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Towns. Boclal Affairs, Happenings And Events of Local Interest Gather ed By “Register” Reporters. Readable Resume ot the News. STETBFNVILLE. Steubenville, O.. May 30.—Mrs. Stella Speer and child.of Braddock. are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Sharp. Mrs. James Mercer and Miss Carrie Talbert, of Wheeling, have been guests of Mrs. E. Smith. Mrs. Thomas Johnson is attending examinations at Granville Seminary. Mrs. Stone, of Spartansburg. Pa. has been a guest of A. H. Batten and w.fe, and, accompanied by Mrs. Batten, she is visiting in Salem Miss Margaret Kelley, of Allegheny, is a guest of Edward Fitzsimmons and family for the summer. Edgar Hallock. a young man who for* merly resided here, is now a manufac turer and jobber of gloves and mittens at Johnstown. N. Y. Mrs. Joseph Van Ostram and Misses Carrie and Ethel Houk. of Tuscarawas county, are visiting Mrs. Collins and family, comer Sixth and Market streets. Hon. Robert Love. t. J. .vieyer auu Harry Cropper attended the K. of P. Grand Lodge at Cincinnati this week. Miss Annie Cummins, of Dennison, is visiting friend* in this city. J. N. Cams is here from Jacksonville, Fla., for the summer. Rev. W. C. Evans, a M. E. minister, who was born and raised here, deliver ed the G. A. R. memorial sermon in Mexico City last Sunday. Cards have been received here an nouncing the marriage of Miss Mabel Johnston, of Chanute. Kan., to Mr. Nor man H. Camp, of Chicago, on June 3d, at the residence of the bride’s parents. George Greisslnger acted as grooms men for the Buchlieit-Rafferty wedding, ■t Pittsburg, on Wednesday. David McGowan. Jr., is home from the University of Pennsylvania, and Jas. K. Hunter, of UhrichsvilJe, a college chum, stopped over as a guest of W. H. Hunter and family. Edward Ringgold, wife and son. of Allegheny, have been guests of relatives here. Mrs. J. C. Butte is visiting Mrs. Rehse, of Cincinnati. Girl bahles have ben weleomeo to the homes o? Walter Bowers and Carlos Bchellart. Hon. D. MoConville was here from Washington City this week on a politi cal mbsion. Col. H. C. Sherrard is in New York City to see a nephe.v graduate. Adam Sweetlaud, for twenty-five years a huckster here, died Tuesday in Allegheny. Miss Lydia Mellor, of Dennison, has been a guest of Simon Loftus and wife. Mrs. Childs, of Pittsburg, is a guest of Iher parents. Mr. and Mrs. James Bair. Mrs. D. W. Yolton and daughter, of Frankfort Springs, are guests of G. N. Riley and family. ■»- IWbert Barclay, wife and child, have returned from a visit to Lima friends. W. R. Johnson, a former newspaper man of this city, has charge of the Dr. Copeland advertising in Cincinnati. Mrs. Dr. McKinley and Dr. Nettie Rr ekine entertained the Junior C. E. at the First Presbyterian parsonage on Friday evening. Judge J. A. Mansfield is home from the M. K. conference at Cleveland, to ■which he was a delegate. Edward Fleishman, wife and daugh ter. of Allegheny, are guests of M. Korn hauser and family. R. L. Brownlee is attending the U. P. General Assembly at Xenia. Will Gunn and Bert Brettell. of Min go. are home from New Castle, where they have ben working. W. H. Gitche! and family have remov ed here from Uhrichsville. O. M. Evans and wife and Mrs. R. C. Turner, of Columbus, are here on a visit. Mis* Ada Duncan has gone on a month s trip to McDonald friends. Rev. Slayter and wife and Mrs. Cros kev are attending the Christian Mission ary convention at Toledo. Mi s Marne Reming. of Norwalk, is visiting friends her before going East. Ex-Mayor George W. Elliott is here from Dayton Soldiers’ Home to take part in Memorial Day exercises. Cards have ben received here announc ing the marriage of Miss Minnie Blanche, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross White, of Pittsburg, to Mr. John Wilkin Barbour, on June 10th. at the residence of the bride's parents. Mis* Grace Dinkelspiel and her danc ing class gave a delightful dancing ex hibition and entertainment in Assem bly Hall on Tuesday evening. -o WESTON. Weston. W. Ya.. May 30.—Sewerage mid paved Streets for Weston will be decided by a special election, to be held June 2. Two of Weston's young lady bicycle riders wrre slightly injured by falling from their machines the past week. The dedication of the new M. E. Church at Burnsville, and baptizing ceremonies at Jane Lew, took a number of WVstcn folks cut las Sunday . Dr. W. P. Crumbackcr is away attend ing an annual meeting of the asylum superintendents. Dr. Burdette, of the Hospital force, accompanied by his wife, returned Thursday from his old home in Kana wha county. Mrs. Nailor Proudfoot and children are visaing Mrs. Proudfoot's parents in Grafton. . A. M. Smith, of Willow Grove, and Ekl Ralston, of Second street, are on the aick list. W m. Carmichael, of Carmichael & McDonnell, contractors on the Camden hotel, was advised yesterday by his physician. Dr. Andrews, to go to his home at Akron, Ohio, at once, on ac count of his critical condition and a new turn in his cose, which is dropsr A Miss W.ant. of Parkersburg, is a fu»st of Mrs. Dr. M S. Holt. Dr. J. I. Warder and familv leave for Baltimore next wt~k to visR Mrs. War tier's sifter. nit. Ju.Jge Henry Rrannon is in Buckhannon spending a f w davS wih relatives. R. Newton ami Bland Railey went to Fairmont on business Saturday. The friends of Mias- s Bertha Bennett and Irene Kunst wdl be glad to learn that they are expected home from school this coming week. IVave Moore returned home from Clearfield. Pa.. Thursday. r>Rt Rush resigned on account of ill health his position as night chief of po lice. Frank Brown succeeds him. Homer Griffin, of Ritchie county, was here Thursday visiting friends. A. A. Warren and M. B. Ralston was in Wheeling this wek on business. T. X. Barnes is in Pittsburg. Supt. MoCallip. of the Gas Company, returned from Pittsburg Tuesday. Airs. R. Lawson, who is visiting her oW home near Rockford, will return the first of the week. Hon. Andrew Bdmiston is on a tour through the West. Will Weber, who is now at Cripple Creek, is expected to return with Mr. Ed mi st on. GRAFTON. Grafton. W. Va., May 30.—Col. Neil J. Fortney, of Kingwcod, was here Fri dav. John Cruise, of Tunneltor. w*as visit ing relatives in our city Friday. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. DufTy are visiting ing in New York City. Col. J. T. McGraw was at Clarksburg on Wednesday W. B. McGary. of Weston, was here Friday. Wm. O. Piwson. of Kingwood. was h-re Saturday looking after the judicial interest of Col. Neil J. Fortney. Hon A. G. Dayton was here Tuesday. Senator W. D. Gall was registered at ! the Grafton House Friday Col. C. F. Teter was here Saturday. Miss Grace Pippincott, of Piedmont, and Miss Mattie Ellery, of Wheeling, are visiting Mrs. R. W. Kennedy, of the W-st Side. John Ryan, who has been in the West for some time past, is visiting relatives here. Alden Wall, who has be-?n the very genial and accomplished clerk at the Grafton hotel for several years, has re signed to accept a position with the Queem City. Cumberland. W. B. Purk hurst and wife, of King ' wood, was hrre during the week. Hon. C. M. Bishop, of Kingwood, was here Friday. Mrs. Annie Clayton has gone to Lake Shore. Md., to spend the summer. Mrs. John Bebout. of Fairmont, is vis iting her racjther, Mrs. Gigley, of the West Side. R^v. I. A. Barn's, of Morgantown, was visiting friends here during the week. Mis3 Nellie Layman, of Fairmont, is the guest of friends in our city. Rev. W. H. Shipman, of Pennsyl vania. was visiting friends here this w ek. T. E. Joyce, of this place, is at Elkins, on business this week. —•-o-— NEW MARTINSVILLE. New Martinsvulle, W. Va., May 30.— Mr. and Mrs. Levi Tucker were l‘ Wheeling Thursday. The A. F. F. Club met at the residence of BenJ. Bridgeman Wednesday even ing. Col. Fontain Smith, of Fairmont, and J. D. Ewing, of Wheeling, were here Thursday on legal business. J. N. Blair, an attorney of West Un ion. attended Circuit Court here Tues day. Gov. Fleming and U. N. Arnett, of Fairraerrt, were here Monday on legal business. H. S. Reich I ft for Cincinnati Wed nesday. He will be absent for some days. Dr. Frank Mclntire, of Orangeville, i- r ie guest of his cousin. Miss Dasia Mclntire. The doctor has Just gradu ated from the Baltimore Medical Col 1 ge, and think? of locating at the town c*f Proctor to practice medicine. Col. Jacob Koantz was at Sistersville the first of th“ week looking after the interest of Koontz & Phillips. J. W. Mclntire was at Mannington. Tuesday, on legal business. Mrs. Sep. Hall left for Des Moines, Iowa. Thursday, where she was called by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Anshutz. Miss Nina .Marshall, of Wheeling Isl and. is the charming guest of her uncle, H. R. Thompson, of Clark street. Miss Marg rie Pemberton -returned to her home at St. Mary’s after a month's visit to her grandfather, Rob ert Pemberton, of Maple avenue. Rector Rrooking and a number of th? members of his congregation, will at tend the council of the P. u. Church at Mcundsville next week. W. T. Sidell, Democratic candidate for prosecuting attorney of this county, mad1 a business trip to the country this week. Mrs. Dou Anshutz and Miss Liza Mar j tin. of Pi tsburg. Pa., are the guests of their father. S. R. Martin. They will leave in a few days for the sea shore, where they have taken a cottage for the summer. Miss Mollie Rome, of Sistersville. is the guest of Rector Brooking and fam ily . Jacob Blair left Wednesday for Mt. Clemens, wh re he will remain some time for the benefit of his health. Hen. William Ankrcm is making ex tensive repairs on his dwelling house on Maple avenue. Frank McCoy and W. R. Wells, of Wh eline, came down Friday to visit their well in the Long Run field, as It is expected in soon. Mrs. Lindsey Merrill is visiting her parents at Ripley. S. B. Hall was at Steubenville Friday on legal business. The many friends o< John Stender were pleased to see him on the streets Thursday after his long illness. Joe Stender. Mont Burrows. Dr. F. P. I^owther, Lindsey Merrill and Col. L. M. Stephens left Friday for Doddridge county to be present at the drilling in of their oil well. Jep. Newman, of Llttleman, is visit ing his brother. J. W., the first of the week. A. N. Prichard, of Mannington, was here Monday oa legal business. A. W. Lewis and T. M. Barnsdall. well known oil men. were registered at the Eakin house Monday. A. Carr, formerly superintendent of -he Alpha Oil Co., was here Wednes day. L. Parker, an attorney of Southamp ton county. Va.. was here the first of the week. Drilling will he commenced on the Wagner well, on Coal Run, Monday. This w- !1 is located about two miles from town. Mrs. W. G. Snodgrass, of Burton, is visiting the family of E. B. Snodgrass. Hon. G. M. McCoy, of Sistersville, was calling on friends here Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Eisrnbarh spent Sun day with his father C. C. Eissnbarth. Miss Mabel McCornor, of St. Mary’s, is he guest of Miss Jessie Hornbrook. of Maple avenue. T he Banner wetl No. 2. on the Cook farm, is nearing 'he sand. Our city council will meet Monday n;ght to make some arrangements about putting a water works in the city Frank Burley, a civil engineer of Moundsville, has completed the survey for that purpose. An election will be held on June 13th in three districts of our county, on the subject of issuing $35,000 worth of ! bonds for use of the Short Line Rail way Company. The Alpha Oil Company’s well, on the Huff farm, is down 1.700 feet. The well will probably reach th? sand by Tuee ' <la-v- C. Leave your locals and orders for Sun | day Register aagent’s office, corner of I North and Union streets. Miss Mthy Park3, of Bellaire, 0.. was visiting Mrs. C. C. Eiseubarth for the past week. Mi s Cora Wright is visiting her cou sin, Mrs. J. Schaiicr, or Wheeling. TEJIRA ALTA. Terra Alta. W. Va.. May 30.—Mr. Claude W. Monroe, la.1’ of Clarksburg, will open a news stand here this week. A new secret order and life insurance company has been organized at this plac:, by the name of the Order of ! Maccabees. Quite a numbe of our people went to Grafton to attend Memorial Day ser vices. Also a number went to Kingwood for the same purpose Editor Bclden, of th? Oracle, captured two very fine trout at Lake Terra Alta a few days ago. One measured sixteen inches and weighed a pound a quarter. The other was fourteen inches in length. Attorney Reininger. of Oakland, has es; ablished a branch office at this place, at the Dunnington hotel. Mrs. Ed. M. Heermans, a charming lady of Kingwood, has ben here for sccre days past, the guest of her sister, Mrs. McKnight. Senator P. S. Hyde, of Piedmont, wAs a Terra Alta visitor on Friday last. Miss Matxie Adair returned Tuesday from a visit of several mouths’ duration at Parkersburg. Mrs. C. Sprig Sands and little daugh ter. of Clarksburg, are here as the guests of Mrs. Sand’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Shafer. Col. Fitz-Gcrald had some very fine fruit trees ruined in Tuesday morning's storm. Messrs E. B. Hanger, of this place, and Wm. M. Bishop, of Cranesville, has purchased the large stock of goods h retofore owned by Parley DeBerry. The new firm will open up business at the old stand on or about July 1. Miss Leota Forman is just recovering from a very serious attack of illness, at her home on State street. Mrs. H. &. Shriver and daughter, who have been at Wheeling for several months past, returned recently to their handsome cottage, on the B. & 0., just east of hehre. A company of our married men are making arrangements to purchase a Ntrptha yacht, which will be placed on the waters of Lake Terra Alta, one mile northeast of town. The lot sale at Lake Terra Alta, on Friday of last week, was a dismal fail ure, on account of the inclemency of the weather. Messrs. Jcs. Graham and Ed. Kelley captured a monstrous turtle of the chelydridae (snapper) variety, at the lake, one day of last week. His Turtle ship was served up at the Washington House on Sunday last. On Tuesday morning last, at 6:30 o’clock. Terra Alta was visited by a full fledged cyclone. Thejblow first appear ed in a small shap'd cloud, descending to the earth with great violence. After sweeping for a quarter of a mile east ward it veered and struck the David Hollen place, a half mile northeast of h* re. All the trees were leveled to the. ground, several pigs an’d many chick ens killed, fruit tre\s uprooted and the residence badly damaged. Part of the roof cf same was carried for half mile. Net an outhouse was left on the place. The damage will amount to b. tween $1 .oCO and $2,000. Our local talent is engaged in getting up a play for the benefit of Mr. Hollen and his family. The play will be given in the Opera House on next Saturday evening. CLARIXGTON. Clarington. Ohio, May 30.—S. C. Howell aad wife, of Wheeling, spent Sunday with relatives here. Will Goodwin and family, of Sardis, visited relatives here this we = k. W. T. Powell returned Thursday from a trip to Cincinnati. Miss Emma Messerly is the gue3t of relatives at Wheeling. Mrs. Adtlia Brown, of Wheeling, was the guest of relatives here Sunday. T. B. Brio? and wife, of Ambler. Ohio, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Topp the first of the week. Capt. H. R. Kraft, of Belpre. Ohio, was in town Friday Miss Maud Reynolds was at Wheeling Saturday. Dr. Boone, o-f Powhatan, was in town Wednesday evening. Rev. J. B. Manley and family return ed horn Tuesday from a visit to rela tives at East Liverpool. Dr. H. M. Smith is visiting his home at Golia county, Ohio. Mrs. C. C. Rodgers returned home Tuesday from a visit to relatives in Pittsburg. Miss Daisy L. Topp returned home Monday from a visit to relatives at East Liverpool. Ohio. Th? infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Allie Rutter died Tuesday. Interment took place in the Clarington cemetery Wed nesday. CLARKSBURG. Clarksburg. W. Va., May 30—On last Sunday Rev G A Doyle preached the annual sermon to the members of Cus ter G. A. R. Post, in this city. He se lected as his theme ’‘I Have Fought the Good Fight." La9t night the people in this vicinity were scared, many predicting frost. But happily it was the omen of a false prophet. The Miss Cora Reese Smith, who was recently honored by Rico Lodge No. 48, A. 0. U. W.. (Colorado) by the presenta tion of a solid silver tea set, was former ly of Clarksburg Mr. C. H. Linnele. who died at Sardis this week, was one of Harrison county's oldest and most respected citizens. Quite a number of teacners cf this county hav- gone to Charleston to at tend the twenty-sixth annual session of the West Virginia Educational Associa tion. Circuit Court has adjourned, and Judge Hagans has returned home. Dur ing the session he decided some very important suits. The G A. R. decorated ue graves at rhe I. O. O. F„ Davidson and Jackson cemeteries, in this city, to-day. The usual salur* was fired, and the graves le-ft covered with beautiful flowers, placed on them by surviving comrades. The editors are back to this city, and say that the West Virginia Editorial Association was a great affair. The Board of Commerce meets June 2 to perfect the organization in this city. Mrs. Scphronia Smith, who died near Bridgeport, this county, wa^ a highly respected lady. Two sons and one daughter survives her. Following Olarksburgers arc visiting abroad: J. I. Alexander, at Webster Springs; Mrs. Occa Dakan, at Grafton: Hugh Jurios, at Cincinnati; Judge Goff at Baltimore. Md. Among visitors in the city are: Mrs. Jacob Kcblegard, of Weston; Misses Bertie Waite and May Hopkins, of Parkersburg; Hon. Jno. A. Howard and M. D. Post, of Wheeling; W. M Kincaid, of Cameron; J. B. Finster, A. ^ai'l'en and S. Hinkle, of Weston; H. H. Mc Veigh, of Charles-Town; Dr. B. M. Turner, of Morgantowu; Hon. Jno. 1. McGraw of Grafton; Floyd Smith, oi Buckhannon; F. C. Helmick. of Fair mont: Hon. J. S. Hyer, of Sutton; Hon. Geo. M. W. Whitescarver, of Grafion, L. 0. Wolf, of Pontiac, Ills.; Hon. Isaac C. Rilphsnyder. of Preston county: M. M. Evans, of Parkersburg, and Mill Burnsldr, of Buckhannon. PORTLAND. Portland . Ohio, May 30.—Mr. Chas. Dunlap and family, of Bellaire. were the guests of Portland friends Saturday. Mr. Ralph English, of Scio, was in town Monday. \y. ML a get t. of Salineville, was 'home over Sunday. Mrs Fitzgerald, nee Miss Bertha Moonev, of Brilliant, is the guest of her aunt. Sirs. Jos. Mooney, or mis place. Messrs. McCoy, of Wheeling, and Chas. Hovle, of Martin's Ferry, were calling at T. 0. Belton’s Saturday. Miss Emma Neily is spending a few weeks with relatives West Virginia. Messrs. E. Lewis and G. W. Collins were callers at the M’ay Side this week. Miss Kittie Haythorne, of the Why Side, very pleasantly entertained a company of four, Saturday. Those present were: Misses Linna Hennig, of MTieeling: Birdie Bell, of the Island; Erma Betton. of Portland, and Mr. Eng lish of Scio. Cecil Collins, who has Deen worhing in Toronto for the past month, came home Monday, and returned Tuesday. Oapt. C. T. A-iken. of Grover, was in town Tuesday. Mrs. Marie Robinson, of Wheeling, was the guest of Mrs. J. T. Hodgins this we't-k. W. R. Betton is spending a few days with his parents. Mrs. Wm. Aiken, of Tiltonsville. was the guest of Mrs. Betton Wednesday. G. W. Dalrymple, who has been spending a few days with his mother, returned home Friday. Oscar Moore and family were Smith field guests this week. Dr. W. B. McKee, of New Cumber land, was here this week calling on friends. PIEDMONT. Piedmont, W. Va., May 30.—Rev. J. W. Beat, is visiting friends here. Mr. Chas. N. Jenkins is home from Morgantown. Mrs. May Giesey and two children, of Wheeling, are visiting friends here. Rew. J. W. Lafferty is attending the Winchester Presbytery at Charleston, this week. Miss Eleanor Porter, of Cumberland, is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. T. Neff. Miss Annie Houck, of Cumberland, is in town. Col. John W. Avirett. of the Cumber land Times, was here this week. The W. C. T. U. will meet Monday evening at Mrs. James Ravencraft’s. Mr. George W. Jones and Miss Mary A. Brown were married recently. The M. E. Parsonage is being paint *ed and improved. The Davis free school held its com mencement exercises Thursday night, which proved a decided success. The g<-anuni cs were Misses Cora Smallwood, Eva Lorene Beck, Carrie Vernon Welton, Daisy Eina Boyles, and Nor ma*.1 Lillian Smoot. Whitman Barbe, Esq., of Parkersburg, deliveder the ova tion. Mr. James* A. Moody presented the diplomas, and Dr. J. L. Goodnight, of the West Virginia University, and Rtafte Superintendent Virgil A. L’wis. delivered short addresses. Principal Wm. M. Foulk presided, with Prof. C. F. Hahn musical director, and Mrs. C. F. Hahn, accompaniest. The Grand Army decorated the sol diers' graves this afternoon. The St. Peter's band pave an enter tainment last nigh't and this evening. The ifant daughter of Mr. William H. Fredlock fell out of a bed yesterday, causing its death by th? shock. R. M. MeM'lllen and J. B. Maybury are erecting a flour and feed mill Mr. R. T. Souders is improving his residence. Mrs. James McHenry is quite sick. -o PALATINE. Palatine. W. Va., May 30.—Dr. W. O. Thompson ,of Newark. 0., who has been conducting n series of meetings in the Christian Church in this place for some time, left for his home on Monday last. W. B. Vaunort, of South Palatine, is visiting relatives in Doddridge county this week. A Sunday school was organized on Hickman’s Run, near this place, last Sunday, with William Michael as su perintendent. Mrs. Dr. V. N. Jones, of this place, is visiting Mr. Jones’ parents in Prunty town this week. Miss Carrie Gaus. of Point Pleasant, Pa., is visiting the family of I. N. Blos ser this week on Havmond street Master Francis Jones is confined to his home with measles. Miss Nellie Conaway, of South Pala tine. will leave Saturday to visit friends near Hoodsville. The general health of the people in this place Is good at present, there be ing very little sickness among our citi zens. Prof. Gibson closed his select school here last Friday. We understand he has been very successful. Miss Alice Gilbert, of Dunbar, Pa., is visiting her sister. Mrs. Thomas Ruble, and. we learn, will spend the summer In Palatine. Rev. Tamblvn filled Rev. Bowden’s pulpit «.n the M. E. Church in this place last Sunday. Rev. Bowden being absent at Jollytown. Pa., conducting a quarter ly meeting for Presiding Elder Ash. A movement is on foot to build a new M. E. church in Pleasant Valley. Mrs. R. W. Dawson, of Uniontown, Ra.. is visiting Hon. John W. Mason and family in this place this week. Miss Bannie Morrow entertained a number of her young lady and gentle men friends on last Monday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Morrow. Rev. C. L. Queen and family, of Buek hannon. are in town this week visiting their many friends. Mrs. Guy A. Leonard returned Wed nesday from Newbury, where she had been visiting friends for several days past. Mrs. Samuel Lambert and children left Saturday for a two weeks’ vi9it to friends and relatives at Fetterman. Earl Ridgeway, of Monongalia coun ty. has been visiting his cousin. Master Willie Arnett, for a few days past. Master Buster Stealey. who was sick for a few days, is again on the street with eyes as bright and cheeks as rosy as though nothing had gone wrong. Miss Carrie Carder, a student of the Fairmont Normal School, was visiting her parents at Smithtown this week. James McElfresh. of Festus, is the guest of the family of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Prickett, and other friends in town this week. Mrs. Elizabeth Gantz, who has been visiting friends at Bridgeport, Harrison county, for several days past, has re turned to her home. Corlie Youst, of Fairview, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Hess last Wednesday. A new brick pavement has been laid along Merchant street, at the Orr & Pope corner. Evan Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson, of this place, who works at the glass house on the South Side, Fairmont, had one of his hands very badly burned, last Wednesday, while at work. Mrs. Henry Ruble has been quite sick for the past few days. -o SARDIS. Sardis. O., May 30—F. M. Gano left last Monday for Cincinnati to attend thei Grand Lodge of Knights of Pythias as a delegate from the lodge dt this place. Mrs. George Paden and children and .Mrs. Jim Williamson, of this place, spent Tuesday at Wheeling. Mis3 May Baxter, of East Liverpool, is the guest of Miss Hettie Lowe this week. W. A. Humphrey made a business trip to Baresville Tuesday. Miss Mattie Anderson, of Wheeling, arrived in town Tuesday and will be the guest of relatives for a short time. The Board of Education met on last Saturday evening and engaged the fol lowing teachers for the next term of the public school: Principal, Prof. R. W. Martin: room No. 1. Miss May Harman; room No. 2, Miss Adda Knight Mr. W. L. Finley, of Cleveland, O., was here Thursday. W. M. Harris went to Wheeling Thursday to hear Talmage’s speech. The memorial sermon delivered by Rev. G. M. Wilson, of Hannibal, in the M. E. Church at this place Sunday even ing. by special request of Robert Haw ley Post, has been highly complimented by the many who heard it. -o ST. CLAIRSVILLE. St. Clairsville, 0.. May 30.—Mrs. Rose Wood, of Mt. Pleasant, is visiting Mrs. Dr. West this week. « G. B. Caldwell, M. Caldwell and R. J. Huebel, of Wheeling, were guests of the Clarendon on Sunday. Conrad Troll has returned from a short visit to Cincinnati. Henry Meyer has returned to Chicago Heights, III., after a short visit to his parents here. Mrs. J. W. Nichols and her two sons are spending the summer at Morris. III. G. E. Bradfleld, of Barnesville, was in town Monday. Richard Kaim, of Bellaire, is fireman on the branch of the B. & O. here in place of Martin Spanner, deceased. Hon. Ross Alexander and wife are vis iting old friends in town this week. Mr. and Mrs. Will Duerr, of New Mar tinsville. W. Va„ visited friend3 here this week. Charles Howells and Charles Bratton, of Bridgeport, were in town Tuesday. Miss Alice Finch, of Somerton. is the guest of her brother, C. W. Finch. Hon. David Wagener, of West Wheel ing, was in town this week on business. The Maynard band furnished the music here on Decoration Day. The cantata given by Miss Lide An derson and her pupils of room No. 3, on Wednesday evening, was quite a suc cess. and quite a neat sum was realized. The proceeds will be used in helping to buy a new public school library. Mrs. C. C. Williams is visiting friends in Columbus this week. Mrs. Lide Winters and her two sons left Friday to spend the summer in Da kota. Dr. Burrows, superintendent or tne Blind Asylum at Columbus, was in town Wednesday. Johnson Brown, of Bridgeport, was in town Tuesday. Marriage licenses issued since last re port: Barkley Pickens and Nellie Smy lie, Charles T. Williams and Melissa Streekey, William A. Campbell and Maud Knox, William Neiswanger and Mary Ruble, Robert Goldson and Lulu Douglass, Thomas Carper and Margaret Price, Charles Eberhard and Mary But ler, Albert Wiley and Zelta Hankler. -—o-— HANNIBAL. Hannibal. 0.. May 30.—Misses Rena Noll and Edna and Elizabeh Dunlap, of Marietta, O., arrived Thursday and are the guests of relatives in town. Mrs. Parks and daughter, of Bellaire, 0.,were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Tisher. „ T „ „ Capt. Chas. Muhleman and J. E. Bare and Misses Emma Braunlich. Mint i.ic uaj.pine»a ol married life depends on the wife’s health oftener than on any other one considers tion. An ailing wo man is a source of discontent to herself and a burden and drag upon her hus band. Women by taking more interest in their own phys ical condition would lay the best founda tion for married hap | pi ness and every other happiness. More than half the suffering which saps the energies ana sours the disposition ot women is directly traceable to some disor der of the organs distinctly feminine. There is no real need of such troubles ; they are invariably cured by Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription, which reaches and strengthens the internal generative organs as no other treatment can possibly do. By restoring health and strength to this most important part of the feminine constitution, the “Fa vorite Prescription ” gives new tone and en ergy to all the rest of the body One of the most deeply interesting and truly educative books ever written is the “ People’s Common Sense Medical Ad viser,” by Dr. R. V. Pierce. Chief Consult ing Physician of the Invalids’ Hotel and Surgical Institute, Buffalo, N. Y. This splendid volume of ioo3 pages, includes ninety pages on the subject of diseases pe culiar to women, with directions for home treatment, rendering unnecessary the em barrassing examinations,” and generally useless 'rioeal treatment,” so dreaded by modest women. The book contains the most comprehensive explanation of human physiology and the rational principles of hygiene ever pnblished. Illustrated with over 300 engravings — a complete medical librarv in one volume. No other medical book in the English language ever had such an enormous sale. 680.000 copies were sold at $1.50 each. Dr. Pierce is now distrib uting a new free edition of half a million copies. A copy will be sent absolutely free to anyone who will send to the \Vorld’s Dispensary Medical Association. Buffalo, N. Y., ai one-cent stamps to pay cost of mailing only. The present edition is in all respects the same as that sold at $1.50 ex cept only that it is bound in strong uiasilla pap dr covert instead of cloth. Trsher, Phebe Tisher, Minnie Muhle man and Mary Bare were at Wheeling Thursday. _ Alva Voegtly lef for Pittsburg Wed nesday. Mrs. Thistle and daughter Mrs. Will Newenschwander and Miss Martha Wells of Sistensville, W. Va.. were the guests of Mrs. Susan. Neuenschwander and family Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Noll, of Sisters ville, were visiting relatives in town last Sunday. Rev. T. F. Philips left for his home at Ravenna, O., on Monday. Mrs. Philips and son left Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Koontz, of New Martinsville, were in town Sunday the guests of friends. Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Hartshorn left for their home at East Palestine, O., Thursday after spending two weeks here the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Hofer. Strawberries are being shipped every day from this place in large quantities. Albert Voegtly was at Wheeling Wed nesday. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Vetter, of Sardis, 0., were visiting relatives here Sun day. Miss Belle Rist was visiting friends at Parkersburg and Waverly, W. Va., the first of the week. Miss Carrie Tishcr arrived homd Saturday evening from Steubenville after several months absence visitng relatives. Rev. and Mrs. Wilson were at 6um merfleld, O.. the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Martin were at Wheeling Monday. Billy Neuenschwander spent Sunday in town. .Mrs. Jule Wehrman. or Newport, wy.t arrived at Buckhiil, O., Friday morning called there by the serious illness of her sister Miss Lou Anshutz. A. W. Voegtly left for his home at Gas City. Ind., Monday morning. A. B. Moore, o? New Martinsville, was in town Sunday. -o FAIRMONT. 1 Fairmont, W. Va.. May 3®.—The an nual meeting of the Bankers’ Associa tion will be held in this plaoeAi June 2d and 3d. Addresses will be made on the evening of the 3d by Comptroller Eckles, of the United States Treasury, and Mr. .1. M. Willock, president of the Second National Bank of Pittsburg. Af ter these exercises a banouet will be served at the T. T. Watson Hotel, under the direction of C. L. Skinner. There is a decided improvement in the coal business pf this section. Some of the mines are working full time, and the prospects for the future are encourag ing. Judge E. B. Hall and wife, of Santa Barbara. Cala.. are visiting relatives in town. Judge Hall was formerly a resi dent of Fairmont, and is well known throughout the State. CJ W. Arnett, cashier of the Bank of Fairmont, and Mr. J. M. Fleming left on Monday last for California on busi ness. S. W. Matthtews. Esq., of Mounds ville. candidate for State Senator in this district, was in town yesterday. John H. Hough made a flying trip to Pittsburg this week. Mrs. John Bebout is vlsltng relatives in Grafton. F. T. Martin went to Baltimore on Wednesday. Miss Nellie Crane returned home Thursday after an extended visit in New York City. Miss Nellie Showacre, of Moundsvllle, ! is visiting her cousin, Miss Lily Jack son. The Fairmont Electric Light and Power Company are pushing their new ; arc system to completion.Fairmont will he one of the best lighted towns in the State when this improvement is fin ished. ■o MR. MEEK'S DINNER. New York Truth. “I wo-ader, James," said Mrs. Meek, doubtfully, to her husband one morn ing, “If you could get your own dinner to-night. You see I've had to let the servant go on her holidays for a day or two, and they want me desperately at the Woman's Aid and Relief bazaar, to help them with their high tea from 4:30 to 8:30. If you thought you could manage by yourself-" “I’ll try to survive it," observed Mr. Meek, good- na-turedlv. “I don't fancy it will prove fatal." “I’!l get a roast and cook it this morn ing. then," went on Mrs. Meek, cheer fully, “and you can have it cold for din ner.” “Thank you," replied Mr. Meek, "you'll do nothing o*f t'he kind. I fancy I haven’t gone camping pretty much every year of my life for nothing. I suspect I can manage a hot dinner about as well as most women.” Mrs. Meek had her doubts, and, un like most wives, expressed them. Mr. Meek viewed his wife’s doubts with supreme contempt, and, unlike most husbands, expret-sed it. Thus it finally resulted that Mrs. Meek abandoned all idea of preparalng Mr. Meek's dinner for him, and betook herself to the bazaar. So It resulted, furthermore, that Mr. Meek left his office about 4 o'clock that afternoon, and proceeded to collect, on his way home, the necessary supplies for a dainty little dinner. An alluring display of chickens were the first thing to catch his eye, and he was just on the point of securing one of them, when, by good luck, or more proha'bly through the natural sagacity of the man, he recollected that—well, that you don't, as a rule, cook chick- ! ens as they ar?. In the momentary re action that followed this feat of mem ory. 'be bought a couple of mutton chops and three tomatoes. “I’ll have a good, plain, old-fashioned English dinner,” thought he. as he hur ried past the deceitful chickens, with something almost akin to rpproach. "None of your finiky, poultry dinners for me!" “By Jove! he exciaimea a moment later “I’ll have an fipple pudding and that he promptly rushed Into a grocer}' some oyster soup to begin on.” He was so tickled with this idea that shop and purchased half a peck of their b€3t eating apples, and then hurried home without a thought of the cab he was to order for his wife at 8:30 sharp. By 5 o’clock he had the fire going beautifully, and everything ready for a start. By f> o'clock he was Just beginning to enjoy the thing: the tomatoes were stewing divinely; the potatoes were boiling to their heart's content; and the milk for the oyster soup was sim mering contentedly on the back of the stove.' The oysters, by the by, had not arrived. “Dear me,” thought the ambitious gentleman. “I wish I had thought of it in time, and I’d have had some oyster patties far a sort of final dessert. Hello. what’s this? By thunder, if that everlasting pig-headed woman hasn’t left me some cold ham and a r,.%, pie! By the I»rd Harry, for ! • I d throw the whole thing ou - *Vi back yard!” The natural docility of his r however, prevailed, and h* !r* , noxious v!an<Ls unmolested. ar ' ceeded with his dinner. At >; the chops on to broil, “as in th> 2 'i days of yore”—this poe : • , \ the style of cooking being c by one of them accidently nr the fire, whence he rescued grea-t .presence of mind by ;h< ; sistance of the stove lifter ar. l ' the best table nankins. fly the chop was thus rescue: hc-n' . T the table napkin were fair y »e . : to say nothing stronger, f; ..., ' difficulty he got over by j :- , erring chop on the wind - \ ?,u ;n .. and the napkin into the fire other thing. Hdl.3 accomplished. and chop gently cooking on t; > - * and the other one cooling on dow sly, he started to cn; s,ni'. paste for his apple pun; rs - : proved most fascinating. He large quantity of flour in a - emptied a jug of wat added butter to taste, and ; mold it deftly into shaj often seen his wife do. water promptly for-ook he betook t'hemsohes to his iu:. the milk tor the soup bp just as the potatoes boil rushed to the rescue and !■ 't • '~,h; porTlon of the paste fair , vided between the hand:r • saucepans and the stove !i ^ juncture the tomatoes sta : .r if they couldn’t sums- t ■ - . burning. They succeeded, which was accustomed to a walked off with the chop on eIII. while the chop on • • fr» beautifully black on the . f« So many things were now at the same time that Mr M < . up all hope of trying to d - r one was burning most. • 1. .. ed things burn till they're was the extremely broad-m:: > lir In which he summed up the s 2 With the astuteness tha' r-ura him as distinguished from !, - , men. he at once gave uy> " ft.-, track the truant paste, and ped his apples into the ov* 3 • ... It was about 7:30 and the fire w .. ting hotter than pretty much ? on earth, unless, perhaps. 1 >> . m Meek. He turne<l all the (V • opened all the doors and t - >1. I? » lids. This resulted most s.it: the fire began to cool. It : I: It got. if anything, a lit • « \** that it got very low. Then i- *e-- v; He rushed for kindling, and r.- iriy -.vt his head off on a clothes lin«. J : as he bad got throtigh nicely ■ ^ his views on clothes lin< ~ 1 ' and that clothes line in par’ - k.< went al>out twice as far t<w ’ ■ ,| his head off on the same clothe t his way back The gentlest of natures wi.fr - are often the most terrible. V became very terrible. He ut I • kindling, profanity and coal ignited the pyramids of Kr stamped and shoved and t- • v! poked and banged and cursed an i$.< till even the cat—and It had dinner—was displeased with ' ' departed to the outer kite! the oysters, which the diLg had just deposited on the t out waiting to parley with V" We wag a wise grocer and had 1 J enough. Wnen, about five minute l.v Meek discovered that, the cat had ' " the oysters to its taste, he I. an loss calm. Had the cat been but, like the grocer. It enough, and had taken an n departure—It Is highly proha > considerable majority of it would have come to an abrup tion. At this stage. to console * tunate man, the fire began 10 v ; ' Once started. It didn’t stop five minutes it had burned up mained of pretty much ever ' cept a large pot of green u small portion of Mr. Meek. ' • ’ that the cat hadn’t eaten * ■ well done. It could be <]ui on the window sill with a v of cats around It. Mr. Me< simply left It in the coal bin. of cither color or hnrdn< - have been difficult to have four fitting place for It. f Then there came over Mr face a terrible expression in a poll fit was the scrubb which he had mistaken for pall, bit’ no matter) and pour* carefully into it, throw!:’; about five feet, into the wni scraped the potatoes into ll and again another pan 1 course of the first in Kr’ sink. Then he poured the " top of the potatoes, and pan got. to th® sink with m ity. It cannot be deflti whether or not Mr. Meek, in • ^ was actuated by the deslr-- , some famous hunter’s d! the dear old camping d. - but certain it is that no get the tomatoes nicely <>’ i potatoes than he took th< . , and tossed it, pail and • outer lane. This accomplished, he pro a meal off the cold ham a' and butter—the cooklr* l •" Just as he was flniPhii c turned. "Why, James.” fully, "you never sent the I waited nearly an hour.” "No.” said her husbar . been terribly busy. Men ft Just got home a little a very Pood ham—a sha '. itr* “Perhaps a shade lAss w it. Let me get you a pi* "N*o, thank you! No when there's hot appl°s 1 tell you what you mlftht bring ’em In if you’re r "Mrs. Meek departed on a few moment* she reap cut moving a mus< Ip. I baked apples before h* r They were about he sir 1 color of ebony. Judging | rattled cn the plate t harder than flint. Mr. Meek rose with a eye. ‘Tin afraid.” oberrv like the ham—Ju-t a " ' “If I ever catch that •* Meek, as that slick fell' with a playful frisk of ■ every bor.p in its l>ol> Its body with sundry a very* strange to the ear least, so she said when occurrence to her bosom gins, next day. -o Lucy is tour ji.»*« »*• Truth.