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Of MorrlfA Hall
flerk'a office. T7.
ffljjtBlWB HOWlLLt Oi,
" praetitionaror
p. ?
pvB ?EO. *? 1
Will be In his office. Clark*
MBBai.iirg, W. Va. f.or monthiorthe
**mil/jri?r, namely, February. Hay.
ADcnil and November. Palnlxa extraction
Slleeih gimrRnteed, and a net of beautiful
IMlh Inserted In ano minute after the ex.
"SS'm Main utreet. oppoalte Fourth.
~DR. A. B. HALL.
cgspermanently looatedln Ularkabnrg.ar
nil be round at hli offlce from the t.
' tenth af each month. I*
*111 rUlt Clarksburg as usual, from Iff t*
1Sth nfH+v1. n+*. Marrh and Junn.
Dr.A. B.Ven Cetea,
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N 1
mm. & t
Mju.n Sibeet, Claaksbubo, W. Va.
/ Office open throughout the year. Does
[ not travel. Residence and office oppo
Mte 8t Charlea Hotel, Clarksburg, W.
|g N. FLOWE ..r jlU7
'practitioner of medicine.
iSBURG, - W. VA.
. J/A'tfrir"?8"'*1- OV" C1,",0n 4
jWpFvH0?',B?r8 ,V 11 *? M- 3 to 5 and
N"ht??* Promptly attended
OuRKsnuKO, - Wkst Va.
, W30 years experience. Best rcfer
""x* 46-ly.
Special attention given tocrying sales
?nd auctions in tlie country. Address
?11 communications to Clarksburg, W.
Vt~ 37-tt.
/natWt - - Niaj. Poaron
f IbAnHgBCBo. W*8T Va.
fl- T- Bedmah.
"w gauges, Pumps, Ou Fixtures.
^r- A. M. Jarret,
, office, Howell
I Uee. Ey?pI ,{!i ^ months?roe local no
done hellL. t * Prosthetic Dentistry
BRICK company,
Manufacturers of
Hand Made Brick,
Wiin,tra0tora for Brick Work,
full 811I,??ep constantly on hand a
-he M? i? ?ii first-?la88 brick, at
vmL; V,tlCoeUo Brick Yard,' on
Orrte'l? St;> ClarkBburg, W. Va.
4" ttryAddreM J" R
148> Clarksburg, W. Va.
~~~~ 16-lyr.
" * commissioner ofArconnU,
Office in Court House,
' 411 Clarksburg, V. Va.
HE shades of
evening were
fast ap -
proachin g,
"when a soli
tary travel
ler, riding
along a lone
ly way, in a
t w e e n two
low lines of hills, paused at a
vine-covered cottage and asked
for food for himself and horse.
It was freely given, for no more
hospitable section of country j
could be found than that in which
this valley lies. After resting
awhile the stranger made prepa
rations to continue his journey.
The host demurred
"Do not go on to-night" he
said. "You miy meet trouble.
There is a gang of horse thieves
about. That is a fine horse and
buggy you have there, and you
might be relieved of it as a man
was down the valley only yester
day. It was a liold piece of work
and officers are after the fellow.
Stay till morning. You're wel
"Thank you, friend." replied
the stranger, "butl'm not afraid.
My old mother lives up in the
mountains. I havn't seen her for
three years, and I want to get
home. I wrote her- I would be
there to-morrow, and if I don't
travel to-night I won't make it.
'Tis bright moonlight, and I don't
anticipate any danger, besides I
think I can take care of myself.
Thanks, for your warning, as
well as for your generous hospi
tality. Good night,'' and the
stranger dropped a coin into the
old man's hand, sprang into his
buggy and drove away.
It. was yet early bed-time when
a second traveler halted at the
same house and inquired if any
stranger had passed that way.
The old man recognized an offi
cer of the law, and he felt almost
dazed as a suspicion crossed his
mind that the man he had enter
tained earlier in the evening was
the daring horse thief. With
that conviction he recounted the
circumstance to the officer,
dwelling upon the_ man's appar
ent haste to proceed and utter
disregard of horse thieves.
"Brown horse, new buggy,
well-dressed stranger, "repeated
the officer. How much start has
he ? Only two hours. Good !
Dexter can travel. The road
gets bad for a buggy a few miles
up, and we'll overtake him before
midnight I doubt if he sees
his mother to-morrow?unless
she's dead," added the sherifT
with a laugh.
In a moment he was on his
horse and galloping up the val
The stranger was riding leis
urely along, drinking in the quiet
beauties of tho summer nighf^d
whistling softly to himself, in a
manner quite unbecoming a hunt
ed desperado. The huge rocks
by the roadside cast sombre
shadows in the moonlight and the
horse frequently shied as his
own shadow fell upon some big
rocic they were passing, but the
driver was not timid, and no
thought of horse thieves crossed
his mind until he heard the gal
loping of an approaching horse
in the rear. He quickened his
horse's pace somewhat but the
road was rough. He knew what
ever the danger he must face it
He examined his revolver and
laid it on the seat beside him.
and then he lowered the buggy
curtain and waited. Soon the
horseman appeared in view. It
seemed a daring and resolute
face the stranger beheld as he
glanced through the glass at the
form oehind him, and he deter
mined his course accordingly.
"Halt." order^the new com-1
"By what authority ?" ques
tioned the occupant of the bug
85It was a mistake, fraught with |
terrible results that the horse
man made when, instead of an
swering the question as he should
he counter-queried in a peremp
tory, tone :
"Who does that horse belong
'"Me," was the firm reply.
''Since when ?"
??Yesterday." replied the
"I thought so," sneered the
horseman 'Til relieve you of
it now. Halt ! and deliver It up
or I'll fire."
The command was followed by
a qulsk report, but not from the
speaker's weapon.
"That'll teach one horse thief
to mind his own bnsiness," said
the stranger to himself.
The man was still in the saddle
and fast retreating down the val
ley when the occupant of the
buggy succeded in quieting
his own horse, and not caring to j
be delayed, he leisurely proceed
ed on his way.
He could not dismiss the sub
ject from his mind, however.
'I hope I didn't kill the fellow,'
he said again and again, -if he
was a horse thief. I'd rather
have given him the horse and
bugsry. Maybe I was too hasty."
Daylight dawned and our trav
eler was beginning to feel more
cheerful when he again heard the
clatter of hoofs. Not one horse,
but many, were overtaking him.
"What now ?" bethought.
He was not long in doubt. A
determined looking set of men
soon surrounded him, and, under
pressure of a dozen gun muzzles
he was forced to head his horse
down the valley. He knew by the
imprecations of the men and the
suggestive coil of rope dangling
from the leader's saddle that ter
rible danger threatened him, but
not a word of explanation was
vouchsafed until they reached a
point some three miles below
where he had shot the horse
If, as he supposed, he was in
toils of the gang; he knew that
remonstrance was useless, and
he must meet his fate. Some
coats were piled under a biff oak
tree, and near them sat two men.
Here his captors dismounted and
secured his horse and theirs to
scattering sapplings. He knew
from frequent glances cast down
the valley that they were waiting
yet for reinforcements. They
had not long to wait until a dozen
men came in sight. They were
well mounted and well dressed,
but were evidently greatly ex
cited. They proceeded at once
to the pile of coats the stranger
had noted. Some were thrown
aside, revealing as he had half
expected, the dead body of a man
doubtless the victim of his shot.
He could overhear a part of their
conversation, and by degrees he
came to understand that it was
the county sheriff he had killed.
The dead man's horse had not
paused after its rider fell until it
reached the house where it had
stopped in the evening.
The excited old man was on
the alert, and the blood besmear
ed horse had told the tale. The
country was roused. Men start
ed in pursuit of the sheriff's mur
derer, and a messenger was des
patched to the sheriff's home.
The stranger was overtaken
and brought back, as we have
seen, and the new arrivals were
the sheriff's fellowtowosmen
come to avenge his death. Horse
stealing was bad enough and
when the murder of one of their
friends was added to the crime,
none too soon could the murderer
meet retribution.
Bottle after bottle of liquor
was drained to nerve the men to
the deedy vengeance they felt
called upDn to perform. After a
hasty inquest on the dead body
had been held it was covered
from sight again. The rope was
uncoiled, the noose made and
tightened upon the neck of the
prisoner. In vain did the unfor
tunate man. in a quiet and digni.
fled manner protest that he shot
in self defense, laboring under a
delusion that he himself was,
shooting ahorse thief. He plead
ed for a chance to prove himself
an honest man, but the excited
and half intoxicated men would
listen to no explanations. The
rope was thrown over a limb, and
breathing a prayer, not for him
self, bit for his mother, the
helpless man was swung aloft,
and one more was added to the
long list of Judge Lynch's vic
When the executioners regain
ed their senses they began to
doubt the wisdotn of their hasty
deed. An investigation was
made that proved the stranger's
statements tine. He had purch
ased the horse and buggy at the
railroad terminus to complete his
journey. Two of the men visited
the old mother, still waiting for
the son that never ;cme. They
told her that a man answering
his description had met with a
fatal accident down the valley.
All was done that could be for
her comfort, but years of atone
ment and regret have nevar
quieted the consciences of those
men who subjected an innocent
fellow man to an ignominous
The horso thieves were after
wards captured, but Judge Lynch
did not preside at the trial.
Uoold'a I hi lighter Knwiffeil to An Ac
New York, November 28.?
Rumor has 4t that MIbb Helen
Gould, the twenty-one year old
daughter of the late "Wizard of
Wall Street." and heiress of $10.
000,000, has followed in the foot
steps of her brother George and
chosen a life partner from the
stage. The fortunate man is said
to be Harry Woodruff, a young
actor known in the profession as
"the boy ingene," and now play
ing in the Charley's Aunt Com
pany at the Standard Theater, in
this city. According to the story
which tias gained general cur
rency on Murry Hill, this will be
Actor Woodruff's last' season on
the stage, at least for Eome time.
He has handed in his resignation
to take effect next Saturday
night, and. upon his retirement,
will go to Yale College to study
law; preliminary to espousing
Miss Helen In wedlock. The
courtship of Actor Woodruff and
Miss Gould has been going on
for a longtime, and Geo. Gould,
until lately, has been bitterly op
posed to it. It is only recently
after leaving no stone unturned
to break off the affair, that he has
given his consent, on condition
that Woodruff retire from the
stage aud take a two year's
course at Yale.
Old Lady Rumor gives out an
other piece of information by
declaring that George Gonll
has consented to pay all of Wood
ruff's college expenses, and is
said to have given the young
man $10,^)00 to keep his mouth
closed about the matter until the
expiration of the two years of
probation. If at the end of that
time the young people are still
in love, George Gould has agreed
that they shall get married.
George Gould, however, when
seen in his office to-day, indig
nantly denied the truth of the
report, and declared that IMiss
Helen is not even acquainted
with Actor Woodruff, much less
being engaged to marry him.
hsHBirother George's dentuM
to be believed, the richest yonng
woman in America is not entang
led in the web which that ingeni
ous little'spider, Love, is wont
to weave.
Bcrofula eradiated and all kindred
diseases cured by Hood'a Haraaparilla,
which by its vitalizing and alterative
effects, makes pure blood.
Furniture, repairing and turn
ing are now specialties with J.
W. Odell at his shop and ware
room, opposite the Sumner
tannery, West End. Persons"
needing chamber and parlor
suits, tables, desks, bedsteads
&c.. are cordially invited to call.
Any furniture supplied on short
notice. 38-tf.
Subscribe for the Tei.egram
and learn what is going on.
Tho Atlanta Journal, which is
Hoke Smith's paper, says : 'For
democrats this is more than an off
year; it is awful."
A United StatesTreasury state
ment issued on Saturday shows
that the (fold reserve has do
creased to $81,700,000, the lowest
point it has ever reached.
The Chicago clothing firm of
Frankthal, Frendentlial >t Co.,
failed on Saturday; liabilities,
$350,000, and assets about $280.
Senator Peffer's daughter Nel
lie is clerk of his committee, and
his son Jake is a Senate messen
ger. His wife is the clipping1
ageut and makes his newspapor
scrap books. Mrs. Peffer is a
quiet, matronly looking woman,
who never voted but once in
Kansas and then gave It up as a
bad job.
It is reported from Mexico
that the Mormons are negotiating
for the purchaso of 3,OOO,O00
acres of land in the State of Chi
huahua and thai tho Mexican
governmeut takes kindly to Mor
mon colonization. If what those
people did toward developing the
resources of Utah they do for
Mexico it will be a great thing
for that country.
Lost Onncx, W. Va.,>
Sept., 80. im?a.)
We doom it our duty to Immunity to
?Ut* that Dr. Davidson'I Sukkiiiir (or
children did noble work for our lmt>e
during Uio Bummer wist, when suffering
from summer complaint. We nlso ga*o
tlio tneiliaiue to Mothtir Vitn Horn, who
hud been prostrated with stomach
disease for nbout two months, and it ro
anited in her apeeJ.v recovery, and she
ia nor telling what it will do for the old
Niwron J. Vah Hon* *m> Wire.
All Sortn.
The army of unemployed in
creases. Not a city but is com
pelled to relieve distress. How
many of those who are helped
came to this country within live
years. Meanwhile immigration
continues on an enormous scale.
It is time to put \)P the bttrs
Strange how long this reform is
put off. Charity begins at home.
A registered letter that was
received at the Portland, Mo.,
post office the other day bore a
stamp of $4 denomination, it
would have gone for the usual
eight cents and the postage.
The stamp collecting fad was
suggested as an explanation, the
s amp that had been used being
regarded as more valuable than
an uncanceled one.
Gunson?Another increase in
your family, eh ? Son or a
daughter V Bilbee (gloomily)
It's a rather knotty question to
ask a girl to be tied to you for
life?Ex. It takes nerve when
the young man has not much to
An enterprising hosier has an
nounced a new button, which he
calls "Tho Old Maid's Wedding."
Why ? You ask. Because it
never comes off.
The Oas n falling.
It is reported that the natural
gas wells in the northwestern
part of Ohio are falling fast, and
as a consequence the coal dealers
and wood choppers are happy.
Upper Sandusky, which for a
long time pant has been supplied
with natural gas, to the almost
entire exclusion of all other
sorts of fuel, has been cut off
from the pipe line, and is a nat
ural gas town no more. The
people have been compelled to
return to their coal and wood
stoves. The event was anticipat
ed and has taken nobody unaware,
so there will be no suffering, as
would have been the case If the
cessation of gas had come sud
denly. A company his been orga
nized there to manafacture arti
ficial gas and furnish it to the
community, that people may con
tinue to use their gas-burning
fixtures, _
Thoae who have used Dr. King's New
Discovery know its value, and those
who have net, have nowtheopportnnity
to try it free. Call on the advertised
druggist and get atrial bottle free. Send
tout name aud address to H. E Buck
leu i Co., Chicago, and get a sample
box of Dr. King's New Lite Pills free,
as well as a copy of Uuide to Health and
Household Instructor free. All of which
ia guaranteed to do you good and coat
you nothing at Clayton 4 Dent'a drug
store. 4
? ?" .1
If you accept ft Lifp Policy of
any Life Insuraocy Company
that does not state In the policy
annually in the Company's
will lose every dollar ol ?y?ur
surplus or dividends,should Aeath
occur before the time stated fur
the distribution of surplus. S.w
that the Policy is absolutely in
contestable except for non pay
ment of premiums. Tho Mutual
Benefit Life, of Newark, N. J?
organized in 1845, don't ask for
the use of your money twenty
years for nothing. It pays its
dividends annually, during life,
and is one of the largest and hot
dividend paying companies in the
United States.
Granville Bartlett, Ag't.
Offlco with Clifford A 8perry,
Main Streot, Clarksburg. West
Virginia. 2-if.
Clnrkaburg remarked to a friend the
other day thnt alio kuewKeinp'alhilKiun
for tho Throat and Lunga wan n atiper
lor remedy, aa it atopped her cough in
1 atantly when other cough remedies had
no effect whatever. Any druggiM ?ili
*iye you u nam pie hottie fret?. I-urgo
Inttlea AQcatid $1,
Traders' National Sank
Main Street, w? Court House.
Capital. ?8fl.000
T. Moors Jackson President.
Db. Fuuumi IIowklu .. Vice-President
Db. Flemish Howell, Wm. Hood.
T. Moons Jaceron. J. E. Sards,
W. tt. Maxwell.
Does a General Hanking Business
a?-tf. c. spiuoo sands.
NO. I.5J0.
Organized - 1865.
Capital - $100,000.
10 n'clock a. m.
R T.LOWNDES .Priwident.
THOS. W. HARRISON.VioePr.wi.lrut
LEE HAYMOND Asa't Cashier.
S. & HARRISON . 2d Am't Cashier
R T. Lowkdes, T. W. Hawsox,
T. B. Sl'ATKH, A. O. Moore,
Lloyd Lowndes, A. J. Lodoe
David Davidson.
Careful attention Riven to til busi
ness entrusted to tho bank.
Collections receive striot persoual at
tention and prompt ronjittanoo.
A?xiiiiits of Individuals, Merchant*,
Firms, Corporations, Trustees anil
IlinikH solicited.
West Viroinia Bank.
ClaxlCB'buJB'.'W Va.
Third streot, between Main and Piko.
Diaoount Ply:?Wednesday at 10
J at M. Lyon President
Dr.W.M. Late, James M. Lyons
i\W. Harrison, F.A.Robinson.
David Davidson. W.R. Alexander.
Chas M.Hart.
W. H. Freeman Cashier.
Trausocts a general banking business,
Exchange furnished. Collection* made
at reasonble rates.
Published at Wheeling. W. Va.
The Parmer's Friend. A Home
Companion, The Best Story
Has already the largest circulation of
an; newspaper in the two Virginia*,
Eastern Ohio or Western Pennsylvania.
Its Woman's and Children'? ooluruns
are of unusual domestic intercut
Its Special Feat tin's cost more money
than is paid br amy ten other papers in
the same territory.
Ita newa columns oover the world.
Bill Nye writes for >t; Dr. Talmage
preaches for it: Wallace P. Reed and
Rndysrd Kipling, Richard Malcmo
Johnston. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Julian
Hawthorn, E. R Wilson, Rider Hag
gard, Nym Crinkle, and the best lit
terary genius of the world contribute to
its columns. It is a magazine! And
every issue and educator.
Only *1.00 u year! Agents wanted
in every locality. Money (or agents in
working for it Hen J for samule copies
Send six names giving the address of
yourself and Ave neighbors who want
Tree copies. Clubs of six for I've Dol
lars. Address,
50-4t Wiieeuko, W. Va.

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