POINTS OF I
Brought Out In Convincing' Manner
by General Alfred Caldwell
. last Night at the
MEETING OF BUSINESS. MEN/
An Effort to ho Made to Have the
Trades Assembly Reconsider
ItB Adverao Action.
. -Last nitrht's mootlnc of bualnPSH men I
of- the city, held at the chamber of
commerce, and presided ovef by Mr. J.
N., Vance, and called In the Interest of
the new. railroad,, the Uniontown, !
Waynesburg & West Virginia, was the |
largest meeting of Its character held' In
Wheeling for some time, fully one hun-1
drcd of the leading business' people of
the city being In attendance-rattracted |
by the undeniable advantages that |
will be Whellng's through the con. I
structlon of the proposed line.
The most Important matters arising.
were the appointment of three very Important
committees. First, a committee
was named to confer with the Ohio 1
Valley Trades and Labor Assembly,)
:und endeavor to have that organization
reclnslder .its recent action, in taking a
stand against the new road. Second, |
a committee was authorized to be ap-I
pointed by Chairman Vance, composed
of at least one in each of the sixty vot- j
ing precincts of the county, whose duty
it will be to work on election day,
July 17, for the success of the railroad ,
ordinance. Third, a committee on education'was
appointed, which will bring
to the public attention the manifold
benefits to Wheeling arising through
the construction of the coke road. With
'all of these committees earnestly car
rylng out the deslrs of last night's rep- i
' r.esentatlve meeting, It would seem
. that success- should come on election
day. The meeting was unanimous in
; Its desire, for the construction, of the
V railroad, .and is a showing of public
, sentiment that surprised even the
friends and projectors of the road.
' Some of the Hundred Present. |
Among those attending the''meeting
were- Messrs. Alfred Caldwell, W. H.
Hlgglns, J. N, Vance, Egertori Vance, ;
John Watcrhouse, W. F. Shaffer, H. C.
Ogden, Will (^utman, E. Buckman,
James B. McKee, L. F. Stlfpl, Allen
Brock. G. 0. Smith, Thomas Er Lewis,
Frank McNeil, H. W. McLure, Leo
Wolfe. J. V, L. Rogers, George E. i
House. R. J. Bullard. W. C. Stlfel. William
Erskine. G. S. Feeny, F. H. Lange,
. Waiter Rinehart, Al. Glass, A. L. White,
L. N. Reefer. H. L. Wheat, A. Gille?plt?
E. B. Bowie, Henry Baer.L. E. Sands,W.
E. Stone. W. B. Irvine, George Robinson,
E. B. Franzhelm, W. G. Caldwell.
C. A. Bowers, S. P. Parker, Edward
' Wiles. W. A. Wilson, H. P. McGregor,
J. E. Hughes
Mr. J. N. Vance was made chairman,!
and County Commissioner Will Gutman,
secretary of the meeting.
General Caldwell's Address.
The object of the meeting was put
forth bristly by General Alfred Caldwell.
There seemed to be a lethargy and lack
of appreciation of w.lrat the coke railroad
means to Wheeling. Adverse action
had been taken In the trades assembly,
owing to a lack of knowledge
of the project. There is a realization
that there Is a possibility of the- defeat
of the ordinance at the approaching
special election?hence this meeting.
a large vote in its ravor cannot oe anticipated
In Richland and Liberty districts,
which the road will not reach.
This vote against the road must be
counteracted In the city districts, where
the benefits accruing from the construction
of the road are realized. It has
been argued that Ohio county never before
gave more than *300,000 In supportof
a railroad?the Terminal. The speaker
then proceeded to show.how the Tormlnal
had appreciated the value of
property, and the Terminal is. not to be
compared with the coke road.
For many years we have talked of
how many benefits would com? through
the construction of the ConnellsvMle
railroad, but It was never built. And
why?because the Pennsylvania end
was never projected; there was nobody
who could be enlisted to build that end
/if the road, without which this end
would be useless, and P3nnsylvarila
lawH prevented municipal aid.
The.Pennsylvania railroad Is all powerful
there, and railroads* must be built
In that state entirely by private enter
prise. Therefore the promoters of the
Unlontown rouil have greater reason to
seek the aid of Ohio county at this end
of the line.
The gentlemen who are back of this
road have obtained a Pennsylvania
churter, aa well as one In West Virginia,
and in the former state they must
spend their own monny from the coke
field to the line of the state of Wast
Virginia, and it Is but a small thing for
them to ask us to contribute ?500,000-?
for this is the end of the rood that is to
receive the greatest benefits.
If we sit down and wait our manufacturers
will go elsewhere, where they
can secure us low rates on coal and coke
as Pittsburgh has. New Industries
would not come to Wheeling, with its
handicapped condition In the matter of
freights. The jobbers, aa well, are Interested?ft
opens up a new territory
and trade to them; It lays Wheeling's
hands on one of Pennsylvania's rich
counties, Greene, and lays It tributary
10 wncenng; ana it utua reacnas over
into Fayette, with its great coke Industry,
The County Safeguarded.
And what are the terms of this railroad
ordinance? The Hpeaktr hoped ail
citizens would investigate this matter,
and iedrri how thoroughly thy commissioners
had safeguarded the people's
interests; a special attorney had been
employed to see that the county and the
people were made secure. The interest
rate on the bonds Is phenomenally low,
three and. one-half per cent, and the ordinance
provides that the railroad must
; receive the bonds at par If they cannot
be sold at more than par. The first payment
1b $150,000, but before it Is paid the
company must expend In West Virginia
three times that amount. The county's
stock must be on a par with the other
stock issued by the company; the coun
ty Is not at a disadvantage compared
with any private stockholder. Bo with
the second inatailment of the county's
subscription, the company musf again,
expend of its own money 5450,000 in the
state of West Virginia. Before the llnai
installment of $200,000 Is paid, the road;
must be operating trulns from Uniontown
through the coke isglon to Wheeling.
Certainly the board of commissioners
has not been reckless in the
steps it has taken in encouragment of
the Uniontown road. In additloq, the
company shall not charge u greater,
frei&ht'rate between Uniontown or intermediate
points than is charged between
Connellsvllle and . Pittsburgh.!
This means that Wheeling will be
placed on an equality with Pittsburgh
on coal and coke;transportation.
Not to Go By Default.
The sp'eaker felt that Wheeling would
not allow this enterprise to go by defeault.
If she does so she Is not deserving
of a place among inportant indus-.
trial centers. The company asked the
citizens attending this meeting to go
out among the people and do all possible
for the success of the bond ordinance'
at the approaching special election. If
this Is done the ordinance will carry by
far more than the required three-fifths
majority, and it would be demonstiuted
to the Messrs Jutte and their avaoclat-.s
that Wheeling has faith In them and In
Mr. John Waterhous-i desired everybody
to get out and work. "With this
done the Issue would carry. He hid
done s6ma electioneering and accomplished
To Ask Reconsideration.
Mr. Walter Rinehart suggested the
appointment of a committ-e to wait cn
the Ohio Valley Trade's Labor Assembly
and explain to it what the construction
of thi3 road means to Wheeling
and her Industries^ and ask reconslrkration
of the recent adverse action. Mr.
Lange seconded the motion, and it was
On the committee the chairman ap
Lange, John YVaterhouse C. IX. Hubbard.
George E. House, Wlillini Guzman
and Augustus Pollack.
Chairman VanCe" suggested prompt
action, as the eleetlun comas vary soon,
July 17. It was suggested that th>s:cretary
of the trades assembly. F. D.
Thomas, can ba soen at Marsh's stogie
works, and that the assembly would
grant a courteous hearing to the committee.
W. E. Stone movad that a commlUua
of three be appointed from each d.s-.
trlct In the county to work for the success
of the ralltoad ordinance on election
day. The motion went through
without opposition. The chair announced
that this committee would be
named la tar.
Mr. Allan Brock suggested the advisability
of ranching the. employee of busi
ness houses, and advised the Issuing of
a circular letter risking- the Jobbers and
manufacturers to see their employes
and enlisr, the Interest of the latter in
the success of the ordinance. The motion
went through unanimously, and
Mr. Brock was Instructed to prepare
Prompt Action Advised.
The chair addressed the meeting* and
advised prompt action and every endeavor
for a full vote, In order that we
may realize our Jong-time dream of a
road to the coke fields. He hoped success
would crown the effort this time.
Mr. Buckman suggested that either
Mr. Jutte or Mr. Protzman address the
meeting. The lntter responded, and described
the growth of manufacturing
towns In Pennsylvania on the short-line
to the lakes. Pittsburgh, McKeesport,
Sharon, Beaver Falls,'New Castle?and
many others have doubled and some
even trebled In population. Whoelingand
Steubenvilie have little more than held
tholr own, because they are out of the
beaten path. This road will place
Wheeling on the short line between the
coke Holds and the lakes. This road
will place Wheeling tlfty-si\ miles
fmm lw?r fnlfP* Pit tchiirrrh
miles froin Connellsville, anil tha cheap
transportation via thy Unlontown road
wjll give this city a new lease of life
that will mean a wonderful development.
Special stress was laid on the
market that will be developed for
Wheeling in Greene and Fayette counties.
Questioned by Mr. Vance, Mr. Protzmun
said the Greene county coal had
been tested for coke, and It's all right.
Will Be Built in Two Years.
Mr. Jutte said the road would be built
ivJthJn two years, and that Wheeling
would bo treated right. For twelve
years, said Mr. Jutte, the Laughllns
have been making coke out of coal
mined, south of the Monongahela, and
It has been found perfectly satisfactory.
As to the route of the road, Mr. Jutte
said Its eastern terminus would be
Unlontown. and Its western terminus
Bellalre, going through Wheeling. There
would be no "side Hack" through
Wheeling?this city is on the main line,
and will not be elsewhere. It was explained
that a story had been going the
rounds that Wheeling would be 'Vide
tracked." Messrs. Jutte and Protzman
stated that there was not one lota of
truth In such an assertion, au would be
seen through an examination of the
company's maps on tile at tin; county
It was suggested that a committee on
publicity and .education to give out Information
regarding the project be appointed.
Air. J-Jrslclne suggested that an examination
of the ordinance, with Its thorough
and .stringent provisions would
answer the most-captious objector. The
committee on education and nil advocates
of the project should make the
ordinance their text book. "Ho. could
not understand how any prejudice had
arisen against.the ordinance and project.
That's all very well, said Harry W.
McLure, but he would venture the assertion
that not ten people at this meeting
had read the ordinance, lie favored
the appointment of the proposed
comm.lttee on education.
Committee on "Education."
The ordinance, said Mr. Ulnehart,
needs a commentator. Hhorl, shurp,
terse comments on the ordinance In the
newspapers every day were advocated
by Mr. illnehart.
On the committee on educallo'il the
chair appointed Messrs. Alfred 1 Caldwell,
Wllllum Krslclnc, II. C. Ogden, It.
M. Archer, H. V. Arkle, Louis Col mar,
Being Questioned, Mr. Jutte trild thcio
would be twenty-two bridges in West
Virginia, and that the mileage In this
state would ba twenty-two miles, and
the distance to Unlontown Keyentyeight
miles. A cheap road couldn't be
built, said Mr. Jutte, and this sfutem'iht*
waa endorsed by Mr. Vance. The cost,
added Mr. Jutte, would ba four times
that of an ordinary road. Mr. Protaman
said the road would have contracts for
4,000 tons of freight a day Immediately
upon Its completion.
Chairman Vance spoke of the .Terminal
subscription, and was sure every
dollar and more had come Vack.
Mr. G. 0. Smith ?ald he had hesn In
Greene county recently, and he had
never seen a people so anxious 10 see a j
Mr. Lewis suggested that two mars (
meetings, to be' uddressed by General:
Caldwell., be held on the South Side, in
support of the ordinance. His motion i
to that effect prevailed.
At 0:45 the meeting adjourned, and
the general feeling was that much good
had been accomplished.
I BRIEF MENTIONINGS.
Events in and Abojit the City Given i
in a Nutshell.
The Sunnybrook Club has gone up i
the creek on a two weeks' llshlng expedition.
'The.barbers of the Eighth ward have
decided to close their shops at noon on
The barber shops will close at noon
July 4, and remain open to-night until I
The new air course being built at the
Hook and Ladder host* house, will be
finished In a few days. i
The congregation of St. Mary's
church ott the South Side will picnic at i
Mozart Park on July 26. .
The Third Presbyterian church will
give an excursion on J he steamer Jewel
July 4. They will''go to Beech Bottom
and spend the day there.
The North Street M. E, church Sunday
school will picnic at Ciesap's
Grove, Thursday, July 19. They have
chartered the steamer Ltnoy. I
In endeavoring to quell a disturbance I
In his saloon Sunday evening, J.'E. 1
Gavin had Ills head cut open. Dr. Rau
put several stitches in the wound.
The Viola Fishing Club Is encamped
at Pipe creyk, about a mile below B?l- I
inont park, and invito all their friends I
for a royal good time on the Fourth. |
Joseph Golner, of Twenty-ninth1
streat, who,had the misfortune to run
a rusty nail In his foot last Friday, had 1
the wound cut open unci dressed yes tor- j
Hike Murphy, while engaged In an j
altercation with some friends on the I
South Side, had hit) head cut open. Dr.
N. A. Haning put two stitches in the >
Squire C. S. Greer remanded Tom
Curtis to jail on an assault and battery ;
charge, preferred by George Ttamfey,
yesterday. Hp was also charged with J
The. Niagara engine, which has been I
at the shops of Walter* & McCIuskey
for some time past, receiving a general
overhauling, will be ready fur service
again next Thursday. !
The board of public works people will'
receive their pay to-day instead of,
Thursday, in order that they may hayo
the "necessary" for a good time on
the Fourth. The roll foots up $1,282 2G. i
B. Grinnen. of Wampun. Pa., arrlvevd I
in town yesterday afternoon and was!
given his horse and bugsy, stolen from
him last week by a man named Willis,
which Chief Clemans recovered here on 1
Yesterday, In the criminal count, J as. j
Williams and Henry Campbell, witnesses
in the case of the state vs. |
Michael Kelly, charged with the murder
of Patrick Sweeney, were dis- i
charged from custody.
In the criminal court, in the case of
the state vs. Ivory Jiynch, the motion j
for a new trial was overruled and sen- !
tence was deferred until Tuesday In order
to allow the prisoner to bring witnesses
whom ho claimed will testify to
his previous good character.
of Boh wood, on Sunday, was found yes-1
terday morning in the alley at the rear I
of the Burns & Church stables, South
Side, and was returned to the squire,;
who had made a fruitless trip to Cameron
in search of the stolen property.
The popular Korn Kob ICJub left yesterday
afternoon for Kreb's landing,
where they will engage In two weeks'
piscatorial pleasures. There were eight
'members in the party and they invito
all their friends to partake of a bounteous
spread of tlsh and other delicacies
on the Fourth of July.
'George Nelman, aned thirty-four and
single, a signal repairman on the Pan
Handle, met with fatal injuries at Colliers,
yesterday'morning, where, in attempting
to board a moving train, ho
slipped and the wheels passe 1 over his
legs close to the body. He died a few
hours later at the railroad hospital in
Shortly n(t-r s o'clock last evening,
while floury Hadorn was driving a
surrey up M:ir.:_t street, Just above the
postofllee. an electric car crashed into
the vehicle, demolishing the rear wheel. j
In the carriage were Mr. Hadorn's aged
mother-in-law and three small children,
hut beyond a severe shaking up.
they all escaped unhurt.
At-several of the stogie factories
there have been disputes with the
"stripping" boys, who want an advance
in wages In proportion with the ad
vance granted the stogie rollers. The
boys employed nt Marsh's met yesterday
morning, before 7 o'clock In Riverside
park and declared a strike. During
the day several conferences were
held, and an amicable settlement of the
trouble was effected.
To-night, at the Park Casino, occurs,
the last of the series of delightful summer
night dunces given by Ci. W. Delbrugge
to the Cotillion club. Special
cars will bring the people buck Jo the
city. The patronesses are: Mesdntnes
Jacob Wilson Grubb, Alexander .Campbell,
James Taney and W. "W. Arnett.
Prof. Delbrugge will arrange another
series of the dances before leaving,
about August 1, for a trip to New York
city and the seashore.
Detective MfcGovorn, of the Pittsburgh
police department, arrived In
"Wheeling on the midnight Baltimore &
Ohio train, and this morning he returns
to the Smoky-,City with 13. T.
Taylor In custody. Taylor Is the man
who abducted thirteen-year-old Mary
Lbybel. as detailed In the intelligencer
yesterday morning. Taylor was
mlneded to make trouble before returning,
but later he reconsidered anil returns
to Peunsylvavnla without the
forumllty of requisition papers.
"DinVKUS. Clocks,-' Lofters, Mbl
Irons, Mushles, Driving Irons, Puteters,
Golf Balls, 'Iv?-ik, Caddy . Bags, everything
for golfers, at .1ASON C.
STAMP'S, IVahoily Building.
Special Snlo at the Klondike.
fiOO pairs Ladles' Tan Shoes In 100 different
styles, worth $;i 00, go for St GO.
AT >h la tout novelties In Suitings and
Fancy Vestlnga, at C. \V. SEAUUIGIIT'S
SON. Merchant Tailor.
HY your provisions to-day. All grocery
stores will be closed all day Wednesday*
OF W. J. COTTS
Witnesses in the Forgery Trial at
Moundsville Have VaryingViews
in the Matter.
DEFENDANT TELLS HIS STORY
Of the Two Notes Given the Late
Squire Haberfield, and Declares
Ho is Not' Guilty,
The trial of W. J. Cotts, of Wheeling,
on the charge of forgery, now on in the
circuit court at MoundHvllle, will not
likely conclude before the Fourth, perhaps
not till later. Yesterday Mr. i
Cotts was on the stand and told the!
story of the transaction with the late
Squire Haberlield that brought about'
the forgery charge. Before he was put
on the utanil Cotts was cautioned by
Judge Meivln to restrain his temper?
this being occasioned by certain threats
Cotts uttered against Prosecuting Attorney
Meyer. At the night session oC
the court a number of Wheeling business
men testified that Cotts' reputation
for honesty, Integrity, truth and
veracity was not good?this In rebuttal
of the testimony of certain Wheeling
business men given earlier In the trial.
The tlr3t witness called was Mrs.
Amanda Holmes, who knew John G.
Habertield's signature. Had reen him
write his slgnature>frequently. Was
shown the signature?on the note and
said It was Mr. John G. 1-Iaberflald's, A.
K. Haberlield was at hor house after the
civil trial In Wheeling, and In,speaking
of the note and signature said that the
slgr.uture didn't look ilka liis father's J
signature, but that It was his. signature.
This, conversation took, place a short
time after the trial and after Cotts had
been arrested. Mr. Haberlield said
I Cotts would go to the penitentiary and
that that was where he ought to go.
I On cross examination by Mn Boyce;
I the witness was shown the signature 1
on declaration and said It was John
j Haberlleld's; was shown the envelope
j which was found in the City Bank and |
| said the signature was John Haber|
field's; was ,not familiar with the writ- |
| ing of W. J. Cotts; was shown Mr.
I f!rtti?' writintr and nskpd to ootr.narii It
with Mr. Haberfleld's writing: witness j
could not say that there was any differ-1
ence, for shy sakl she was not an expert
In handwriting. Stated that Mr. |
Cotts had been at her house once on |
business since bis arrest, but had not.
spoken tu her about what she should I
testify to on the present trial, nor had ;
Mr. Dryden or Colonel Arnett said anything
to her as to what she should testify.
John W. Williams knew W. J. Cotts
and A. K. Haberfleld. Had known Mr.
Cotts nine or ten years. Was present
at trial between A. K. Haberfleld and |
W. J. Cotts. Was in W. P. Koblnson's ;
ofHce that same day. Was summoned j
to appear in Haberfleld's behalf. Detailing
a conversation between Lawyer (
Robinson and W. K. Haberfleld. witness |
alleged the former said: "You must I
have no hesitancy In stating that the '
signature Is your father's signature,
whether It Is or not." Had seen Mr.
Haberfleld on the street, who a skid witness
If he had heard of the trouble
Cotts had got Into. Said that another |
note had turned up. and said, "we have j
got him," and Anally said: "He (Cotts) I
is nothing but a d d old rogue, and'
ought to be In the penitentiary." Haberfleld
said that he would have testllled
that the signature was his father'
even ii ue uaun i ueen ioiu to uo so ay ;
Robinson. Had seen W P. Robinson,
and bo said "we have the 'dead wood' i
on Cotts now. If we watch our p's and
q's and keep our head?, he will got a!
trip 10 the penitentiary." j
, Krs. Williams' Story. !
Mrs. Clara Williams, wife of John
Williams, was acquainted with V/. J.
Colts, the Ilaberileld boys and their'
father, John G. Haberfleld. A. K. Haberbeld
had been at hi?r house, and had)
spoken of the signature and said It I
didn't look like his father's signature!
but it was, and that Mr. Colts would |
go lo the penitentiary, where he ought i
Mrs. Mary itadcliff, a daughter of W.
J. Cotts. is housekeeper for her father. I
Knew of the civil suit of A. K. Haber-!
field vs. W. J. Cotts. Witness was at
the civil trial, and saw A. K. Haberfleld
when he was being examined by Dry- |
den. Had heard him say the signa-!
ture shown him bv Drvden was his
father's signature. Witness hail learn-1
ed what the paper was In the back room
and recognized the alleged forged note
as being the one shown A. K. IJaber|
On cross examination by Mr. Meyer,
the witness said her father had agreed
to pay the note if the Haberfleld boy
give him some security or assuranc
that he wouldn't have to pay it twice,
j Her father had spoken of giving Mr.
Haberlleld two notes, one of which was
made out so as to call for interest,which
was not right, as the interest had been
paid in advance, and another note pro- j
perly made out had been given Mr.
I-Iaberlield, who was to destroy the fir.st
A squabble here arose as to some ]
questions asked by Mr. Meyer as to the
witness' character, all of which were
rufed out by the court. Mr. Meyer here
arose and asked the protection of the i
court, as Mr. Cotts had been calling him
vile names. The court stated that if
the defendant s^ald anything further he
would Imprison him and suspend the
trial till defendant had been sufllclently
G. K. IS. Gilchrist was put on the
stand, but as he hadn't known llaberlleld
and didn't know that he had seen
any of his writing, his evidence was of
At this Juncture, a recess was taken
for dinner till 1:15. '
Miss Edith Cotts, a daughter of \V. J.
Cotts,a milliner at Reed Bros., at Cleveland,
0., was the first witness ot the af
ternoon session. Was at home during
Ihi? civil trial of A. K. Huberlleld vs.
\\r. .!. Cotts. Saw Mr. Dry don show the
paper to A. Iv. Haberfteld, and ho said
It was his father's signature and that he
could swear to It. .
She was cross examined by Mr.
ttoyee as to what occurred at I ho trial,
and Kot mixed somewhat, as she said
she was not at the civil trial in January,
but that the occurrences she had told
or had taken place at the preliminary
W. J. Cotts was thy next witness and
testified in part as follows: "1 am not
jjullty of thlR charge," Ilad boen a
resident of Wheeling for many years;
knew John G.' Ilaberileld, but had
known more of him within the last faw
years. Statod-.tluit he. had .borrowed
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$200 from John G. Haberfteld and told I
of the circumstances connected with the !
loan. Had received of Mr. H.iberfleld
$195, but had given him a note for (200,
which ..was. dated July 27th, and was
written upon a piece of l?gal cap paper.
He afterwards discovered that he had 1
made a mistake, in malting out the note.)
as he had.drawn it "with interest rrom j
date," and then took a blank form and I
made out another note for $200. leaving
out the words "with interest from date"
and gave it to Mr. Haberfield and asked
for the other note, but Haberfield said
ha didn't have it with him, but he
would destroy it. Had given the alleged
forged note to correct the first note, as j
he had never borrowed but $200. Had
told Mr. Haberfield later that he wished
to settle their business, but Mr. Haberfield
said, "Ml.'be down town In a few
days and we will bettle." Had gone to
see him another tjme, but he said ho
didn't know where the note was. A-ked
Haberfield if the note was, In the bank,
and he replied that it wasn't. He had
gone to the Haberfield home the dayafter
the squire's funeral and hnd seen
Mrs. Joseph Haberfield and told her
that he wanted to pay the not-.1. Had
told everybody he wanted to pay, for
he never denied owing the money. Had'
gone to several of the banks and asked
if his note was there, but could not find
it. The poop!e in the banks had never
heard of-the npte. Had advized the administrator
to advertise for the note.
Shortly after that he was approach-id
on the street by a man who asked if he
wasn't W. J/Cotts and stated that he
had a not? of his. Witness identified i
the letter hi' had written to A. K. Haberfield,"
in which he had asked him to
call at his (Cotts') home, and had seen
Haberfield on the stieet and told him
to cull and sse him and arrange for
paying the note and for giving an indemnifying
bond, and had asked Cotts
to ha\'e Dr.vden draw up the bond.
^ He Offered to Pay.
Witness told of what had taken place
In Dryd^n's office, about offering the
money and wanting: the two Haberfield
boys to sign the bond, but they
refused. Spoke of the bond b;-lng returned
to thein (witness and Dryden)
unsigned, and had thsn offered to pay
Mr. Haberfield; but he walked off and
did not take the money. Spoke of Dryden,
cutting out the words "with interest
from date" from the bond. Was
sued before Ju3tlce Rogers on a note
dated July HI, 1899, and had refused to
pay the note, as he had never given a
note of that kind. Told of showing the
signature <if John G. Haberfield to
James Crelghton, who had said he
would swear that It was not Haberfield's
signature, but when shown the
contents of the paper, und seeing his
own name on it, acknowledged it to be
genuine. Spoke of Mr. Dryden showing
the alleged forged note to Haberfield.
Was asked, by Squire Rogers why he
hadn't offered the note in evidence and
settled the matter, and had replied that
his attorney hud advised him not to do
so. Had met the party holding the
alleged forged note several times, but
had put hltn off. as he wanted to get
the indemnifying bond from the Haberlleld3
and pay them and then let the
other parties have the trouble about the
two notes. The owner of the alleged !
forged note would not glv;* his nama,
nor would he take a check in payment
of the note.;, hut'insisted that he must
have currency. Mr. Arnett had advised
the .witness to pay the note as he
could not escape payment of it. At the
I time Mr. Robinson did not permit any
I one*to'see the' note found In the bank.
I If witness hrid been permitted to tee It
I he could have explained it. . Witoe-s
| had never thought but what Mr. 3-Iabj
erfleld had destroyed the-first note.
I On cross examination by Mr. Boyc?,
the witness wac asked when he gave
the notes and cancelled the revenue
stamps. He replied that the first was
given the L'Tt.'i day of July, iSSD, at
Squire Haberfield's olllce, and tht? second
was given the next day and the
stamps were cancelled with the date
"7-27-'!)!)." Asked If the date on the
stamps wasn't "l-27-'99," witness said
no, but refused to use a small magnify- !
Ing glass to look at the cancelled
stamps. When asked why he hadn't,
had Mr. Haberfield scratch out the
words "with interest, &c.,M instead of
t giving a new note, replied that he could,
j hut Mr. Haberllold didn't have the note
when he called. Witness had told Mr.
Dayden and the Haberfield, boys that it
had been Intimated to him that a mur|
rled woman in Center Wheeling had It.
I and lie Insisted upon receiving the in]
demnifying bond before paying the
Habertields. Told of his meetings with
the strancror who had th? ?ni- nmi nf
] going to Colonel ^Xrnett for advice in
regard to paying. Thy witness told of
the stranger calling at his house on several
occasions, and said he had told hi.-?
daughter to got the man's name, and
told her that a man who refused to give
I hta name was not an honorable man.
Had paid the stranger $150 for the note.
Wheft asked how he came to pay $150
for the note when he had only offered
the administrator of J. G. Haberfi?ld
$110, witness said he didn't then owe th
estate anything, but the stranger held
his note, and that the Haberflvld estate
owed him and does yet owe him $S4.
Court adjourned till 7 o'clock p. m.
At the night session the following
character witnesses, most of them
Wheeling business men. testified: fixPostmaster
M. .1. O'Kane, Martin
Thornton. S. G. Smith, C. D. Thompson.
Albert Schenk, .Terry O'Brien. Geo.
13. Stlfel, Orloff Zane, William fillingham.
Harry Hillman and George W.
Kckhart. They testified that the reputation
pf Cotis for honesty, Integrity,
truth and veracity was not good.
Messrs". Schenk. Zane, filllngham and
Hillman testilled that they would not
believe Cotts on oath. On eross-examInatlon
all admitted that they wore not
good friends of Cotts, and had had litigation
or trouble of some kind with
C. W. "Welty testified that Cotts'
character was good, and on cross-examination
It was brought out that
Cotts had paid Wclty a long-standing
bill, which lie htul ilo.vnF ""f
Court adjourned until tVilw morning.
More testimony Jh yet to come. j
BY your provisions to-ilny. All proeery
stores will b;? closed all day Wed* I
The Official Chautauqua Excursion
for the Epworth Leagues and the pub- |
He is Via tht? Cleveland, Lorain &
Wheeling and. Erie railways by special i
through service, leaving at 7.-.10 a. m.. |
July Ft. Tickets only $5 round trip, good
ten clays. Particulars at city tlclcat of- !
lice, corner of Twelfth and Market
PICNIC, Mozart Park. July 4. Iucliuo
runs all day.
FRUIT TREES, Grape Vines, Raspberry,
Blackberry and Strawberry i
Plants. Half Agents' prices. Catalogue
freo. Reld's Nurseries, Tel. 58, ,
Bridgeport,. 01ito? ttlia
Jll.iciono Ali i> y July 4th. ^
he 4th. |
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Straw'ilutA...... ItA.fiSo; 180
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EN'S 3 BIO STORES, J
322 Market Street, Wheeling.
4* 4* 4*3?
Hold Their Regular Monthly Meeting
and Transact Routine Business.
Ordinance of Ohio Valley Railway
Present in Amended Form.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Ohio county board of commissioners
j was held ycstorduy, President McGreg|
or presiding. The following bills were
ordered paid: Court house'and jail
committee, $18 27; finance .committee,
I $490 01; poor house and- farm
committee, $G9B GG; contingent poor
! fund, $787 80; roads and bridges committee,
$1,079 34; total, $:i,674 08.
I The jail Ice contraot was awarded to
! George Crtnnbacker, at seventeen, cents
per hundred.- ' v
I The sheriff was credited with county
I orders to the ampunt of' $16,533 $5.
The superintendent of the infirmary
| reported receipts for June, $10.1 96;
i number of inmates, 82, .
A petition that a monument be placed
I over the grave 'of the frontier hero, MaI
jor Samuel McColloch, at iTort VanMej
tre, was referred to the finance committee.
The sheriff's delinquent list was acI
I The jury commissioners returned
i The Ohio Valley Railway Company
presented an amended ordinance, proj
viding for right of way from the Top
Mill to the Brooke county lino. Thi\
1 name Is to bo changed to the Northern
Ohio Railway Company. The ordinance
j was laid over for consideration at a fu?
I ture day.
The Remains Brought Back.
The remains of Albart Bahra, son of ^
Councilman August Bahra. of Bellalre,
were brought home from Pennsylvania
1 last evening, on the 9:45 Cleveland &
Pittsburgh train. The funeral will occur
this afternoon at 15 o'clock, from
his father's residence, on Harrison
street, in the Fourth ward. Services
will be held at the house, and the sermon
will be delivered by Rev. R. S.
Coffee, of the1 First Presbyterian
church. They will be in charge of Black
Prince lodge No. 57, Knights of Pythias,
which will meet at their, hall at 2
o'cjock. The Unlfornj Rank, Knights
of Pythias band will 1j? In line and the
Arlington quartette will rendo.r musical
In the Justice Shops.
In Squire W. \V. Rogers' court yesterday,
Mos2s Harris, colored, was put
under bond to keep pcace toward his
Wlfo. Bfttv Hnrrls. for onn vpnr.
In Justice Fitzpatrick's court, Kate i
Brown was. fined SI and costs on a pro- '
faulty charge, preferred by. "W. D. <
MoJJId Sadler was put under a $100 I
bond to keep the peace for one year, j
Maggie Clouse preferred the charga ?
against her. " 1
The case of James Ryan, charged
with wife beating by the humane society,
was appealed to the criminal
court, by ordar'of Judge Hugus; bond,
Many Welsh Visitors.
The concerts yesterday afternoon and
evening at Wheeling park by tho
New Castle Glee Society, attracted
several hundred visitors to the city,
most of whom spent the day at the
park. The,society made a decided hit,
and its friends believe it will carry off
some of the prises at the approaching fi
national eisteddfod. Most of the visi- -|
tors accompanied the society from
The Six-Footers Organize.
Lust night, In the police court room.
city building, nt a well attended meeting
the old Republican Six-Footers
were re-organized for the approaching
campaign. It la hoped Io enlist at least
150 six-foot Republicans (5 feet 11
Inches will be winked at) In the organization,
and to provide handsome uniforms.
There will be another meeting
of the club next Monday evening, when
the organization will be completed.
Rogers Not a Candidate.
Squire W. W. Rogers has positively
declined to bo u candidate for re-elefctlon.
He says the pecuniary compensation
of Justices of the peace are so ;
small as to make It an ofllce no longer
worth striving for.
DIPHTHERIA relieved In twenty |
minutes. Almost miraculous. Dr. p:
Thomas' Eclectrlc Oil. At any drutf k
SIX HUNDRED pairs of ladles' line |?
shoes, Gray liros,' mnke, worth $5 00, we
will let them go at $'J 00.
THE KLONDIKE SHOE STORK.
Excursion to Chautauqua Lake, via -,v
Pennsylvania Lines, $5 00.
Tim In Ip.avoH \Vhn*1ltiir ThurS- i
dj*y. July 5, at 7:25 a. m., eity t-j
time, arriving ut Chautauqua Lake t,'
at 11:40 p. m. No change of,cara. Par- iv
lor cars from Pittsburgh, going and re- K
turnlng. Two trains each day return- F
lug, making direct connection at IMtts- K;
burgh, (Union station), for Wheeling. ?
Parlor car Boats reserved In advance. f
. J. G. TOMLINSON, Agent.
GOOD Union Workmanship at C. W. t:
SEABUIGHT'S SON, Twcnty-seconJ |J
?mu .Mam Streets. V
When you feel thut you have tried ?very* \\
thins;-'alul everyone, consult us. A daily a
occurrence. I* the surprise shown by tJio
benellU-d patlonta at our olllce.
Do you have hendaehe? Do your eye: ki
water? Do they smart or burn? Does iht ?!
print run together when reading?
For any trouble of your eyes consult us. j!
Wo make KlasseH nt popular prices. Mali#
a caroful examination tree of charge. tJ
PROF. H. SHEEF,
TboSolontlllo <.'or. Main and w
Optician Klovoutli M?? fi|
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