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the is snore during the week r. •. r urn t t aus pices of re -,-tous ors > iii 'ions, but l- *e of tii- - ‘oni t pital bazaar to be gi\n a the Ario . aff i of the u f:t r. 1 sn i-un ta t: ••el* • Kr: J them during leap jrt r. but rue r h.ts it ■ * l''** i :ill; TT of W> : Wl. be fuUI.li lit the R r this morning. How rV'! - I* h ow (>f |0V Til. » r : .m— v. tirr !? How • t 1 :r- - thoughts, Pn» <! ! k< V H Hi: T it I ! • rt vi,. • it thut th*y w- re - 11 ► com pm nr ry to 1:5 sis ter M t • M. .i' ■!! ■ Mi P#«t: I .... W: Brice. Morpun O. H rt. R P. f >r N* ft i ■ *v the SMUBt of her ! ' n*r. Hon. \\ l*. Hub in r . i. Th-' .ift- r - t w .! <t\ i i mun.iry enter The Brannum Best. U. A. R., gave a day * v .uun in i as relation of St. >1. »e: tu V h, of i nw.'otl, ar® i:». g extensive pre to i)v gn. u in tin Mis Agi M; Conn auhev t\ is ten d- Hi an a-r-• i* * ; ru-» in ih». form day *\ . sag. It v . a the aunive;sary excellent rej -t at i e conventional M!sa F-'«-?ie Wa n. of Martin’s Fer ry. feasant > «t t a i . ty of h»r friends. Thurs. ay evening, at her home on Vine strei-'. Miss Ethel Hu! : > was hostess to a merry party of her young friends Th.:-;\'.y evening, at the nome of her • s os North Fifth street, Mar • . r;-. Ti e hours passed very in social amusements, and * n. refections were served at mid:., iht. :.i- s f the congregation of the T: .: ! Pres > -rian Church served sup larg*- number of patrons, last T ' • \ axillary League of St. V r- ■ w - E. Church gave a supper ... • 5>i: --m**nt of the church. Friday ••v.*airu. which was a success from ev ery ’din : view'. Several tables were . l~u w a all the viands which might • p.-t • f, ••jnB r man," and the affair 1 the liberal patronage which it deserved. The ! azaar which was given at the 7h. ; .>1. E Church on Thursday a:.'! Erl day evenings, was one of the »• » : :! eai''r*ainments ever iu ; i-y ;».at congregation. The ' r. \ s decorated in a very’ u t*::s!iioii v:rh bright colors. ■ *; . • s were * -stefully arrayed merchandise of every conceivable K :.-i. An unique and In ter--ting feat >.re was the "general s’ a n in..; :re r-oroduction of the - - -a-'is ! usir-.-s k uise. where any article to eat. drnk or wear could be purr-fc *ed On fhe second evening there v.. s a New England supper, with the inevitable bean bake, and it prov • I - ng diversion. The throng of y.itr c:. -.th evenings was large.but th ’■ '.'v nc r al, and they not on ly e v * - •• ! t>-f» full measure of enjoy t: • nt f"' : rhe n- vel fea'ures of the af f-.r. but spent their money liberally. Tie net receipts aggregated a hand- j some sum. * . • Tt -• ■ ond annual hop and supper of tl ters f Lil nrty will he giv- . en aT the Pythian Castle, Wednesday ♦•ven<ng. ’ ’h nst. Prof. Altciyer will ' make the music. • * • ’-'"heeling T ice No. 2S. B. P. 0. Elks. ’ • . an t : ji.y a 111 social session at Odd j Fellows hall, Thursday evening, follow- | u<:n* s m-eting. at which sever al andidu’“s were initiated into the my<r**rier of th- order. A season of !■: ' im* nt. consisting of music, anec -rpry, was e: joyed by about two hun • l gues’s. including several t; rubers f Weber'. Olympia company. v.'..< h ; eyed an engagement at the j Grand Op ra House. It was strictly “stag” throughout. The A - n.1'y. cor:, icsed of promin i .. - • ry per- as of Martin’s * Vrr • • a lei-'htful informal dance V. < evt-tdr.g at their hall in the SI.:--. -Ht-rvey bn’i ting. M . X< Hie Marshall gave a pleasant s re.-. T! • ->iuy evening, at her home on •; - S' ,'ide. A large number of . ed her hospitality. A qv.: t. hut interesting wedding was s mniz- 1 a' live o’clock. Thursday v.. nii;_ in the presence cf a limited nil:::’ ■ : of relatives and friends of the ; principal.-, in St. Alphonsus Church, j 1 1 ;• groom was Mr. George A. Tappan, a • ::r m. I carrier, and the bride, .V - I.i.zie Y\. if. an liable young lady of the North Er.d. The ceremony ' . - ;■-if-sime-’ y • ne of the Capuchin i .s at th chuii’h. l.'.ier Mr. and V - Tart.an departed on a hri“i weu T’ Entertainers, an organization of young persons of Martin’s Ferry, met last t ek at th • home of Miss Georgia Wa’.'on ;nl made arrangements for •’ r first \. attire, which will be given n the -arl' : ■<.:•* of the new year, for the to vn clock fund. The I u:i >r Is’and Club made its de . 1 -veninu. when its first dance as given at the hall in the Egerter building. Prof Chas. Killmver made the music, 'ihe affair was very suc cessful. • . . Or. Saturday evening of last week ” - \ unit* Baker pleasantly ente~tain d a party of her friends at her home on Snut Met ’ t: h stre« t. The affair wa.- « u'>!.tner*ary to her guest. Miss Ed.ma . re se a h. of Pittsburg. ’ * * V- \v; -i l.ynn pleasantly enter- , . • • k- employed at Geo. R. s -i>r- ".ho afternoon was i > a-, n uirse. and an ex- i s rvi it five o’clock. J tv - f.»ir Liven at \rion •1 »|«%n . -o j : >i :: n Lutheran Church, v.i a utlfyuu sucoitue o we. e t '■ ■ t ths all very taste v d 1. in Afferent por'ons , .. ■ ■ re presided over by : • a !-•:;• s. \ large Christ as tree :: 1 a conspicuous pusi . ■ : • u th- The various d^part r r ■ ; a: . t etr < hairmcn, were as fol • v ' . Mrs. W. Huebel; > > i-: !e. Mrs. John ten i !.■ > sh table, Miss ■ ' , c»rn booth. Mrs. Cliar <•••. q. • - country store. Mrs.] ■ry Si . i.;■ . el; Japanese botth. Vx \i.i H Wave"helm: Rebecca at the V Miss l.o s’ Kober. fortune tell er. Miss Corn Meyer; proprietor of ... sb »v, Julius Blumenberi:; supper n om ”.s Julius I.o^se. The general ( nun.Me. w ... had the arrangements of the affair in charge, were: Peter • r. eb irman, Fred Schmeichel.: svro;ar> Julrs Lohse. treasurer; ,'i*hn Frledol and Rev. \V. G. I'lfert. Commencivg at s(x o'clock a splendid •". > serv. h evening. \ leap 5 ar ball will be given on New Years eve at Fiercer hall, by a commit tee ( y, • 4 ladi s consisting, of Misses ■» 4n M< wer. Comers and Reed. j lies 7 success ful ball Thanksgiving night. * * * Mr. a:. 1 Mrs. \Ym. Nolle gave a i charming euchre party Thursday even ing at their home on South Chapiine street. 1 he contests with the paste boards were spirited and interesting. The gentlemen's prize fell to Mr. Otto Winter, and Mrs. Frank Falkenstein carried off the honors among the ladies. Exce’lent refreshments were served be fore the guests departed. The Good Will Outing Club will give their second grand ball at Ecabout hall, or. Wood street, next Thursday evening. December 10th. The music will b- fur nished by Piof. John Dong. The Minuettes will give a hop at the Central G.^rdenClub house Decern1 r 11th. The Mozart Social Club will give a dance at V tzart hall on Friday even ing. Meyers orchestra will furnish the music. A club of young ladies gave a very successful hop at Egeter ball Thursday evening, for which Prof. Killmeyer played. Mrs. Man- Lynch entertained a num ber of young people on Monday night in honor of the fourteenth anniversary of the birth of her daughter. Gertrude. The young folks c-njoyed themselves hugely. • * * Miss Anna Ryan, a popular young laxly of the North End. gave a pleasant party to a number of her friends Thurs day evening in honor of Miss Lillian Carter, of Canton. Ohio. Mr. James Brann°u and wife cele brated the fourteenth ann!,-ersarv of their wedding. Mondav evening, at their home on North Main street. Mr. Bran nen is connected with the firm of J. S. Naylor f. Co. PERSONALS. I'll b» so glad when girls remove Their awfully high h;.is: I I! !(»• so glad when maidens prove They’re not afraid of fla’s; 1 11 be so glad when fathers say "S' *-'s yours, of course my sor!” I'll b- so’ glad when rr. <thers stay Where they can' t spoil the fun: I li '<■ so glad who” girls don't care In carriages to rid**: I II be so g'ad when I ensnare A self-supporting bride! Mr. Sam Hugh Brockunler has re turned from New York City, where he delivered the historical address at the Chi Phi Fraternity Congress. Mrs R. R. Liprincott will leave In a few days for Chicago, where she will spend the winter with her son, C. 0. L'rr'nCOtt. Mr. and Mrs. Will Delapiaine. of Graysville, Ohio, and their sister. Miss Thayer, of Charleston, are visiting Mrs. Jacob W. Grubb, at Echo Point. Mrs. A. F. McClure, of Short Creek, returned home yesterday from a visit to her daughter, of the Island. Miss Hattie Bickerton. of Pittsburg. Pr... is \ 'siting her cousin. Miss Eliza beth Bickerton. of the South Side. ftf-o. K Stiff* »!’ « <> s •'! SPECIAL SALE OF WATCHES AT / HALF THEIR YALl E. We bought fr >m a manufacturer who had to have money : fine, sol!•! pold watches, for .-pot cash, at half their value. They are all new and the latest style and the finrst make. Many of the cases are ornamented with dia monds. This purchase enables us to quote the following prices: Ladies’ $100.00 lb id Watches at ? Ladies' $ 75.'.' Gold Watches at Ladies’ $ 50.00 Gold Watches at $2vod Ladies’ $ 40.00 Gold Watches at $22>> Ladies’ $ 30.00 Gold Watches at $id. >0 Ladies’ ? 20.00 Gold Watches at Si Gents’ $100.00 Gold Watches at $05.00 Gents' $ 75.00 Gold Watches at $l".oo Gents' $ 50.00 Gold Watches at $2S.0o Gents' ? 40.00 Gold Watches at $22.10 Gents' $ 20.00 Gold Filled Watches, $10.00. SHEFF BROS.. 11.) Main Street. Miss Edith L. Wlnkinson will have a Christmas opening at her home on the island, SI South Penn street. Fri day and Saturday afternoons and even ines of this week. December 11th and 12th. All are invited. Diamond rincs with genuine cut stones *5.00 each, at DILLON WHEAT fr 1DNTHER CO. For sale at a bargain, a residence on North Main street. FINK & BRM'NLTCH. Rea! Estate \-rents. WILL ALWAYS WIN. Fair dealing. best goods and reason able prices will always win. This has been amplv proven by the big trade the popular jewelry store of Sbeff Bros., ill" Main street, has enjoyed, and the fact that their business has grown and increased each year since it was start ed showing the confidence of the neo p!o in getting the best and getting it right at Shoff Bros. Diamond rings from $3.00 to $1,000 each, at DILLON. WHF'T t- DVXCHER CO. « PKR CENT. PER ANNT’M. On small savings; on weekly pav nierts. This :s what the Consolidated Building 1 oan and Trust Company i« paving irs members. Don* it inter von? If so. 'll -at the ppVp pf *h,? Com pan v 121S Market street, for fur ther particulars Stock issued daily. Open Saturdays to * 30 p. m. p,-.p gBros special $1 *K) cold and silver child's lock hrac«'-*Ts. Latest novelty for funerals. Orlando Cvcas wreaths, at LAT'PP, 1327 Market Street. Go to J-’hn Eriedel for a handsome d'nner or chamber s t for a Xmas pres ent tiro F st ;f?l X t o., headquarter- for Hol iday t;oo«l». SSAL.i TALL -Mluor Matter* of a vnt Hr cflr a 1 I fl H tly ro'il —A number of Island parties have been having a great deal of sport the last few days dying a kite from the middle of the suspension bridge in the effort to see how high the kite would gap, —An infant child of Michael Kelly, of East Wheeling, died yesterday morn ing. , , o - The vaudiville company dosed a series of entertainments last night at the i’ythian Castle. The company d. I not meet with very much success. It is said that there were only thirteen persons present at the first nights pet f.,rn;ance. ihey did not play that night, but gave the people who had pa.a a ticket of admission for the next night s performance. —A roll was broken Friday night at the Riverside bar mill. ( —The Belmont miU will start up full Monday in all departments. The blast furnace made Bessemer before it shut ^ down, but is now n.aking mill iron. —'11 Emerald club will have a meet ing this afternoon at their hall on Twenty-fourth and Market streets to n. tke arrangements for their ‘.auce on Mondav even’ng. —Many of • o stores have commenr ed to keep open for the holidays. Sev eral kept open in the evenings last week, but this week nearly all will be op^n to supply holiday purchasers. —Yt sterday was pay day at the La Belle and Whittaker mills, and at the Belmont, except for the blast furnace hands. They have only b* on working a week. —B’ack Prince Lodge. No. 19. K. of P.. wi:l give an entertainment at Py thian Castle on Christmas day and end with a ball at night. —The fair given at Arion hall W ed nesday and Thursday nights by the congregation of St. John s German Church, netted the church quite a handsome sum of money. A number of the executive committee stated that $1,200 had been cleared above all ex penses. —A break down occurred again Fri day nicht at thy La Belle, i he break ing of the cogs of several wheels caused the delav. —The directors of the Park Associa tion met Monday. —There were two cases in Police Court yesterday. —The Board of Commissioners meets to-morrow morning in regular session. —The published statement that the Carroll Club will give a ball at Beeth oven hall, was entirely Incorrect. —The Mozart Singing Society has nut out some very fine invitations for their masquerade, which takes place New Years ’Eve. The Mozarts will al so give an entertainment to night at their hall cm South Jacob street. —The Grand Opera House Orchestra will play for Tariff Champions dance at Turner hall, on Friday evening. De cember 11th. —The Apollo Club will give their fifth annual hop New Years ’Eve at the Democratic Club hall. —The Board of Education will meet In special session M inday evening. —Contractor Riley has comp eted a difficult piece of work in laving the sewer for the Carroll Club, from Market street to the club building on Chapline street. The ditch was very deep in pi ices, and being through sand, pre sented many difficulties. The work was well done, however. —The regular rehearsal of the Opera House orchestra will take place tins evening at Arion hall. —The ladies of the bird Presbyterian Church gave a supper h-.st night. —Robert Powell, of the South Side, who died a few clays aero, and whose funeral will taka place this afternoon, was one of the old inhabitants of the city, having been born here and lived all the years of his life. Although seventy years of ase. he worked at his trade of blacksmith, at the Benwood mill until about a year previous to his death. —The Silver Star Club will give a dance at Myer’s hall on December ISth. —'rlie Barber's Association of Wheel ing will meet this afternoon at John Sonnefeld’s shop, on South Market street. —The Silver Leaf Club will give a dance at Mozart hall on Christmas Eve. — 1 ne txceiRior rsmmr ■ - posed of potters of the Wheeling Pot tery. has been reorganized for next season and will camp down below Sis tersville. James Gray has been elect ed captain of the club. —Or. Albert Ernest, of I.ittleton. W. Va„ has located in the Eighth ward and will practice his prof, ssion in this city. Dr. Ernest is a bright young man. who has a promising future be fore him as he possesses the elements which win success. A couple of years ago he was a conductor on the street railway rid saved enough money to finish his medical education. —A new engine will appear Monday on the Ohio P.iver road. It will be pnmed David Ross f r a popular Ohio River engineer, who died at Parkers burg about a year ago. It is Ross’ old engine, but bas been in the shops and has been entirely rebuilt, Ernest Au gustine will have charge of the new engine. I.oDGK O Mcm-rlil «f-vir. « ,o Be Conducted IJ» Whee’oi ■ T The annual m-fflo’l.r of Wheel ing Lodge Xo. B. P. O. Klks, will he held at the Ora a.il Or era House this af ternoon .it S:1-^ o'clock. The committee of arrangement' lias appropriately • • •« **d th- stage ard prepared an < x rtt pro gramme. The music will he .u attract! • f. ture. Mr. \V. B. I.y will fit ~ "1 Palms:” Mr. H. W. Hughes will render "The Holy Ci.v." nnd the 0| ra House orchestra will contribute three appro priate selections. The religious exer< ises will he condtu •• <1 !>y the Rev. Joseph Spe- rs. of th- Second Presbyterian church. The prim fpal ad dress will »».• ma.de by Mr. John \V I.eahy. of Tiffin, O.. a prominent member of the Order. Ask to see our catalogue of silver novelties and compare prices with the Pittsburg dialogues DILLON. WHEAT A- HANCHER CO. ?rr.a!l fruit farm near Bearsville. Monroe countv. Ohio, for sab*. FINK & BRM'NUCH. Real Estate \srpms. I S Market street. fjpo. F **» itpl jao, lirtdqoiirlcn for Hoi llll) I.OO't 100 solid ccld lockets and chains r.t sj ecia’ prices this wit k at Sheff Bros. . 1110 Main street. -o Havllnnd china take plates, new s’vlcs. $1.00 ca h. DILLON. WHEAT £ HAXHIER CO. j|. V A <>. t-•»ii -:i\r von from 10 to -jn |wr rrut on I.adlci' umt Geul‘* (.old W -r> H«ntlkiickii-r<.»Upnm,xl s.lfel£('o IN Tilt 1 IIK.% » • •£». Cnm!n; Attraction it noth the I.ocat P :»v It cost to put the ?how together, it needs l'V people to present It. it has Will!-- Coder, In js Mesu k*>r. Louis Allen. Joseph Coyne. Johnny Hyams and Budd Ross' in its make-up. It shows V* illiam Penn. lateij* come d. wn from the tower of | City Hall. it shows the mint of Philadel phia, Ninth and Chestnut streets, the ; ostofBce and toe Wissahlcken drive. • Mi. - Philadelphia" will be seen here at tv,.> < >i -,-ra. House Saturday matinee and night. The attraction at the Grand Opera , House the last half of this week wiil l»e "Slaves of Gold.” a sensational melo n a w th a wealth of benutlf f s enery i I ?!V is. and a company which has met ; v. i'h the i’ iorsemt-nt of both press and public eisev/here. THEATRICAL AMUSEMENTS. | Mrs. John Drew is in Paris. Richard Harlowe is in vaudeville. Wiiiie Collier was once a call-boy. De nman Thom; n : • rue ;n»a ism. Couldcek has been acting 61 years. Mrs. Jean de Keszke is said to be 63 years old. Augustin Paly will revive “Much Ado About Nothing.” “Courted in Court,” is the name of May Irwin’s npw comedy. Fred Solomon will do a musical act in vaudeville theatres. Eugenie Hlair (Mrs. Robert Down ing) will star in "Eust Lynne.” Mascagni is the master of the Ros sini Conservatory at Pesaro. Pauline Hall, now in vaudeville, says that she lost $4".000 in comic opera. Mr. E. S. Willard has sent his check f< r $100 to the Rose Coghlan testi monial. Rev. Madison Peters reviewed ‘The Sign of the Cross" for the New York World. Mark Hanna owns a Cleveland theatre. Miss Jeffreys-Lewis is a member of a New York popular price stock com pany. Mcdjeska will return to the boards in January. Joseph Haworth will be lead in" man. A Paris critic was thrashed by op eratic singers whom he criticised. They were jailed. Xar Ocdwin says he has paid his wife ?1."».0C0 in full settlement of her claims for alimony and support. “To succeed on the stage." says Mrs. Kendal, "a woman must have the epi dermis of a rhinosceres the s'-en of a man and the feelings, say, of a graven image." The Liederkranz—the German sing in tr society—of New 'i ork will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in 1897 by mak ing an artistic tournee of Germany and Austria, The proceeds of all its con certs will be devoted to the poor of the town where the concert is given. After the performance of “The Sport ing Duchess" at Haverhill on Thanks giving Day. Agnes Booth returned to Boston, her husband. John B. Schoeffei, having chartered a special ar and en gine so that she might reach Boston in time for their Thanksgiving dinner at midnight. At the dinner to William Gillette by the American Dramatists' Club Albert Ellery Berg said that dramatists ought not to be wholly dependent on mana gers for i oductions. He thought the Dramatists’ Club ought to devise means to raise a fund for trial performances. Experimental matinees iLondon had proved useful. Many pieces thus pro duced went into the night bills, enjoyed runs and were bought later for the American market.—Dramatic Mirror. In musical comedy, such as “The Gaiety Girl” and "The Geisha." Europe is still a gr< at way ahead of us. none of one eomposers having yet learned the t. iek of this graceful style of entertain ment. Bui in comic opera, burlesque, spectacle and extravaganza America now supplies its own needs. Grand opera is. of course, out of the question. This country has produced clever rhymesters, but nobody of genius fit for li..- prodigious task of writing scores for great singers.—Ilillary Bell in New York Press. The subsides granted in addition to the salaries of the directors by the French Government to the principal "rn houses of the republic are as fol lows: The Opera and Opera Comique, of Paris. 9M.0t.-t and 200,000 francs; Lyons. 30" .000 francs; Marseilles, 240, • francs; Nantes 100.Of>0 francs; Bor deaux. 120,000 francs; Lille, 80.000 i francs: Rouen. 120.00" francs, and Ren nes. 100.00C francs. In all the cities except Paris the subsides are said to be given by the different municipali ties, but they are under the direction and made at the command of the State. Angelina Allen is paying the penalty for the pace she set herself. She is a raving maniac in the Retreat for the Insane at Hartford, and the few friends she has left are hoping death soon may release h< r, She was born to wealth and educated as became her station, but her beauty was fatal to her. It made her sigh for a notoriety she mistook for fame. For it she left her husband. She appeared in living pictures as “Aphro dite Rising from the Sea.” Artists for whom she posed declared her figure was without a flaw, and Saronv said she was the most perfect woman he had ever photographed. “A short life and a merry one'” That was the motto of poor, little Sadie Macdonald, the news of whose death in far off Australia has been telegraphed to this country. Miss Macdonald went to the Antipodes to nlav the n’-tnejnnl souhrerte part in Charles Hoyt's “A Trip to Chinatown.” and nf* <-v;* " • 1 appear in the revival of “A Milk White F'ag." She fell In love with "Jack” MrAuliffe. the pugilist, and stuck to him. until one night In a Broadway res taurant lie boxed her ears in public, and also in earnest, tor having done some thing which he did not approve. The longest journey ever made hv a | theatrical company to plav a single per- j r o mance is the one made by Mr. A. M. ! Palmer's "Trilhv" company, under the direction of Win. A. Brady. They jumped f''°m Auck'and. New Zealand, to Honolulu. The receipts for the one performance were $2,700. It took fif teen days to make the trip. The agent of Wm. A. Brady's “Cotton King" company received a letter from a bill-poster in Savannah. Ga.. offering to sell a lot of “Cotton King” printing cheap. As all the printing used for “The Cotton King” is copyrighted, Manager Brady is at a loss to know how it came into the possession of the Savannah bill-sticker, and has engaged detei fives to investigate the matter. It is estimated that the gross receipts of “Trilby" since its production in Bos om sixteen months ago is over $l/*b<\ "Trilhv" is the greatest financial success in the history of the theatrical world, and interest in this piece con tinues unabated. Diamonds of highest grades our g- specialty. DILLON. WHEAT * HWCHER CO. ———o flarciiln* in Clorlum i k llillmsn & Co. Holiday c.ooii» large variety, sn .»ba< kcr * PIANOS-MILLIGAN. w.lkin & CO. THE HOUSEHOLD FRIEND Indeed, and "He so welcome the p!a;e of a Piano that no house should he without t. and PU I— F? E S E ,* ‘ Their exquisite tone and delightful vocal efte t give tr.e.r ir* will show hit our Pinos pi-a-e the eve n > less t:i 11 ’ *-■ recommends t.»ein so strongiy to papuiar favor >s this: me, MILLIGAN, WILKIN & CO. RIVER NEWS. Dally Chronicle of the U.»v*-n-nt« or the an I Boatman. YESTEKDAY'S DI^PARTTRI'S—Char leston. H. K. Bedford, s ;t. m.: Parkers burg, Leroy, 11 a. m.: Steubenville, Taylor, ta N- W M it.imor;t.- U X ' - Ott. 11 a. jn.; Sistersville. Ruth, 11 a. m.; Clar ington. Jewel. 11 a. m. TO-DAY S BOATS—Pittsburg. Ben liur. 1 a. m. Kanawha. 4 a. m.. Keystone Stite. U. m.. Cincinnati. Virginia. 8 a. m.; Par kersburg. Argar.d. 11 a. m.: Zan*->\ ille. Lo rcna. 5 a. rn. The marks at the wharf last night were 7 feet 6 Inches. Falling. Captain Wra. Prince, of this city, ar rived at Natches. Miss., with his steam er, Belle Prince, with a tow <>f barges of coal. Mr. Prince intend? to engage in the towing business in the lower Mississippi. Pittsburg, Pa.. December ">.—River f> feet two-tenths and failing at the dam. Clear and cool. <ieo K. M1 fol i'<* 14 <i We are in our line of business to sell good reliable goods ;.s low us any bon.-e in America. DILLON. WHEAT <v HANTHER CO. J. K. BOTTSFORD SERIOUSLY ILL. The many friends and acquaintances of Mr. John K. Bottsford will regret to ’earn that this veoercmie <i 'ze n and business man is lying very ill at his residence No. 27 Thirv* nth ?Treet. Mi. Bottsford will be nine'y years old in March next, and is thus probably the oldest citizen in Wheeling. It is ear nestly to be hoped that he will recover from his illness and be spared to round out a century of life. Sterling silver combs, large size, $1.00 , DILLON. WHEAT & H ANTHER CO. 1 me Calendar. »nu itoukuK at UK!) I M ltU. Hi ( <). >. TELEPHONE EXCHANGE TO MOVE. Manager M. R. Wolff, of the local Tc! phone Company, has completed ne gotiations for the removal of the ex rhange from its present location in the Peoples’ Rank building, at Main and Twelfth streets, to the City Bank build ing where the exchange will occupy the entire fourth floor and three rooms on the fifth. Many improvements will he made in fitting up the new quart, i s. which will very largely improve the service. Sierllng silver combs, made by the Gorham Co., large size and &25-1000 fine. SI.00 each. ___ DILLON. WHEAT & HAM HLR CO. Handkerchief*. »!■ price*. at sufd X ( o.'s. seMIne Out to f|Uit l>U*n llalr M*itclie«, i*MHI -v it 1*3 <•<> switches for SI S1' fur Must tie sold at % One hundred tie* for *1 on; H5.O0 »Wit< lie K Harter's We guarantee our diamonds a good investment. _ __ DILLON, WHEAT & HANTHER CO. special vainr* at Mild * Co.'» V\rap l>c partment thi* "cel* We guarantee our diamonds a good DILLON?WHEAT & HANCIIER CO. Special \ line* at "Nfcl Co '* U r.ip De partnunt tlii- week. T11R E E A S r’ H Y XIA TED. Boston. Mass.. I>e< ■ m.L'r 5.- A strong odor of gas was noticed by passersby at :.T Newcomb street, in the Roxbury district, this morning, led »o an inves tigation which revealed the fact that the it.mates of the bouse, three in num ber. had been asphyxiated while in the adjoining house. No. 35, four per sons were found in an tinconscious con dition. one being more seriously affi ct ed than the others The dead ar Mrs. Sarah Lawrem «\ aged tb years; Miss Sophie I*awrence, f. years, daugliter of Mrs. Lawrence; —I— Sawyer. 35 years, a lodger in the house. AU are negroes. N0 1X C R i: A!•'. E X PECT E D. Cincinnati, 0., December —In an swer to a query to-day as to whether the National Brewers' Association were concerned over the proposed addition al tax of t\ per barrel on be«r, during the coming session of Congress, Trus tee John Goetz Jr., said: “Our national officers vi^l give the matter attention, and if Congress should seriously contemplate increas ing the tax. they will call a meetinc of the trustees, which probably would be held in Cincinnati. 1 do not look for any increase in the tax ” STREET CAR^ IN TORONTO. Toronto. Ont.. December 5.—The Mayor and the street railway officials have arrived at an agreement by which the question of Sunday street cars shall be submitted to popular vpte. What ever the outcome of the vote, the cor poration promises to make extensions and in event of the people s affirmation of Sunday cars the com pan.* will sell seven ti. kets for 25 cen's. We have boys' watches that we fully war-ant for each, mi.DON. WHEAT 6c HANCHER CO. MAI. The following t>y Hiiw it ha •' M.. at the.r me L. C. Chamber!. I. s.. William K‘ • bt-rtc. F. t? . liar:> K Mills; A. R. S.. ' ’ nrer. John W. \ Grayson and J. «' Williams was •- ■ to the n< xr S’ t. 1 h< ld at Nor", ilk, O. elected C' alternate, making ptt purntio: - : : l>e given N* w Y. >r s u ’ bers of 11 lo.lg-" in the I1 ; b inv;:. I. The *upr*-r »i glv.n by the some t::v ar.y that has been Kiv>*n r. lodges, and th<- on*- N’< ' 't -ar be up to if not uhi d of th th* y v.\ s .••ml coming • • • - Tl.is is tli*- !- cori’i Sunday 01 .• Ep. Rom. i- «So-i*. "*• 1 X» \ • Tsi1 jy will be tie* !'• In nt. tie Com •; tlotl of tin* 1 Virgin, • i**n11 y ■ ho’y c > tion. First mas- will b< at haK in the morning: the s> or. 1, a : will be at 9 a. m. Conft >■ h.-ard Monday afternoon and Mary's church was <b <!!*-ated • • seven y■ ars - o. Ne\: >’ •' sodalities and the Leai:.: Heart wall r*-celve holy < oinn sodalities will recite th* 'r before the 151* ■;s*->l F . -i : Thursday will be the com: the i r*-tto. N x' F: May '• '! obligation. The collection f be taken nt 11 the na•-*<■ for the month of L>« ••*•*. r i next Friday c ring a- • ■ i It 1 is b* gun to look *- tli< ture eour cont-rr , ! •’ at the O; era Hot ~e wi b* Those who ar *r: >-■ • that rot enoigb s-a^on tt 1. sold to guarantee < \p.-n-. of ,v-e town, it !-• ems. d > I good thing*wh' n they 1 \ lo pjl't it* All of the that have been secured at' and should those m oharg manage to dl*i of • ’ clear expenses t n ■•x<-oller.: Will he the la suit. The Eclipse foot b.rl t> m. < have secur* <1 a (-• ■me » tl team, of Wh cliiiR. f* r ' Wm. M- . : i yesterday on '• Alien M ' I th* room t on Walnut >!•• '■ The t> | .'lit r • .’tef' i riy J was dra w • Rent/row Jo y Pathfinder pe.tr t " ' '!»• ra House })<•■ •ore An -tron- of XI is the *- t of relatives here . ;.*..ry Lewis, of bow stre. t. is eon tired to her b.-d fr\or. The Vlcilant hose coror r, dance t Mnennerchor hall «' The Lind, n Club have i tlons for .1 private mas<iu. v. giv. n • their hull on Ii • m A i imt.rf of yom.tr p« h. v.- received invlrartf. rs* • hop to be given at Kg< rt- r on n» \t Thursday e-.«t The members of 11:» lit . church gave a >■» I a-. . evening In the \ ini t House block. Quite . people w. re in attci ! t. A number of younx I e-t will attend the. 1 ,■ to t: Central Harden Club r uette Club. t Wh. .« Mr. an.i Xtr- Kr< 1. 1 \ the day at M ll< parents. St. Paul’s Pt •• i a! ’ :• Williams t• '• " T* " day In Adv. . ?• Sermon tin ! 1; • ” Subject of t. r Deiim: What I1 •• - tt sory and rmon * T t Man of da lee ■ - eeriest - f sermons on tl - Pr. -Mil v L •!• r J K First M K ' . • Jy refer, t W ! ■! . Work v I .. in j ■ s’ * A- tna-Sti • ard tin r :i! two oid .'iin. \ ln< furr , - * pose of « r. ting two n* w : Yesterday v .« a! >r j y Aetna-Standard will. You want to see our s* • lainc watches with quality. DILLON. WHEAT & HAN If you want to rent. ; trade or sell property. c FINK & BKA ‘ Fine line of cut glaasw low price?, at JOHN FRIED!!: Children'* 1 iir 'nt» n '» Aer irlian and tniori. r.< - 1 ( hl:Oren'« .Irr.rjr « lot i t **i: \ l a In' anti ( hlldreii'- ' lit i t.lovea aiul >1 It- " ' 1 • IUr<»lni In Marline *if.<r N II. k. Hilluiun \ l o ' Haviland china t ke * Btvlcs. $1.00 i ;;rh. DILLON.-WHEAT . -t--- ^ s bterllDK Mltct J* ''llf'