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Mr. Henry K. List has Passed
way After an Illness of
SORROW UNIVERSALLY FELT
Throughout the Community in Which
This Christian Citizen has
Done So Much.
When the news spread yesterday
morning that Mr. Henry K. List had
passed away, the sorrow that followed
the announcement was universal
' *?? -1 * *1 ? I ? la irt%(l%Vl
inruuKnuui in? cummuiiuj' m ?? <.?*
this Christian gentleman has accomplished
so much good during *?lxty
years or more of his career. He was
distinctively Wheeling's most benevolent
and philanthropic citizen; his
good works are everywhere, in Wheeling
and far away In every direction.
They may almost be said to have been
without limit, for it was his invariable
custofi to aid in every undertakIng
for the benefit of mankind which,
upon being bro\j*rht to his notice, he believed
to be worthy. He has spent hun- j
dreds of thousands of dollars in charlt- j
able, church and benevolent channels, I
but like the true philanthropist, he was |
greatly averse to his giiod deeds being
exploited in the public prints. Recently
he gave $5,000 to the M. E. church
Twentieth Century Thank Offering
fund, and the newspapers chronicled !
his liberality with the result that he became
Mr. List's illness originated several j
months ago, and Its inroads upon his
constitution were steady until his
death. About nine weeks, ago his family
and friends became alarmed, and th-?
patient was taken to Cambridge
Springs, Pa., whero he stayed for three
weeks, receiving treatment from
the most distinguished physicians, but
unhappily there was no Improvement
In his health, and he was brought hick
In -1 nrlvntp rnr since
?U >. UCVIM.ft ...
which hp steadily declined, until Sunday
rooming. when It became evident
that the end was near. Death came
painlessly Monday morning at fi
o'clock. He was unconscious when the
end came. He was surrounded by his
sorrowing family and relatives.
Mr. List was a self-made man. who.
early In life, by his own unaided efforts
secured sufficient capital to ent?*r business
for himself, since which his business
career has been one of remarkable
success. He becaYne the senior partner
In the wholesale grocery firm ,
of List fc Howell, which had n
large trade throughout the uoner
Ohio valley before tb? \v~- TWs
firm was later succeeded by Henry K.
List & Co.. and later by List. Morrison
& Co. In 1NSS be an* *"-"*r*?l
soclates established tho Pity Bank, one
of the city's leading financial Institutions.
and whoso Imposing stone front
structure on Market street Is one of tin.
architectural beautv-spots "f Whe*?llne.
Mr. List became the president of the
bank, and much of Its success Is due to
his ability In banking. H* was connected
with many oth*r business enterprises
here and elsewhero. For many
- .1.1 _. ?U?v PUII.I.
yenrs n? was me prvsiucm ? ? *?> ren's
Home. H*? ws prominent In the
Fourth Street M. E. church. and one
df 11? trustees.
The following sketch of th* deceased
is from the pon of Governor Ooorge W.
Atkinson. In hi* book. "Prominent Men
of West Virginia:
Sketch of Mr. List.
"For over hnlf n ? ntury Henry IC.
List has been going in nnd out of the
active business walks of Wheeling. No
man In that s<etion of the state In all
that tlm" has b'-n more nctlv . more
u*"ful. more successful, or mor?- highly
respected. Unassuming. > t under all
clrcumftanr-s uggresslve, he has permanently
left his Impress upon his native
city and tat'*.
"Mr. List was born In Wheeling, Vft.,
October 20. 1821. His ancestors were of
English origin, who rarn< to Virginia
many generations In the past. In early
life the subjeet of this sk'-teh enKa?ed
In mercantile pursuits, which he kept
up with unceasing vigor until quip- recently.
As l? always the reward In
business when nv-n posers energy,
good judgment nn?I frugal habits. Mr.
List amassed a large -stnte and lived
to h ripe old aife to enjoy It.
"For a full hnlf century no public
Improvement has been projected in and
about the city of Wheeling that Henry
K. List did not fOiti'r wlt_h both his
enow nntl his money. Foremost in
every Rood word nn?l work, h- hns
supported with his largo resources ov??ry
movement thnt hn* londed to d??vHop
the mntrrlnl lnt?n?at? of U'h??lln?r
and better th? condition *>f her people.
Unllk'- mnny who ntnnh* w?alth
solely for th<? plrnmarr of counting thrlr
bondB and contemplating tholr irold In
^ir. LriBI ?i:'|unni ino nun m object
thnt It should contribute to thf
rational comfort ?n?I happiness not
only of himself, but of others also.
There In no enjoyment In Iff.-* bo pure
onrt jo HubNt'intlnl n# thnt which
aprlnKN froru fh<- reflection thnt other*
are rna?l*? content nn?I happy by one's
benevolence. not t"> much the l*nevolenre
of gratuitous bounty an
thgt of fair dealing tempered with benignity.
"Mr. Mat's contribution* for charitable
purpn* *. not only In hN nntlr*
ntate, but Iri all the State*. thouKh extensive
ami often munificent. urn
known to but few, for he follows as
far as possible the scriptural Injunc
tlon to not allow his left hand to kno*
what his right hand does. He contrlb
ufod systematically to all classes o
benevolence. His generous hand hai
been felt In thousands of the homes o
the needy and helpless and In weal
churches and educational Institution
from one end of the continent to thi
other. In his relations to church anc
religious work generally he is so good t
man that no one can take his placi
with those that know him. It ii
the simple truth that he cares for oth
era more than for himself; that hli
I greatest happiness Is to make other
happy; that he would prefer to se<
other* attain distinction than to be
come distinguished hlmbself. He is a
once manly and childlike?manly ii
honor, truth and tenderness; chlldlik
in the simplicity that suspects no gull
and practices none. The Fourth Stree
Methodist Episcopal church has beei
his church home for nearly half a cen
tury. He Is one of its trusteps and ther
is no position within Its gift that h
could not have had if he had not de
j cllned. Many times he had been ten
dered an election as a lay delegate ti
the general conference of his church
but he always refused to accept. As ii
I church, so In state, he never would ac
| cept an official public trust. He couli
have received any position ii
| tho gift of his fellow citizens
but he preferred the privacy of hi
counting room to any office the peopl
I could bestow upon him.
"Mr. List married Sarah Jane Shaw
of Steubenville. Octobar 15. 1844. Tei
I children blessed their union. Danle
C. List. Jr.. his eldest son. Is marrlei
| and lives In Kansas City: one of hi
I daughters married Robert C. Dalzell
| cashier of the City Bank of Wheeling
I another married Edward Hazlett, o
Lewis & Hazlett The two younge
1 sons. Ambrose S. and John K.. are li
j the City bank. Miss Kettle List, hi
I other daughter, lives at the famil;
i "Educated mainly by reading and b;
I associations with men In everyday life
' with strong common svnse and unusun
Rood Judgment. Mr. List has got on li
the world moff succcFsfully than man;
. ?f hu mntomnnrnrlon who had bette
advantages a: the start. Envious o
no on?. liberal In nil dealings, happy Ii
h!s home life. In his business. In society
ho has lived more than the allottet
three score years and ten."
The funeral will take place from thi
Fourth Street M. E. church to-morrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with service:
conducted by the pastor. Rev. J. L
Sooy, D. D. The Interment will be pri
vate at Greenwood cemetery.
GOV. ATKINSON'S TRIBUTE
To the Late Henry K. List?No Mai
Will be More Generally Missed.
The following tribute to the lat?
Henry K. List was received from Gov
ernor George W. Atkinson by wire las
nlpht. Governor Atkinson had knnwt
the deceased Intimately for a quarter o
CHARLESTON, W. Vx, May 28.
The Intelligencer. Wheeling.
I have no words adequate to expresi
my sorrow over Mr. List's death. Mj
acquaintance with him covers a qunr
ter of a century, and I can say candldlj
that I never knew a more honorable
conscientious, manly man. Ills sym
pathy for the weak and helpless wa;
i unbounded. His puree was large, bu
' his heart was larger still. He gave lib
( rrally to charity, and no deserving ob
Ject for relief was ever by him Ignored
I His money went freely every year lnt<
many other states as well as ours, t?
| comfort the needy. He has n moneyc;
' Interest In thousands of churchei
throughout our land, and thousands o
dollars of his wealth have cone ncros:
mil No man In Wheeling will b<
moro generally missel nnd his dentl
will therefor" bp universally deplored
Ho had no enemies, and nil who knev
him were his friends. Along with man;
j thousands of our people I-feel that rn;
; be?t friend has prone. Peace to hi;
ashes, rest to his soul.
G. W. ATKINSON
GROCERS* DAY OUTING
To Be Given "by Orocers' Association
Juno 21, at Moznrt Park.
j The twelfth annual Grocers' Day out
Infr will be Riven by the Wheeling R"
I tall Grocers' Protective Association n
Mozart park. Thursday. June 21. j
J flne programme has been arranged. Th
I first feature will be a parade vl
J street enrs to the pnrk. where the nf
' ternoon will be given ov&r to varlou
! nmusemi?nts. cimslstlng of foot races.
I tug of war, a wood-sawing contest be
tween local drummers, a prlz^ bowlln,
| contest, a enke walk under the leader
j whip of Prof. William Turner: a prlz
waltz, etc. T^nre will be free dlstrlbu
tlon of cakes nnd lemonade to the In
lies nml children nnd many oth"r at
tractive features, and the event prom
Ib;?s to be a big old-time picnic.
I The committers In charge are as fol
, Arrangement?T. w. Killeen, Joh:
I Roth. J. Vleweg. J. J. Monnhnn, H. !
1 Nolt , J. W. Kt-nnrn nn?! J. ' Mro?M>o
imnclnK?P Vl?\ve(f.Wllllnm \Wn<I"
H. Kfmk". I). lirannen, P. Klmberl
ami C. K.-ttlnr.
Amuni'mont?J. J. Monahnn. Thomn
W. Kllleen, II. P. Noltc, H. O. Hoff
rnnn nr.'l F. A. Blum.
Lemonade nnd Cake?J. ?. Konnrr
J. C. H"? k. John Coleman, W. C. Dick
man. W. C. Ebbert and P. C. Ebort.
Howllnu?John Roth, J. W. Klmmln
and S. B. McKec.
The Sun's Eclipse.
The eclipse ?f the sun, partial in tni
vicinity, arrived on schedule time yew
terdoy morning, and wan the object o
general Interest throughout the rnm
munlty. Smoked glasses were In g-n
rnl demand, and the oy ? of rountlcff
thousands were turned nkyward to ob
servo tho unusual astronomical phc
r ALUM BAKING
j Senate Committee Beport That thf
s Evidence of Their Hormfulasss
* is Overwhelming.
e Efforts to Pass Pure Food Laws Op
* posed by the Alum Trust?Speech,
i of Senator Mason.
f Senator Mason's speech In the Senat
- upon the subject of puro food embrace
0 a clear statement of the danger t
which the public health Is exposed fro:
. alum baking powders.
a The committee on manufactures wer
n some time ago directed to investlgat
[j food adulterations, and at numerou
e sessions in the principal cities accumu
lated a volume of testimony upon th
' subject from the best Informed partle
1 and highest scientific authorities In th
* One of the greatest sources of dange
to our foods, the committee stated 1
f their report, exists In alum baking pow
r ders. The committee found the testl
? I <?" >??* nvorwhelmlnclv con
2 monj>, uiv; ouj,
dt-mnatory of the use of alum In bakln
powders, and recommend that such us
be prohibited by law.
Senator Mason, discussing the repor
of the committee and the several bill
Introduced to carry the recommenda
tions of the committee Into effect, s.ild
Alum Absolutoly Unfit for Pood.
When wetnade this report we made I
based on the ovldencc before us, am
the evidence Is simply overwhelming,
do not care how big a lobby there ma;
be here for the alum baking powdex
I do not care how many memorials the;
publish, there is no place In the humai
economy of human food for this thlnj
called alum. The overwhelming evi
d^rxo of the leading physician
and scientists of this countr;
Is tbat it Is absolutely unfit t<
go into human food, and that in man:
cases?if the gentleman will read ih
evidence, some of the physicians ph;
tfcey can trace cases In their own prac
tlce?there are diseases of the kidney
due to the perpetual use of alum in the!
daily bread. I want to give the s:*nat
an idea of the class of men we havi
called. They are the leading scientist;
from every college of tho United State
that we could get hold of. We had opei
doors, and no witness ever came befor
that committee in the twelve months wi
were hearing evidence but who was per
mitted to testify.
The leading phypleians of the worli
say that cream of tartar is a pure, nat
ural. healthy food product. It is a pro
duct of the grape, and when it is put li
solution In the bread with soda, if thcr
is a residuum left it?doea not hurt th<
- stomach, ana it noes noi uuu um
Jure the brain or the blood or the kid
Alum a Mineral Poison.
)' When you mix a mineral poison, a
'j they all say that alum is. It Is Impossi
n ble to mix It always to such a degree s<
jr there will not be a residuum left o
r alum, which produces alumina am
J which contributes largely to the dls
eases of the people In this country,
i I will tell you now of the men whos
evidence came before the commute*
? who condemned the use of alum baklnj
; powder, some In one language and som
in another. I have not all the names
5 I simply asked my stenographer to gi
through hastily and give me those tha
could be found readily out of 700 or 83
pages of evidence there:
Great Scientists Testify Condemning
x Ames. Howard E,. surgeon, Unite:
States navy. Washington, D. C.
? Appleton, John Howard, professor o
I chemistry. Brown University. Provl
t dence, It. I.
i Army, United States, refuses to allov
f the use of alum in anything like a foo<
product In the United States army.
Arnold. J. W. S., professor. Universlt:
of New York.
At water. W. O.. professor and dlreoto
government experimental station
Washington, D. C.
r Barker, George F.. professor, Unltrer
" slty of Pennsylvania.
r Busey, S. C., professor, Washington
. D. C.
Caldwell. G. C.. professor Cornell Un
, Iverslty, Ithacu. N. Y.
t Chandler. c. F.. professor, Columbli
University. New York.
Chittenden, Kupsdl H.. professor, Ya!
University. New Haven. Conn.
Cornwall, H. B? professor. University
3 of Princeton. New Jersey.
i Crampton, C. A., professor, division o
I chemistry, Washington, D. C.
? Cuthbert. Br. M. F? physician, Wash
. invton, D. C.
Be Schwelnltz. Emlle, professor. Unit
* ed States department of Agriculture
e Washington, B. C.
l Fair hurst. Alfred, professor, chemist
. University of Kentucky. Lexington. Ky
t- Fleming. Walter M., physician, Nev
, York city.
' Frear. William, professor, State Col
' lege, Pennsylvania.
3 Freeman. fJeorge F.. surgeon. Unite*
States naval hospital, Washington. B
Jenkins. Edward H.. professor, de
part men t of agriculture, state of Con
Johnston, Br. William W., Washing
' ton. B. C.
Johnson. Joseph Tabor, professor o
. surgery. Washington. B. C.
Johnson, S. W? professor. Yale Col
lege. New Haven. Conn.
t Kerr. Br. William R., ex-health ofil
\ cor. Chicago, 111.
Mallet. John William, professor, Unl
vorslty of Virginia.
n The Marino Hospital Service reject |i
- their rules all alum baking powderw o
3 any food containing alum. It is a ilrup
nnd no chemist has ever te??tlfl?>d that 1:
1 any food that poop Into the stomarh o
- any nnlmnl the particles that form alur
K are found. It In a poison, and It is n
testified to by every one of these wit
nesses, some In one form and some ii
McMurtle, Wllllnm, professor, ron
- suiting and analytical chemist.
Mew, W. M.. professor. Army an
- Medical department, United Slates gov
Morton, Henry, president <if Steven
Institute. IToboken. N. J.
n Munroe, Charles Edward, professor o
\ chemistry. Columbian University
I. Washington. JX C.
I, Mott, Henry A., professor. New Yorl
The United States Navy refuse!
s under the direction of the surger>n-gen
- eral. to have alum used in any of th
products that go Into the food of th
i, men of the navy.
Prencott. Albert IJ.. professor. Tlnlver
slty of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Mich.
n Prlre. A. P.. modiral director 1 nit*1
Ftat*? Kuv.nl Hnnpltal, Washington. T
Smart. Chnrles. ll(Mit<mant-c !onr'. an
HlRtnnt Burgeon-Rtnernl, United Stnte
Sttrnborir. Ooorffp M.. aurgoon-goner
ul United B army. WiiJiiilnfTton. t
SprlngfbM. Pruyn. rr?f?'mor. rhl
CMKO 1l*ptlnt Hospital. Chimin
'? Tiwl???r. PranclB U., pr*?ldent Arn^rl
- rnn CiroriT I'ubllnhlnx Company. Nev
- York rlty; n<?t n chemist*
Tuckcr, Willis O., professor of chcm
istry and chemist of state board
health, state of New YorK.
Vaugban, Victor C., professor, 1
verslty of Michigan. Ann Arbor, >1
Van Reypen, W. K., sunceon-gent
United States navy, Washington, L
Wayne, E. S., professor, Clnclnt
Ohio. . ?
Weber. H. A., professor. Ohio S
t University. Columbus. Ohio.
Wiley. Prof. H. w., chier cnemisi,
p&rtment of agriculture, United S?
Washington, D. C.
b Wise. John, C., medical Inspe<
United States navy.
Withers, Prof. W. A. chemist, N
Carolina agricultural experiment
tlon, Raleigh. N. C.
Wyman. Walter, surgeon-gen
United States Marine Hospital, W)
' ington. D. C.
"Woodward, Dr. William C., health
fleer, Washington, D. C.
Mr. Pettlgrew?Was there any t<
mony which showed that there i
cases of injury to health as a resul
o constant use of alum?
Mr. Mason?Yes; I can turn you to
0 Mr. Pettlgrew?I do not care to 1
a the senator turn to it. I simply v
to emphasize the "point. I agree i
the senator. It has always been
e own impression that alum baking J
e der is injurious, but I wanted to brir
s out and make It emphatic, if the p
sustains that position.
Mr. Mason?I quite agree with
? senator. It Is claimed that there is
s a country In Europe that does not
e hiblt the use of alum. Certulnly tl
or four of the leading countries of
rope to which I have had my atten
r called prohibit the use of alum in 1
n lng powder.
. Cream of Tartar Powders Health
Mr. Pettlgrew?Did the chemists
- came before the committee, these
S feasors, generally testify?was it th<
e suit of their evidence?that the creai
tartar baking powder is healthy
does not leave a residuum which If
t jurious to health?
a Mr. Mason?Yes: I say emphatic
yes: that the weight of the evldenc
that whenever any of these dlstlngu
: ed men, who have a national reputal
the leading: chemists of the colic
t were Interrogated upon the point. 1
stated that fact, every one of therr
& my recollection.
jr THE ALEX. GARDEN BENEF!
^ To-Morrow Will Attract Enorm
,j Crowds to the Ball Park.
S Everything Is ready for to-morr<
" festivities at the base ball park.
s. the outlook Is fine for one of the 1
u day's amusements ever seen on
V grounds. As has been stated, the ]
e ceeds of the day are to go toward
[ slating the family of Alex Garden, 1
b has been laid up for the past two y<
r with locomotor ataxia.
e The programme, as arranged, bei
e nt 10 o'clock In the morning, when
s dignified lawyers will cross bats
h the astute county officials. Then,
i noon. Meister's band will moke a 1
e through Martin's Perry. Brldgep
a Del la I re. Wheeling and Benwood.
coursing music on a trolley car.
nounclng the afternoon's amuseme
i At 1:30 Hiscock and Straub will i
- a trapeze performance, followed
- Sam Bolan and Buzz Auber In a frlc
i ly *?t-to with the gloves. This feat
e will be entertaining to those who n?
u saw a glove contest, and will be re
- eed by Oscar Gardner.
At 2:30 the cake walk will take pi
In which professional walkers will i
tlclpate. headed by Arch Johnson. T
will come the ball game between
s police nnd firemen, which has 1
- been looked forward to as an even
5 more than ordinary Interest. The tei
, will line m> as follows:
; POLICE. FIREMEN.
1 J'rltchard, id. McOombs, p.
. Donovan, c. f. Baggs, c.
Mays, 31). Marks, lb.
Hero. . ?. a. Chanley, 2b. %
e Stevens, c. Dltmar. 3b.
,? Dudley, 2b. Chew. ?. s.
Ebbert, c. f. Crouse, r. f.
* Srhnupp, p. Oliver, c. f.
e Shields, r. f. Brappe, I. f.
Police substitutes?Nlcholls, Knabe
t Firemen substitutes?Ashby and I
The* admission will only be twer
j five cents, and with such a program
and th^ object for which it Is gotten
should insure immense crowds. M
1 ter's band will furnish the mi
throughout the afternoon, and notfc
j will be left undone to make the di
WHEELING IN THE LEAD
1 : In the Rifle Shoot With the Rone
. Point Association Pair.
On Saturday. John Robinson and
r W. Blayney, of the Roney's Point T
' AcartfylcitInn tn??f .T P Shirk nnd Jni
. | A. Uirkett. of the WhejUnK Subur
Rifle Association. at the latter's rai
, Kim Grove, in their second shoot c
' t\v nty-shot match at one hunci
. yards, bust two out of three, which
suited In a victory for Wheeling,
C Robinson .10 9 8 10 10 9 8 10 9 l>-93
8 !> 1!I 10 7 10 f? 10 8 9?90Elayney
....8 8 7 10 S 91010 7 9-S6
889 10 9998 10 9-S9'
Shirk 10 9 1" 9 9 7 S 9 10 10-91
10 10 10 1<> 10 7 10 7 10 1^?91.
- nirk-'tt ....10 1> 10 9 7:0 10 7 0 10-^2
S 10 8 10 10 9 8 8 9 l'J?90Total
Shirk and Hlrkctt won the di
' shoot by nine points and they are In
l?*ad on the match two point*.
- nnai snoot win oe ni uoney s roini,
Juno 23, at two hundred yards.
1 - - ?
1 Mrs. Scamon Extends Thnnks.
. To tho Editor of the Intclllgencor.
SIR:?I take this method to ex pi
my thnnks to the managers of
* Wheeling hall club, who played a gi
of hall on May 27. 1900. for the her
r of myself ami my three children,
who have, on this 2Sth day of May. 1
" given Into my hands th? sum of f
dollars) |50) In cush. as my share fi
" the proceeds of said game.
I also desire to return my thankf
* Mr. F. Brlnkman and other cltlxeni
this city, who have so kindly Interei
tl themselves In my behalf In this mat
Wheeling, May 28.
, NO foreign substance enters I
i, Cook's Imperial Extra Dry Chnmpaj
. It's th?* pure Juice of the grapes i
ii urally fermented.
DECORATION DAY EXCURSIO]
1 Very Low Rates Via the Baltimon
s On May 29 nnd .10. the Baltimore
Ohio Railroad Company will sell |<
f rate excursion tickets to points with:
. radius of lr.n miles from selling stat
Tickets will bo good for return u
< May 31. 1900.
For further Information call on
i. address nearest Baltimore & Ohio tl
- ot Agent. or II. N. Au*tln, general p
* senger agent, Chicago, HI.
HAVE you over noticed what n sa
faction It 1? when the broad you ?>a
good" Alwayn a*k for WHKELI
1 BAKERY HltKAD. The finest, ?W|
' out. purest bread ever made.
* IT'S folly to suffer from that horr
plague ??f the night, Itching plies. Doi
. Olntim.nl cures uulckly and peri
, mmtly. At any drug sloro, SO ce
-;r.ro tho liw Mim?3i
2 I Cool
| Straw Hats 25
""I f* COO!
t McFADDEN'S SHIR1
vere ? 1316 to 1322 Market
i< A RIVER PIONEER
iow- Pastes Away at Steubenvllle in the
roof *?r*?n of Captain John S. Devlnny?A
Sketch of His Career on the
pro- C^pt John S. Devlhny, a pioneer rlv- j
hr??e erman and one of the most distinguish- j
Eu- an(j respected of Steubenvllle's clti- ;
,a^" zen's, died at Mrs. Campbell's home; on j
South Third street, Sunday night at
ful. 11:15,o'clock, says last evening's Steu- I
who benville Gaxette. He had been 1n poor
pro- health and very feeble for several
> re- years, due to the frailties of old age, but
31 of he never was bedfast until three weeks
An- ago' an(* 116 Kradua,,y sanK awuy u"1"
hiB spirit was called hence. For severilly.
al days before his death he was uncone
Is. scious of all around him, so feeble was
Ion the 81>ark ?* He was born ,n
Kcs. Westmoreland county. Pa., April 24,
-hey 1810, and was the son of John and Mar'
t0 tha McClure Devinny. The father was
born In County Derry, Ireland, In 1767,
coming: to America with an uncle in
early manhood, and was married to
ous Miss McClure, who was born in Westmoreland
county in 1775. They had eight
jw's children, of whom the deceassd was the
. fifth born, and last to die. His father
una died in 1863,"and his mother several
be#t years previous. When he was five years
the old In 1815 his parents came to Steu.
benville. where they spent the remainder
of their days, and where he had
aa" resided ever since In his youth he besvho
came a machinist, and shortly before
?ars eighteenth birthday he took up the
vocation of a steamboat engineer and
jins continued in that profession until 1S37.
the In .that year he was promoted to the
i*ith ceptalncy of a steamboat, and he servat
ed as such until the fall of 1864. From
our June. 1861. until the fall of 1864 he was
ort# a captain of a government steamer. In
March. 1965, he was appointed by
President Lincoln supervising Inspec
nts. tor ?* stfam vessels for the sevenm
?lve United States district, which position
by he held twelve years. Since 3877 he has
>nd_ led a quiet, retired life, enjoying: the so:ure
ciety of his friends, of whom there are
;vor many in Steubenvllle. Mr. Devinny
fer. was married in May. 1835. to Jan? Armstrong.
who died June 24. 1840, leaving
act, one son, W. A. Devinny. who died in
>ar- May. 1889, being at the time a resident
hen ?* Orleans. On December 24, 1841,
the Captain Devinny was married to Julia
onff M. Wheelock, who was born at Southl
0f bridge. Mass., in 1818, coming to Steuims
benville with an uncle in 1838. She dlsd
July. 10, 1883, leaving no Children. Captain
Devinny was a member of the
Methodist Protestant church, and of the
Masonic order, being a Knight Tem- i
plar. He was a man of stately and
courtly address, and ull of our citizens
and every one who knew him, retain
pliasant memories of the deceased. He
was loved and respected by our people,
who recognized his honesty and honorami
ed his gentleness of demeanor. Captain
Devinny' held the office of township
ran- treasurer for years, receiving the office
frequently without any opposition,
ity- The Devlnnys wern early steamboat
me, builders here. Captain Devinny had a '
up fund of interesting reminiscences about I ,
..ia_ thf? river, irolnjr back to very early days |
jslr and while his mind wo? In Its prime lie
ilng delighted to recount them. He captalniy'B
ed a number of the finest of the earlier
steamboats on th<? Ohio and Mississippi.
The following Is taken from the history
of .Teffprson county: "In 1835 the '
'Post Boy* was built for Matthew Rob_.g
erts with Captain Lucas In command
y and John S. Devlnny as engineer. In
the latter part of her term of running
, l was placed und*r the captaincy of J
Mn' J. S. Devlnny. In 1S36 we next find that
Captain Devlnny and Messrs. Roberts,
tnes Orr and Hennlng purchased or had
ban built o fine side-wheel boat, the 'Utah.'
ige. commanded by Capt. J. S. Devlnny. ,
f 11 which was put on to trade between here
Ired and Pittsburgh. She niado a capital
re- start, but had run only twelve months j '
us ore she was subjected to an explosion J
while lying at Steubenvlllc. an acldental
resulting in the death of one and In- ?
Jurlng several engaged upon her. She
-1S3 was afterward repaired, and having I i
^ piled between hen- and Pittsburgh for j
-1'5 'three years, was sold to run on the Wa- j 1
3^ bash river."
~*S' I Events of a Dny In the Town at the
~-s- End of tlie Bridge.
, .357 J. C. Dent returned last evening from ,
ny*s a business trip to New York.
the All the barber shops In the city will
The close at noon to-morrow?Decoration
, on Dny.
Koehnjlne & Sons expect to bo dellv- >
erlnjr let from their new plant next
Miss Georgia Spelker, of Pittsburgh,
..... Is the guest of the family of James McHu?h
lino I. R. Waterman returned to Emerson !
ieflt yesterday, after a visit with Brldg-.*mid
POO, O. G. Smith returned to Dlllonvale
Ifty yesterday, after a few days' visit with
rom friends In the city.
J. W. Cortland returned to New Ath*
to ens yesterday, after a visit of several
? of days with friends In the city.
,lpMl A dance will be given at the op-jra
\ housM Thursday evening, which promises
to be a very enjoynble affnlr.
The dance given last evening at the
opera house, by HridK<'pr>rt's colored
lnto population. was largely attended,
faf.' Park J. Alexander returned to Wash'
* Ington. Pa., yesterday, to resume his
studies nt Washington & JePforson co!NS.
Miss Eva Coss returned yesterday,
? from Wellnburg. where she has l'ei?n
spending several days with relatives
& Miss Kthel Cox left yesterday for
aw- Znnesvllle. where she will spen<l a
in a couple of weeks with her sister, Mrs.
ion. Paul Anderson.
mil Mrs. Patrick McGulre left yesterday
for Mt. Pleasant, Pa.. In response to a
or telegram, announcing the serious 111
i*-?- new oj ncr uniiuci.
,as* A dollar social was jrivcn last evening
nt the residence of Mm. W. \V.
Hac^s. by the Ladle*' Aid Society of th?*
tls- KnRllsh Lutheran church.
I.p Mrs. George Olffen and Ml** Marpiret
Miller left yesterday. for Hanoverton.
Ohio, to spend a few days with
Rev. and Mrs. G. C. GlfTen.
. Work on the retaining wall In AetII,
e navlll Is progressing rapidly, and with
xn 8 a couple of weeks of good weather. It
nU be nearlng completion.
THR chances are that you eat bread.
Most people do. When you want frond
i/M bread; when It Is too hot to bake; wh*n
It Is too cold lo bake; In fact, ull the
time use WHEELING UAKEUY
c, 48c. |
Crash Hats 25c *t
Traveling Caps.. 25c *?
ty Bicycle Caps...... 25. t
Straw Hats .. <r
Soft Hats.. 98c * I
rs, SHOES, PANTS, |
t Street, Wheeling. J
Doings of People In the Brooke Cooa.
Mrs. Dr. E. E. Wortbsn hns returned
from a visit to Washington, Pa
Messrs. Ephralm Barnes and Wnifrm
Mitchell, of St. Louis, tut* visitors ?
the home of Miss Sarah Bartirs.
The twenty-third annual comment*,
roent of the Wellsburg high school *13
occur this evening In the city ^
There are eighteen members 0f
graduating class, thirteen ladies gnj
There will be two ball gams 0n
Wednesday, at the Milway ball paj^
The Will outmans, of Whaling. win
cross bats with the Wellsbur^ tejQ
The morning game will be call nl at U
o'clock and the aft?rnoon gam* ct \
o'clock. This will not Interf re with
the memorial service, n point which
Manager Beall was careful to watch.
The programme for Memorial Day
Includes a march to the cemetery by
the G. A. R.. Sons of Veterans, Com.
pany C, of the National Guard, anj
jiuch other organizations us choose to
participate. The parade will leave the
city hall at 1:30 o'clock. The address at
the cemetery will be delivered by John
C. Palmer, Jr. Mayor Jonus has Issu-d
a proclamation, asking a cessation of
business from 1 to 5 p. m.
Sunday was a red letter day for the
Methodist Kpiscopai ana christian
churches of Wellsburg. In the morn.
Ing Dr. R. T. Miller preachnd the n-m.
orlal sermon In the Methodist church to
Plerpont Post Np. 0, O. A. R? and In
the evening, ait the Christian church,
Rev. H. N. Miller preached the baccalaureate
sermon to the graduating? cI&m
of the Wellsburjr high school. Each of
these services drew crowds that tasod
to the utmost the seating capacity of
Yesterday's Mews From Marshal]
County's Chief City.
John Pierce, of Glen Easton, *u
calling on friends In the city yesterdir
W. M. Harris left last evening for
Sistersville, after spending a few diji
with his family on JefTerson avenue.
S. B. Blair is sick with typhoid fever
at his father's- hqme. on Blair's Wife.
Mr. Blair's many friends will regritto
hear of his illness.
Members of Mound City Council No,
6. Jr. O. U. A. M., will meet Wednesday
promptly at 1 o'clock, to prepar? to
meet the G. A. R. at the court house at
The Conley band was out last evening
and rendered some very fine music.
They will go to Steubamllle Wednesday.
with the Uniform Rank, Knights
Charles Dague, of the engineering
corps on the survey for the P.. C. & W.
railway, was in town yesterday. Hereported
that the first survey was com*
pleted to Millboro, Saturday.
Pnrkorsburg.REN HUR.6 m.^ _ ^
Steubenvhic..t. m. xjaiab, -.cm y, ?Slstersvllle...RUTH.
Clarlngton....LEROY. 3:30 p. m.
BOATS LEA VINO TO-DAY.
Cincinnati....KEYSTONE STATE. 8 ft. ?.
Parkersburr.H. K. BEDFORD. 10:? a. a.
Newport JEWEL. 11 a. ra.
Steubenvllle..T. M. BAYNE, 2:30 p. nx
Slstersvllle...RUTH. 3:30 p. m.
Clarlnffton....LEROY. 3:30 p. m.
BOATS LEAVING TO-MORROW.
Charleston...KANAWITA* 6:30 a. mPittsburgh...
BEN HUR. 2 p. m.
Slstersvllle...Rl*TH. 3:30 p. m.
Dlarlngton.. ..LEROY. 3.30 p. m.
5teubenvllle..T. M. BAYNE, 2:30 p. n?.
Along the Landing.
The Keystone State is to-day's packet
for Cincinnati, departing at S a. m.
The marks at 6 p. m. Monday showed
J feet 6 Inches and falling slowly. Weather,
clear and warm.
OIL CITY?River 1 foot and falling.
Cloudy and cooler.
WARREN?River .0 of a foot. Wither.
cloudy nnd warm.
UOYlGAXTOVty? River 7 feet and
stationary. Weather, cloudy and warm.
BROWNSVILLE?River 6 feet and
1'ITTSIH'RGH?River 3.5 feet. Weather.
ST E1* It IS N VILLE? River 3 fe< t 1 inch
nnd stationary. Weather, cloudy and
HAVE you ever noticed what a satisfaction
It is when the bread you eat If
pood? Always ask fur "WHEELING
BAKERY BREAD. The finest, sweetest,
purest bread ever made.
THE chances are that you eat bread
Most people do. When you want pood
bread: when It Is too hot to bak<-: when
It Is too cold to bako; In fact, all the
time use WHEELING BAKERT
intnet fjiRhi.inn in rut and ma*
terlal. go to
C. W. SEABRIOHT'8 SON. Tailor.
2201 Main Street-,
WHITE SWAN LAUNDRY.
. Samples of Our
demonstrate the soft\
wtlifi ? P?riority of the Whi?
JtovS A w ?wan Laundry. You'"
r ??\. *il \ .fir find them in our office
nnd a,so on ^ ^C'i
sons of scorcs of well*
WHITE SWAN LAUNDRY,
30-32 Tenth St., Ha*lr> Block.
Telephony SGO. t:. W. St
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THE CHARM OF I
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' * N**H. 'tUU !*
for oxtrnciln* twith aro nnlnl- >- J
n??rk In nil linen of dentistry aro i 1
our price* moderate.
ALBANY DENTAL PARLORS,
1036 Main Street.
D*cr Dru* Store. Wbccl'rt. ?'v?