" The Morgan Messenger " Berkeley Springs, WV. Thursday, Oct 19, 1899 Frt pg. - WV State Happenings -
At the closing session of the grand lodge, Knights of Pythias, at Wheeling, last week, an effort was made to break away from the custom of rotation in office.It failed.These new officers were elected:Grand chancellor, Charles Y. Benedum, Sisterville; grand vice chancellor, Charles H. Wolfes, Martinsburg; grand prelate, B. F. Sayres, Grafton; grand keeper of records and seals, Maner Jenkins, Piedmont; grand master-at-arms,W. L. Mansfield, Charleston; grand inner guard, Oscar C. Wilt, carmel; grand master of exchequer, M. H. Smith, Keyser; grand outer guard. J. H. Thornburg, Huntington; supreme representative, Cyrus W. Hall, Charleston; grand trustee, J. Nelson Baker, Preston county.