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,! i!: 10 The Glenville Democrat/Pathtinder IIdy 24. 1975 Bicentennial special The Glenville Imprint, 1898 Amidst tears and cheers Editor's note: Pages from The Glenville Impmt, July 1. 1898, were supplied to us by Eddie Orr, long-time friend of the Democrat and Pathfinder and former reporter here under Judge Marsh. Orr presently resides in Tampa, Fla. The select pages be turned over to the Gilmer County Historical Society for their collection. Last Thursday will ever be a memorable and eventful day in Glanville and Gilmer County. The incidents associated with the depar- ture of Capt. D. U. O'Brien and his company of gallant solider boys. for Charleston brought back vividly to the memory of many, of another time, 36 years ago, when Capt. J.M. Ewing left Glenville, with his company, in response to a call of President Lincoln for volunteers, to nobly battle for the preservation of the Union. Capt. O'Brien received a telegram from Col. Casteel, of Charleston, ordering Linn to have his company in readiness to leave for the State capital Thursday. When our citizens awoke to the realization of the speedy departure of the company, they immediately decided they would leave nothing undone which would add cheeerfnl- ness and friendliness to their leavetaking. In consequence they gave a sumptuous banquet to the boys at the Court House on Wednesday night. Nearly every man. woman and child in Glenvi e turned out en masse to do our boys the honor they so richly deserved and merited. Before refreshments were served they all assembled in the court room and several impromptu farewell addresses were made. Hen. John S. Withers was chosen chairman of the, meeting and upon taking the chair made an eloquent and stirring address. He was followed by Ray. ~ner, Hen. W.H. Jack, Ray. A.S. Kelley. Hen, R.F. Kidd and John Kee. The speeches were all brief, hut full of patriotism, and were enthusiastically received by the boys. Rev. A.S. Kelly, the popular pastor of the Glenville Baptist Church whom everyone knows and loves for his inate christianity and noble traits of character said, in clos- ing his remarks. "That he hoped it would be his good fortune to be with them." The next day at noon about 1 hour before the company started, he received a dispatch from Governor Atkinson stating that he (Kelley) had been appointed Chaplain of the 2rid Reg. W.Va. V. Rev. Kelley followed the company that evening for Charleston. Although the residents of Glenville, and particularly the members of his church, were loath to see him go, still he takes with him their best wishes, and the assurance from our people that our soldier boys could not be in better hands. Early Thursday morning the town was astir, and long before the noon hour was full of people from all the county -friends and relatives who come in to see the company off. Every business house and a large number of private residences were profusely decorated with bunting and flags, and probably never before did Glenville's present such a gala like appearance, nor was more patriotism manifested. The music for the day was furnished by the Tanners Drum Corps, which discoursed excellent martial airs, and the Glenville Cornet Bend, which as usual, rendered good and appropriate selections. Immediately after dinner, Capt. O'Brian ordered his company up in double column on Main street, and then took place the prettiest proceeding of the day. and one appreciated, probably, to the greatest of any by the boys. The young ladies of GlenviNe with baskets filled with flowers, passed along the line and with a smile and kindly word pinned a buttonierre upon the coat of each member. This was a graceful tribute to the soldier boys and one that will be long remembered by them. Answers From Your Power Company This is one in a series of replies to qu~tions being asked by our cust~ mars. Answering today is Carroll Curry, Director, Customers Services for Monongahela. QUESTION: Will there be plenty of electricity in this part of the country or must we expect short- ages? ANSWER: That will depend on the money available to pay for building new and replacement facilities to meet future customer needs. Our capacity is adequate for today but there could be shortages by the late 1970's or early 1980"s if we could not increase rates enough to offset increasing construction costs. Our Fort Martin power station cost about $127 per kilowatt of capacity in 1968 but our Pleasants station is estimated at $545 per kilowatt, including $150 per kilowatt for required new environmental equipment. Com- pl.etion of Pleasants was scheduled for 1979 but financing problems have already made it necessary to delay the construction schedule by one year. The increased costs have to be paid out of earnings and borrowed money. As costs continue to increase, electric rates simply must be increased enough to yield the neces- sary earnings and to cover the increased interest on borrowed money. Now some people say we should not be building more stations since growth must be slowed down. We support the goal of slowing growth in energy use but there is no sign that growth is stopping. Our customers con- tinue to use more. And it is expected that new families will continue to be formed, new factories and stores opened, and that more electricity will be required to clean up the environment. If growth does continue and we. cannot keep rates high enough to provide for it, there simply will not be enough elec- tricity to go around. We need your understanding and help. Understanding of the effects of inflation on rates and help in conserving electricity. For conservation tips please stop in any of our business offices or write to our Customer Services Depart meat. Monongahela Power APart of the Allegheny Power System 8"75 CAPTAINS O'Brien SERGEANTS Stalnaker Ewing Hays Haymaker H.H. Woofter Warren Lewis J.B. Chrisman CORPORALS Robert E. Hays Guy B. Young W.C. West Bonner Berry M.D. Arnold l.W. Jones Patterson Ralph Somerville A.B. Wright P.O. Norris Homer D. Powell PRIVATES French Springston George Riddle Homer E. Arbogast Walter Barton P. Burton I.C. Moneypenny J.C. Isenhart Gaff Fishback I. Moss John Sprouse J.F. Miller W. McCane C.F. Riddle George Lynch G.S. Shoup H.H. Williams Win. S. Black C.A. Stasel Arthur Adams R.S. Rutherford Hornet A. Irvan J.M. Hoover R.F. Woodyard C.T. Bennett M.N. Skinner ].L. Floyd E4. Shock las Shock I.F. Cox V.W. Cox H.W. Bush Frank Cather E.T. Crislip Worthy Poling Willie Moneypenny Robt. Hathaway Preston Newell Albert Poling P.M. Mick F.A. Weaver C.W. Cox Ortha Ford W.M. Springton T.C. Crislip A.J. Osborn W.S. Osborn Eugene Crites H. L. Ewing. Jr. W.T. Ford E.W. Foyd Gay D. Young Franciero Stump J.S. Crislip J.S. Patterson W.H. Patterson Ray E. Gough Daniel Taylor John Taylor NOTES The boys will make fine looking soldiers. *~r** era Ewing will be satisfied if he gets to pass Eastbank. His inspiration lurks in that section. When Warren Lewis returns he will in shape to prove to the teachers that the world is flat. "'Am" Stalnaker. the terror of West Virginia "'moonshiners" will now be a terror to the treacherous Dons. The hearts of many of the boy were left at home but their arms will strike forth to avenge the treachery done the Maine. I.L. Floyd made a splendid color bearer, and the beautiful flag presented by the ladies could not be placed in braver hands. Dashing Hays Haymaker. is the ideal ladies" man of the company, and many a poor Cuban Rirl's heart will thrill at his handsome soldierly appearance. Herbert Woofter was obliged to leave his wheel behind but he may have the consolation of putting "'wheels in the head" of some Spaniard before long. Perry Mick insisted on being a private so that he could not be reduced in rank. However. the Spaniard who measures swords with Perry will bite the dust. Joe Homer will be banker for the company. Ollie Wesffall will battles and matrimony. dream of Will Cox is to be teamster, and will make a tiptop one. Bill McCune received many compliments for his oldiery appea- rance. Capt. O'Brien left "Brandy" Firestone behind as commander of the home guard. era and H.L. Ewing. Jr. have proved worthy descendants of their illustrious grandfather. Capt. J.M. Ewing. who headed a gallant company from Glenville during the late civil war. There was a despondent look in Dode Jones' eyes when the band struck up "The Girl I Left Behind," and mighty good fighting may be expected from him with the object of a speedy return to one of Gilmer's fair ones. That genial and handsome corporal. Bob Hays. goes with his company with the determination stamped on his brow. that no action of his shall leave an imprint of dishonor upon the name of the county from -----.,.__--.-..-__------. ......... ~- __ __________---_ ARY, I Gienville, W. Va. Phor e 462- 7660 LICENSED MORT/ClANS J.J. Spurgeon, Pres. M. Stephen Strickland :~_ 2 - -~--2 2 2 :-? 2 ~ 2 2%= 2 2 2 2 :'2 : :~-:2-~____~-_-Y-~:~ 2~ CAN YOU WOlttlt WITIIOUT SUPEItVISION? Can you wore without supervision in an accounts pret.. ted tqrrlterv with an exclusive line? we neea 8 man or woman to sell full line of Advertising Specisflti , Calendsrs and Gifts in the Glenvflle area. Must be able to plan own time and to work with minimum of supervision. The exclusive calendar line, including 1976 E ,centumdal e(Utinas are msnufactured in our own plant. The Advertisin8 Specialty Line is one of the most estensive in the imiustrv. Write Bob M Kena , Salos Manager, The Thos. D. Murphy Co. 120 So. Second St.,Red Oak, Iowa 51566. SIIOOL IltllS OPB FOr SlIIIII PltO ltAI Glimer County's 8hoois will open their libraries for public use this summer. M~my ffm~ clmm ~mtInments keep the student 8o occupied that he doem not have time to read library booi during the school year. In addJthm, the Board of Education feels others [parents and other citizens] may deeh to use the cmmty schoors library facilities. Therefm-e, fer the first time, this summer the Board of Education has scheduJe