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I Is Murderer
David Curd* Tells Story ot the Mur
der of Don* Oilman to
THEN CRIES LIKE A CHILD.
Many of Those Who Knew Him Do
Not Believe He Was Really
Connected With the Crime.
[By Associated Press.]
DAYTON, O., Dec. 7?"Yes. I did
It. I am the murderer of Dona Gil
David Curtis made the above con
fession to County Detective McBride.
Coroner Kline. Detective Coleman,
of the Pinkerton agency, and the
Prosecuting Attorney Kevin In the
office of the latter this morning.
The statement of Curtis as given
the authorities follows:
"On the evening of Nor. 20 I ate
supper in the Cadiallac restaurant,
on Fifth street, sear Brown. Just
as I came oat I saw Dona Gilmau
waiting for her car, and I also
boarded the westbound Fifth street
car at National and Groveland aven
ues. I alighted shortly after thj
car started up the hall and she took
the west side of the street.
"I followed her tip the hill and
committed the assault."
After the confession Curtis cried
like a child. He was Questioned
closely as to the truth of his story,
and declared positively he was the
Curtis Is 27 years old and earned
a precarious living by selling news
papers, etc. He is half-witted ana
at times labored under delusions.
Many of those who know him be
lieve his story Is purely the result
his disordered imagination and
t he really has no connection
h the crime.
KNI6HTS OF COLUMBUS
HELD MIL ELECTION
Clarksburg Council of the
Knights of Columbus held a large
and enthusiastic meeting In the
Eagle hall Thursday night. The
feature of the meeting was the an
nual election of officers. The elec
tion resulted as follows:
T. W. Ward, grand knight.
James P. Moran, deputy grand
W. Roy Byrd, chancellor.
James T. Keenan, recording sec
T. M. Donahoe, financial secretary.
John J. Elwood, lecturer.
Dr. John P. McGulre, advocate.
William M. Mulheran, -warden.
Daniel P. Mulheran, inside guard.
B. D. White, ontslde gnard.
E. S. Boggess, trustee for three
Ten or twelve members will leave J
Saturday evening on No. 12 for Mar
tlnsbnrg to attend the institution of j
a council there Sunday afternoon.
At Fairmont and Will Take Posses
sion of the Same About
April 1 Next.
J. F. Smith, of Wallace, who has
closed a trade for the choe store of
fi. Trickett, in Fairmont, will not
take possession of the business be
fore April first. The consideration
:nvo!ved in the trade is said to be
Mr. Smith is an experienced mer
chant and is now in business at Fol
30m. Mr. Trickett has been doing
business at this stand for about thir
teen years and has enjoyed a very
Tour money refunded if after us
ing three-fourths (%) of a tube of
MaoZan, yon are dissatisfied. Re
turn the balance of the tube to your
druggist and your money will be
cheerfully returned. Take advant
age of this offer. Frank O. Bland.
FOR FEDERAL COURT
To Answer An Indictment For Vio
lating the Internal Revenue
Laws of the Nation.
Joe McConnell, a young man from
A'est Union, was brought before }
vnited States Commissioner Thomas
S. Spates Friday morning by United
States Deputy Marshal E. D. Hupp,
of Parkersburg, and held for the fed
eral grand jury here April 16 next
to answer an indictment for violat
ing the internal revenue laws, if
such be found, giving bond of $300.
Two days treatment free. Ring's
Dyspepsia Tablets for impaired di
gestion, Impure breath, perfect as
simulation of food, increased appe
tite. Do not fail to avail yourself
?>f the above offer. Sold by Frank
PRESIDENT OF THE MILLS
VISITS THEM DAY OR SO.
The president of the Phillips Sheet
& Tin Plate Company spent part of
the week hpre from Pittsburg. His
business was to Inspect the splendid
improvements that are being made
at the mills and to look over the
mills and business in general. He
is well pleased with the conduct of
the mills and their success under the
MILLIONIA RE CO A L OPERA TOR
COMES TO MINER'S RESCUE
President Bullitt Travels From
Philadelphia to Parkersbnrg To
Go On Italian's Bond.
PARKERSBURG, Dec. 7?To
travel hundreds of miles for the
sole purpose of becoming security for
as Italian accused of crime, that the
lemon skinned foreigner might have
his liberty. Is not a common sport
among millionaires. That Is what L.
M.-Bullitt, president of the Red Rock
Fuel Company, and Philadelphia
capitalist, did yesterday.
He was successful and yesterday
afternoon Jailer Gabteert. on orders
fxom the marshal's office, set at lib
erty Roco Flucco, of sunny Italy,
who was In for boot legging. Presi
dent Bullitt, of the company, which
employed the Italian, was responsi
ble for the order. He came prepar
ed to give bond, and between trains
he adjusted the matter and then re
turned to the Quaker City.
Tnere was unusual incidents in
this case that led to the trip. Flncco
was arrested a few days ago by
Deputy U. S. Marshal E. D. Hupp In
Upshur county for selling beer to
mineral Flucco was employed at
tta^fpd Rock mines. He was a
wlj important man there, being In I
the capacity of a foreman.
Since there was no one who could
compentenely assume his place the
work suffered after his arrest and
the matter was reported to the presi
dent of the company. Mr. Bnllit ar
ranged to come here at once. Be
went on the bond of the Italian,
which had been fixed at five hundred
dollars, and gave him Instructions as
to the work.
President Bullitt filed the famous
?nit here some time ago of the Red
Rock Fuel Company vs. the B. * O.,
la: which he charged the railroad
with discrimination against the com
pany in the car supply. He la well
known in West Virginia.
Mts. John Wine, or Sutton, came
here to attend the funeral of Hrs.
Lows Her a Good Home and Hu
mour Society Must Take Charge
of Her Again.
Local Humane Officer B. Brown
Stout has a little girl in his charge
that has had quite a checkered
career. Five or six years ago a
Weston lady was given the cMld by
the Humane Society, to raise. She
kept her three or four years and
then surrendered her because of her
high temper, because of which she
could not manage her. Mr. Stoat
notified the society, but before the
agent could come after her, another
lady wanted and was given the little
one. She kept her awhile-and then
surrendered her to Mr. Stout, be
cause she could not control her. He
again notified the agent, but in the
meantime another lady wanted the
little girl. She kept her awhile bat
later surrendered her. The society
then took charge of the little girl,
but hoth the lady and the girl fret
ted so over being separated that the
girl was given back to the lady. She
kept her thre months, but Friday
morning again surrendered her to
Mr. Stoat, claiming she could no
nothing with her. Mr. Stout has
notified the agent at Fairmont to
come after the little girl. She will
again be taken charge of by the so
SPELLING MATCH TONIGHT.
There will be a spelling match at
the North view school house tonight
at 7:30 o'clock. A silver offering
will be taken at the door for the
purpose of haying additional books
'or the school library.
Former Arlington Hotel Keeper
Goes Voluntarily Into Bank
ruptcy In Federal Court.
A. H. Stotler. owner of the Arling
ton hotel building, now called the
Fuel City hotel, has entered volun
tary bankruptcy. There will be a
meeting of his creditors in the law
office of W. Frank Stout, referee, on
Mr. Stotler lists bis assets at 514,
581, including the hotel property
which he lists at $14,000, and gives
a schedule of his liabilities amount
ing to $13,368.30.
Dade's Little Liver Pills thorough
ly clean the system, good for lazy
livers, makes clear complexions,
bright eyes and happy thoughts.
Sold by Frank G. Bland.
So As To Haul Heavier and Better
Trains and Make Faster Time.
Bat Old line Will Remain.
If the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Company carries out projected
changes it will build a line around
the Alleghanies. At present its
main road between the East and
West crosses the crest of the moun
Not only is such a change plan
ned, hut It is stated that it will be
bo lit and that a part of the $27,
000,000 stock Issue will be used for
this purpose. It 1b proposed to be
gin the work next spring.
The projected line will start at the
Pinto Tunnel, near Cumberland, and
running past the Six-Mile House, it
will strike a point below Frostburg
and will then go In as straight a
line as possible to Confluence or
Richwood, on the Pittsburg Division.
With Richwood or Confluence as the
second starting point, the road will
pass along a plateau in the Alleghen
ies to Fairmont. From Fairmont to
Grafton, there is already a line by
which connection will be made with
the Parkersburg division.
By the construction of this new
line the heavy sand patch grades will
be avoided and trains twice as large
as those now pulled over the moun
tain can be hauled, with an enor
mous saving In cost. The new
road will practically afford a four
track line from Cumberland to
Grafton. It is not proposed to aban
don the present line via Oakland and
Deer Park. It will be a supplement
al line, and both will be in constant
use. The change It is claimed will
greatly facilitate the handling of
heavy freight between the east and
Long Tennessee Fight.
For tvreury years "W. L. Rawls, of
Bells, Tenn.. fought nasal catarrh
He writes, "The swelling and sore
ness inside my nose was fearful, till
I began applying Bucklen's Arnica
Salve to the sore surface; this caus
ed the soreness and swelling to dis
appear. never to return." Best
salve in existence. 25c at F. G.
I UNDER THE WALLS
I ; "f
Thre eVolunteer Firemen Are Kill
ed By Falling Walls As Fire
^azes the Building.
IBy Associated Press.]
ITHACA, N. Y? Dec. 7?The Chi
Psi Fraternity House at Cornell
University, formerly the Fiske
mansion, the finest and most elabor
ate chapel house in the United
States, was burned to the ground
i this morning. The Are was not dis
I covered until the entire first floor
was in flames.
W. H. Nicolls, of Chicago, and W.
H. Goetz, of Milwaukee, students,
are missing, and are believed to be
buried under th$ walls.
Attorney A. S. Robinson, John
Rumsey. son o fa wealthy business
mzv., r.nd Esty Landon, all volunteer
firemen, were killed by falling walls.
New Cure For Epilepsy.
J. B. Waterman, of "Watertown,
0., rural free delivery, writes: "My
daughter, afflicted for years with
epilepsy, was'cured by Or. King's
New Life Pills. She has not had an
attack for over two yean." Best
body cleanser and life giving touic
pills on earth. 25c at F. Q. Bland's
FIRE DAMAGES PLANT.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 7?The
plant of the International Portland
Cement Company, at Elisabeth. Pa.,
near here, to damaged by fire to
day to the extent of $2 00,WO.
Two Young Wallace Men Are Up
On Serious Charge of
ONE OF THEM CONFESSES
implicates the Oth?-r But, He When
Arrested. Deni.~ All Knowl
edge- Of It.
Waldo Ta!k!ng*or. and Isaac Mil
ler. residing on Big Elk near Wal
lace. are young men behind the Jail
bars here, awaiting action of the
next grand jury against them on the
charge of forgery. They are quite
young, their ages being not more
than 19 years.
Forged Check on Ice.
'ialkington and Miller are charged
with forging the name of P. A. Ice
of their community to a check for
twelve dollars. The alleged forgery
was committed last September, bat
not discovered for some time and not
until Friday was there an oppor
tunity to arrest them.
Story of Forgety.
Talkington. when arrested Friday,
admitted he and Miller had forged
the check. ' He said Miller prepared
the check and he got it cashed,
though Miller accompanied him and
saw it cashed.
Bought a Shirt.
They went to the store of George
Talkington at Wallace and bought a
shirt, says Waldo Talkington, and
tendered the check :n payment. The
same was accepted and the change
handed to Talkington. They then
divided the money equally.
Miller Denies It.
Miller was arrested later in the
day Friday In Wetzel county, and.
when taken before Justice Moses
Shaver, at Brown, denied Talking
ton's confession and having any
knowledge whatever of the forgery.
Held For Court.
Justice Shaver held them for court
in bond of $1,000. and in default
they were brought to the county jail
Friday night by Constable W. A.
Reprint. News-Herald: "There Is
it least one effectual, safe, and re
liable cough cure?Dr. Shoop's
that we regard suitable, even for the
roungest child. For years, Dr.
Shoop bitterly opposed the use of
opiates or narcotics in medicine, of
fering $10 per drop to any one find
Ing opium, chloroform, or any other
poisonous or narc-jtlc Ingredient In
Or. Shoop's Cough Cure. And the
challenge Is yet unanswered. Here
Is one manufacturing physician, who
welcomed with much satisfaction the
new Government Pure Food and
Drug Law. The public can now pro
tect Itself at all times, by insisting
on having Dr. Shoop's, when a
cough remedy is needed." Sold by
REPORT THAT THE SHAH
OF PERSIA HAS DIED!
News of His Death In Paris Discred
ited By Representatives
[By Associated Press.]
LONDON, Eng.. Dec. 8?A dis
patch this morning from Paris an
nounces that it Is reported there the
Shah of Persia is dead. The Persian
legation at the foreign office here dis
credits the report.
If "taken at the sneeze stage** Pre
vent! cs?a toothsome candy tablet?
will surely and Quickly check an ap
proaching cold or lagrlppe. When
you first catch cold?or feel It com
ing on?take Dr. Shoop's Prerentica.
and the prompt effect win certainly
surprise and please you. ^Preventics
surely supply the proverbial "ounce
of prevention." Sold In S cent and
25 cent boxes by all dealers.
BISHOP SEYMORE DIES.
(Br Associated Press.]
SPRINGFIELD, HI.. Dec. 8?
Bishop George F. Seymour, of the
Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, died
today from the effect of an attack of
pneumonia from which he had been
in critical condition for more than
If yon like coffee but dare not
drink It. try Dr. Snoop's Health Cof
fee. If is true that real coffee does
disturb the stomach, heart and kid
neys. But Dr. Shoop's Health Cof
fee has not a grain of true coffee tat
It Being made from parched grains
malt. etc.. it Coram a wholeeome,
food-like drink, yet having the trae
flavor of Old Jars and Mocha coffee.
"Made In a minute." Call at oar
?tore for a free sample. Sold by all
The funeral of Camp Cain was
held at Ml Clare at 10:S? o'clock
Friday" morning, attended by a book
ber of his Meads, and interment was
ta the cemetery there.
The Globe Label Means Perfection.
When the label is found on the inside of the coat coGar
it means that the suit or overcoat is up-to-date, up to quality
and down to the right price. At the following prices we are
making special effort to give sterling values to oaen.
?Men's Suits and Top Coats.
Suits in three-button sack and double breasted styles.
Choice worsteds and cassimeres in new effects, including the
latest gray and blue striped patterns. Stiff setting from;
vest and trousers correctly fashioned.
Top coats in tan and brown all wool covert cloths.
Best Italian cloth body lining, satin sleeve lining. Cut 34
indies long and in correct fashion. Edges il C|j fn (Tin
and seems double stitched^uits and topcoats *P' 'JU w r'"
Men's Suits and Overcoats.
The latest "Globe" Suits, which find such special favor
among younger men. Exclusive, smart patterns in snappy
up-to-the-minute styles. Broad shoulders, long rofljlapd,
Topcoats, a nobby style, short and boxy. Also die
long rain cravanette coats, which makes a stylish dress
overcoat aid takes the place of the unsightly ?l C QA
Choice of these three groups at <PU.W
For men who want clothing of ultra quality we offer
winter suitst and overcoats, equal to custom made at twice
our prices at $8, $10, $12, $15 and $18.
Boys' Clothing at About Half Price.
Boys' blouse and Norfolk Salts, made of durable cheviots and serge*
neatly trimmed and well made; aces 5 to 8, rare offerings at $1.S0.
Boys' doable breasted sofa, all wool fancy cassimeres and cheviots:
seams sewn with silk; seats Used with Italian cloth: ages 8 to 16; extra
special at $3.00.
Oar "Manly" Salts for boys, copy of the cutaway style for men:
made of fancy cheviots and serges; single breasted vests, removable
shleM: splendid values at IS.SO.
The new doable breasted nek salts the latest in knee pants salts for
boys: made of finest all wool fabrics In novel patterns and colorings;
coats cat with military hade, broad shoulders and trousers with belt
loops. The handsomest boys' nit ever offered at $7.50, $6.60 and $6.00
SPECIAL?Boys' Knee Pasts Salts sailor blouse, Norfolk and single
or double breasted sayles. All handsomely tailored from stylish fabrics.
Price, with two pair pants, $5.00
It's Important. No part of a
man's apparel so completely chanjes
his appearance. Yon want charac
ter, style, quality and a money-saving
price. The new shade, tobacco
brown, wide, flaring brim soft lat
value $2.50. at $1.90.
Toull congratulate yourself when
you've looked over oar line of shirts.
They are near and dressy with the
new stripes and small figure effete,
and they fit, too. A sur^rldng lot
of stylish values at 50c.
Also a Fine line of Silk Handkerchiefs, Mufflers, Neckwear, Underwear,
Hosiery; Sweaters, Fancy Vests, Trunks, Valis*.s an * Suit Cases
Merchant Tailoring a Specialty. We have our custom cutter on the
Suits of Overcoats Your Measure, $15.00.
GLOBE CLOTHING HOUSE,
Pike Street, Opposite Postoffice.
Splendid Banking Equipment
HAVE you visited and inspected the equipment
of the Empire National Bank? We cordially
invite you and your friends to do so. We have the
most modern and excellent facilities for taking care
of your banking business, and would be pleased
to have you open an account with us
4 Per Cent interest Paid
On Savings Accounts
Tie J Empire National Bank,
Main and Fourth Sts. Clarksburg, W. Va.
Pocket Banks Loaned Free t*o Depositors.
Capital, $250,000. Surplus & Profits, $46,500.
HAS MASON ARRESTED.
George Nunley Accuses Him of Un
lawfully Carrying a Gun.
James Mason, colored, will have
to answer to the charge of unlawful
ly carrying a pistol In Magistrate
Gordon's court Saturday evening at
7 o'clock. He was arrested by Con
stable Andrew Lyon Friday morn
Ins on a warrant lssned at the in
stance of George Nunley, who ac
cused him of that offense against
the peace and dignity of the state.
Mason gave bond for his appearance
at thgjiearlng and was released from
A Western Wonder.
There's a hill at Bowie, Tex., that
is twice as big as last year. TMi
wonder is W. L. Hill, who from a
weight of 90 pounds has grown to
over 180. He says: 1 suffered with
a terrible oough. and doctors save
be up to die of consumption. I wii
reduced to SO pounds, when I began
taking Dr. Sag^ New Discovery tor
Consumption, Coughs sad Col da
Now, alter It bottlss, I have more
than'doubled in weight and am com
pletely cured." Only san!?oagh ai
epld eqoAk OoanaWM by WL ?
Blaad. Innbt Me aa* fl.M.
IT'S A TEN STRIKE!
4L Everybody agrees that the new Reymann brew has
made a ten strike. '^00
been sixty years In
goodness can't dodge
is a brew for y>u% fyewtd from the efvwy?t at sdeet
?wal?and anS at *11
^ Or by the case direct from the brewery. K%
C ltV a tea sb&e! \