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Denoted to Praotiqal Information, Qomc flews, Pure politics, and tb* Q?Mlopm*nt of VD**' Virginia a Resources
VOL. XXXIH.-NO. 2. CLARKSBURG. W. VA., NOVEMBER 24. 1893. WHOLE NO. 17
, MORE COLLEGE NEWS.
The friends of education in our
county have been, for some time
confronted by the fact that out
side of the regular free schools,
Clarksburg bad no institution of
learning open to parties who de
lired to pursue a select course of
instruction or for those who had
passed the school age. It can
no". be denied that Olarksburg
ought to have such an institution.
It h due the general atmosphere
that pervades the community
that some place of instruction be
offered to this class of persons.
The prosperous condition of
Broaddus College during the
years of '01 and '92 showed how
much the people of Central West
Virginia appreciated a school of
this kind. Tho attempt now
being made to sell this structure
ind apply the proceeds to erectj
tag a school in some remote part
of the State meets with vigorous
of many religious denominations
had helped to make the school
what it was and not only Bap
tists but Presbyterians, Episco
palians, Methodists and other
denominhtions were anxious that
it remain as a much needed in
stitution. The question is still
being agitated and only last week
i lengthy article opposing the
removal of the school from
Clarksburg appeared in the Hunt
ington Banner over the signature
of Rev. A. J. Irey, of Wheeling
one of the leading ministers of
the State. The following are
some extracts from the article:
? been made, and
1 have not seen 'it denied, that
nine-tenths of the money ever
put into the property in question
by Baptists and others has been
by persons living within a radius
of forty-five miles of its present
site, Clarksburg. Add to this
fsct another, that this money
was originally given for a school
to be located in the town it is
wd nowhere else, and to these
facts still a third, that when the
original stockholders transferred
their stock to the committee rep
resenting the Baptists of the
State, thereby enabling the de
nomination to secure property
at about half its original cost, it
was with the distinct usderstand
ing that the school was' to be
conducted at Clarksburg, and the
conclusion is inevitable, whether
*e welcome It or not, that comj
oon business honesty, to say
nothing of Christian integrity
wd denominational honor, de
Bands that the intent of those
?hose liberality has given to the
Baptists this property, to be held
And surely every least shadow
w removal, or even any demand
that any part of the assets of tho
Wlego be made available for our
entional work in any other
Motion of the State, is rendered
Bost unreasanable by the fact
the Union. Broad Run, and
?ds?n Associations are willing
f> undertake t0 care for 'i ,s
?' M a Baptist acacrmy,
Mich they are well ab) < do.)
Denominational loyalty and
"nor must unite, it seems to me.
? state oyer is crying out vig
,ttsly against removal, in
?Hole or in part. Had I been
PWtted to be at Charleston I
"WW have hailed with joy the
Proposition of the three Associa .
.1-,.^ fui"nishing a complete
'"ion to our educational prob
i and 1 would have been glad
10 faave expressed myself.''
The suggeatton's rapidly be
. a sentiment of the people
"we United States, that thefel!
kills his friend with a
'he did not know was load
should hang aU the game
, 's the Proper thing. Hang
J one of them. The advice
_D by one of our exchanges is
When a man playfully
I points a pistol or a gun at yon
knock him down; don't stop to
inquire whether it is loaded or
not; knock him down. Don't be
particular what you knock him
down with, only see that he is
thoroughly knocked down. If a
coroner's inquest must be held,
let it be on the other feltow?he
won't be missed.
It Ha* Pt?Hfd the WhlU Hoow.
The new tariff bill has passed
the "White House, so the Wash
ington correspondents say. In
other words, Grover Cleveland
has examined the several sched
ules, has invited a few of his inti
mate political friends to look over
the work, and the announcement
is now made that the bill in all
its parts has beenfashioned after
the idea of the Chicago platform,
and that the autocrat of the White
House has pronounced it good,
and he himself is well pleased.
Having passed the White
House it will next go to the leg
islative branches of the govern
ment for approval, unless a suf
ficient number of independent
Senators should be found to pro
test against this measure of de
struction. The bill, as it stands
approved by President Cleveland
is dy all odds the most radical
and most dangerous piece of leg
islation that has emanated from
the Democratic party since the
first attempt of Representative
Morrison to make a horizontal
reduction of the tariff. The effect
of this bill will be far more dis
astrous to industry and labor than
any of the former propositions,
for two reasons. First it is in it
self more radical, and in the sec
ond place the present critical
condition of our manufactures
makes the passage of the bill at
this time a wanton and reckless
blow at the very foundation of
our industrial progress. It will
destroy thousands of industries
and build up none. It will close
half the mills and factories and
workshops in several branches
of manufactures and open none.
It will throw hundreds of thous
ands of wage earners out of work,
and reduce the wattes of all. It
will leave human misery and in
dustrial wreckage where twelve
months ago the Democratic par
ty found human contentment and
Such is the measure that has
passed the White House and is
awaiting the signature of the
House of Representatives. N.
Y. Press. _
A girl never marries her ideal.
One reason is that she seldom
finds him. and when she does she
dosen't like him. Another reason
is, the material man is so dread
fully unlike the one of her im
agination. A girl is an inconsist
ent creature anyway. As sure as
she fashions the idol of her
mind's eye as a great fierce,
looking individual, the end will
be a promise to love and obey
some meek, freckled red-haired
person who cannot forget his
affection for chocolate caramels
and foot ball scrimmages.
Most dreadful is the fate of the
little woman who admires the
jolly man who can laugh at paper
weight biscuits and boiled beef
steak, for she invariably falls
heels over head in love with some
solemn, steady man whose very
photograph makes her dum
with sitbnt awe.
The"date of Senator Faulkner's
marriage has been definitely
fixed for the 3d of January next
The Senator offered a substitute
making it the 20th of December,
but his motion did not prevail
An Ohw wife "asks for ^divorce
on the ground that her husban
to in the habit of Komgtobed
with his boots on. It maybe
that the gentleman suffers from
Chapter 25, Section 85 of acts
of West Virginia Legislature,
session of 1893. says. Ac. Every
municipal election shall be held
in conformity with the provisions
of this act. (referring to the act
in regard to State and county
elections, sometimes called the
Australian System), except that
the duties herein required of the
county and circuit court clerka
shall be performed by the munici
pal clerk (or recorder as the case
may be) ; the duties herein re
quired of the commissioners of
the county court shall be per
formed by tLe municipal council,
the duties herein required of the
county sheriff shall be perform
ed by the municipal marshal (or
chief of the police as the case
may be); and the rights of desig
nation of election officers by
political parties shall be exercis
ed by the chairman of the com
mittees of such parties in the
municipality, if any such there
be. Municipal officers are here
! by required to perform the vari
ous duties herein prescribed for
| county officers in whose stead
they act, subject to the same pro
visions and penalties herein pre
scribed as to such county officers.
The winter term at the Confer
ence Seminary opened last week
with an enrollment of one hun
dred and thirty-five. .
Jerome W. Stuart has engaged
with the boot and shoe firm of
Young, Creighton & Diggs, of
Baltimore, as traveling
Mrs. Anna Carper and daughg
ter, Carrie, were in Baltimore
Mrs. Prof. S. B. Brown, of
Morgantown, is the guest of Miss
Carrie Weisenfelt.? Delta.
OCR UREAT STATE.
The last issue of Harper's I
Weekly contains a "Symposium of
Southern Governors." The fol
lowing is the contribution of
Governor McCorkle, of this State:
In a National Convention ten
years ago a newspaper reporter
mentioned a recalcitrant member
as hailing from the "Little Wild
State of West Virginia;" Would
that be true to-day ?
The State is three times larger |
than Massachusetts. .
In West Virginia there is the
largest nail mill in the world.
There are invested in the indus- j
tries of Wheeling alone $10,000,
000, with annual sales aggregat
In 1880 railroad mileage was
691 miles, in 1892 it was 1,700?
the second State in the Union in
railroad building. I
In 1880 the "Big Injun" sand
was not touched; to-day the oil
output is 625,000 barrels per
month?the second oil-producing
State. The rich Gordon and
Berea sands only touch ic two
places. The Sistersville field is
to-day the greatest oil-producing
In 1880 we produced 1,404,008
tons of coal; 1892 produced 8,
710,888 tons, making the fourth
In 1880 we produced 121,715
tons of coke; 1892 1,318,668 tons,
making second coke State. New
River coke outselling Connells
ville coke in Chicago. The great
Pittsburg seam scarcely touch
We have 16,000 square miles
of coals, making our coal area the
The Plat Top region in 1830,
there was nothing but a wilder
ness. Last year the output was
2,300,000 tons; the coke more
than 400,000 tons.
We have the largest area of
hardwood in ihe Onion, good iron
ore, fine glass and salt water,
splendid building stone. ,
Our taxes are only 3$ mills on |
the dollar for State purposed.
Our school system is excellent.
With less than a million people
we spent last year 11.400,000 for
education. The State has not a
dollar of debt
Our natural resources of forest
farm and mine are boundless,
our people rapidly progressive;
we have low taxes, a salubrious
climate, no locusts, grasshoppers,
cyclones or droughts.
We offer the heartiest welcome
to our Northern and Eastern
'friends desiring to change their
homes. This welcome is especial
ly extended to the small farm
er; for him. in our fertile soil, is
every possible hope of success,
both in regular agricultural line
and in fruits. The State is the
gateway between the West and
the North, and it is right at
Wm. A. McCorki.e.
Don't* For Wire*.
Don't be jealous because your
husband is a gentleman and con
sequently polite to other women.
Don'tJs6ther him with details
of dressmaking, but put on your
prettiest clothes for him.
Don't worry when he talks
about "mother's" cooking, but
ask your mother-in-law to make
Don't have Bridget's and Mary
Ann's failings, and shortcomings
Don't try to outdress Mrs.
Smith when her husband has
twicd as much salary as yours
DanV, tjrtk about your old lov
ers; your husband will eventually
wish one of them had you.
Don't leave the children en
tirely to the nurse-girl and then
wonder at their behavior.
Don't forget that they are a
little better than the fascinating
Don't be talking constantly of
their perfections; it's tiresome.
Don't be cross and irritable
when a little patience may save
a family quarrel.
Don't, if you have to do your
own work keep at it from day
light to dark . have a system.
Mike West, better known as
"Big Lis," the member of Com
par.yD, Second Regiment West
Virginia National Guard, who
was struck with a bayont during
the recent encampment, is re
ported to have died at his home
in Hinton. "Big Liz" tried to
pass a sentinel, who ran after
him and struck him in the back
with a bayonet. The official an
nouncement was made that he
had been wounded by a soldier
in the discharge of his duty, and
no punishment was ever given
the man from Milton who wound
See what Mr. Granville Bart
lett has to say about life insur
ance on page 5 of this issue.
Mr. F. M. Cunningham, that
eminent, genial merchant from
Sardis, was a pleasant Telegram
visitor last week.
Mrs A. P. Bond, of Lost Creek
died on last Sunday. The Tele
gram recently spoke of the am
putation of her arm, which opera
tion Aid not save her life.
The lovers of choice music will
bo glad to know that Mr. Will
Nusbaum has secured the Smith
Sisters for one of their famous
concerts January 2d, '94.
Dr. W. Pish who has been con
nected with the State Institute
here for some time has decided
to resume the general practice
of medicine and has permanently
The Clarksburg Tklkoram has
begun its thirty-third volume. It
is a splendid newspaper and its
editor, Mr. Stuart F. Reed, a
Renin! and able gentleman.?
The Postoffice passed Into tho
bands of tho recent appointee
Mr. Lee H. Vance one day this
week but ex-postmaster. Bough -
ner will remain a short time to
assists the new officials.
Hon. Presley W. Morris, well
known as a logical and well versed
lawyer and an enimont journalist,
should 1k> nominated by the Re
publicans of the Fourth district
as their next candidate for Judge.
We are out for Judge Morris.
Mr. Will 8. Greenlief. former
ly of this county (Bridgeport)
has composed a pioco of sheet
music entitled "Protection'
which he has dedicated to Gov.
McKinley. Mr. Greenlief is
recognized as one of West Vir
flinia's finest.musicians and has
many friends here who will bo
glad to know that C. F. Thomp
son can furnish this composition.
Tbr smsll-pox alarm baa about sub
sided anil there ia littlo proability that
the disease will go beyond tha aim
family iii which it broke out at Bridge
port. For awhile there waa oonsidera
ble alarm and 110 small amount of uu
essiness prevailed at Bridgeport The
schools were closed on laat Monduy
simply because parents would uot send
their children to aoliool uud there waa
nothiuR for the teachera to do.
O.XKdlstlngulshlng feature of Novem
ber Is the plunge the earth takes
through the meteor zone about the 13th
Inst. Thla zone la an immense ellipse,
containing an Innumerable number of
meteors, which make a revolution in
about thirty-three years. Tho earth
on ordinary years doea not enuounter
the great shual or swarm, but every
thirty-three years she passes through
the midst of it, and there is a superb
display of colcstlal pyrotechnics. The
meteors aro spreading far and wide
through the zone or ring, and thla
seema to Indicate that, In the distant
future, they will fill every portion of
It, When thla takea place the ahowera
will be more nearly equalised?that la,
there will bo larger shower* every
year, while the grand display will di
Tine great state of Texaa had a mind
to show what she could do In other
than material lines i (he Columbian
exposition. The atr building waa
erected through thee"' rta of the Lone
Star women, and tli also planned to
make an exhibit of ie best musical
talent of the statt ^repetitive con
testa were held and on? hundred of the
best musicians of the state came to
Chicago, where, In the pleasant recep
tion-room of their handsome building,
nnder the able direction of Mrs. Martha
B. Hmoot^if Colorado, Tex., they have
shown that Texas has a most credlta
blo amount of genuine musical talent.
Nomura has. so well Illustrated the
drawing powers of the world's fair aa
the case of an Iowa prisoner, who
while serving a six months' sentence
in the Creston jail, broke out of tha.
institution, went to Chicago and, hav
ing "put In" ten days at the fair, re
turned to Creston to serve out his sen
tence. fie said he felt he could do thla
with Joy and not with grief, his mind
and heart having been exalted and en
lightened by the sight of the treasures
of art gathered at the great world's ex
Capt. M aoxub Akdchsox. the Nor-1
wiglan sailor who bnilt the Viking
ship and sailed her across the sea to
Chicago, was presented to President
Cleveland the other day by Gardiner O.
Hubbard, president of the National
Geographical society. It is thought
that the Viking ship will find a per
manent resting place in YVaabington,
now that the world'a fair la closed.
The slang expression "I don't think"
la not so new that ons may feel that
he la very fresh when he uses it. It
was common more than fifty years
ago, when Dickens wrote ''Martin
Chuxxlewlt," It was pat into the
mouth of one of the characters early
In the story, and the author comments
on it aa being a favorite phrase.
Tax pickled olivet of trade are put
up very carefully by the packers. They
muat first be picked by band several
weeks before they are matured. After
being picked they are steeped in caus
tic soda snd water. They are then
soaked and pickled In brine for several
A Si'iuNciriKi.i! (Mass.) paper sug
gests that tbe name of Jefferson ave
nue in that city be changed to Bliss
avenue, since so many newly-married
couples aro taking up their abode
there. That paper must figure on tha
rapcosltlon that marriage is a sucoeso.
A monument t? Gen. B. P.
Kelly, at Pbillppl u talked of.
Two prisoners escaped from
the Logan jail last weok.
Weston is now talking of ?
Coal is 12 cents per bushel at
The county papers have blos
somed out with big sales of real
estate for taxes.
The late James MoGraw, of
Harper's Porry, left an estate
valued at f105,000.
While excavating for ? vault
in a back yard, at Ravens wood,
workmen unoarthod a human
Edward Johnson,agod 14 yoars
of Parkersburg, whllo playing
leap frog was knocked down and
his back broken.
1* rauk Stroman, oldest ton of
W. S. Stroman. of Union. Monroe
county, was fatally hurt last Sat
urday by jumping from a train.
A bed of fire clay from seven
to ton feet deep and four miles
long, has been discovered at Ban
ay Gap, Cheat Mountain.
Mrs. Jane Lanham was burned
to death at G.Uesple, Ritchie
county, a few days ago. by her
clothing catching fire while she
J. I'. Lilly, of Summers county
who was shot some weeks ago at
his homo by Thos. Meador. dlod
from his wounds last Sunday
night. Moador is in jail.
Tho trial of Lewis Hall, accne.
of the murder of Samuel
hteelo, in McDowel couotyl,clos
ed last Monday by the acquittal
of the prisoner.
Thore was a narrow escape
from a terrible accident at the
Martinsburg Methodist parson
age on the 4th. The fire-place
icater was not properly closed,
which consequently emitted a
cosiderable quantity of gas that
entered the sleeping apartments,
nearly suffocating Mrs. Trump
three children and Miss Ella
Troxell. a visitor. In her uncon
scious condition Mrs. Trump fell
down the hall stairway. The
sufferers endured excrutiating
pain and intense sickness for
hours, the patients not fully re
covering for several days.
Mr. H. J. llildebrand. of
Clarksburg, but for some time a
resident of this place, was in
town on Tuesday and made us a
The Barnesvilte Manufacturing
Co's. store was burglarised last
Monday night, but only a few
goods were taken.
The Hon. Fontain Smith Is
still confined to his room by Ill
The following marriage licenses
have been issued by clerk Man
ley since our last report:
Thomas C. Wiseman and Net
tie B. Bauson,
Owen McNamorrow and Clar
issa Jane Carpenter.
EzraW. Price and Martha J.
John J. Layman and Nancy J.
Terrence J. Connelly and Delia
Sweeden J. Satterfleld and
Flora E. Garlow.
Charley Jones and Annie Oaks.
Charley G.Straight and Martha
C. C. Talbott and Mattie V.
S. AlvaStansburry and Lizzie
Our friend, Thos. Nuzum of
Olive accompanied by his son
George, was in the city recently
and called to tell us how valua
ble the telegram was to him.
Rev. D. E. Weaver has many
friends who will be pleased to
known that he has a nice location
at Dravertown, Ohio. He will
be missed from this State
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