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Office with Hon. John BumI, Clark ? I
tog- W. Va. 84^
j^EWU LiW?OI?,
Sooms Nor, 718. Gopp RrTi.Di.vG
!*? w one*
In Court House rear of Oirouit Court I
Clerk'j office. f7. |
nuiaiiia huwill, a. "
? Praotltlonerof
once: Main 8tr*et, oppoeltetth.
gnora.?tot?a. m..? tn ft And 7 t* s p. m
('?mmlMlOBM of Arronnla.
Office in Conrt House,
Clarksburg, W. Va.
^^.1. Win be Id hli ofllce. CI
MHIlbori. W. Va. tar month! ...v
UUUUyrar, namely. February. May,
and November. Palnleaa extraction
SS X$i??teed. and a .et of beautiful
5,^ Inicried in one minute alter the ex.
"Sbm Main street, opposite Fourth.
DR. Ai tJ. HALL.
OfMorrliA Hall
m ?
en permanently located In Clarksbnrg.anc
irlll be found at tali offlce from the Wtrmt ta
I tenth ?f eoefc month. I*
IvillTliltOlarkiliDrc ?? niual, from t$t t*
fttJi MarrH ana Junn,
Dr.A. B.Ven Cston,
N 1
D T|
Main Street, Clauksiicro, W. Va.
r' Offlceopen throughout the year. Does
sot travel. Residence and office oppo
?ite 8t Charles Hotel, Clarksburg, W.
| Hmsmjoi*..*.*.;
OFFICE :-Msln Htre?t, over Clayton ft
ent i Druii Hbire.
OFPIOR HOtJHi-8 to || A. M. 3 to 5 and
7 to8 P. M. Nlibtealie promptly attended
irom offlce. , ?7.ly.
^Clarksburg, - West Va.
?PS0 years experience. Best refer
ences. 40-ly.
S.W. GOimOlT,
Special attention given to crying sales
and auctions in the country. Address
?11 communication! to Clarksburg, W.
Vt 87-tf.
Jna Stbeet - - Near Pobtofpioe,
f Clarkbbobo. West Va.
;!I. B. Redman. H. T. Redmah.
8?? ?nd Steam Fitters, and dealers in
?Jd, Iron and Dn>in Pipe, Steam and
*?ter gauges. Pumps, Gas Fixtures.
Dr. A. M. Jarret,
in hl* Clarksburg offlce, Ho
ti?U s.tr* ?very foar months? ko local ?
doni.?^Tery l.,n* ln P?*thetlo Dentlrtnr
?"not brn?Kbt and Inserted. All of
^H?A?l L?pecm,u,',, attended to promptly.
in?hi,,com,n?nicatton?Bbould be addmted
?o ifte liome offlce at Grafton, W. V.
Manufacturers of
Hand Made Brick,
anTO^?'iltractor8 for Brick Work.
Will keep constantly on hand a
ull supply of first-class brick, at
the Menticello Brick Yard,' on
?onticcllo St, Clarksburg, W. Va.
Orders solicited. Address J. R
AQams, Secretary.
Box 148, Clarksburg, W. Va.
fncR WofRs.
locaui"8 Porohased the above works
'? t^?'?"-*?' I am prepared 1
, - Jl. HH Wl'IV?*
f Having purchased the above works
on Clay street, I am^ prepared
Red Brick.
?Q.l-lvr. Clarktbnrg. W.V?.
*? Jf. Moltett, Notary Public, ConveT
and Pension Solicitor. Prompt
**?on to all business. West Milford,
.~W5y pay a big price tor satT
J'es and harness when you can
2,Qy them so cheap at Wm. 8.
fumner's tannery, west Main?t I
HE shades of
evening were
fast ap ?
proac h i n g,
"when a soli
tary travel
ler, riding
along a lone
ly way, in a
picture s q u e
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
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
buRgy you have there, ? and you
might be relioved of it as a man
was down the valley oply yester
day. It was a bbld 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 bis
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 busrgy,
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 sheriff
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 night and
whistling softly to himself, in a
manner quite unbecoming a hunt
ed desperado. The huge rocks
by the roadside cast sombre
shadowsin the moonlight and the
horse frequently shied as his
own shadow fell upon some big
rocu 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 Dehind him, and he deter
mined his course accordingly.
"Halt." ordered the new com
"By what authority ?" ques
tioned the occupant of the bug
It 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 bolong
to ?"- :
'?Me was the firm reply.
"Since when ?"
"Yesterday," replied the
stranger, 1
'?I thought so," sneered the
horseman. -Til relieve you of
it now. Hait! and deliver it up,
or I'll fire."
The command was followed by
aquisk 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 |
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
bugsty. Maybe I was too hasty.7'
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.
"Whatnow ?" 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, bnt
not a word of explanation was
vouchsafed until they reached a
paint some three mijes 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 big 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.
Be 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 'he 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 fellowtownsmen
come to avenge his death. Horse
stealing was bad enouph 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 deed of vengeance they felt
called upon to perform. After a
hasty inquest on the dead body
had been held it *as 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
fied manner protest that he shot
aKfflfl? a
delusion that he himself was,
shooting a horse 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 Juage Lynch's vic
When the executioners regain
ed their senses they began to
doubt the wisdota of their hasty
deed. An investigation was
made that proved the stranger's
statements true. 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 acme. 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'ii 1)11 tighter Engaged to An Ac
New York, November 23.?
Rumor has 4t that Miss Helen
Gould, the twenty-one year old
daughter of the late "Wizard of
Wall Street." and heiress of flO,
000.000. has followod 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 has gained general cur
rency on Murry Hill, this will be
Actor Woodruffs last' season on
the stage, at least for tome 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 long time, 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 and take a two year's
course at Yale.
Old Lady Rumor gives out an
other piece of information by
declaring that George Goull
has consented to pay all of Wood
ruff's college expenses, and is
said to have given the young
man $10,<jKK) 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 '.Miss
Helen is not even acquainted
with Actor Woodruff, much less
being engaged to marry him.
If Brother George's denial is
to be believed, the richest young
woman in America is not entang
led in the web which that ingeni
ous little spider, Love, is wont
to weave.
Scrofula, ermdlcted and all kindred
diseases cured by Hood's Batssparilla,
which by its viUlixing and altera tire
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. 88-tf.
Subscribe Tor the Telegram
and learn what is going on.
uT.h?oAtlanta*/""r""'' ^Ich is
Hoke Smith's paper, says : ?por
democrats this is more than an off
year; it 1b awful,"
A United StatesTreasury state
ment issued on Saturday shows
that tho gold reserve has de
creased to $81,700,000, the lowest
point it has over reached.
Tho Chicago clothing firm of
F rankthal, Frendentlial A Co
SlL?n l!alUrdny; "unities'
cooO.OOO, and asseta about *280,
I Senator Peffor's daughter Nel
lie is clork of his committee, and
his son Jako is a Senate messon
Kor. His wife is the clipping/
agent and makes his newspaper
scrap books. Mrs. Peffor is a
quiet, matronly looking woman
who never voted but onco in
Kansas and then gave it up as a
bad job.
ft is reported from Mexico
for 'he Mormons aro "egonating
lor the purchase of .1,000,000
acres of land in tho State of Chi
huahua and that the Mexican
government takes kindly toTor
^Dtodu'?atl0ni , " Whnt ,hpso
Oawini, W. Va.,)
? , HO, 18U2.)
?uw'ttrt Dr1 f? >????..,ity to
Uissssmsi "ters"
SS u, tdiSr v*n h'Jz iz
New row J^Vaw How Wirt
All Norta.
The army of unemployed in
creases. Not a city but is com
pelled to relievo distress. How
many of those who aro helped
camo to this country within live
years. Meanwhile immigration
continues on an enormous scale
Il ls time to put VP the bars,
strange how long this reform is
put off. Charity begins at home.
A registered letter that was
received at the Portland. Mo..
post ofHce the other day bore a
stamp of $4 denomination. It
would have gone for tho usual
eight cents and the postage,
i he stamp collecting fad was
suggested as an explanation, the
s amp that had been usod being
regarded as more valuable than
an uncanceled one.
Gunson?Another increase in
your family, eh ? Son or a
daughter ? Bllbeo (gloomily)
It's a rather knotty question to
ask a girl to be tied to you for
nfe Ex. It takes nerve when
the young man has not much to
An enterprising hosier has an
no"nc?2La Dew b"tton, which he
Wh ? v 0IdMa'd's Wedding."
Why ? You ask. Because it
never comes off.
The Can u rilling.
It is reported that the natural
cas wells in the northwestern
part of Ohio are failing fust, and
as a consequence the coal dealers
and wood choppers are hapny.
Upper Sandusky, which for a
long time past has been supplied I
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 antioipat
e 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 has beenorga
nized there to manafacture arti
ficial gas and furnish it *o the
community, that people may con
tinue to use their gas-burning
f)t & triul hnttla t?_ ?
io try it rrc-fi. Cull ou tho advertised
druggut and (ret a trial bottle fret- Mend
boViirnr k'"01!8^ "?t . Ret ""ample
Dox of l>r. King a New Lile Pills fr,?
a* well ail a copy of Guide to Health ami
t'1 ^atruclor free. AU of which
ffoaraoteed to do you good uml Ma*
jouuothing at Ola/ton
If you accept a Lifp Policy ol
any Life Insurance Co? pan}
that Joes not state In the policy
will lose every dollar o{ your
surplus or dividonds,should Aeath
occur boforo the time stated fur
tho distribution of surplus. S.?o
that the Policy is absolutely in
contestable except for non pay
ment of premiums. Tho Muuial
Benefit Life, of Newark, N. J.,
organized in 18-15. doa't ask for
the use of your money twenty
years for nothing. It pay* its
dividonds annually, during life,
and is ono of tho largest and bc-t
dividond paying companies in the
United States.
Granville Bartlktt, Ag't.
Ofllco with Clifford & 8perry,
Main Street. Clarksburg, Wrst
Virginia. 2-tf.
Clarksburg remarked to it frit>n<l the
nthrr tiny that she knew Kemp's llnKura
(or the Throat anil Lungs wim it stlper
lor rcrawly, as it stopped her cough in
stantly when other oourIi remedies Imil
no effect uli nlever. Any druggisl ?ill
five you a sample Imttie Iroo. Larga
Ixttlcs 50c nn<l tl.
Traders' National Sank
Main Street, near Court Houn.
Capital. I8S.U00
T. Moohh Jackror I'rosideut.
Dh. Flshihu IIowxm. .. Vio?-President
On. Fuuiura Howiu, Wm. Hood.
T. Moon* Jackror. J. E. Sard*,
W. B. Maiwr,.l.
Do?* a Oonerul Banking Btuloens
JO-tf. 0. BPRIOCJ BANDS, Oa-lner.
merchants' natioml
Organized * 1865.
Gapital - $100,000.
10 o'clock a. m.
R. T. LOWNDES ....... . President
THOa. W. HARRISON.Vice President
LEE HAYMOND Ass't Cashier.
8. It HAIUtlBON . .2.1 Ass't Cm.ln.-r
R T. Lowkdis, T. W. H AitHr.HON,
T. 8. Bpatkh, A. O. Mooue,
Lm)TD Lowkdm, A. J. Loikii
David Dayidsox.
Careful attention Riven to *11 busi
ness entrusted to tliu bunk.
Collections roocive strict personal ut
U-ntion uu.l prompt remittance.
Accounts of Individuals, Merchants,
Firms, Corporations, Trustee* and
Bank. solicited.
West Virqinia Bank.
ClarlnsT3,uxgr,"W "Vat.
Third street between Main and Pike.
Disoonnt DiyWednesday at 10
J as M- Lyon Pr?iident
Dr. w. M Late, James M. Lyons
T. W. Harrison, P. A. Bobiniiou.
DavidDuvidBon, W.B.Alexander.
W. H. Freeman Cashier.
Transact* a general bankiug business.
Exchange furnished. Collection, made
at rcasonble rate*.
Published at Wheeling. W. Va.
The Farmer's Friend. A Home
Companion, The Best Story
Hna already the largest circulation of
any newspaper in the two Virginia.,
Eastern Ohio or Western Pennsylvania.
Its Woman's and Children's columns
arc of unusual domestio interest.
Its Special Features cost more money
than is pui.l by art tkh other papers in
the same territory.
Its news columns oover the world.
Bill Nye writes for It; Dr. Talmago
preaches (or it; Wallace P. Reed and
Rudyard Kipling, Richard Malcmo
Johnston, l'.Iu Wheeler Wtloox, Jfuiiau
Hawthorn, E R. WiUon, Rider Hag
gard, Nym Crinkle, and the best lit
terary genius of the world oontnbuto to
its columns. It is a magazine! And
every issue and educator.
Only ftl.OOayenrl Agents wanted
in every locality. Money for agents in
working for it. Bepd for samDle copies.
Send six names giving the addr.w ot
yourself and live neighbors who want
free copies. Clubs of six for Fre Dol
lars. Address,
30-4t Whbdjro, W. Va.

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