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Clarksburg Daily Telegram.
VOLUME II. NUMBER 287 CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1902. 10 CENTS A WEEK. 2 CENTS A COPY JUSTICE GETS A JOLT, CONSTABLE HURT "Shorty" Harris, Colored, Assaults Officers of the state of West Virginia, as they were walk ing along the streets. Justice John T, Flynn, of Wilsonburg, and Consta ble A. L. Hustead.of Sardis. Receive Knock out blows and then get out a warrant. The State of West Virginia, repre sented by Squire John T. Flynn, of AVIlsonburg, and Constable A. L. Ilus tead, of Sardls, was assaulted here at 1.30 o'clock Friday afternoon. The assault was committed on Fourth street near tho Aumlller restaurant by Charles Ilarris, alias "Shorty," colored, a one-armed man. "Shorty" and several colored fellows who were there with him, enquired in a quarrel. The quarrel began about 12,o'clock on the St. Charles hotel cor ner and appeared to be over a game of cards or something of that nature, which had taken placc earlier in the day. At the huutvof the assault upon the state's officers J ustlcc Flynn, Consta ble Hustead and M. K. Baker were ?walking south on Fourth strict. When they approached the eolored fellows, Ilustead noticed that Harris was flourishing a gun. He commanded him to put it In his pocket and told him he had no right to carry it at all. Hustead also told him he was a con stable as did Squire Flynn as well. Hnrrls began cursing the consta ble and told him to show his authority. Hustead took hold of Harris to get tho gun and the lat ter assaulted him. He bruised his left cheek badly and cut one of his eye lids. Squire Flynn was then as saulted by the fellow and wears a bad bruise on his left cheek. Harris was Immediately arrested and taken to the city lock-up. Hus tead and Flynn went to Squire Illley's office and secured a warrant charging wHarrlfe with carrying deadly weapons. A warrant was also issued at the Mayor's office against Harris charging ! him with assault and battery and lie was given a trial at once: In this t rial, It was disclosed by Ilustead that: Harris had evidently had the gun j pointed at another colored fellow and that he was attracted to him by a re-; mark made by Harris that he would blow the other colored fellow's heart out. It was then that the const.bl i interfered. Mayor Criie found him guilty and fined him *10 and costs. Constablo Lawman then took him berore Squire Rliey to answer the warrant against him there. In that court he gave bond of 9200 to appear at 10 o'clock next Tuesday for trial. SOCIAL CLUB v ? At Bridgeport Enjoys a Delightful Evening. The Bridgeport Social Club held an elaborate social in the Knights or Pythias hall In that town Thursday" nlglit. Thirty young persons 6f both sexes were in attendance. The hours were very pieasentiy spent. Refresh ments were served. The Club has ar ranged to have quite a number ot oc casions of this kind during the winter. A. D. Fitzbugh is a Bridgeport^ PARDON BOARD Granted But .Few Applications. Favorable Consideration. The pardon board which met at Moundsvllle late Wednesday, did not pass upon the famous Edward Phillips murder case, from McDowell county, but will probably do so at its next ses sion. The board refused to act in the case of Henry Turnbull, convicted of murder in Fayette county; J.P.Leslie, unlawful wounding, McDowell county, pardon irefused C. W. Barbour, mur der, Cibell county, refused; Samuel Dowell, murder, Fayette county, re fused. The board split on the petition of Thomas Sanders convlctecf in the cir cuit court of Wayne county, of arson, The governor will act. Virgil Staley, manslaughter in Wayne county, Mr. Brannon recommended commutation | of sentence, Mr. Monroe dissented.j M. M. With row, pardon recommended, j The prisoner was convicted of murder in Putnam county, but the circum stances were so extenuating that the board was unanimous on his plea for pardon. ACCIDENT Befalls Little Stanley Lantz at His Parents Home. Stanley Lantz, the-thrce-ycar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lant/., re siding on Mechanic street, met with a painful accident yesterday afternoon, lie was sitting In the window waiting for Ills mother to call him to the din ing table when some one came in the room and made a remark to him. He tlnew Ills head back and it struck the window sash. A big gash was cut on the side of ins ilead. . Drs. Hood and Ilaynes wore called. They took seven stitchcs to close the Incision. -The lit tle fellow's sufferings were Intense bat hebravely subatftted to the treatment, which was ncccssary Jo close the wound. Stock Certificates. L_ <~ Camden Somipers, a member of the new Fair association, ts in reccipt of sortie very pretty and artistic samples of stock certificates, from which the association will select one for use of tho association. The dale. of the next meeting of the association dc pcn.is opon the time of the complc tiuu u? the surveyor's work, which Is ujw Id progress.- . . . ;r. Discharged Cured. Charles Drutamond, of near Uepzl bah, who has been a patidot at tli> Harrison County Hospital for the pain few weeks, has been discharged as cured and has returned to his home. Dr. S. E. Swartz, of Broaddus, went to Spenccr this morning. BOUND OVER To Circuit Court Was Rev. i. A. Watson, Charged With Perjury. fiond ot $500 Required. Furnished by C. W. Thomas. The bearing of Rev. J. A. Watson, pastor of the Jit. Zion Baptist church, who was charged by William Bell, one or the members ot his congregation, ; with perjury, came up iu Squire Gor don's court at two o'clock this (Friday) | afternoon. Watson, through his at torney, 5f. M. Thompson, waived ex amination and was placed under a bond 'if $->00 for appearance at the next term of circuit court. C. W. Thomas was Ills bondsman. As was stated In last evening's Tele gram, Watson was charged with swearing falsely In Squire David's court, when testifying in the case In which Watson accused Bell of solicit ing and collecting money for the church and not. accounting for the same. This arternoon Constable Mitchell arrested William Bell on a warrant Issued in Squire David's court a few daysago, on complaint of Rev. Watson, in which Rev. ".Vatson ?b?rgcs Bell with liavnlg embezzled money to the amount $17.50 belonging to the chureli. Bell was bound over by Justice David for appearance In court on December 20, in the sum of $100." lie furnished the bond. This is the second warrant issued at the instance of Rev. Watson. MUSICAL Will be Given by Broaddus at the Baptist Church. The annual Christmas musical and elocutionary rccital of Broaddus In stitute will be given in the Baptist church. It promises to be an elabor ate affair and the finest recital ever given by the Institute. An extensive program has been prepared, upon which appear the names, of quite a number of i';- M wieuts, teachers and best local Uticiii. The occasion is an ticipated with pleasure by the numer ous friends of the Ir-stitutc. It'will be held tonight.. ORDINATION Of B. F. Holdcn to Baptist ministry at Mt. Carmel Church. H. F. Ilolden, aired forty years, a [son of Alexander Holdcn, deceased, and grandson of Rev. Benjamin, de ceased, will be ordained to the Bapt ist ministry Tuesday morning. The or dination exercises will occur in the Mt. Carmel Baptist, church near Min eral, this county. Rev. L. W. Holdcn, a relative of the candidate, will in all probability preach the ordination scr mon. Students Go Home. At least three hunjred students came down this mora In* on tbo train from the Seminary at Hucjchannon. They were cnro..ln to '.heir homes In various parts of the slute to spend the holiday vacation. The Seminary clos ed yestorday for the holidays and will nat.jvsunie until January 5. They formed n very merry party doming down on the tr$Un. A more intel ligent student body it was never our pleasure to sce? V. L. H Ighland, left last night for Baltimore on a business trip and wllT i)C nono a few.days. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Mays, who visit ed here, returned to day to their home in Bath county, Vs.. LOCAL RAID Houses on Cain Street and In Glen Elk Visited. Officers Find No One and Lett Empty-Handed. A warrant was placed In the hands or the sheriff Thursday night against Lottie McDonald's place-In Glen Elk and Susie Heneghan'n on Cain street. At l) o'clock, accompanied by Deputy Sheriffs Fred Fleming, M. B. Curken dall and Jftlin M. Knox, lie raided these places. At the Cain street house he found no one In exeept a man and at the other place the only occupant was the housekeeper. As a result of this situation no arrests were made. At the Glen Klk liotisc one of the deputies went to the front door and the others stationed themselves in the rear. Jt appears that one of those at the rear walked across the back porch and the olllcer at the front door saw his shadow on the stained window. After they .had been ad mitted to the house, tbis olllcer in sisted that there was a man In the house and was not satlsflel that there was not, until after a thorough sjearch had been made. He was not satisfied even then and In further investigat ing the matter the same tiling oc curred again but one of the officers discovered the cause and then they left perfectly satisfied that there was no man about the place. Issued to Salem and Lumberport CHARTERS Companies. Salem Citizens Organize the Miner Contracting Company. Articles of incorporation have been issued the Miner Contracting company of Salem, W. Va., with a capital stock of $40,000, of which $12,000 has been subscribed and $8,COO paid. The in corporators are: G. R. Miner and G. L. Mclvuiu, of Salem, C. E. Joliffe, of Mannington, L. M. Marton, or Park ersburg, and W. F. Falser, of Marietta, Ohio. The purpose of the company is to construct, maintain and operate water works, gas works and electric light works for manufacturing, buying and selling materials and machinery for the construction, maintenance and operation of the same. The Luinberport Building and De velopment coin pany, of Lumberport," W. Va., has also been issued a charter with a capital stock of $25,000 of wliic'.i $4,000 has been subscribed and paid. The incorporator are"i V. L. II or nor, Lee Boggess, I. E. Boggess, L. C. Oyster, C. S. Hornor, F. M. Robinson, li. Y. Fortney, and Griffin and Swijjer of Lumberport. VISITING Rectors Hold Special Services at Episcopal Church. Tlie Rev. Mr. Fish, Rcctor of the Episcopalian church at Elklns.W.Va., held special services InChri.-.; Episco pal church here last evening. Hev. Mr. GrlnnHn, of Weston, the Rector of the Episcopalian church there, will hold special services In the church this evening at 7:30 o'clock. All arc Invited to attend. ? ? < - Power to fl/laj. Pettigrew The power or attorney was Issued at tlf& odlcc of the Secretary of state to day to Thomas Pettlgrew, of Clarks burjj, for t-be Walker Contracting Co.. whose head oIQce Is at Clarksburg. DISCONTINUE Will the Mountain State Construc tion Company. Trustee Appointed to Wind up the Company's Affairs The Mountain State Construction Company, the general contractors of the construction of the West Virginia Short Line railroad from here to New Martinsville and who j had offices in this city during the period of construc tion of the road, have taken proceed ings to discontinue business. At a meeting of the stockholders held in New York, December 15. a resolution was adopted by a majority of the stockholders in^iulerest to that effect. The company will surrender its Charter and corporate franchises, and after paying its debts a id liabilities, divide Its property and assets remain ing among Its stockholders. To,that end A. C. llcdford, of New York, was appointed trustee to convert all the company's property into money as soon as possible and to pay oil and dis charge all its debts and liabilities. The president of the company Is non. George A. Burt, of Parkersburg. BIRTHDAY Delightfully Celebrated by Col. Wallls andTamily. The llfty-slxtli anniversary of Col. Thomas T. Wall Is' birthday was cel ebrated at his handsome and palatial home on Chestnut street Thursday night. It was In the nature of a family reunion. Mrs. ^Samuel E. Steel, mother of Mrs. Wallls, was the only one present outside of the Imme diate family. An elegant supper was served, the center of attraction of which was a large pound cake with 51 wax cgndles burning around it. These candles represented the nunibtr of Col- Wallls"years and the year en suing. The occasion was an enjoy able one. The many friends of the genial Colonel wish him several score more years of happiness and prosperi ty. COAL ORDERS Placcd Here for Factories In East ern Cities. West Virginia coal is growing In great demand 111 the east. The fac tory people there arc learning more and iriorc its value as a-fuel and have decided to use It extensively In the op eratlou of their mills. With tills end iu view ihey sent KrjJnk Uupcrt and E. M. Taylor, b'jth or Wilmington, Delegare, into this state to malic con tracts with the coal operators lor a considerable amount Of their product. They arrived here yesterday and went to work to fulfill their mission. They experienced some difficulty but finally placed their orders. Will Probate. The will of Ellen J. Mick, deceased, a late resident of' Wallace, lias been admitted to probate. She bequeathed one dollar to each of her G children and left tho remainder of her estate to a i daughter. F. E. RoblTVSon was named i aS executor. He has qualified In bond of $500. The appraisers are E. U.Orr, S. N. Parrisb aud Krp Orr. In Business Again Dotv't buy a typewriter until yon call on me. Best machines and h>wesl prices. All machines fully guaran teed. Call and see them bet-'o bay ing. C. E. Lay, room 1, Rookery building, or, Western Union Telegraph office. _ dec lit 1 w mw and order favors LICENSE Two Candidates for Salem Council on That Ticket are Also Said to Favor Sale of Intoxi cants in That Town. There May be a Trick in Malti ng Such Nomina tions, the Other Side Says---Action Much Commented On. WRECK Occurs on Baltimore ? Ohio Near Cameron. A freight wrcek occurred at an early hour near Cameron on the mainline nf the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. Twelve cars were ditched. Some diffi culty was experienced In clearing ani repairing the track, and No. 8, the llmltedTnail train between Chicago and New Y<4rk, came over the Ohio fiver division from Ben wood to Kew Martinsville and thence over the Short Line. It passed through "here about G:20 o'clock this morning. PETIT JURORS Will be Drawn When Jury Commis sioner Comes Home. Delay Is being experienced In draw ing the petit jurors for the next term of circuit court on account of the ab sence of Jury Commissioner Amos l'ayne, who Is on a bu.-rtness trip In Ohio. The circuit clerk has- so far failed to locate Mr. Payne and docs not, therefore, know where lie is. However, there is said to be ample time yet, and the list does not actu ally have to be drawn until about Christmas. DANCE Given by Messrs Kirby and Llning cr In Elkbrldgc Building. A very entertaining dance was given in the dancing hall in the Elkbridge building Thursday evening by Messrs. ICirby and Roscoe Limnger. It was an Informal alTair. Several of the younger society.-persons attended and enjoyed themselves immensely. Salem Daily Paper The Salem Express is showing con siderable enterprise in getting out an evening dally paper these days. The management of that paper announces that the daily editions will continue throughout the holidays each year un til they are in position to run a daily retrularly. Enterprise of the sort the Kxpress shows in tfiis venture deserves I the hearty support of the people of that town. J. Walter Osborn. representing Barnhart Brothers & Splndlcr, of Chi-' saijo, Is In the city calling at the dif ferent printluk' olllces. W. D. Roberts went to Parkersburn last cvenlau on a business trip. Gcorfjo Clark, the well known travel ?nir man, Is borne aKald after a three months' trip on the roid through the .snulhern states. The rep rt is current that the nom inee for in.ivor of Salem on the law and urdi'r I icket, S. Broadwater, la a license man. Since his nomination he has openly declared In favor of license, we are Informed. He also stated be fore the convention was held which nominated him that be was in favor of license, it is claimed that two of that tick.;: s nominees for council also favor license. The three together make almost a majority of the ticket, and one Is almost warranted in saying that there are two whiskey tickets In Salem. The nomluatiun of Mr. Broadwater on the law and order ticket Is said to bo by the other side merely a scheme tu get votes. They claim that the law and order people are very Insincere in their position and that that Insincerity Is shown by the nomi nation of Mr. Broadwater notwith standing Ills open declaration in favor of llie whiskey buslness.' Tbey argue that If II I merely a track to get votes and that Mr. Broadwater in the event of Ids elcei Ion, co-operates with the law and order peoplo by wholly disre garding his ante-election declarations arid admis-ions, be Is unworthy of the trust that would be reposed in him by fleeting him to the responsible po sition of mayor. The fact that license advocates have been nominated by the law and order people Is creating much comment. Taken to Hospital. Miss Myrtle Talklngton, of Folsom, was taken to the Keasier Hospital In an ambulance last night to undergo treatment for a severe case of rheu matism. n. Martin, of Rlcbwood, one of the night watchmen for the bin lC-?b^r mill of the Cherry River Lumber^ Company, was brought to tho.KessIer -hospital on the train last evening, fie Is suiT/rlng with typhoid fever. Platforms Built. The street car company Is repairing the crossing at Glen Elk hotel and putting down two alighting platforms on either side of the street car traclc fur the benefit of passengers. These platforms were badly needed as It was almost impossible to alight at that point without getting Into mud ankle deep. T;..; thoughtfulness of the com pany will be duly appreciated by all who palr?n!r.e the street cars. Miss D./!iU, trimmer at Miss M. E. Black's millinery store, has gone to her old linae at Butler, Pa. Charles Keckenbecker, of East Lib erty, Pennsylvania, Is visiting at the home of T!?mer Bartlett, on Locust street. Misses Lucie and Myra Black, who have been attending the University ef I Vlrglnlu, will arrive here tonight to Upend the Christmas holidays with j their aIr- er, Miss M. E. Black. MIbs Xullle Wlndom Is the guest of j nersister. Mrs. Jay Wilson, of Fair ) mont, until after the holidays.