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VOL. XXXIII.?NO 43.
CLARKSBURG, W. VA., SEPTEMBER 7. 1834. WHOLE NO. 1759 nADTTIDOT .1 LARGEST : PAPER : IN rAn I rlno 11 Central West Virginia (Ctarhsbuv Devoted to Praotiaal Information, gome fjews. Pure Polities, and the Development of Vpest Virginia's Resources Tt)e W. Va. Central ^ricaltttral aijd Mechanical Society LARBE CROWDS AND GOOD BEHAVIOR, GRAND COMBINATION OF AMUSEMENTS AND ATTRACTIV EXHIBITS SHOWN. TlroS^mSs'of Pretty Women in Beautiful Costumes Watch the Racir.j A Display That Speaks Well for Grand Old Harrison. 5 J. I. Alexander, President. $ N Y people predicted that Kasesasa as W 3 S d. a year of poor T /W*?taS^SP valu i's and ' /*Tw3a/li drouth', the fair would be uninterestin g and tli e a t - tendance small. No per son can enter tain such a 11 opinion to-day for it has been unive r s a 11 y ?conceded that never before in the history of the society has there been such a magnificent display not only of the liberal arts and manufactures but of thorough bred stock of all kinds. The suc cess of the exposition this year very clearly demonstrates the fact that the people of Harrison and adjoining counties are progressive and wide awake even in the midst of an era of financial depression that has swept over the entire continent. The gener.il appear ance of the exposition grounds as one entered the gate was suffici ent to bitnish '"dull care" from the most gloomy spirit. The vast crowd of people moving from one point to another, the hum of ^t\ im i a thousands of voices, the yelling of the peanut and lemonade mer chants, the neighing of hundreds of horses, the bellowing of cattle, the rumbling of vehicles and the strains of sweet music all con tributed to make it an ideal fair. To be sure we were not behind in anything, for we had the merry go-round. the side show, the snake charmer and auctioneer. ? ? ? FAIR NOTES. The horse trading was a side feature of the fair but our read ers must not imagine it a very small feature for hundreds of horses of every description from the spirited Kentucky saddler to the poor old "nag" that was only fit for "raw material'' for a guano establishment, found new and strange owners. And many a poor fellow who entered Trader's Al ley at early morning-came out in the evening with less horse but more horse-sense. f $ Miss Lillie Lowe, the art in structor at Broaddus had a dis play of her own work in painting, crayon, china painting, &c. that was universally admired. In fact this departninnt of Floral Hall was never before so beauti ful and spoke well for the talent and.sjiill of the young ladies who had contributed to the.exhibit. Miss Lowe's work was certainly of a high order. ? 8 * The exhibits at the Fair tor this year were said to surpass any thing of the kind for several years and the stock exhibit is far ahead of anything ever presented before on the fair ground. The accom modations were found to be en tirely inadequate to the demands for room and a great many new stalls were put up to hold the in creased amount of s^ock. In cat tle, there were especially fine ex hibits of Holsteins, Alderneys, Jerseys, Shorthorn and Herefords. S. W. Anderson, Esq., of Green brier county entered fifteen Here fords that "cleaned up the lot" for "best herd" and also on sev eral single exhibits. 8 ? A great many kinds of sheep were to be seen, among- them be ing native grade, Oxford-down, Hainpshiredown, Shropshiredown and others, all showing that this branch of industry is'coining to the front more and more as our \ The Grand Parade op Premium Stock. toil and climate is found to be particularly suited to it. ? < i Among the horses were several fine Clydesdale, Percherons, thoroughbreds, and for the first Mine an exhibit of standard breds. l)raft, roadsters, saddle and driv ing horses were well represented. >< u S r S. S. Farris, Est)., was frequent ly complimented for the able manner in which be discharged us duties as Chief Marshal. PRI7.E POLLED ANGUS. The ascension on Thursday was equallv successful although the height reached was probably not quite so great. In the starting the asronaut was drawn through the branches of a tree and quite painfully hurt on the hand, but notwithstanding this she soared iway into the sky . She reached the ground again in a little less than four minutes, striking north if the fair ground, near the river. A PRIZE POKKER. WEDNESDAY RACES?3 SIISPTK RACK. Pacers-Purse. S.W.-J. B. 8upler's "Golden Slipper." flr?t:J.B. Wismsn ? ?Tom,'' neoond; Gran Kester s Bob liatanoed. Time. 8KB. 2:35 Rack. Pacers?Phrse. ?150-Tboo. Flower s ?Rave 11 Boy" first; W. E. Horseys "Shaffer" second: J. H. Willis Do ninion" third. Time. 231}. 1:20 Race. Rcknir's?PoRtE, $90?Jno. Sil ' i Active Horse Trading on the Outskirts. |p The judges of the races were Win, Merns, postmaster at Buck hannon, Porter Arnold, Jr., of Lewis county, and Chas. J. Uoll', of Clarksburg. I ? ? ? The balloon ascension on Wednesday was undoubtedly the finest thing of the kind that was ever seen in Clarksburg. About two o'olock the huge air-ship be san to expand and by three it l One of Many. was almost ready to be launched. When it was at length, ready, the running race was in progress but the instant that the balloon left the ground until-its return and that of the aeronaut in safety to the earth the race was entirely out of mind. The balloon when released started up almost per pendicularly and arose to about 2,500 feet when the parachute was cut loose and the female leronaut began to descend. She alighted without mishap in R. J. Criss' garden. bough's "King Goorge" tint; A. P A PRIZE SHORT HORN. Bunnell's "Madge II " Soconil; No othor money awarded. Time, 1:22. 8 Yeah Old Tuot. Trotters?Pvhhk %80?E,Wliitw?m'? "Bird Shaffer" tint; J. B. Wisman's "Jim" seoond; Wm. Gulden's "Pros trate" third. Time, 51 rOSt. Blow Rack. Mules?Purse, HO?Awards as fol lows : J. E. Williams 9A; Geo. T. Rog ers $8; J. M. White 42 Bicycle Rack. C. H. MrOiunis, of Martinsburg, first premium; $15; F. Long, of Clarksburg, second premium, $10. Rosqpe Brown, third premium. There were 02 glasses of grape jelley entered and the premiums went to Mrs. Tichenal. of Bridge port. Wilson the photographer had a line display. A WINNER. The baby show was quite an attraction. The judges were Dr. Percy U,o1i', U. C. Southern and St,',I. r and seven boys entered for premi ums. Mrs- A. ,T. Hammond's lit tle son .John took first premium and Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Stuarl's little son, Thomas took the sec end. The prize girl was little Dulcy M. Bond, of Lost Creek, and our genial Dr. Arthur Flow ers' little Grace, was declared second. A PRIZE MILKER. THURSDAY'S RACES. Free ton All Trotters. Purse, 4200- R H Ramsay's "Harry D." first; W J Nixon's "Bob Hender son, seoond; J B Wismau's "Lee Wilkes," third. Time237}. One Mile Rcxnino. Purse, 4100?Walter Hedwiok, 'Troy' first; John McCabe's, "Ben Bowman" seoond; L W Elliott's -'Ban Bowman," third. Time, 1 ;33 Thhee Mimctb Trot. Pcbse, 400?D M Williams' 'Toba,' first; Robert Garret's "Captain," see ond; Celia M. Willis' "Mary Quarrels" third. Time, 2:42}. Bicycle Race?Bovs Under 10, ^ Mile. Purse, $ 10?Haymond Max?ell,flrst, 4S.OO; Ben Brown, seoond, 48.00; Dab ney Smith, third, 42, The following are the newly elected directors: T. T. Wallis, W. B. Osborn, D. W. Boggess, S. S. Karris, P. I. Lynch, and Wesley l'ost. Viewing The Stock. Ladies Donj atent tip, $1.0 ola button shoe ) at Holmes Shoe 40-tf, Hot Tim. Old Breckinridge i, having a Kantu^W* reP??sfmm Kentucky are true. The cam PBilfn has become the most bit ter and exciting ever known in ho Blue Grass" State. The women, the preachers, the toughs and all sorts are taking sides Several fights have oc curred and one farmef was stab bed tii rough the heart by a Xe' ThGh?lMP08ed BrecWn ncige. The living sister of Breckinridge's dead wife is now out in a public letter asking for In?, nr'??, of tho great orator. Iu her letter she says : That Col. Breckinridge will returned to Congress has riVf U10men' entered my mind. The very thought of His an Insult to the State, whose boast has been that her "men were brave and her women vir tuous." "The plain truth is that of III the unmoral delegations in Con gress. that of Kentucky has the r^?Vf being the w?rst. With the Taulbee and Breckin ndsre scandals and the low ob scenity of Thompson, you will not wonder at it." "?With pride in Kentucky's past, with shame and confusion that even one man is left within her boarders who is willing to see her humiliated, with an abid ing trust in the final triumph of lmj\Dd,?rder' decency and mor ality in her midst, 1 v. * aa,? ever, | Mary Desha. shot In Chain*. ~ fir I ?/,, . ? ? Iji ' " ' | ?MEMi'Hiy Tfnv? c?*< | Six negro members of an orean 'Dcend'aries. were shot to death last night by a mob near Millin^ton. Tenn., a small town on the Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern railroad, thir-* ty miles north of Memphis. The negroes were all handcuffed and shackled, and were on their way to the county jail at Memphis. When the officers reached a dense swamp, a few miles from Milling, ton, they were surrounded by a mob of fifty men armed w[th Winchester rifles and shot guns and commanded to halt. ' 'Hold up your hands 1" said the leader. The detectives hesitated. "What does this mean one of them asked ?" "Never you mind ; it means business. Shove up your hands!" By this time the detectives were overpowered by the mob. When the mob surrounded the wagon the negroes seemed to know what was about to be done They were sitting on boxes that had been thrown about on the floor of the wagon. One sat otf the seat beside the driver, Atkin on. One necro in the body of the wagon rose up on his feet and threw up his shackled hands. That motion was his last, for a shower of bullets was poured into his body. Volley after volley was poured into the bodies of the shackled negroes in the wagon, until all of them were dead. Then the mob took the bodies out of the wagon, threw them into the road and continued to/fire into them. Havinj? concluded its work, the leader of the mob shouted : 'For ward, boys." Guns were should ered and the members of the mob walked back into the woods that lined the road and disappeared. The lynched negroes were all accused of arson and all are said to have belonged to an organized band of barn burners. The Wilsonburg M. E. church will give a festival at their church on Saturday evening at 7 to 11 p. m. to which all are cordially invited. The Chinese' legation is the largest in Washington.