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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIR6INIA, FRIDAY EVENIN6, DECEMBER 26, 1902,
XEG OF POWDER IGNITES AND EXPLODES. House is Wrecked and Charles Red eczky, Foreign Miner at Pinnick innick is badly burned about the Faceandbody. Con dition Serious 'but Injuries not fatal. Redeczky's Clothes Catch Afire from His Lamp as he Fills his Can with Powder from the Keo. Inhales 'the'Flames and is Interanlly burned. Charles Redeczky, a foreign miner at Pinnicklnnick coal mines, No. 1., just east of the city, narrowly missed being blown into eternity last night. He is lucky to be alive and no one but himself would have been to blame, if he had shoved oil this mortal coil and left no vestige of himself to tell the tale. About 10 o'clock at night he was prepaiing to go into the mines to work and had taken a small can of powder from therkeg. which several of the miners keep in the house, where he was staying. At that juncture his clothing caught atire from his lamp and the keg of powder ignited aud ex ploded. The house was wrecked and Redeczky was badly burned about the face and body. The accident thoroughly alarmed him and he ran to the city like a wild man. He was picked up on the street in a dazed condition by Ollicer M. P. Connell, who reported the matter to the Clarksburg Fuel Company, owners of the mines, The Company had him sent at once to the Harrison County Hospital. Redeczky's condition is not consid ered fatal, although the c xtent of his injuries have not been fully ascei tain ted, as he inhaled the (limes, and, therefore, was internally injured. He 3s suffering considerably. Under the circumstances it is mi raculous that he was not blown to &oms and he is iuckv to escape with his life. The damage to the property was considerable. T*o one else was injured. PICK - POKET May Have Gotten Floyd Roblnscn's Wallet. Pocket Book Containing Forty-Five Dollars Is Missing. Floyd Robinson, colored, Janitor at the county jail, met. with a lass Wednesday afternoon ho could not well afford. Jailer John G. Lang sent bim to J. M. Swartz* blacksmith shop to have some hand-culls repaired. He had a small brown pocket book in bis Inside coat pocket, w hen he started. It contained 843 in bills and bank Ktag^^jXAter in the day, while en in work around the jail, he itered that the pocket book was missing. He made inquiry about it ljutcould tlnd no trace. lie thinks lie may have been robbed by a pick pocket on the street. Miss Gertrude Armstrong, of Park ersburg, arrrlred here today to visit her brother, Frank Armstrong. PARSONAGE Scene of Christmas Wedding of Young People. MissJeanette McNaughty. of Wolf Summit, Is the bride of Mr. Guy.D. Peterson, of Folsom, Wetzel county. They were married at Goft chapel parsonage here Christmas morning. The officiating clergyman was Rev. S. K Arbuthnot. Only a few friends witnessed the ceremony. Tbey will live at Folsom. The groom Is well kuuwn in ail circled- ilia bride has many friends in her neighborhood. FALLING OFF In the Number of Piercings of Cu pid's Darts. Cupid's darts did not pierce quite as many hearts this Christmas as last. The number of marriage licenses issu ed from the county clerk's office this year the day before Christmas wero s as against 10 the day before last Christmas. It is reasonable to believe, uowever, that the victims this year were just as happy as those of last year. Christmas Entertainments A Christinas entertainment was held Thursday evening in the M.*E. church, South, for the young members of the Sunday School of that church. A large Christmas tree and the dis tribution of Christmas presents^ glad dened the hearts of the little folks who were there. The Christmas Sunday School enter tainments were held in several of the otlur cliurces, as announced in this paper, Wednesday evening, and were much enjoyed by the children. Gets Minister's License. Rev. J. W. Travis, colored, has taken out license in this county to celebrate the rites of raatrimooy In this state. His bond is the ususl amount, 81,500. S. H. Guss andv Ed ward W. FTenry, both colored, are his bondsmen. \ \ . Dance at Traders Hotel A number of the young gentlemen of the city will entertain their lady friends at a dance this evening. It will be given In tbe Traders hotel din. nlng room. About fifteen couples Will attend, and they are anticipating a most enjoyable time. SALEM Will Ask Again for a City Char ter. Survey Being Made and Census Being Taken. An elTort will be made at the com ing session of the state legislature to get a charter for Salem. This matter has been talked of among the business men for some time and now they are going to push the matter through if possible. Yesterday morning at the instance of some of the most prominent men of the town, a surveying corps was put to work and they will make a plat of the territory which it is proposed to take In. This is something that should have been done long ago. It is understood that an effort was made at the last session to get a char ter, but not In the way it should have been done. This time a determined effort will be made, and Judging from the expres sions of opinion that have been heard regarding the matter, the majority of the people are In favor of the project and will work to have the bill passed. Let every one help puf'i this excel lent movement along.?Salem Leader CHRISTMAS WEDDING Miss Mary Kcitv and Mr. Paul I. Flannagan Dotted In Marriage. A yery pretty Christmas wedding was solemnised at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kester, of East Pike street, Wednes day evening. Mr. Paul L. Flanagan and Miss Mary Kester were united in bonds of holy matrimony. The Rev. John W. Flanagan, father of the groom, and Rev. Mr. Williams offici ated. Miss Kester is a charming young lady, and Mr. Flanagan is the efficient book-keeper at the R. T. Lowndes & Co. Savings Bank. They both have a bust of friends who will wish them a long and happy married life! GORDON WELL Comes In on the Carter Farm on Grass Rub. In the Salem district, this county, the Southern Oil Company has com. pleted its No. 3 on the D. M. Carter farm and has a lf>-barrel producer in the Gordon sand. In-the Grass Run district. Treat & Crawford's No. 2 on the J. & H. A. Williams farm Is hold log up at 260 barrels a day. the Salem district, the South Penn 0*1 Company has completed its No. Son ti>. M. T. Williams farm and has a gasser in *he Gordon. In the same district the South Penn has drilled in No. 2 on the Mary Hall farm and has a show for a small well. The hole has tilled up 400 feet with fluid from the Gordon. BAD BEHAVIOR On a Passenger Train. Gets For eigner Into Jail. B.&0. Policeman A. C. Caton ar rested John JFphee, a foreigner, this morning at the B. & Q. Depot. He brought him to Jail and incarcerated him to await a hearing before Squire Riley. On Wednesday John behaved badly on passenger train No. 72, which Is dne at this point at 6:60 In the even ing, and his arrest this morning Is the result.' HABEAS CORPUS May be Resorted to In Case ot Mary Daley. Proffered Bondsmen Rejected by the Magistrate. Habeas corpus proceedings arc talked of Id the case of Mary Daley, who Is In jail upon the charge of hav ing conducted a house of disrepute In Salem. Some weeks ago she was ar rested on that charge-but succeeded in giving bond of $500. She re en gaged In the business and was arrested again last week. She offered to glvi bond of (1,000 with lier attorneys, M C. List and bis partner as sureties but Squire Gordon rejected the bond upon the grounds that the proffered bonds men had no real estate. The ground! for the proposed habeas corpus pro ceedings, however, is that there is some defect In the complaint, upon which the warrant was Issued against her. Attorney Lisfmade the application for habeas corpus today to Judge John W. Mason at Fairmont. It ih upon the ground that the bail asked Is excessive. It Is understood thai the prosecuting attorney agreed to the ball being fixed at #500, but Mr. List thinks that amount Is too high. An order In the case Is expected from Judge Mason this evening or tomor row but there is as yet no indication what the nature of the order will be. The latest in the case' is that Mr. List oonsulted Judge Mason yesterday and that Squire Gordon had a tele phone talk with the Judge today- and. was advised to put the bond at *500. BEAUTIFUL Was Wedding In Parlors of St. Charles Hotel. Miss Marquis Won as Bride by Mr. Haley. A very pretty wedding was solemn ized in the parlors of the St Charles hotel at 8 o'clock Christ nas night. The parlors had been appropriately decorated In greenery for the occasion. Conspicuous among the decorations were handsome sprigs of mistletoe, be neath which the solemn ceremony was pronounced. The contracting parties were Mr. C. W. Haley and Miss Emma Marquis. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. K. Arbuthnot, pastor ot Golf Me morial Methodist Episcopal church, in his usual Impressive, pleasing and ele gant style. A few select guests were present and witnessed the happy ce/emony. It was, indeed a pleasant and inspiring event. The bride was a picture or loveliness. She wore silk foulard, trimmed fash ionably in white talfeta silk. Tier ornaments were a string of diamonds. A beautiful cluster of MarshallneUle roses adorned the bodice of her wed ding gown. ? Mr. Haley holds a responsible Jk?1 tion with the Clarksburg Steam Laun dry and Is one of the Company's most trustworthy and energetic employes. He Is a young man of sterling charac ter and has the implicit oonfidence of many friends. Mrs. Haley Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Marquis, well known residents of Grafton. The past year or more she made her home with Mrs. AnnaC. Brennan, proprietress of the St- Charles hotel. 8he Is a beautiful and popular young lady and has won many warm friends In Clarksborg. Tbe happy young couple are receiv ing the hearty congratulations of thpl r many Irlends. They will reside In this city. RESOLVES Made by Law and Order People at Salem. Town Officers Given a Hot Roast ing. The "law and order" element In convention passed tbe following reso lutlons: We, the citizens of Salem, and vicin ity, In mass meeting assembled, do hereby resolve: ? 0 1.?That we deplore the terrible con dltlon Into which our town and com munity have been thrown as a result of encouraged lawlessness and decpl} regret that we have been compelled to seek redress from the county offi cials, when we had a right to expect the enforcement of our municlpa11 laws. 2.?That we hall with delight th< dawning of a brighter day as our peo ple awake to tbe condition 'and are crying out for a fair, impartial aod conservative enforcement of law. 3.?That we urge that our municipal and statutory laws be enforced as they now stand, and that we favor the enactment of such laws from time to time as shall be needed to secure the enjoyment of rights and privileges to all. 4.?That we favor better streets, pavements and crossings, better facili ties for lighting fire, and a Judicious expenditure of our money lo secure the same, and that we further favor every legitimate means for the build ing up of Salem. 5-?That we pledge ourselves to standby each other in this laudable purpose to secure peace aod safety for ourselves) oar chHdrcnjmd-ymr* ??Igh ?, bors, and that we will not be scared from our guns by the cry that is being made that business is being ruined, knowing as we do that the"" prosperity and happiness of a people depend In a large degree upon their righteous laws and fair dealings with each other. 6.?That we hereby pledge ourselves to be content with nothing s'jort of the complete and utter overflow of the speakeasy, tbe gambling den and the house of prostitution In Sur'irtldat and to this end we will work and pray to a finish. Caught In the Act of Beating and Abusing His wife Was James Watson, Colored. Who Lives Over Diamond Saloon. Wednesday evening Policeman Simms' attention was attracted to the upstairs room over the Diamond saloon on Pike street., by a woman's violent screams and cries. Officer Slmms, together with OffioersShackel ford and Lewis tried to gain an en trance in the place, but failed. They then scaled tbe second story veranda of the Manhattan restaurant, next door, broke open a window with a mace, and crawled through. James Watson, a colored man, lived In the rooms there, and when the officers searched the rooms they found him in the act of beating and abusing his wife, who was c'rylBg aloud for assist ance. Watson was arrested by the officers and taken to the city lock-up. He put up *5 for his appearance at trial which will occur this evening at l o'clock. Watson was apparently un der the Influence of liquor when the officers ? arrested him. He ha* been employed at Martin's livery stable. Miss Sadie Barreli, of Jackson, O., is here visiting ber sister, Mrs. K. P. Wlllouwhby. GOVERNOR WHITE ISSOES PROCLAMATION Informing the People of West Vir ginia of the Ratification of the Constitutional Amendments Submitted at the Election Recently Held in This State. All Five Were Carried by Overwhelming Majorities and He Declares Them Duly and Legally Ratified at the Late Election?Results Show But Little Scratching. Governor White has Issued the fol ?owing proclamation concerning the Constitutional Amendments: '?Whereas, It appears from the cer tificates of the Boards of Canvassers of the several counties of this State returned to the Secretary of State and by him laid before me, that, at the election held on the fourth day of November, 1902, In pursuance of chap ters 153 and 164 of the Acts of 1901 providing for the submission to the voters of this State of the Ave pro posed amendments to the Constitution of this state adopted by the Legal*. tureofIS?>Ulerewel.e CMt ratification of the first of said proposed amendments, designated as "Secre tarr of State Amendment," and being an amendment to sections two, three four and seventeen to article seven of the Constitution, 59,509 votes, and that there were cast for the rejection thereof 22,022 votes; and, "Whereas, It appears from said cer tificates, so returned and laid before me, that, at said election, there were cast for the ratification of the seoond of said proposed amendments, desig nated as "State Officers' Salary Amendment," and being an amend mentto section nineteen of article seven of the Constitution, 56,280 votes, and that there was east for the reject tion thereof 23,513 votes; and, "Whereas, It appears from said cer tificates, as returned and laid before me, that, at said election, there were cast for the ratification of the third of said proposed Amendments, deslg nated as "Judicial Amendment," and being ah amendment tj the Constitu tion, 54,676 votes, and that there were cast for the rejection thereor 24,7lo votes; and, Whereas, It appears from said cer-1 tIdeates, so returned and laid before me, that, at said election, there was cast for the ratification of the fourth of said proposed amendments, desig nated as "Irrlducllile School Fund Ameadtnant," being an amendment to the Constitution. 56,694 votes, and that there was cast for the rejection thereof 24,763 votes; and, "Whereas, It appears from aald cer-| tlflcat.es, so returned and laid before me, that, at said election, there was cast for the rati fication of the fifth of I said proposed amendments, designated as "Eeglstratlon Amendment," being! an amendment to section twelve of ?r tlcle four of the Constitution, St,l961 votes, and that there were cast for the rejection thereof 25,379 votes. "Therefore, I. Albert B. White Governor of the State of West V1n tflnla, do by this, my proclamation, de clare that the election held as afore said on the question of the ratification or rejection of the said five proposed amendment* to the Constitution of this State, resulted in a majority of the votes being cast for the ratlfloa I tion of all of said amendments and for | each of said amendments; and that each and all of said five proposed amendments were duly and legally ratiaed at the said election held on the fourth day of November, 1902." GRADUATION Exercises of Class Trained 'Nurses of Kessler Hospital. The commencement exercises of the graduate trained nurses of the Kessler hospital will take place this evening at 8 o'clock, at the Traders Grand Opera hou-e. The class Is composed of Misses Anna Smith, Clara Moseley, May Collldd, Bessie Swisher, Inez Dent, Margaret Peterson, Mamie Bon nell, Mary tamb, and Mr. W. B. Darl ing. Til. re will be no admission charged at the door, and all are Invited to attend. The following Is the program: March?"Entrance of Class." Opening Prayer?Rev. McDaoel. Music. Address to Class?Kev. L. E. Peters. Music. Presentation of Diplomas?Dr. Kess ler. Closing Prayer and Benediction? Rev. Arbuttnot. Music. CONFERENCE Held for Purpose of Leasing Waldo Hotel. B. C. Bordln, of Louisville, Ky., a well known Southern hotel man, Is In the city In conference with Judge Nathan GoIT for the purpose of rent ing the Waldo hotel now In course of construction. Mr. Bordln and the Judge had a long talk this afternoon. It Is stated that no action was taken in the matter and that definite steps will not be taken for three weeks in reference to arranging for the running of the hotel. Mr. Bordln appears to be well-versed In the hotel business and is a very pleasant gentleman. Family Reunion Squire Gordon had a family reunion out at his home Christmas day. All of his children and relatives gathered together at his house and enjoyed a Merry Christmas. Covers were laid tor twenty at the dinner table. Barber Shop Sold Lipacomb and Green have sold their barber sbnn at 318 West Pike street to Edward Olx. The purchaser has moved th* outfit and fixtures to Wolf Summit, where he is engaged In the barbering business.