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PART lIKuli Central West Virginia
noi virginiaj
Central West Virginia
)L. XXXII.?NO. 19.
Devoted to Praotioal Information, gome Reins, Pure Politios, dnd the Development of Y?)eet Virginia's Resources
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WHOLE NO. 1573
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desperadoes Attempt to
jfce a K. & 0. Train,
jtterllT Burnett was Killed and
Dfputy Dale Wounded.
btillk, Tkns., March 19.?
tory of the tragedy on a
near here yesterday is inter
5 and dramatic. . It occurred
f Knoxville and Ohio pass
train this morning before
Jit at Hell's.Point, a pecu
nipiiflcant name, one mile
talf eajt of Ntwcomb, in
bell county, in which Sheriff
BnmettjOf Campbell county,
tilled; Deputy Sheriff John
probably fatally shot;
eSmith, mortally wounded,
esse Jones sustained aevera'
riff Burnett. I and Duputy
I Dale went to Jellico yes
t from Jacksboro, to arrest
ner by the name of Jesse
,on the charge of carrying
lied weapons. Jones wi-s
ted and a beautiful peari
leJ 38-caliber Smith & Wes
istol was taken from him by
ff Burnett.
? arrest was ' made oh the
Ktiding Kentucky and Ten
e.not far from Jellico. Boon
nrds a number of miners,
Js of Jonesji,>came to the
iiif Jones and successed in
1 li^^aiic^^l^defl^nce
ic Tennessee officers, who
W it prudent not to cross
tien the train left Jelico short
er 4 o'clock this morning,
icers were aboard oji their
in home to Jacksboro. Just
passing Newcomb, Oonduc
frown passed through the
uid found that the water
fof the car was locked. He
*ted Jones hiding from the
rc. for the miner had got on
M and paid his fare to Elk
e conductor called Sheriff
iftt to the door of the closet
sit asked for the condnctor's
*'!iicli was given to him, but
?lil not unlock the door and
lulled the key back to the
"tor. with the request that
?'IK'k the door. The con
"knocked on the door and
Med that the party on the
'should open it. The door
1*'?ed and Jones found ins
'sheriff arrested him, took
'lo tliii seat and began to
Him. Deputy Sheriff Dale
'itting dose to the sheriff and
"finer. Over close to the
'assented an old man by
?up of Smith, evidently a
j| "f ?'ones. The old man,
' :l miner, carried a big
foster in his lap which he
wiidling nervously. Near
f?ter of the car was another
fof Jones by the name of
| Smith, a much younger
'"an the Smith who had the
? ester.
""g Smith attempted to
llls Pistol on Sheriff Burnett,
,as Invented from using his
<"> by Deputy Sheriff Dale,
*as ",e quicker of the two
the drop on Crusoe. The
' '"ith then hurriedly rushed
'Aching him from liehind
iptacing him so that Dale
j^erloss to do any thing,
"iikiiown party opposite to
#w scene was being en
>i then commenced to Are
"le officers., j
I'^ri" Was killed,a .'i8-oa]i
piercing his brain
R'r entering this liody!
in close proximity to his heart,
either of which would have been
I" the meantime, Deputy Slier
ill" Dale had freed himself from
the elder Smith and had. opened
fire upon the murderous assailant
of himself and his superior officer.
But he was overpowered and
rushed to the rear platform of the
smoker and was thrown off, his
assailants leaping after him,
while the train was rolling swiftly
along on schedule time, thirty
miles an hour.
The train was stopped by Con
ductor Brown as quickly as possi
ble. He had left the smoker
after the sheriff had arrested
Jones, going into another car, but
stopped the train as soon as he
heard the shooting. Rushing into
the smoker the conductor saw
The train was stopped by this
time, and missing Dale, the* train
was run back to where the shoot
ing had commenced.
Dale was found wandering
about the woods near the track in
a dazed and partianv demented
condition. He at first inquired
what the tram had stopped there
for. His senses graduallv re
turned, however, and it wasfound
that he had been shot in the
temple, receiving a verv danger
ous wound.
Crusoe Smith and Jesse Jones
were found near where the deputy
was come upon. They were lyi n'g
by the side of the railroad ap
parently dead, but they soon re
turned to consciousness. Jones
the prisoner, was found to have a
broken arm, sustaining injuries
about the head also. Crusoe
Smith was in acritical condition.
He was shot in the breast and
stomach and his right arm. was
Dale sufficiently recovered from
the shock which he had sustained
to take charge of Smith and Jones.
He was in bad shape, however,
complaining in addition to the
suffering caused by the shot in
the temple, of pains in his
shoulders and back, which were
caused, no doubt, by the fall from
the train, as Smith and Jones,
broken limbs had been injured in
a similar manner. What became
of the elder Smith is not known.
He probably (led, as did the un
known party who commenced the
shooting, both having, no doubt,
jumped from the train at the time
their confederate did, but escap
The tragedy caused great ex
citement in Knoxville. If the
desperadoes are caught they will
be lynched.
Jelmco, Texn., March 20.?
Judge Lynch held a meetinglast
night at Jacksboro, and at day
light the form of Jesse Jones was
found hanging to an old fashioned
gate beam a quarter of a mile
east of the town limits.
At midnight Jailer Irwin was
called to the door of his residence.
He looked out upon a court yard
of determined people and" the
leaders at once covered him with
their rifles and demanded that he
unfasten the doors and lead them
to Jesse Jones' cell. The jailor
obeyed the orders and soon Jones
was brought forth. A march was
taken up until the barn*ynrd of
the Rev.J. S.Lindsay was reached.
Before an old old-time beam gate
the mob halted and one of their
number Counted the gallows and
placed the rope over the top beam.
Marcy McD. Price, of Clarks
bure, who captivated the hearts
of our fair ones during his stay
at the military encampment last
summer, was a visitor in the city
yesterday. "All's fair in love
and war," as the saying goes and
it is rumored that he has captured
a handsome prize here.?Parkers
burg Sentinel
M. M.Thompson, Clarksburg's
attorney, was taking depositions
in our town on Tuesday. He was
accompanied by that jolly good
felloe. Mike Conley. police of
Clarksburg The Clarksburg
Telegram's World's Fairedition
caught public favor in great
shape. It was a creditable piece
of enterprise on tho part of its
publisher Charles F. Thomp
son. the music dealer of Clarks
burg. was in town this week.?
Grafton Sentinel.
Another Victim Loses His
Life at the Depot Crossing.
Again the railroad crossing
and some one's carelessness are
responsible for a human life?
the third within six months. Old
Dr. Champ whose familiar form
has been seen on our streets for
many years is time the victim.
While crossing the railroad
at the depot on Monday he was
watching the yard engine back
ing toward him, and was trying
to keep out of its way. Being
thus occupied lie failed to see or
hear a freight approching in the
opposite direction and on another
Suddenly he was struck from
behind by the pilot of the
freight and thrown almost direct
ly under the yard engine.
The shock was so sudden that
the "Doctor" who was about
78 years old and somewhat infirm
could not save himself.
The wheels catching his right
hand followed up and cut his
shoulder clear off with the ex
ception of a little shred of skin,
and grazed past the side of his
face. He was immediatly carried
to the Nutter Hotel and a physi
cian summoned, but from the
very first it was evident that the
terrible wounds were more than
his strength could withstand,and
the only care taken was to alle
viate his terrible suffering for
the short time he had to live.
For two or three hours he re |
the time suffering indescribable
Soon after noon he was placed
under the influence of an opiate
and remained so almost all the
time until he died at about eleven
o'clock\the same night.
Hotels ut the Fair.
The number of hotels under
construction m the immediate vi
cinity of the fair grounds at
Chicago is 279, containing 33,
945 rooms. The projectors of
these buildings entertain great
expectations in the way of possi
ble profits. Some of the struct
ures will be torn down after the
fair is over, others will be used
for residences and llats, wriile
others may be devoted to a vari
ety of purposes. At present
they all count as "hotels," and it
is expected that private resi
dences in the exposition district,
in which one or more rooms will
be rented to lodgers, will swell
the number of available rooijas to
nearly, if not quite, 50.000. Al- t
lowing an average of two to a
room these will accomodate 100,
000 visitors. There has been a
regular craze in the direction of
hotel building,,and those legiti
mately engaged in the ousiness I
are predicting disaster to many j
who are putting their money in
these ventures. The possibility
of fire is also causing no little
uneasiness, but nothing can stop
the building boom.
It is estimated that about $4.
000,00Cf has been expended on
these buildings. Nothing is said
about rates except that the ac
commodations are regarded as so
abundant that exorbitant charges
will not be possible. A favorite
plan of the builders is to receive
advance payments on account
from inteuding visitors. It is
said that $1,500,000 has been
paid in on this plan. One so
called club took in $125,000 from
the sale of memberships alone.
Agents have scoured the country
from one end to the other and
have raked in large sums from
persons anxious to "secure" ac
commodations during the fair.
Much of this money has no doubt i
been thrown away. li. has been I
developed that some of the al
leged hotels exist only on pa
per, while the character of the
buildings, the danger from fire
and from lack of sanitary appli
ances and other drawbacks will
prevent many visitors from oc
cupyingtheir rooms after they
have Once seen them.
The public should be warned
against ^Jjossiblo frauds in this
connefcticm. . A leading Chicago
paper says: "Out of the large
number of people who have be
come interested in those projoc'-s
it would bo unreasonable to sup
pose that some knaves would not
develop. It is possible that some
honest folks have been entraped
into schemes which will prove too
heavy to.be carried out and will
meet with disaster, the prospec
tive patrons who have paid in ad
vance being the heaviest losers."
There is no doubt as to the latter
suggestion?the loss will not fall
on the Chicago schemers, but up
on tbibjle who are foolish enough
to paw. for rooms in advance
which exist only in the air. Visi
tors cannot be too careful in
dpnlins- -with hotel speculators at
longJrsSgj.?Pittsburgh Ootnmer- I
cial Gacettc.
UlalDr and Heurr U*r.
James G. Blaino is often com
pared with Henry Clay. The
parallelism is striking in many
points. * But the differences are.
after all. as many and as great
as the similarities. Clay was
probably the greater master of
the art of oratory. His voice
was a superb musical instrument,
and with it he swayed his audi
tors at will. But lienry Clay,
whll!:-;:iidoubt?dly a great orator,
can hardly be called a great
thinker. He was always some j
what superficial. Blaine was a I
man of wider knowledge and
sounder thinking. Clay was
essentially a timmer. Blaine
was positive and fearless. He
was an abler man than Henry
Clay. The two were much alike
in the art of winning and keeping
friends. This is sometimes called
"magnetism," and explained as
something quite undefinable in
the personality. And yet the
nature of it is not far to seek. It I
must consist in a really affection
ate and sympathetic dispjsition. I
Men loved Henry Clay because ho
loved them. Blaine had keen
sensibilities. He craved affection. I
and in turn gave it lavishly; and I
that was the charm that won to ?
him not men of his own party ?
alone, but men of all parties. In I
that magic power of winning de- ?
volion lie was the Henry Clay of I
recent politics. Both were in
tensely American; both supreme- I
ly lov"d the welfare and glory of I
the republic; and both, while
they keenly enjoyed the strife of I I
parties, were yet much more than
party men. They were not mere- i I
ly Republicans. In the highest I
sense, and in no partisan way, ! I
were both National Republicans. > I
Prof, -/mlxon's article in March j I
number Review of Reviews.
Competent engineers who;
have surveyed the route report j I
that a line of railroad can be con- I
structed to Behring straits and j
that the straits can be bridged by I
modern scientific bridges. If the j
proposed lines on both sides of
the strait are constructed it will
be possible for travelers to pro |
cede from New York to Paris by
an all-rail route by the way or
Behring straits. The engineers
may be all right, but their road,
if built, will not soon become pop
ular as a through route .between ?
the two points named, asthedist- ;
ance is "J1,000 miles and through '
tickets wiW probably come high.
We smile at the announcement of ;
the project, but who will say that i
in view of the world's steady and .
rapid progress our children's
children may not go to France by (
the very route proposed.?
Commercial Gazette.
Along The West Va. Central
In a talk with "Oath," pablish
ed in the Now York Sun, Ex-Sea
retary Elkins has this to say of
his future plans:
"I never felt so comfortable in
my life. Here I can read a
uewspaper all through. I havo
just been reading the Pennsylva
nia railroad report. I havo not
had time to read anything like
another citizen since I entered
the Cabinet, and though I have
been a hard worker all my lifo,
I call that Cabinet job hard.
They commenced at mo at eight
o'clock, before I loft my houso,
and kept it up until I went to
"I suppose you are going to
work again?"
?'Without a day's delay. We
have three bands of surveyors
outtotind us the easiest route
from Cumberland to Hagerstown.
As soon as they report, which
will be immediately, we are going
to work extending our West Vir
ginia railroad to Hagerstown. It
will cost &i,000,000. I bolieve
that Hagerstown will be a place
of 50,000 people in a few years.
When wo get in there and con
nect wi'.h the Cumberland Valley
railroad it will be more of a rail
road center than Harrisburg."
??I thought you connected al
ready with two railroads atCum
' Well, we did, but you see the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad, has
more stuff than it can haul for
itself, and we have hundreds of
cars blocked up in its yards un
able to get out at Cumberland.
The Pennsylvania railroad has to
haul our coal to Huntington, on
the Juniata, across the mountains,
and we have all of that mileage
to pay to get around back to Har
risburg and to the seaboard. Now,
we have the largest and the near
est deposit of steam-making coal
to the seaboard, and Cumberland
Valley railroad, which has very
littlo coal to haul, comes just in
our line. By building a hundred
miles -we connect with It, and
have a grade as smooth as the
| floor to Harrisburg and all that
manufacturing district of the
| East."
?What is the name of your coal I
I field?"
?It is the same as the Cumber
land coal field in Maryland,
which is simply the toe of the I
great shoe of coal which passes I
over to the Uppor Potomac and
West Virginia. 1 suppose you I
would call it tho Potomac coal
Held. We can now get out 3.000 I
tons of coal a day. and our engin- I
eers compute that we have 800,
000,000, tons of coal upon the
veins already located. Coal is to
be the greatest factor, in the fu
ture. Coal and the metals will
control the future destiny of this
The moon and its phases have |
always been supposed by star
gazers and others to have a great
deal to do with the fortanes and
I affairs of the people of the earth.
Now.however.it is proposed to
add to their importance by hold
ing them responsible for the ap
petites of the fishes of the sea. Ac
cording to a veteran Continental
angler who|has recently given the
world the results of his observa
tions, fishes bite most freely dur
ing the four or five days afUir the
moon's first quarter, while from
ihe third day after the last quar
ter to the second day before t
new moon the - sport is at i
.....nil . ??
Subscribe for the Telegkam.
Only $1-50 per year.
A t'nre for lllohthrrl*.
Wo are glad to find and insert
tho following e uro for tho dread
ful disease that is raging so many
places in our State. A few years
ago. when diphtheria was raging
in England, a gentleman accom
panied the celebrated Dr. Field
on his ronnd to witness the so
called "wonaorful euros" whick
he performed while tho patients
of others were dropping on all
sides. Tho romody, to bo so
rapid, must be simple. All he
took with him was powder of sul
phur and a quill, and with the**
ho cured every patient without
exception. He put a teaspoonful
of flour of brinistono into a win#
glass of water, and stlrrod it witk
his finger, instead of a spoon, aa
tho sulphur roally does not amal
gamate with water. Whon the
sulphur was well mixed he gave
it as a gargle and'in ten minutes
the patient was out of danger.
Brimstone kills ovory spocios of
fungus in man, beast and plant
in a few minutes. Instead of
spitting out tho gargle, ho recom
mended tho swallowing of it. In
extreme casos. in which he had
been called just in the nick of
time, whon tho fungus was too
nearly closed to allow tho garg
ling. ho blew the sulphurthrough
i quill into tho throat, and ufter
the fungus had shrunk to allow
of it, then tho gargling. H?
never lost a patent from diph
theria. If a patient cannot
gargle, tako a live coal, put it on
a shovel and sprinkle <* spoonful
or two of flour of brimstone at a
time upon it, let the sufTorer in
hale it. holding the head over it,
and the fungus will die. If plen
tifully used the whole room may
bo filled almost to suffocation; the
patient can walk about in it. in
haling tho fumes, with doors and
windows shut. The mode of
fumigating a room with sulphur
has often cured most violent
atUcks of cold in the head, chest,
etc., at any time, and is recom
mended in cases of consumption
and asthma.
Geological theories are wonder
ful things. One of them sots
forth that kemseno is tho oil of
long extinct monsters of tho
earth, and another that the re
ported accumulating ice at the
North Pole will eventually throw
the earth out of balance so a> to
result in the utter annihilation of
man by the rush of moving
A Went V'lrirlulun Tlmuphl he wuk 1b
It, but he nrn?n't.
Washington! D. C.. March 10.
?This was semi monthly pay
day at tho Postofiice Department
and this afternoon a long line of
clerks formed in the corridor
near tho disbursing clerk's office
to receive the envelopes in turn.
While they were thus standing
a new arrival in town from West
Virginia burst into tho building,
satchel in hand, and eager to tile
an application for office with the
Postmaster General. Seeing tho
long line of clerks, ho hastily
took his place at the tail end and
slowly made his way forward as
those in front were paid off and
went away. At last tho man
ahead of him noticing he was a
stranger in the department, in
quired what he wanted with thu
disbursing clerk; he wanted to
see the Postmaster General. The
clerk smiled and explained the
situation to the stranger.
"H?1," exclaimed the "West
Virginia man. "I thought this
was a line of candidates for office
waiting to see the Postmaster
General," and oft he went.
Dr. A. M. Jarrett,
Will be in 111* ClarkHburg office. Howell
building, every tour month s-nue local no
tice. Kvery thin* in Proftlbette IieiuiHtry
done here-not brought and inserted. AH of
the finer Hpecinttlc? attended to promptly,
a# All commonIcntlmiH should b? addrenHod
to the home office at Ukakton, w. Va. -"it*

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