back broken by lifting on tb«r rate of ]
nortality. announce* that the only way to
jet alcDg peacefully with the elwtric cur- j
entais to aleep with the he»(j to the ea*t or i
rest, so that tfcey will slide over the body
,nd bett against the headboard ot the bed
tead, ve promptly, even gladly, comply.
Crery time the word comes along the line
ar a chance it finds as a ready and willing i
ictim. They are coming rather too fait, i
owerer. It begins to look as if we ooold i
ot get through a whole sight without
reering around to some new direction or '
>o»tion. It will soon be necessary to get
ip three or four times a night and go down j
ind get the mail and see what the latest
ihart on sleeping is. Some genius will ;
tare to bring ont a bedstead with clock
work attached that will keep it continually
noricg around and make it occasionally ;
;et up on its hind casters and turn a couple
>f band-springs.
BELLAlfiE,
Foster played at the Aerial Club's hop
Friday night. All present report a good
ime.
Will Lewis, of Mingo, was in town seeing
lis friends, last night
A. P. Tallman, casfcfer of the First Na
jonal Bank, is still in the East.
More interest than usual wai taken in
he Republican primaries yesterday.
Grocers begin to-morrow evening to close
it 8 p. m.
The temperance people say they will
play an important part in the coming city
election.
King, George Muth's well known New
foundland dog, has gone to that land from
whence no traveler returas. He accident
ally got under the wheels of a wagon and
the consequence took his life away. He
was 16 years old.
On ail hands we hear of those who are
Sjoing west to live.
The festival in the city hall last night j
made some money for the Second M. E.
Church.
Sickness about town is abating.
The Bellaire StanJping Company is
turning out a great many oil cans of the
tin and glass pattern.
- Moss Davis was at St Clairsville yester
day and did not get to attend the prima
ries
Ouly part of the force of the Ohio Lan
tern Company is working at present.
The ladies of the German church will
give the next bazaar.
Pope Lowman will probably be given
the nomination for township clerk on the
Republican ticket.
Benjamin Cowan sent a handsome por
trait of tho late C. C. Cratty to the family
of the latter in this city.
Dr. S. T. Satterwaite and wife, of Fargo,
Da , were in the city yesterday, but left on
the B. <Jr 0. toward the east.
Yesterday was regular pay day at the
steel plant.
Wm Dunfee, who was burned by ben
zine, is recovering.
George Haney ts back from Zanesville,
sick.
The schools will have a vacation of one
week hUtr March 26
A number of new members were taken
into Miss Bartelle's painting class last
week.
Kemple's lecture is on the 17th of this
month.
A number of young cliaps are in the
habit of congregating in the Y. M. C. A.
rooms and deporting themselves much
after the fashion of tho average boy in a
poorly regulited club room. The V. M
C A. rooms are expected to ba kept in
good order and unless those attending are
inclined to behave themselves they had
better find other fields iff which to romp
and jump.
wnats tna matter witn our naviug a
"chestnut" minetrel troupe.
A couple of gentlemen are contesting for
& gold headed cane for the benefit of the
Second M. E. Church.
The G. A. Ii. will institute a lodge of
ladies on Tunsday evening.
The Minjro steel plan', was shut down
Friday and Saturday for repairs.
Tha dinky engine at the B?llaire Nail
Works is now rnnning on a track on the
east eide of the factory.
The Buckeye Building Association will
hold its annual meeting one month later
this year than usual.
Frank Wenner, achoal teacher, is etill at
his home, sick.
The Misses Darrah, who were seriously
ill at their home west ot town, have re
covered.
The inclement weather kept the farmers
at home yesterday.
Services in ail the churches as usual to
day
We will soon have natural gas—if some
thing don't prevent it. Meanwhile we will
get along with artificial pas and wind.
Tue .Niagara rink ia about under roof
Get out your rollers and put them in order.
The individual deposits subject to check
in the First National bank amount to over
$2*7,000.
it waa a lucky happening for Messrs.
Pearson and Brown that John Tarbet re
tired from the contest for the nomination
for Mayor.
The Workingman's ticket has not made
much headway as yet this spring.
Rev. W. W. Walker has arranged to
hold a series of Episcopal service« in Mar
tin's Ferry this v.etk and will be assisted
by Rev. J. Ilammond, Rev. R. R. Swope
a;id Rev. I J. ftantt.
It is said that card playing ia indulged
in on Sunday in one or two of the hose
houses.
Messrs. Black and Glover are conduct-j
ing a religious revival at the tan house, in
which considerable interest is manifested.
Council will likely pay claims tltta week .
It wiii be hard work to orgini^e a strong
ball club in this city this summer.
Drilling is no* proceeding a' the new |
gas well.
G C Stauver has move!his family here I
from Cleveland.
The Prohibitionists have put the follow
ing ticket in the field. It ia worthy of care
ful consideration : *
Mayor—Stephen Gresinger.
Marshal—Joha Eddy.
Solicitor—John A. Gallagher.
Treasurer—C. C. Kelly.
Street Commissioner—James P Kelly.
Water Works Trustee—Jas McGeorge
Bnard of Education—J W. Houston, P.
T. King.
Coincil—First ward, Samur-1 Oldham;
Second ward. John M. Criswell; Third ward,
; Fourth w^rd, T. A. Rodefer; Fifth
ward, John Du Bais.
Assessors—First ward, Alex B&mford;
Second ward, M. N. McGraw; Third ward,
; Foarih ward, C. C. Williams; Fifth
ward, M. Ray.
The Cyratal Window Glass Work« made
glass yea erday. The new furnace ia djing
well in all respects.
Mr. Ayera, formerly of the firm of Ev
ans A: Ayers, but now of MaLtga, wr.a in
town yeeterday.
The indications are that the Ennppitg
boys in the different glass houses, who are
out on a strike, will come ont this week.
The tchool teachers made $77 out of
their late entertainment.
On Tuesday evening Steve Pearce, Sr.,
and Oliver Williams, will play a game of
pool for the championship of Gravel Dill,
Free Wjlkitson's place of bo?ine?B.
George Myers was itttirg th«m np jea
terday ever a ne* bsy baby arrival at "his
home
Since the above ifem about Jake Kem
pie was made we learn that his lectare baa
aeen changed to-he 11'h.
Bert Morgan bought U;ru'e house and
lot yesWrday.
Rev J. C. Siaiih is conducting a revival
kt the lower Wegee church
The I:»t of tignera in Q*Jia'ro against
he Barr.esville pike project wbb largely in- 1
:reasfd yesterday. One man has three
lucrlred nam*«.
It wa4 Mies Denttnberg who won the i
ieckl&cs at the fair.
Tb« Child of the Period i
Chicaçt Ramlïrr I
Mr. Caldcish—Wtlî, lit'!* Esjiw, aren't i
rou ?oin/ to kiss jnnr ascle? 1
Evi% 7)—So indeed, I'm not '
Mr Coldcwh—And whj not, litlU» dar- 1
in«' 1
Eesie—Bfcin«« there's your wife look- 1
Dg on. and I don't want to mike noable i
a the family.
Seien title Chan (ee° . I
If<u York Timet. \
Young physician (to old doctor)—Th« 1
aedical prciecroa does not practice b!«ed« i
Qg a patient nowaday« to any exttnt, doe« i
(doctor 7 I
Old coctor—No, sot with % lance*. t
WASHINGTON GOSSIP.
I Long Winded Speech Creates a
Little Fun in the Senate.
Showing People Around the Capitol
Memories of a Patent Medicine
Sign—Strange People
Senatorial Bees»
Sptrvtl Oorrttpondenet *( tkt Regititr.
Wabbisgtox, March 13.—Some ludri
;iou8 scenes are presented in that august
ind quiet bod/, the Senate, occasionally.
Like other people the Senator* hare their
*ay of fan-making, and they find many
rays of enjoying themselvee.
Senator Brown, of Colorado, delivered a
long and brilliant silver speech the other
day. It was a prepared effort, and was
read from the manuscript, which wai in a
buge roll of foolscap, tied at one corner
with a ribbon. As usual on such occasions
a large proportion ot the Senators were out
ot tbeir seats; but the galleries were full of
visitors, who expected the debate on the
Edmonds resolution to be begun, that being
the special rrder. Owing to the indisposi
tion of the Vermont Statesman the debate
was postponed a day, bat the people in the
galleries did not know it, and so sat and
craned their necks and wondered when the
Colorado Senator would get done and the
excitement begin.
Two seats directly in front of Mr. Bowen
sat Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts, jingling
his bunch oî keys and glancing furtively
yet nervously at the clock after the silver
speech had been running about an hour.
Mr. Hpar h&s bis electocal count bill before
the Senate and has been extremely anxious
to have it considered for several week*.
Things were pretty dull and there was a
hum of voice« all over the Senate chamber.
Mr. Bowen was reading away the time to
his own amusement, while no one gave
him attention As he was turning the
leaves of his big roll of manuscript it
slipped from hi.« huads.feli upon the carpet,
and rolled Alorg past several seats.
Mr. Hoar's jingling keys and attention
to the clock, together with the roar of the
voices about him, prevented his hearing
when the manuscript fell, but hn instantly
detected the ce«$a ion of Mr. Bowen's re
marks, supposing the Colorado Senator had
at l*st completed his remarks, Mr. Hoar
arose, and without looking behind him to
see Mr. Bawen, who was engaged gather
ing up his inauusc/Ip', addressed the chair
thus:
"1 now move, ûir rresiaenx, inui mo
special order be laid aïide, and that we be
gin the consideration ot the electoral count
bUi."
The President of the Senate smiled.
Ptople in the galleries tittered, lhe Sen
ators on the Ü jor who were observing the
proceedings roared with laughter. Mr.
Floar was embarrassed. He cooldn f see
what he had done to make a clown of
himself, und his red face grew scarlet. Di
rectly he turned uround, saw Mr. Bowen
thumbing his manuscript for the right
page, and then it downed upon bim that
the Colorado Sena'er had only paused in
his remarks.
"I beg the pardon of the Senator from
Colorado, ' eaid Mr. Hoar, now laughing
heartily, "I thought ho had finished."
' Oh, no," replied Mr. Bjwen, "I'vfe only
lairly begun."
' Tnen Mr. Hoar fauk down in his chair
in despair. A Sena*or who sat beside Mr.
Bowen had beenanxk'iii to tell him for an
hour lliut Senator Miller, of California, was
dead, believing he would suspend his re
marks ftiid permit t ie Senate to adjourn
So juet before Mr. Bowen resumed his
speech the Seaator leaned over and whis
pered:
"Senator Miiler is dead "
"All right," replied Mr. Bowen, as he
continued his spccch.
*
» #
"This thing of flowing people around
the capitol and ci'y in a great bore," said
a western Il-'prejentaMve to your corre
spondent. ' You would be surprised how
many ot ^my constituents and acquaint
ances who come here expect me to show
them around tb*» city. Why, if I gave
them ns much time tin they expect I would
do little elee than play guide. A halt
dozen mon and womt-n^oin my State put
in Bn appearance daily. And then if I
lunched them, tock thetn driving and took
them to the the theatres, I would have no
salary lett. Only h amall proportion of
them realize the truth of this."
Less th»n a we'k ago a f 1,'200-a-year
clerk in the Treasury Pepartment said to
dp:
"Byjovel I ve ber-n in Washington lees
than nigh' month« ar.d have taken up all
my thirty davs' 1<»hvo, and mere than a
week over. I know enrjbody in my State
who came her«», and thoy all came to see
me or I find tham. I can tell they expect
me to fcive them attention, and it iakes all
of my evenings and a great deal of my
time; too. I wonder people never learn
that a man who lives in Washington has
something to do; and I might add that he
has some expenses of his own. This thing
of entertaining friends from home falls
very hard upon seme ot the people here, I
can tell you."
»
* *
I was riding up to the Capitol in & her*
die the other day and Senator Wade Hamp
ton and Solicitor General Goode were
seated next to me. As we passed the old
base-ball grounds, nearly opposite the Cap
itol, Mr. Goode remark*, the big sign of a
patent medicine on the fence. "'Every
time I see that eigu." eaid Senator liamp
ton, "I am reminded of the time when 1
Senator Pendleton, of Ohio, was running
for re election to the Senate with Senator
Payne as his opponent. Pendleton, at
well as several other Sena ors were in the
herdic with me when »« found this place, I
aud one of the Senato's.a well known wag. j
remarked, i say, Pmdletoo, see that sign, j
and he read it 'Oil, Co'q.">rs all Pain."
"Yes," replied Peudletv/n.
"Well, yeu ought to try that on Payne,1
of Ohio, and tee if it will conquer him,'
continued the waggish Senator.
"Pendleton, howertr, was equal to him,
for he replied, 'From all outward appear
ance« it seems m if Payne had a standard
oil that wu warranted to conquer any
thing; therefore, I thi-k it wonld be useless
tor me to try another." '
Washington ha* aUsja been noted for j
its strange p?ople, bet :Lrre hu appeared '
on the avenue lately a yrrang lady who for
"oddity" surprise« a>! of h*r «ex and many
of the crank* of tfc» opposite gender. She
is very tall and we'll toraud. Her face is
sweet lookifig&sd Lt fentureawell formed,
therefore she is not 'bad to look at. She 1
«rears a long cape, lieed with fur, and it
reaches far over her skirt. Her dress ia
worn short, some pay on purpose to show
lier small and well ahfip»rtl Toot At any me
ihe takes particular pride in displaying
hat member of ber body. Her peculiarity
However, is her hair. Coming upon her
torn the back one «®*s in front of him
tamething that re»-:m'ol« the head of a
juffalo on the bodjof a thapely young girl.
'Jf-r tresses fall from beneath an old-faeh»
oned bonnet in a perfect cascade of tight
Y twisted curls. These reach almost to
1er waist. The sight is indeed strange, for
t makes her head look like Buffalo Bill's
aagnified several times. The front view
s even more peculiar. The carls fall ia
»umerous ringlets around her face, bat in i
ach number* as to disfigure hv. Her 1
ittle bonnet caps the climai and add* to i
he uniqueness A colored maid accom- 1
«nies this strange young lady whenever i
he wa'ks abroad.
« •

Any one who il a cloie observer of the <
nen in Congress cannot help bat notice
hat a number of them have the Senatorial ■
tee in their bonntt. They object to re
naining longer than is a >«olately neces- i
ery in tbi House. They aze continually
onsing over to the Senate and sitting on <
he soft cushioned sofas ia ibeSenate. 1
Chamber. No matter what is going on jB
the Senate, whether a bill and tires«m,
speech ia being made, or whether nation»]
basinets is being transacted; thej sit ther«
pleased and sniff the higher atmoepher«
as it were. What is more noticeable, how-'
ever, those who really have some chance
of getting to the Senate rarely go there, ex.
cept on big ocoasiocs or to see a Senator
One of the most persistent visitors is {W
resent&tive Hayden, of Massachusetts. |
have seen him in the Senate Chamber to
often that I asked someone about him and
was told that he hoped "some day to be %
Senator, and was in training." He ha« *
distingue look and prides himself upon
it. His full iron-gray beard is carefully
parted in the center and brushed back.
His hair is evenly divided in the middle of
his heard and he wears good clothes and
always looks neat. He lolls leisurely i0
the Senate sofas and likes to be thought &
Senator in embryo.
FAIRMONT.
T«mp«imDC0 Rally— Social aud General
Local News.
facial to ih* Sunday Stouter.
Fajbmoxt, w. Va., March 13.—Caotain
Bart's grand temperance rally here rester
day was qaite a successful affair. The
attendance was not ao large as it would
have been if less cold water, in the shape
of rain, had been used on the occasion.
Bat a good deal of interest was stirred up
and it is not at all improbable that fester
day's work will be felt in future political
work here. One of our town pap»r* tried
to throw a wet blanket over the affair bv
devoting a large pirt of its space to criti
cisms of the movement, but the temper
ance people retaliated on the organ later
in the day, much to the amusement, if not
the edificatiou of the specta'org present.
Circuit Court otill drags its weary length
I along. The damage suit of Watscu
against Ice wase decided yesterdav, the
jury finding a verdict for the plaintiff and
I fixing her damages at eight dollars.
The Court is at prescut engaged in
hearing the case of Jackson against
Hough. Some years einco Hough got
1 Jackson to sell his farm tor him. Jackson
; sold it advantageously and paid all the
money over to Hough He sues for #1,000
j —which is the amount bn claims was to
I be paid him for making the sale.
Mrs. Nellie Sweeney-Palmers benefit
I concert, to be given a' the riok to night,
: promises to be a rarely good musjeal treat.
! Mrs. Palmer's name on a concert pro
gramme is a sufficient earnest ot first-class
music, and our citizens should give this en
tertainment f practical evidence of th* ap
nrppiAtion of talent.
I ' Mies Lucy Wataon entertained a num
I ber of ladies aad gentlemen at her fatheri
elegant and hospitable residence, a mile
■ ont yesterday evening We could not ob
tain a complete list of the guests present,
bat a most delightful time is reported.
New students are coming iu to the Nor
mal school so rapidly just now that it it
1 not possible to keep the run of them 1 hs
I country schools are nearly all over aûd
teachers come to atteud the Normal dur
! in» the spring term, 'ihe school is now
1 decidedly better than ever betöre and bet
ter facilities are constantly offered to me*
I the increasing demand. The standard of
1 the school has been elevated and thorough
ftnd efficient work is required in all tb«
departments. The Fairmont Normal
sch ool is determined to continue to be tbe
j best institution of its kind in the State
The borough election will be held here
next Saturday. The issue will be the usual
one of license or no license Candidat*
1 are very iciroo and hard to find. 1 uj
! that Spencer Strum does not mo»« m out
of the woods, then he could always have a
candidate haupy for all the office in ere»
! tion. Spencer's a sort of Pooh Hah in bit
artless Greenback way.
All the mines here are at work full no*
! Most of the coal go.-« to Locust Point, but
: we learn that some little |»*rt of the out
I put is sold to the niilrcad conipnov. lh*
Newburg Orrrl Coal Company bas recently
! purchased tho Lloyd coal cn the right
bank of the Mnnongahela river aud will at
' once proceed to develop it we learn. Tbn
! is one of the numerous tracts of coal mad*
available by tho building cf the new M.
! A P. railroad. •
Capt Charley Wells was here on bu«i
ness yesterday.
Miss Sweeney, of Wheeling, is visitiLg
; Miss Gvpsie Fleming.
Miss' Steele, of Buchannon, is nere, the
' guest, of Mrs. Palmer.
! JohnS. Robinson, of Mannington. wa»
one of the attendants at the prohibiuon
i meeting. .
Genial Zach Robinson was here Uii
1 week interviewing our business men. Zacb
is ai popular out here as he is in Wheeling
! —and quite as handsome.
Judge Dille, of Morgantown, was ber«
I yesterday. „ , „.
Frank Woods, Ksq , and Hon. J. J*
! Maaon represented the Taylor county bar
I here this week.
G. E. Jarvis, Wm. Mallonee and Geo
! H. Shaffer, three of Grafion's well known
citizens, were hero this week.
I Sile Williams, a Wetzel brave. filled
I himself chock full of bug juice op Weduet
day and took the town temporarily. Co^n
cilman Bebout indued the chap to vint
the cooler and Mayor Hayden charged him
|.t 50 for his picnic. He paid it and swore
offdrinkin*.
Charley Yeager had bis thumb cot oil
by a mold machine in Minear's furniture
shop one day this week.
Billingslea and Shroyer will soon erect
another planing mill on Jackson street.
John B. Crane and Alex Bebout went to
Monndiville last night on business.
Workmen are cleaning the old rat bar
bor off the Ogden corner on Main s'.rnet,
and the erection of the new brick buildiog
will begin shortly. Howard K«lley has the
contract.
Several new dwellings are in course of
erection on Locust avenue.
M M. Benson has removed to Palatins.
John A Cunningham has «old b>i
Brownsville residence to Oliver P. Floyd
Elmui Hamilton has made some im
provements on his premiaes recently.
Thomas Stone has been indisposed for a
week or more with a severe cold. Colds
seem to be epidemic here, as nearly every
body owns one.
Jas. W. Radabaugh has embarked in tbs
grocery business at the Burns stand, od
Main street, opposite the Court House.
W. H. Hall à Co. are letting down the
floor ol their drug store.
Hon. E L. Parker was in town yester
day. .
Lawrence Sands, of Wheeling, is visiticg
his pttents here
H* Bit th« Gm«.
l/*lroU Prt4 frut.
A etrangey WM yesterday writing a let
tar at the deek in the corridor et tbe po*t
office when a woman with a poeral card io
on« hand and the other tied np in a hand
kerchief came walking up and eyed him m
% wistful manner.
"Ahl you want to write a card, madam, '
he obeerted.
"I don't believe I can, *ir. I bare a let
ter from my hatband, who ia in Cincinnati,
lad I want to let him know I got it"
"I tee. Gira me tha card. His na«*
ia f
•Peter Jon en, sir."
Exactly. Peter Jone«, Eeq., Ciacio
aati, 0. Now, then."
Ha tamed the card over and rapidly
wrote:
"Mr. Jonea—Yonr letter, tha firrt for
three week«, ia at hand, aad tha 92 bill ha«
mm noted. I am half aick, oat of
tad provision», and tired of lying to the
and lord. Either come home and attend
o bosinees or change your nam« to
jood and never addr««a ma again. I
nr.jouT patimt, bat determined wile."
He read it to ber ia a wall moda'aUd
roice, and tha held op her wa'l hai.d aad
•xclaimed:
"Ohl Thaaka! That'a beaotifnl. Way,
[ conldn't hare dona to well ia a weak!
Ton moat «rely ha a married maa yoor
•If!"
She trotted a«n to mail it, aad *«■*
tot of the offioe with a aaikaflorar bee
aoa.

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