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Information, Rome Hews, Pure Polities, and the Development of West Virginia's Resources
WHOLE NO. 1755 iilitary Echoes. Eili |nk| "3)HE PACT that of all that vast array U of soldiery that recently went into camp at Martins burg under ihe command of the gallaut G e n e ral Spillman, C om p a p y "K" o f Clarksburg and our 1st Reg. band appeared to be jrites, is something of which home people should feel ily proud. We nave heard in praised and spoken of in most complimentary terms, he Martinsburg citizens, was indeed an occasion long e remembered by them and most of them had been in al service during the recent ke, this coming together in a of peace at the beautiful and antic city of Martinsburg had nd of indescribable charm for boys. Company "K," we t all admit, has a sprinkling ,11.those traits that would tend make them favorites whether ir tents be spread upon the ?ning sands of Sahara or be ttli the waving Magnolias that irhang the banks of the Alta ,ha. Just think a mpment! lere in all the grand category modern socialistic classiflca ps could we get a fac simile of h a trio of irresistible crea ns of chivalry and gallantry [we find in Sergt. Hood Horner, gt. Bassel and Carroll Coff ta? iVhere, O where, pray tell us) den haired Nymphs of the jean, could the famed warlike rit of the Mohawk yet be served save in the breast of a |uttleworth. a jtamsay, a Car or a Randall. he Frst Regt. band.boys in> rtalized themselves by giving ecidedly uniqueentertainment [ich drew a large audience, performances partook of the us nature and a very clever ??lesqua was the result. fQPe are glad to hear that Lieut, re has succeeded in perfecting [patent "jag banisher." By its it is said that the worst "jag" be gotten ready for inspeit (in IT minutes. be following items are from lartinsburg World: rum Major Rapp who made balloon ascension in a blanket [so far recovered that he does tiave to eat his meals off the ^tie-piece. e must not forget to men | Capt. Smith, the "noblest an of them all,'' that hero of ?gs Run who winked the other and left his wooden leg hingupon the sands of the River, a memento of hisde n to the cause of peace and perity of our grand and ious State of West Virginia. few weeks ago the citizens larksburg made up a purse three hundred dollars and ented Company K with ser ice hats and leggings (some bSjpg, by the way, the State jht to furnish) and now the rksburg company is the nat looking one in the guard, s recognition is what the s like and they ought to get it. Ir. R. II. Harrison the cultur Jditor of the Weston Democrat a pleasant caller at the Trle M editorial rooms last Fri We note with pleasure that Democrat has just entered n the twenty-eighth year of agnificent record but under tor Harrison's management it charmed its friends as never are k 55 - EI)MI'SDK 1.. STEALEY. In the death of the venerable Edmunde I- Steale.v, mention of which was made in this paper last week, there passed away one'of Clarksburg's well known and most highly respected citizens. Mr. Steale.v was born.at Middle ?bourn, Tyler county, but removed to Clarksburg while he was yet a youth. He was seventy-nine years old and. a large circle of relatives and friends mourn his death. He was buried by the Odd Fellows on Saturday. He was prominent in Odd Fellow ship in this State, and organized the first lodge In Harrison county." He leaves a wife and three sons and four daughters. Political Drift. Culled From Many Fields. There hasn't been so much fun in Washington since Coxey was chased off the grass. Instead of amending the Fed eral constitution so as to practi cally abolish the Senate, would it not be better to go for the Democratic party, by abolishing ignorance all we can ? Will the duty devolve on a Re publican administration after the. 4th ot March, 1897, of once more providing a plan for the resump tion of specie payments on a gold basis by the United States? We begin to fear so. Senator Camden could not re member whether he had bouitht Sugar Trust stqpk within the last year or not. Therefore Mr. Gray's committee gave him the benefit of his own doubt. If the Democrats in Congress can do anything more to damn their party with the people, we should be glad to be informed what it is. Already they have more than fulfilled Grant's dic tum, that whenever the Demo cratic party gets rope enough it will hang itself. The Sugar Trust is behind the Gorman coalition and the Whit ney Nova Scotia syndicate and the Juragua mine-owners are be hind the House; and the Presi dent is backing up all these com binations of capitalists, advocat ing a compromise by which they will be enriched. Remove the shadow of tariff revolution. Give the peopie once more an assurance that the American market will be held for American producers. Publish from the Hudson to the Golden Gate the glad news that the Mc Kinley charter of American in dustrial independence will be up held ; and there will be a revival of prosperity throughout this land which will banish want and bring us back to our ancient glory. It is the belief of many persons who have observed Cleveland of late that ho has the third term idea firmly fixed in his head, and is, so to speak, shuffling the'cards for his nomination. His actions, they say, can be explained on no other ground. He is preparing, they say. for some action that will fix on him the eyes of tlie country as never before. It is a moment when the unexpected ' may be expected by persons who don't know what to expect. The entire Republican party has bean striving for thirty years to promote the best interests of the United States and succeeded until it met with disaster at the close of the year 1802. when its political antagonist, the Demo cratic party, came to life again. But, while the Republicans have not been able to completely de stroy Free Trade Democracy, that much desired result has been achieved within one year by one man. Grover Cleveland has utterly annihilated the entire Democratic party by his Adminis tration during 1898 and '94. fliDoni the Cl)ttrct)es. yOUSG people's j societies are quite numerous in our city and they are doing much good work in connect i o n with the various churches w i t It which they are identified. * * Dunns: the ab sence of Re v. Thompson, able sermons have been preached at the Baptist church by Rev. Davis, of Bridge port. and Rev. Hoffman, of Salem. * * Rev. Evans will preach at Goff Chapel next Sunday and we pre sume he will have a good crowd as it is his first appearance since he returned from his summer vacation. # *? Rev. M. E. Peck, ol the M. E. Church South, has succeeded in building up his church very much and his regular audiences now are much larger than formerly. He is quite popular with the membership and we hope the end of his progress is not in sight yet. * * Rev. Chas. L. "White has re turned from Webster Springs and spent a few days with friends in the city. * * Dr. Forrest's church is well filled since the return of that eloquent divine from his sum mer vacation. His first sermon and greeting after arriving home was quite eloquent. * * Rey. Doyle has beon giving his hearers at the Central Presby terian church some decidedly logical and well delivered ser mons. They appear to be well pleased with him as a minister. An Enjajable Outing. Tuesday, August 7, was the anniversary of the organization of the Clarksburg Baptist Sun day School. The Home and West End Sun day Schools and the Christian Endeavor Society united in giv ing a picnic upon that day at Gypsy Grove. The party, one hundred and seventy-four in number, left the station on the 11a. m. train and arrived at the grounds before noon. With great glee the child ren of the primary class ran for the swings and merry-go-rounds and hammocks; every face beamed with happiness, and the grove rang with the noise of laughter and play. The teachers and older people vied, one with another, in seeing that every child had a pleasant time. About one o'clock a nice lunch was served, and the tables replenished till everyone on the grounds cried "it is enough." The afternoon was spent in pleasant games and pastimes. At 7 o'clock the party returned, having had a delightful day. General Supt. H. G. Bowles, of the M. 11.. had been kind in having everything at Gypsy Grove arranged for the comfort of the outing party. Clarksburg F?ir. The Clarksburg Fair will be held September 4, 5 and 0. The First Regiment Band of West Vir ginia will render music. ^Every thing will be done in order to have first-class amusements. The premium list has been thoroughly revised, and in the ladies' depart ment the premiums have been in creased, and in no case is a pre mium less than one dollar. F.UK>jioXT. W. Va., Aug. 7.? A sensational suit was entered here to-day in the .Circuit Court by which Lola D. ltennard, of Martin's! Ferry, O., asks *10.000 for tiredch of promise of A. L. Canavray. of this place. Miss Rennanfhus been here the past year engaged in the millinery business and left for her home July 3. Her father, W. E. Ken card. arrived her Sunday and Miss Rennard yesterday. C'aua way was asked to marry her but refused, hence the suit. Martin & Holmes have been retained an counsel for Miss Rennard. Cana ry left the city soma time yes terday. Both parties are very well connected and respectable. > i The Buckhannon thinner has started io add to another volume and the'TELEGnAM extends con gratulations. Congress, j tto Tariff Bill Passed. Speoi?VlSipatob,1 Washington, Aug. 7.?Every thing is| muddled and uncertain. The House caucus, instead of clearing the situation, seems to have blurred it a little more. Although it did nothing, its in action:practically spankedBynum and Springer, who fought to force the House conferees to ac cept the Senate bill by means of a caucus debate. The adjourn ment was upon motion of Speak er Crisp, with the understanding that tfje House conferees main tain their present stand. While the caucus did not act ually indorse Chairman Wilson, its failure to rebuke him is taken by the administration forces as meaning that the House is back of him. They are jubilant ac cordingly. In fact, a majority of the Democrats present at that caucus desire to accept the Sen ate bill, but were afraid to tight the Administration, the speaker and the House organization. Otherwise Mr. Wilson would have found himself thrown over so quickly that he would have been surprised. HOUSE MAY SHOW FIGHT. It is probable that the House conferees will now make a stub born fight for the Wilson bill, and unless the Senate makes some move to bring things to a conclusion, the contest may iast several weeks yet, and Congress, which has already been in ses sion three hundred and thirty daySj, add another month to its record. It is a year ago to-day when this Congress convened in extra session to repeal the silver purchasing clause, and it has been in session ever since, with the exception of No vember. when a recess was had after the clause had been re pealed. It is to be expected that the Senate will take some steps to bring a conclusion to this fight. The Senate conferees may. it is suggested, ask to be relieved from further duty on the ground : that they can get no satisfaction from the House conferees, and if that were done the Senate might refuse to authorize tbe appoint ment of their successors. That would hang the bill up and make an adjournment without action almost inevitable. Santo Caserio is convicted and will be guillotined for the mur der of President Carnot, the late executive of France. Like all other Anarchist assassins, he was full of bravado and insolence during his trial, justifying his crime because his victim em bodied the idea of law and order. Gen. Jacob S. Coxey is begin ning to enjoy the substantial fruits of well-earned fame. He has been invited to West Vir ginia to lecture. flboat Indians. WENT from Clarksbur g t o Wheeling last W ed n o s d a y morning on the early mail train and was much surprised on en tering the smok ing car at Graf ton to find that it w a s partly filled withSioux Indiana. They were the most savage, fierce looking red men I ever saw aud reminded me of the pictures of the Indians of a century ago. 1 learned that a Government In dian agent had charge of them and they were tn route to Chica go from which place they were to be sent to some reservation in the far West. The Indian was always interesting to me and I often recall with what intense patience I, when a child, listen ed to my father's stories of frontier life and of daring en counters between the brave pioneers and the-wary savages. The Sioux Indians have been noted for their love of war and I spent most of the time in the car in which they traveled, study ing their strange faces. They looked from the car windows and there appeared a sadness in their expression as they beheld instead of their old forest wilds, the busy thoroughfares of civilized man. I tried to talk to them but found only one who could speak Eng lish aud he only understood a few sentences. He said he had no gun and never went hunting these days but tr.at he got his rations at the agency where there were a -'whole "heap of injuns.' The old chief and his wife at tracted much attention, particu larly because they had with them their Indian babe about four months old. The only way the old chief could be made to smile, was to show them that you were interested in the cunning little copper colored ? 'papoose' The old chiefs wife wore a number of ornaments and beads. They were all dressed in regular In dian costume, having the blanket, beaded moccasin. &c.The squaws wore bright red calico waists and skirts. Just now the Govern ment authorities are making several changes in the location of some tribes. The famous Chippewa nation were taken from their old home in Minnesota last week. The Indian Agent arrived at Chengwatana Pokegama a few days ago and persuaded the re mainder of a once famous tribe to remove to White Earth Keserva tion. It required all the inducements the Government representative could offer to persuade the peo ple to^o. Following a custom that has been in vogue with the Indians since the first white man invaded his haunts, they held what might be considered a fare well pow-wow on the backs of Lake Pokegama. In the morn ing birchbark canoes were seen gliding swiftly along to the spot where tne Chippewa mission was established and where the first printing was done in this State.At an hour before sunset the place was swarming with copper color ed Indians and tan-faced half breeds. A large number of white persons were also present to witness the strange caremojy of leavetaking. An old squaw, Pi-a-gic, bent with age, was.seat ed upon a small mound ; around her were congregated the tribe. Not a sound was uttered for a quarter of an hour, save the crooning of the old wrinkled woman who faced the sinking sun; the others sat with their faces toward the east. As the last glittering sun was fading from view a little papoose, at a sign from Pi-agic. brought a cone shaped bark vessel filled with roots of ceaar trees and dried grass and loaves from the graves near the old mission. This wns lighted, nnd as the smoke ami flames rose in the air. the voice of the old squaw was raised to a wail. The assemblage soon took up the death chant of the Indian-weird a wild, uncanny and doleful In the extreme. The chant was continued for fifteen minutes, when the leader beckon ed an old man to her side. He was Sylvester, the Chief. Thtf chanting ceased, and the old warrior addressed in Chip pewa, the small remnant of a once large band. As the old chief spoke the last words the whole tribe uttered an ear-splitting shriek, then bowed their heads In silence. The squaw took the ashes from the fire and sprinklod them on the Indian graves. Then they all assembled on the high banks and sang a farewell song. Thomas!. Reed. The Republicans of the First Maine District honored them selves and gratified the Republi cans of the entire nation by re nominating Hon. Thomas Brack ettReed. This is the tenth con secutive time they have given Mr. Reed this nomination, show their sturdy RebubHcauism and solid common sense by so doing. It wonld be hard to over-esti mate the value of the ex Speaker's services to the country and to the Republican party. He is honest and fearless; he has conviction* that are the result of his own mental processes, and he stands up for them with a manliness which is refreshing. He is a patriotic American, de voted to what he deems the country's highest welfare. He is a scholar, gifted with elo quence. humor and sarcasm; and he is a statesman in the broadest and most comprehensive sense of the term. The men of Maine do well iu keeping him in the House. His retirement would be a loss to the nation and to the Republican party. Ho is admired by honest Demo crats for his sound sense and his fearless adherence to principles he believes to be right. Our ShcTlir. 5 Notwithstanding the fact that this has been a year of suffering asd hard times wo desire to ask our school teachers and others if they know of any person who has failed to got his order cashed by the sheriff in "^Sue season ? We feel safe in saying that not a sin gle person has called upon sheriff Alexander or his deputies in vain. He has not only paid off the orders but last week the State Treasurer was handed Harrison county's full share of the fund due the State. O, what a differ ence since the sheriffalty was rescued from the Democrats. Then, when times were good, the school teachers had to wait for their money or were forced to let the Democratic sheriff ring shave their orders, When Holmes came in, there was a great change and now since Mr. Alexander has been able to keep up the good record during these hard times, it will not take long for people to decide that there can never be any more Demo cratic sheriffs in Harrison coun ty Among the handsomest resi dences just completed In the suburbs of Parkersburg is a house built for Airs. Mary Bow les. an honest but hard working colored woman. The house is the result of many years of hard labor and much economy. It shows, however, what can be ac complished by saving the pen nies.