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% t Wi VOL. X., NO. 123. SISTEBSVILLE, W. VA., TUESDAY EVENING, MAT 31, 1904. PBIOK-ONI CENT. ? t 1 Sole agents SfSl Sole agents for Standard , EM _ P&tterAs. ' / ?sD@ ^or Bon-Ton - ? Corsets. fflwin N. Fiscier The Largest Swore in Tyler, Wet zel, Monroe and Pleasants Counties. W atch this space tomorrow. 9 ? * &?? Edwin N. Fischer A SAD STORY OF DROWNING Much interest has been mani fested here over the drowning of young Miss Martha Robb, in the Ohio river at Wheeling Saturday evening. Miss Jones, who was in the buggy with Miss Robb when the pony ran away and into the river gives the following account of the sad affair: After we had ridden over a por tion of the island I turned into Ohio street at Penn; the pony was going at a rapid pace, and I brought him to a full stop and when he started again he was going at an ordinary trot. A small boy near the lower end of St. Luke's church was waving something; I think it was a stick, although I am not positive, which frightened the pony and he start ed down the street at a terrific gait. Martha, who was sitting on the rear seat of the trap, rose to her feet and began to scream. I tried to turn the pony down South Front street, but could not. A number of people started after us. but the pony was going so fast they could not catch it. I don't believe the wheels of the trap touched the ground after we had started down hill. After we had got past he corner of South Front street, Martha cried "Oh, Eva! he is going into the river!'' and I tried to turn the pony into the yacht float, but could not control him. The pony kept straight out in the river toward the bridge pier and had almost reached it when he went under. MEMORIAL DAY Was Observed in a Fitting Man ner In This City. There was a pretty general ob servance of Memorial Day in Sis tersville. The usual hours were iu force at the postoffice, and during the day the deliveries in cident to all holidays were made, while the collections were also made as usual. The freight office of the B. & 0. railroad was closed during the day, and the delivery of freight was stopped after 10 o'clock. Only perishable freight was delivered during the hours the sheds were open and nothing was received for shipment. The barber shops and a great number of other business houses of the city were closed. The for mer were closed for the entire day and many of the business places from noon. On account of the inclement weather there were not so many people in the city as had been ex pected. The rain started Sunday night late and continued through out yesterday at intervals. This kept the out-of-town people from coming in to spend the day and take part in the services held by the members of the Grand Army post. Few people left the city during the day for other places for the same reason that none came to Sistersville. There were low rates on the railroad, but the people did not take advantage of it to any extent. A new disease has been discov ered which is called "Fourthir tiensis." Its symptoms are par tial blindness, lassitude and gen eral debility, and its chief vic tims are office employes who are asked to work till 4:30, especially on baseball days. Pedro Alxardo, a Mexican mi ner, who less than ten years ago was working for thirty cents a day, is now building a house to cost $400,000, and he recently purchased a dinner set for $25. 000. He is one of the richest men in Mexico. The river continues in fine boating stage. Now comes the month of roses. I The force of this threw me over the dashboard and I grasped the pony about the neck. When I felt myself siuking I let go of the i pony. I remembered the swim ming instructions I had received | last summer and everything .any body had told me about swim ming, and I closed my mouth, ? held my nose and started to kick and move my free arm. I felt something kicking me. and caught hold of it. It was Martha's foot, |and I held to it as long as I could when the current carried me | down - stream. | The last I saw of Martha she !appeared to be on her'knees on I the rear seat of the trap with her | right arm around the back of the seat. I don't think that she rose ;to the surface after she sank: if she did, I did not see her. I man aged to keep afloat and saw the men coming after me in a boat. The men running along the bank , kept calling to me to ''keep it i up." When the boat reached me one i of the men said, "Catch hold of j my arm." I did. and they pulled i me in. This was a short distance j above the Fink street landing, j and as the men were without j oars, using their hands for pad- ; dies, we barely made the landing. ? I did not lose consciousness, but I do not remember anything after j getting in the boat until the men i laid me on a bench in Mr. Goetze's < yard and told me to cough. I did j but no water had gotten in my lungs. MRS. S. G. PYLE Critically 111 in a Hospital at Bal- j timore. The large circle of friends of j Mrs. Stephen G. Pyle, of Middle-': bourne, will regret to learn she is critically ill at the John Hopkins hospital, of Baltimore. Md. Mrs. ? Pyle underwent a critical surgical \ operation yesterday and immedi- j ately after which she began to;j sink rapidly. Mr. Pyle received \ a message from the institution1' last evening, stating the condi tion of the patient was of a very critical nature. He also receiv ed another message this morning at 8 o'clock which read: "Con dition very grave; come at once." Mr. Pyle left this morning on the 11:18 train for the bedside of his wife. It is the sincere wish of the community in general that the life of this estimable lady will be spared, and that she will be re stored to health again at no far distant day. THE GREENLAND ARRIVES At St. Louis Eighteen Hours Bet ter Than Scheduled Time. The Greenland arrived in the exposition city Saturday night? 18 hours ahead of schedule time The time made by the Greenland was remarkable from the fact that heavy fqg and other hin drances retarded the progress of the packet. Capt. Greene ?tated that all the passengers on the boat were well, and that no mis hap had befallen them on their wav down. Rev. I)r. Robert Collyer, the famdus New York divine, celebra ted his eightieth birthday anni versary recently. "I have never been sick a day in my life," says Dr. Collyer, "and I have never eaten my breakfast in bed. What is my recipe for longevity! Live a natural life, eat what you want, and walk on the sunny side of the street.'' One war and six revolutions are now going on in South America and the West Indies. This be ing the dull season, things are naturally rather dull down there. Tomorrow is the first day of June. v.. .. ? ^; ? * . / ? n 1 1 DEPOSITORY OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA. II ..TYLER COUNTY BANK SISTERS VILLE, W. VA. State Bank?Incorporated 1892. Capital $50,000.00 Shareholders1 Liability 60,000.00 Surplus and Profits 70,000.00 DIRECTORS: Col. John J. Carter, President The Carter Oil Company. Capt. J. T. Jones, Oil producer. F. D. McCoy, President Sisteraville Ferry Company. Robert McCormick, of McCormick & Morrison. f W. L. Armstrong, Superintendent for J. T. Jones. E. A. Durham, President. W. J. Neuenschwander, Cashier. . J. H. McCoy, Proprietor Daily Oil Review. S. G. Pyle, Pres. First National Bank, Middlebourne, W. Va. J. W. Grim, Sheriff of Tyler County. . G. W. Stocking, Capitalist. This bank solicits your business, and will grant every fa vor consistent with prudent banking. 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