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As Hr is Bring Brought to the Jail
- 'Here and 'Escape* From
x.; the Constable.
SIGNS ANOTHER MAN'S NAME
WALLACE, Dec. ??A bold at
% tempt of forgery was made Wednes
| da>* afternoon at Wallace. A man
| ' by the name of Clyde Russell, who
: ?- had been working In the mines near
; Bola. went into T. J. Parrish's store
' and asked one of the clerks for one
of Mr. Parish's blank checks. The
ij blank was given him without ques
* ? tlon. He left the store and proceed
ed to fill out the check in his own
\ favor singing T. J. Parrish's name
; to it for 540.00. He went across tne
: street to the Wallace Bank and pre
S& ^ron^^^chec^for payment The
bting the signature of
the check, asked thie bearer who sign
ed it and was Informed that T. J.
Parrish signed the check himself.
ihier suggested that he
Mr. Parrish over to .the
go after him himself. He
Parrish arrived at" the
?- "bank the check was pronounced a
" " check. Constable Wm. A.
was called and asked to ar
?man.* A hot foot rate fol
01^ about three-quarters of a
* mile when the constable overtook his
man." He was brought back to town
apd Squire Shaver called from Brown
and a warrant issued. He confessed
the forgery and started to Clarks
burg to jail with Constable Johnson
?H the night train.
?. The prisoner insisted that he want
ed to go to the coach closet and
/Anally the constable permitted him
?do so at Erie, Just as the train
leaving there, Russell Jumped
the .car window and escaped,
has not yet been captured.
[By A*sofl*t*?! Press.]
PARIS, Prance, Dec. 6?A remark
able scene followed the interprets
tion of .the government on the Mor
roccan question 'in 'the Chamber o
Deputies today by M. Jaures, Social
ist leader. Count Boni de Castel
lant unexpectedly ascended the
tribune whereupon half the deputies
abruptly left the house.
fBy Associated Press.]
WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Dec. 6?An
explosion of gas occurred in the Bal
timore mipe of the Parish Coal Com
pany today. A rescue party was set
to work and all the ambulances of
this city are at the mines. The mine
is about two miles south of this city.
William H. Hicks, of the Trader?
pool and billiard rooms, has been
quite sick, threatened with appendi
citis, but is now able to leave his
room and will soon be fully recover
ed, unless a relapse takes place,
which is not now expected.
[By Associated Press.]
CHICAGO, m., Dec. 6?Wheat,
74 3-4, corn 42 3-4, oats 33 1-2.
I CAUSES BIG FIRE
Oom Reaches Nearly Half Million
Dollars and ?Jeveral Persons
H ? /
[By Associated Press.]
\ Mass., Dec. 6?A boiler ex
in the four-story factory of
J. Harney Shoe Company at
%est Lynn today destroyed the fac
tory and started a fire that swept
*oyer several acres, burning three
?other factory buildings, the Boston
4b Blaise railroad station, and a num
"ber of small dwellings, besides caus
ing injuries to elecen persons.
That there was no loss of life Is
attributed to the fact that the ex
plosion occurred just before the time
?for the iactory operatives to begin
work. The financial loss is $450,
000. Of the Injured none will die.
IS NOW IN SESSION
In Washington City, With Nearly
One Thousand Delegates Present
at Opening of Session.
[By Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Dec. 6?
Nearly one thousand delegates are
here In attendance at today's open
ing session of the National Rivers
and Harbors Congress. Harvey D.
Goulder, of Cleveland, president,
presides. Speaker Cannon and Rep
resentative Burton, chairman of the
House committee on rivers and har
bors fre among the speakers at to
day's session. The object of the
convention is to secure an annual ap
propriation of fifty million dollars
for systematic work
?ment of the nation's
BANKER SENT TO PRISON.
yfjjMF m ? -
J L-tBy Associated Press.]
CliJvGO, 111., Dec. 6?Hagbert
Gregflffia, formerly exchange teller
of the Milwaukee Avenue State Bank
today plead guilty to embezzlement
of fttnds of the bank anl was given
aq indeterminate sentence in the
[By Associated Press.]
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec. 6?
Joseph H. Stubbs, chief of the Indi
ana bureau of statistics, died at his
home here today.
Civic Society Hold.* Meetings at the
Waldo?Mrs. R. H. Thomas
The Women's Civic Club was or
ganized at a meeting held in the as
sembly room of the Waldo hotel late
Wednesday afternoon. The follow
ing officers were elected:
Mrs. John Ruhl, president.
Mrs. R. T. Lowndes, Jr., vice
Miss Scollay Page, secretary.
Miss Etta McKeehan, treasurer.
Vice presidents from each ward in
the city are to be elected by the
club. Mrs. R. H. Thomas, of Park
ersburg, president of the state fed
eration of Women's Clubs, was pres
ent at the meeting and made an In
teresting address to the members
which was listened to with close at
IN STTTCTIOJJ AXi BUILDING
Is Projected At Huntington By Rev.
Mr. Wren of That City.
The Rev. C. E. Wren, a Baptist
preacher of Huntington, is in the
city In the Interest of a projected
Baptist institutional church In that
city, of which he is the projector. It
is proposed to erect a building cost
ing 9100,000. It will consist of a
library, reading room, gymnasium,
rest room for sick men and women,
physician's office, parlor, young
men's Club room, roof garden, sav
ings bank, etc. The Institution is
to be open every day in the year
from 7 o'clock a. m. to 11 p. m., and
always have some one In charge to
welcome those who go to the place.
T. P. S. C. E.
Miss Beulah Lyon will lead "the
Christian Endeavor prayer meeting
at the Baptist church on Friday
night at 7:15 o'clock. The topic is
one of great and tender Interest,
"Lessons of the Seven Words from
the Cross," John 19:25-30, Luke 23:
34-46, Mark 15:34. It is hoped
there will be a full attendance. Vis
itors are cordially Invited. The
quartette will have special music.
Rev. Geow _ViW*rt, of Massa
chuMttS. Will Lectcrr sod Preach
at Several Places Here.
Thp Rev. George H. VIbbert. of
Massachusetts, whose likeness is here
'v'a. will lecture In the court house
Friday. and Saturday nights of the
week at 7:45 o'clock. His
jic will be "Temperance." Mr.
VIbbert will also preach In the First
Baptist church here next Sunday
r.orning and in the court house in
REV. GEORGE H. VIBBERX.
lie afternoon at 2:20 o'clock. Sun
2sy aight he will preach in the Bap
tist church at Bridgeport. This
Thursday night he will preach in the
Methodist Episcopal church at
Adamstoa. No admission will be
charged at slny of these meetings.
Mr. Vib!>ert is a New England
nratoc of fine aHiUty. as testimon
iecturers in the country show.
\Vetidel! Phillips says of him:
"I know him (Mr. Vibbert) 'well,
?nd can testify to the consummate
sbility with which he handles the
question. Eloquent, impressive and
fully informed as to all the details
of the question, a man of excellent
good sense in managing the argu
ment, he will, I am sure, be a great
help in the fight for order and the
ior Cohen is .Elected Worthy Presi
dent and Mr. Newlon Secretary
of the Local Aerie.
The Eagles elected officers Wed
nesday night as follows:
Joe Cohen, worthy president.
. Thomas R. Keerns, worthy vice
H. H. Davis, chaplain.
T. B. Newlon. secretary.
J. J. Connell, treasurer.
Ray Hornor, inside guard.
Mr. Burton, outside guard.
A. A. Crawford, John F. Kearns
and John S. Clark, trustees.
The newly-elected officers will be
Installed the first Wednesday night
in January, when there will be sev
eral initiations, and a social session
TEACHERS' INSTITUTE IS
TO BE HELD AT AOAMSTON
Instructors of Coal and Clark Dis
tricts to Have Conference on
The school teachers of Coal and
Clark districts of this county will
hold an institute Saturday afternoon
beginning at 2 o'clock In the school
house at Adamston. The Institute
will be in the nature of a conference
in which the teachers will discuss
their work and methods of teaching.
J. Walter Duncan, principal of the
Adamston schools will preside. A
good attendance Is expected.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
WILL ELECT OFFICERS.
The annual election of officers of
the local council of the Knights of
Columbus will be held tonight at the
meeting of the council in the Eagle
hall in the Traders building. The
meeting will begin at 8 o'clock. It
is nrged that all the members be
LUNATICS TAKEN TO WESTON.
David A Reed, of Bridgeport and
J. J. Barker, of Rlnehart, were taken
from the county jail to the asylum
at Weston Wednesday evening by a
guard from the asylum. They are
Ufelw Body Found Sospemled
Fran the Door of Closet
la His Boom.
LEAVES HIS MOTHER
A LOVE MESSAGES.
Vo Roason Can Be Assigned For Bit
Kwh Act, and Friends Are
Pained Over His Tragic End.
Harry Hendershot was found
hanging lifeless at 2 o'clock Wed
?esday afternoon ia room 618 of tie
Waldo hotel, with a sheet taut
round his neck.
The srewsome discovery was made
?y Mrs. Tetrifek, the housekeeper.
She was startled to behold him al
most suspended from the closet door
is she entered. The lifeless body
?rs near the door of the room, rest
ing against the closet door with the
i')s of his toes barely reaching the
The alarm w'as at once given and
'he hotel proprietor and friends
?ashed to the room only to find him
?old in death. He was taken down
hurriedly and placed tenderly on the
hed. An examination was made,
but life was extinct
Uses a Sheet.
The suicide was done in a very
peculiar manner. He took a bed
sheet and twisted it into a hard
rope. Then he tied one end to the in
side knob of the closet door. Next,
he looped it over the top of the door,
closed the door and looped the sheet
around the neck very tight, and thus
was he found.
Leaves Love Message.
On the dresser was found the fol
?'Mrs. E. A. Hendershot,
"Belmont County, Ohio.
'My Dear Mother:
J'.Tis because I love yon. Hope
to meet you, where there Is no
No cause is assigned for bis rash
act. Apparently he was in good
health though he had been treated
a week for nervous prostration, leav
ing St Mary's hospital last Friday.
He seemed in very happy mood, when
he left Wells & Haymaker's drug
store at 10:10 o'clock Tuesday
night.- He was with Victor Merri
man until nearly 11 o'clock and ac
companied him to his home on
West Pike street, appearing in his
tipual cheerful mood. Returning to
the hotel he retired and was last
seen alive at 9 o'clock Wednesday
morning by Alex Lee, the bell boy,
who took him Ice water and two
cigars. About the same time H. L>.
Wells called up the hotel and in
quired whether he was sick or had
overslept himself. Hendershot re
plied over the telephone to the hotel
operator. Miss Peck, that he believed
he would not go to the store until
after Innch. to which Mr. Wells con
And at 2 o'clock F. B. Haymaker
went to the hotel to inquire as to Hp
being sick and the housekeeper found
him dead as stated.
Mr. Hendershot had been here
about seven yean and was a prom
'nP!?f and pounlar young pharmacist
at Wells & Haymaker's drag store.
His age was about Si) years. He
bad a great many friends and ac
quaintances and the news of his
tragic end Is most painful to them.
OF HIS MOTHER
. The body of Harry Hendershot,
the young pharmacist who suicided
in a room on the sivth floor of the
Waldo hotel Wednesday afternoon
by hanging himself with a rope
made of a bed sheet, was taken to
the home of his mother at Powhat
tan, 0., a few miles below Mounds
ville Thursday afternoon. The ru
neral and burial will take place there
Accompanying the body were a
number of the members of the
Clarksburg lodge of Elks to whilch
organization Mr. Hendershot be
longed. The lodge marched In a
body from the undertaking parlors
of the Clifford-Oaborne Company to
the railroad station when the body
was taken to the train. A number
of Elks and other friends of the
young man will go to Powhattan
Friday to attend the funeral.
REPRESENTATIVE ELECT PETER A. PORTER.
Peter a. Porter of Niagara Fa IK N. Y.. who defeated Congressman James
W. 'Wiidswortb. defender of the b?ef trust. at the recent election, belongs to a
famous figbting family. His prandfatber was General Peter B. Porter, coo
splcuous in tbe war of 1812 aud later secretary of war under President Jobs
Quincy Adams. - His father. Colonel Peter A. Porter, fell at tbe battle of Cold
Harbor in 1864. The congressman elect has been a member of tbe New York
legislature, but >s best known as tbe historian of tbe Niagara frontier. Tbe
emblem under which be made hl? race against the beef trust congressman was,
quite appropriately, a cow. which added amusement to the contest.
FLEET OF FOOl IS
THE MO UNTAINEER
Man Walks Fifty-Four Miles in
Twenty-One Honrs With a
That more than one mountaineer
of West Virginia would have carried
the 'message to Carcia" was exem
plified a few days since when a rug
ged native of the Webster hills
trudged a distance of ^f^y-fonr miles
in twenty-one hours to carry out tile
instructions which were intrusted to
him. He finally found those for
whom he was looking and told them
of the acddenttal killing of one of
their relatives in Parkersburg.
One of the men was Mayor W. E.
Arnett, of Fairmont, and the other
was Charles B. Chancellor, one of the
best known and most successful
hardware men in West Virgin'a, him
self and establishment being of Par
Luke C. Arnett sent a message to
Cowen, Webster county, the evening
he was apprised of the accidental
shooting and subsequent death of
young Chester Peppers, in Parkers
burg, asking that Mayor Arnett and
Mr. Chancellor, grandfather and
uncle of the deceased, respectively,
be told of the unfortunate affair. He
had tried to reach Holly Jnnction,
j where he thought the wanted men
I were, but the wires were down. A
carrier was selected and was promis
ed ten dollars for finding them. He
left Cowen soon after 9 o'clock in
the evening and went to Webster
Springs. The men had left there,
he having had a fourteen-mile jour
ney for nothing. But he kept on and
went twenty miles farther into the
mountainous regions before he learn
ed that the men he wanted to reach
had returned to Cowen. He did not
go to bed. but "back tracked" and
before 6 o'clock the next evening was
in Cowen and told Mayor Arnett and
Mr. Chancellor of the wmng
Appreciating what the man had
done, having traveled more than fifty
miles to find him, Mayor Arnett sent
the carrier $25 Instead of $10 for
the loyal service he rendered.
IS ISSUE AT WESTON.
WESTON, Dec. 6?-The municipal
ownership convention at the court
house last night was very large and
enthusiastic. They placed the fol
lowing ticket in the field: For
mayor, Dr. M. S. Holt; alderman,
First ward, William Stalnaker; Sec
ond ward, William Dolan; Third
ward, James Bohan; Fourth ward,
J. C. Chidlster.
Each candidate was required by
the convention to stand upon the
platform and pledge his support to
the municipal ownership cause if
elected-and use every effort to take
over the water works and electric
light plant, now owned by a private
rBy Associated Press.]
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 6?The par
don bdard today commuted the death
sentences of Jesse and MHton Raw
lins to life Imprisonment.
?/ .< ?
By the Angel of Death and Burial
Will be at Bridgeport
Howard Haley died at the home
of his nephew, C. W. Haley, 432 W.
Pike street at 2 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon after an illness of 29
days with neuralgia, aged 58 years.
Mr. Haley was born in Virginia
bat came to this county when quite
young. He was a well known team
ster. Surviving him of the imme
mediate family is one sister, Mrs.
Louise Harmon, wife of William
Harmon, of Bridgeport. He was
The body will be taken to Bridge
port and buried there Friiday after
noon at 2 o'clock.
SHOE WAS TO
BE MARRIED SOON
Was Engaged To a' Miss Fleming, of
National Road, Near City
A pathetic incident in connection
with the suicide of Harry Hendershot
Wednesday was tbe fafct that he was
shortly to be married. The Wheel
ing Intelligencer speaking of the
suicide says he went to Wheeling
about four weeks ago and remained
ten days. That paper states that he
was shortly to be married to a Miss
Fleming, o fthe National Road, and
his visit there was for the purpose of
making arrangements for his mar
OPENING OF BIDS
FOB LANDS POSTPONED.
tBy Associated Pre**.]
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 6?
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock
today Issued an order postponing
from the 10th to the 15th instant
the opening of sealed bids for pasture
and wood reserve lands In the Kiowa,
Comanche and Apache Indian reser
vation in Oklahoma.
letxeb about deserters.
Lieutenant of Police Nicholas
Whyte received a communication
from Commander Swift of the Brook
lyn Navy Yard, Wednesday evening
regarding William Muir and Henry
Custer, the two deserters from the
U. S. warship Connecticut, who are
in Jail here. He Is authorized to
procure transportation from Wash
ington for the two prisoners and 'a
Clarksburg officer and then have
them taken to the nary yard. Mr.
Whyte has sent tor the transporta
b Disorderly House at Steubenrilk-,
Formerly R??Med h
i "Spider" Bell, who made Clarks
burg Us home for several years, is
Dnder arrest in Steubenville. 0., on a
charge of murder. Dispatches state
that Bell shot and Wiled William
Roach in a disorderly House con
ducted by Mrs. Mollie Whiter.
According to the story of the
shooting, the Whiter woman hat
been circulating evil reports concern
ing Bell, and while intoxicated be
started for her house with the In
tention of "cleaning it out"
When he arrived there he found
Roach, who left a room on the second
floor and started down the stairway
to put Bell out. Bell did not wait
for him to reach him. but flred twice
from ihs revolver, both bullets enter
ing Roach's body, and one passing
through his heart killing him in
stantly. Roach sank to the floor and
was dead when aid arrived. Bell
was placed nnder arrest and is now
in the Steubenville-jail.
Roach, the victim of the tragedy,
Is about 34 years of age, and his -
home was In Nova Scotia. Bell Is
about the same age. His correct
name is Harry S. Bell, and his par
ents are living in Steubenville. His
father is a teamster.
Bell had been In troable of some
sort a number of years ago, and for
that reason left Steubenville, and
came to Clarksburg. He was a pro
fessional gambler and he followed
that calling here. He remained In
Clarksburg a number of years, and
was never engaged in any crimes
while here. He was rather mild
mannered and inoffensive, but was
said to be a dangerous man when
MOTORS IB III
In the Annual Session and will Try
To Raise Standard of
Thursday afternoon at the Chan
I cellor at Parkersburg, a number of
physicians from many points in the
state met. Matters pertaining to
I legislation concerning the profession .
will be taken np and some definite
provisions decided upon to put> be
fore the legislature at Charleston
in the coming term.
At the annual meeting of the Wfest
Virginia Medical Association, held
at Webster Springs last May, a com
mittee of four members of the soci
ety from each congressional district
In the state was appointed to attend
One of the most desired change*
wanted by the society is that the ap
plicant to practice medicine must
I put forth a higher standard than
that of simply passing the required
examination and putting up the usu
al fee of ten dollars. The commit
tee and members of the society hope
to make it a law that the applicant
must be a graduate of some good
school before being allowed to prac
The physicians believe the laws of
West Virginia In this regard are not
as they should be, and the purpose of
the meeting is to adopt a measure
and send a good representation of
physicians to Charleston to get it
IS TAKEN Br DEATH
Camp Cain Passes Away at the Ripe
Old Age of Eighty
Cump Cain, an aged resident of
Mt. Clare, died at his home at that
place Wednesday night at 11 o'clock
after a lingering illness with dis
ease incident to old age. Mr. Cain
[was 85 yeats old.
The funeral will be held Friday
morning at 10:30 o'clock. Services
will be held at the late home and the
burial wili be In the Cain cemetery.
KILLED IS ATTACK.
fBr Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 6?
Dominion Minister Joubert today re
celved a dispatch from his govern
ment stating that a party of twelve
insurgent leaders who gathered at
Pnerta Plata had been attacked by
government forces. Perieo LaSalla
was killed and the remdnder of the