THIS orT.-» 5f»~CCT THIS Ol T.-*S
r ar’- y of our Monday sal^s is due to the fa»'t that we always have
ar, } r#Vor deceive oar patrot.s. To-morrow will again witness a
I ; s you will regret it. Saie beg : - at $ a. ni.
I. '• n I'-; -if >1. (’ar.rf 5c bolt;
: Whalebones 5c <l>>a«n: Belt ins oc yd.
J 1JWKLK Y DHPARTM KNT—Bone Hair
| Pin.- :• . z.. Mour nine l*in* 1 • box: Invis
ible Pins ;; bnx; Hair Curlers 4c each: !.'■■*
Tooth Brush- • »■ -ach; Cabinet llalr Pins
; SILVERWARE DEPARTMENT - Alt
Silverware a: a *>lg reduction. Children's
Silv. r ,\ ... - i . a: i 4'«*; So.. 1 Silver
Thim!«!f < Quadruple Sliver Plate Tea
S - *v Butter Knives. Sugar Shells,
Ladles, etc., 40c up.
Curtain Ends iV\ 4£»c: Fortier Curtains
*’ worth $150; Chenille Covers 1*. 4i*. tlt«,
Hi*— h- ’ iud ITiMeaehvi Sheets 4tk; Pil
low Cases ’tPsc.
Lac:- s* S tmle.-s Hos- worth !' • at 3
pair f.-.r 25c: Children's Hose to »>u. reg
ular pric- I9c, at M and l-'ty : dozen
"leader" Corse's •?»•. worth $1.00; p'^ dozen
j Lace and Button Kid Gloves at iic.
1020 7VT7=f I IN STREET,
CRESS GOODS-J- S. RHODES & CO.
ffl SPRING DRESS GOODS.
*.-THE BULK OF OUR STOCK IS NOW IN.»
iirill ALL-WOOL NOVELTIES,
nlrW SILK AND WOOL NOVELTIES,
IlLII MOHAIRS AND SICILIANS.
Misses’ and Children’s
•*+••• FOR • • • +*
J.„5. i Rhodes &. Co.
Excelsior Sleeping Coaches!
KS FOR Rtank
Par Rent Curd'.
■ mi for Rent
After -nock-taking which is
now over on the accumulation
of Remnants and Odds during
a year's business is quite large,
which must be sold at a great
NEW SPRING DRESS GOODS
Direct from St. Gaul; prices
very low. During the next
ten days you can buy Winter
good> at almost your own price,
as we need room for Spring
goods. Take advantage of
1133 MAIN SI KKKT.
D GOODS—GEO. M. SNOOK A CO.
CALL IT "
One gross nar- £
row Gold and Sil- r
ver Belts, with £
Medallion Buck- r
t’.iese same raised, overshot designs in Dress Goods
Uiess Goods counter
1 • 1 „ - HAVE
■8 EVERY SIZE.-f*
GEO. M. SNOOK & CO.
The Work Being Done by Miss Par
sons in Drawing.
A Thought as to Teachers Grad
uating from the Schools — The
Senior Examination--The Natural
System of Music.
The rast week has been one of more
, than usual interest among the schools
j of our city. In the first place Miss Par
' sons, the drawing teacher, spent two
; days among the schools, doing all she
1 possibly could in that short time ' help
both teachers and pupils in this useful
I branch of study. Her visits are great
! ]v enjoyed by both teachers and pupils,
j She met the “C” teacher and those of
j the highest “D” grade on Wednesday
! evening at Clay grammar school. The
i majority or the substitute teachers
were also at the meeting. Miss Par
sons lo:t the city on Thursday evening
for New York, on business connected
with her work. She is in the employ
of th»- firm of Ginn £ Co., the publish
ers of the Prang system of drawing,
now used in our schools. Her services
are given to the city school free of
charge during this year. It would be
money well expended for the board of
education to employ a regular teacher
in drawing for two or three years, at
least, after the close of the present
year, or until our teachers are well pro
j»cwru iu iViiiii 11. v iU(U UUIC iut'
romine teachers (taking for granted
that they come from our graduates,
i> they now do) will *e prepared to
teach the subject well.
A gentleman from one of the States
where public school education receives
the greatest attention, said a few
days ago that he was very surprised
that all our schools were furnished with
teachers from those who have recently
graduated from the very school in
which they teach—thinking that it is
much better to get a goodly portion of
the teaching force from other schools.
He thinks there is such a thing as the
teacher being too well known to the
pupil. If this he true, and it does seem
reasonable, would it not he well at
least that the teachers of the different
schools should come from other schools
than that in which they graduated?
But no difference where they come from
they should have at least some special
preparation for the work before they
The examination of the seniors by
Supt. Anderson was held at the Eighth
ward school building on Thursday of
last week. The subjests were physics
and reading. Miss M. Harper, princi
pal of Washington school, had charge
of the reading. Each pupil in turn
went before her and read a selection,
receiving the grade he or she deserved.
Miss Harper has filled this position
for several years very acceptably to all
who have appeared before her.
The following are the questions in
phvsies. It i> considered a rather diffi
1. Name the essential properties of
.. Six sailors with levers five feet
long arc turning a capstan, each exert
ing a force of "">» pounds: what is the
force exert' i upon the axle one foot
in diameter, allowing one-third for
C. A body falls in five seconds. How
far will it fall in each second, and how
far will it have fallen at the end of each
1. Define specific gravity. Illustrate
by example what is meant by it.
5. Describe the action of a common
pump, and describe the construction
and uses of a scientific instrument
which operates on the same principle.
t'>. Explain the nature of sound, and
give its ra'e of transmission, and the
causes of difference of pitch in sound.
7. Explain the theory of heat, its
general effect upon bodies, and the
different ways of transmission.
S. Define light, and tell how it is
transmitted. Explain refraction and
reflection of light.
Give illustrations of natural siphons.
in. Define electricity. What is meant
The teachers of the annex building.
Ritchie school, were favored on Thurs
day last by a visit from Commissioner
John Walford. who spent some time in
each room and gave a pleasant talk in
each to the pupils, which was greatly
enjoyed by them. It will always he a
pleasure to tin: in to receive such visits.
Others besides the Commissioners
ought to do likewise. It does both
teachers and pupils good to know that
they are appreciated by their friends.
The natural system of music lately
introduced in our schools, is certainly
a great improvement on the system re
placed by it. and it is a great compli
ment to Miss Robinson, our efficient
musical directress, to have teachers
come from other cities, as they have
done in the past week, to learn from
her how to properly teach the system.
Miss Robinson is in every way quali
fied for the work, and the School
Board of our city made no mistake
when they selected her for the place
she occupies. The music is now one of
the most interesting features in our
schools. Oar hoys and girls are learn
ing to rend music at sight just as they
do the lessons In their readers.
“Ain't vez me pertirkeler friend.
Casey, me boy?” “Donovan, me good
man. an’ if Oi was pertirkeler Oi
wouldn’t bo your friend."—Life.
Criticus—”1 don't believe there’s
much difference between genius and
insanity.” Struggling author—“Oh.
yes. there is: the lunatic Is at least sure
of his board and clothes.”—London Tit
Patient- “Tnat sign of yours is not
very encouraging.” Dentist—“Why
so? I guarantee to extract teeth with
out pain.” Patient—“Yes; but I want
to get the pain extraefed. I’d rather
keep the tooth.”—Philadelphia Record.
These Dear Girls.—Flora—“Chollie
told me last night that he believed I
could break a man's heart with my
smile.” l-aura “Chollie was just talk
ing. A man's heart is not like a mir
"You play beautifully.” exclaimed the
lovely vision. The virtuoso rose from
the piano with a bow. "Thank you.”
he murmured. “You made me think of
such a number of things to say.” the
woman proceeded with undisguised rap
NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILROAD
to all points in Virginia and the South
via Luray and Natural Bridge. For all
information as to rates, schedules, etc.,
write u> W. B. Beviil, Gn. 1'oa*. Agent,
Undobutedly the largest and best ap
pointed retail grocery house in West
Virginia is that erected during the paft
summer on Centre Market square by
Mr. H. F. Behrens. The exterior of the
handsome edifice attracts daily the at
tention of the casual passer-by along
that portion of Market street, and it
is not at all common for both strangers
and residents of this city to remark
upon the splendid structure and to make
enquiries regarding the enterprising
owner and his evident large trade. A
careful inspfetion of the interior is ne
cessary. however, before one can form
aiT intelligent judgement of the business
acumen of the owner and be brought to
a complete realization of what enter
prise. fair dealing and pluck has accom
plished in this typical Wheeling retail
Mr. Behrens, who received his busi
ness training at Hamburg, Germany,
embarked in the retail grocery business
in the Fifth ward in 1870 as the suc
cessor of John Armstrong. At that time
the building occupied was of the most
modest dimensions, and of very ordin
ary construction. Mr. R hrens, how
ever. was already a business man of
experience and integrity, well endowed
with the good, old-fashioned idea that
the interests of the patron should be the
first • consideration of the. merchant,
and he had no soonpr taken control of
the business lhan he. put his ideas into
force. As a result he most speedily ob
tained a most enviable reputation
among his patrons, and his affairs pros
pered from the start. As time pass d.
Mr. Behrens found his ever-increasing
business demanded more room, and h
was compelled to erect another build
ing adjoining the one he occupied. The
additional space thus gained sufficed
for a time, hut of late the pressure for
r prill morek spar" and for additional fa
| cilities compelled the virtual demol
; i’ion of his old quarters and the erec
j tion of a larger and more
modern business building. A
' year ago this was fully de
| summer the work was completed, re
i suiting in the magnificent edifice pic
I tured abov°.
The new building is a model for a re
tail grocery house. All goods are re
j ceived in the rear, wfc/re the immense
cellar floor opens upon the same level
with the allfy. There the stock is re
1 ceived in hulk, and is thence hoists
, by elevator to the upper floors, which
serve, as warehouses, and from which
the supply of commodities on the ground
floor is constantly renewed. The stand
ing motto of the house is: “Buy nothing
but the best of everything.” and as a
result the goods offered for sale are of
the highest standard, while prices are
invariably at the lowest figure. The in
evitable result is public satisfaction,
and this has insured a steady growth
in trad", which now covers the whole
of the city. goods being delivered on
the Island, in the First ward, and in the
' Eighth almost as freely as in the cen
tral portions of the city. When a retail
grocer located below Twenty-second
street finds and keeps customers in the
Seventh. First. Second. Third and
Fourth wards, a? is certain that there
is some very good reason for his ex
tended trade, and this reason is found
in low prices, fine goods and right treat
ment of customers.
At present this old and reli
able house is enabler! to satis
fy the public better than even
before, and all those who wish
the highest grad’ of goods upon the
most favorable terms should visit H.
F. Behrens’ Centre Market store and
become acquainted with thn- proprietor
and his wares.
Weston, W. Va.. February 2ft.—The
members of the Epworth League gave a
“Longfellow" entertainment at the M.
E. Church Thursday night. The best
musical talent in the town took part
in the programme. The M. E. Church
orchestra furnished the instrumental
music which was from the latest selec
Mr and Mrs. Stokes Tunstill returned
from an extended trip through Ohio
A. A. Winchester, the popular lum
ber man. was here on route for the
M. M. Cutright, of Ilffckhannon was
Engineer William Stalnaker had his
foot mashed very seriously Monday.
Mrs. N. B. Newton and children are
visiting friends in Sutton this week.
Maj. C. E. Anderson returned from
S. A. Steele, master mechanic of the
W. Va. & P. It. R. shops here, has been
on the sick list this week.
Engine No. 5 had her cab burned off
at Pickens her lay over station Tuesday
Mr. H. St. Clair, of Clarksburg has ac
cepted a position with Mosely, the tail
Drs. Andrews and Rymer are work
ing together. They are nicely quarter
ed in their new office over Waterman's
drug store, in the Edmiston block.
Doctor Warder's “Compressed Air
Treatment for Catarrh" is becoming
quite popular. Among the little folks
that are sick and are improving are
Louis Fornash, Dtvight Dunnington
and Master James Vassar.
Miss Maggie McCann is quite ill from
a complication of heart and lung trou
Mrs. Dan Weber’s condition, who has
been ill. is slightly improved.
The Genial John Davisson, of Clarks
burg. spent Sunday with our boys.
Much praise is given the pupils of our
public school in the surprise they gave
the readers of the Democrat in its last
Commencing March 1st, the ladies
of the M. E. Church will place on sale
every Saturday bread, rakes and pies.
This is for a good cause and should be
.•liiiiiu ouuiis uue ui i-ewis counties
most prosperous citizens is seriously ill
The hatchet was the most prominent
emblem worn here by our boys oa
Attorneys Linn and Bennett have
been kept very busy the past week on
working on the National Exchange
Miss Mary Weaver is suffering with
“Janie" Bare. Ralston & Co’s popular
druggist, is out again after a week’s
Complaint has been made to the
mayor that North Main street and
I North Weston street is the scene every
night of conduct unbecoming to “Wes
ton boys’ ” fair name.
Mr. Elias Fisher whose critical condi
tion was noted in last Sunday's Reg
ister is no better.
WHAT YOU WANT
Is to have your laundry done without
injury to the linen and to have it done
neatly and promptly. The White Swan
Laundry, Scrogcins & Moser, proprie
tors. has exceptional facilities for work
of this character. Satisfaction guaran
teed. Office and works, No. 20 Tenth
Palatine. TV. Ya.. February 2!).—Mrs.
Rowden. wifo of Rev. Bowden, is eon
fined to her room this week with sick
Mrs. Mollie Sample, who has been
here for the past few days, left for her
home in Mancie. Ind.. last Thursday.
She was accomplished by her mother.
Mrs. Clemenza Swearingen, who will
make her home with her.
Miss Kate McGuire, of Grafton, is the
guest this week of Mr. and Mrs. (’has.
Mrs. Lauek died at the home of her
son. Mr. Edward Lauek, in this place,
on last Wednesday morning, at the ad
vanced age of S2 years. The remains
wi re laid to rest in Maple Grove Ceme
tery on last Friday.
Miss Biddie Deal, who has been quite
sick for the past week, is improving
and able to be up.
John A. Leonard has been quite sick
for the past week.
J. C. McCloy. of Elk Garden, was in
town last week.
Misses Efiio and Grace Frum. of Lit
tle Falls, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Emma Roughner. of Morgan
town, was the guest of her brother,
William Boughner, and family, of this
Madge Barnes, little daughter of Mrs.
Della Barnes, has about recovered from
an attack of pneumonia.
Rev. I. A. Barnes, of Morgantown,
was here Tuesday of this week.
George Ford, of Terra Alta, was in
town this week visiting friends.
James Dick has been confined to his
room the past few days with sickness.
W. E. Yanwort, of South Palatine,
was in Grafton last Saturday.
Clark Snyder, of the firm of Hess &
Snyder, was called to his home, near
Halleck. this week, on account of the
death of his mother.
Francis Pople is now' employed as
The little daughter of Rev. and Mrs.
E. J. Wilson, of the M. p. Church of
this place, who has been quite sick for
some- time, is some better at this writ
Miss Ada Higginbotham returned
last week from Rowlesburg, where she
had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Laura
Nine and family.
Mrs. Lee Hall, of Merchant street,
was ou the sick list the early part of the
John S. Seott was at Oakland. Md..
Monday of this week on business.
Cameron. TV. Va., February 20.—The
Poverty social was in every way a
grand success of last Wednesday even
ing in the Masonic Hall. Some' of the
costumes worn took the cake.
Y.\ TV. Evans purchased another fine
team this week and is now fully equip
ped for the teaming business.
J. A* Gartland, the oil well contract
or. will in the future make his head
quarters at Cameron.
Miss Lutie Hicks, of Wheeling, visit
ed friends here last Wednesday and
Mr. Abe Ingram purchased a new
sawmill engine from our popular ma
chinery dealer this week.
W. H. Loper was in Wheeling on bus
iness on Thursday.
M. A. Walton drew the prize for be
ing the most economicaly dressed man
at the Poverty social Wednesday night,
CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS-KRAUS BROS.
“Kraus Bros, can almost be relied ur:n f- *■. ,
QTALITY, STYLE and LOWNESS of their [
of all kinds of men’s needs.” A light O',
wear these changeable days may pre\
monia. Sio will buy a stylish and ssrvi:
of unquestioned style.
CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS.
STRICTLY ONE PRICE. 1319 MARKET STT
FURNITUR£-WHITE. HANDLEY dt FOSTER
ARE YOU AFTER BARGAINS?
SPECIALS FOR THIS WEEK ONLY.
This Chiffonier is solid Oak, with 5 large Dr..
The above Rocker is* in Oak or V4aho
elsewhere for $yOo.
These Curtains are 3 1-2 yards Inna and ■
wide. The above goods you can get for C \m!
or EASY PAYMENTS.
WHITE. HANDLEY & FOSTER.
Opposite Lower Market House, Undertaking and Embalmcrs.
and Miss Ada Earnhardt drew the
prize for the same on the ladies side of
\V. T. Helms came out from McMech
en yesterday and will remain for awhile
with his parents. He Is recovering
from his late illness which has been
A new oil derrick is being built on
Jessie Barnetts farm and drilling is to
be begun at once. Other locations
have been made and work on them wilt
be prosecuted immediately
piping is being hauled .along the line
for the gas main from Howard No. 1
to Moundsville and Wheeling.
School classes to-day at the Dixon
school house. J. L. Phillips was bool*
ed for a speech.
Mrs. Scott Chambers is visiting
friends and relatives at McMechen this
Mrs. Frank T.emerick. of C.rafton.
visited her mother, Mrs. Corcoran, this
Dr. O. F. Covert is moving his office
and family into the new quarters
erected by Mrs. D. Burley for his ex
Mr. Thomas Corcoran, train dis
patcher at Grafton, was called here this
week by the serious illness of his cou- !
sin. Lem Corcoran.
Wliat will be the next, attraction to
look forward to? The Pan Cake and
Poverty social are now both things of
the past, lets have something else. *
W. B. Helms was in Wheeling on
A written guarantee given with each
wa:ch repaired by T. A. Westmyer, in
MOISE'S BUSINESS ACADEMY,
Srharffr & Drieliorst Building, Main
street, corner Alley 12. A Practical Buel
u,sg I raining School, where a young mania
taught exactly a* if he were In a big bnsl
n. s*> house. Every branch Is thoroughly
practical and useful.
The Training received will make you val
uable to any business house in this country.
Business men. parents and young men are
Invited to call and see for themselves the
.Horn ng afternoon and evening sessions.
James C. Mansharger. JosephLotz.
MANSBARGER & L0I7,
Plumbers, Gas & Steam Fitters
No. S< Twelfth Street, Wheeling.
Estimates fumiahod. All. wjrk dons at
JF YOU DESIRE
To get the h«*st system of Heating and Ven
tilation buy the
BEECUEK HOT AIR FTRNACF.
Heaters repaired Tin Roofflng and Snout
- • v. JOS. VOOLER, JR.,
Telephone633. 21110 Main Strsst.
Agents of other make, are drlven.lt »wrai
to the most desperate methods against the
because they retlli® lt« stiperlorltr as the
most, modern.complete att<l practical writer.
Ascertain the Facts Yourself
rnm the following who are among those
who have bought and use I fh** Bar-Lock:
Sneur* & Rlddi -.practical machinists; Vance
SshoeCo.. Iielaplalne Urr Hoods Co., Judge
l'unll. Khlnebnrt <fc Tatum. M< Lain ftros.,
C I* Flick, attorney, W. M. I>unlap, attor
nev J. W Mitchell, clerk: John Walton,
debutv Circuit Court; c.,unty Commission
ers ( apt. W. L. Mathews, court steno
grapher; W. C Merer, attorney.
Wheeling Agency Bar-Lock Typewriter
141 T Chatdlne street. Telephone 5u0. E. H.
Clowes ft Co-. General Age its. Richmond. Va.
The Register now uses and recommends
Cor. Twellfh and Mari';
Mr. Goftze has arrop-ed
M A VERS' FA MOl S - ' AT
and lias arran»r*-d i r it
havo an Instrtn • r n' h s *>•
Whrtf Majors’ I'.r.ir h -•
1st- -Not mih' re • ' •' ••
2nd—A fir* <--morr - tp-aMt-rt.
3rd—One b..f> ' ■ '»>•• » 1 k
4th—I: is us. 1 din- •• tty fr -m ary
[t Is a aranteea.
cur*, r pay.
For ,.r. e 'f-rf--.tr.
Htindr* It* »:*%••> •• • 1 thi# modi-'
a!! are ’ .'h ‘ t! I ' 1 M 'his
f„I rl.-. Mav.-rs < lire ''ha.1*
wor P 1
V ,-h, - ri • it.. • in l' irk '•
tlon ! y - Hm ■; y » a frt* trial '
buy. , .
, ■ !
j1.1 \ i ( «k nnd .'tat?
jin \ m . itch ro!d easily ?
1 . i iv>- i dropping tn yr„ir •
1... \ i t v. frerjuent colds'.’
1- ■. r h.-armp affected*
j. , \ u sloop with von nvur
I. . y it have throat tr. n>
An you short of hrr:>th*
All this*- are symt ’otn«
'his wo. k. TV* tdv» ' .
and do not n^k you to 1- v
you -ire satisfied our rem- <:
arc all hlch In their Fra f
1 Come at nnci> nr 1 *rv *
Goftz.’s pharmacy. Ot
Howie & Co., apents a’ I -1
PAPER HANGING. GLAZI
pS»~All work done tn an ar* -
prp rim* f»i«n Fainting ;» N"
order* rerei\r prom|>
D. C. KURNER,
ir,«7 MARK I r ''Hit t 1
Kstlmnfe* for now b' lM:
nini- d. I ••lophi>tio si
Just receiveJ from < >
Pa. Por sale by a .
P. WELTY & CO
SOI B AOF ">T<
New Spring Sty
latest cl e s i P ’
wall and ceiiin
NOW READY FOR INSPECT
use Leas®*- * Si I-' *• ^
r Sale Carts, ar.! R> _
rda. Call a: Register O-kc.
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