James Draden “Jim” Moore

James Draden “Jim” Moore

Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 24 Dec 1899 (aged 40)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 42232219 · View Source
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Birth date on headstone shown as 1860, but as of the 1860 census (in which the family was actually enumerated twice), he was listed as a 1 year old. Therefore, year of birth is being left as 1859.

1880 - June 2: "J. Draden Moore" listed in the 1880 census as a "Bar Keeper", and boarding at the hotel being kept by W.D.F. Duval, in Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia. Probably the "Crawford Hotel", on Main Street, built by W.D.F. Duval (1820-1904), in 1871.

1883 - May 28; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): "James D. Moore, of 1404 Penn Street, will have a hearing to-day before Mayor [Simon Cameron] Wilson for selling liquor on Sunday without a license."

1884 - December 18: James Draden Moore marries Edith Leonetha Neer, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia. He lists his parents as "Cy and C Moore"; she listed her parents as "Jack and H Neer". James was listed as a railroad employee.

1885 - October 29: birth of first child, Boyd Quigley Moore (named for McKinney relatives in the families of Boyd and Quigley).

1886 - February 7: death of son, Boyd Quigley Moore. Buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, WV.

1886 - February 20; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): While a conductor w/CVRR, J.D. Moore witnesses execution of Joe Barnes.

"A lady's honor avenged.

Joe Barnes Taken From the Martinsburg Jail and Hanged to a Tree.

On Sunday February 7, Miss Mollie Henry, a respectable white girl, of Baltimore, got from a train at a station near this place, and started to a friends's house, a short distance away from town, walking on the railroad track. She had proceeded but a short distance when she met Joe Burns, a negro. He told her to come to the side of the track toward him, as a train was coming. The girl unsuspectingly did as directed, when he seized her, and, dragging her down an embankment, outraged her person and robbed her. She gave the alarm immediately upon escaping from the villain's clutches. Joe Burns was arrested and placed in jail here on suspicion. The jail was guarded for some days, but there not appearing to be any excitement, the precaution was abandoned. Last night at 12 o'clock a body of perhaps 150 or 200 men, all masked and armed, appeared at the jail on horseback and demanded the prisoner, Joe Burns. They were told by Jailor Dumfrey that he was not there. He, however, opened all the cell doors and they examined the whole jail but were not successful. They then went into the dwelling part of the jail building, and opening the door under some steps saw the negro sitting on a chair in the cellar guarded by two men. The guards resisted somewhat but nothing worse was done than the exchange of some threatening words. After leaving the jail the lynching party proceeded to a point about two and a half miles south of Martinsburg to the Big Spring on the turnpike, and there to a tree he was hanged. He was given time to make a confession. He said he deserved his fate, asked the assembled crowd to pray for him, and as he said ‘good bye,' was jerked 6 feet into the air. His body was then riddled with bullets and left hanging. Burns has just returned home from the Penitentiary, having served a second term. Miss Henry was to have been married within two weeks. The maskers asted with great coolness and determination. They were regularly organized and each man answered to a number. Every one carried a revolver or a sabre, and curious citizens who happened to be on the street were compelled to stand back by the determined avengers. At the place for execution the leader commanded all No. 2's to advance and prepare the rope.

So quietly did the lynchers proceed in carrying out their purpose that but few knew of the proceedings until this morning. Mr. Hanlen, of Market street, this city, was in Martinsburg Thursday night, and stopped within 100 yards of the jail. His slumbers were not disturbed in the least, and he knew nothing of the affair until he was told of it yesterday morning. Conductor Fries and J.D. Moore, of the Cumberland Valley Railroad, it is said, witnessed the execution."

1887 - Feb. 23; The Harrisburg Telegraph:

"A Burglar Captured.

Conductor Moore Does a Good Piece of Detective Work.

The ticket office of the Cumberland Valley railroad at Newville was broken open and robbed Monday night. The burglar gained an entrance by forcing open the door leading into the waiting room. The ticket office and money drawer were also broken open. The thief secured only a small amount of change and a few tickets. When the ticket agent went to open up this morning for the early train he discovered the deed. Suspicion rested upon a colored man who had been seen in the vicinity for several days. When the train arriving in Chambersburg at 6:30 was leaving Newville the suspected man jumped upon it. Conductor Moore noticed he had a ticket to Shippensburg which was not stamped. He at once supposed the man to be a burglar. The ticket was lifted and the passenger paid his fare from Shippensburg to Hagerstown. At Shippensburg Conductor Moore telegraphed to Chambersburg to have an officer at the depot. Watchman Alex. Kline was sent to waken Officer Mull, who went to the train and arrested the man. He was taken to jail and gave his name as William Roy, of Harrisburg, and afterwards stated his residence as Washington, D.C.

It was a fine piece of detective work on the part of Conductor Moore, who is an employee that always looks out for the interest of the company."

1887 – October 13; The Harrisburg Daily Independent:

"Flying Dispatches

The Cumberland Valley Railroad Company are the first in this section to send flying dispatches to and from a car while in motion. Yesterday morning the early train which leaves this city for Hagerstown at 4:45 a.m., in charge of Conductor Moore received a dispatch from Superintendent Boyd while in motion. The car to which the dispatch was transmitted was a special one, arranged for the purpose. Other trials will be made in the near future.

1888 - August 24; The Shippensburg News: “Few persons who travel over the Cumberland Valley Railroad have little conception of the high rate of speed at which they travel. The following from the Harrisburg Telegraph may be interesting to those who patronize this line of travel: The regular afternoon train from Hagerstown came down the Cumberland Valley Railroad on Saturday afternoon like all sixty, because Engineer James Talheim left Hagerstown an hour and a half late made things hum in order to get here on time. His locomotive dashed around the curve above the station just fifty-five minutes having been made up in a distance of seventy-four miles. The regular schedule time is 3:01, but Engineer Talheim brought his train down on Saturday in 2:08, including stops and slow running through towns. Carlisle is a long town, and the train had to pass through quite slow in order to escape violation of a borough ordinance. Out in the clear country the cars fairly flew along the tracks, and Conductor James D. Moore smiled to himself as he assured the more timid passengers that the Cumberland Valley roadbed was so firm and smooth that it was just as safe to ride fast as slow. When the train stopped at the station a Telegraph man remarked that sixty miles an hour is pretty fast running, and Engineer Talheim, as he looked admiringly at the big engine, which seemed to throb with the unusual exertion, said: ‘Yes, she did skip along pretty lively for a awhile.’”

1888 – October 22; Harrisburg Daily: pall bearer at the funeral (at Chambersburg) of Baggagemaster Charley Bitner, "who lost his life in the wreck near Shippensburg last Thursday".

1888 - November 2; The Shippensburg News: “A Wreck on the C.V.R.R. at Chambersburg.

South bound passenger train No. 3, on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, due in Chambersburg at 6:29 a.m., ran into Southbound freight train No. 22, Monday morning a short distance east of Franklin Junction, as the freight train was backing into a long siding south of the main track. No one was injured, but two box cars and a gondola car were badly wrecked and passenger locomotive No. 39 was somewhat damaged. The wreck blockaded the main track but the passenger cars were shifted around on a side track and the train was sent on after a delay of about twenty minutes.
Although the cars were badly wrecked their contents escaped almost entirely uninjured. One of the box cars was filled with wooden buckets, only one of which was found to be broken. The other cars were filled with iron castings which suffered no damage.

The Spirit, of Monday says: The result of any investigation which may have been made, if one has been conducted by the railroad officials, has not been announced and it is impossible to tell who is responsible for the accident. The freight train in charge of Conductor George Smith and drawn by locomotive No. 41, Jacob Seibert engineman and Dallas Frey fireman, had been made up and was backing onto the siding to get out of the way of the passenger train when the accident occurred. The passenger train was drawn by locomotive No. 39, James Talheim engineman and Allen Talheim fireman, and was in charge of Conductor James Moore. It was on time.”

1889 - October 3: birth of son, James Draden Moore (III/IV).

1890 - March 4; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): "Railroad Gossip. Rumor of Another Competing Line – Transfer of C.V.R.R. Conductors. There is a possibility of another railroad between Harrisburg and Philadelphia – at least there is a rumor to the effect that the contest between the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and Reading railroads will lead to such a result. The story goes that the Pennsylvania has become exceedingly angry with the Reading because of its aggressions upon the territory of the former in this vicinity. The contemplated road is to run parallel with the Lebanon Valley to Reading and there connect with the Pennsylvania Schuykill Valley. It is also hinted that the Pennsylvania contemplates building a competing line between Reading and Allentown. Well, the people are not hurt by competing lines of railroad, and the more the merrier, especially if it has a tendency to cheapen the rates of passenger travel. Yesterday several important changes were made in the running of the passenger trains on the Cumberland Valley railroad. Conductor W.R. Snodgrass, instead of running between Winchester and Harrisburg, will have charge of the train between Hagerstown and Winchester. He will be greatly missed at this end of the line. The genial Conductor E.W. Burns will run between this city and Hagerstown. Conductors Jacob Fosnet and A.K. Syester, so well and favorably known, will retain their old runs. Conductors Alexander M. Linn and J.D. Moore will alternate between Harrisburg and Winchester, and between Harrisburg and Hagerstown. Brakeman J. Lindsay Reed, who had charge of Conductor Snodgrass's train, has been promoted to a conductorship."

1891 – January 26; Harrisburg Telegraph; Pallbearer at funeral of Charles Buehler, Brother from Perseverance Lodge #21, F. and A.M., and apparently, also State Capital Lodge, No. 70, I.O.O.F.

1891 - February 23; The Harrisburg Telegraph: With Masonic Lodge members from Harrisburg, attends a banquet sponsored by Hagerstown Lodge, in that town. Also attending was Draden's brother, Clifford.

1891 – February 24; Harrisburg Telegraph:


Harrisburg Gentlemen Banqueted by Hagerstown Brethren.

A large delegation of gentlemen, members of the Masonic fraternity of this city, paid a visit to Hagerstown, Md., last evening. The party left on the afternoon train over the Cumberland Valley road, arriving at the pretty Maryland city at a reasonable hour. They were met by a committee of Friendship Lodge, No. 84, F. and A.M., who cared for them in the most courteous manner. The visitors enjoyed meeting their Hagerstown brethren in the lodge room, where eloquence and friendly greetings were profusely displayed and appreciated most heartily. The Harrisburgers were more completely surprised when they were invited to the Hotel Hamilton, the most famous of all hostleries between the Hudson and the James, where a sumptuous banquet was spread, and to which they were asked to sit down and partake of. Again did eloquence resume its flow and cheering welcomes re-echo throughout the banquet hall. The feast was a magnificent triumph of culinary art and did great credit to the gentlemen in charge. The visitors, in addition to the splendid entertainment afforded them by their hosts, are loud in their praise of ye generous landlord, Mr. Charles Webb, of J., to whom with his clever assistants, is due much of the pleasure enjoyed during the brief aftermath. Hotel Hamitlon and Landlord Webb will long be retained in the memories of the Harrisburgers. The visitors party comprising Messrs. Shope, Keener, Tomlinson, Wm. R. Denehey, Lewis C. Randall, J. Clyde Rohrer, Clark E. Diehl, Mr. Jerauld, James D. Moore, Clifford Moore, Frank N. Motter, J.Q. Handshaw, of this city, and Charles Greenawalt, of Hummelstown.”

1891 – June 12; The Harrisburg Telegraph: "Conductor Moore, of the C.V.R.R., is ill at his father’s home in Martinsburg, W.Va."

1891 – July 23; Harrisburg Telegraph: “After six weeks absence on the sick list, Conductor James Moore is again lifting pasteboards on the C.V.R.R.”

1891 - December 25: birth of daughter, Lillian Louise Moore.

1892 - July 7: The Herald and Torch Light, (Hagerstown, Md.): "Foltz & Feldman sold for Alex. R. Hagner a one and a half story log house on West Bethel street, to Edith L. Moore, wife of James D. Moore, of Harrisburg, passenger conductor on the C.V.R.R."

1892 – May 13; The Harrisburg Telegraph: "Conductor Moore, of the C.V.R.R., has lodged information against George Stanton, a Carlisle colored man, who stoned the former’s train after being ejected for beating his way. After the train left the Union depot in this city yesterday morning the conductor noticed Stanton lying on the platform of a Pullman car in an intoxicated condition. He was requested to and did pay his fare to Carlisle. At the latter place he again boarded the train, saying he was going to Newville. He refused to pay and was put off, but got on again. After being put off a second time the stoning took place."

1892 - September 19; The Harrisburg Telegraph: "James D. Moore, a conductor on the C.V.R.R., has purchased the Keystone Bottling works at 207 Cherry avenue. He will not quit the service of the railroad company."

1892 – October 22; The Harrisburg Telegraph:

"Harry Heffelfinger’s Accident.

He Falls From a C.V.R.R. Train and is Severely Injured.

While on his way home from Columbus celebrations in this city yesterday, Harry Heffelfinger, of Mechanicsburg, fell from the platform of a coach attached to the special train on the C.V.R.R. that left Union Depot at 10:25 p.m. The accident occurred near the gas house of Mechanicsburg, and was soon reported to Conductor Moore, who had the train stopped and proceeded back to where Heffelfinger lay with an ugly gash in his head and other injuries to his body. On his way back the conductor fell over an obstruction and hurt his leg. Heffelfinger was taken to his home and the necessary medical attention given his injuries."

1892 - October 28 (Friday); The Shippensburg News: “A few nights ago Conductor Moore, of the Cumberland Valley Railroad, had one of his legs cut by jumping from a moving train near Mechanicsburg. He was removed to his home in Martinsburg, where he is confined in bed.”

1892 - October; Harrisburg Telegraph: Schooley and Moore run advertising for several days, "Having purchased from George B. Hoover & Co. the above mentioned plant, the undersigned are prepared to fill all orders for choice Ginger Ale, Soda, and other Soft Drinks on short notice." This business was formerly known as the A.M. Bryden & Co.

1892 – December 19; Harrisburg Telegraph one of a number who spoke “at the banquet given Friday evening last by the members of George Washington Lodge, No. 143, F & A.M., of Chambersburg.

1893 - November 11; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa).: "James D. Moore, of Locust street, a passenger conductor on the Cumberland Valley railroad, accompanied by Mrs. Moore, has gone to New York to visit friends."

1894-1895: Listed in Polk's Greater Harrisburg directory as in a partner in Schooley and Moore, Keystone Bottling Works, 207 Cherry Ave.

1894 – April 18; Harrisburg Telegraph; Pallbearer at funeral of Samuel H. Colestock, Brother from Perseverance Lodge #21, F. and A.M.

1894 – May 28; Harrisburg Telegraph: “Conductor James Moore has Conductor Alex Linn’s passenger run over the C.V.R.R. while the latter is off on his wedding trip.”

1894 – November 12; Harrisburg Telegraph: "Passenger Conductor J.D. Moore, of the Cumberland Valley, is off on his annual vacation, which will embrace a trip to New York."

1894 - December 10; Harrisburg Telegraph: "Conductor James D. Moore takes a hitch at the suburban train on the Cumberland Valley this week."

1894 - December 13; The Herald and Torch Light, (Hagerstown, Md.): "Conductor James D. Moore is helping run the C.V.R.R. trains between Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg this week."

1895 - Listed in Polk's Greater Harrisburg directory as in a partner in Schooley and Moore, Keystone Bottling Works, 207 Cherry Ave.

1895 – May 22; Harrisburg Daily Independent:

"Rescued the Child.

The two children of J.D. Moore, No 12 South Fourth street, were playing in the attic last evening, when the 3-year-old girl climbed out of the window on the roof. The brother, 6 years old, noticed his sister’s perilous position and reached out the window, took hold of her and cried for help. Roe Fletcher heard the alarm and at once went to the child’s rescue, saving it from what might have been a horrible death."

1895 – May 22; Harrisburg Telegraph : “Almost Over the Roof. During the absence of their parents, the two children of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Moore, of No 12 Fourth street, got out on the roof of the third story. They were perilously near the edge when a neighbor attracted by the screams of one of the children, rescued them.”

1895 – November 9; Harrisburg Daily Independent: “James D. Moore, a conductor on the Cumberland Valley railroad, and wife, left this morning on a trip to the south and the Atlanta exposition. They will be gone for two weeks.”

1895 – November 26; Harrisburg Daily Independent: “James D. Moore, of 12 South Fourth street, returned home last evening from a three weeks’ trip to Atlanta, where he visited the great exposition. He was accompanied by his family and the trip was enjoyed. Mr. Moore is a passenger conductor on the Cumberland Valley railroad.”

1895 - November 27; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): "Mr. and Mrs. James D. Moore, 12 South Fourth street, are home from an extended tour, which included a visit to the Atlanta exposition."

1896 - January 2 - Moore and Schooley dissolve their partnership.

1896 - January 6; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): "Sold Its Works. The D. Bacon company has sold its bottling works to J.D. Moore, formerly of the firm of Schooley & Moore. Mr. Moore has also purchased Mr. Schooley's interest in the Keystone bottling establishment." Schooley was William Grant Schooley, senior member of the firm of Schooley & Moore, proprietors of the Keystone Bottling Works, and manufacturers of aerated waters, was born in Pittston, Luzerne county, Pa., October 17, 1864. He is a son of Joseph P. and Charlotte (Laird) Schooley, who were of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. After leaving school he worked in the brickyard of his father and at agricultural pursuits with his uncle until 1870, when he engaged in the manufacture and bottling of aerated water. In 1885 he removed to Harrisburg and has continued the business here until this time. He was married in Harrisburg, October 24, 1894, to Mattie R. Withrow, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Withrow, old and honored residents of Harrisburg. In political views he is a Republican. He is a member of John Harris Council, Jr. O.U.A.M., and of Cincinnatus Commandery, K. of M. Mr. Schooley is a live progressive business man, fully abreast with the times. By his energetic business methods and fair treatment of patrons he has built up a large and rapidly increasing trade."

Ca. 1896 - purchased interests of Capt. George G. Boyer, and became an agent of the Rochester Brewing Company, headquartered at the corner of State and Canal St., Harrisburg.

1896 – November 9; Harrisburg Telegraph: “A little daughter of Passenger Conductor James Moore, of the Cumberland Valley, is alarmingly ill at the family residence, on South Fourth street.”

1896 - November 11; Harrisburg Telegraph: “The little daughter of Passenger Conductor James Moore, of the Cumberland Valley, who had been alarmingly ill from intermittent fever, at the family residence, on Fourth street, is better.”

1896 - November 21; Harrisburg Telegraph: "At 7:55 this morning the body of the little daughter of Passenger Conductor James Moore, of the Cumberland Valley, was taken to Martinsburg, W.Va., for interment to-morrow afternoon."

1896 - November 21; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): "Death of Lillian Moore. Lilliam L. Moore, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Moore, died at the residence of her parents. 12 South Fourth Street yesterday from cerebral meningitis. Mr. Moore, who is a popular conductor on the Cumberland Valley railroad, came here from Martinsburg and the remains of his little daughter will be taken there for interment to-morrow afternoon."

1897 - Residence at 12 S. Fourth Street, Harrisburg, Pa.

1897 - September 24; The Harrisburg Telegraph: "James F. McFerran has sold his bottling establishment to James D. Moore, of Harrisburg." (McFerren, who had held a license as a bottler from at least 1887, upon selling to Moore, left bottling to assume ownership of the McKinley Hotel, in Chambersburg. Incidentally, Holtzworth and Miller were also granted a license as bottlers, at the same time as McFerren, in March 1887.)

1897 - September 24 (Friday); The Harrisburg Telegraph: "Conductor “Jim” Moore to Retire. Some time ago Passenger Conductor James Moore, of the Cumberland Valley, residing on South Fourth street, purchased a soft-drink bottling establishment in this city, which he has conducted very successfully, with the assistance of his brother, Clifton D. Moore, formerly a passenger brakeman on the same road. Now Conductor Moore has purchased the bottling works of James. F. McFerren, in Chambersburg, and sold his Harrisburg plant to his brother. The Chambersburg Valley Spirit says that Captain Moore will leave the road and remove his family to that place, devoting his entire attention hereafter to the Chambersburg plant. “Jim” Moore was one of the most popular conductors on the Cumberland Valley, and his retirement from the service will be regretted.”

1898 - March 19 (Harrisburg Star-Independent): James D. Moore, a passenger conductor on the Cumberland Valley railroad, has tendered his resignation. He owns the Keystone bottling works, and will consolidate then with the Rochester bottling works on State street.

1898 – May 24; Harrisburg Telegraph: listed as a member of Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11., Harrisburg.

1899 – February 1; Harrisburg Telegraph: listed as a wholesale business owner in the Seventh Ward, “corner State and Canal. Residence 12 South Fourth.

1899 - May 23, 24, 26; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): "Notice. I have disposed of my soft drink and mineral water business to Mahlon S. Foreman and John I. Pierson, former employees. All bills due me will be paid to them. Hope you may continue to give them your patronage. KEYSTONE BOTTLING WORKS. James D. Moore."

1899 – June 9; Harrisburg Daily Independent:
"Camp Meade Canteen

The Object of the Prosecution Is to Test the Attorney General’s Decision On the Hull Law.

The proceedings instituted against Sergeant Patrick Joyce, J.D. Moore and Charles Anderson who had been maintaining a “canteen” at Camp Meade is said to be for the purpose of testing the validity of the decision of the Attorney General Griggs to the effect that notwithstanding the provision of the Hull military law forbidding “canteens” in army camps and military posts, civilians may conduct such drinking places for the accommodation of soldiers in camp.
In the case in point two of the defendants, Moore and Anderson, are citizens of Harrisburg. Mr. Moore is the proprietor of the Keystone bottling works, and became bondsman for himself and his associates in the “canteen,” in the sum of $400 each, making a total of $1,200. It is contended by the prosecution that the law even as interpreted by the attorney general was violated, in that one of the accused is a soldier, and that liquor was sold to civilians. This fact also, it is believed, makes the accused amenable to punishment under the Pennsylvania state law and that point will be pressed in the trial of Dauphin county court.

Following the country prosecution, it is the intention of the anti-saloon league, which is behind the movement, to have the men arraigned before a United States commissioner so as to test the act of congress. That will bring the matter before the United States district court, and in the event of failure to convict them an appeal will be taken to the supreme court of the United States.”

1899 – June 17; Harrisburg Daily Independent


Sale of Liquor at Camp Meade

The Court Prohibits the Selling of Intoxicants Unless License is Granted.

Cannot Override Laws of the States.

At the opening of this morning’s session of court in room 2 Patrick Joyce, James D. Moore and Charles Anderson were called to answer the charge of violating the laws of Pennsylvania by running a canteen at Camp Meade, near Middletown. Joyce and Anderson are members of the United States army and were in charge of the canteen at Camp Meade. Several men testified to purchasing checks, on which beer was secured at the canteen. This was not denied by the defendants. Attorneys for the accused claimed inasmuch as soldiers of the United States were in charge of the canteen, no verdict of guilty could be found under the law. Judge Simonton thought differently and said ‘the United States cannot come into the state and override the laws anymore than Pennsylvania can override the laws of the United States.’ The judge, in his charge to the jury said, by the testimony of the defence there was only one conclusion and that it a verdict of guilty. It took the jurors but a few minutes to render a verdict of guilty.

Judge Simonton suspended sentence and in doing so announced that the canteen business or sale of liquor at Camp Meade must be stopped at once. “

1899 – June 19; Boston Evening Transcript


So Decides a Pennsylvania Judge in Regard to a Canteen Established by United States Army at Camp Meade

Harrisburg, Pa., June 19 – The most interesting case of the week in the Dauphin County Court, in that it had a most important effect upon the public welfare, was the prosecution for selling liquor without a license against James B. Moore and Patrick Joyce, who conducted a regimental canteen at Camp Meade under the supervision of the commanding officer. There were no disputed facts in the case, it being admitted that the canteen was established by direction of the commanding officer in strict compliance with the instructions of Adjutant General Corbin and according to the rules of war.

The Commonwealth contended that, although the canteen might have been conducted in accordance with the official instructions of the adjutant general and the rules of war, nevertheless these afforded no protection to persons who sold liquor in this State in violation of the license law.

The defence was based solely upon the instructions and rules of war aforesaid, and that the defendants believed they were acting under the jurisdiction of the United States, and therefore were amenable only to United States authorities.

Judge Simonton said that there appeared to be an absence of malicious proceedings upon either side, still the question of the intention of the defendant in selling liquor at the canteen could not be considered for the reason that any sale of liquor without a license in Pennsylvania is a violation of law, no matter what the intention of the party selling may have been. He therefore directed the jury to find a verdict of guilty and then suspend the sentence, accompanied by the statement that if complaint was hereafter made to the Court that liquor was being sold at Camp Meade in violation of the license law of the state, not only the persons violating the law hereafter, but also the person upon whim sentence had been suspended would be fully punished.”

From Pennsylvania County Court Reports:

Commonwealth v. Joyce et al.

Criminal law – Sale of liquors without a license – Canteen system of the army – Jurisdiction of state court.

The sale of beer and wine at Canteen Camp in so-called “Meade”, established by the commanding officer of the canteen without a license from the proper state court, is illegal.

Selling liquor without a license. Q.S. Dauphin Co. June Sess., 1899, No. 253.

The undisputed facts were that a sergeant and two civilians (one a recently discharged soldier) were operating the canteen system – i.e., selling beet and wine to soldiers and civilians, at Camp, under the authority of the officer in command of said Meade, who claimed that the Camp was instituted by him under the regulations of the United States War Department. The sergeant was detailed to see that the regulations were complied with, but took part in the sale of liquor.

Stranahan, for the commonwealth (Prosecutor, The Anti-Saloon League of Pennsylvania, Rev. Edwin C. Dinwiddie, superintendent).

Bergner & Wolfe, for defendants.

Simonton, P.J., June 17, 1899, in charging the jury, called attention to the act of Congress of June 13, 1890, supplement to Revised Statutes, Vol. 1, page 757, which provides, “That no alcoholic liquors, beer or wine shall be sold or supplied to the enlisted men in any Pennsylvania, or post trader’s store, or in any room or building at any garrison or military post, in any state or territory in which the sale of alcoholic liquors, beer or wine is prohibited by law.”

And further instructed the jury that the sales as testified to were illegal and a violation of the law of the state prohibiting the sale of spirituous liquors without license, and that if they believed the uncontradicted evidence they should convict the defendants.

Note. – The jury returned a verdict of guilty.

From Paul A. Kunkel, Esq., Harrisburg, Pa.

1899 - September 4: birth of daughter, Virginia Violet Moore.

1899 - September 26; The Patriot, (Harrisburg, Pa.): J.D. Moore either with or supporting the 28th Regiment enroute to activities related to the Philippine-American War. "Twenty-Eighth Off. Regiment Left Yesterday on Its Long Journey West. The 28th Regiment is on its way to Manila. It left Camp Meade yesterday morning aboard four sections of tourist coaches, three companies to each section. The baggage train moved out of the Union station at 9.30 o'clock, preceding the troop tains. None of the delays which characterized the departure of the 27th regiment were apparent and all of the trains left on or a little before schedule time. The trip will require seven days, providing no delays occur. While on the road the soldiers will be fed by J.D. Moore & Co. of this city. The firm consists of J.D. Moore, George Busch and W.T. Jones. J.S. Seidel has charge of the commissary of the first train; George Busch of the second; C.C. Moore, of the third, and Frank Mulvey, of the fourth."

1899 – October 4; Harrisburg Daily Independent: “Notice is hereby given that application will be made to the court of quarter session of Dauphin county on the 6th day of October, 1899, or as soon thereafter as the said court may be in session, for the transfer of the bottler’s license of James D. Moore, corner State and Canal streets, Harrisburg, Pa., until Francis G. Deitz, and that petition for the same has been filed in the prothonotary’s office. FRANCIS G. DEITZ”

1899 – December 16; Harrisburg Telegraph: “Mr. James D. Moore, of this city, who recently purchased the Central Hotel, in Dillsburg, is lying seriously ill at his residence.”

1899 - December 26; The Washington Post: "Capt. James D. Moore, for almost fifteen years passenger conductor of the Cumberland Valley Railroad, running between Harrisburg and Hagerstown, died Saturday night from an operation at his home in Harrisburg, aged about forty years. He was a prominent Mason, having reached the thirty-second degree."

1899 - December 27; The Harrisburg Telegraph:
"The body of the late James D. Moore, who died last Saturday evening at the family residence, No. 12 South Fourth street, after an illness of about three weeks, was sent to Martinsburg, W. Va., yesterday for interment. Mr. Moore was aged 44 years and is survived by his wife and two children, a son and a daughter. Deceased was born in Chester county [incorrect] and entered the service of the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company about seventeen years ago.

He worked his way up from clerk in the general office to conductor, in which capacity he served for about ten years. He was known at all points along the line from this city to Winchester, Va., and was one of the most popular and efficient conductors in the company's service. About three years ago he resigned his position on the Cumberland Valley Railroad and became an agent for the Rochester Brewing Company, having purchased the interest held by Captain George G. Boyer. When Camp Meade was established he sold out his agency and became an army contractor. About two months ago the license of the Central Hotel at Dillsburg, York county, was transferred to him. He was to have taken possession of the place January 1st."

1899 - Notice of death in Martinsburg newspaper: "'Captain' Moore was a passenger conductor on the Cumberland Valley RR. Earlier he was a passenger train brakeman. 32nd Degree Mason. Funeral conducted by Palestine Commandery Knights Templar. Member of the Order of Railway Conductors." Noted as having lived at 330 Chestnut St., Harrisburg, Pa.

1902 - September 2: James D. Moore honored on Roll of the Dead, along with others, in a Mason Lodge of Sorrow, at the Scottish Rite Hall, North Street, Harrisburg.

Following Edith's death in 1909, two children survived. Violet Virginia Moore went to live with her aunt, Sarah Neer Thomas, but died in 1915. James Draden Moore, III (IV) was the only child to survive into adulthood.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 42232219
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Draden “Jim” Moore (29 Apr 1859–24 Dec 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42232219, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Cenantua (contributor 46953050) .