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J. H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor
SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1898 , in Advance NO. 41 K. Of P. ENCAMPMENT.I I The Knights Will Commence to Arrive in the City Tomrrow. WILL BE A BIG EVENT. The City Prepared to Give Visit ors a Hearty Welcome. From Monday's Daily. Commencing tomorrow afternoon the members of the grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias of West "Virginia will commence to arrive! KORE QUEEN, Chancellor Commander of Local Lodge. in the city, and from this evening forward until the end of the week, the city of Sistersville will experience one of the greatest weeks it has ever known in its his tory. The twenty-ninth annual meeting of the #raud lodge of thei Knights of Pythias of West Vir ginia promises to be the greatest convention that order has ever held in the history of its existence, in the State. The preparations which have been made tor the en tertainment of the Knights have been very elaborate, and there is not the least doubt but that they will meet with the htarty approba tion of the many visitors who are expected to be here during the week. The entertainment committee which has practically had charge of nearly all the work of preparing to receive, welcome and take J. I,. FLACK, Capt. No. 3i, U. R. K. P. charge of the visiting Knights, have been working very hard dur ing the past three or four months and it is now believed they have everything in such shape that there will not be the least danger of a hitch in anyway The quarters for all the visitors have been arranged j for; the hotels and restaurants as well as boarding and private houses are doing all in their power to as sist the committees and thty have done so ver> materially. The decoratious winch will grace the city during the week will be something out of the ordinary in ' every way. On Wells street there will be the two single arches, one across at Charles, the other at Elizabeth and the grand double, arch which will span the intersec tion oi Diamond and Wells streets. In addition to this there will be one arch at the comer of Brown and and Diamond streets and it is prob able there will be one at eafti cor ner of the Diamond, around the city building. A number of other arches have been spoken of but whether they will be built or not could not be ascertained at noon today. Some of the arches men tioned have been placed in position and today the committee which has charge of the decorations have been decorating. Flags, bunting, ever greens and various other things will be used for the decorations and there is not the least doubt the arches will present a very pretty appearance. The big double arch at the inter section of Diamond and Wells streets, will probably be lighted with electricity. The arrangements are being made and it will probably be completed some time tomorrow morning. The principal buildings of the city will be gayly decorated during the week as will also the from Parkersburg, RavenswoA, Point Pleasant, Huntington aid other points down the river. Tpe Uniform Rank company from Ra vens wood, conceded to be one of the best, if not the best drilled, com pany in the State will be present. Grafton, Fairmont, Manningtcto, and a great many other towns will send large delegations to the grand encampment The people of the city of Sisters ville are proud to welcome the members of this distinguished or der to the city and during the week while they are here, will do all in their power to make it as pleasant as possible for them. The citizens of the city have the reputa tion of being generous and hospit able to a fault, but during the com ing week they will endeavor to outdo themselves. It is expected a great many of the members of the grand lodge will commence to arrive in the city tomorrow afternoon and as soon as they get here the different head i - ? a 1 1 ? .1 T rt T ? ... S A. POSTEN, Grand Vice Chancellor Kniguts of Pythias of West Virginia. private residences in the different sections ot the citv. The business houses, or at least a great many of them, will make some very hand some displays Already some of them have been putting bunting of the Knights of P> thias colors in their display windows and all of them have secured banners and flags, which will be used in great profusion all over the city. As has been stated in these col umns several different times it is expected there will be from 1,500 to 2,000 people in the city during three or four days of this week and this will fill the city up to quite an extent, although it is to be regretted that more is not coming, as it would be an easy matter to take care of three or four times as many people. The entertainment com mittee which has been in correspon dence with the various lodges in the State claim that fully as many: people as has been mentioned f oin time to time will be here. From Wheeling there will be two or three companies of the Uniform Rank with a couple of bands in ad- i dition to the members of the grand; lodge and the members of the su bordinate lodges who will attend. There will be quite a number attend quarters will be established and everything gotten in firstclass shape. The following is the pro gramme for the encampment. Tuesday, Oct. n. -Receiving visiting delegation ? 8:00 p. m. ? Exemplification of knight rank in amplified form, by Hope Lodge No. 3, of Parkersburg, in auditorium of high school building. Only Knights admitted with the S. A. P. W. Wednesday, Oct. 12 ? 9:30 a. m. ? Address of Welcome, 10:30 a. m. ? Grand Lodge will assemble in auditorium of high school building. (The afternoon session will be dis pensed with.) 1:30 p. m. ? The West Virginia brigade U. R. Knights of Pythias will meet in au I ditoriura of school building. 2:00 I p. m. Grand Parade of the Uniform | rank and subordinate lodges under j direction of Brig. Gen. C. C. Rand. All subordinate lodges are re quested to take part in the parade. 7:30 p. m. ? Sensational parade of the Dramatic Order Knights of Khorasson. q:6o p. m. Ceremonie session of Dahna Temple No. 64, D. 0. K. K., followed by banquet for all votaries ? 9:00 p. m. Grand Ball. Thursday, Oct. 13. ? 10 a. m. ? Continuation of session of Grand Lodge. 10:00 a. m. ?Steamboat ride on the beautiful Ohi6 for visit ing ladies, through the oil fields. 1:00 p. m. ? Continuation of ses sion of the Grand Lodge. 2:00 p. m.? The competitive drill for the best drilled West Virginia com panies. 8:00 p. m.? Exhibition drills, prize $25, open to all West Virginia companies, U. R. K. P. The competing companies can adopt any uniform they may see fit. Friday, Oct. 14 10:00 a. m. ? Continuation of session of the Grand Lodge. It will be seen by a perusal of the program arranged that a grand CHRIS HENDERSON. 1st Lieut. No. 31, U. R. K. P. time has been arranged not only for the order, but also for the resi dents of the city and the visitors who are not members. There will be a gay time in the old town this week. The steamer Ruth has been chartered to take the visiting ladies on a pleasure excursion through the oil fields on Thursday. We will have plenty of amuse ments of various kinds for the Knights ^nd all visitors this week. Two theatres, a pavilion dance, bowling alley, billiard room, K. of P. dance and many other things too tedious to enumerate. If anyone thinks our city is dead, dying or decaying, they should visit the Ohio River depot almost any time in the day and notice the crowds coming and going. Every train loads and unloads at this city. This morning the depot pb.tform was simply a mass of people com ing and going from the city. JAMES WEEDY, 2nd Lieut. No. 31 U. R. K. P. What W? Do. A Colorado editor thus gives vent to his exuberant feelings: "We live in a land of high mountains, high collars and high taxes; low valleys, low neck dresses and low wages; big crooked rivers, and big crooked statesmen, big lakes, big drunks, big pumpkins, big men with pumpkin heads; silver streams that gambol in the mountains, pious politicans who gamble in the night; roaring cata racts and roaring orators; fast trains and fast horses, fast young men; roses that bloom the year around, and beautiful girls with rosebud mouths; sharp lawyers, sharp finan cier and sharp toe shoes; noisy children, fertile plains that lie like a sheet of water, and thousands of newspapers that lie like thunder.' REV. WHITE'S STORY. In Regrard to the Cirenmstances of His Suspension From Ihe Ministry. Morgantown, W. Va., Oct. 7. ? Rev. Charles L. White, late of the Presbyterian church in Clarksburg, this State, comes out in a lengthy statement following his suspension irom the ministry 4 by the Parkers- 1 burg Presbytery last week. Of his meeting with Miss Holmes at a Pittsburg hotel, he said: MI found her possessed with the idea of tak ing her own life. With her in such a state of mind, I pursued the only course that would prevent her do ing so. She threatened to end it if I left her or tried to inform any one about her. All my efforts to get her to return home or to take her to her relatives were of no avail. And it was not until the second morning that I could induce her to promise to return to her relatives. She then said, "I have come out of my spell of insanity and see clearly what I ought to be, and will take the best of care of myself." "She also expressed her grati tude to me, saying, "Mr. White, you have been so kind and good to me." The two nights I was with her, I watched her and caved for her like a brother, naving the utmost confidence in her pure and virtuous character. And had I not a clear conscience in this regard, I never could have gone through this terrible ordeal which has come upon me. Of course there is room to cavil for those who would like to doubt, but God knows this is the truth." Accompanying the statement is an explanatory note from the committee of Parkersburg presby tery, explaining the charges con fessed to by Mr. White, as follows: "The immorality, with which the said Rev C L. White charged him self, consisted in registering one night at a hotel in Pittsburg with an unmarried female as man and wife, and on the succeeding night at another hotel under an assumed name, though denying for both nights all immoral conduct." ?' ? ? i ? ? The Sure La Grip Car*. There is no use suffering from tfris dreadful malady, if you will only get the right remedy. 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W. and Peter Thomas are nephews of the deceased. ? Penns* boro News. No such thing: as "summer com plaint" where Dr. Fowler's Ex? ; tract of Wild Strawberry is kept handy. Nature's remedy for loose I ness of the bowels. Rocker No. .2, V ? Price $1 00. This is a very handsome Rocking Chair, and is a favorite with the Ladies, because it is such a good sewing chair, having no arms to be in the wav. It is very Comfortable, Strong and Stylish, and a great bargrin at ONE HOLLAR, the price we are asking This chair has an antique gloss finish Only One will be sold to a family. SMITH & BOESHAR, Homefurnishers.