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, W. VA., APRIL 14, 1893. WHOLE NO. 157'
in Central West Virginia lr Aulu I IQ 4i
hplicated in the Killing of
an old man in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Herald of Thurs
lay contains an account of the
>ath of one Panl Raimhild. an
red German of that city, in
which it appears that a number
I well-known and prominent
jong West Virginians may be
iriously implicated. Raimhild
?dedat the house of Mrs.
y Bowers, 117 South Han
?ver street, Baltimore. The
West Virginia party stopped at
lie same house, and in a frolic
if some sort it is alleged that the
8ie injuries were inflicted on
Raimbild from which he died.
The Herald says: "Coroner
Davis told a Herald reporter that
lie had received a letter from one
barren Walmsley, of Beverly,
W.Va., stating that Raimhild's
injuries were the result of a frolic.
Sergeant Gilbert, who made an
Investigation of the case, found
lat a party of five persons had
sen stooping at the boarding
lonse. The names were: Jarrett
ffalmsley, Wesley Harding, Nel
son Wilson and Stark E. Rowan,
bf Beveriy, W. Va., and Edward
jWa'msley, of Huttons
pille. W. Va. Coroner Davis also
rfed that Dr. A. S. Bosworth
d said to him. while in a con
versation about the parties from
Overly: "I've just got a letter
there." Dr. Davis asked
in to let him see it. This he
efused. Coroner Davis said,
ioweyer. to the reporter:
'"Ilooked over his shoulder
ffld read: 'If there is an investiga
ion for God's sake don't mention
'This request was evidently
implied with, for Dr. Bosworth
ras very reticent before the
doner's jury. The statements
>f witnesses all proved conclus
rely that the parties supposed
"be unknown had asked the old
m? to drink. Then a species
"hazing began. The old man's
pea presented a demolished ap
:a ranee the next morning. The
ts near the head were broken,
the springs were on the
PeDr. A. S. Bosworth, re
rred to above as the physician
no attended Raimhild, is a West
fgiman, having formerly lived
Randolph county, and is a
oate of the Fairmont Normal
ool. Jarrett Walmsley was
once a student at the same
Motion, and Nboth are well
own all over the State.
, 'nee the above was written
? "arding, one of the parties
above, passed through
?n his return to Randolph,
says that only the Walms
l?ys were arrested, as above
. and that Rowan, himself
J, " " llson were taken along
nesses; that they went as
Piedmont, where the whole
b,:.r 'nvestigated, found
ithout foundation and the
88 released.
foL C?ra ThomP*?, of
ter Vr?rl 'S lhe guesf of her
ii: 'S' A. J- Wilkinson.
s Fannie Late, of Bridge
?s visiting Mrs. Frank
J. South Grafton.
Ptain George M. Whitescar
X , Was ^ck several days
ekat his home on Wilford
' 80 lar recovered at to
.estVirginiaab?rS * Plck?n8*
of&thpairgaret Kenna' dau?h
't6'ate Senator John E.
OJ Snest of the Misses
r'"' Musio Hall tonight.
The Development Company
has located an important enter
prise on the Belt Line, just below
Sloan's Glass Works. The works
will manufacture oil well tools,
for the present. Mr. J. H. Don
nelly, of Taylortown, Pa., will
operate the concern. He has
quite a large amount of machin
ery there which he will remove
to this place.?Fairmont Index.
While a young man was riding
a horse at Boothsville last Sun
day the animal made a lunge and
tumble and broke its nock. The
rider was unhurt.
At a recent fire in Piedmont
some miscreant cut the hose in
three places in attempting to
cripple the fire department. The
authorities are after him.
The work of putting down the
ties and rails from Morgantown
north will begin in a few days,
but it is not likely chat trains will
run regularly between Morgan
town and Uniontowh earlier than
next fall.
Samuel Given, ex-Sheriff of
Webster county, died at his home
in that county last Saturdy
morning at 10 o'clock.
Gov. McCorkle has appointed
Neil Robinson, of Huntington,
a delegate to the World's Pair
Congress of Bankers and Finan
ciers. which meets in Chicago,
and Col. Joe E. Chilton to repre
sent the State of West Virginia
at the National Convention of
railroad Commissioners, *which
convenes in Washington, D. C.,
April 19.
The resignation of Hon. J. B.
Sommerville. as a regent of the
West Virginia University, and J.
Hopp Woods, Director of the
Reform School, were received by
GovernorMcCorkle and accepted.
It is not generally known that
Piesident Cleveland is interested
in mineral lands in Wayne Co.,
but it is nevertheless true. He
has an interest in the Miller and
Sands lands. Part of these lands
have been leased to the Wells
Branch Coal Company, and are
being mined.
No little excitement and com
ment was occasioned in Oakland
on Saturday last bf the finding
by Mr. Thomas J. Peddicord, of
a woman's hand, that had been
severed at the rist Two or three
fingers of the hand had at one
time been dressed by a physician.
The hand was found under the
Pritchard building, and rumors
are rife as to how it came there.
The matter was placed in the
hands of State's Attorney G. S.
Geo. JL. Neal, a former Univer
sity student, was elected mayor
of Huntington last week.
The Supreme Court of Appeals
reversed the judgment of the
Circuit Court of Lewis county by
which William Wooddell, admin
istrator of Elmore Graves, was
awarded $3,000 damages against
the W. Va. & P. K. R. Co. Wood
dell was represented by Messrs
John J. Davis and W. B. Mc
Gary, and the railroad company
by its regular attorney. Judge
JohnBannott.?Weston Democrat.
Rev. Holden, of the Baptist
church at Boothsville, on last
Sunday baptized 27 persons who
had connected themselves with
the church at that place during,
the past winter. It is said that
one of the largest crowds wit
nessed the ceremonies ever as
sembled in that village.? Leader.
(Friday) in East Lynne. Don't miss it.
To Meet at Martinsburg and
The anrual meeting of the
State Editorial Association takes
place at Martinsburg May 10.
The citizens of Martinsburg
are miking extensive prepara
to entertain the newspaper men
and tlieir ladies. Before starting
to the World's Fair the editors
will go on an excursion to the
Antietam battle field, after which
they will be provided with special
cars by the B. & O. and trans
ported to Chicago to attend the
great international gathering of
The following gentleman have
been assigned subjects and placed
on the program: Senator P. W.
Morris. Stuart P. Keed. Hon. J.
E. Curtis, Hon. R. McEldovvney
and W. jLi Mansfield, Esq.
The meeting will be an un
usually interesting one. and an
enjoyable time is anticipated.
An Aged Hf?t Virginian.
Possibly the oldest person now
living in the State, if not in the
United States, is in the person of
Aunt Eunice Conrad, of Cedar
ville, Gilmer county. W. Va., her
I maiden name being Mace. She
was born in that part of the old
State, now Pendleton county, this
State, August 4. 1770. making
her age 110 years 7 months and
23 days, ller parents, of Ger
man descent, were born in the
old country. She with her par
ents moved to Bulltown, now
! Braxton, C. H? when she was
about six years old, being the
first family to settle on the Little
Kanawha river. The nearest
whites were at Buckhannon,
about thirty miles away. The
Indians were driven from Bull
town the day before her parents
moved in.leaving great quantities
of bear meat and venison. At
the ege of twenty-eight she was
married to Jacob Conrad, and
settled on Dust Camp Creek.
Gilmer county, being the first to
settle on that creek. She is the
I mother of 14 children, 9 boys a,nd
? 5 girls, all of whom save her
youngest, Henry, with whom she
I lives on Bull Run, have pre
I ceeded her to the grave. She
I draws a pension of $12 per month
I in consequence of her husband
I serving in the war of 1812. Your
informant paid her a visit re
I cently and found her well and
I hearty. Although her hearing
and sight are somewhatimpaired.
I she has the right use of bet mind,
and seems to take great delight
I in talking of her younger days.
She makes her own bed. and is
able to be about the house con
siderably. She says the last
winter was the hardest she ever
saw but one.
Fairmont Whispers.
Col. Ben Wilson, of Clarks
burg, was in the city a short time
The opera house will be en
larged and provided with gal
Cards are out announcing the
marriage of our young legal
friend, W. W. Scott, Esq., and
Miss Claudia Rice, both of Pala
Mr. M. D. Post, of Wheeling,
spent last Sunday in this place
with Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Hutch
inson. Mr. Post was recently
appointed a regent of the Normal
Schools. He is a brother of Mrs.
Rev. G. M. Shott, the new
Baptist minister, preached last
Sunday morning and evening,
at the old Normal Hall. The
audience was large on both oc
casions. Miss Cora Ogden as
sumed responsibility for the
music and her success deserves
[ special mention.?Ex.
Tho jurors for the coming May
court will be drawn tomorrow.
R. S. Ogden will soon move to
Clarksburg and occupy the small
dwelling near Maj. Moore's.
u don't get lake reports about
1 happenings in this paper.
We aim to give "straight goods.'
Mr. Van Hurst, whose home
burned a fey days ago. has de
cided to move to this city.
Attorney? Lawson and Har
mor have several legal notices
this week in an other part of the
Mr. G. *W. Swiger, of Olive,
was here Saturday and left his
cash subscription as did several
others last week.
Fijhk Stuart has sold his very
valuable Sycamore Dale farm to
Mesfj; Maxwells for something
like twenty thousand dollars.
Dawson has arranged to
a planing mill here,
formerly used at West
John Davis will be a
iu tho business wo are
|fst Regiment band has
lishing some very ex
msic this. week. We
new organization of
ical artists will take
Mr. Thos. Dolan will
a? musical director.
Davis has our thanks
tine photos of
ie magnificent thor
Bernard Hog,owned
of whom ho is very
lforms a few people
thatf {te'^courthouse ring" nomi
nated the Republican candidate
for county superintendent. It is
well known that Col. "Mac" Long
has frequently been styled the
"ring" by the News. Who would
ever have thought that "Mac''
would have "busted his gallow
ses" to get Mr. Arthur Clark
T. B. Beckley & Son, of Penn
sylvania, will be at Stuart's
stables next week, wanting a few
good driving horses. It might
be well to consult them if you
have a horse to sell.
Mr. Allen Squires, who lived in
this county. 20 years ago, has re
turned and lives with his father,
1. B. Squires, on the Elk road I
' about one and a half miles from
Clarksburg. He left his order
j for the Tklegram yesterday. j
The TF.r.KGRAM desires to in-j
form the many friends of Mrs
j Dr. Ramsey that this lady is not
; dead as was announced in the
: vn last week. The Telegram
heard the same report but took
the pains to investigate it and
found that it was a "fake." A
letter from Robbie Ramsey who
is with his mother, states that
she is getting along very well.
Ada Gray, supported by a
I magnificent company, will play
East Lynne, at Music Hall to
? night (Friday). She is one of
j the favorite American actresses.
I having just played for a week in
Washington with great success.
She will have a crowded house
here and it will do worth the
money. She comes from Wheel
ing. and to days Regitter says:
"A large audience greeted Ada
Gray In East Lynne at the Grand
last night. She is identified with
i East Lynne like Joe Jefferson Is
with Rip Van Winkle. The act
' ing at the deathbed of her child,
I for dramatic intensity and stage
; power, stands unmatched in the
| entire range of the drama,
j Throughout the entire scene the
I flashes of dramatic fire illuminate
. the picture. Tho matinee
i Wednesday afternoon promises i
to be the largest in the history
of the Grand. Miss Gray is to |
day tho greatest favorite among J
; the ladies of any actress in
, America."
How They Were Exiled From
Illinois in 1845.
[Tlietn hintnrioal skt'tabo* nrp writ ton
for the Ti'i.i:huam by ft Mormon minister
who many yearn ftffo livinl in Glarkibnrff.
fcut whoih no* h rraiileotol Utah.? Ko.)
[.Vd. Continue If rem dumber 8. ]
St. Geokce, Utah, )
April 10. 1893. )
We were now some ways out
of the settlements. Tho wafers
of the Rio Del Norte were tur -
In some places t here w^s au
immense amount of broken pot
tery ware strewn all over tho
country for acro9 in extent. It
had the appearance of stoneware,
and soma glass. Thorn were
some Mexicans traveling with
the battalion, on their way over
tho Rocky mountains to trade
with Indians. They said tho
Spaniards or Mexicans know
nothing about how such waro
eauno to be there, and the In
dians of the country have no such
articles; much of it was nicely
glazed and Dowered.
One evening a number of the
boys organized themselves into a
debating club to pass off tho timo
as well as to gain information on
different topics to be brought be
fore the school and discussed
pro aud con. I also took part in
the debates.
Although living on soup made
from the carcasses of poor,
given-out oxen, thickened slightly
with flour,(less than half rations)
we folt well and had good times
in our polemics.
Wo left the Rio Del Norto and
traveled in a south western direct
ion up a mountain, and at night
camped near a natural ? reservoir
in tho rocks, the water being
about 15 feet deep. This basin
or well was some 14 or 15 foet in
The weather was warm aud
beautiful, the evenings a little
cool. Tho guides said the month
of November was the hardest
month in tho year and sometimes
the snow falls waist deep to a
On Sunday, November 15th, it
rained and camp did not move.
Some of the boys went out to
hunt antelope; ?when they came
in they reported that the found a
large vineyard with good grapes
still hanging on the vinos.
Near our camp were ruins of
an ancient building about 86 feet
square and containing five rooms.
On Monday. November 16th,
we marched about 15 miles and
camped by a small spring. Grass
was plentiful but wood scarce,
except fine brush, which wo used
for fuel. Here we saw as many
as thirty holes cut in a large,
solid, flat rock, from 12 to 14
inches deep and from 6 to 10
inches in diameter. These, it
was supposed, were used to catch
water when it rained.
Some of the company reported
there was gold and copper there
and that evidently mining for
precious metals had been done
sometime in the past. Near our
camp some of the men found a
lot of antelape and deer skins
dried or cured and stored away
in tho rocks. They probably be
longed to Indians.
[ Continued. |
H. W. Bigler,
St. Oeorge, Utah.
There were three hundred and
forty-nino indictments for mis
demeanors found by tho Kanaw
ha County grand jury, and 25
felony cases.
Mrs. Cleveland has decided not
to accept the invitation of the
Columbian Exposition Directory
to bo present at the formal open
ing of the World's Pair. She
will, however, take part in tho
opening ceremonies through the
medium of an electric wire.
Tho Australian ballot law will
prevail at the election in May.
This papor publishes notices
of deaths, marriages, births and
financial failures absolutely free.
Send them in to us, no matter
whether you are a subscriber or
not, wo will givo them a place.
Remember that thirty to fifty
words will tell about a marriage
or a death in a neat manner, and
when you got beyond this you
are out of the free list and wo
will charge for extra spaco. tf
Miss Cecil Watson, in '-May
Blossom,"was vory good and tho
play deserved a much bottor
house than was accorded it here
last week. It was unfortunate
that the pretty actross was forced
to pawn hor diamonds in order to
raise money. A prominont young
society gent now carries tho
precious corns.
Prof. Zera, the spiritualist, per
formed his clover tricks before a
medium sized audionco on Mon
day night. His miraculous feat
was to permit his arm. log nnd
head to be amputated in full view
of tho audience. At tho conclus
ion of his performance, ho called
for four boys from tho audience,
and after tying their hands be
hind them, ho placed a pieco of
( pio on a chair in front of each
and oftored a prize of 50 conts to
i tho boy that could first eat his
pie. It was a most ludicrous
sight to see tho boys eating and
thoaudionco went wild. Tho prize
money was divided between .las.
Sullivan and .las, Criss, who
were pronounced tho champion
pie eaters.
LfttIh County.
The County Court granted
liquor license to nine saloonists
this week in Weston.
Threo prisoners escaped from
tho county jail here Thursday
afternoon and as yet have not
boen apprehended.
We will wager the price paid
here for the acknowledgement of
a deed that Lewis county has
more Notaries Public than any
countr in tho State.
Mr. William T. Bland has risen
to distinction In Kansas where ho
is located for the practice of
law. At Acthlson, a few days
ago, he was nominated for Uio
Mayorality of that city.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis IJenuott
have ' returned to the United
States after a tour of foreign
lands. They are now at Den
ver. Colorado, where they will
remain a short time before re
turning home.
Mr J. B. Fisher, postal clerk,
has taken up his residence in
Mrs. King's house on Centre
street. Mr. Fisher has just com
pleted a beautiful and cozy home
in Clarksburg, but his employ
ment compels him at present to
make his headquarters hore.
Clen Stout, son of Porter
Stout, on Freoman's Creek, was
horribly mashed up in the ma
chinery of a grist mill at Free
mansburg last Wednesday. He
was endeavoring to put a belt on
the wheel and was caught by the
pully aid dragged into the ma
chinery while running. His
body made several revolutions
before the machinery could be
stopped. When he was taken
out his right arm was broken
above and below the elbow, tiis
leg terribly mashed and he was
otherwise internally injured. -
? Demwrat.
? a number of large buildings at
i Chicago have collapsed recently
in wind storms of no especial
violence. Most of these struct
I ures were intended as hotels to
accommodate visitors to the
World's Fair. It is fortunate that
they have fallen to pieces now
while empty, instead of later
when they would have been filled
with guests.

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