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LmT FIRST,! telegram t/f* \W" LARCE8T CIRCULATION QJtprC i Trt A ] in Central West Virginia r AbtO I 11) 4. i Clarksburg qesoted to Praotioal Information, gome qtwa, pure Politioa( and tbe Development of YOeet \)ir^inio'e reeouroee vol. xxxn.-m 51. clarksburg. w. va? november 3. 1833. WHOLE NO. 171* assassinated. Chicago's Mayor Shot In His Own House. Chicago, October 28.?Mayor Carter H. Harrison was shot dead to-night by a discharged policeman. The assassin's name is Eugene P. Prendergast, He called at the Mayor's residence at Ashland Boulevard and Jack son street at 7:80 o'clock this evening. Ringing the door bell he asked for Mayor Harrison. There was nothing about the man's appearance to excite sus picion. He was ushered into the reception room by the servant girl, who answered the door bell. The girl went to the dining room to tell Mr. Harrison that there was a visitor to see him. Mr. Harrison arose from the table where he had been sitting and started to the reception room. A few steps brought them within ten feet of each other. Prendergast without a word drew a revolver. Mr. Harrison with a cry of alarm sprang back. As he did so Prendergrastflred. In quick succession he fired three shots, each of which took effect. Mr. Harrison staggered back. He turned and walked unsteadi ly to the dining room and passed to the pantry. He placed his haud on the marble slab and then sank to the floor Fifteen min utes later he was dead. ?he noise of the first shot h_ad Uronght -the members of the Mayor's household to the hall from all parts of the house. They arrived just in time to see the Mayor stagger through the door into the dining room. At that moment the assassin was just starting for the door. He turned to them, and with a wave of his hand, exclaimed : ?He promised me a job, and didn't give it to me, and I've shot him, and now I'm eyen with him." With these words he passed through the door. Mr. Harri son's coachman, who had been in the kitchen, entered the hall from the rear. He saw the man as he passed out and heard the last few words. Without waiting to find outwhat had actually hap pened the coachman drew a re volver and opened fire on the fleeing man. His aim was poor and he missed hi ting the fellow with any of three shots he fired. By the time he reached the front door the fellow had disappeared. Meanwhile the other persons iu the house had rushed to the spot where the Mayor lay dying. He was lifted as gently as possi ble and carried to a couch. His 'clothes were quickly ripped from his body, and within a few minutes a physician was at his side. It was too late, however, and the most famous Mayor Chicago has ever had died before anything could be done to save his life. Mayor Harrison died by vio lence, a doctrine he often preach ed in his harrangues. He was in his sixty-eighth year. He believed in what he called a European Sunday, but he made Chicago a den of thieves and drunkards on Sunday, not the *holesome holiday the day is abroad. Mr. Harrison has always been s cosmopolitan rather than an nerican in sentiment. His pub 10 ^dresses never revealed any strong instinct of patriotism. He was to have been married 0 a popular Southern, lady Miss ??ie Howard, aged 29 and worth ttl th,ree millions of dollars in 'few days. ? ^r- Brison Hall, near Lobelia, *"% in a pen,a bear that would ,e'gb from 300 to 400 pounds. WHAT THE THREAT OF FREE TRADE COSTS. The approach of winter finds a multitude of workinginen in every section of the country out of employment. The industrial depression which Democratic or gans loudly asserted was caused by the Sherman law has not been helped by the practical certainty that the Sherman law will be speedily repealed. The deserted factories to which ex-Speaker Reed alluded so eloquently in his speech in Boston on Satur day night are still silent; the machinery which resounded with the cheerful music of industry one year ago is yet idle, wholly or in part. It is not the Sherman law, but the prospect of free trade that has cut down the weekly payroll and curtailed so disastrously the grand volume of American industrial production. The manufacturer who has clos ed his lactory on account of the Silver Purchase act has not yet oeen discovered. The loss in wages to American labor mounts up into tens of millions weekly. A partial in dustnal census of 684 industries in forty-one States shows thai out of 160,428 bands employed a year ago, 101.763 are now idle ; that where the weekly wages paid last year were $1,762,288. 30 they are now but $549,436.94 a direct loss to wage earners in those branches of $1,202,851. 36. And these figures, be it re membered, represent the losses | of only a small fraction of the great army of American work ingmen. A partial census which has been made in Ohio, where Major McKinley is waging his splendid campaign for protec tion, shows 21,392 persons idle ontof 28,852 who were employed last year. In the famoub knit goods manufacturing center of Cohoes, in this State, the mills that were taxed to their utmost capacity a year ago to fill their orders are now idle or running only on half time, while thous ands of men and women who formerly found profitable em ployment within their walls have the means to purchase neither food nor fuel. In many other New York towns similar condi tions exist. Everywhere in the manufac turing regions of the country the sad tale is the same. The suop houseand the pauper's dole of bread are the substitutes which Democracy has to offer for the high wages, personal independ-i ence and comfortable homes se cured to workingmen through Republican protective legisla tion. And still the Democratic legislators at 'Washington, with a recklessness which is criminal and a disregard of American in terests which falls little short of treason, go on with their schemes to transform the threat of free trade into grim reality ! Every man who is idle in New York. Massachusetts and Ohio, every voter who has been deprived of work and wages, has a remedy in his ballot if he will but use it. A decisive defeat for the Demo cratic and free trade ticket in these three great States will teach the tariff smashers at Washington that they cannot make war on American industry with impunity. The Prett calls upon every workingman to pro tect his home, his family and his own manhood by his vote \-N.Y. Press. . _ It is said that someone gave poison to 1.3 head of fine cattle belonging to fanner Andrew Lunsford, of Lewis county. None of the cattle have died but all act very strange and are in a critical condition. 11 tit ft mfdnieht tour the Are broke ont, K And tte lXdowi. .tail, in her ...glit "Oh, they he?rd her "And'nU.ve the dog myieltit !<???'J AT l.AST. At precisely 26 minutes after 7 o'clock on Monday evening the Senate of the United States by a vote of 43 to 32, after one of the most remarkable and memorable parliamentary battles of a genera tion, passed the bill uncondition ally repealing the purchase clause of theSherman silver law. The end was reached at the conclusion of a continuous session of fourteen days, after sixty-one days of debate, during which five volumes of Congressional BeeOrd had been filled with speeches, amounting in the aggregate to about twenty million words. The aegis of senatorial courte sy was no protection in the last moments. Grey haired men, in flamed by the fiery passions that always characterizes the close of a bitter contest, did not spare each other. Senator Morgan, with words that fairly burned, heaped his denunciation on Sena tor Voorhees, the leader of the administration forces, and Sen tor Wolcott, the Colorado hot spur, concluded a slash against Senator Carey with the Spanish proverb of Sancho Panza, that it was a "waste of lather to shave an ass." The silver Republicans. Teller. Stewart, Dubois, Wolcott, and Jones, and PeWer, the Popu list, and Morgan, und the old' war governor of Tennessee. Hur ris, each mado his valedictory. > The Democrats were hot and angry at the dessertion of some Of their colleagues that mode their defeat possible. The Popu lists admonished the Senate that the doom of silver was the aoom of the old parties, but there was something tragically pathetic in the despairing cry of the silver Senators. It meant they said, ruin and destruction and desola ! tion to the silver producing States. Mr. Gorman said on the floor in a speech of great bitterness that Republican Senators, head ed by Mr. Sherman, had dictated the terms. Republicans are glad to accept the responsibility /or doing what the people demand and experience shows to be right. This generation has seen no legislative incident equal to the long wrangle in the Senate over the silver repeal proposition. Henry Watterson, although a leader of Democracy says, in the I columns of his paper : "Proba bly no great deliberative body ever fell so rapidly in public estimation as the United States Senate. There was a conserva tism about the Senate that invest ed it with great dignity. There was an air of repose and consid- I era tion in its proceedings that impressed every visitor who went there from the Honse galleries surprised by the noise and con fusion of the Representatives of the people." The repeal bill will now go back to the House for approval by that body. Grmrton (ileanlnKK. Harry Parker, a brakeman on the 4th Division had his shoulder dislocated on Sunday by falling from the top of a freight car. John Scroggin, son of J. M. Scroggin, an old Grafton boy, was killed on the railroad at St Louis, Mo., on Monday. His re mains were brought to Grafton on Wednesday.?Sentinel. The number of tickets sold at Grafton for Chicago since the opening of the World's Pair was 04 up to Wednesday morning. The contract for the construc tion of the Masonic temple was let on last Monday to Shackelford Litzinger & Co.. Dr. Warder accompanied the showmen who were injured in the wreck at Clarksburg, to Balti more last Saturday. - <$lL ? i?4.flat . ?jSnl a Poddrldff |)0tt. Typhoid fever has developed Useli- iD this town. ! Capt. John Neely, of Tonnes jsae. was nmonp his friends in this section last week. j Miss Maggie Ripley, who has *pent the summer among friends n Missouri and Illinois, has re , turned home. I a?'8aid that ^tween 200 and -00 witnesses will be summoned ofore the grand jury and the boll promises to be a lively ono. Quito a heavy vein of gas was struck in the Hoskinson well the other day at about the gamp depth it was found in the Mc Reynolds well near by. Clarence Maxwell was badly injured in a runaway near his home last Friday. He was badly cut and bruised about the head, his leK was badly hurt and he sustained other injuries. He bo confined to his bed for i time, no doubt. Vo registered letters contain fonoy from this county were Jo the Grafton post office JPyi One was sent by J. B. knight, of Kouton. and contain ed ?1G, and the other by an oil man from Center Point, amount unknown. Wolvorton met with quite accident while on a sur tour in Harr ly. - af -bntisos about the shofllders.?Rectml. Dr. Morgan, of Clarksburg, was called here Sunday in con sultation with Drs. Griffin and McLane in the case o t J.U.Crouse While at the World's Fair last week Mrs. Frank Smith had a pocket book containing four or five dollars taken by a pick pocket. Judge Maxwell will sell a por tion of the Neely property Nov. |;^7, 1893.?Herald, Faiffit Ffauk-. Judge HarrisonTof Clarksburg was the guest of Governor Pier point oil Monday. Hon. Edwin Maxwell, Hon. J J- Davis and L. D. Jarvis. of Clarksburg, were attending court here on Monday. The Opera House is now under going some needed repairs. The stage has been raised so as to permit the using of the largest of scenery. On Tuesday last application was made in the Intermediate Court for the appointment of a Receiver for the Bottle & Fruit Jar Company, better known as the Beebe Glass Works. The following marriage licenses have been issued by Clerk Man ley since our !ast report: Ulysses S. Wright and Virginia B. Hayes: James W. Talkington and L. F Shrader; David Hayhurst and Carrie F. Williams.-Index. Misses Florence and Emma Post are again visitors in town. D. L. Morrow is again a citizen of Fairmont having moved his family here from Shinnston. .Several Fairmont boys were indicted by the Grand ^ ^ ?fa^t?wn last week for bad conduct dnring a recent Sunday drive to that place. y McCoy and Welsh, pugilists, I!!l0!Came up 10 arranf?e for a sparing match, left town without paying hotel bills. -Free Preu. Farmer CushmanrofChonango county. N. Y? thinks wo are go jng to have a very severe winter, for the following reasons: Corn husks are very thick; hog's melt runs jagged; the breast-bone of a May goose shows spots resemb ling the canals of Mars; the ducks are flying in U-shaped instead of V-shaped flocks, and green frogs are changing their skins and seeking spring water for winter quarters. A FAIRMONT GIRL Marries a Crook Whom She Met at the World's Fair, MSippffil It scorns that a Fairmont girl has recently figured in a very un pleasant matrimonial comedy. A dispatch from Tiffin, Ohio, last week says: A surprising sequel to the romatic marriage in this city yesterday ol A. B. Potter, ol Denver, and Miss Mame llall. of Fairmont, W. Va., has boon de veloped. They claimed here that they had met for tho first time at tho World's Fair, and that she was on her way home, and ho boarded the same train and induced her to get ofT here and become his wife. To-day information was received to the effect that 1500 reward has been offered for his arrest, he being wanted on a charge of passing forged checks both in Illinois and Iowa. Miss Hall is the daughter of Hon. Sylvanus W. Hall, who was at one time clerk of the Court of Appeals and is well-known in West Virginia. The scoundrel. Potter, who has ruined the girl's life has a notorious reputation in the West. A Telkokam corres pondent in Denver, Colorado, jliowinK clipping victim to a long list of people who have been betrayed by his confidence game. Potter has always claimed Denver for his place of residence, although he has never lived hore. At various times he has repre sented himself as an official of the Santa Fo railway, but more frequently he has paraded as one of the proprietors of the Iiocky Mountain News. He has swind led manufacturers in New York. Boston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, New Milford, Conn., and Philadelphia of small sums and did not hesitate to draw upon the New* Printing Company when he failed to realize funds upon the mere statement that he owned an interest. Every bank has handled his drafts and in 1889 and '90 they were so numer ous that the bankers did not even go to the formality of presenting them to the business management of this paper for rejection. Pot ter became a byword among the banks, and for the protection of Eastern correspondents a stand ing notice was kept in the News for ae'veral months warning read ers to beware of the fraud. Need less to say. Potter never had the remotest connection with the News. Potter is a man about five feet ten inches in height, weighs over 200 pounds, is of florid complex Ion. full habit, has lai-ge features, smooth round face, brown hair, is very easy talker, fairly well dressed, and Is a man well calcu lated to deceive anyone." The Fairmont Index thinks there may be some mistake about the matter, but acknowledges that Miss Hall is married to Mr. Potter. She had several ac quaintances in Clarksburg who were greatly surprised and shocked at her strange conduct HI Henry Mln?trrl?. HI Henry's alvance agent just arrived and informed a Tele gram reporter that the great Hi Henrv Minstrels were actually coming to Clarksburg and would give a grand street parade, and performance at Music Hall Nov. 10. Everybody has heard of this celebrated collection of 80 sing ers and comedians. Don t fail to hear them. V KKY LATEST. The Senate confirmed tho ap pointment of Mr. Lee H. Vance as postmaster at Clarksburg on Wednesday. Fairmont young men are dis cussing the formation of a mili tary company. Wfnton \V?lf* Rev.M. A. Tracy lectured in Buckhannon jut Sunday. Mr. John C. Hard man died at his home on Skin Creek Satur day of diphtheria. The Lightburn mill was de stroyed by lire Wednesday night. The tiro Is supposed to have originated by a spark falling on somo saw-dust. There was only about I2.J00 insurance on tho mill. Miss PaulineBartlett,of Clarks burg. has been visiting relatives here during tho week. She caino up to be present at the Webster Harrison weddingon Wednesday. ? On Wednesday morning* small party of relatives drove out to the residenco of Mr. W. <1. Har rison to witness tho wedding of his daughter, Nina, to Mr. Guy Webster of Charles Town, W.Va. At 10:80 the strains of tho wed ding march, rendered by Miss Daisy Harrison, flllod tho rooms and the high contracting parties proceeded by Miss Flodle Bailey and Mr. Mabe llarrlion, entered and wore made one,tho ceremony being performed by Kov. Dr. Forrest, of Clarksburg. Mr. and Mrs. Webster left on the 1:30 train for Charles Town, where they will make tholr future home. ?Democrat. ment. and Mrs. Clark W. Heavner ?i>eiit a few days in Clarksburg last week. Mr. Floyd Briiikly,a prominent [citizen of (tinkles Mills, was ta ken to the Asylum at Weston Tuesday morning. Spinal afflict ion affected liiB mind. Upshur county han its corps of inventive geniuses. F D.|Dnnning on has patented a carpenter's quare, John Neff lias patented ? secretary's desk. J. M. Hook, of Lorentz is negotiating for a patent on a jeweler's plating battery. ?P. C. Barlow has had letters pat lent on a washing machine for 1 several years, nnd F. Smith has patented a tool sharpener.? \liee. , All Oter. Chicago, Oct, 80.?Officially speaking tho world's fair is now a thing of the past. The termination of its existence was announced this evening at 6 o'clock by the booming of cannon, the chiming of bells, the lowering of flags and the farewell music of tho bands. To-day was marked by bright, in spiring weather and by a large attendance of people from far land near. The estimate to-night is two hundred and fifty thousand paid admissions making a grand total for the six months of over twenty one and a half millions, which number, while largely short of the original estimate, is far in ex cess of the prospect as late as June. The work of dismanteling is al ready begun. Tiffany's great ex hibit was closed this morning. Others will be closed to-night In a week fromnowonly skeleton exhibits will be still open. The railroads are preparing to move lin and ties for their tracks to the various buildings wero being un loaded to-day. The shadow of dissolution and departure is on the great show. The people felt, this fact all day. The assassination tradegy deepens this feeling, Saturday night's oc currence seemed to 1h> the' death knell of the exposition. An exchange says that travel ing printers by the score have struck Fairmont within the past wee*. Some from every part of the United States.