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The West Virginia Argus.
OIL! OIE DOLLAR A TEAR,
, VOLUME XXXIV.
A fanil| lwwwjtmcntlt in Politics, nil Derated tg the Interests of the Laborer, Mechanic, Fumei, Merchant, Our Schools and Churches, the Community, and the State Generally.
TERMS. CASH II ADVANCE.
IINQWOQD. PRESTON COUNTY. WEST VIRGINIA. THURSDAY. OCTOBER It). 1905.
NUMBER 51.
Finds it i Hard Task Holding Dovd
the Lid on the Pie Box.
THE COBAR PIE PRAISES GOY.
DAWSOH AID HIS TAX LAVS.
Editor Whstssll Writ*# Elm of tho Won*
Aorful Growth of tho Preiton Ccnnty
Crop* Undsr tho Dawson Tax
Laws— Tho Ptopls of Cuba
Want to Maks Dawson
Prondont of Cuba.
To iny friends bank in l’reston I
want to say that wnile they may
have framed the idea that my sitting
on the pie box and holding down
the lid while Gov. Dawson is tour
ing foreign countries preaching his
new tax laws is a pleasure to me,
that 1 am not enjoying the distinc
tion as hugely as I first supposed I
would. For the grateful Dawson
pie which placed me on the lid I am
thankful, but the pardoning power
which a Temporary Governorship
has placed within my hands is a
terrible instrument in the hands of a
fearless Chief Executive and a sym
pathetic brother. When the friends
of the Machine are in limbo for
infraction of the State laws which
was never intended to infringe upon
the rights of the members of the
Machine, still at the same time
they are liable to fall into the hands
of the rural district officers of the
laws, while pursuing their peaceful
avocation, who do not understand
that the friends of the Machine are
exempted from prosecution and con
viction.
I have just been called upon to
release one of our friends front a
Fayette county dungeon where he
had been placed behind the grated
bars to observe the landscape on the
village lawn, because he committed
the pardonable crime of removing a
gentleman from terra firma, which
means the sod!
It greves me to think that those
who live outside the protection of
the Machine cannot understand our
motive in liberating our friends in
order to keep us united. As out
motto says, “United wc stand,
divided we fall.
How the people of this great
Commonwealth, who have been so
generous in appropriating money to
purchase the needful supply of pies
for the Machine, would want to
separate us from one another is
more than my philosophy teaches.
The only thing that can keep us
together and united is the pardoning
power which it has fallen to my lot
to exercise.
It is a source of great annoyance
to roe to see “Republican,” of the
Old Family Journal, and “Only a
Farmer," of the Deacon Brown
Argus, quarrelling over our benevo*
lent tax laws, which is a twin sister
to our benevolent assimilation in the
Philippine Islands, as I used to hear
Col. Bob Monroe remark so fondly
■MBb I left the land of the Buck
Mr
1 to he torn asunder by such
family quarrels? Are our County
Commissioners going to ait idly by
•ml offer no fraternal hand to stay
the strangling hold which “Repub
lican” and “Only a Farmer” have
on each other's throat?
Out promise is out to the dear
old farmers that if after due and
mature deliberation, they found that
my old army comrade, Maj. Orr,
did not assess the farm to its true
and actual capacity for producing
briars and sage brush, that they
were to call upon the County Com
missioners, who would go into an
executive session trance and call
upon the spirits of the departed pie
men to witness that they would in
crease the assessment of the farm to
such an extent that it would produce
wealth and happiness to the farmer.
Such were the instructions that we
issued to the Commissioners all over
the State. Had our instructions
been carried out by the Commis
sioners of Preston this family quarrel
and disturbance could never have
occurred between “Republican" and
“Only a Farmer.” I have just
written to Leader Shaw to fully
investigate and report tome.
Under date of October fourteenth
Bro. Whetsell, of the Old Family
Journal, writes me as follows:
“Have just returned from a visit
to every district in the county,
somewhat hoof-sore, but otherwise
radiant with joy and satisfaction.
My purpose in visiting the districts
was to get one more touch of the
sod, and second to investigate the
the condition of the crops under the
Dawson tax laws. Deacon Brown
has contended through Tur Akgus
that the Dawson tax laws would
impede the growth of the crops, and
I have, which is the duty of a pie
man, butted and rebutted the con
tention of the Deacon in the Old
Family Journal with all the vigor of
the old farm ram ou the rampage.
But for some reason my butting did
not have the desired effect on the
farmers, although 1 butted both
prayerfully and savagely. So 1 con
cluded to take a stroll out over the
sod and examine the crops.
"It is gratifying to me to report
to your Excellency that I found that
the crops in Preston will be four
times larger this year under the
Dawson tax laws than they have
been in former years under the old
tax laws. This is a great victory
for the Machine and our tax laws.
I shall return to the Old Family
Journal and butt Deacon Brown
with renewed energy since my ar
rival from the sod ami the prosper
ous condition of the crops. I am
happy to inform you that I am the
real Buttinskey of our now famous
and wonderful productive lax laws."
Nothing which I have received
since my arrival in Charleston done
me so much good as Bro. Whetsell’s
letter. It has the right ring to it
and Deacon Brown will find in Bro.
W hetsell a liutter that he cannot
climb the fence fast enough to
escape. I could never understand
until now why the Deacon favored
protection on the rear of his panta
loons. He must have had an
inkling of Bro. Whetsell’s butting
proclivities.
The Culun papers which 1 am
recieving daily tell of the wonderful
campaign Gov. Dawson is making
in Cuba. The “Cuban Fie,” the
official organ of President l'alma,
in speaking of Gov. Dawson and his
tax laws, has this to say editorially:
“Until the arrival of the Great
American Tax Reformer, Gov. W.
M. O. Dawson, the outlook was
anything but encouraging for our
beloved and patriotic President
Palma. We will say now, that
which we wero afraid to utter until
the landing of the Great American
Tax Reformer, that the Insurgents,
lead by that grizzled old devil,Gen.
Jose Miguel Gomez, had us on the
run with no port in sight to take
refuge in to escape the Insurgent
storm. For the tune being it looked
as though our beloved President
Palma and his devoted army of pie
men would be driven into the ocean
to meet the fate of the historic and
patriotic Maine! After that ill fated
explosion of the Maine the American
Government heard our cry for help
and nobly responded with her armies
and battleships and rescued us from
the clutches of old Butcher Wcyler!
We shall never forget the American
Government for that act of kind
ness so long as we survive and are
left in possession of the pies! This
was the first Moses sent from
America to rescue us from the ene
my.
“Beloved C uban piemen, today
we have the second American Moses
among us m the person of that great
American Tax Reformer, Governor
Dawson, who liberated the farmers
of his own country from taxation
and saved the pies for himself. Like
the Good Book, which tells us to go
preach the gospel to all Nations,
this Great American Tax Reformer
felt it was his duty to preach his tax
laws to all Nations. When our be
loved President Palma cabled him
that the Insurgents were after our
pies he was in Canada preaching his
tax laws and making thousands of
converts. The Canadians were so
over-joyed in the anticipation of be
ing freed from taxation that they
offered to make him their King 1
Think of it, beloved Cuban piemen,
this Great American Tax Reformer
refuses a Kingship ! He told them
with tears in his eyes that American
pie was good enough for him. The
American Governor had just gone
through a war in bis own country,
similar to the one which is being
waged against us by the Gomez In
surgents. 1 he appeal of President
Palma touched a tender spot in his
pieology, for he had bien there him
self and knew the exact feeling of
our patriotic President Palma. |
Gen. Teter and his Insurgents had i
the American Governor partially 1
separated from his pies when he dis
covered his wonderful tax laws. As
soon as he made known his tax laws
to the farmers of his native country
they organized many armies equip
ped with what is known in that
country as Ben Tillman pitchforks.
In his history of his war with Gen.
Teter and his insurgents the Ameri
can Governor very modestly says : I
‘Until I discovered my tax laws and
equipped the farmers with Ben Till
man pitchforks Gen. Teter had me
traveling in the direction of the tall |
timber with every prospect of losing
my pies. He had me flanked on
every side with Col. Sam Montgom
ery, Maj. F.lliott and Leader Shaw
bringing up the rear. I knew what
my fate would be if I ever fell into
the hands of Col. Montgomery and
Leader Shaw. My tax laws and the
Ben Tillman pitchforks saved the
day for me.’
“Since the Great American Tax
Reformer has arrived and begun to
preach his tax laws to our farmers,
who, as yet, have no knowledge of
politiatl pie, we are gaining ground
every day. The American Cover
nor has equipped our farmers with
l»»loes and started them after Comer
and his Insurgents. The last repott
received by the 'Cuban Pie’ is joyful
new* to the piemen. The farmers
h*.ve Comez going for the cane
fields. We know what that means
for it was our hiding place when
Butcher Weyler was close on our
heels.
“So take courage, beloved pie
men, the Creat American Tax Re
former and Pieman will save the
day for us. Let all yell that it may
be heard by Corner !”
•I could quote many more such
editorials expressing the greatest
grat.tude for the good work the Cov
ernor is doing in Cuba, but the
quotation I have made public will
convince the people hick in Preston
that our Covernor is a hero wherev
er he goes.
The Covernor sends me the fol
lowing cablegram, dated Havana :
"My tax laws are sweeping over
the Island of Cuba like one of our
Western prairie fires. The excite
ment which they are causing is bor
dering on frenzy. I have Comer,
and the Insurgents fleeing before me.
It reminds me of the time I had
i’eter and his Insurgentson a simi
lar trot My tax laws are a greater
success in Cuba than Canada. Al
ready the people, and especially the
farmers, are clamoring to make me
President of Cuba! I cannot con
vince them that my mission here is
to propagate my tax laws and save
the pies for President Palma. With
the exception of those who have had
a taste of them, the people of Cuba
do not know how to masticate polit
ical pie. Wait until they have had
one hundred and twenty five years
of a struggle, like the folks at home
have had, trying to liberate the pics
from the Machine, and I am free to
say that In my judgment my famous
tax laws would not save the pies for
.the Machine. Read the papers,
which I send you, for full particu
lars of my campaign in Cuba."
From the Governor’s cablegram
it looks as though I would serve the
full term as Temporary Governor.
He is destined to visit every civiliz
ed Nation on the face of the globe
before he returns to America. I
fear that I will not be able to hold
the lid down unless I am fortified
by the earnest prayers of Leader
Shaw, of the Leader, Deacon Brown,
of the Argus, and Elder Whetscll,
of the Old Family Journal. I have
written all three by today’s mail
urging upon them the importance of
prayer in my behalf if we are to re
tain our grip on the pies and the
Machine. I have also wired Bro.
Bolden, of the Grafton Sentinel,and
Dr. Lanharn, Manager of the Sun
day School Salary Grab Excursions,
to assemble the people of Grafton
in prayer and urge upon them to
pray long and loud for their deliver
ance from the whiskey epidemic
which threatened their town.
The Pamhi.er.
A (OW’M BRAVE DEFENSE.
Near Roxbury, Va., during a
heavy rain storm Wednesday, May
17th, one of Mrs. Lawson’s cows
came home without its little calf
only two days old. Its grief was
plainly manifested by the cow bel
lowing and making unusual noise.
After much work the little calf was
found drowned in a nearby swamp,
which had become swollen by the
heavy rain. The poor mother like
Rachel of old, refused to be com
forted, because i t was not. On
Friday the mother cow was grazing,
when there appeared a beautiful lit
tle fawn, being chased by three
hounds. Thinking perhaps, it was
her lost calf, the cow went t o
itsiescue as the little fawn nearly
run down, was bleating from fright.
The cow threw herself between the
dogs and the fawn. Then the Strug
gle for the possession of the fawn
between the dogs and cow was an
exciting one.
Two of the dogs were killed while
the third was so badly wounded it
left the field of battle, while the
brave cow tenderly cared for the
little fawn. Mrs. Lawson was sur
prised Friday evening to see her
cow coming home. By her side
was a pretty little spotted calf, as
she supposed, but when near the
house, it was seen to be a deer in
stead of a calf.
It had become so fond of its fo*
ter mother it would not leave, and
would let the ohildren stroke it and
seems to be fond of its surroundings,
while the cow tenderly cares for it,
while it nurses as if she was its real
mother. It will be allowed to run
at large and will be raised with the
cattle. “No money can buy my
pet," says Mrs. Lawson.
There isn't very much hope for
the man who has reached the age of
40 and isn’t more or less of a crank.
REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT
l or Lyon District, Preston County, West
Virginia.
KXIM.AN A I ION S meant turface only. M meant mineral right only T meant tim
ber right only. The hrtt column o( figure* it the amount ol acret. The second column
* the valuation under the old law, The latt column it the new attettment. Taxpayers
haviug |>arce)t astetted at lett than gyro under the new law are not in the litt. Krac
liont o( acret arc omitted.
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Massie I W.
Mattingly S.
Martin I P.
Martin A Elliott.
Martin Cornelius
Mojs K C.
Mouser G M.
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Moore S M.
Miller L S.
McCoy Christina....
McGinnis W II.
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Moore S E..
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Puge W I (belts).
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Robinson A Thompson.
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Richards J C.
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Roby E A.
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Rowe A I’.
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IIOW TO MAKE MONET IN CHINA.
J. IMcrpoiit Morgan * MaMr r»t roltr of
High Finance.
“In 1898 Calvin Brice and other
capitalists secured from China the
right to build a railroad,” says Tom
'Vatson in his magazine for October.
“In course of time this concession
fell into the clutches of J. Plerpont
Morgan and associates. Not a mile
of the road has ever been made.
Not a dollar of benefit has ever ae
orued to China. For certain rea
sons it became inadvisable for the
American syndicate to build the
railroad, and the Chinese Govern
ment wished to cancel the conces
sion.
The big-hearted Morgan gener
otisly agreed to give up the tight to
but hi the road provided China paid
him six million seven hundred and
fifty thousand dollars !
And China had to do it. Not a
penny had been paid to China for
the concession; not a penny of ben
efit had she got from it; but, be
cause she had unwisely granted to
greedy speculators a right to make
the road she had to pay a king's
ransom to get fiee.
Christian finance must have a
strong moral influence upon mission
ary work in China I
Morgan is one of the railroad
kings of America who are compell
ing the people to pay them large
revenues on seven billion dollars of
watered stock.
He is the Republican whose sys
tern of robbery is upheld by the par
ty he belongs to.
He is one of the chiefs of the
present management of railways who
find it cheaper to kill and wound
9»,ooo men, women and children
every year than to spend the proper
amount of money on roadbed,
bridges, switches, rolling stock and
employees.
i f. comm
Appointments and Where the Minis
ters Will be Located For
the Coming Year.
THE CONFERENCE HELD
RBCENTLY AT MORGANTOWN
Adjourned to Moet Next Year in
Moundsvillo Assignments for
The Coming Year.
KAYKTTKVIIL1C DISTRICT.
I. . R. Rcssegger, Presiding Elder.
Athens and llrooklin, J. M. Sut
tore.
Beckley, D.C. Hedrick.
Birch River,V. I,. Spencer.
Claremont, (). M. Pullen.
Glomcra, J. VV. King.
Hewctt, C. A. Spencer.
Kincaid, J. W. Dawson,
l.anbcrt, II. 1C. Sumner,
l.cander, Daniel Wilson.
Maplewood, T. J. Williams.
Montgomery, J. T. Hickman.
Oceana, 1C. 1,. Kidd.
Ophelia, W. A. Sharp.
Pleasant Retreat, D. H. Perkins.
Rich, J. 1.. Perry.
Richwood, J. II. Daugherty and
C. M. Anderson.
Summersville, R. D. Hall and J.
W. Claypool.
Winona, C. M. Kultz.
J. M. Ocheltrec, missionary in
Arizona. II. S. Chapman and Jno.
O. Cooper left without appointment
to attend school.
HUNTINGTOn DISTRICT.
Asbnry Mick, Presiding Elder.
Harboursville, to be sn|>|>lie«l.
Central City, A. I). Craig.
Ccredo, A. N Wolfe.
Copleyville, to bi supplied.
1*airfield, H. V. Kingsley.
Fort Gay, supplied b y liar.il
Abrams,
Glenwood, C. F. Hager.
Griffithsville. to be supplied.
Guyandotte, J. J Haddox.
Hamlin, J. S. Thornburg.
Henderson, W. P. McCutcbeon.
Huntington, First church, I). I.,
Ash.
Huntington, Second church, S. J.
Cotton.
Matcwan, to be supplied.
Mar met supplied by C. H. Hercs
ford.
Milton and Hurricane, to be sup
plied.
Peytona, to be supplied.
Reid, I). W. Walter.
Ruth, supplied by J. A. Perry.
St. Albans, supplied by H. A.
Barlow.
Wayne, supplied by G.W. Rich
ardson.
Winifrcde, R. C. Hramlett.
CHARI.KSTON DISTRICT.
John Beddow, Presiding Elder.
Charleston, I'owman, Eugene
Weaver.
(Charleston circuit, T. M. Mc
Carty.
Charleston, Glenwood, John
Johnson.
Charleston, State Street, H. I).
Clark.
Cicerone, I. A. Newell.
('lay, E. C. Conway.
Clendennin, P. I). Fisher.
Clifton and Mason, H. J. Ms
theny.
Cottageville, C. H. DuBois.
Elmwood, to be supplied.
Ooldtown, J. J. White.
Hartford, H. If. Shaw.
I.eon, (). N. Smith.
Eockhart, VV. M. Stevens.
Malden, W. K. Stalnaker.
Mt. Union, to be supplied.
Mt /ion, J. M. Kinder.
Osborne Mills, J. M. Grose.
Plymouth, to be supplied by J.
P. Ruppert.
Point Pleasant, J. E, Bird.
Kavenswood, A. I). Perry.
Reddy, to be aupplied.
Ripley II. K. Rifle.
Riverside, VV. I„ Sizer.
Rutledge, foshna Jarvis, supply.
Spencer, C. C. I.anham.
Valley Fork, (J. N. Day, supply.
Walton, F. P. Dunbar.
ROCKIIANNON DISTRICT.
Albert Cameron, Presiding Elder.
Belington, (J. R. Williamson.
Beverly, William Fallen.
Buckhannon, F, S Townsend,
one to be supplied,
Buckhannon circuit, C. K. Ham*
rick.
Camden; I. I,. Marple, supply.
Cleveland, Charles Ross, supply.
Cowen, to be supplied.
Duffy, E. C. Woodruff.
East Buckhannon, F. II. J. King,
Elkins, O. D. King.;
Flatwoods, Clemutcr Warman.
Freemansburg, T. R. Faulkner
Frenchton, H. M. Strader.
Glenville, P. L. Pent.
Holly drove. J. N. Sharp.
Junior, G. G. Westfall, supply.
LloydsvUle, T. J. Lewis.
Mingo, C. II. Higginbotham.
Montrose, Renix Wees, supply.
Newlon, B. S. llatnerick.
Philippi, K. I). Hanna.
Philippi circuit, Arthur Mcrrcls.
Rosedale, to be supplied.
South Huckhannon, F. V. Arnott,
supply.
Sutton, B. H. Shadduck.
Ten Mile, S. C. Weaver.
Troy, W. T. W. Slecth.
Webster Springs, A. J. L. Curtis.
Weston I). S. Hammond.
John Wier, President Wesleyan
University of West Virginia.
J. J. Deck, Professor Wesleyan
University of West Virginia.
W. A. Haggariy, left without ap
pointment to attend one of our
schools.
Cl.ARKSHURO DISTRICT*
William Anderson, Presiding Elder.
Adumston, C. A. Snider.
Harnesville, Martin Talbot.
Bridgeport, C. II. I.akin.
Bristol, C. K. Deem.
Clarksburg, S. K. Arbuthnot, one
to be supplied.
Fairmont: First Church, G. D.
Smith.
Diamond Street, I.. W. Roberta.
Farmington, J. B. Carder.
Jarviaville, II. S. Huragardener.
Logauspori, S. H. Day.
l.umberport, W. A. Byus, supply,
Mannington, Archibald Moore.
Marion, 1*. Mtisgrave.
Mount Clare, C. K. heather,
l'ine drove, J. \V. Mahood.
Salem, l.arkin Mowers.
Shinniton, S. K. Jones.
Smiihton, M. M. Brooks.
Wallace, M. F. Pritchard.
West Milford, T. W. Chidcster.
Wyatt, J. E. Scott.
WIIEEI.INO DISTRICT.
C. M. Graham, Presiding Elder.
Mcnwood, J. (). Holton.
Mrooklin and Paden City, John
Stephens, supply,
Cameron, J. L. M. Jones.
Cameron circuit, Roy McCusky.
Dallas, W. H. Penn.
Marshall, O. A. Kelley.
McMechen, II. M. Bowden.
Moundsville: Simpson Churoh,
A. J. Hiatt and Calvary Church,
W. D. Reed.
Moundsville circuit, C. W.
Stephan.
New Martinsville, D. A. Denton.
New Martinsville circuit, A. E.
Barnes.
Pleasant Valley, L. S. Grose.
Procter, Marion Taylor.
Rosby, J. C. Maddox.
Short Creek and Liberty, K. N.
Jarrett.
Silver Hill, Cyrus Poling.
Triadelphia, W. L. Barnes.
Hniontown, A. M. Grimes.
Wheeling: Chapline Street. H. Soott.
East, W. II. Frazelle.
Fourth Stteet, S. T . Westhafer.
Hope, S. A. Coffman, supply.
Memorial, C. E. I.eatherby.
North Street, S. V. Leech.
Thomson, S. J. Miller.
Wesley, J. K Grimes.
Worwood and Kadesh, to be sup
plied.
Zane Street, D. W. Ruble.
A. M. Rikcr, President Mount
Union College.
Joseph Lee, Temperance Federa
tion work.
E. L. Meadows, Book Concern,
field agent.
V, A. Nanda, Conference Evan
gelist.
w. I). Pinson, left without ap
pointment t<> attend one of our
schools.
MOROANTOWN DISTRICT.
J. S. Robinson, Presiding p;ider.
Arnettsville, Taylor Richmond.
Blacksvilie, D. F. Carder.
Grafton: Andrews Church, If. C.
Howard.
Rt. Paul's Churuh. G. W. Rent.
West Main, I). If. Rutter.
Halleck, W. O. White.
Jolly town, W. H. Hammond.
Kingwood, J. Jf. Hess.
Knottsvillc, S. V. Hart.
Littleton, W. G. Smith.
Masontown, A. M. Hammond.
Meadowdale, O.C. Phillips.
Monongalia, O. U. Marplc.
Morgantown. M. F. Compton.
Morgantown circuit, G. H. Wil
liams.
Pruntytown, C. If. Meredith,
supply.
Sabraton, O. W. Waters.
Thornton, to be supplied.
Tunnelton, C. R. Shackleford.
Wadestown, M. W. Rider.
Wise, S. S. White, supply.
OAKLAND DISTRICT.
R. B. Ward, Presiding Elder.
Albright, E. O. Woodyard.
Aurora, R. Q. Phillips.
Bayard, K. C. Bedford.
Blaine, J. H. Funk.
Brandonville. I). a. Friend.
Brucelon, T. W. Wilson.
Cranesville, C. J. Price, supply,
Davis, Gregory Hlcaklcy.
Etatu, to be supplied.
Evansville, I.. A. McNemar.
I. wen wood and Jenningston, to
be supplied.
Friendsville, W. M I.istcr.
Gormania, E. J. Westfall.
Grantsville, Theophilua McCoy.
Horton, II. IV. Holden, supply.
Mountain I.akc & Deer Park, P.
W. Methcny.
Ncwburg,E. P. Idleman.
Oakland, J. B. Workman.
Parsons, F. M. Cain.
Rowlesburg, A. I,. Ireland.
Sinclair, P. W. Shrader.
St. George, J. W. Funk, supply.
Swanton, A. Engle, supply.
Terra Alta, J. W. Engle.
Thomas, Daniel Westfall.
I'ARKKRSUURO DISTRICT.
S. P. Crummett, Presiding Elder.
Alma, J. C. Strader.
Belleville, E. S. Withers.
Elizabeth and Newark, II. M.
I.aw.
Ellen boro, W. R. Hcnncn.
Friendly and Shiloh, A. D.
Adams.
Harrisvillc, W. M. Shultz.
Hebron, John Hall, supply.
Middlcbournc, I,. I). Ashby.
Murraysville J. R. Beckett, sup.
M ui phy town, William Hunter.
Parkersburg: First Church, Wil
liam I.ove.
Klbcron, A. S. Arnett.
Riverside, to be supplied.
Parkersburg circuit, A. !>. Gar
rett.
Pennsboro and Cairo, to be sup
plied.
Pleasants, J. W. Flanagan supply.
Pullman, Silas McGregor, supply.
Pursley, L. E. Leslie.
St. Mary’s, E. I). Fellers,
Sistcrsville, T. G. Meredith.
Smithville, F. M. Malcolm.
South Parkersburg, E. I). W.
King.
Volcano, T. H. Hunting.
West Union, G. W. Kepler.
Williamstown, C. B. Meredith.
liltKA K UP 'I’ll K IIA 111!'.
The Thomas Scnllnal.
Tucker county, like other coun
ties in the State, is infested with a
lot of half-human hyenas who thrive
on the troubles of others. Hardly
a Court Gut these ignorant leeches
are there to suck suhsistance from
the county treasury. They lay in
wait watching for some infraction of
the law, and in nine out of ten cases
are particeps criminis, and when the
opportunity is offered to earn the
pittance given, have themselves
summoned before the grand jury
and tell what they know, and what
they don’t know they tell anyhow.
If the testimony given by some of
these Munchausen* could reach the
ear of Annanias, in his eternal win
ter resort, we believe he would turn
so green with envy that he wouldn't
burn. The evidence of such cattle
is as much out of place in a court
of justice as a Vestal Virgin would
be in a chop suey joint.
Chop out this class of witnesses in
our courts. It will be saving to the
county and for the good of the peo
ple.
Tilti IIKItKA FTKK OF MAM.
No more beautiful expression on
the hereafter life has ever come un
der our notice than the following
from W. J. Bryan: “If the Father
designs to touch with Divine power
the cold and pulseless heart of the
buried acorn and make it burst
forth its prison walls, will he leave
neglected the soul of man who was
made in the image of the Creator 1
If he stoops to give to the rose bush
whose withejed blossoms float upon
the autumn breeze the sweet assur
ance of another springtime, will he
withhold the words of hope from
the souls of men when the frost of
winter comes ? If matter, mute and
inanimate, is changed by nature
into a multitude of forms that never
die, will the spirit ot man suffer an
nihilation after it has paid a brief
visit, like a royal guest, to this
tenement of clay ?”
The honeymoon was just two
weeks old.
“John, dear,” she said, “I made
some angel cake this morning.”
“Ah, darling mine, any old cake
would be angel cake if you manu
Many a man works his friends so
that he may be in a position to play
the races.

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