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285 CLARKSBURG, WEST VIR6INIA, WEDNESDAY EVENIN6, DECEMBER 17, 1902. 10 CENTS A WEEK. 2 CENTS A COPY. WALLACE MERCHANT BECOMES BANKRUPT Reuben Javitch'^AssetsAre $5*000 and Liabilities $7,000?Action Comes n\ Nature of a lurprise. Miner's Big Damage Suit Against the New Cen tral Coal Gimpany for $25,000 Transferred 'the Federal Court Here. in the Dlstri* Court of the United States hereTC^rnesday morningReuben Javltch, a S^Fjrew merchant of Wal lace, this cflfaty, filed his petition In The application was made li^Ke 0(nCe of Clerk Frank R. Moor4VMr. Javltcb turns In assets am^I^KiDg to (5,000. His liabilities [B'J^HIOOO. The failure of Mr. Javltch Fi^Vs in the nature of a surprise. lie ^Ydone an extensive mercantile bus ?pss in that town the past two years Knd was regarded in splendid financial Bhapc. At the time of opening the ?tore and for several months there after, the oil business was active in Hiat community but of recent months Khere has been but little activity in ^Lat oil field. He felt the effects of Bs and was not able to overcome the ^Hine off of trade and was forced to ^kto bankruptcy as the best means ^KqiAdattng his indebtedness to ^Htern urms. W In the Circuit Court of the United 'States the same morning a big damage suit was instituted. It is an ac'. ion in assumpsit and was brought by Andrew Amel against The New Cen tral Coal Company. The suit was originally brought in the circuit court of Marion county but upon motion of the defendant was transferred to the federal court here. ? Amel sues for 825,000 damages for Injuries sustained in a mine accident. The company is represented here by Davis & Davis. The suit will be called for trial at the April term of court here. REV. HOLT Entertains Intelligent Audience at Grand Opera House. Talked on Subject ? "Grit. flrlp and Gumption." The Rev. Earl Douglas Holt, D. D., pastor of Thompson M. E. Church, at Wheeling, delivered a magnificent lec ture Tuesday night at the Trader* Grand Opera House. The lecture was given tor the purpose of helping In crease the building funds of the Broad Oaks and Alta Vista M. E. churches. There was an Intellectual audience present, but not as large as It should have been. The Inclemency of the weather was a draw-back. Rev. Holt spoke upon the subject, '?The Three G's?Grit, Grip and Gumption." He held the close atten tion of his audience for an hour and a half. He told of tbe certain qualities which a man possesses, and, in telling how a person should bo content with tiiat which he already possesses, and to further develop and promote those qualities, he advanced some very strong arguments. Tbe lecture was well enjoyed by those present and they have expressed their amiety to hear him speak again upon another like oc casion. FRANK BERRY ENTERS BANKRUPTCY Frank Berry, iatcly trading licre as tbe Berry Hardware Company, liled his petition in bankruptcy tn tlie U. S. District Court here at 3 o'clock this afternoon through his attorney, I!. S. Douglas. Mr. Berry's assets amount of $10, 919.56 and his liabilities $28,510.71. His assets consist of 86,875 in merchan dise and $3,699.56 in open accounts. Among bis largest creditors are the [First National Bank, of Bridgeport, >hlo, to the amount of $2,000; Com lercial Bank, Wheeling, $1,400; lers National Bank, Clarksburg ,600. Much of his paper Is endorsed by idge J. B. Drlgfs and W. E. Bes |ick, of Bridgeport, O., and C. n. :rry and B. B. McMechen, Wheeling. |The heaviest merchandise creditor tbe Mcintosh Huntington Com ly, to whom is due $995. iuscs assigned for Mr. Berry's mclal condition are expensive rents lack of capital lii tbe beginning. matter will not effect the Home |nlghing Company or Involve tliem ly w&y, as they are Independent Concern run by Mr. Berry. lis Is tbe largest bankruptcy pro log ever occurring In this county. . your cut flowers for Christmas Lsbaum's book store. 12 16 25 Know Thyself. Madam Luclnda at the Walker House Is giving wonderful evidence uf her power as a palmist and life reader. Those who have doubts as to what the 20th century holds bidden from them will do well to call and consult this lady. Hours 8 a, m. to 10 p. m. ? decn-lt. Rat Caused Trouble. About 10 o'clock last night as John McClung of the Thompson Music Company was passing the Clarksburg Produce Company's store on the South Third street side, ha observed a big rat among the fiour sacks which were displayed behind one of the big win dows. He tapped on the glass to scar* It away but the glass was thin and broke. The entire pane fell oat and the spaco had to be nailed up for the night. The rat escaped. But landed safely at the North end. The Thompson Music store wltb a com plete stock of musical goods. We also have on sale a lino line of toys, dolls, fancy dishes, games, etc. for the boll days that we are selling at reduced prices. This is your opportunity to buy cheap. Give us a call. The Thompson Muslo Co. dec. 17-tf MOVING Out of the Way For thi Contrac tors Work on M?w Irwin Building Starts Janu ary I. Work on the handsome new busi ness block and office building to be built by the Irwin heirs at the corner of Pike and Third streets, opposite the pest office, will commence on the first of January. The occupants of the store rooms In the present frame buildings are pre paring to move to make way for the contractors. Dauterman Brothers will have their frame building moved to the Latstetter property on Pike street next to the Globe clothing house, and they will continue their business there until the new building U com pleted. They are to have a loca tion In the new building recently oc cupied by the Mountain State Gas Go. which will be moved to the Lat stetter property also. The Clarksburg Produce Company will move their stock of goods to this building and continue in business there while the new building Is in the course of con struction. Ed. Bone has secured a place on the property next to the Man hattan restaurant, and will have a frame building erected for his tempo rary need. All this moving Is to take place dur ing the helldays as the work on the new building will begin on the date mentioned. The building is to be built of brick and stone, three stories high, costing something like (40,000, and will be a handsome and modern struc ture. CONTRACTORS Secure a Charter tor Purpose of Building Railroads. A. charter was Issued yesterday to the Blnehart and Dennis Company, of Parkersburg, W. Va., with a capital stock of (150,000, of which $140,000 has been paid in. The purpose of the company is to construct railroads. The incorporators arc W. A. Rinehart, of Covington, Va.; W. F. Dennis, of Richmond, Va.; J. F. Rinehart, of Covington, Va.; K. J. Patton, of New port News, Va.; and A. M. VaJz, of Staunton, Va. The charter Indicates i that the company's main oftlces will be In Parkersburg, Instead of this city as was reported. RESOLUTIONS Of Respect Passed by B. I. L. In Memory of Cecil Reed. It is with sincere regret thapwe are called upon to record oar first sad loss since our organization, In the death of our esteemed brother, Cecil Bead, who passed away December 15, 1902, after a brief Illness. Whereas, It has pleased the Al mighty In Bis Infinite wisdom to re move from us our true friend and brother, be it Resolved, That we extend ourheart felt sympathy to the beloved family In their affliction; and be It further re solved, that we drape our charter In mourning for a period of thirty days as a token of love and sorrow for our deceased brother and that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our 'minutesand published In the official Journal, and a copy be sent to the rela 1 Uvea of our deceased brother. John Kkarnb, E. E. Ryan. Gkobcie Wills, Committee on Resolutions B. I. L. Local 105, Clarksburg, W. Va. J. P. Ncttleton, who is a typhoid (ever patient at the Harrison County Hospital, is convalescing. LAWYERS Will Hold Their Annual Meeting In Wheeling. Congressman Dayton on Program to Read a Paper. The annual meeting of the Bar As sociation ot this State will be held In Wheeling December 30 ar i 31. The program as arranged, follows: FIK8T DAY, DEC. 30?2 P. M. Annual address by the President? Hon. Geo. E. Price, of Charleston. Report of committee on admission, and election of members. Reports. Paper by Edgar B. Stewart, of Mor gantown; Subject?"The Torrens System; a Practical Bill for West Virginia, and the Reasons." 8 P. M.?Annual address, Hugh L. Bond, of Baltimore, Md.; subject to be announced later. SECOND DAY, DKC. 31?10 A. It. Paper by Hon. A. G. Dayton, of Phil ippi; subject?"House Bill 831B, Con gress U. S." (being the bill reform ing and codifying the acts in rela tion to civil procedure and the juris diction of the Federal Courts.) Papers by John J. Con iff, of Wheeling, and C. W. Dillon, of Fayetteville; subject?"Injunctions?What Legis lation, if Any, Should be Had in Re lation to Them." Nomination of Officers. Appoi ntmen t of Stand i ng Comm i ttees. Miscellaneous Business, Election of Officers. Appointment of delegates to Ameri can Bar Association. 8:00 p. m.?Banquet. Topics for general consideration and discussion?(Any of these topics may be taken up for consideration on motion of a member, at the pleasure of the Association.) Report of State Tax Commission. What Salaries Should the Supieme and Circuit Judges, Respectively, Receive Under the Constitution as Amended ? Will the Association Formally En dorse the Inauguration of the Tor rens System In West, Virginia ? If so, How? Is it Desirable that an Attorney Should be Admitted to Practice Regularly iu the Courts of thisState on the License Obtained from An other State ? Is it Expedient for this Association to Attempt the Codification of a Com plete Spstem of Criminal Practice and Procedure for Recommendation to the Legislature ? A Majority Verdict in Civil Cases. What Legislation will the Association Propose to the Next Session of the Legislature? CALL SYSTEM ' rr Will be Established by the District Telegraph Company. The American District Telegraph Company,.with an office In the head quarter* of the Western Union, is contemplating the matter of putting in and maintaining a call system. 2t Is the intention to work in conjunc tion with the telephone componft^ and have boxes and phones in all public places and business houses all over the city. Such a system -will prove of great advantage. It has been suggested that the fire and police departments avail themselves of the advantages this system will afford: .. Mrs. C. B. Alexander will spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Moss, or Parkersburg. Miss Emlong, of the tlrm of Qa & Emlung, left this morning, f clnnatl. MORNING WEDDING Solemnized at Coff M. E. Church Parsonage Wednesday. At 9:30 o'clock this morning at the GofT M. E. parsonage, Air. William S. Wigal and Miss Mazie Oline were unit ed In marriage by Rev. S. K. Arbutli not. The couple left afterwards for Davisville, near Parkercburg, where the; will make their future home. Mr. Wlgal Is a prosperous farmer at that place. Miss Cllne Is a resident of this city and Is an excellent young lady. They have the best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy married life. ACCIDENT Sustained by Mrs. Lynch at Craig moor?Wrist Braken. Mrs. Peter Lynch, of Cralgmoor, met with quite a painful accident at | her home Monday morning. She was preparing to come to the city and was busy doing the chores around the] house. Upon her return from the chicken yard she fell as she attempted to go up the kitchen steps, there be ing sleet, on them which she did not notice. Her left wrist was fractured ; by the fall and her right ankle sprained. She has been suffering very much but her condition Is improving and her injuries will not be serious. OFFICERS Elected by Epworth League for ensuing six months. Epworth League officers at Goff chapel lias been elected for the ensu lug six mouths as follows : President, Charles E. Lamberd. First vice-Prcsident, Dr.E. N. Uow ers, in charge of spiritual work. Second Vice-President, Miss Florence Magee, in charge of the mercy and help department. Third Vice-President, Dr. D. T. Birtwell, with charge of the literary department. Fourth Vice-President, Miss Jennie Flowers, who will have charge of the social department. Secretary, Frank II. Rhodes. Treasurer, Miss Laura Kester. Pianist, Miss Flora Harris. Superintendent of the Junior League Mrs. S. K. Arbuthnot. SLIPPING Into Elk Creek was the M. R. Rail, road track. The Monongah Division track a short distance west of the passenger depot here showed signs this morning of slipping down Into the creek below and 9 large gang of repair hands were Immediately despatched to the scene to save,It. They worked the better portion of the day and made It secure. There Is no danger there now. Big slides occarred along the side tracks recen'tly put In In Glen Elk No. 2 and and repair hands are busily engaged In opening up a way for engines to get through. OIL DRILLER Meets with Accident and Is Ad mitted to County Infirmary. ? John D. Smith; of Salem, lias been pmltted to the County Infirmary by er of Captain ItufuR Haymond, r of the poor of Tenmlle dls. jmlth 1s an aged oil driller and i ago, 'injuring one of bis He was In destl and the mayor of on the overseer to |tirmary. Ills age SLEEPING CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH "il Appalling Results of a Fire at thev Home of Philip Harper in Bow den, Randolph County. Two Girls Cremated While Asleep?Charred Re mains Recovered?Son May Die From Injuries. FATAL Prove the Injuries Received by Brakeman John Burr. WasCausbt under Debris In Rail road wreck at Chieftain. J.M. Burr, the fireman on the Pitts burg flyer, which was wrecked 'in a landslide at Cbieftian on November 25succumbed yesterday in the Miners hospital at Fairmont to the injuries be received in the accident. Mr. Burr was on the engine, which rolled over the embankment into the West Fork river, and was pinioned underneath the debris. He was taken out after much difficulty. His lert limb was severed above the knee and he was otherwise badly hurt. The I06S of blood from the severing of the limb greatly weakened his condition and was principally the cause of his death. Mr. Burr was about thirty-one years [>f age, and his home is at Seymour. He was born in Taylor county. He was well liked in railroad circles, and Ills death will be learned with much regret. The remains passed through here last night for Interment at Fairmont. A- F. Carrico, of Fairmont, the engineer who was injured in the same disaster, has about recovered from his injuries. Ladies Aid Society The Parish Aid Society of the Epis copal church will hoid its regular I weekly meeting in the church rectory on Friday afternoon at four o'clock.' All the members are urged to attend. Bowden, W. Va., Dec. 17.?Fire vis-. Ited the home of Philip Harper at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning and burned the residence to the grou.id. IIis two daughter* were burned to death. Harper and his wife left home Mot day and went to Elklns, 10 miles dis tant, and Hopped for the night on their waj <*ast. While they slept their children v. ere cremated. The dead are Annie Harper, aged 17, and TX lley Harper, aged ? years! and the li.jured, Samuel Harper, eld estson, who Is not expected to survive. Samuel Harper had been left by the parents In charge of the home. He occupied a room on the ground lloor. His sisters slept up stairs. Sborl'y before 2 o'clock he was aroused by the heat and smoke, ne soon discovered that the house was afire but t<j<> late to try todo anything, except to look after the safety of the girls, and smaller children. He res cued two small brothers and one little sister nnil again entered the building to lood fur the other two sisters. The flames weie so fierce that he was driv en back oioie dead than alive. The neighbors were soon on the scene bui were powerless to do any thing in rescuing the girls or saving the building. The girls perished un der their eyes. Teelr charred remains were rec vored next morning. The first Intelligence the parents bad of what had befallen them wag conveyed by a messenger who rode all night through a driven storm to teach Harper and his wife just as they were about to ake a train. The mother became rrantlc with grief as she real ized the awful fate of her children, and her piercing screams were distin guishable within a radius of several squares from the depot. The property loss was $2,000. PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED AT OAKLAND Handsome Sign The Palace Furniture Company re ceived a handsome electric sign this morning. It Is one of the finest of Its kind purchased for Clarksburg. It is a large affair, with the letters spelled out 1n raised metal boxes. At night the electric bulbs, which are strung in the metal boxes, are turned on and the sign can be read for blocks. The sign cost In the neighborhood of three hundred dollars. Taken to Hospital. E. E. Ryan, secretary of the Bar Tenders League, was taken to the Harrison County Hospital at 10 o'clock last night in rather bad con dition. The pasB-two weeks he sat up every night with a sick friend. The loss of sleep over-taxed him and he sutlers from nervous prostration, nis condition Is not serious and a few days' rest will restore him to normal condition. The Misses Freeman will entertain the Afternoon Euchre Club Thursday ot tbls week, from 3 to 5 o'cl< ck. Nn. 2 passenger train was wreckcd two miles this side of Oakland at 6:55 o'clock this morning. Three coaches were i.vcrlurned and only a big tree along the track saved the entire train from rolling Into the Yougliegheny river. Four passengers were injured, one of whom, a lady from Cumberland, dltd in a short while after being rescued. The names of the dead and injured could not be learned. J \ The wreck occurred on a dangerous curve. The train was running at full speed ami the cars jumped the ^rack. The smoker left the track first, fol lowed by the ladies car, which were followed by two sleepers. All tli passengers were more or less hurt. C. \V. Kllllngsworth, a clever and proficient barber In the Traders barber shop, is preparing to go Into business for hlms.'lf. He has rented the base ment of the building. In which the Post sai'K.n is located In Glen Elk and expects 'n open the place within, the next ten days. It will be handsomely and niKti'rnly equipped.