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THE STORY OF
HOW SARAH, THE SLAVE GIRL,
CHANGED OWNERSHIP AND
CAME INTO POSSESSION
OF A CARNEGIE FAMJohn
A. Bell, the well-known bankj|s
, " er and politician, has come across a ;
document of unusual interest among;
Isome old family papers. It is a Dm
WiS.1 of sale for "a negro girl slave named
, Sarah," which was signed, sealed and
??.- delivered in Maryland 134 years ago.
J--. Mr. Bell came into possession of the 1
instrument by reason of the fact that i
fe his great-grandfather, John- Bell, was
if-:'at one time the owner of the negro
||s&-. ~ girl in question.
Wafer.' ' The bill is written with a quill pen
in a "round, darkly" hand on pai;,
per that has long since become yeli/
lowed with age. The clearness of the
- writing is evidence that some more j
-lasting fluid than poke-berry juice
I*:/ was used, and there is no part of the
|||pS " paper that requires any close atten,??'
tion in deciphering, except the signa:
tures of the witnesses, who were
plainly unused to the pen. The text
of the bill and the several suppleg-'
, meats thereto is as follows: '
jp?V-/ Maryland, Frederick county:
WjsS . i Know all men by these presents
that I, James Carrick, for and in conp|itf
sideration of the sum of fifty pounds.
?s?3r: current money of Pennsylvania. to
v: me in hand paid by Nicholas Hower.
of Frederiektown, Province of Mary*
lnnd the receirjt whereof I do hereby
t acknowledge, have granted, bargained,
sold and delivered, and by these
presents do grant, bargain, sell and
deliver, unto the said. Nicholas Hower
a negro girl slave called Sarah?
To have and to hold the said negro
girl slave called Sarah unto him,
the said Nicholas Hower, his heirs
and assigns forever: to the only proper
use and behoof of him, the said
Nicholas Hower, his heirs, executors,
administrators and assigns, forever,
and I, the said James Carrick, my
heirs, executors and administrators,
shall and will warrant and forever
defend the said negro girl slave called
Sarah unto him, the said Nicholas
Hower, his heirs and assigns, forever
against all manner of persons whatsoever
claiming or hereafter to claim
her.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my seal this
twenty-third day of January, anno
domini one thousand, seven hundred
? ; and seventy. Signed, sealed and tieS;
livered. _
JAMES CARRICK.
!p Received on the day and date of
~ the within deed of and from the with5
in named Nicholas Hower the sum of
J,: fifty pounds current money of Pennsylvania,
the consideration money
within named.
S Be it remembered that on the twen
. ty-third day of January, one thousand,
seven hundred and seventy,
b- came before me the subscriber, one
- of his Lordship's justices of the peace
for the county aforesaid. James Carrick,
who acknowledged the within in:
strument of writing to be his act and
deed and the, negro slave girl Sarah
f- ,; therein named to be the right and es!;V
tate of the within named Nicholas
p Hotter, his heirs and assigns forever.
Acknowledged before?
rt Here the original instrument ends
J abruptly and it is to be regretted that
it is not known before which of his
;f-y lordship's justices the instrument of
writing was acknowledged,
ij'-, Mr. Eell is vice president of the
Colonial Trust Company and as such
' is an authority on the appreciation of
,f valuable property. He confesses,
pty however, to being in the dark to aci;>.;
count for the increased price set forth
in the first supplement to the original
a; bill of sale, unless Nicholas Hower
B> was of marked skill in the training
ffii of slaves. Here is the record of
Co ro^'o canon rl colh*
tFor the consideration of the sum
of eighty-three pounds, sixteen shillings,
common money, received by
John Bolley, the receipt whereof is
n hereby acknowledged, I do hereby assign,
transfer and give over all right.
If;" , . title and property of the within menSr
tioned negro unto the said John Po|g..
ley, to be his right and property, as
BfeV witness my hand and seal this 17th
ll; day of March, 1772.
gSbV. _ NICHOLAS HOWE8.
. Sarah remained the property of her
Jfisivsecond-owner for three years. At the
" end of that time she passed into the
?|fe~, possession of Mr. Bell's great-grand|6ite:ifather,
but at a reduced price. The
MgiSllicehson for this slump so to speak, is
H?88|&?pparent unless it is to he acMfetjeS,"..
for on the ground that John
Mjita&iBhrewd in barter, < or Sarah
John Bell the full
vxi .'.-rounds, current
for a negro
JV OLD DEED
title and claim of the within Bill of
Sale, together with the negro slave
called Sarah unto Agnes Bell and i
inhn Ml for value received, as wit
ness my hand this 2Sth (lay of Decern- j
ber, 1775.
JOHN BOLLEY.
The present orvner of this interesting
document is a delegate to the approaching
Republican National contention
from the Twenty-second Congressional
district. Strangely enough
when his candidacy was announced
no opposition developed among the
colored residents of Carnegie and
other sections of the district on the
ground that Mr. Bell was the descendant
of a slave owner. Ifr. Bell declares
he is able easily to establish
that his great-grandfather freed all
his slaves very soon after Sarah
came into his possession.?Pittsburg
Times.
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Regular services at the M. E.
church South. Lcth morning and
evening next Sabbath. The pastor
will preach in the morning from the
theme, "What Think Ye of Christ?"
In the evening subject of sermon will
j be, "The Problem of Divorce, and
Attitude of Churches Concerning It."
Prof. R. W. Douthat. A. M.. Ph. D.,
j of the W. Va. University, will deliver
.lis famous lecture on rhe "Battle of
Gettysburg," at the M. E. church
South, Tuesday evening, June 21st.
Tickets on sale at Blaker's Drug
i cTfiirr-iow Af?=?roantilo Co.. Chal-.
I fant's, ' Wm. Martin's notion store,
Postoffice and by members of Ladies'
[ Aid Society, M. E. church South.
Get tickets early.
The Sabbath School of the M. E.
church South will picnic at Wilson's
Grove, on Robinson's Run, Wednesday,
June 29th. Let everybody take
a well-filled basket and a serene spirit
and help to make the day enjoyable.
Sabbath Schools of the neighborhood
are invited to join us.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the M.
E. church South will serve ice cream
and cake on the platform between
Fairmont Mercantile Co. and Dr.
Yost and Miller's office, Saturday
night of this week. Go and partake
of things toothsome and refreshing.
' Mrs. Elihu Atba and Miss Jessie
Kutyi, of Cambridge, Ohio, are visiting
here.
The Fairview Ball Club gave a
dance in Burns' hall Tuesday even
j ing in nonor 01 tne alchuiiii&lou uu^a
who played ball here in the afternoon.
General Manager E. E. Croeker
and General Superintendent A. F.
Corwin, of Pittsburg, were here the
guests of Superintendent .J. B. Gregory
Wednesday and viewed the oil
field.
Mrs. P. H. Anderson, of Friendly.
Tyler county, is visiting her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Barr.
.M. G. McCasiin was a Fairmont visitor
Sunday.
Supt. of the Fisher Oil Company
J. A. hash was a Fairmont visitor
T uesday.
??liss Emma Case left Tuesday for
Kittanning, Pa., where slie expects
to live with Mrs. (1. Ji. Campbell.
E. A. Vost was a Morgantown visitor
this week.
Nicholas Yost is at home spending:
his vacation, from Dover, Del., where
he has been attending school.
Mrs. "Earner and Miss Earner, of
Stutter's run, were here Tuesday ihe
guests of Mrs. George Blatter.
Mrs. John Clyde McCliesney was
in Fairmont Wednesday shopping.
Don't forget the date of (.'apt. it.
W. Uouthat's lecture Tuesday evening,
June 21.
W. D. W'aid was a Fairmont visitor
Wednesday.
J. K. Stewart is home from Cameron
visiting his family. Tie has been
working for Contractor .7. A. Smith.
Mrs. J. H. Burns, -who has a severe
attack of inflammatory rheumatism
is no uetter.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McDermott, of
Fairmont, were here Thursday, the
guests of their son, Ray and family.
Mr. Hatzell, of Farmington, was
registered at the National House
Thursday.
Good Things to Eat.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the First
Baptist Church will have an exchange
at the Marion hardware store toi
morrow from nine o'clock to 12:30.
Pies, cakes, home-made bread, etc.
Come' and get something good for
Sunday.
Some of the -best lots on Fairmont
avenue for sale. See H. H. Iianbam.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
- ' LAWYERS^ " "
JAS. A. MEREDITH, _
Attorney at Law,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office, B. A. Fleming Building.
JOHN L. LEHMAN, 1 : j
Lawyer, j '
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office, Hall Block.
A. O. STANLEY,
Attorney at Law,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office, T. W. Fleming Building. ,
W. s. MEREDITH,
Attorney at Lav/,
FAIRMONT, IV*. Va.
Office, Flail Block.
A. L. LEHMAN,
Attorney at Law, I
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office, Flail Block.
C. H. LEEDS,
Attorney at Law,
FAIRMONT. W. Va.
Office, Flail Block.
HARRY SHAW,
Lawyer.
FAIRMONT, \V. Va.
Office, Haymond bl'dg., Jefferson St.
E. M. SHOWALTER,
Attorney at Law,
FAIRMONT, IV. Va.
Office in IV. A. Fleming Building.
T. N. PARKS,
Attorney at Law,
FAIRMONT, IV. Va.
Office Main St., Opposite Court-house.
A. S. FLEMING,
Attorney at Law,
FAIRMONT, IV. Va.
Office, 202 Main Street.
e CT UA DTI c V
Attorney at Law,
FAIRMONT, tv. Va.
Office, First National Bank Building.
PHYSICIANS.
C. 0. HENRY, M. D.,
physician and Surgeon,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office, Second Floor, Hall Block.
H. R. JOHNSON, M. D.,
Practice Limited to the Eye, Ear, Nose
and Throat.
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office, Second Floor, Hall Block.
DR. L. B. BURK,
Treatment, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
OFFICE, 304 MAIN STREET.
Hours?12 to 3 P. M., 7 to 9 P. M.
Otherwise by Appointment. .
JOHN R. COOK, M. D.,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office at Hospital.
DR. D. L. L. YOST,
Office 225 Jefferson Street.
Residence, new building, Fairmont ave.
DR. V. A. SELBY,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office in Cunningham Block. <
"W. C. & JESSE A. JAMISON. '
Physicians and Surgeons,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
Office JOG Main Street.
WOMAN'S HOSPITAL,
F. W. Hill, M. D.?Corner of Quincy 1
and Jackson street. Office Hours:
10 A. I\I. to 12 M., 7 to 9 P. M. ;
DR. EUGENE W. LOMAX,
312 Main St., Fairmont, IV. Va. (
HOURS?S to II A. M.; 2 to 5 P. M.; ,
G to 9 P. M. Consolidated 'Phone 331.
LUCIAN N. YOST, M. D., 1
Electric Physician and Surgeon. :
City Office Over Mansbach's Store.
Hours?10 to 12 A. M., 2 to 4 P. M?
C to S P. M. Res. hours?7 to 9 A.
M 12 1 o 2 P. M.. 5 to G P. M.
DENTISTS.
Dr. A. R. BADGLEY, \
DENTIST: Vitalized Air Given for .
Extraction if Desired. Prices Reasonable.
All Work Guaranteed.
Dr. J. O. McNEELY,
DENTIST.
Main Street,
FAIRMONT, W. Va.
DR. W.T^OYDSTON,
Dental Surgeon.
Office, 107 Main street. Opposite j
Postoffice. I
L. G. ICE, 1
DENTIST. 1
Porcelain Work a Specialty. ?
Yost Building.
OPTICIANS. i
i
? ci jf. u UJ MPnr.cs
Jewelers and Opticians,
327 Water Street.
Expert Watch and Optical Work.
Over 20 years' experience.
VETERINARIAN SURGEON.
DR. JAMES E, MAGEE,
Veterinarian Surgeon and Dentist.
Office at Cltilson & Claytor's Livery
Stable. Bell 'Phone 1G4.R.
NOTICE?I will sell you millinery at
your owh price June 11, 1904. Call
and see me. Sirs. Laura Frazer, 423
Jackson street.
Some nice lots on Hamilton Hill.for.
sale, at a good bargain. H: H. Lan-ham.
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which is sufficiently demonstrated
Oy the fact that he has a standing offer
of $1,000,_ which he will give to any
medium or clairvoyant in this conn
try, who can give the reading he does.
Is patronized by kings, princes and the
aristocracy of all nations that he visits.
His parlors are visited by ladies
and gentlemen of the highest walks in
life, anxious for reliable information
as to the outcome of future or past
moves.
"The experiments of Victor Coringa
have attracted the attention of those
interested in psychical phenomena and
the most advanced scientific men of
the capital."?Washington, D. C. Times,
May 11, 1H02.
Full reading with complete advice
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Hours 10 A. M. to S P. M.
Removed to Hotel Watson,
Ladies Entrance on
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Pronouncing War' Names. j
J. Adam Bede, the Minnesota Con- ?
gressman. has been a close student t
of the v/ar news since the beginning ^
of the present conflict. Naturally ?
the strain of wrestling with the Rus- t
sian and Japanese names has been ..
considerable, and he has evolved a t
plan for simplyfying matters.
"Folks are going to lose interest
in this war," he said to a friend the =
other day, "unless something is done ^
to make it possible for us to talk ~
about it. With the Russians using
nothing but consonants, and the Jap- s
anese putting their whole independence
on the vowels, there,s no use
in trying to talk intelligently about
the situation. The names of the places
and officers are worse than
the names of our sleeping ears.
"Xow what I propose is that num- ?
bers be substituted for these awful '
chunks of alphabet. Give the places (
simple numbers, beginning with
Vladivostok and calling it Xo. 1, and ^
running on through the less important
towns and forts. Let the offi- t
cers have numbers, with J or R at- j
tached as they are Japs or Russians.
The ships can be lettered. Then a ?
news dispatch will be reduced to in- t
telligent terms, and we can talk
about it. Under my improved system
a report will read something
like this: J
"'To-day the Japanese made a
combined assault by sea and land on n
14. The forces were under the com- c
mand of Admiral 6 J, the army divi- s
sion was led by Gen. 21 J. The garrison a
at 14 was commanded by Gen. 4 R, o
and the fleet in the harbor by Vice t
Admiral 27 R. Gen. 21 J was re- o
pulsed with , considerable loss, t
Among the officers killed were Gen. v
34 R and Col. 57 R. Map 121 R' is t
also renorted missing. In the na- g
val action the Japs were more sue- s
cessftil, sinking X, Y. T and ~W, and
damaging Z. Capt 74 R, of the V,
was killed. The Japanese loss in
eluded A and B, while the smokestacks
of D were carried away. Capt.
SS J was killed on the G by a shell
fired from Ft. 319 above 14 under
command of Lieut.-Col. 275 R, brother-in-law
of Grand Duke 29, who has
recently arrived from 65 as an aidede-camp
to Field Marshal 2.'
" 'The newspaper correspondents
confined in hospitals with lockjaw
front trying to pronounce the various
generals' names have been discharged
since the introduction of the
simple numerical Bede system/'
Stories of Places.
A trader in ivory and rubber
writes as follows of sport on tbe Kufue
river, in Africa: "Every morn
ing at daybreak we got up and
scanned the plains with our glasses
for game. Often our boys called us
first to say that a heard of water ,
sight, especially if the camp was out
of meat .The river was full of fish
?barbel, bream, pike and tigar fish.
The bream were by far the best eating,
but the tigar fish and big barbel
gave the best sport. Spoon bait,
with strong pike tackle and a stiff ;
bamboo rod, was all that was required.
and trolling behind a dugout
paddled by natives we could soon
make a bag. The tiger fish fight
gamely, and, breaking water repeatedly,
very often succeed in shaking
the hook from their mouths. Barbel
run up to eighty pounds weight,
and a heavy one can tow a canoe
along the surface at some speed."
Jerome Hart writes: "In Jaffa and
WE ARE
HA
fit an extremely low o
clean up On
Head to looi
W. S. If
TRANS
Hauling of all kinds. Mo\
pianos a s
Residence, 319 Merchant street.
Office on Parks avenue, next to )
Skinner's Tavern, Fairmont, W.
Va. \
erusalem.'as in; Malta everything. is >f
stone. Even-the very cisterns or
anks on the housetops axe of stone.
Sut in those stony cities the stone
toes not stop with the street level?the
dwellers descend and burrow
oto the earth beneath; In many of ;
he Jerusalem and Bethlehem boil rings
there are basements, subbaseaents,
crypts, subcrypts and daneons.
One may descend several
tories into the bowels: of the eaxtfe,mid
the dampness and slime,
rhere ooze trickles on the stone
teps.
Lieut. Hillhouse of the British
aty writes thus of an old watervheel
on the island of Cephalonia, iff
the west coast of Greece: The
leculiar part of it is that this wheel 3*5;
3 worked by the sea, which is led
h rough a small conduit, the water- ;
umbling down into a fair sized hole,
.'hence it disappears into the S;;i
owels of the earth. It thus seems
,s if perpetual motion can be oh- '
ained here: but I believe, although
have never noticed it, that tooreat
an inrush of water will fill tiphe
hole before it has time to abort
it all."
Herbert Spencer's Political Views"rom
Harper's Weekly.
It is a curious fact that, of the na?
ner.ous reviewers of Herbert Speller's
remarkible autobiography,
carcely one has noted the author's
ttitude toward the political systena
f his native land, or', for that matter-,
oward . the political system of any
ther country, past or present. ' Yet
here is no doubt that his attitudevas
definite, significant and characeristic,
and it could have beert
;uessed by those who marked his
lingular avowal that never in his
Tfe e-v-eent once in the sixties, did
le vote for a member of ParliamentThat
unique vote was given in the
own of Derby under circumstances;
vhich are carefully recorded. It
seems that certain property which
lad come to Mr. Spencer from an un:le
gave him a qualification in that
:onstituency; but that when, shorty
afterward, he sold this property,
le was disqualified, so far as Derby
vas concerned. It is true that, subsequently,
he acquired a Parliamenary
qualification in London, and
night have registered but never did
>o. Not, he explains, that the elecion
of a Liberal or of a Conservativevas
a matter of total indifference to
lim; for, speaking generally, he aetnowledges
that his sympathies have
reen with the Liberal candidate.
Visit our second floor and see onrline
of China and granite, nickel, tin
and aluminum ware. Our drices are
as low as the lowest, quality considered.
J. L,. Hall's Hardware Stores ~s.
Read the West Vireiaian. It has
the latest news.
MlK
FAIRMONT, W. VA.
HAVING
1 Sale g>o
i<g~?
I! gS1
rice. Tliis sale is to
Men stock.
Come
and
Randall & Co., J
uOutliUers. I
10MflS, I
3FER. JH
'ing household goods and
Bell 'Phone?Residence, 340 ;
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