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Pure Politics, and the Decelopment of West Virginia's Resources YA.. FEliRUABY 17, 1893 |B| f WHOLE NO. 1568 ? EIGHT PAGES. tSSUStii . :paper:in |i riniJT DftPCO ! Central West Virginia || tiun I rAbto. *nni-i r - lr - n -i -i i-.ji n * r fin n m-ififLn.ni- "i 1'in in n n in-n-n-.r - ' ? ?? Selcgrom. THE MORMONS. jw They Were Exiled From Illinois in 1845. Tba? historical sketchy are written ftheTBi.MBA>? by ft Mormon minister K) many yews lived in OlftrksbnT^ tulioisiiowa residentof Utah.?Ed.) [Xo. 3,?Continual from but trrek. ] St. George, Utah, | February 12. 1893. ) At this place we remained in mp for several days. On the th of February Brigham Young lied the camp together and mmenced to organize companies hundreds, of fifties and of Over each company was a ptain. My father was captain ten and the following I might p composed his outfit. 5 wag s. 9 horses, 2 yoke of oxen, CO pounds flour, 12 bushels of u meal, 2 bushels parch corn al, 350 pounds crackers, 150 rods meat, 2 bushels seed 2 bushels buckwheat, 2 ibels fall wheat and variety of den seeds. 2 spades, 2 shovels, oes, 2 iron wedges. 5 augurs, pounds soap. 100 papers smok : tobacco for Indians, 3 rifles, inskets, 2 kegs powder and I pounds lead; one man ap nted commissary; ray self rk. )nthe 19th it began snowing, king everything look gloomy, light wind raised, blew down ts and had to change our i and the front of our wnt to ventfrom being annoyed with smoke. The weather turned IsncUhe snow on the ground lot deep. On the 23rd Jacob, brother), shot a fine lot of il and brought to camp. On 24th of February?last night Mississippi river froze over, mng a complete bridge. tmday, March 1st, at 2 p. m. ip broke and made a general Fe 'or the great West. The prnoon was warm, the snow p melting and the road soon une muddy, and mirey and dfully cut up with the wag J, we made about five miles and Ipec, thenight being severely . Monday 2d we moved a few sand on Tuesday 3rd?this ^ing, the people were called lather by the sound of the |'e' when President Young "essed them. He cautioned a to be careful and not crowd i each other with their wag Iwhile driving and gave in lotions to the pioneers in re flto their duty, likewise to ? guard that they bring up |rear ai)d see nothing was lost Fheilin<i. On the 8th March Cached a point where we lay I several days owing to bad rr a?d poor roads. While M number of our men, my |??e them, made rails for r?er living near camp and FPro\ isions for our pay which s was better than money. bmy father was taken sick I several days was not around. At this place :Cox presented a bill of ten 'rs 'or damage caused by pmon' horses gnawing the I0" the young oak and ^ JJJffs growing on his land. To I' , truth. our animals were T Perishing and it took a I amount of grain daily to T wem going. On the 9th of ?on after camp broke, it 10 rain and continued all , ' tlmes it came down in ? i a short time the '-'came so soft that wagons down and could not be ? Men, women and child ??nt to tighten up and were Ith- y drencbed With rain I 's white on a prairie far Trml>er. It was a time of teof' ^,'10se who werf for ibm?U?h,u>reach the timber Ssrwac botter for the | s m?stly green elm and required a great deal of coaxing tosretittoburn. Next day teams were sent back to brinjj in the wagons and familes aud I remem ber how sorrowful I felt for the little children that were out all night without a spark of fire to make them comfortable. It soon cleared up and in a few days the ground settled and the roads dried. About this time 1 went with some of our men to buy corn of the Missourians. We stayed over night with a man by the name of John RatlifT. He fed our teams some thrashed oats and a few bundles in the sheaf. We slept on the floor, furnishing our own bedding and our own provisions. The next morning when asked what his charge was, he said, -two dol lars." He was asked if that was not rather high. He replied, "1 have been pestered enough with the Mormons once before in this State and I am not going to be pestered any more tor nothing.'' He also stated that he had helped to take "Joe Smith once." About the middle of April the young grass began to appear and the days were warm and pleasant. Snakes were plentiful and some of our animals were bitten by them. Game was in abundance, especially wild turkeys. They could be heard gobbling every morning and evening in the neighboring woods. fpsjjsSP8. H. W. Biglkii, St. George, Utah. \ Continued.] ~ ? ' - THE LEtilhLlTDRB. ,But seven actual working days remain of the present session at Charleston. Pew bills have been passed, a hundred important measures will yet have to be vot ed upon, and there is talk of an extra session. This cannot be done without the consent of the Republican members, and it is thought there are enough Demo crats willing to join forces with the members on the opposite side of the political fence to defeat any effort to extend the session. Every attempt to hold evening sessions has been voted down, and a resolution to limit speeches to five minutes met a similar fate. Both branches will have to do some hard work to finish the busi ness before the respective bodies within the prescribed forty-five days. Senator Watt's "Foace bill" was defeated in the caucus. The House bill to "prevent un just discrimination and extortion in the rates charged for passen gers and freight by railroad com I panies" was laid on the table. Tbej Don't I,Ike It. A number of the swell young men about town who indulge in the festive bowl at night and straighten up m the morning on a gin fizz or a soda cock tail, but are sensitive about having it known, have received regularly of late circulars and documents and terms for treatment, from Keeley cure institutes for inebri ates. These circulars have been com ing with such persistent regulari ty that some of the boys aro awful hot and are anxious to learn who took it upon them selves to send their names into these institues. We can insure him an interesting time if he will divulge his name. It is whispered around, how ever, that the names were furn ished by young ladies who are interested in the welfare of the young men of this city.?Par kersburg Sentinel. The young men of Martins burg have organized a military company. H. H. Emmert has been elected captain. W.N. Linch first lieutenant, and N. W. Jones, Jr., second lieutenant. There are about fifty members enrolled and are daily adding more. GRESHAM NAMKI) President - Elejl Cleveland Publicly Announces MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET. Urmliain l? Secretary of state. Lakewood, N. J., Feb. 14 ? Mr.Cleveland officially announced the names of four member of his Cabinet through the Associated Press this evening. Thev are: Walter Q.Gresham. of Illinois, Secretary of State. John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky. Secretary of Finance. Daniel S. Lamont. of New York, Secretary of War. Wilson S. Bissell. of Buffalo, Postmaster Genoral. On making the announcement Mr. Cleveland said: "There is no need of any mys tery in regard to thocabinet, and it is useless to speculate and in dulge in guess work. I shall make no secret of the matter but announce the names of gentle men selected to the position as fast as I receive their acceptances and permission to make the mat ter public." AKKA OF WEST VIRGINIA. One Comity Almost an Large n* the Stale of Rhode Inland. The census bulletin, showing the area of the United States by counties. Rives the area of West Virginia at 24,780 square miles, of which the water surface is 135 and the land 24,645 square miles. The following table shows the ?elfcountyi ? ? Mineral 370 Mongalia 325 Monroe 300 Morgan 230 Nicholas 720 Ohio 120 Pendleton 650 Clay 325 Pleasants 150 Barbour 395 Berkely 320 Boone 515 Braxton 565 Brooke 84 Cabell 300 Calhoun 260 Doddridge 470 Fayette 750 Gilmer 330 Grant 490 Greenbrier 1,050 Hampshire 550 Hancock 90 Hardy 400 Harrison 464 Jackson 470 Jefferson 280 Kanawha 825 Lewis 400 Lincoln 460 Logan 675 McDowell 680 Marion 314 Marshall 248 Mason 440 Pocahontas 765 Preston 709 Putnam 350 Raleigh 570 Randolph 1,175 Ritchie 512 Roane 470 Summers 400 Taylor 177 Tucker 500 Tyler 330 Upshur 350 Wayne 345 Webster 415 Wetzel 550 Wirt 260 Wood 375 Wyoming 660 Mercer 420 Total 24,645 Randolph is the largest county in the State; it is almost as large as the State of Rhode Island, lacking about 15 square miles. The six counties-.Fayette.Green brier, Kanawha. Nicholas. Poca hontas and Randolph?compose about one-fourth the area of the State. ! Don't Be Arrald. Too little advertising is like sowing too little seed. A farmer in planting corn puts a number of grains in to each hill, and is satisfied if one good healthy stalk comes from each planting. It's the constant advertiser that is bound to attract attention. It's the succession of bright, catchy advertisements that refuse to be ignored. That the proper time must be allowed for the fruit to grow, ripen and be gathered is as true a3 that wheat cannot be reaped tho day after it is sown. ?Ex. It is stated that the promised chair factory of Buckhannon was manipulated by an expert swindler, and that he got $6,000 from Levi Leonard, $5,000 from the bank and a considerable amount from tho Buckhannon Boom te-aye Co , and left them in the lurch. Buckhannon would better follow the example of Weston and go slow but sure in her developments.?Ex. Advertise in the World's Fair Telegram. cost; I! ESS. Only elevej working days re main of the Fifty-second Con gress. Only one of the annual appropriation bills?the army bill-?ha^ become a law. and from this lime on until the fourth of Mardh both Houses of Congress will bend every energy to the (jcmpletien of the remainder of those important measures. The Nicaragua Canal bill is the unhnished business, but as it protnisi-s to prcvoke a long de bale, it must from timo to time ! give: way to the appropriation i bills and conference reports. It is proposed to lieep tho [louse pounding away on the ap i propriatk.n bills with but. little } intermission until the last one of ; them is sent over to the Senate. Thoie still remaining before the House are t'ie pension, (which is under consideration) the post office, the Indian, the agriculture and the naval bills. IIAI'I'Y'ENDING. - m 1 J. C. Ward Meets his Former i Wife at Grafton WEDDING RESULTS. jy persons who.a few weeks ago. perused with interest the romantic account of the J -ion of J. C. Ward from ) over six yeaiCago, in erested be equally interested tej^Phe affair termiu Wodnesday just as -Ward went to Grafton and there met his bride of other days looking, if anything, more beautiful than when they separated. She was accompanied by her interesting little boy of six summers who, for the first time in his life, gazed upon the features of his father. Tbe wedding was a quiet one, at tend only by Mr. M. J. Francis and sister. May their future life be as bright and happy as the past six years of separation have been gloomy is the wish of the Telegram. Mormooi la Tartar Coontj. For the past week a couple of men claiming to be the Latter Day Saints, haye been preaching in various school houses in Fet terman district. We did not learn their object in holding these meetings, but from the accounts of the drift of their argument they were for the purpose to cor rect some erroneous statements they claim have been circulated about their doctrine. How long they intend to remain in the | neighborhood no one seems to know, but presumably as long as | they can find shelter and some | place to preach. They now only I express a desire to preach and i explain their doctrine in every school house in the land. We j seriously doubt the propriety of any board of trustees allowing strangers who pretend to be preachers, the privilege of preaching in school buildings. Were they ? not impostors they I certainly need not be traveling I through the country in that man- I ner. There is plenty of work for ministers, and there is no need fir any of them, unless they be impostors, traveling from place to place begging for a house in which to speak. ?Graf ton Leader. There was about 830,000 went up in a tiame at Montana mines j last Thursday night. The dump j house, machinery and buildings ! were all consumed. The fire j originated in the engine room about seven o'clock in the even ing, and when discovered was too far under way to be checked. There was an insurance of $10,000 on the building and machinery, making the loss $20,000 to the , company,?Er. The Weil orr Halls Run Comes In Beautifully. GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE Ylclnftjr of "hrrrr ( hhi|. filarial IHtpaM, U Vir Ttttgrnn. Tlio woll that Has boon in pro cess of drilling since Inst Novom ,bor. situated on Judge Goffs land a short distance above Day ! t?n s mills is now supposed to bo ? producing well. Gas in small ^quantities was struck in several places as the drill wont down but. on last Saturday the rich fluid was certainly found. Tbo com pany will not permit any loafers | about the derrick and no informa tion can bo had from any of tho men. The flow for somo time must have been enormous as the ground is soaked and the oil standing in pools from IL'to 18 inches deep. The neighbors have been dipping it up and car rying it away in jugs. Tho crook was covered with oil for a dis , tance of probably five miles and Jerry Dayton is of tho opinion that he ran his mill for near ly a wholo day with almo it pure oil. The well is constantly g arded and the oil has probably been cased off or the well plugged. The derrick is situated on what was known as the Lynch proper ty adjoining the proporty of Dr Conaway. It is rumored that Dr. Cona weeks. A Big: Ileal. gB&sgsfl| that are now there will be replac s y?S',ar?? modern bank build ing. This will improve tho ap. pearance of that part of the city. i'rfxldent HarrUon'i Future. A movement is on foot to con fer on President Harrison one of the greatest honors an American citizen can receive. ' It is proposed to elect him com mander of the Loyal Legion of the United States. a position made vacant by the death of ox President Hayes. The office, a life position, has been held by Gen. Hayes. Gen. Phil. Sheridan. Admiral Alray and Gen. George H. Thomas. WILL PROBABLY ACCEPT A PRO FESSORSHir. President Harrison will in all probability accept tho chair which Senator Stanford has ten dered him in the Leland Stanford University of California soon I after March 4. I The President has of lato been reading much about the universi ty and the Pacific coast. He is favorably impressed with both. The occupancy of a chair in that' university would in no wise-affect his residence at Indianapolis nor take him out of the practice of law. He would reside at the capital or Indiana and practice law, but go to tho university several times a year to deliver lectures. The lack of training in the principles of honesty and integ rity is the weakness of oof times So long as the deft strokes by which one man defrauds another are described in such terms as "Sharp practice." -Oh! he's a shrewd fellow. ' -He can hoe his own row." -He'll get there." and similar expressions, which con vey no condemnation, but rather approval of his conduct, the scenes which are now being en acted in some of the leading cities of the nation, to the ever lasting disgrace of the country, will become every day occur rences. IN MKMOKUM. For almost four weeks it 1 been known that Winnie St was lingering between lifo n death, and every one was hopi against hope that she mil bo spared. Vol when tho wh winged messenger appeared Saturday night, he was not i expected, but the blow was nc tho less heavy. For weeks s battled with death, believi that her days would soou be ov and when the end came she u ready. She is gone from t sight, gone from her home, t her memory will always renin A life of usefulness, love a beauty seemed just begun a she had every reason to look fi ward to a bright and hap future. Possessing romarkal intelligence and a well stor mind, she was an accomplish and entertaining conversati* alist, and being of an investig itig spirit she had gained c< siderable insight and knowled of the most of the world's litem characters; added to this, the fi that she was an agreeable co panion and a sincere friond it not to bo wondered that her i sociates and friends were legic Hor presonce will bo sac missed from her happy homo a from the lives of hor family a friends. Why it is that one young, so happy, and so g should be called from her lat [ on earth is one of the myster of Providence, and we can 01 bow our heads in humble si wen. The funeral sorvices were a ducted at Goff Chapel on Mond morning at 10 o'clocit by t pastor. Rev. Evans. The 9C Psalm was road and Mrs. He maker sang "One sweetly solei thought." after which a sh< sermon was preached from Ji 15:9, "Her sun is gone do1 while it is yet day." At the gra *as sung "It is well with i soul." her favorite song, aad t one sung when she was conve ed. The Epworth League order handsome flowers from Wat ington for the occasion and lia the grave with evergreens. N< withstanding the weather w very disagreeable a great ma friends followed to tho grave pay their last tribute of resp< and love. H. A. I'AY.NK. H. A. Payne died Sunday mot ing, Feb. 12, 1893, having bei sick 24 days. He was born Pruntytown in 1862. and the ho spent the years of his chil hood, youth and early manhoc About six years ago ho went Crafton as clerk for J.N. Ti gellas and began life's struggl alone. In September, 1890, i became a clerk in the store I Uoughner & Sons, in this cit [ In business he was kindly, coui I nous, attentive, faith'ul. He w universally popular and ma new friends and never lost o ones. In 1885 he gave liimst to Jesus Christ and has ever be< a quiet earnest christian. Tl is the one consolation to h stricken brother and sisters, th he died in the triumphs of t) Christian faith. A most important sale of We Virginia coal land was made r cently, when 100,000 acres lyii in Fayette and Raleigh countii were sold. It is part of the Nc River field and the quality of tl coal to be secured therefrom said to equal that from which tl famous Oonnellsville coke made. The price paid for tl land was *800,000, and the pu chase was made for Droxol, Mo gan & Co., who are supposed represent the Vanderbilts. Braxton Democrat.