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West Alexander
Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Waltz were over Sabbath guests at the home of Mrs. Waltz's mother, Mrs. Susan McNay, of Burnsville.
Mrs. W.P. Kimmons and Mrs. Lizzie Dunlap are delegates from the Methodist Episcopal church attending the Epworth League Convention at Wellsburg this week.
Mrs. John Wallace, of Wheeling, is spending a few days this week at the home of her father, W.M. Dunlap.
Miss Mary E. Trussell, leaves next week for a visit with her aunt, Mrs. Anna Gilmore, at Congress, New York.
Mrs. Samuel Kimmons has returned to her home at Wheeling, after a visit of several weeks with friends here.

Born May 27, l900 to Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Risor, a fine large son.
Mrs. Dora Miller is spending the week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Howard.

Dr. J.N. Sprowls and family returned from Atlantic City.
H.D. Ealy, of East Finley, was in town Monday, having recovered from a three-weeks illness.
A marriage license has been granted James W. Hixenbaugh, of Gale, and Nancy Lively, of Simpsons Store.
Will Crow and Misses Ella and Sue Brockman returned from school at Sistersville, O., on Saturday evening accompanied by John Brockman.
Lieutenant Col. James E. Barnett, State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, was elected Colonel of the Tenth Regiment to succeed the late Colonel Alexander L. Hawkins, who died on the transport Senator on his way home with his regiment from the Philippines last July. Mayor Everhart Bierer was elected to the vacancy created by the placing of Barnett to the commanding regiment.
No one will sell you your goods for cash cheaper than T.B. Craig.
Miss Maggie Miller is on a trip to Waynesburg, Canonsburg and Washington.
Mrs. John Cunningham and Miss Mary Noble are guests of Mrs. John Lewis at Wellsburg.
James Walker was at home from Washington over Sunday. He is now clerk at John A. Best's "big shop."
Ollie Jackson leaves next week to enter the Westinghouse electric works, at Pittsburg, as an apprentice.
Miss Mary Irvin, who has spent the past l2 years in Minnesota and California, is a guest at Dr. J.N. Sprowls.
Thomas Noble has completed extensive repairs to his house on Wayne Street. It is now in cozy shape for a desirable tenant or purchaser. J.R. McLain and Co. are agents.
Charles S. Day, of Burnsville has bought a lot on Sumner avenue, Clark Place place, in Washington for $332.50.
W.B. Reed, of Philadelphia manager of the Colgate and Co., New York, manufacturers of high grade soaps, spent Saturday and Sunday as the guest of his cousin, D.H. Shiplet. Mr. Reed is manager for the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee.

Coon Island
Mr. Martin and Miss Dixon, of Washington, spent Sabbath with their friend, Miss Lou Porter.
Miss Martha Bryan, is visiting her sister Mrs. James Supler.
Robert Dougan, of Waynesburg, spent Sabbath with his sister, Mrs. Sarah Noble.
Nelson Montgomery, of Washington and Frank Wayts were at Wellsburg.
Elymus Sprowls is a Canonsburg visitor this week.

West Alexander
Henry Blayney and family of Claysville, spent Monday at the home of W.M. Dunlap.
Miss Lawton and Miss Reed of Larned, Kansas, are guests at the home of their uncle, Arnold Lawton.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Reed, on Sunday, June l7, a son.
Mrs. Mary Reed, of Washington City, is visiting at the home of Mrs. Jane Reed, of this place.
Rev. J. Add Craig, of Canonsburg, will preach at the Presbyterian church, on next Sabbath.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Garrison, on Monday, June 18, a son.
Arnold Lawton last week purchased the James McCammon farm at Potomac,, where he expects to move next week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Miller and daughter returned to their home, at Pittsburg, Tuesday after spending a few days at the home, of Miss Sallie Craig.

Timber is being secured for a well on the Will Farabee farm; also on the Sam Young farm.
Charley Thompson, of Finley, was a business visitor here Friday and Saturday.
Services were held at the home of Benjamin Farabee, Tuesday evening by the Mission people of Washington.
Axtell and Grant Day, of Washington, and their families were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Day, on Sunday.

E.T. Jeffers, president of the College and institute at York, Pa. was a guest of Mrs. Bell McCleese this week.
Mrs. J.B. Bell and sons, John and Robert drove to Claysville, Sunday, at Worrell's Cut, near Claysville, the horse scared at a freight train. It reared up and fell over, upsetting the buggy, and throwing the occupants out, John was thrown out first and his mother fell on him, he was stunned somewhat, Mrs. Bell's face was scratched, having struck a post when thrown out.

Neighboring notes.
{From the West Alexander Call}
Dr. J.W. White and wife are sojourning to Atlantic City. West Alexander school board fixed the levy at 7 1/2 mills- 5 1/2 for General Purposes and 2 for Building Fund. They decided to convert the second floor in to a school room, and will meet July 9, at 2 p.m. to elect three teachers.
Our rural carriers collected 1293 pieces of mail during May and delivered 9,063. During the three months 3,175 letters were delivered.
The reunion of the former students of the old West Alexander Academy will be held Friday, August 24th. Rev. Dr. W.H. Lester the oldest surviving teacher, is to deliver the address of welcome.

Mrs. Laura B. Chapman, of McCracken, is visiting Mrs. Isaac Whitman.
Measles are prevalent.

Good Intent
Edd Blayney, of this place, was a business visitor at Washington, Thursday and received the Coal money on the Good Intent farm.
Miss Angie Lorimer, of New Concord, O., who has been visiting her cousin, Mrs. W.J. Sutherland, has returned to her home.
Thomas Stout, Jr. is tail sawyer on the Jacobs sawmill, set on the B.C. Stout farm.

East Finley
Mrs. Alma Plants is spending a few days with friends in Graysville.
Mrs. Jennetta Scott visited her mother, Mrs. Mollie Sprowls, of West Finely.
Miss Maggie Plants, of Washington, is visiting at Walter Leonards.

Simpsons Store
William Baldwin, of Time, left a few days ago for Fayette City to visit his brother, going by way of Pittsburg. Frank Shaw and wife, of Waynesburg, were visiting Mrs. Shaw's parents at this place.
Lee Sprowls and his cousin, of Washington, paid their friends here a visit, over Sunday.
Thomas King, of Washington, was the guest of William Jones of Eno, over Sunday.
Jacob Sprowls and wife have gone to housekeeping.
Burns Clutter, of this place, returned home Saturday, from Tylerdale, where he has been working.
Wylie Wright, of Enon, was visiting here Sunday.
Miss Anna Woods, of Illinois, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Clara Newland.
, R. Blayney, Proprietor
The Central Hotel
Claysville, Pa.
Centrally Located Corner Main and Green Streets, First Class Accommodations.
A. C. Chapman returned Saturday morning last from the West Virginia University, Morgantown. Mrs. S.M. Shellar, of Donley, attended a reunion of graduates at Oxford College, Oxford, O., last week.
Messers. J.B. McPherson and C.B. Linville left Monday morning to attend the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia. They will also visit Washington and Baltimore, and expected to be absent about l0 days.
Phillip Young, a brother to Mrs. M. Daugherty, of West Alexander, died at his home, in West Liberty on Thursday morning, June l4, of general debility, aged 71 years. His wife and one daughter, Miss Laura Young, survive him.
Thomas Noble has gone to New York for medical treatment.
Edgar Post was graduated from Jefferson Academy, Canonsburg, this week.
Charles S. Day, formerly of Burnsville, has been elected teacher of the advanced room at Laboratory.
Misses Anna M. McCrerey and Marion D. Thomas are two of the graduates of California Normal School.
Come and look at our 98 cent Shoes for ladies, men and children. Craig's Big Store.
Mrs. Sarah Craig had her face painfully burned by gas unexpected igniting last Thursday.
Thomas J. Steele, of Majorsville, on Friday, last purchased the store room and dwelling of J.C. Crowe, on East Main street, consideration private. Mr. Crowe reserves his stock of groceries. Possession given September first. Mrs. Steele, who will be remembered as Lizzie McGill, formerly kept store where J. H. Hill has his barber shop.
To Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Miller, Sunday, June l7, a daughter.
Mrs. G.J. Stillwagon and daughter Mary and Miss Nancy Ealy, of West Finley, were guests at G.B. Sprowls' this week.
Mrs. J.E. Craig and son, Coulter, of Keokuk, Iowa, is visiting Mrs. Sarah Craig and other relatives. Mr. Craig is to come east after July l0th, and will also visit here after a trip to Atlantic City.

Additional Local
Dr. W.J. Burns took the medical examination in Pittsburg, this week.
George Campsey has been enjoying the sights of New York City after taking in the convention in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Lizzie Steele and daughter, Miss Maude, of Majorsville, were here Thursday on their way home from California.

West Alexander
William H. Nease died at his home here on Friday morning June 22, 1900 at 6 o'clock of paralysis, from which he had been suffering for the past year, aged 60 years. Mr. Nease for many years was a shoe maker at this place but for the past two years he has been connected with his son, John Nease, in conducting a general store. Besides his son, he is survived by a brother J. Nease, and one sister Mrs. Lamaster, both of Washington. Funeral service was held at his late home on Sabbath at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. George McDonald and Rev. W.M. Coleman and was largely attended. Interment in the West Alexander.
Rev. E.J. Smith, of Fairview, Ohio, is visiting at the home of his father-in-law, M. Daugherty, this week.
Miss Margaret Craig who fell last January, while visiting at Roney's Point, and broke her thigh, has returned to her home here, being able to walk with the aid of a crutch.
Miss Hair, of Wheeling, has returned to her home after a two weeks visit here with her cousin, Miss Amy Dunlap.

To Mr. and Mrs. James Crothers, Wednesday June 27, a girl.
C.R. Bane, the Buffalo township census enumerator, completed his work on Monday.

East Finley
Lucy Hair and Hazel Yoders are spending a few days with their grandfather O. Lyon, near Lone Pine.

T.J. Simpson, accompanied by his daughter and mother, were Washington visitors Tuesday.
H.C. Farabee and family, of Waynesburg were Gale visitors on Sunday.
Miss Pearl Sprowls, has gone to Waynesburg.

Miss Mollie Ealy, of East Finley, is visiting friends at Moundsville.
To Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Baldwin, Pleasant Grove, on June 23rd., a son.
A marriage license was issued in Wheeling Tuesday to John L. Huff, of Elm Grove, and Miss Sadie Ida Stricklin, of near West Alexander.
A.D. Miller has removed to the tenant house, on the Wishart Noble farm.
To Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sanders, of Washington, June 21, a daughter.
A wedding of interest to Claysville people was that of Miss Nellie Glenndenning, of Knoxville, to Harry Calvin Dennison, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Dennison, of near town, on Tuesday evening, June 26, l900. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. S. Edward Young, of the Second Presbyterian church, Pittsburg, in the presence of but a small number of intimate friends. Joseph D. Dennison acted as his brother's best man, while Harry L. Glenndenning, the bride's brother, Charles P. Becker, and Bert Leslie were the ushers. The young couple will go to housekeeping at once at 406 Orchard Street, Knoxville, where they will be at home to their friends after August 1st. They are expected to spend Sunday at the groom's home.
The death of Calvin Rush occurred on Thursday, June 21st, 1900, in Omaha, Nebraska, from paralysis in his 80th year. The remains were brought to this place in charge of his son, Sylvester Rush, and arrived on the Cincinnati Express, Sunday morning. The funeral service was held at Beulah Baptist church, in charge of Rev. S.L. Parcell, at 11 a.m., the same day. A very large crowd of the relatives and friends of the deceased were present. The interment was in the church yard. Mr. Rush was born near Nineveh, in Greene county in April l821, and was the son of Michall and Annie Rush. He resided in that section until about l892, when he lived for two years in Washington, removing from there to Omaha. Nearly sixty years ago he united with the Beulah Baptist church but of late his membership has been in the Baptist church in Omaha, in each of which he was a faithful and useful member. He is survived by three brothers and to sisters--Matthias Rush, of this place; Mrs. Sarah Ackley, in Oklahoma; Mrs. Annie Owens, of Littleton, West Virginia; Luther and Michael Rush, of near Time. Of his own family he leaves three sons and three daughters to cherish his memory. His son Sylvester is attorney for the U.S. District Court at Omaha. Mrs. Clara Jennings, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a daughter, came for the funeral.
To Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Stewart, Jr., a son.
Carrie Calder has been sick for a past week.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Miller, on Tuesday, July 3rd.
Miss M.A. Corbin, of Union City, Michigan, stopped off to visit her friend, Mrs. Marion Hertig, while on a trip to the east.

Miss Maggie Sampson returned to her home near Beham, Saturday.

West Alexander
James Buchanan, an aged and respected citizen, died at his home here at an early hour Monday morning, July 2, l900. He had been in feeble health for some time, so his death was not expected. He was in his 80th year. Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: Maggie at home; Graham, a farmer, of near this place; and Baird an attorney at Kansas City. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. Funeral services were held at his late home on Tuesday at 2 o'clock, after which the remains were placed at the receiving vault, as his son from Kansas City, who was expected, had not yet arrived.
East Finley
Leonard Plants, of Washington, is visited at Walker Leonard's.
Herbert Sprowls has been elected to teach the advanced room at Hustonville, the coming term.
W.A. VanScyoc will remove his family from England to Williamsfield, O.
Mrs. Mary B. Sprowls, who has been ill with spinal trouble is much better.
Miss Nannie Ealy is visiting her sister Mrs. E. Sprowls, of Zediker Station.
Elmer Stollar and Roger Richmond came home from Washington, where they have been employed for some time.
Oliver Sprowls gave a social ice cream supper to a few young people Saturday evening. All present report a delightful time.
George Plants, of Claysville, visited friends here this week. Mr. Plants had l6 sheep killed by lightening during the storm Friday night. It was the first stock he has lost by lightening in his 52 years experience.
Joe, small son of Adolph Sampson, was thrown from a horse on Saturday evening and painfully if not seriously injured. His head and face was considerably bruised and a hole cut in his side. Dr. Martin dressed his injuries.
Mr. Jesse Montgomery and Mollie Simpson were united in marriage on Wednesday evening, July 11th, l900 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Simpson. Rev. Charles Heliwell performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery will go to house-keeping at once in the groom's home.

West Alexander
Mrs. Dr. R.J. Reed, and little son, Robert Jefferies, of Wheeling, arrived in town Monday and will spend the summer at the home of Mrs. Reed's mother, Mrs. Jane Reed.
W.R. Blayney, of Washington, spent Sabbath with friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lindsay, of Bethany, were business visitors in town this week.

W.B. Plants, and Dennis Ritchey were Washington visitors Sunday.
Miss Flora Stollar, of West Finley, has returned to Gale after a three weeks vacation.
Miss Maude Scott visited at the home of Miss Clara Day last Thursday.

Coon Island
Miss Edna Sprowls on the evening of the 11th entertained a few of her friends in honor of her guests, Miss Bess Patterson, of Washington, and Miss Mae Cochran, of New Haven, Pa.

Neighboring Notes
(From the West Alexander Call)
R.R. Roney, sub-mail carrier at West Alexander was passing near the house owned by the late William Armstrong last Thursday, when lightening struck near by. He was badly shocked and blinded for a time and his horse was stunned.
Miss Ada Gunn arrived Friday from Canon City, Colorado, and will visit Burnsville and West Alexander friends. Luther T. Slater has purchased a lot on Mechanic street and will build a 7-room house.
The B.&O. is building a new steel bridge at the State Line.
W.F. Whiteman had two horses killed by lightning recently.

G.A. Campsey returned from his eastern trip Friday night.
J. Merle Patterson left Sunday evening to be present at the funeral of Mrs. Patterson's mother, which took place from her late home at McAlisterville, Pa. Mrs. Patterson's was called to her mother's bedside before her death.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Knox, Tuesday, July 9th.
Dutch Fork
Misses Eva Waits, of West Liberty, and Adda Moore, of Bethany, were visitors of Miss Hupp over Sunday.

East Finley
Miss Nellie Elliott is on the sick list.
Miss Minta Wright is ill with catarrh of the stomach.
Laurence, the eight year old child of John Dague, came very near bleeding to death from wounds received from falling on a scythe, cutting one foot across the ball to the bone. In getting off the scythe he stepped on it again with the other foot cutting an ugly gash across the heel. He is doing finely at present.
Mrs. Lydia Ealy has returned home from Claysville, where she has been visiting friends.

Mrs. Ann Irwin Knox died Monday morning, July l6, l900 at the home of her son J. Irwin Knox, Canton township, in the 77th year of her age. She was born in Canton township, where her only surviving brother, William C. Irwin, now resides. She was married in l845 to Robert Knox, of Buffalo township. They soon settled in Taylorstown, where Mr. Knox was engaged in the tailor business, making all garments by hand. In l860, they moved to a farm where they resided until her husband's death, July 24, l889. Since then she has made her home with her son who bought and moved to the W.A. McClay farm, Canton township, in March l899. Three sons survive: John of Taylorstown; J. Irwin and Robert, of Washington. She had been in poor health for more than a year, the greatest trouble being the growth of an internal tumor that finally caused her death. She united with the North Buffalo United Presbyterian church, in early life, during the pastorate of Rev. David French, and was laid to rest in the cemetery at that place, Tuesday, July 19. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.M. Lorimer, the pastor, and E.E. Little, of Washington. The elders of the church acted as pall bearers.

Mrs. J. Merle Patterson returned home Tuesday coming from Mcalisterville, whence she had been called by her mother's death.
Miss Jennie Craig died Monday, July 16, l900, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Craig, near West Alexander, of paralysis, aged about 40 years. Deceased was a member of the West Alexander Presbyterian church, and one of the most highly esteemed ladies of the neighborhood. Besides her parents, two sisters, Miss Lizzie, at home, and Mrs. Brownlee, of Nebraska, and three brothers, John, at home; Samuel, of West Alexander, and William, of Washington, survive her.
The remains of Miss Elizabeth Bell, who died near Patterson's Mill on Wednesday, July 11, l900, of cancer of the stomach, aged 79 years, were brought here on Friday and interred in the Claysville cemetery. Rev. J.H. Moore conducted the funeral service. She was a sister of the late John N. and Franklin Bell, of West Finley township. She had been a member of the Claysville United Presbyterian church. Among her surviving relatives are: Charley, Addison, and Miss Ada Bell, Mrs. Jerry Post, Mrs. Port Larimer, Mrs. Gilmore. Mrs. Thomas Reaney and Mrs. Roney.
Miss Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of Mrs. Mary E. and the late Captain James Anderson, died at her home in this place at 1:30 a.m. Monday, July l6, l900, after a long illness, aged 40 years. All her life was spent in this neighborhood, coming to this place from Donegal township with her mother, only a few years since. She was a truthful member of the United Presbyterian church. She is survived by her mother and three brothers, Frank, of this place; Albert, of Alta, Iowa; Charley, of Pittsburg. The funeral service was at 2 o'clock Tuesday, in charge of Rev. Alex. MacLachlan, assisted by Rev. Frank Fish. Interment in Claysville cemetery.

Mrs. Albert Blayney and son, Paul were Claysville visitors over Sunday.
Mr. Frances and family of Moundsville, visited the Ritchey families.
P.R. Chapman, of McCracken, visited his sister here last week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Ritchey, a daughter.
Mrs. C. Newland, of Coon Island, is the guest of her brother M.J. Whiteman.

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