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VOL. X., NO. 123. SISTEBSVILLE, W. VA., TUESDAY EVENING, MAT 31, 1904. PBIOK-ONI CENT.
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Sole agents SfSl Sole agents
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P&tterAs. ' / ?sD@ ^or Bon-Ton
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fflwin N. Fiscier
The Largest Swore in Tyler, Wet
zel, Monroe and Pleasants
Counties.
W atch this space
tomorrow.
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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.
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DEPOSITORY OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA.
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..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. We invite correspond
ence or a personal interview to that end.
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