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PftRT lino 11 1 Central West Virginia j
fOL- XXXIL-NO. 24.
[in SS We?"virginfa j 'PACES I TO 4,
'? D?^lopme?t Of West DhUlma'. R?oure?.
WHOLE NO. 1578
the mormons.
low They Were Exiled From
I Illinois in 1845. .
These hi?toric?l sketches are written
1 ,BSSSa?liirliTO Mormon minister
jjo BUT Tears ngo lived in Clarksburg,
?l rtouiio* n residont of Utah.?Ed. ]
Vi i\,?Cuntinued from Number 10.]
St. Geobge, Utah, |
April 27. 1893. f
On the evening of the 20th
(c-pmber every man in the camp
ns visited by two fatherly men
Rising and requesting all at
Mfftrtimo to unite in asking
he Lord to direct our course for
tbest. even to changing the
i'ot the Colonel not to go
bough the copper mine cqud
These two men had been
ited by Brigham \oung
Insel and advise and act as
>rs to the boys of the battal
of this the Colonel knew
ing, and the men were of the
I ion that to march through
! country where the enemy
I stationed without an en
lent would be impossible.
The next morning we were on
bemarch, but had not proceeded
iron the road leading south
tan the colonel called a halt,
sting first in one direction and
ten in another and said, "this is
BKpiCOurse. I don't want
(get under General Wool and
Be my trip. I was ordered to
ilifornia, and with an oath ho
tore that he was not going all
ind the world to get to Cali
i; that he would go there or
" ) at tempt,
id said, '?
the way
Heeling of relief. and thanks
Mod was in every heart. Our
?fers were answered.
Tie next morning we were
?watering our annimals 'til
?fly 11 o'clock, having to drive
stock two miles too water
"had been fonud late the pre
ws evening by the guides,
ter our canteens we
whed about eighteen miles
wmped without wood or
r' 0ur guides were still
in search of water. Near
Ming of the sun we saw, in
stance, a smoke, believed
*<? signal that water was
' and by sunrise.the next
iff' W6 Were on the march
I" 1p. m. arrived at the spot,
spring was so sma]1 we
ordered to continue teu or
miles further where it
ld water was plentiful,
px teams were still behind,
fens were left for them to
U ater was so scarce
I, l'ed to get a drop, and
j,h;?W man Sot any. I was
BK by thirSty s?Wiers
L?.le,r Parched lips. It
Nefro'l8 ? Cl0Ck at night
&traCk reaohed ^e
00 the west side of a dry
E . ?
1 Men^f a day of suffer
?*e teams save out,
tklll*a" h?^ of lh;
,???>ng into camp.
L?* '10W Provoking it
iLTm0d ^ere- was a
l^oonM "'stance away,
It Was ? 8. same distance'
El m,ra^' ^d this
? Fran,!"' What Hittel'.
feS S8ys in his
sth? ? California"
Lj? "'markable scenes
P ' California are, the
|fjttemjgseen fre
No nnrttv, of the
'Ottinran?. Greal Basin
?L|f,''l so far distant
le|0riseint M* are
ISS m'"'"'1" "?tont
!sof o|, "U!S- APP?r
ear water are often
seep, and invite the traveler to
turn aside for refreshments."
The following day we laid by
to await the arrival of the ox
teams. At this encampment we
met some Mexicans, who had
been over the mountains to trade
with the Indians. The Colonel
purchased a few mules. The
messes bought dried meat, but
owing to it being so fat and oily
it was believed to be horse flesh.
But let that be as it may, I
thought it was the best dried
meat I had ever eaten.
f Continued. |
H. W. Bigleu.
St. George, Utah.
Like a Hash of darkness in the
clear sky of noon-day, came the
announcement on Wednesday
that one of Clarksburg's bright,
active and most useful business
men had been summoned by
death's swift messenger.
On Saturday he was seen ou
the street in the fall enjoyment
of health and seemingly in the
acme of his usefulness. He had
just that day returned from New
York City. On Monday he was
unconscious and so remained un
til his death which occurred
about noon on Wednesday. The
trouble was a serious disorder of
the bowels. His frank, good
natured countenance, his cheer
ful words and his cordial greet
ings will be missed by a large
number of his warm friends
in this city. He was sole
proprietor o? the wholesale pro
T?ram^Co!?ftnd was working
up a very large trade, his being
one of the largest produce con
cerns in the State. Mr. Thorn
was about 42 years old and leaves
a wife and two daughters?Alice
and Florence. Alice, the oldest,
is scarcely fourteen years of age
and her sister much younger.
They are exceedingly bright and
pretty girls and are universal
favorites. Mrs. Thorn nee Miss
Columbia Gittings, is a sister of
Prof. John G. Gittings, and in
her great bereavement has the
sympathy of many friends.
Mr. Thorn left his family com
fortably provided for, having
life insurance to the amount of
over $10,000 in addition to his
property. He made friends
easily, was a moral, upright man,
kind to his friends and devoted
to his family. Although not a
member of church, he seemed to
enjoy attending its services and
contributed liberally to the its
financial calls. He was just the
kind of man we could ill afford to
lose "He has crossed the
boundaries of time" and let us
hope that in the great boyond he
shares freely the unbounded
mercies of Almighty God.
Bclva Loch wood Opera
Friday, April ??? Sabjecl: l?
marriage a ftalloro!
Married on Horseback.
Index. 1
At about 8 o'clock p. m.. April
17 1803, the officiating minister
and wife, and Miss Sadie Martin,
visiting relative, were suddenly
arroused by the voice of the
bride-groom, and in order to com
ply with an ancient costume we
all arose, and with oil in our
vessels, and lighted lamp went
forth to meet him; when lo and
behold we me', the parties on
horseback, and there with old
earth for our carpeting, the star
ry heavens for covering, and
shades of night for curtains. Mr.
Lucius R. Sturm and MissMartba
Nutter entered the blissful fields
of matrimony. Mr. Sturm is a
son of Commissioner Sturm, oi
Harrison county. E. E. Sai'P,
Shinnston. W. Va.
It seems to be'pTetty Wil set
tled that M- J- O'Kane is to be
the next postmaster at Wheeling.
Genesee, N. "Y. April 24.
Judgo Nash this morning sent
ced Father Charles Flatherty t_
seven years and six months in
the penitentiary. Father
herty pays the penalty of the 1
for using the Catholic church t
his authority as priest of God :
attempting the ruin of an in
cent young girl. He was |
a jury trial which began Af
It was one of the most set
al trials ever heard in Gene
the court room being er
with spectators from adjoini
towns for miles ground,
injured girl, Miss Mary Swe
is the pretty sixteen-year-'
ward of Mr. M.J.Noonan.
Flatherty was always conside
one of the most pious and
likewise one of the most lea
and eloquent Catholic clergyt
in the state.
General Harrison paid $125 i
a premium of $2? for his
of a pew in the First Presbyt
ian church, at Indianapolis, t
other day.
The rumor that Bucks
would have a regular delu
weddings this spring ba
Some girls should
that it is not just, the
to do to recognize too
aquintances when #
street." A young la
suios-of. lh'
An engagement does not al
ways mean a wedding these
In old times royal courts bad
professional jesters to amuse
them. Nowadays 4he fun-making
home and abroad for exclusive
circles is made by "social
headers.'' V
There came wafted over the
waters from Bermuda, that
"beautiful isle of the sea," news
of the matrimonial engagement
of another "Mew York girl" to
an Englisn army officer.
A wedding in Paris in May
will be that of an American
widow, once divorced, to a
Frenchman of title who ' looks
like sixty," but is ten years
older. Of course, it will be one
of those "notablp social events."
There is but one way to stamp
out fashionable scandals, and
that way is never to repeat them.
This experiment, when sincerely
adhered to; has ever been suc
When a young lady of the
period says she has jilted a cer
tain fashionable gent it is very
difficult to tell just who was
German Bag* rs. Wot Virginia Hug*.
Charleston, W. Va., Apr. 23.
?Prof. A. D. Hopkins. Etomolo
gist at the West Virginia Agricul
tural Experiment Station at
Morgantown, is in the city. Pro
fessor Hopkins has in the last
few years made a careful study
of the causes of destruction of
?ur pine forests and finds that a
small insect in the bark causes
the destruction of the tree. Dur
ing the last summer he spent
some time in the forests in Ger
many studying the insects that
he found there and their habits.
He found a small prolific insect
which feeds upon the injurious
one, multiplies rapidly and is
not injurious to timber. Several
thousands of these have since
been imported and are being
ated by Prof. Hopkins
Dg the pine regions of the
i in order to save as much
I reuaing timber as possible,
-j has with him several thous
1 the little specimens and
eave tomorrow for Raleigh,
filer. Pocahontas, Randolph
ucker counties to distribute
among the forests. The
active ones disappear rap
efore theirhungry enemies,
J as the latter multiply so fast
obable the timber will be
Prof. Hopkins, whose
r alone if he succeeds in sav
; the pine timber of the State,
[1 prove the value of the station
i people of the State. He
^s the other departments of
station are all doing good
rlc and that everything aboui
: station is moving on smooth
There is no friction among
) professors and the work is
ag on successfully.
be Parkersburg State Journal
jr. editorially: '-Major A. C.
oi?, of Clarksburg, who has
j>n filling a good position in the
art men I of Justice at Wash
I'on, has resigned. It is un
valued that his successor will
be appointod for several
Btbs. Mr. Winfield Scott,
or of the Clarksburg Netos,
i applicant for the place. He
Grover Cleveland's own kind
i Democrat, but we would be
. to see him appointed, be
i he is a West Virginian and
I fellow.",, .
The Australian ballot law will
not prevail at the coming May
election, held for selecting school
officers, the ammended act,
passed by .the last Legislature
not taking effect until after the
time for holding this election.
Boards of Education must there
fore prepare poll books as here
tofore. Commissioners have
been appointed by the county
court at the following places to
conduct the election:
Coal?Johnson's Feed Stable;
E. K. Stout,J. R. Amis and G. C.
Southern, Com'rs.
Clark?Court House; Harvey
W. Harmer. W. Perry Camp and
Andy S. Criss, Com'rs.
Clay?Town Hall, Shinnston;
B. A. Reeder, J. A. Fleming and
L. J. Rowand, Com'rs.
Tenmile?Cherry Camp; E. B.
Robinson, James Bumgardner
and D. C. J. Brake. Com'rs.
Eagle -LumberportiM.L.Rib
litt, J. H. Madden and J. L. Har
ter, Com'rs.
Wyatt?J. W. Hess. R. E.
Richardson and Thomas Hawker,
Saudis?At Sardis; M. D. Og
den, F. M. Cunningham and
James M. Plant, Com'rs.
Sardis?Brown's Mills; John
A. Showalter, I. L. Marsh and
Orlando M. Swiger, Com'rs.
Simpson?Bridgeport; A. D.
Fitzhugh, J. D. Wilkinson and
R. M. Stout, Com'rs.
Simpson ? Grassland; J. G.
Lawson, Delbert Lang andThos.
Roy. jr., Com'rs.
Union?West Milford; Lloyd
Hefner. J. U. Dayton and J. W.
Young, Com'rs.
Union-Burnside school house;
Gutnn Minter. William Hall and
N. Rightmire, Com'rs.
Elk?Uoinine's Mills; John
Patton, M. B. Kurkendall and A.
1 E. Young, Com'rs.
Elk?4Juiet Dell; L. B. Bond,
J. N. Cottrill and Earnest Rider,
Grant?Center School House;
William L. Hughs, L. B. Davis
and T. L. Wright, Com'rs.
Grant?Mt Clair; John P.
Lynch, Ira. Kirby and S. L
Blake, Com'rs.
Weston. W. Va.. April 16.?
Train No. 41 on theGauley divi
sion of the West Virginia <fc Pitta
burgh railroad was derailed' to
day. It was caused by o broken
switch in the yards at Centralla
and made a bad wreck, tearing
I up about one hundred feet of
'track. A large section force was
immediately put to work to clear
| tho main track. The tank of the
engine was turned up side down
in sucb a manner that it was ne
cessary to use jacks to raise it to
a certain height in order to shove
it off the main track. Just as
the section men were in the act
of doing this the tank slipped o(T
the jacks, catching live of the
, men, killing J. V. Dennison, of
Centralia, breaking one arm of
John Lloyd, both legs of Henry
Skinner, one leg of William
Roane and crushing both legs
and injuring the back of George
Shorts. The president of the
road, Senator Camden, and Vice
President Kunst were on a
special train en route to Gauley
and arrived at Centralia a few
hours after the accident. They
gave their personal attention to
the injured, arranging a special
train from Sutton to bring doc
tors, who say all have probably
received fatal injuries, but they
have hopes of saving two out of
the five.
Some of our reports from the
country were lost this week. This
accounts for them not appearing.
The World's Fair rate from
Clarksburg to Cnicago and re
turn is $20.55. Tickets on sale
every day. which will be good
returning until Nov. 14.
A very attractive display,show
ing the change that can be pro
duced by filtering our hydrant
water, may be seen in front of
Osburn's shoo store.
The annual G. A. R. Encamp
ment took place a$ Grafton
Wednesday and Thursday of this
week. Several Grand Army
men from Clarksburg attended
and an interesting meeting is re
The Quest, the official organ of
the Prohibition party, and which
has been purchased by Capt.
Frank Burt, will not be moved to
Fairmont. A home has betn pur
chased for it in Wheeling and
I there it is to stay. Mrs. N. R.
C. Morrow will occupy the
editorial chair.
A. G. Giffen's barn at Newlon,
was totally destroyed by tire
last Tuesday, loss about five
hundred dollars. One of his la
borers left his coat hanging in
the barn. The coat contained
over one hundred dollars in
money and other valuables, which
were burned. Mr. Giffen had
just filled the barn with hay.
John J. Cornwell. of Romney,
editor of the Hampshire Review,
has been appointed to*jk f?t job
as "State Statistical' for West
Virginia, for the Agricultural
Department. This is a nice berth.
E. M. Gilkeson, also of Romney,
Hampshire county, is to be made
Collector of Internal Revenue for
the District of West Virginia.
Congressman Wilson gets the
credit of both these appoint
ments. It is also understood
that Hampshire county and the
South Branch Valley are *x> get
a half dozen appointments in the
revenue service. The Democrats
from the balance of the State
will take due notice and govern
themselves accordingly. Hamp
shire county is strictly "in it."?
State Journal.
Mr. Thomas McCreery, editor
of tho Buckhannon Banner, was
in the city a few hours Wednes
day. He was returning from
Huntington where he was attend
ing the funeral ol his brother,
who was killed in the recont rail
road accident near there.
1 wo murderers under sentence
of death escaped from Sing Sing
prison New York, last week. It
has caused considerable excite
ment all over that state.
Charles Morris . and Henry
Brinkor, of Ritchie county, had
an altorcation over who should
escort a girl homo from a box
supper. Brinkor cut Morris so
seriously in the face and abdomen
that his li.'e is despaired of. A
warrant has been issued for his
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(irarton Ncwxlet*.
West Grafton is to havoa new
postmaster. Mr. J. C. White,
who for tho past four years has
served tho people of that town
in that capacity is to be succeeded
by Patrick Moran, the old and
well known ex-baggage master
at the Grafton depot platform.
Superintendent R. M. Sheats
Tram Master U. B. Williams and
Supt. A. T. Cline, of the tele
graph, office, were in Baltimore
this week assisting in arranging
tho summer schedule for thoir
road. In view of the expected
heavy World's Fair trafic, it is
probable that considerable
change will be .mode in the run
tiiiUf of passenger trains.
Mrs. Hoke, wife of Hod. J. T.
Hoke, Judge of that judicial dis
trict, mot with a most; painful ac
cident last Monday. Mrs. Hoke
has been stopping with her hus
band at tho Ward House since
the Judge has been holding court
here, and on Monday got in Mr,
Luke Lewellen's carriage to
which a pair of spirited horses
were attached, to drive in com
pany with Mr. Lewellen to the
latter's home some two miles
from Grafton. While descend
ing a hill one of the horses prob
ably in a spirit of playfulness
kicired over the carriage pole.
Mr. Lewellen at once reined in
the team and held their heads
toward tv fence corner. Mrs.
Hoke, fearing a run off, jumped
from the carriage aud in doing
so sprained her ankle m & most
painful manner. She was taken
tq Mr. Lewellen's home and Dr.
Harter called. The physician
thinks that tho unfortunate lady
will not be ab^fcKpalk for weeks
and probable not for months.
1 lie injury was exceedingly
Nitw Yohk, April 34, 1803.
Good to prime *3 50(i4$6 00
Fair to Rood... s 33^ 5 M
Common to medium 4 00<(fl 5 30
Oxen and stags 8 06<(4 5 40
Bulls and dry cows 2 00vo 4 50
Average to-day, estimated. 3 80(s9 ....
Kxtremo range of prices... 4 00M 8 00
Uood to prime steers sold one year
ago at ?4 #0??4 00; the average prioe
was estimated at ?4 45.
BEEVES?Receipts for two days,
058 bead?250 cars consigned direct to
slaughters- 50 oars for export alive, and
57 cars for tlie market With a jjood
demand from home trade slaughters,
and some inquiry for export, the market
was active at fully sustained prices fsr
common to fair steers, with possibly a
little easier feeling for good beeves. All
aold early and the finlali was steady.
siuckp ami num.
The supply was very light and sellers
enabled to advance prices from 15o to
85c per 100 lb. Poor to choioe unshorn
sheup sold at 85 25?$0 75 per 100 !b;
130 extra do, at $7; dipped aheep, at
44 25@$5 75; unshorn lamba, at $(1?
*7 70; clipped do, at 62J@$0 75;
onlls, at $4@t4 50; spring lambs, at
S4?*7 per head.
Boston, April ia -Wool?The do
mand ia modern to; Ohio, 2tfo for X;
30s31c foi XX, and SlaiSo for XX and
above. Mtolugan X, 2So; No. 1 (tomb
ing dull, :lta.17o; unwashed. 35?20o.
Pulled quiet, 33uSdc.

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