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” Saturday, April 28, 1888,
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We are anthoriged to announce C. D.
Allebtwtgh prefcent night policeman, aa a
oaMidatc f«>r Town Sergeant to be voted
lor at the May election.
'We are authorized to announce Jacob W.
Stine a* a candidate for Town Sergeant
subject Jo the votea of the people *4 the
May election.
Marshall M. Crow requeatn uh to an
nounce him aa u candidate for Town Ser
geant, and solicit# the support of the voter*
of Metyantown at the coming May election.
DR. «E0. B. MORRIS will always be
found in hi* office In Morgantown from
tin 20th to the loot of every Month.
Ark you thinking about the town
The Farmers and Mechanics store
buy and sell everything.
Do not fail to visit the Farmers
and Mechanics store when in town.
A peculiar combination—heavy
frosts and spring blossoms in abund
Ii we expect the old town to boom
we must look after the municipal
j The ferry company have erected a
watch-house on the west side for the
Come to the Farmers' and Meehan
ics’ Store and learn why they sell so
many goods every day.
Thb rope for the new ferry is to
be pat up to-morrow evening. The
new boat will arrive Friday.
We acknowledge receipt of numer
ous public documents from Senator
Kenna and Hon. W. L. Wilson.
Do not believe all you hear about
the Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Store,
but come and see for yourselves.
Mayor Fast will stick fast if his
ast friends will vote faster for Fast,
than for a Fast opponent of Fast.
School commencements will soon
hold the boards—the sweet girl
gra.uate, and the sour boy blunder- j
Wall papers at the Union Store
are attracting attention, especially
the gilt at 18 and 20 cts. per double
There may not be so much whisky
in the coming town election as usual,
but there will be a good deal more
S. A. Posten, Manager of the Far
mers and Mechanics Union Store, is
now ready to trade with all classes
of people.
Hibschmans are selling boys’ suits
at 90 cents, and separate pants at 25
cents. They will fit boys aged 4 to ]
12 years.
Prices reduced this week on can
ned goods, prints and several other I
articles at the Farmers’ and Me j
ehanics’ Store.
We might as well inquire, before
the municipal election, what candi-1
dates stand for, as to find out after
the election what they don’t stand
■ The South Morgantown people
are more progressive than wc. They
propose to make a first class street
through their town from Decker’s to
Cobun’s creek.
Marshall Crow announces him
self this week as a candidate for
Town Sergeant. Marshall lias a
number of friends who would be glad
to see him elected to that office.
If the New Dominion office is do
ing more business than any two
printing offices ever did in Morgan
town, it is because we have the only
office that was ever run by steam in
Morgantown, and are able to do it.
The County Court appropriated
$100 to the State Imigration and
Development Association, with the
direction that $75 be expended in
booming the State and $25 used in
advertising the county in the local
papers.—Grafton Eagle-Sentinel.
} Ouu job room is overcrowded with
{orders. This week we add two new
i men to our force and should orders
; continue to come it will be necessary
. to get others. The secret of this is
the fact that we do the best work at
the lowest figures.
This is the season when the mild
i eyed candidate hieth himself away
and goeth among his friends; yea,
verily, he shaketh hands with them
all and thinketh every dirty-faced
urchin is the smartest boy he ever
saw. He frequently changeth his
opinion after the election.
Hutchinson & Jacobs’ are crowd
ed each day with eager buyers while
other store-keepers are crying hard
times. Why? They buy at head
quarters seasonable goods and for
cash, and Bell at less expense than
any merchants in the country. We
work from C a. m. till 10 p. m. and
I carry no deadheads.
The Odd Fellows Lodge at this
place has decided to celebrate the
69th anniversary of the order by go
ing to Fairmont and joining" the
lodge at that place for the purpose
of observing the event. Extensive
preparations are in progress for ma
king the event successful and memo
rable, and we bespeak for all who at
tend a pleasant time. The fare will
be one dollar for the round trip.
Almost every week there is a car
load or more of grain brought into
this market from abroad—for which
our good money has been sent away
in exchange. And yet, we hear
farmers everyday, complaining that
we wont buy their grain. The fact
is that there is not one dollar’s worth
of grain in this town for sale, and no
farmer is offering any. The majori
ty of our farmer's don’t raise enough
grain for their own use.
Tiieke are several candidates for
Town Sergeant, but the one the peo
ple should vote for is he who will
promise to execute the “cow ordin
ance,” and the one who you think
will keep his word after he promises.
The average stray cow around town
docs great damage when she gets a
nicely-kept yard all to herself, and
the stray cows of late are legion.
They get their work in on the lawns,
too; but we dont hear of any being
put in the pound
Next Monday evening, April 30,
thejmblic school entertainment will
occur, which will consist of the usual
performances by scholars of the
school. On Tuesday evening, May
1, the contest in declamation and
the commencement exercises of the
High School take place. The pro
grams for this year arc quite exten
sive and the contest—a new feature
— will be especially entertaining.
There should be a good attendance.
The admission fee for the first even
ing will be 10 cents; for the second,
15 cents.
Many inquiries have been made of
us about the catalogues of the State
Normal Institute. Three thousand
copies were printed at this office, and
are now in the hands of the Secretary
for distribution, who will be pleased
to furnish all persons with as many
us they can use. Now let our citi
zens help the matter along by send
ing catalogues to their friends at a
distance, and asking them to visit
during the Institute. Or if
will band the Seerelury your
In order to insure the encampment
of the Morgantown cadet* In thie
city in June, it is necessary to ntiM
$300 to help defray their expenses.
This amounts through the untiring
energy of Sam Gideon, has been
nearly raised. But a few dollars
more are necessary, which will be
secured by Monday. So Huntington
will have the honor of entertaining
the University cadets.—Huntington
Commercial. *
Mxtnrslen to Bennington.
; For thte benefit of those desiring to
! attend the Republican Convention at
Mannington, April 28tb, the B. k O.
R. R. Co. will sell excursion tickets
to Munnington at one fare for the
round trip. Ticketa will be sold at
Glovcr’a C ap, Valley Falls, and all
intermediate stations on Main Line,
also Opekiska and Houlttown on the
F., M. k P. Branch. Tickets will be
sold for all regular trains April 27th
and 28th and will be good for re
turn trip until April 30th inclusive.
Places sf Meeting.
The Democrats of the various dis
tricts of this county will meet on
Saturday at 1 o’clock at the follow
ing places to appoint delagates to
represent this county at Grafton on
on Tuesday May 8th. Note the time
and place:
Battelle district Cross Roads.
Rod Tennant's Store.
A. C. Barker's.
Stewarts town.
New Dominion office.
Mtraek on Morgantown.
Mr. Fitzgerald, the man who is to
lecture here three nights next week,
and who has traveled all over the
United States, and who lives in
Brooklyn, says he would rather live
in Morgantown than any place he
ever saw. He pronounced the pro
jected State Normal Institute to be
unsurpassed by anything in the
country, and instead of Chatauqua,
as usual, proposes to send his daugh
ter here to attend it this summer.
He thinks it is marvelous how such
advantages can be furnishsd at such
low cost. His lectures are master
pieces of their kind. They are illus
trated lectures upon travels in the
old world, and attract full houses
“Contest tf the Frogs."
This was the very suggestive topic
of a very pleasing lecture delivered
by Prof. Purinton, at the M. E.
| church, on Thursday evening last.
A very large and select audience
had assembled in n state of mental
perplexity to discover and satisfy
themselves as to just what kind of a
contest the frogs had, and what part
such a contest might play in a liter
ary entertainment. We think every
body made a satisfactory discovery
and was relieved of his perplexity.
A more genuine surprise has not
been experienced by an audience for
a long time. Before the speaker had
advanced very far, it began to dawn
upon the hearers that the lecture
was a poem. The frogs conducted
their contest in rythmic measure,
and right well was it done. The po
etic genius.of the author was even a
far greater surprise than the many
startling phases of the conflict. The
appearance and delineation of each
new character in the plot was receiv
ed with hearty applause. The poem
was thoroughly original in its con
ception, well wrought in all its parts,
well delivered and highly pleasing to
the audience. The weather was
good, the music of the orchestra ex
cellent, the audience in good spirits,
and everybody went away pronounc
ing it a successful entertainment.
Col. Smiley’s Lecture.
Col. R. Finley Smiley, of Missouri,
lectured in the M. E. church last
Sunday evening to a large audience.
There were no services at any of the
other churches, thus all had an op
portunity of hearing this earnest
worker in the cause of humanity.
Col. Smiley came here by direc
tion of Rev. A. B. Rohrbough, who
is President of the State Prohibition
Amendment League, and before go
ing back to his western home will
make a thorough canvass of this
State in the interests of the Amend
“What Can we do for the Benefit
of Humanity,” was the subject of
the lecture, and to work hard for
prohibition in the State was the an
swer given.
He spoke in glowing terms of some
of the benefits emanating from a
prohibitory clause in a State Consti
tution to the material interests of
the State, and gave the State of
Kansas as an example, the miracu
lous growth of which State was due
as much to that cause as any other.
He gave instances of the evils of in
temperance, but more of the evils of
making the liquor traffic legal. His
arguments were strong ones for hit
side of the case.
Col. Smiley is an eloquent orator,
and gave evidence of the best of elo
cutionary training. He presents a
good appearance on the stage, has
an excellent voice and is altogether
a charming talker. His lectures are
treats which no one should miss,
and the object of them is worthy of
his efforts.
Real Estate Transfers.
The following is a list of transfers
admitted to record in the clerk’s of
fice of the county court for the week
ending Saturday, April 21:
Morgan District—Israel C. White
and wife to Smith A. Posten, part of
lots 117 and 118, Morgantown; con
sideration, $600.
F. S. Lyon and wife to John I.
Harvey, lot and dwelling house, Mor
gantown; consideration $3,500.
Clinton District—Wm. Malone's
heirs, by partition of land, Caroline
Hall, acres; to Fannie Malone, 4f
acres; to Rebecca J. Powell, 4<f
acres; to Thornton W. Malone, 5|
acres; to Mary A. Pilkinton,5acres;
to Catharine Powell, 5 acres.
W. C. Stevens and others to Amos
F. Malone, 33J acres; consideration,
Union District—J. M. Hagans,
special commissioner, to Jonah
Bayles and Mary Reed, 21 acres; by
decree of court.
Cass District—E. J. Bowlby to
Lucinda A. McLure and others, 78£
acres, love and affection and an an
Grant District—L. V. Keck, spe
cial commissioner, to Virginia P. and
Aaron Corrothers. lots Nos. 1, 29
and 30 in Granville; consideration,
Smith A. Posten and wife to Thos.
W. Anderson, undivided half of 93
acres, of 11 acres and of 8 acres;con
sideration, $1,500.
Thos. W. Anderson to Smith A.
Posten, same undivided ^ of some
lands: consideration, $1,500.
Clay District—David McCord to
Thos. Williams, 45J acres; consider
ation, $800.
Shoes.—We have the largest and
most complete stock of shoes in the
county, and then we have a lot of
odd and end sL.ch. If you can se
eure a fit among this lot you buy
them below cost, as we want to move
them, at Hirschman’s.
~V\ f.,-, tv trifle with any Throat or
** * Lung Disease. If you have
a Cough or Cold, or tho children are
threatened with Croup or Whooping Cough,
use Asker’s English Remedy and prevent
farther trouble. It it a positive cure;
and we guarantee it. Frtee 10 and SOc
For Sale by J. M.'REF.D A Go
—. —.- - ■
York, the celebrated Lecturer and
Dramatic Orator will deliver lectures
at the M. E. Church on May 3d, 4th
and 5th, nnder the auspices of the
cadet corps.
The lectures will be illustrated,
being presented upon a screen of
over 500 square feet, under the most
powerful incandescent little light,
Synopsis of sights and scenes to
t»e presented during the tour from
New York to Algiers, visiting Liver
pool, London, Paris, Gibraltar, Mar
seilles, The Rhine and its Castles,
iGhkoa, Naples and Malta, inclu
ded in
Synopsis of sights and scenes to
be presented during the tour from
Alexandria to Jerusalem, visiting
Cairo, Nile Scenery and Pyramids,
Bombay, Calcutta, Benares, Delhi,
Cawnpore, Lucknow, Bethlehem,
Bethany, Gethsemane, Nazareth and
Damascus, included in
Synopsis of sights and scenes to
be presented in connection with the
checkered life and tragic death of
Mary, Queen of Scots. The Jubilee
Reign of Queen Victoria together
with scenes and incidents of her girl-1
hood, her coronation, her marriage, J
and her fifty years’ reign.
These lectures will be interspersed '
by dramatic recitations and selec- S
tion by the Morgantown orchestra. \
The price of admission for three lec
tures is the same as that charged in
cities for one lecture. Admission for
one lecture for adults, 35 cents; chil
dren, 20 cents; three lecture 75 cts.;
children, 50 cents.
For a brief space each evening an
exact copy of the famous painting
by Michael Munckacsy of “Christ
Before Pilate” will be exhibited. It
is a work of pre-eminent artistic
skill and represents our Savior in
one of the last and most thrilling
scenes of his wonderful life. The
original has been viewed by over two
hundred thousand people in NewYork
City,) at an admission of 50 cents
each) and was afterwards purchased
by a well known merchant of Phila
delphia for “One Hundred Thous
and Dollars.”
It Oaght to be Stopped.
To the Editor of the Nnr Dominion.
For some time poet the young
hoodlums of Morgantown have em
ployed themselves after night in
marking peoples’ doors with chalk,
writing vulgarity and sometimes
coupling decent persons’ names with
the same. I suggest to prevent heart
ache and disgrace to their parents
that these boys parents examine
their pockets after they have retired,
and if they find them carrying chalk
or other means of defacement, to de
stroy the same at once. This course
may prevent their arrest for this per
sistent violation of decency and law.
April 24,1888. Citizen.
Miscellaneous Chit-Chat.
•‘The outlook for the summer,”
said a local prophet, “iB bright. The
usual dull monotony of the hot sea
son is likely to be relieved by an in
flux of visitors.”
“Last summer was a disappoint
ment in this respect. Our summer
resort ambition didn’t seem to ma
terialize. Railroad facilities didn’t
bring the anticipated results. But
it was the same everywhere. The
summer tourists are capricious.—
Look out, this summer for a tidal
wave—the pedagogue and the school
marm riding on the crest.”
Said a business man: “The Black
Bottle may not boom, and the rail
road racket may not disturb us this
summer, but there will be some mo
ney spent here in the organization
of the Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion that will help us out.”
“If you will feel about among your
neighbors, you will discover a quiet
sentiment on the matter of water
works for our town. That is one of
the things looked forward to as a
substantial advance for the future.”
“Talking about our streets, they
are an expensive luxury any way
you fix it. But we must have them,
and there is no economy in tempo
rary patching and cheap bedding.
It would be a good idea for Council
to put down a piece of brick paving
by way of testing the comparative
cost in a series of years between that
and Macadam, both as respects the
laying and maintaining of each.”
“The municipal election to be held
next month,” remarked a local poli
tician, “will have very little party
politics in it, and less* of the usual
temperance talk.” There is a real
izing consciousness among our peo
ple that we must begin to do some
thing for the business interests of
our town, and make some effort for
its substantial development and
growth, by wise and well considered
measuresof improvement and public
enterprises. There will be questions
of this nature, such as water works,
free bridge, town hall, good streets,
improvements in our public school
appointments, aud all those things
which go to make a town attractive
and progressive. These will enter
into the local elections, and men will
be chosen with reference to their
public spirit. After a long time we
are coming to this, and it is a good
“What do you suppose is the
proportiou of males to females in the
population of Morgantown,” asked
a local philosopher?
“If we take the resident popula
tion between the ages of 15 to 25,”
said he, “the females will outnumber
the males two to one. But for the
fact that we have about 160 young
men students, the disparity would be
more marked than it is. The reason
of this disparity in the relative num
ber of the sexes is that our young
men are constantly emigrating to
other States, while the majority of
the girls stay with us.”
“Notwithstanding these facts we
are not an old-maid-town. Our
girls, some how or other, find mates.
Contrary to rule, the students carry
a good many away.”
“There ought to be in every com
munity,” continued the philosopher,
“a female insurance organization
something like this: A young girl
or woman, upon paying into the or
ganization a weekly installment of
say, 25 cents a week, should receive,
upon arriving at an age when the
chances of marriage have vanished,
one thousand, two thousand, three
thousand dollars, or whatever sum
the organization fixes, and if she
marries before that time she forfeits
all she pays in. The forfeitures go
to pay those who don’t get n man.
Hutchinson & Jacobs.
The large store-room of Hutchin
son <fc Jacobs, at the Falls, is crowd
ed from celinr to attic with new and
seasonable goods. Washington in
digo prints at 7 cts.; Indies’ hats,
latest styles, #1 to #3.50; clothing,
men’s wear, #4.50 to #16, that can’t
be beat in prices or quality of goodB.
In fact, everything you want at close
profits, but not for cost and carriage.
sumption _
fired every year by Acker's celebra
English L'.nejr. It hi a guaranted pr
crc.i4on ; if It ib-«» not help you it irilfc
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For Ms bur JF. M. REED * <'4>.
PerttaMttr PcmOmI Paragraph*
taiatag to People.
We learn from an Oakland ex
change that A. O. Stargim was elect
ed a member of the council of that
place at the coporation election held
last week,
Mrs. Pierce has returned from a
a visit to Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Or. Hartigan is visiting
friends at Piedmont
PrOf. White was in Pittsburg last
Wm. G. Worley, Esq., of King
wood, passed through town the first
of the week on his way to the home
of bis father, ’Squire John I. Worley
at Blacksville. The latter named
gentleman has been in poor health
nearly all of the past winter.
Postal Clerk Shaffer, of the F., M.
A P. route, is one of the most accom
modating officials, we venture to say,
in Uncle Sam’s service, and the
newspaper men at both ends of his
line have special cause to be grate
ful to him for the numerous courte
sies received at his hands. May his
shadow never grow less.—Fairmont
Index. “So say we all.”
E. L. Morgan’s family left Monday
on the evening train for Washington
Territory. They will be accompanied
by Caleb Tarleton of Clinton district
who also goes there to make his fu
ture home. We are sorry to lose so
many good people from our
county, but if they will go we wish
them success in their new homes.
Nearly twenty persons from Clinton
District have gone to Washington
Territory within the last year and
more are going soon.
Alex. Purman has returned from
a visit to Waynesburg.
The following four personal para
graphs are from the last issue of the
Kingwood Journal;
Lawyer Dent, of Grafton, was here
this week.
Mrs. John S. Murdock is quite ill
this morning.
Collector John T. McGraw, of
Grafton, was here attending to a
case in Court on Tuesday.
’Squire Duncan McRa, Edward
Selby and James Jolliffe, of Monon
galia county, were in tenvn yester
Madison Carter, Esq., of Marion
county, accompanied by his daugh
ter, Miss Fannie, were in town a few
days the first of the week, guests at
the home of Prof. Wade and family.
Mrs. Amanda Duvall is visiting
Jacob Kiger’s family at Round Bot
Mr. J. N. Dawson, Jr., and little
son Johnnie, are in attendance at the
bedside of Col. Evans, who has been
Beriously ill for some time past. Mr.
Dawson is the Colonel’s son-in-law.
Miss Mary Wade returned to her
home last week from Fairmont where
she had been teaching.
Misses Hattie Brown and Ida
Dawson, two charming young ladies
of Granville, called at this office Sat
An esteemed subscriber, of Marion
county, in writing us last week, says:
“I think the New Dominion the best
paper in the State; at least I like it
the best.” Of course we commend
Mr. Ballah for his good taste and
thank him for his kind words.
“Mr. Olney B. Stewart, late of
Haagan Bros’., shoe store, left this
morning to accept a position in the
boot and shoe department of the
Famous, St. Louis. Mr. Stewart,
while engaged in business here, has
made many friends by his genial
manners and courteous treatment of
all. His friends will regret his de
parture, but will wish him success
in his new home.” The above we
clip from an Alton exchange of late
date. The gentleman to whom ref
erence is made is well known in this
county, being a son of Mr. S. C.
Stewart, of Grant district.
Mr. J. W. Woodward, a popular
young man of Keyser, was here
Tuesday, having come down on his
way from Wheeling to see his
friends, Messrs. Keys, Mclntire and
Student Ryland was at Fairchance,
Pa., last week attending Presbytery.
’Squire Wm. M. Sears, of Kiefer
ville, Ohio, is in town, visiting his
sister, Mrs. N. N. Hoffman. Mr.
Sears is an old Morgantown boy,and
enlisted with Col. Thompson’s com
pany at the opening of the war, and
served three years. He then settled
in Ohio, and for a good portion of
the time since has been a Justice of
the Peace in his county. He says
Morgantown has changed greatly
since he was here, but that the great
er changes are j’et to take place with
the sure growth for which she is des
Rev. G. W. Morris, of Mt. Morris,
was here Tuesday.
Mr. Will. Painter, of Thornton,
was in town the first of the week, a
guest at G. W. Johnson’s.
We have just received from our
esteemed young friend Dr. H. J.
Cole, of Norfolk, Nebraska, a letter
containing draft to pay his subscrip
tion. The Doctor casually remarks
that “the man here who is not doing
something for the good of the town
is away behind the times.” We in
fer that he is not one of those as we
notice that he is President of the
Elkhorn Building and Savings Asso
tiation, which has a capital of a half
million dollars.
Mrs. Anna Richards and Miss
Mary Casselberry departed for Phil
adelphia on Tuesday evening, where
they will visit relatives of Miss
Mary. Before returning Mrs. Rich
ards will go to Massachusetts to vis
it the parents of her late husband.
Forne3' Donley has gone to Pitts
burgh, where he has entered the
Homeopathic Hospital of that city
for treatment. We sincerely hope
that he will be benefitted. Mr. Don
ley has been suffering for many
years with progressive paralysis.
Jas. H. Winger has resigned the
leadership of the cornet band. We
learn that Walter Mestrezat will be
the leader in the future.
Mr. W. R. Permar, general agent
for the famous Balance Church, man-,
ufaetured by McClure & Ryan,
Louisville, Ky., is here and will re
main some time introducing it
among our people. Mr. Permar and
his assistants are very gentlemanly
fellows and evidently have a good
Miss Mary Musser, who had been
for some time past the guest of Prof,
and Mrs. A. W. Lorentz, left for her
home near Washington, D. C., last
Mrs. Will W. Keener is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Ar
nett at Markleysburg, Pa.
Thanks to Mr. Levi Smith, of near
Laurel Point for a subscription
handed us on Tuesday.
Our clever friend Geo. P. Zinn, of
Reedsville, was in town yesterday
and made the New Dominion a very
pleasant call.
Among our callers yesterday was
our big hearted friend B. F. Dawson,
of Maidsville. He is among our best
Mr. J. W. Stcrrett, one of the ris
ing young men of Clinton district,
was here yesterday and contributed
a years subscription to our ex
chequer. “Wes” is one of the rising
1 Easton, April 23.—The protracted
meeting which waa in progress for
nearly a week closed the 20th at the
Bosh school boose.
Ellsworth Parfit is having awash
house built. Miller Reed is doing
' the *ork.
Thomas Berkshire, of Preston OH,
was visiting his father Edward of
this neighborhood recently.
Jennie Coombs was visiting at
Mrs. Hannah Coombs' last week.
Richard Laishley and wife are vis
iting their father G. W. Laishley, of
this place.
Professor Jarrett Hare was visit
ing at his uncle's Jas. Hare's Satur
day and Sunday and he addressed
the Sunday school at Avery Sunday
Della Stewart and Clara Miller
and Omazine Reed are visiting their
brother Quinter Reed In Preston
Will. Sheets, who has been attend
ing school at Lexington, Ky., return
ed home Saturday.
Marion Vanderbilt, who has been
at Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania, also re
turned home Saturday.
A valuable mule belonging to
Stoner, Neal A Co., of Pennsylvania,
worked by Ed. Berkshire, of this
place fell and snagged itself so bad
ly one day last week that it died.
Miss Eva St. Clair is teaching a
subscription school at this place. We
wish her success.
The friends of Bowen Reed and
Valonia Ross have erected tomb
stones to their memory.
Lfllngtos Items.
Ukkikgton, April 23.—Mrs. Mary
Ann Shuttlesworth is very sick at
this writing. Dr. Casselberry is in
Mr. Lee Robinson left for Buck
hannon April 20, to engage in the
tombstone business.
Wheat is looking well in this vi
cinity; especially where W. S. Pow
ell’s fertilizers were used.
Rev. D. C. Wees, of your town,
preached a very excellent sermon at
Mt. Calvary yesterday. Rev. Wees
is a very earnest worker in the cause
of the Lord, and has made many
friends during his pastorate here.
E. L. Morgan’s family leave this
week for Washington Territory.
They take with them the best wishes
of a host of friends. One young
man of Clinton district is oh! so sad,
for his “bird” has flown.
T. W. Shuttlesworth is extensively
engaged in the fur business. Tage
is a successful trapper and a busi
ness young man, and has a bright
future before him.
The-peace of our usually quiet
community has been greatly disturb
ed the past week by John M., Alfred,
James and Hiram Jollife taking pos
session, by force of arms, of a house
and two acres of land belonging to
A. J. Frum. ‘They have been arrest
ed on three different warrants, and
held for their appearance at the next
Circuit Court. This land has been
in Mr. Frura’s possession for sixteen
Am one the Churches.
Quarterly meeting will be held at
the Long Alley A. M. E. church Sun
day,May 5,conducted by Rev. Robert
Steele, P. E.
Preparations have com mencedby
the Methodists for the celebration
of Children’s Day, which will occur
the first Sunday of June.
Right Rev. Dr. George W. Peter
kin, Bishop of the Episcopal church
of this State, administered the rite
of confirmation at Christ church,
Cincinnati, last Sunday. The Timer
Star speaks of him as one of the
most active Bishops in the.church,
spending most of his time going
about his diocese planting the church
where it was not before, after the
manner of the early Bishops. The
Bishop preaches without notes and
is a strong preacher.
The Death Roll.
Wat.kek—Mrs. Nancy Walker died
at her home in Pittsburgh on Friday,
April 13, aged about 70years. Mrs.
Walker was a native of Morgantown.
Her name was Sfieets. She was a
sistqp of Mrs. E. M. Snider, of near
Arnetts ville.
Fleming—Charles Wesley Flem
ing, son of Roger Fleming, of near
this place, died of typhoid fever in
Lewiston, Idaho, on Monday April
16tn 1888, aged 19 years. Deceased
went West about 14 months since.
His death is a sad blow to his family
who have our sympathy.
Swisher.—Willie R. Swisher, son
of Mrs. Henry Swisher, former resi
dents of this county,died at Montana
Mines, March 30th of measles, aged
13 years. Deceased was a bright
promising boy. His death is a sad
blow to his parents and friends who
have the sympathy of all who know
them in this sad bereavement.
Smith.—-Mrs. Fontain Smith, wife
of ex-Senator Fontain Smith, of Fair
mont, died at the home of her daugh
ter Mrs. Fleming Bibb, near Ruth’s
Glenn, Virginia, on Friday, April
20th. Her husband and son Clar
ance had been summoned several
days before and were at her bedside
when she passed away. Mrs. Smith
was a native of Virginia but had
lived for many years in Fairmont.—
She was a most excellent lady. Her
afflicted family have our sympathy
in their sad bereavement.
Kiger.—At his late residence at
Round Bottom, this county, on Fri
day, April 20, 1888, Leroy Kiger, in
the 62d year of his age. Deceased
had been suffering for about 3 months
past with paralysis and recently the
attacks had been recurring so often
that he had been unable to move or
speak. He was born in Morgantown
and had lived here all his life till a
few years ago he moved to Rouud
Bottom and engaged in farming, his
occupation having been that of a
tanner while he resided here. His
wife preceded him in death about
two years. One son and two daugh
ters are left to mourn his loss. His
remains were brought to this place
on the evening train and interred in
Oak Grove Cemetery.
Men at the West Fairmont Mines Out—
Not a Wage Question.
Fairmont, April 18.—The employ
es at the West Fairmont mines went
out yesterday on a strike, and up to
to-night there seems little prospect
of a settlement, though it is beliei’ed
that their places will be filled at
once by new men, and the work of
the mine will go on without embar
rassment, beyond a few days, stop
page of the work. The cause of the
strike is not a question of wages.
The difficulty grows out of the desire
of the men to take out the coal clean
above the slate, while the manage
ment had ordered that the Btrata of
sulphur^about three inches) above
the slate must be left. The coal
from this mine is shipped for gas
purposes, and is of an excellent
quality. Should the sulphur be
mined with it, as the men demand,
it would be rendered useless as a gas
coal. The other mines are not in
volved in the difficulty.
Calveretty ImiilMH.
S»re the red-headed man • Chest
nuts! The man who will invent*
batch of new jokes and supply tem
perance orators with them, will
deserve and receive the eternal grat
' itade of a patient and suffering pub
Students Suter and lewis are on
the sick list
Wolfe has returned to the Univer
sity after a considerable absence
caused by sickness.
The Geology class examined the
rocks, snakes, Ac., of Falling run
last Saturday. They say it is won
derful the way the Professor can
climb over rocks, creep through
brush and get over the ground in
general. None but the two long
legged members of the class can
keep up with him.
The Agricultural Station that is
to be operated here will probably
change the complexion of affairs
slightly. The swords will be con
verted into corn-cutters, bayonets
will be used for hoes and potato
bugs will be routed according to the
regular rules of warfare.
We have always had a sort of
vague, divine presentiment that the
corps of cadets would air themselves
May 30. They intend to go to
Wheeling to participate in a com
petitive drill with several other mil
itary organizations from this State
and Ohio. They will likely take
first prize, or else—get left. They
will then go to Huntington after
commencement, cover themselves
with glory, drain their pocket-books
and return with fewer hearts than
they starlet) with. Oh, Mars, thou
art a daisy!
Prof. Purinton’s lecture last
Thursday evening was enjoyed by
students and town’s people alike.
The way he did marshal those frogs
around there was a caution. How
ever, there was an evident oversight
in the lecture: that ubiquitous and
self-important personage known as
the Prep, was accorded no seat
among the characters represented.
The Prep., with his abnormally de
veloped “bump” of self-esteem, his
miraculous cheek, his surprising so
cial qualities (?) and his stunning
achievements in the first and second
readers, could not well be omitted
from anything like a comprehensive
view of the subject. But it is prob
able that the Professor considered
that they are only in a larval state,
known as tad-poles; not having yet
lost their tails, they can’t be consid
ered as frogs.
On May 3d, 4th and 5th Prof.
Fitzgerald will deliver a scries of il
luminated lectures representing a trip
from New York through Europe and
the Holy Land. Besides giving a
great number of. magnificent views,
he will render several pieces, at the
same time adding greatly to the ef
fect by scenic representations.—
Prof. Fitzgerald having travelled
extensively through the countries
represented, and having large expe
rience as a lecturer, is one of the best
lecturers in this line in the country,
lie secures crowded houses in all the
principal cities, and is everywhere
acknowledged to be strictly first
class. We understand that the
price of admittance will be greatly
reduced here. This will certainly
be a rare treat for the students and
people of the town.
Col. Smiley’s lecture Sunday night
was an exceptionally good one, bar
ring a few aged anecdotes. He truly
has some sound arguments for the
Prohibitory Amendment, and some
that cannot be refuted. If the peo
ple of the State would pass this law,
til', v would cast from the path of the
young a mighty and fatal temptation
and remove from the code of laws its
darkest blot, viz: that of rendering
respectable and legalizing a damning
Notes About Town.
—The Farmer’s store is about the
liveliest institution in town.
—The municipal election takes
place on Monday, May 14th.
—It is said that the new schedule
on the railroad will not be the one
asked for by our people.
—Three candidates for town Ser
geant. Read the announcements and
then vote for the best man.
—W. R. Permar, the agent for the
famous Balance Churn, has bought
Ed. W. S. Dering’s spotted horse.
—Let us have Pleasant street
paved with brick as an experiment.
It can be done at a less cost than
any other street in town.
—The shade trees in front of the
Clark building, Main street, have
been trimmed up in nice shape, and
that place is much improved in con
—Dr. Morris is painting his large
building at the corner of Main and
Walnut streets. The Doctor gener
ally spends more money on this prop
erty in improvementss than the
amount of its income.
—The town is having new stone
curbing put on Waluut street from
the Carraco building to the M. P.
church. Mr. Carraco will have a
new brick pavement laid as soon as
the curb is finished. Why could
not the town extend the curbing so
as to include the church pavement?
A Big Demonstration at Parkersburg.
The Merchants and Manufactur
ers Association of Parkersburg have
made arrangements for an imposing
street pageant on Thursday Evening,
May 3rd, consisting of moving tab
leaux and scenic displays, illumina
ted by electric and calcium lights,
illustrating the progress and manu
factures of the city. Aimc forty
floats have already been secured and
over one thousand men are expected
to be in line.
To accommodate those desiring to
witness the demonstration, the B. &
O. R. R. Co. will sell excursion tick
ets to Parkersburg and return at
one fare for the round trip from all
Ticket stations west of and includ
ing Keyser, and intermediate stations
between Benwood, Morgantown and
The tickets will be sold for all
trains on Wednesday and Thursday,
May 2nd and 3rd, and good for re
turn trip until Friday May 4th, in
Paddy town.
Paddytown, April 24.—Miss Jen
nie McClure is very low at present
with heart disease.
George Breakiron was rusticating
in Preston county Saturday and
Sunday last.
W. S. McClure and eon have rent
ed the Hawthorne property Aarons
Caleb Beall is hauling for Ed.
Signs of Spring.
A daub of paint on the skirt of
your best coat.
The paperer leaves a half finished
job in the kitchen.
More mud in the front hali than
there ought to be iu the flower gar
The worst cold you’ve had since
A hat too good to throw away and
too much worn to look well.
*««■ ttttSK CLC*
A Change *f Paltry Which S«r>rl*#<
the Beperter—Aaether SI4* •{ the
Buckwheat Grata.
Coal Sprisw April 21.—The Flick
(portable) club met here April 14,
and indeed:
■'Our Radical friends seem rather sore
O’er late accounts sent in before, •
And strive to raise n latigh:
But sure we know their mirth is folly.
For, to listen to them is as melancholy.
As to hear a dying calf."
The meeting was held in the
church, and after some preliminary
work, the Vice President having been
called to the chair, proceeded to an
nounce the first speaker, who like the
first speaker is a candidate for Pros
ecuting Attorney.
He first showed his liberality (?)
by contributing for the band and
then stated that he “brought a shot
gun in the shape of a Democratic
sheet, published at Morgantown”—
well, from the way itstirred them up
it must have been a regular Gatling
The worst thing about the article
for them was that it was undeniable,
and, as the Queen of Sheba said to
Solomon: “The half has not been
We shall not further refer at pres
ent to the late article or meeting.
Well, the speaker's “pyrotechnic ma
chine” was in good order and he
proceeded forthwith to read his “lit
tle piece.”
It seems that “some end and some
principle” have changed as the
speaker stated that “the Republican
party is in favor of abolition of all
Internal Revenue duties, free whisky
and free tobacco,” that he “was in
favor of raising the walls of protec
tion as high as Heaven, as broad as
the Continent and as deep as China,”
and that “the surplus in the treasury
could not get too large for him.” Far
be it from the likes of me to call in
question anything the gentleman
might say; but I will simply give the
following quotation to show how ig
norant the Queen might have been:
“Money in the pockets of my subjects
is better placed than in my ex
chequer.”—Queen Elizabeth.
He next stated that the President’s
message showed “that the policy of
the Democratic party is absolute
free trade, and I thank God for
that.” I suppose he became rever
ent on the situation.
He next said: “Contraction in
trade is beneficial to the monopolist
nnd injurious to the laborer; and ex
pansion in trade is beneficial to the
workingman and disastrous to mon
opolists and corporations.”
Oh! say, why did he not prove
that a reduction in the tariff would
produce a “contraction in trade?”
He next proceeded to vanquish the
the adage, “Figures won’t lie,” and
showed “by any school boy’s calcu
lation that West Virginia is to-day
over 5,000 Republican.”
He traced the history of the lT. 8.
Government for two hundred and
seventy-seven years; and finally,
while invoking the blessing of all
the gods of mythology dn the Repub
lican party, he was impressed with
the idea of listening to other speak
The next speaker (the first at the
previous meeting), in the face of the
declaration of the first gentleman,
stated that “the policy of the Demo
cratic party, as indicated by the
President’s message, is ‘tariff for
revenue only.’” Concerning this as
sertion, we have nothing to say ex
cept to commend the gentleman for
his honesty and fairness.
The third speaker treated his
audience to a ribald anecdote
concerning an old lady of his own
political caste, but whose religious
belief he disclaimed.
The chairman now took the pulpit
and clawed the air awhile, but our
hearing is bad and we did not catch
his remarks. The man with the af
finity for jokes contributed to the
band, and the politico-religious meet
ing closed, and wo all felt as good
as if we had been talking about—
“Love in a balloon.” X.
Maidsville News.
Maiosville, April 21.—The farm
ers are all busy getting ready to
plant corn. There will not be a very
large crop planted in this vicinity
this year.
Mr. Joel Bowlby has been hauling
grain to your town all the past week.
Mr. Ii is one of our most thriving
John W. Davis, who has been lo
cated in our village for some time
with his photographing car, is talk
ing of leaving. We are sorry to have
him go, for he is a splendid photog
rapher and has been bringing crowds
to our little town. Mr. Davis’ work
will compare with any of the city
work. We wish him success wher
ever he goes.
Miss Ettie Ridgeway has been
teaching school for some time for
Miss Lizzie Sanders while she was
in Ohio with her sick brother.
Miss Lillian Hackney, of your
town, was visiting friends in this
community this week. Miss Lillie
has many warm friends here who are
always glad to see her.
“Jack” Sanders lost a valuable
horse some time ago.
M. M. Cushman and Joe Deusen
berry are building a foundation for
a Mr. Core near Mt. Morris.
Mrs. Hunt is talking of selling out
and going to Kansas this spring.
We will be sorry to have her leave,
as she is a good and kind neighbor.
Sant Davis is putting a new roof
on Jasper Stone's house.
What has become of the Maids
ville Coko Company? We fear it
has “blown out.”
W. W. Tapp is home again from
Piedmont, where be has been teach
ing the past winter.
Harmony Grove Happenings.
Harmony Grove, April 23.—We
have had some cool weather the past
few days which we fear will damage
the fruit crop.
The most of our farmers are done
sowing oats and are preparing to
plant corn.
There seems to be a great deal of
sickness in this community. Mrs.
Jonathan Taylor, who has been af
flicted with erysipelas for some time,
is some better at this writing.
Uncle Benjamin Walls we regret to
say is no better.
We learn that the church at this
place is to be repaired this spring,
which we think is a very good idea.
Let all our people assist our su
perintendent, Mr. Robe, in making
the Sunday school at this place as
much a success as possible.
John Low, of Preston county, will
move into the house vacated by Levi
John Jamison had a three-year
old steer very badly poisoned on lau
rel last week.
Miss Anna Scott, of near Fair
mont, is visiting friends here.
Rev. Mr. Burns prenched here
Mr. Murion McLaughlin was vis
iting friends here Sunday.
Quite a number of young folks as
sembled at Joseph Tic.henor’s a few
nights ago and report a very pleas
ant time.
We are too busy this week to qi
prices, but assure you that we ai
the bottom on them
Hie J«ry Hhj He Murdered
And Greene County h Likely le Hate
Her lint Hanging—'Taylor to
be Tried Next.
Cniontown Standard.
The testimony in the Clark mur
der trial at Waynesburg closed on
Thursday at noon. The common
wealth presented evidence in rebut
tal which controverted very materi
ally that given by some of the wit
nesses for the defense. The testi
mony of Mr. Lewellen. that the de- j
fendant was cutting corn for him ou '
September 7th, was badly shattered.
This was the day on which James
Fordyce testified to seeing Clark at i
the roadside with a revolver. The
testimony of William Sterling, whOj
said he saw George Clark at Mason I
town about 11 o'clock on the day of,
the murder, was contradicted.
Mr. Boyle addressed the jury on
behalf of Clark, Thursday afternoon.[
He spoke three hours and a half,;
and made a strong plea, insistingj
that the defense had established a
clear alibi for Clark. The court!
then adjourned to Friday morning,
when John S. Robb, Ksq., of Pitts i
burg, summed up the case for the ,
commonwealth. He spoke for three
hours, and the disposition of the;
great crowd frequently to applaud
his telling points plainly showed
that the public sentiment in Greene
county is overwhelmingly against
the prisoner. Judge Inghram deliv
ered his charge and gave the case to
the jury a little after one o’clock
Friday afternoon. The jury came
into court on Saturday morning for
further instructions, one of the jurors
asking what constituted a reasons
ble doubt. It was known that they
stood 11 to 1 for conviction, and
they again returned. When the ■
jury came in again at the opening i
of the afternoon session at two j
o’clock it was evident to all close j
observers what was coming, for the
twelve men exhibited more gravity i
and trouble in their faces than did ]
the man George Clark, who sat in !
front of them apparently as calm as ]
any one in the house. Clerk of the
Court, Pipes, asked the jury if they
had agreed upon a verdict and if so j
what it was, and the reply of the j
foreman was “Guilty.” The prison
er dropped his head, and for the first
time since the trial, evinced some
evidence of emotion. His attorney,
James E. Sayers, called for a poling
of the jurors, and the court ordered
that each juror should rise as his
name was called and pronounce the
verdict agreed upon in the jury room,
when each one spoke in a clear but
tender voice, “murder in the first
degree.” Had it not been that
Judge Inghram directed the sheriff
before the verdict was read to have
his men arrest any one in the crowd
ed court who made any applause, the
demonstration over the verdict would
have been tremendous, but the offi
cers restrained them. Mr. Sayers
immediately after the verdict was
rendered moved for a new trial, quot
ing quite a numbes of legal reasons
therefor. This seemed to revive the
convicted murderer somewhat und
he held up his head and with some
noticeable effort put on his calm
exterior again and a few moments
later the deputy sheriff came out of
the crowd inside the bar and tapped
him on the shoulder. He arose
briskly and walked out of the court
room in the same manner and with
the same independent, careless air
that has characterized him ever
since be has been on trial.
This is the first conviction for
murder in the first degree out of
about a dozen that have been com
mitted and tried since the organiza
tion of the county and the public
seem to clamor for an example. Mr.
Boyle reported on his return home
that he thought the evidence clearly
acquitted Clark but the people over
there were determined to hang some
Zach Taylor will be the next of
the gang tried, if he does not break
down and disclose the whole thing ,
and those who participated in the
dark deed, for be ia in poor health.
He can never go through the ordeal
of a trial as'George Clark has done,
and not squeal. Before Clark’s con
viction he weakened, and the attor
neys for the defense, though depend
ing solely upon proving an alibi for
George Clark, were shrewd enough
not to risk Taylor os the witness
stand in his condition of mind, not
withstanding the fact if Clark was
not on the Greene county side of the
river neither was Zach Taylor, as
they have been coupled in pretty
much all the movements of each
other on that eventful morning.
There are yet five other;: indicted,
ail of whom are out on bail except
Zach Taylor. He has been inter
viewed by innumerable people, but
thus far the expected writing on his
part has not taken place. lie is
looked upon as the one who is more
easily impressed than any other of
those charged with being involved in
the crime. The trials of the others
will not take place until the next
term of court. It is said that if
George Clark is given a new trial,
much stronger and even umro con
clusive evidence can be adduced by
the commonwealth.
People along the river in both
counties have long complained of
the criminal doings of the gang of
which the above parties arc believed
to lie the ring-leaders. In years
gone by more than one drover and
traveler entered those regions never
to be seen again. Somo years ago
the body of a strange man was found
in the river who had been murdered
and robbed. At one lime a strange
horse saddle and bridle wandered
around the edge of Greene for two
or three days, its owner doubtless
having met the fate of McCausland.
Ada It is fully believed that the
body of poor McCausland never
would have been discovered if pass
ers-by had not too suddenly come
along and frightened the murderers
away before their bloody work could
be covered up. These crimes, from
foul murder down to petty hen-roost
robbery, have produced a profound
state of feeling among the decent
law-abiding citizens of both counties
along the river, and outraged justice
demands that an example be made
and the reign of crime brought to
an end. A prominent Greene county
citizen said: “We are determined
that this lawlessness must atop.
We believe we have the right men,
and so strong was this conviction
that nobody could be found in Greene
county to bail them out—they had
to get bail in Fayette county.’*
A Waynes burg correspondent to
the Pittsburg Port of Tuesday says:
“The Clark family is known
thronghout the two counties of
Greene and Fayette. It is said that
they are married and inter married
to such an extent that the unus
ual terms of relationship have been
exhausted long sincq and it would
puzzle the most ingenius of them.
Frank Clark, sr., is now the patriarch,
and the little hamlet of Chicago is
the center of the family tribe. Tho
relations between the different
branches are most harmonious and
the by-ways anil paths through tho
woods and fields have been traveled
so frequently that they are known
as tho “Clark paths” on both sides
of tho Monongahela.
A Note from Over the Line.
Ceylon, Pa,, April 17.—Many of
our people have been attending tbo
murder trial at Waynesburg, which
attracts much attention.
W. R. Kelley will open a new store
in a few days in the rooms vacated
by Johnson Waycjioff, where the
public will find everything new and
nice and at prices to suit the times.
Lawrence Kelly, of Rice's Land
ing, is lying very low witli lung
Will Minor shipped eight hundred
head of hogs from here on the 6th.
v ix to i;
E. C. Allenijer, Manager,
MorgantdVvn, W. Va.
Dealer in Grain. Floor. Meal and Feed.
SPRING 1888.
With the opening of a new season we again come before
you with a stock of spring goods that will be found in every
department complete and adequate to the increase in trade
which we hope to earn by diligent and faithful efforts to
please you. We are going to offer you this season special
facilities in the purchase of goods, which means an unusually
large number of bargains. This claim, which we make at the
outset, rests on facts which we can make apparent to every
body, and we would ask your special attention to the follow
ing points :
It is a well-known fact that the country has just experienced
a season of great over-production and consequent depression
in all lines of business. The wise merchant, with an eye to
the future, has taken advantage of the natural feeling among
jobbers in this state of things and has been able to buy his
spring stock fully as advantageously, if not more so, than
during any time previous within the last decade. With the
certainty of a season of prosperity now at hand, a rise in val
ues must naturally ensue which he will in nowise be affected
by. From his complete assortment, bought when prices
were low, he will be enabled to supply his full trade demands,
thus giving his customers the benefits of lower prices and bet
ter qualities than his competitors, whose weather eye was not
held open.
This little sketch applies directly to us, as we come before
you ready for the spring season’s business. We have bought
the large and well-sorted stock, which we now offer you, pre
cisely under the conditions above detailed, and we think you
will bear us out when we say that we honestly believe we can
therefore give you closer bargains this season than ever be
fore. This remark v. ill apply equally to every department of
our business. Please bear in mind that our immense spring
stock was bought low and we propose to divide with you on
every bargain we have secured.
We only ask you to call and compare our goods and prices
with those of neighboring dealers to convince you that in ad
dressing you through the columns of the New Dominion,
and presenting you this prospectus of our policy for the com
ing spring, we have been animated by the only principle
which brings lasting success in business, viz : honest dealing
and uniform treatment for everybody.
With the opening of a season full of promise we beg to
congratulate our readers on the hopeful outlook for all trades
and avocations. Allow us to wish that the spring will bring
to you health, wealth and happiness. We welcome it our
selves with more than usual satisfaction, feeling that we have
kept our sails carefully trimmed during the dull months, and
now that a period of activity has again dawned, are prepared
to catch every favoring breeze of Fortune and share with our
patrons the goods that the Genius of trade provides.
Thanking you for past favors and hoping for a continu
ance of your custom, we beg to remain,
Yours respectfully,

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