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“FEABXjESS AHTD FREE.” VOL. 2. MARTINSBUEG, WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, MARCH 20. 1875. NO. 51 Bought and Sold. [ stood to-night in my foam-white lace, With the pearls in my shining hair And I my heart with a smiling face, And the.gazer said “IIow far— How blithe and bright is the mail to night, Who stands at the altar there.” And I heard them praise the costly things That purchased my nuptial vow ; Praise the jewel that clings and stings And burdens my finger now ; The milk white pearls that twine in my curls Hang only to burn my brow. Praise as we praise the frozen tree That the hoar-white frosts begem, And the cold cuts keen ; but we only see The glittering diadem ; And the leaves beneath, in the cruel wreath, We've never a thought for them. Bought with a heap of shining gold, , Bring hither a red-hot iron. And brand toy forehead, write there “Solij, And lost to Heaven and God.” Yet, weak heart, wait, you choose your fate, All jewels and golden shod. FROM HEDGESHIiLE Hedgesvjlle, W. Va. > March lbth, 1875. f Mestn Independent Men; We thought after seeing your offer to •take one hundred dollars on the num ber of subscribers to your paper, to corao and see you, but seeing a copy of the Statesman (there is one taken in Hedg esvillel wo concluded it was out of or der to take a bet that the proper course now is to give a banter. Therefore, we will say for local and especially origi nal news the’OwT efHedgesvillestands perm >nent and on its merits, we are willin-to stake our pile, since the re* turn i'. the junior member cf the staff from Vi ashington, where he has been playing the part of a correspondent for his paper dur.ng the winter, and again entered upon his duties. The paper is flourish eg, and can boast the ablest ed itorial e.'rpsofany journal in.thoState. We i . glocted to notice in a former • communication the improvements in progn -s in our village. Mr. Jacob llarri.-on has broken ground for a buil ding near the Methodist parsonage on Mary street, which he proposes occupy ing as u merchant tailoring establish ment when completed. Itichard Bo dine has refitted his blacksmith shop. James Wilson has most effectually stayed bis largo bark shed,, which threatened to give way, and by *o do ing has rendered his building in west end quite ornamental. Thomas Bodine being determined’not to remain in the rear, has opened a first-class restaurant in the basement of his dwelling: where he promises to entertain all who may give him a call, as substantially as the times and season will afford ; we have not yet had tlie pleasure of a visit to his place of business, but we feel confident he will keep things straight, having, as we are informed, already ejected parties whom he found not in order—wo were always under the impression Tom’s estimation of the average pedagouge was not very high. There has been quite a number of blind ditches made about the public square since the thaw, amd the report has gotten out that Iledgesville is shortly to be ghted with gas. Very well : all we ueed sow are the burners. Ever sin”e that fearful encounter be tween a young man from near Johnson town and a ferocious beast, in the vicinity of the bridge on b"<:k creek last summer, the ry of a panther is occasionally hear 4 ia that locality. A few evenings since, as ft vouth of our village was pass ing .h.it way a'oac, hi^ ttenti. n js attracted by a peculiar noise in the woods near him, which he roallv dis covered to be the hungry whino of a panther, thinking the location unheal thy; he said oomo up Gin! When that young man reached home his horse was very tired, and his mother found it exceedingly troublesome to convince him of the singularity of the cry of a panther and the hoot of a screech-owl. A rather curious arbitration came off at Selingsgrove, Pa., last week —the parties being lleury W alter and Ellis Hartmen, and the con tention a band of 1,000, which tha latter had given conditioned that he was not to visit tha formers wife. The arbitrators gave judg ment for $1,000. Rev Wm. H. Chapman, Pastm of M. E. Church, Georgetown, L>. C., writes: Having had an oppor tunity to test the excellent quali ties of Dr. Bull’s Cough Byrup, I hesitate not to say it is the best remedy 1 have ever used in my family.” Pray not for an increase of hap piness and life, but for protection of your peace and repose. BY T ELE GRAPH, FOR THE I1¥1>EPEX1»EST. TILTOX-EEECHER TRIAL Nnmerons Witnesses. New York. March 16.—Six witnesses testified Moulten telling them Beecher was a pure man 4c. Mr. Beecher said Moulton himself had testified to making these state ments 'to hush the scandal, and could see no use in adding other testimony. Judge ' Nilson requested Mr. Shearman to limit j his witnesses. AN INTERVtSW IN THR CASE. Thomas M. Cook was the next witness. He testified: I am a journalist; in the year 1871 I was connected with the New York Sun and became accquainted with Theo dore Tilton in that year; I also became ac quainted with Mrs. Woodhull and her sis ter about that time; before I knew Mr. Tiltou I was sent to their residence in 38th street, New York, on the 8tli of June of that year to interview them in my capaci ty as a journalist. In November, 1871, the day of the Steinway Hall meeting, I had a conversa tion with Mrs. Woodhull. Mr. Tilton came in a carnage to the door, and Mr3. Woodhuil prepared herself and drove away with him. On the day after I again saw Mrs. Woodhull at her offi-e and had and interview, at which Mr. Tilton was present, and the name of Mr, Beecher was mentioned, as referred to in previous conversations. Mrs. Woodhull urged me to write up the Beecher scandal. I said to her that if 1 should attempt to write up such a story on the representation of a third party, i would involve rnv paper in a flood of libel suits She said that there was no need to take it. from third parties, as Theodore had all the letters and papers connected with it, She said that it would take tho roof off Plymouth church, shake Brooklyn to its foundations, and revolu tionize modern society; that any paper would be glad to get hold of such a story. I told her I did not intend to do anything with it. I was asked and urged, I think by Mrs. Woodhull and Mr. Tilton to write it up for the Woodhull Claflin Weekly. Tilton said I could have employment on the Golden Age and Woodhull & Clnflin’s Weekly. I told him 1 might take a posi tion on the Golden Age, but 1 could not hazard my reputation on the Weekly. I was to write up local sensations for these papers, and my salary was to lie paid out ofboth. New York, March 17 —Assistant pa tor~Hnlliday resumed the stand :icd tes tified: I resumed an intervie.v 1 had with Mr. Tilton at my house on Monday morn ing, 18 h ef November, for the first few moments only Mr. Tiltou and uiyselfweie present, but Geo. A. Be 1 called shortly after; Bell told me his errand and turned to go, when Mr Tilton said, "George don’t go;” Mr. Tilton said he had called upon advice of his friend, frank Moulton, TO CONTRADICT TI1B WOODHCLL SCANDAL. He Slid it was entirely untrue, without a shadow of truth. lie said it was just, as false ns if he would go over to New York and say the tree in front of Mr. Halliday’s house wa3 covered with 500 flags repre senting every nation of the earth. He said my wife is as purea.3 the light, and forme to ask Mr. Beecher, and he wou’d tell tne she was as pure as gold. Mr. Tilton would not specify any charges, although I re peatedly asked him to do so. Tilton said Mr. Moulton had documents relating to thocliarges insinuated against Mr. Beecher. Mr. Tilton spoke of the Woodhull publica tion as a fabrication He said he wrote ner life for the purpose of keeping her still, and stated he was campaigning m New Hampshire whoa this publication appeared, and was UTTfcKLx AttiuaiauAw when he head'd of it being published; Mr. Tilton said that if Mr. Beecher would goto the church and tell them ot the ofleuce it was so slight that they would overlook it; he spoke of Mr. Beecher’s offence us being quite veu; 1 i" ' haracter; Mr. Everts ask ed tor tl.e snspeudioi. of this witness lO' . MRS LUCY MlTCJfKLL. Permission wus granted, and Mr. Halli day left the stand. Mrs. Mitchell testified: l reside- at Brooklyn, and have for twenty years. I attended Mrs. Tilton in December 1867, during her confinement, and remain ed with her to April, 1868 1 think Tilton was absent from January of that period till the middle of march. In my atten dance upon her I became intimate with her and knew her character us a wife and mother. She was very affectionate, and she wa3 generally speaking of promoting the happiness of her home During this period theie was no fkkqgkncy or bkrchkr calls at the house, nor did I observe any term3 of intimacy between them when he did call. I saw Kate Carley employed there as nurse. During my two first attendan ces on Mrs. Tilton 1 knew of Mr. Beech er’s cans though I never saw him. I at tended Mrs. Tilton when she had the mis carriage, and she seemed to me to be suffer ing from a troubled mind. Brooklyn, March 18.—The attendance at the Beecher trial was small to-day.— Charles Forrester, superintendent newspa per department ot the post-office, was ex amined He said that Mrs. Wooodhull's Steinwav Hall speech was wrapped around numbers of the Golden Age, in conse quence of which the passage of the Golden Age through the mails was stopped. On cross exitnirationhe said the stop' page was on account of tie postage no j being sufficient. James Gayior, superintendent of the I city delivery o: the post office, test fied j that the Goldou Age was stopp*i,®‘ind that Tilton paid (he additional postage. Pastor Halliday, assistant of Plymou th j church, resumed the witness chair and was examined; had an interview with Moulton relative to Tilton's statement to witness after the publication of the Woodhull story. Witness then said to Moulton he had heard that Domaa Barnes had said that over fifty men had called on him (Moulton) and made inquiries re garding the truth of the scandal, and he had simply sLrugged bis shoulders,saying “better to let the whole matter rest; the more you stir it the worse it smells.” Moal ton had said to witness it was an infa mous lie, and fKldded, “Do you think if I thought Beecher guilty I would allow him to come here and sit at my table on any occasion?” Tilton raid to. witness. “My case against Beecher is wholly irrespective of my wife.” THE LATEST PAPAL AL LOCUTION. The Holy Father on the Vi eissitmles of the Church— Oppressor* Invoking IM vine Wrath—Praine of the (■eriiian Bi«liop—Addition al Appointments. New York, March 16.—The Herald's Rome special says the Pope’s allocution to the .Sacred College, delivered in the Con sistory yesterday, speaks of the oppressions under which the Church suffers, and of the infidel plottings are against the Church in Italy, all of which have result ed in injuring the liberties, possessions and ministers of the Church and in cor rupting society. Educational institutions have been withdrawn from the vratcbful ness of the Church and vices are rooted in schools subjec to the civil power. There is no education without faith, without religion. According to the bale ful worldly wisdow th# education of the priesthood even is hampered, and array conscription laws affect the clergy and in ferior derides are encouraged in contu macy. Penal laws are enacted against publishing the acts of th# Holy See, and lie warns the oppressors of the church that they envoke upon themselves the Divine wrath. He refers to the religious question in Germany and praiies the German Bishops ! lor their firm, admirable conduct. At the conclusion of the allocution he announced his intention to add six more distinguished men to the Senate ot the Church and to cre ate five other Cardinals In l’etto. The lat ter are Paced, Vitelcschi, Randi, Sitnione and Mattel. Avtul Earthquake in Mex ico. New Yokk, March 16.—A letter from Gaudalujaba, Mexico, sav3 an earthquake occurred in that section ou the j lilt of February, in San Cristobal. Nearly th# whole town was destroyed. Seventy dead bodies were taken from the ruins and many injured. People are now lying in the open air. At Leon, Chalehibute and Zacoalco the shock was severely felt. MMAiilNO ICE FRESHET Port JrrviH Under Water— The Delaware Flood. Port Jervis, March 17.—At six o’clock this morning a large shop whistle sum moned the people to look out for the flood, information having been received that the ice had swept through every barrier above here, and was coming rapidly with 10feet of water to this place. The ice left Pond Eddy, twelve miles west, at 5:15 a tn., and wms expected here at seven. At seven the water wasrisiug here very rapidly,and King street was inundated. A large charge of nitro-glycerine was then exploded and did great execution. The Delaware Rail road bridge, three Guiles west of here, was swept away Tha flood coming with iuconoeiv:d.< < iorce, a;,.t • e iuhaliu.nu ’ Jed in cornua.on from the tUis. At eight a. m. King street was flooded and the gravest danger to the entire village was apprehended, but at 8:40 the gorge broke and the ice commenced floating down the river, and the water which had inundated tha lower portion of the town began to fall; probably thirty blocks were inundat ed and some houses were carried off. As far as heard from no lives were lost. The Barrett Bridge was swept away The rail road bridge from above came floating down with irresistible foree, and swept the bridge away as if it had been a read. Tho suspension bridge, 8 miles below, is how doomed. Three IIuntlre<1 Houses Damaged. Port Jervis, N. Y., March 17.—Aboutr three hundred houses in Port Jervis prop, er, between the railroad and river, were moro or less damaged by water, many being filled to the second story. Owing \o the ample warning given by the authori ties, no lives were lost. All the large 6hops of the Krie railroad have moro or less water in them, bu bo great damage was done. TRAVEL INTERRUPTED. Tho chief engineer of the Erie railway has startod for the location of the Del aware bridge, to arrange some tempor ary structure for crossing the river No travel can go west of this place on tho Erie lailway for probably two weeks. ; RICHMOND RENCONTRE. — j J allies 1\ Cowardin, the Hu morist, Under Bonds Not to Eight a Duel. Richmond, Va , March 18.—Theperson al rencontre between Mr. James A. Cowar din, of the Dispatch, and Mr. ▲. Fulker son, of the Douse of Delegates, resulted last evening in the arrest of the latter,and Mr. James P. Cowardin, son of the senior Mr. Cowardin, on the charge of being about to engage in a duel, or otherwise break the peace. They were both before the police justice this morning, when, after investigation, they were placed under bonds in one thousand dollars eacli to keep the peace. The correspondence which passed between the parties evidently, on the part of Cowardin, jr., show that he meant business, while Fulkerson declined to recognize him in the matter unless Cow ardin, ar., would confess unwillingness by reason of inability or incapacity, to seek redness KING OF THE LOBBY. | Nam Ward Contesting his Son s Will. j Nkw Yobk, March 18.—Sam Ward, “Veslibuli Rex,” was heard yesterday in surrogate court in proceedings on the pro bate of the will of Sam Ward, jr.. who was about ‘21 years of age, and bequeath ed $40,000 iu these words: ”1 give all | my oaitblv estate to my mother; 1 do not know my father.” The mother died soon after. Counsel for contestant holds that the will was executed under coercion of | undue influence. FOREIGN NEWN. Tlie Church War in PruHsla. Berlin, March 18.—In conse quence of the Archbishop of Colo gne to the Landtag against that part of tho ecclesiastical bill which gives the people participation in the control of local church properly tho government has had the mil al tered so as to deprive priests of any share in tho administ ration of such property. : The American RevHali»ta Nttrring England Up. London, March 18.—The atten dance at the revival meetings of Moody and San keycontinues im mense, and there rsfio ’abatement in the enthusiasm of their hearens. The hall In which their meetings was held last night was densely crowded, and thousands of persons were turned away from the doors. Newspaper and other criticism of the mission of tho revivalists gen erally continue hostile. Catholic Blahop Appointed. Toronto, March 18.—Rev. Dr. O’Brien, of Brockville, has been appointed Roman Catholic Bishop of Kingston. The Black Hills Fever. Chicago, March 16.—Nearly six | hundred men havo enrolled them | selves at the agency of the Black I Hills expedition here. Officers ' at General Sheridan’s headquarters say his orders prohibiting all par ties frona entering the hills will be rigidly enforced. Many citizens are now endeavoring to dissuade I those who intend to go to the hills. The PrnHMlan Crown lJ»nd». London,March 1C —A Berlin spe cial says tho government proposes to set apart eertaiu portions of the Crown lands to be broken up into small lots so that the poorer classes m» v he ^rab'ed to procure bntre ' steads. T his is w ilh a \irW of checking immigration to America. A lune of JE5,000,000 has been ad vanced by the Anglo-Egyptian Bank to the Khedive’s govern ment Editorial FxeurtaiontaU. Indianapolis, March 17—The Indiana Editorial Assoeiaiton left for a trip through he South this morniug. The party consist ed of seventy-five editors and sev eral ladies. __ Local Option Repeal in Pennsylvania, Harrisburg,Pa. March 17—The local option repeal bill, with license law attached, after being amended by the conference committee, pass eti both bouses at noon to-day in the house by 122 to 6ft, and the sen | ate,by 27 to*20. ! A Democratic Victory iu Jer sey. Burlington, N,.J., March 17.— Hamilton McDowell, democrat, was elected mayor of this city yes terday; also, the entire democratic ticket. This is tho first time in six years that the democrats have car ried the city. REMIX I8CEXCES. wtiTTKx for m« naatiwaaesd i»n«FK»i»**r BY A BERKELEY BOY. John We»t«iihMTer»nd IiIh Wlnesi. Several times, in writing out previous chapters of tho reminis cences, 1 have mentioned the name ©f John Westonhaver. He was a decided character and deserves a special chapter which I propose to devote to his memory. He was a German. When he came to Berkeley, er whence he came, I am not informed. His or iginal trade was blacksmithing. He had a shop which, with him hammering away In it, all aglow, was a curiosity to me, when I first looked at it with a quite young pair of wondering eyes. It stood where Richard Boditie’s tavern now is, in what is a part of Hedg esviile. It was subsequently re moved a short distance westward, and is now used as a stable, I be lieve. IIo dwelt where Mr. Rick ard now lives. His first dwelling was a small primatlve log one He built a stone addition, but never finished it Having got on the first coat of plastering, and scored it, preparatory to finishing, it was left in that condition, the yellow mud remaing unhid for years by oven a coat of white wash. The secret of this was that the old man, not satisfied with tho smaller and slower pecuniary aims from his smithy,opened a distillery. Becom hiself a rather frequent as well as an unprofitable customer thereat, he soon contracted careless (mbits suffered his domestic affairs and smitlTy to fail into neglect. Besides generous to a fault and exceeding ly social—a genuine Teuton in this respect—he treated everybody who called in, and of course tlioie was no want of callers at that whiskey drinking day. With old John Westonhaver the the dram-bottle was tho first and last tiling, the alpha and omega of social life—literally the bottle, for it was never accompanied by a glass Each participant took it ‘■‘Btraightb from his “black Betty,” mine host deeming it by no means impolite to take the first drink himself. Ills house was heed quarters for sleighing parties and the sleighers described by your en tertaining Hedgesville conespon deat, would have been lucky with his bouse still “open” as of yore. Ho never was more happy than when surprised by the arrival of sleL'h after sleigh filled with young people, who had not waited for au invitation, because they know the jolly old man never stood on ceremony. During the memo rable deep snow which marked the winter or 1830, X saw more than a score of sleighs and “yankee jump ers” (a store box, or crate on green extemporized runners) before Ills hospitable door at one time. As one after another of these emptied itB over-freight of belles and beaus, the bottle was handed around as the signal of welcome to all alike. The merry twinkle of the old Teu ton’s eye, as the fun wont on with in, showed that he felt young again, and that none enjoyed the occasion more than himself. Westonhaver was exceedingly credulous. lie had an undying belief that tho ’bills around, of which he ofrned a wide scope, were underlaid with com uod oven m >i precious minerals. In a number of places may lie seeu to this day, Kits dug by him, with his own la or, in search for hidden wealth. He having opened oue of his pits just back of his dwelling, some wag, aware of his credulity, un dertook to play upon i». He bat tered uu a piece or two of silver ooiu in such a way as to make it resemble ore, and buried it in one of tho old man’s pita. Tho ruse took well, and for some time he dug away with increased alac rity, meanwhile keeping the se cret ef his supposed discovery of actual silver ere, and becoming stealthy in his visits to the mine. No more silver being found, he began to slack off, aed finally the perpetrator of tho Joke, unable to keep it to himseif longer, exposed It, to the no small disappointment and mortification of the silver,dig ger. But John Westonhaver never I gave up the idea that his lauds i were rich in eoal and other min i erals. He died, in ft^t.with min ! orals on the brain. There is an excavatieu in one of the hills just west of Hedgesvilio, ! not far from one of Weetonhaver’s eoal pits, which was recently open ed. I have been told that the ven ture this time is for iron, instead of silver, the new explorer not having such such “ great expecta tions.” If he succeeds, the im pressions of the old blacksmith will have been so fur fulfilled as to reader his namo worthy to bo placed on the scroll of the proph ets. If iron is really there,coal is not far off. John Westouhavor was not the only person who dug for coal in Berkeley. I remember noticing, nearly forty years ago, a pit sev eral miles up the Back Creek Val ley* at what was then known as Murphy’s Fulling Mill, the pro duct of which consisted of black slate, such as is (too frequently for our pockets) found mixed with an thracite coal. If there was coal back of it, there was a lack of cap ital or enterprise to secure it, very likely a lack ot both. Further west, near the Meadow Branch, at what is known as the “Devil’s Nose,” even, earlier than the date just assumed, I remombor to have inepeeted “coal mines” from which more or less anthra cite* had be£n taken, if 1 recall the facts correctly. The operator's name was Curry, and the land, whereon lie struck the carbona neous treasure, belonged then to. Philip C. Pendleton, the elder, I think. I observe that my worthy friend, J. K. Dodge, of the Agri cultural Department, in ids inter esting and instructive volume, en titled, "West Virginia: Its Farms, Forests Mines and Oil Wells,” published by the Lippincott’s in 18(35, mentions coal as “ found In the western part of Berkeley.”— He probably referred to what watt found at thy “ Devil’s Nose.”— Whether there have ever been any attempt to develop© those mines since my familiarity with thespe cial enterprises of my native coun ty cases, and whether successful if made, I am not advised- If not, let this reminder start some of the new blood, infused into hor popu lation, since the war, Into mining activity. In the now city of Mar ti usburg there ought to found tho men and tn© means requisite either atuong the descendants of the older citizens, or the newcom er*, lb develop© this and other of the too long neglected material re sources of Old Berkeley, as the ed itors »f theJlN djspjsndknt have of ten urged in fitting terms J. E. 8. Washington, D C. THE DOG LAW. Our farmers have been complain* ing terribly of the destruction of sheep by doga. The late legisla ture have at tempted to remedy the nuisance, and though their act is far from being perfect, still it is considerable of art improvement on the old: The bill is as follows: 1. Auy person may kill any dog that he may see chasing,worrying, wounding or killing auy sheep or lambs outside of the enclosure of the owner of such dog, unless tho same be done by the direction of the owner of such sheep or lambs. 2 If any dog shall have killed, or assisted in killing, wounding or worrying any sheep or lambs, out of the enclosure of the owner of such dog, the owner or keeper of such dog shall be liable to the owner of such sheep or lambs in H'o amount of dumpers sustained, l 10 lie recove uu ni an «»c i u bolote any court or justice having juris diction of such action; and It shall, not be necessary to sustain snch action to prove that the owner of such deg knew such dog was accustomed to do such worrying, killing or wounding. 3. The owner or keeper ®f suet*, dog that has been worrying, chas ing, wounding or killing any sheep or lambs (not the property of Such, owner or keeper,) out of his en closures, shall, within forty-eight hours after having received notice thereof in writingfrom reliableand trusty source, cause such dog to be killed. For every neglect so to do be shall forfeit the sum of three dollars, and the further sum of one dollar and fifty cents for every twenty-four hours thereafter until such dog is killed, unless it shall satisfactorily appear to the court or justice before which proceedings shall be brought fer the recovery of said penalty, that It was not within the power of Buch owner or keeper to kill such dog. Nor shall any recovery be had unless it shall satisfactorily appear that such dog has done the mischief, and that such owner or keeper has had no tice as aforesaid.