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Saturday, September 27. 1884.
I hereby announce myself an a can (liilftL'
for Clerk of the Uircnit Conrt of thin Conn
ty. Marshall M. Dent.
.1 hereby announce myself ana candidate
for the office of Sheriff rif Monongalia Conn
ty subject to your will at the October elec
John T. Flkmi.no.
I announce myself a candidate for the
office of Prosecuting Attorney, subject to
your will at the general election in October
next. Respectfully yours.
John M. Davis.
Morgantown, W. Va.. June 2, 188!.
If you think I am worthy of the office of
Prosecuting Attorney, (for which I am a
candidate) and qualified to discharge its
duties, I most respectfully and deferentially
ask your support. If elected, I pledge to
your service -with honesty and fidelity—
whatever knowledge, experience, and ability
I possess. Very Respectfully,
John J. Hhown.
.John A.- Logan will address the
republicans of Wheeling to-morrow.
Our coliiAins tire again unusually
crowded and much good matter left
What has become of the Morgan
gantown Lecture Association? Is it
dead or only sleeping?
Let everybody come out to hear
Prof. Willey’s address next Sunday
evening. It will be a good one.
Drs. Geo. B. Morris A A. B. Halt.,
Dentists, will be in Morgantown on
ttfe 26th of September and remain
20 days.
A marriage license was issued
September 22nd to Mr. A. F. Malone
and Miss Clara R. Jones, both of
this county.
Amotmeh colored camp meeting is
in progress at Mount Morris. Sev
eral of our young men drove over
last Sunday.
Correspondents: Please remember
that when your letters do not appear
they have either failed to reach us,
have readied us too late, or nre
crowded- out.
An effort will be made, it is said,
to secure the “Tennesseeans,” a fa
mous band of minstrels, to sing in
Morgantown sometime during the
coming winter.
We have an interesting article re
luting to tlie early history of Mor
gantown thus will appear in our next.
It is from the pen of our respected
friend Mr. S. T. Wiley.
Messrs. J. K. Phillips and I. II.
Shafer hauled the boss load of lum
ber to Morgantown, one day last
week. It contained three thousand
and seventeen feet .—Journal.
Business is exceedingly dull in
this place. One reason for this, is,
that our merchants do not advertise
enough. Advertisements will draw
customers. Try the plan a while.
Markieo September 20th, at the
Wallace House, by Rev. Mr. Craw
ford, of the M. E. church, Richard
Rudolf, of London, England, and
Miss Mary Cloyer, of Cincinnati,
Ma George Keener left at this
office yesterday a sweet potato, of his
own raising, that weighed three
pounds. It was of an excellent qual
ity, and the largest we ever saw raised
in this section.
A responsible gentleman of this
place announces that he will bet a
considerable sura that New York. In
diana, West Virginia and Ohio will
go Democratic. Let us hear from
any one who will take him up?
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hash
anna, the principal holiday of the
Israelitish Church began last Friday
evening at 6 o’clock and ended Sat
urday evening at 6. It was strictly
observed bv the Jews in this place.
Dr. Day’s Veterinary Medicines
have been before the public since
1840. They are now the farmer’s
standard remedies. Use Day’s Horse
and Cattle Powder. Price twenty
five cents per package of one pound,
full weight.
Mrs. Kelly the unfortunate crazy
woman confined in jail in this place
two or three weeks since, still remains
here; the Asylum at Weston being
full. It has now about 700 inmates;
something remarkable and sad to
Will visitors please remember
that it is the height of impudence to
attempt to examine any copy or
matter being printed or prepared for
the press. All kinds'of work and
printingare private while in the hands
of the printer. Hands and eyes off.
Last Wednesday John Cobun, liv
ing near the Fair grounds, made a
discovery. He found that a shooting
iron, which he held * in hand, was
loaded. Afterward he discovered that
it was unloaded. Finally he observ
ed a whole in his right hand. A
sling was at once in demand and the
wound is doing very well—so is the
There was a republican rally at
Cassville last Saturday. A monstei ef
fort had been made to have the whole
brotherhood turn out and it was in a
sense successful. A considerable
little crowd had huddled together.
The speakers were J. N. Kendall, of
Ritchie county, W. P. Hubbard, of
Wheeling, and C. B. Hart, of .the In
telligencer. The Morgantown brass
band was over.
Mr. John M. Davis demurs to
our announcement that his candida
cy for the Prosecuting Attorneyship
of this county is suicidal on his part.
He tells us there is no hope of his
election, but persists in remaining in
the field. If that isn't political sui
cide, we dont understand the mean
ing of the term. He further says
that if he withdraws his friends will
think he has no “backbone.” It
seems to us that his withdrawal
would show that he had some back
bone instead of the opposite.
Lust Saturday Mrs. Oliver ITtt, living
not far from town, was adjudged in
sane noil confined in the comity jail.
There are n.ow two unfortunate crazv
women in jail at this place. They
are to he greatly pitied
Fire! Fire!—Last Monday morn
ing about y o'clock a slight fire was
discovered in the buggy factory of
of Fairchild, Lawhead «fc Co. The
blaze was extinguished with little
difficulty and before much damage
had been done. This property is
ipiite valuable and had not the fire
been promptly discovered not only
the owners but the whole country
around would have felt the loss.
Another Thame Heard From.—
Last Saturday night a tramp tried
to batter his wav into the Davis
House. Mr. Davis opened the door
to find out what the matter was.
Thereupon the tramp broke into the
house and set up an unearthly yell
when Mr. Davis undertook to put him
out. He said lie would die, freeze,
starve and all that, but he was land
ed well out in the yard, just the
same. The tramp must go. Turn
the rascals out.
The Nutt Family in Trouble
Again—Sorrows never come Singly.
—The Nutt family is plunged in deep
grief and mourning again. Annie,
the second oldest daughter, was bur
ied Inst week and the whole family
have been sick. Suspicions of poi
soning were entertained at first hut
are being abandoned. No autopsy
or (lost mortem was held. Annie
was buried by the side of her father
and as Mrs. Nutt beheld the double
grave she sank helpless to the ground.
Surely no household was ever more
sorely a flic ted than this excellent
family in Uniontown.
Suppose a newspaper man, every
time he hears of a man who has se
verely criticised him or his paper in
public, should retaliate by hold
ing up to the public gaze the faults
and short-comings of said criticizer.
What would be the result? Why, the
criticizer would think that lie had
been terribly outraged, and would
thirst for the editor’s gore. Then
the poor scribe would get shot or
shoot somebody. The patient beast
of burden, the country journalist,
never does this, except under great
provocation. It isn’t because lie is
afraid to but because he is not mean
enough. He allows men to go around
trying to destroy his business. He
hears the paper called a worthless
sheet because the editor in doing his
duty has stepped on somebody’s toe.
He is threatened with death because
he commented on the lawless act of
some ruffian, yet lie goes on fighting
the battles of the town, helping along
public institutions and doing good to
those who persecute him. Where,
oh, where does the poor editor re
ceive his reward? Certainly not on
this side of-the dark river.
Dead, For a Ducat, Dead.—Even
nature is for the Democracy in this
campaign, and when site is for us
who can be against us. iVe have
heard of a pole which refused to sup
port a Laine and Blogau flag, and
now comes something more interest
ing and nearer home. A few days
ago a prominent and eloquent repub
lican of this place made a speech un
der a fine spreading maple to the
good people of Easton. The next
day earae, and lo! a change. The
leaves of that tree had commenced
to wither and droop and to-day it is
as dead ns George Washington, and
even the fowls of the air will not
perch upon its branches. It seems
that the speech was ns fatal to the
tree as to the party for which the
orator waa speaking. We have the
above from a republican who was
present and have no reason for deny
ing it. The same speaker was out
in Preston county last Saturday do
ing some more work in the timber
deadening business. “The g. o. p.”
(in the words of Dean Swift) “will
be like that tree and die first at the
top.” Mr. Blaine, please take note.
Prof. White Interviewed—The
Kanawha Coal Fields.—Prof. I. C.
White, of the University,’ at present
engaged on the U. S. Geological Sur
vey of West Virginia, was interview
ed in Pittsburgh a few evenings ago
by a Times reporter. He said that
while the coal fields of the Kanawha
Valley are exceedingly rich and ex
tensive they are, however, not likely
to prove to be a dangerous competi
tor to the Pennsylvania coal fields.
The great advantages of the Kanawha,
region over Pittsburgh, he said, are
its free lockage and its nearness to
the southern markets. The Pitts
burgh coal is more easily and cheap
ly worked aud brings a cent more
per bushel in the southern markets
than the West Virginia coal does.
Prof. White is at the head of the
survey of the State and there are
very few more eminent field geologists
in all the country than he is. He
will return to his duties at‘the Uni
versity at the beginning of the winter
term. Those who are fortunate
enough to be under his instruction
may well congratulate themselves.
Such opportunities are not found
everywhere and every day.
Death ok D. N. Gass, Nominee
For County Surveyor—A Prominent
andWhortby Young Man Suddenly
cut Off.—It is with extreme sorrow
and regret that we are compelled to
chronicle to-day the sad death of D.
N. Gass, of Blacksville, this county,
which occurred on the 17th. Only
a few weeks ago he was nominated
for County Surveyor and we took
great pleasure in preparing a sketch
of his life for the people of the count}'
little thinking that so soon, even be
fore the winter’s snows had come, it
would be our melancholy duty to an
nounce his death. But so it seems.
Another noble and worthy young
life is gone. Years of golden prom
isc seemed to stretch out before him
and his friends were proud of what
he had already done. He was a
•young man of liberal education and
a Civil Engineer of more than ordi
nary ability. Even his political enc
mies could find nothing against him
aud he stood unirapeached and spot
less. Unexpected and like a thief in
the night the dread disease seised
him in its clutches and in a few short
days the end came.
“Now cracks a noble heart;
Good night, sweet prince, and
Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
—How And Hr Whom The Work
is Done.—Wo had an opjiortunitv
last Thursday of v-isiting the Public
Schools of this place and of catching
a glimpse of their practical workings
—their every day life, so to s|>eak.
The session began this year on the
first ilny of September and t.lie work
1 is now in full and healthy progress.
About 200 pupils are enrolled in all
the departments and seven teachers
are employed. The pupils range in
age from 6 to 18 years and comprise
every stage of advancement from
mere beginners and chart learners to
young men and young ladies thor
oughly-well qualified* to begin a
course at the University.
The work is divided into five de
partments and is intended to com
prise a twelve years course, though
some of the brighter pupils complete
it in less time. Divisions A, H and
C are each subdivided into two
grades. Division D and the High
School have each three grades. Di
vision D taught by Miss Annie ramp
bell, assisted by her sister, Miss
Mattie, is the most elementary of all,
the substratum and foundation stone
of all the higher grades. We found
Miss Campbell (Miss Mattie was not
well enough to he present that day)
surrounded by nearly sixty bright
eyed wee folks, many of them not,
more than six or seven years old. A
very considerable per centum of these
had never been in school before and
were using nothing but slates and
charts. Miss Campbell is a born
teacher. She has been engaged in
this elementary work for several
years and the perfection to which
she has au dited in this direction is
something remarkable. She uses
the “Word Method,” and a class of
beginners who could not, even were
it to gain a whole holiday, tell the
difference between the letter H and a
western cyclone, was learning to
read readily and naturally. Slates
are brought into constant requisition
in this room, as indeed they are in
all the riioms, and the youngest pu
pils in seiiool are taught to write
simple words and sentences. If the
Board should ever trade Miss Camp
bell off they will be grievously and
sorely cheated.
Pupils are passed from this divis
ion 4o the next higher, Division C,
taught by Miss Dora Dorsey. The
register here shows 45 pupils.enrolled,
nearly 40 of whom were present and
right side up with care. A class in
language lessons was being heard and
gave evidence of superior drill. Black
boards and slates were used freely
and everything was done “decently
nnd in order.” In a single year’s
work, Miss Dora has established her
reputation as a teacher eminently
successful. All her pupils seem very
much attached to her.
Division B lias an enrollment of
40, and was as busy as a B-liive, not
with mischief but with the right kind
of work and study. Here Miss Laura
Sliisler “teaches the young idea how
to shoot,” and does it well. A class
in arithmetic was grappling with the
mysteries of “Ray’s Third,” and do
ing it successfully, too. Pupils who
spend a year or two under Miss Shis
ler’s -careful and able instructions
are well prepared to “go up higher,”
for she is called one of the most suc
cessful teachers in all the country.
Miss Sade Coyle has a very inter
esting school in divison A. It is the
right size, numbering about thirty.
We found a class of 13 reciting in
common fractions and when the
slates were examined not a single
mistake could be found, and every
member of the class was made happy
with a big 10. They deserved it.
Many- of Miss Coyle's methods are
original and striking. Like all the
rest of the teachers she is very earn
est and persistent in teaching the
mother tongue and had one whole
grade recite several beautiful selec
tions in concert and afterward other
selections singlj'. The pupils are en
thusiastic in this direction and never
failed in their responses. It was one
of the most pleasnnt features of the
entire day. If you want to see how
Miss Coyle is succeeding just peep
into that room about three minutes.
The High School is taught by
Principal Hodges and Miss Ettie
Boyers. It is very fortunate that
the pupils are in such competent
hands during their last years at the
public schools, for to many of them
it is, of course, their last'school drill.
Here we found a very interesting
class of 8, successfully doing battle
with Latin nouns of the second de
clension. We have no doubt that
Prof. Loreutz would be highly pleas
ed with just such a class as that at
the University, though most of the
members are young ladies. In an
other room Miss Boyers was instruct
ing a class pf 10 young aud promis
ing mathematicians. They were in
Simple Interest, aud it must have been
simple to them as well as'of much
interest, considering the ease with
which they mastered it.
A class in Language Lessons, under
the same instruction was trying to
unravel the mysteries of the verbs
“lie” and “lay” and the success with
which they did it would put to shame
many a man who calls himself edu
To say that Mr. Hodges and Miss
Boyers are unusually successful
would be saying nothing new. “It
is in every body’s mouth.” The High
School was never in a more flourish
ing condition, perhaps never equal to
its standing to-day. In addition to
his work in the High School, Mr.
Hodges has general supervision of all
the other grades, and we doubt if a
better First Assistant than Miss
Boyers can be found anywhere.
Every teacher in the institution
seems to be peculiarly fitted for her
own peculiar work. We spent sev
eral hours in the various departments
and saw nothing like disorder any
where and heard but a single gentle
reprimand, and this was in one of
the primary grades.
The rooms were well ventilated
from the top, the floors were clean
and so were the children. All the
teachers seemed to have the respect
and warm attachment of their pupils
and we did not observe a sulky, sul
len face in the eutire school. Two
of the rooms, viz: Divisions B and
C, are somewhat crowded but in
spite of this are doiug excellent work.
The morning’s exercises areopeaed
with devotional services, at which the
whole school is expected to be pres
ent. Miss Boyers presides at the or
gan and after these exercises are fin
ished each grade goes to its own room
keeping step to the music of a march.
We observed aunther comraenda
i ble feature in al! the departments.
When a class was called or dimissed
the members did not rush iiell mell to
their places and gouge one another
in the fifth rib as we have sometimes
seen elsewhere, but at the first tap
every member would rise up, and at
the second, stait silently and care
fully to his place.
The special attention given in these
schools to language study is worthy
of comment and praise. The study
r>f technical grammar is not intro
duced at all below the second year of
the High School, hut practical gram
mar is taught even in tlie lowest
grades. In every room in the building
language lessons are taught to a great
er or less extent and all the pupils
learn choice selections exery week.
We saw nothing anywhere worthier
of higher praise than lhis method of
One tiling surprised us somewhat.
There were very few large boys in
the High School. For example in a
class of 8, (i of them were girls.
Where are the hoys.? Some of them
working, some of them loafing. They
ought to be in school. There is no
question about that. The years and
the days have wings. Every parent
and guardian in town ought to en
courage our Public Schools in every
possible way and to exert every means
to send in the children who are still
out in the highways and hedges.
Prok. Willey to Speak on Temper
ance.—A meeting of the Temperance
and Law and Order Association will
lie held at the AL E. Church on Sun
day, Sept. 28th at 6:30 p. m. Prof.
W. P. Willey will deliver an address
on “What the Liquor Traffic Feeds
Upon." By order of Executive Com
Good news for the poor and needy:
S. D. Hi-rschman, our liberal clothier,
offers great -bargains to the poor.
Here are a few of the articles and
prices he has for you. Men’s heavy
winter suits $2.25; Boys' heavy suits
$1.50; Men’s heavy boots $1.40;
Boys’ boots 75 cents; Boys’ heavy
shoes, all sizes 50 cents; Boys’ wool
hats 20 cents; Men’s hats- 25 cents;
Alen's overalls 25 cents. All for
sale at Hirschman’s,
Opposite the Court House.
The Scotch Hill band passed
through our town last Friday eve
ning and stopped long enough to fur
nish us some excellent music. They
were enroute for Alasontown where
there was an interesting game of
base ball between the Deckers Creek
club, of Morgantown, and the Rob
Roys, of Scotch Hill, on Saturday.
Quite a number from here attended
the festival at night. The game re
sulted in a grand victory for the
Deckers Creek club, but we have not
learned the particulars.—Argus.
A Brace ok Sekiocs Accidents.—
A few days ago while riding with
.John Devine and wife near the resi
dence of Em rod* Tennant, in Clay dis
trict, a Miss Walker, daughter of
Wm. Walker, was thrown from the
wagon and ns she fell one of her legs
was thrust through the wheel and
broken in a dreadful manner.
Wm. Flowers, a young.man resid
ing in Cass district was dangerously
if not fatally hurt last week while
helping to move a cane mill. In going
down a steep hill the rubber on the
wagon broke causing the horses to
run and upset the wagon. Young
Flowers was thrown under the cane
mill and chrnshed in a horriable
manner. At last accounts his recov
ery wns very doubtful.
Runaway.— Messrs. Wm. G. Wor
ley and Wm. G. Brown had what
might have proved a very serious
runaway accident, Tuesday morning.
They were out buggy riding, having
hitched in Air. Worley’s colt and Air.
Brown’s spirited gray. At the forks
of the road, just east of town, the
horses took fright at some calves
jumping up suddenly, and ran into
the bank, upsetting the buggy. Air.
Brown, who was driving, was first
thrown out, and Air. Worley next.
The latter gentleman was caught un
der the top of the buggy and dragged
a few feet. Fortunately, the ditch
made a way of escape for him; other
wise, he would have been dragged
until seriously or fatally injured. As
it was, both escaped with some slight
bruises only. The horses ran for
some distance, and badly demolished
the buggy, which belonged to Mr.
Menus Al Aon res Again—Railway
AIagnates on the Death List—
Great Excitement.—The notorious
brotherhood of Alollic .Maguires,
which only a few years ago sent a
feeling of terror throughout all Penn
sylvania, has been reorganized and
is causing great excitement. A num
ber of men hnve been killed and
many more have been threatened by
this mysterirttis body, which holds
regular nud secret meetings in isolat
ed mountain retreats about “the dark
and blood}' ground” of Centralia and
Alt. Carmel. Aliners have been sus
pected and some arrests have been
made. All Schuylkill county is in
a very unsettled condition.
The Dispatch says: In the outly
ing districts of the Schuylkill, Lu
zerne, Northumberland, Carbon, Le
high, Wyomiug and Lackawanna re
gions, the coal and iron police, as
well as members of detecti\re corps,
have discovered unmistakable evi
dence of the existence of lodges of
the notorious brotherhood of Alollie
Alaguires. Officers have discovered
that the names of Franklin B. Gowan
of the Philadelphia Coal, Iron-and
Railroad companies; Samuel Sloan,
of the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Railroad, Coal and Iron
companies; Thomas Dickson, execu
tive head of the Delaware and Hud
son Coal Company; Charles Parish,
President of the Lehigh and Wilkes
barre Coal and Iron Company; the
superintendent of 'the Hillside Coal
Company, which is an offspring of
the New York, Lake Erie and Wes
tern Railroad Company, and a num
ber of mine bosses have been placed
upon the death-list of the Mollie Ma
guire association and their annihila
tion set down for the early future.
Threats have frequently been made
against these men. The situation in
the black diamond country is surely
unsettled and uncertain, and the
least indiscreet movement upon the
part of anyone may precipitate an
uprising extremely disastrous in its
•Min'* Mary Kaftiu was among our
| lady callers Iasi .reek.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Durr returned
on Saturday from Chicago.
Miss Break iron, of Monongalia
county, is visiting the Misses Cresap.
—Jnuraal. .
F. K. O'Kellv and wife have re
] turnl?T home from their visit to
' Wheeling.
Florence Wagner has been assist
i iug in the bank during the absence
i of his father.
Matt. Hughes and the Sentinel are
having a little fun down there at
i Parkcrsburgh.
Thanks to our staunch friend, E.
J. Kowlby.for a subscription brought
us a few da3’s ago.
Mr. French, the new tobacconist,
| is quite a musician and is a member
j of the Cornet hand.
Mr. Mell D. Boyers dropped in
since onr last issue aud placed his
name upon our list.
I)r. Will Ogden left Saturday to
attend lectures at Bellevue Medical
; College, New York.— Index.
Ray, little |on"of Dr. Kramer the
dentist, has been very ill with a fever
for several days, we are sorry to say.
Students Adams, Fleming, Waters,
| Sturgiss and White attended tiie
I political meeting at Cassville last
We were glad to meet Mr. W. W.
Tapp in our office on Monday. We
are always pleased to meet our
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Lazier came
| home last week from a visit of several
; weeks in Wheeling and various points
1 in Ohio.
Thos. I. McRa, formerly of this
county, hut now ofSummerfield, O.,
registered :it the Wallace House last
Miss Hattie Hagans, we are much
pleased to say, has recovered from
her brief illness which we mentioned
last week.
Clinton Thomas aud Miss Minnie
Neff visited friends at Easton, Mon
ongalia county, Saturday and Sun
day last.—Argil*.
In our judgment there isn’t a more
eloquent or popular speaker in the
State than “Marsh” Hagans, of Mor
gan to w n.—J o ttrn nl.
We are pleased to learn that Mr.
I. G. Lazzell was very successful in
his recent examinations before Judges
Fleming and Jackson.
George W. Morgan is off to Balti
more to attend a medical college.
He spent the summer reading medi
cine under Dr. Kelly.
Mr. K. I). Walker, Superintendent
of the B. & O. telegraph line between
here and Fairmont, was in tow'll last
week for a short time.
Charley Pride, a first class saddler
of Morgantown, has opened out a
shop here and is sure to please all
| who patronize him.—Argus.
Mr. Wm. Wagner, Cashier of the
Merchants’ National Bank in this
place, went to Pittsburgh last Thurs
day to be gone several days.
.Miss Ollie Gray who has been vis
iting relatives in Monongalia county
for several weeks, returned home on
last Sunday.— West Virginian.
The Rev. Mr. Crawford will start
on next Monday to conference. Ho
will be absent two weeks. Of course
! he will be returned to this charge.
Dr. Mackey, of Morgantown, was
here on Monday to see John Potter,
who is in a critical condition with an
affection of the stomach and liver.—
i Argus.
Prof. S. T. Wiley, author of the
Monongalia and Preston Histories
was in town a short time Inst week
and made the New Dominion a pleas
ant call.
Miss Gertrude Steele, who has
been visiting friends here for some
time past returned to her home in
Alabama on Wednesday last.—Graf
ton Standard.
Mr. W. K. Hoffman, of the Second
National Bank, spent several days
last week at Clarksburg, attending
the fair and looking after some busi
ness matters.
The latest on the tapis is that, one
of Worthington’s sprightly young
men will become a Benedict, one of
Monongalia’s fair maidens being the
lucky captor of our s. y. m.’s affection.
— West Virginian.
Hon. J. N. Kendall, of Ritchie
county, fusion nominee for State
Superintendent of Free Schools, was
in town last Friday and went to
Cassville Saturday morning in order
to attend the republican meeting at
that place.
Smallwood Morgan, Esq., of Mon
ongalia county, father of Prof. B. S.
Morgan, our next State School Super
intendent, and Mr. S. C. Stewart, an
other prominent citizen of our neigh
bor county, were agreeable visitors
on Tuesday last.—Index.
Hon. John B. Gray,of Monongalia,
was visiting friends here on Sunday
and Monday. Mr. Gray predicts the
election of Judge Maxwell by from
2,000 to 5,000 majority, and pledges
“old Mongahale” to do her share.—
West Virginian. He does, eh?
The Uniontown Standard publish
es a list of the pupils 6f Georges
Creek Academy from 1855 to the
present time. We find the following
names in the Morgantown list: D.
B. Purinton, Ross Hall, Robert C.
Ross, H. J. Sturgiss and Lou Holt.
Miss Rose Sweeney, of Wheeling,
so well known and liked in this place,
is again visiting at the Seminary.
Her brother Andrew, who was at one
time a student at the University, is
also at the same place. They drove
through from Wheeling in a buggy.
Drs. J. H. Lawbead and D. H.
Courtney departed this morning for
Philadelphia to attend the course of
lectures at'Jefferson Medical College.
Miss Olie Lawhead accompanied
them and will spend the winter at
Swarthmorc College, near Phila
Prof. A. L. Wade, of Morgantown,
one of the conductors of the Institute”
at this place, delivered a lecture on
“How to make the Honeymoon last
through Life,” at the Baptist church
Friday night. There was a large
audience present which the Professor
entertained highly for one hour or
more.' His manner of treating the
subject was novel and interesting,his
remarks being interspersed with rare
wit and humor, making the whole
lecture veryenjoyahle indeed.-Moun
fain Herp’d,
Miss Maggie Farnsworth has gone
to Pittsburgh to visit relatives ami
Miss Jennie Me Fide, a pleasant
young lady from Wheeling, is the
guest of Miss Jessie Coombs.
A littie chihl of “Tip" Dorsey is
very iU. we are sorry to say, and is
not expected to live any length of
Mrs. Mendel, of Taylor, Texas, and
Miss Juliet McLure, of Wheeling
have l>een visiting at Mr. E. C. La
zier'* lor several days.
Mrs. George Parfitt. of Morris X
Hoads, has been visiting her parents
on the Flats lately.
J. M. Barb and bride, of Harris
ville, Ritchie county, are expected
here to-morrow to spend a few days.
Miss Ida McClaskey and Miss
Ella Vandervort. of Easton, were
visiting in town one day last week.
Prof. A. L. Wade is expected home
to-day from his work of holding in -
slitutes in various sections of the
Mr. Caleb Price, of Grant district,
a tried and true Democrat for many
a long year, gave us a pleasant call
yesterday and greatly admired our
new press.
That jug of sweet cider is most
excellent. Our thanks are due Mr. j
Morgan Rice for it. He took pity 1
on this office and brought around |
“suthin" to wet our dry gullets. In
the words of Scripture “Go thou and
do likewise."
Wedding Bells.—One of the mosl
pleasant and brilliant social events
of the seasou will occur this evening
at 8 o'clock. David Chadwick, the
young and well known merchant,
will lead to the marriage altar Anna
B., adopted daughter of the Hon.
Geo. C. Sturgiss. A few words from
the minister, a “yes” or two and a
solemn vow, and the twain will be
made one flesh. Rev. Mr. Crawford,
of the M. K. church, will officiate.
Early Thursday morning the happy
couple will start to Chicago to spend
the honeymoon. After their return
tlief will occupy rooms at the Semi
News Items From Uffington.
Uffington, Sept. 22.—This town
is still quiet and nothing to excite
the people.
The R. R. is still moving toward
completion. They are now rip rap
ping the “Big Fill.” The abutment
on the south side of Cohtin’s creek
is finished and the other is nearing
completion. Oh fora train of cars!
Mrs. Sallie Powell has been visit
ing at B. Hall's for sovcral days.
James A. Barnes has charge of
the Morgan mill and is doing good
Louisa Fruin is still very sick.
The dance at Lee Roy Kiger's was
tiie event of the season. finite a
crowd of young ladies and gentlemen
were there from town and they trip
ped the light fantastic till the wee
small hours of the morning and only
left when the early dawn began to
Two weddings to report soon.
Look out.
Cass Democrats.
Maidsvii.i.e, Sept. 21.—As was an
nounced in the New Dominion, the
Democrats of Cass district met at
Maidsville last Thursday evening
for the purpose of organizing a f’leve
land and Hendricks Club.
Jackson Everley, President of the
Hancock Club of 80 called the meet
ing to order and clearly stated its
object, after which the following of
ficers were unanimously elected:
J. M. Garlow, President; W. H.
Smyth, Vice President; YV. YYr. Tapp
and Lindsay Stoneking, Correspond
ing Secretaries; P.L.Lazscll,Sergeant
at Arms.
On taking the chair J. AI. Garlow
made a short speech in which he
showed the benefits of perfect organ
A call for enrollment was then
made and thirty-two staunch Demo
crats responded. After the appoint
raent of various committees, Lorenzo
Davis made a short but interesting
speech. The meeting throughout was
harmonious and enthusiastic.
The Club adjourned to meet at Ft.
Martin, Thursday evening, when
some good speakers arc promised to
be present.
Hurrah for Cleveland and Hen
dricks. YYr. YV. Tapp,
Our Wadestown Letter.
YYrADESTowN. Sept. 11.—Died Sep
tember 9th, at her residence in this
place, Mrs. Eva, wife of Lot L.
Shrivel-. She leaves an infant about
ten days old; a bereaved husband
and a large circle of mourning rela
tives and friends. Deceased was
loved and highly respected by all
who knew her. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. I). H. K.
Dix, assisted by Rev. J. M. Warden,
of Grafton.
On last Saturday a week, Mr. Jas
per Shriver’8 barn was fired by light
ning and entirely consumed together
with a large amount of hay and some
farming implements which were in it.
Titus Lemley and wife, of New
Brownsville, passed through here
yesterday on their way to Ravcns
wood to visit his brother. Airs.
Alary John accompanied them as
far as this place, and is visiting
friends in this neighborhood.
John Russell has returned from
the West and is* looking hale and
J. D. Ammons and family, and
Charles M. YVilson left here last Af on
day for Alissouri.
The Morgantown district confer
ence closed its session here to day.
The attendance of members small
owing, probably, to the extreme heat
and dry weather. The meetings were
very interesting throughout, and the
attendance of the.-people of the vicin
ity' was large. The temperance ques
tion was ably discussed this after
noon by Revs. T. I?. Galway and A.
A little eight year old son, of Enoch
Hennen, had one of his eyes severely
injured by the kicking of a colt a few
days since.
Thomas Lemley, of Wetzel oonnty,
son of John 8. Lemley, is very low
with malarial fever.
i'll r. 4'i rt 11>*.
F.t'hor« IImr«l nnd Mlantloxv*
Having had an opportunity of see
j ing a good deal of the inner life of
i the town I have thought it might be
i of some interest to “air” a few of my
i observations in your columns during
(-my stay in the place.
j “She is observed to visit the post
i office regularly every Tuesday after
noon,” said a store-box whittler the
other day. “For two or three long
years, at least, she has done tiiis and
still keeps it up. As she approaches
i the ollice her eyes begin to brighten
and a glow comes on her cheek, a
' glow and a flush. Usually as she
; trips away she is seen to slip a neat
; looking letter into her pocket and
| clasp it there as though it were a
jewel not to be lost. Sometimes,
j however, the step that leaves the
I office is slower and the countenance
: downcast and no letter is seen clasped
: in the delicate fingers. As regularly
; as dock work she comes and goes
on Tuesday evenings and the mail
carrier himself is not more prompt.”
We asked the Whittier her name or
street, but the spirit ceased to move
him and all was silent.
* *
A bet was made yesterday evening
and tlie stakes put up by Messrs.
M-and \V—•- on the question
whether or not a very popular young
couple of this place are engaged. |
All very good, but how in the land
of Canaan is anyone* going to find
out about it? There's the rob. Thank j
the stars there are still a few things
in heaven and earth which the Wit
tier and the Gossip cannot quite
' A politician and a business man
were talking together on Court
Square. The h. in. remarked eonfi
dentially, (not knowing that he ivas
overheard) “I have voted with the
-party all my life ami am say
ing nothing against it during this
campaign, but on election day I ex
' peet. to silently vote the opposing
ticket. Now don't say a word about
! it, for the life of you.” He didn’t
! say a single word that yout corre
spondent knows of. but even the pave
mcnls have ears.
*■ *
* *
They swing on the gate,
And they talk and they wait.
While the shadows are piled;
They hang on the gate,
Till a slipper that's great,
Comes down on his pate;
For the old man’s riled.
* *
A charming girl on Dash street
I seeing mention made in last week’s
1 New Dominion of the Mulligan let
ters, didn’t unite understand what
! they were and asked another girl, an
intimate friend,if she knew. "I hardly
know,” was the reply, “but I think
they are the letters written by Mr.
i and Mrs. Blaine before they were
j married. I guess she was a Miss
j Mulligan.” “1 think so too.”
* *
“1 went to church thoothcr night,”
I said the Whittier. “You did?" “Yes,
you wouldn’t believe it, but I did*
The preacher was there, the organ
was there, the choir was there, the
man who hadn’t slept well the night
before was there, the new fall bonnets
weie there and seemed to be enjoy
ing the services very much, the empty
pews were there, a great many of
them had turned out that evening
and looked just as though somebody
had been slandering their private
characters. The happiest man there
was the fellow who had won fit) cents
otf of me the day before on a rooster
light. May be he was thinking about
that. Somehow the meeting wasn’t
veiy enthusiastic. Everything seemed
to be going one way, but one couldn’t
just exactly tell which way. There
wasn’t a single ‘Amen' when the
preacher got off his big sentences.
I felt a little bad for him and had a
notion of responding a time or two
myself, but was afraid the congre
gation wouldn’t understand, not be
ing used to anything of the kind. I
think I’ll call on the preacher and
console him.” And he started off
to another store box.
* *
Scene: University, School of Met
Professor, (desiring to illustrate
bashfulness): “Do you always know
what to do with your hands, Mr.
S-. when you call on vour girl?”
Mr. -: “I find out pretty soon.
I get them around her,”
Professor: “You don’t need to
study metaphysics any more.”
* *
Thus endeth our first lesson.
To Teachers.
There will be a Teacher’s Exami
nation held at New Brownsville.on
Saturday Sept 27th, beginning at
9 o’clock a. m. sharp.
B. S. Morgan,
County Supt
Our Store will be closed on Mon
day Sept. 29th. ELIAS RING.
Zinn—Luther, son of Mrs. Mahala
Zinn, of f'linton district, died on
Monday Sept. 15th, aged 15 months.
Gass—At his home in Blacksvillc,
on Wednesday Kept. 17th of typhoid
fever, D. N. Gass.
Summers—At his home in Clinton
district, Friday, Sept 19th 1884, John
S. Summers, aged 51 years.
Our Store will be closed on
Monday Sept. 29th.
—The New Dominion appreciates
the many evidences of good will that
are constantly being shown it. Not
a day has passed for more than a
month that we have cot received new
subscribers and frequently as many
as ten and fifteen in a day. We
shall try to merit the kindness shown
us. Our circulation is much larger
now than ever before.
Fresh From the Press Each Day.
Pittsburgh and Wheeling Da
lies furnished and delivered
same day they are printed. Or
any other reading matter furn
ished at Publishers Rates.
News Dealer.
' wp——
1 offer at private sale the farm upon
: which I now reside, situated in ('linton
j District, Monongalia County, 6 mile*
: from Morgantown.
Tlie tract contains 180 acres, well
watered and timbered. The greater
part of it is sown to grass and is In ex
I celient condition.
A comfortable dwelling, pieuty of
! stabling and other out houses are upon
the premises.
Tlie land lies near the Evansville turn
pike, and is convenient to churches and
1 offer a Utrgain upon favorable terms
| to any man wanting a good home.
Hami’ei. O. Hobibon,
I'fflngton, W. Va.
At Rules held iu the Clerk’s office of
the Circuit Court of said County on
Tuesday, September 1, 1884
Simon Eddy, plaintiff, )
vs. [• Injunction.
Klias Metz ct al., defts. J
The object of this suit is to cause the
defendants Elijah Harlly, Elias Mete,
George Metz and Jefferson Met* to Inter
plead and determine among themselves
as to whom t he plaintiff should pay the
balance of the note or obligation in the
! lhll mentioned executed by the plaintiff
to the said Klias Metz, and purporting
to lie assigned by said Elias to hie sons,
j the said George and Jefferson Metz, and
for general relief
And it appearing by affidavit that the
defendant, George Metz, is not a resi
dent of this State, it is ordered that he
lie required to np|>ear within one month
after the data of the first publication of
this order and do what is necessary to
protect his interests.
A Copy Teste:
. M. M. Debt,
Keck A Holgii, Clerk.
Counsel for Plff.
Pursuant to the provisions of section
three of chapter three of the Code, as
amended and re enacted by chapter 165
of the Acts of 1882, notice is hereby given
that an election will be held at the sev
eral places of voting in the Htate of West
Virginia, on the Tuesday next after the
first Monday in November, 1884, (the
fourth day of said month of November,)
for the purpose of choosing six Electors
of President and Vice President of the
I'nlted States, . Iielng the number of
electoral votes to which the State of
West Virginia is entitle,] in the Electoral
College of the United States.
In Witness Whereof, I
emor of the State of West
—-1—> Virginia, have hereunto set
'sc \ i \ m.v hand and caused the
l i Lesser-Seal of said State to
—lie affixed, at the city ot
Wheeling, this 20th day of
August, 1884, and of the
State the twenty-second.
By the (lovernor. J. B. Jaokbon.
Randolph- Stai.naker, Jr.,
Secretary of State.
Amendment to the ConetitutionT ’
i’mposing an amendment to the Con
stitution of tills State.
/ii sn/rt il bg the LegMatureof We$t 11r
Ifiiiia, two-thinls of all the member*
eleeAed to each houxe agreeing thereto,
That thn following amendment to Article
four of tlie Constitution of the State, be and
the same is hereby proposed, to-wit:
That section seven of Article four, as it *
now is, be stricken out, and the following
be inserted in lieu thereof:
"7. The general elections of State and
county officers, and of members of the Leg
islature, shall he held on the Tuesday next
after the first Monday in November, until
otherwise provided by law. The terms of
such officers not elected or appointed to
till a vacancy, shall, unless herein other
wise provided, begin on the first day of
January, and of the members of the Legis
lature on the first dny of December next
succeeding their election. Elections to fill
vacancies shall be for the nnexpired term.
Whep vacancies oocur prior to any general
election, they shall be filled by appoint
ments in such manner as may be pre
scribed herein, or by general law, which
appointments shall expire at such time
after the next general elections as the per
son so elected to fill such vacancy shall be
Adopted by the Legislature, Feb’y 31, 1883.
William L. Murphy,
William Murphy's widow and helm.
The platitiffs and defendants in the
above cause as well as ail others interest
ed are hereby notified that I have fixed
Tuesday, September EOtk, 1M4JI
next, at my office in Morgantown, WT
Va., to ascertain and report upon the
following points as matters of reference
in said cause under decrees of the Circuit
Court of Monongalia county rendered
respectively on the 16th day of October,
188.'!, and 13th day of June 1884.
1, 1 will settle the administration ac
counts of Kessiah Murnby, administra
trix of said William Murphy, dec’d, In
due course of administration and ascer
tain and re|H>rt ail liens, debts and
claims against the estate of said William
Murphy, dec’d, to whom due and owing
and the respective amount and priorities
2, 1 will report anything else deemed
pertinent by me or specially required
by any of said parties.
The parties interested will attend be
fore me at the time and place aforesaid
witli any and all proper Voucher* and
evidence to enable me to discharge my
duties under the said decrees of reference
Given under my hand as Commis
sioner of the Court aforesaid, this 27th
day of August 1884.
. Joseph Moreland,
7b the (Mmniixxioners of Kteatioa tf the
Several Countie* of the State
Virginia :
Whereas, A vacancy exists in the
of Appeals of this State, for the term
of said office ending on the 31st day of
December, 1888, hy reason of the resig
nation, to take'efrect on the 31st day of
December, 1882, of the Hon Alpheus F.
Haymond, one of the Judges thereof,
and incumbent of said term;
And Whereas, More than two yean
will elapse from the time of the resigna
tion of the Hon. Alpheus F- Haymond,
Judge as aforesaid, to the end of the term
for which lie was elected;
Now Therefore, I, JACOB B.
JACKSON, Governor of the State of
West Virginia, by virtue of the au
thority in me vested, hereby command
you, the said Commissioners of Election,
in the name of the State of West Virgin
ia, to cause a poll to be opened and an
election to be held at the several placet
of voting in your respective counties,
on die
Second Tuesday In OcL, A, P.1—4,
to-wit, on the 14th day thereof, it being
the-day of the next general election, for
the purpose of choosing a Judge of the
Supreme Court of Appeals, to fill the
vacancy in said office caused fay the *
resiguation of the Hon. Alpheus F.
Haymond, late Judge as aforesaid.
In Witness Whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and
caused the Less Seal of the
State to be affixed at the
Capitol, at Wheeling, this
twenty-first day of Au^jus^
A. D. 1884, and of the
the twenty-second.
By the Governor. J. B. Jackson.
Randolph Stalnajceb, Jr,,
Secretary of State,

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