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Advertising Medium The People's Favorite Faper HEARST DOES NOT KNOW WHETHER THE LETTERS ARE ACTUALLY FORGED MOTORMAN HELD PENDING A PROBE I Of a Wreck of a Passenger Train and Street Car at \ Ashtabula. ASHTABULA, O., ?ec. 17?Seven persona dead and seven injured was ihc' toll of wreck here last night when a bake Shore and Michigan Southern train struck a street car. | A complete investigation of a huge pile of wreckage today re vealed but cne additional body, that of David Stowe. Motorman McCutcheon is held by the police pending m Investigation into the cause of the wreck. ( NSANE Is Homer Harbert at Worth ington and He is Taken into Custody. FA in MONT, Dec. 17 ? (Deputy Sheriff Thomas Tucker went to Worthlngton last night where he found Homor Harbert in custody of a number of men. Harbert Is charged with insanity and was brought here and locked up In the county jail. He will have a medical examination and trial later. The man js said to bb very vio lent and it is understood that he was running at large atoout Worthington creating a great deal or excitement when he was taken in charge by, come of the men there and was held, until the deputy sheriff arrived ani*. brought the main to jail. NEW Consular Agent for Italians is Named for Part of This State. FAIRMONT, Dec. 17.?Italian Con-1 ml Ci. D. Caldara, of West Virginia, I whose headquarters is here, has an nounced the installation of a new con sular agent in West Virginia, with headquarters at North Fork, in the lower part of the state. The counties comprising the new district are Jack son, Roane, Clay, Webster, Pocahon tas, Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, Hajligh, Fayette, Kanawha, Putnam, Mason, Cabell, Wayne, IJncoln, Boone, U'san. McDowell and Mercer. The] remaining thirty-flve counties of West Virginia continue under the jur isdiction of Consular Caldara. To Death by His 'Delivery Wagon is a Sarietta Merchant. ' AIimOiNTr, Dec. 17.?'The dead ' "ly of Charles Hartley,, aged 42j ? ?rs, was found underneath a wagon ""it six miles from this city last evening. Mr. Hartley was a store keeper at ?^iricttii and was driving a wagon luavily loaded with goods, Invcsti -ition showed that ho had fallen from the seat of the wagon, and when '"indt the lines were wound tight 1 round his hands. The heavy wagon had pflFtfed. over his "body. The decentftki man leave# a wife and f wr children. He formerly conduct '! n grocery store hi Fairmont* He '? '>!? a son of a well known farmer re eling in Marlon county. ? . . .. % TRIBE TO MEET. Tim Tribe of Ben Hur will meet '"night In the Rock Bell building In ?"?'n Elk to Initiate candidates and ' ansact other interesting business. Mi members are urged to attend. Visiting members of tho order will he welcome. MVIiE'S KICK FATATi. (MlAIRUESTON, Dec. 17 ? Alva 'I'Hlkingtcin, driver In the Bluo creek "li Held in a local hospital from be ing kicked by a mult. His home was at Folsom, Wetsel county, where the body waB shipped today. Contracts for the State for the Next Two Years Are Awarded. CHARLESTON"! Dcc. 17.?Contracts aggregating nearly $55,000 have been awarded by the commissioner of pub lic printing for furnishing paper printing and binding for the next two yearB. The Tribune Printing Com pany, Charleston, was awarded the printing and binding, while the R. P. Andrews Paper Company, Washing [ton, D. C., was awarded the contract Tor printing paper and stationary. Bids were as follows: | iPrinting?Tribune Printing Com pany, |35,135; Union, Printing Com pany, $36,6)0.50; Ncws Mail, $38, ' 700 50. | Rinding?Tribune, $1-2,341.81; N'cws Mail, $16,008.30; Union, $16,175.80; paper and stationary, R. P. Andrews Paper Company, $38,083.51; Ailing & Cory Company, $38,770.15; Chat field & Woods Company. $10,431.45; Western Pennsylvania tPaper Com pany, $42,536.65. AGED NEGRESS DEAD. OH'AIRIIJESTON, Dec. IV? Mrs. Sarah Rusliingl^oc, colored, is dead at her home at South Ruffner, at the age of 11.0. She is believed to have been the oldest person In the state. STRUCK BY TWA IX. TBRtRA ALTA, W. Va.. Dec. 17? A Spaniard, Joseph Rayman Campa, was killed by being strjick by a train at Rinard just ivest of here. Ho was 35 years old and married. ONE MARRIAGE LICENSE." A marriagg license has been is sued to Ernest R. Burnside and Des. sie B. Chandler. Copies He Has Were Ob tained from Eddy m the City of London. ? ? , i NEW YOR& EDITOR Appears befora(| the Senate Committee Investigating Campaign Fund's. WASHINGTON, D. C.^ nec. 17? Appearing as tho first witness today before the Scnate'committee Investi gating campaign funds, William It Hearst furnished the committee with photographic copies of all let ters la his possession Indicating con nection between Jolin D. Archbold of tho Standard O.I Company and campaign activities. He said that lie got the copies from John Eddy, 'of London, but he did not know [where Eddy got them. Hearst said that he know of the Tacts to which the letters referred. He said that he had other Tetters that did not como within the scope of the In quiry, but Senators Oliver and Paynter 'insisted that ho produce all letters lie had, and Cha'rman Clapp, ordered*him to do so. Hearst suggested that ?ddy prob ably would be willing to tell the committee how the lettors wore taken from the Standard Oil Com pany's files. 1 In reply to Pomerene's suggestion that the letters wero forgeries, Hearst said ke hnew nothing about that. PBIMNlCES Of Ohio Legislators Convict ed of Taking 'Bribes to Begin at Once. COLUMBUS, O., Dec.- 17?Appli cations of State Senators Isaac ?? 'Huffman and L. IR. Andrews for permission to carry to the supreme court cases in which tlioy were con victed of accepting bribes for their votes |n tho last legislature wero re fused today, and CTiey probably will begin their sentences in the peniten tiary at once. BOSTON ARRESTED FOR BOY'S MURDER Is Being Held Pending Inves tigation of the Latter's Mysterious Death. Okey Boston, a young man who for merly boarded at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JJ. A. Hosteller at Norlh vlcw, Is in jail under a charge of be ing Implicated In the death of James' O. Ilostetter, the youth who was fatally injured Saturday night near the in tcrurban trolley line to Fairmont bp yond Droaddus addition and who died shortly after ho was found. Sheriff Percy Byrd arrested him Mon day evening after complaint had been made In Justice J. V. Carter's court by D. A. HoBtetter. The coroner's jury that was organ ized for the purpose of investigating young Hostettcr's death met Tuesday afternoon for the 3ccond time and ex amined witnesses In the case. Dr. W. T. Gocke described the injuries that caused the boy's death, saying that death resulted from a blow of . some kind of a blunt Instrument. James Hcndrlckson, a pollcenvtn, de scribed the finding of the Injured boy Sunday morning. Claude Haddox, a resident of Northview, said he saw yonng HoBtettor and several other boys standing at the trolley station at 9:15 Saturday night. I K. N. Sappington, policeman, testl ' fled that he saw Hostettcr nad Boston i together at 10 o'clock Saturday night I In Glen Klk and that Hostetter was 'staggering as though drunk. John B. Barker, of -Northview, said ho met the two boys at 9:05 o'clock Saturday night In the trolley station and that ho took a drink of whiskey with them there , j Okey Boston was taken before the jjury from the county jail late In the I afternoon and examined by the jury, i He said that he and Hostettcr were ^ntinue<r~<HPpage Ave?) on WILL I Is Probated Here and Hcr schel C. Ogden Qualifies as Executor Thereof. Tho wlil ot Dr. P. B. Ogden was J probated before the countj; court Tuesday. tHerschel C. Ogden, ot Wheeling, a son. namdd therein as executor, qualified as such with bond at $40,000 and William C. Ogden, another boh, surety. A bequest of $1,000 Is given to J each ot two sons and a daughter, namely, William C. Ogden and Howard N. Og<}en and Mrs. Cora V. Opragg and Horschel C. Ogden la [given J:!,000. Alice M. Ogedn, the widow, is given the household goods and personal property. The executor is directed to sell al1 (other property of tho estate and di vide the proceeds equally among tho three sons and one daughter. SHOT BY UNKNOWN PERSONS. KEYSBR^W. Va., Dec. 17?News ol the death gt Joseph A. Patton has been received here. Ho was a na tlv of Claysville. He was a nephew ot Assessor-elect F. C. Patton, ot j Keyser. It is believed he was shot by unknon'a persons. BODY RECOVERED. ? CUMBERLAND, Md? Dec. 17 ? The body of William S. Small, the fourth trainman, has been recoverel jfrom the Sand Patch wreck. It was found under a pile ot timbers and | was covered with coal. Small was 129 years old and a brakeman. HYDROCYCLE LATEST AQUATIC CRAFT ; . ? ? ITS PROPELLERS DO NOT TOUCH WATER j Trylno out Hydrocycle at Milan. % t A tandem hydrocycle was recently given a tryout at Milan with, great success by its builders?Morettl Brothers. The novelty of the hydrocycle, which is root propelled, lies in the fact that Instead of its propellers be ing placed in the water at the stern of tlie machine, as Is usual In water craft, this water skimming cycle hps *ts propellers placed in the rear of the iron frame, far removed from uie water. Considerable speed can be made on this hydrocycle and it ia predicted that within a short time it yrill be seen on all the inland waters. PEACE MAKERS ARE GIVEN FULL POWER To Not Only Make Peace But Also to Sign the Peace Compact. LONDON, Due. 17.?It developed today that credentials ot pence dele sates of the Balkan allies and or Turkey give them full power as plen ipotentiaries. They can therefore, not only negotiate for peace but IT they conic to an agreement they can con clude and sign it. This point was made very cltar, when the delegates met in the St James palace this morning to begin the serious business of the gathering. Speaker IlancIT of the Bulgarian parliament presided and secretaries were appointed. The conference adjourned fo"r the' day after being In session loss than two hours. ^ . NHL BATTLE? Is on between the Turkish and Greecian Fleets on the Dardanelles. SEDIIT-BEHJt, Dardanelles, Dec. 17.?Another naval battle wns begun between Turkish and Greek fleets this morning. Outside ot the Dardanelles the firing was very heavy but It is not known here how many ships were engaged. Raging the Worst within Ten Years in City of Duluth and' Vicinity. DUtiUTIH, Dec. 17?Duluth and vicinity aro today, blanketed un der from one to .flvo feet of snow and the worst bl'zzard In ten years 'is raging. PBSlRClS At Various Points in West Virginia Ordered Dis continued. WASHINGTON, D. 'C., .Dec. 17? The postofflce at Carmel, Preston county, will ,be discontinued De cember 31. by an order of tho post offlce department. Mail for Its patrons will bo sent to Aurora. The postofflce at Squire, McDow ell county, will be disconUnued Jan nary 1, and mail for Its patrons vriil bo sent to Canebrnke. The postofflce at Skelt, Webster county, has been ordered discon tinued Januliry 15, 1913. Mail for its patrons will be sent to Pickens. TOO MUCH ALCOHOL. WHEELING. Dec. 17? John Wiley was found dead on Glenn Heights east of the city, and the county cor oner, who was Immediately Called, pronounced a Tcrdlct of death due to poisoning from aicohol. Is Planned for "Billy" Sun-( ? day Meetings Announced for'Clarksburg. It is the intention to bullil !i tabtr liaclc in which "Hilly" Sunday will hold meetings here next year. A num ber interested met Inst /night in the First Ltuptist chtirth with the Rev. nr. W. C. Taylor presiding and the Rev. W. M. Long acting as secretary.! A committee or five was appointed to procuro ground for the tabtrnacle. | P. H. ?oblegard is its chairman A committee with the llcv. W. M. Long chairman was appointed on the nomi-, nat'on of permanent ofiicers. The next meeting oT the organisation will be held ill the First Baptist ditirch Monday evening, Iicccmber 30, at 7:30 o'clock, to which all the ministers of the city as well as church members arc invited. MIKE MEN TAKE AN EXAMINATION ? ? ,???? ... - Situation in Berkeley County is Not as Bad as Was Reported. * M/VRTJ'NSBUHOf Dcc. 17?A r<> Port sent out recently from Charles l ton that Sheriff Ketterling, ot Berkeley county, had asked Govern or Olasscock for militia to handle an epidemic of smallpox alleged to have l broken out among the workmen in , the great stone quarries in 'Berkeloy | county. It was also said that Gov , ernor Glasscock had denied the re quest of Sher'ff KettCrling and County Health Officer Dr. Henshaw. Both Sheriff Kettering and Dr. Hrci shaw declare that the report from Charleston Is a canard and that! neither has asked the governor for anything except a few tents in (which to house some smallpox' | patients found at Isolated points In' the county. I Dr. Henshaw states that thero is' i no dprtger whatever of a spread of the disease andvthat the county an-| i tliorities have the situation well In hand. There are nine cases of smallpox io Berkeley county, but not one in Marti nsburg. SAPPING Of Small Banks in the Coun try by the Trust is Taken Up Today. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dcc. 17? The attraction of money from small | hanks throughout the country to | _\'?w YoFk City when the money market shows a high rato of Interest for loans was taken up today by the. I House mcoey trust investigating committee. WHAT MU. REED GETS. WASHINGTON, Dcc. 17.?The total pay of C. T. Reed, collector of the port at Wheeling, for the flsci.1 year ended .June 30, 1912, was $731? 8.",' ac cording to a report just made to Con gress of the pay of all similar offices. His salary was $350 and his fees apiountcd to $383.85. DICTATORSHIP IS PLOTTED BY ARMY Surrounds the 'Disappearance of a Stranger from Town - of Worthington. Dec. 17.?A strange case of disappearance has come to; lii;ht from tlie New Dakota .mines and at a late hour last night no informa tion In,regard to the matter had been | secured. On last Tuesday an American min or from Pennsylvania applied at the N'cw Dakota mines for work. He was piren a place and was to have gone to work Wednesday morning. The. miner then secured board at a hoard-1 ingr place in New Dakota hut no one] learned his name. He was sharing a room with an other miner and in the night got up,' put on his trousers, 'but with no shoos or hat or coat, approached the door.' His companion unlocked the door and the rtranger walked out. He has not "been seen- since. All sorts of rumors are circulated coacernlng the case, but so fair all efforts to get some trace of the man have failed. HER NAME WAS MAUD. WHEELING, Dec. 17.?A well known man of Bojlairc, Edward Way, aged 28 years, died at the Martins Ferry hospital from Injuries sustained by being kicked by a rauld. TOWN GAINS FAME. WHEELING, Dec. 17.?About six miles north of Martins Ferry a small town, Tlltonville, and the location of the new-tin mill that is being erected by Wheeling capital, sprung into fur ther prominence with a murder story in which one Italian wan killed and another .probably fatally wounded. Men and the Cabinet and Loyal Troops Get Very Busy. LISBON, Portugal, Dcc. 17?A plot to establish a military dictatorship In Portugal was discovered during the night. >Part of the army is supposed to be implicated. The cabinet was In session all night. Troops were kept under arms and ships in the harbor cleared for action. For Enl.stment ;iti the JTuyy Are All Itejccted Thus Fur. There have been seven applica tions thus far at the local navy re cruiting station for enlistment but all of them have bean rejected. The station In the postofllce building wll' close Wednesday n'ght. The party of recruiting officers will go from this city to Grafton, where there will be a station a few days, ^fter Christmas the party will go to Fair mont and open a station there from December 30 to January 4, inclusive. ACCEPTS SHIP. LOXIDON, Dcc. 17?Mrs. Whlte liww Reid has decided to accept an offer by the government of a war ship to convey the body of her late husband to the Unltel States. BUYS J1HAT m.vrkkt. Joe Fernandez has bought G. C. .Mr. Fernandez I* making some Im provements to the place and will con duct a (lrf.t clara mnTket, keeping a big stock of fresh and cured meats at all times. tsf&XJ- Jg*nVStr."? jfr ."j. fHjj APPLICANTS moat market at Grasselli. Seventy Are Here Applying for Certificates from the State Department. GOOD PROGRESS MADE Over Conditions Formerly Prevailing as Shown by Better Manuscripts. Seventy mine f oreraen and Are bosses are taking an examination In. the assembly room of the Waldo hotol Thoy are from West Virginia, Penn sylvania and Maryland and the Hat Includes the names of mine superin tendents, engineers and other* ?oUvo In mine development and operation. The class Is composed of especially Intelligent men and doubtless most It not all will successfully paBB. The grading will be done at Charleston, in tlio state department of mines with John Laing. chief of the department in charge, assisted by several dis trict Inspectors .and certificates -will be Issued about the middle of January. Mine examinations in this state have entered upon the third year of their history. They have accomplished much as the superiority 6f manu scripts now bIhjjv. All told at least 2,500 mine formen and fire bosses have been examlnod under the piw$ ent system. The examination at the Waldo hotel began at 9 o'clock this morning and is being conducted under the dlrcctlod of John Lalng, of Charleston, chief o? the department of mining of the state, lie is assisted by Frank E. Parsons, of this city, inspector for the third district; Karl F. Scheow, of Fair mont, Inspector for the first district; E. A. Henry, of Clifton, inspector for the firth district; James Martin, ot Charleston, inspector for the seventh district; and L. D Vaugjian, of Graf ton. Inspector for the fifth district. There are four sections of the ex amination. In the first the candidate* are supposed to demonstrate their knowledge of the mining laws. Mine foremen in the second Bectlon are re quired to answer thirteen practical mining questions. Fire bosses In the third section are asked to demonstrate their ability to taka caro of explosive Basses common in mineB. An oral ' examination is given In the fourth section as to the ability of the appli cants to handlo anemometers, water : gauges and safety lamps. Candidates for No. i certificates, including fire bosses, are examined in a room to Bhow ability In testing for explosive gasses. In addition each candidate Is furnished a blue print showing mine workings, where. with he must demonstrate his abil tiy in ventilating tho same. ' The examination will continue all day tomorrow beginning the moan-. Jiik session at 9 o'clock-and it wilf extend Into the following day, pro vided the applicants have not all flnshed the-work. A sufiicent time will be given all present to complete the examination. Men applying for No. 2 certificates will be admitted to the examination tomorrow upon application LOSES FINE IRE "I? Standard Bred Animal Breaks Leg and Owner Has to Kill It. A. J. Sheets, a well known farmer of Davlsson's run, Is out ?250 as a re Btilt of an accldont that caused th? death of a line, standard bred, sorrel marc which he brought to town Mon day for tho purpose pf sellng * The anltbfl, 'hitched to a buggy fn. Wernlnger street near Fifth, became frightened either at a big pile of sew er pipe in the street or a blowing shoet of paper and ran a hundred iards or bo jo a, board walk, upon which .It stumbled, fell and broke a leg. It was necessary .to kill the mare and this was done with chloro form. Mr. Sheets had received an otter of $2r.o for the animal and brought It t? tho city for the purpose of oloslng the sale His loss Is really more than as the buggy to which the mare was hitched was considerably broken. GUARDIAN QIAIilFIKS. Schuyler o. Hamilton has quail (led as guardian of Foskey Hamilton with bond at $100 and James Boyle surety.