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West Virginia Btvnk
i WEST VIRGINIA BANK. 3 JAMES W. LYONS. President. W. H. FREEMAN. Casbler. M Does a. R cgviKvr Banking Bvxsi rvess. Money Lo&ned on Good Security. Third Street. CUrKsbura. W. V*. Happy Home Bread, HENRY E. GIEHL, MercKarvt Tail Large stock of foreign arid goods, R_epa.iring, ROOM 9. LEGGET BLD'G 3rd. <& I Are Y ovi Goirvg to Bviild? If so. Clarksburg's Newest industrial establishment ? sP WEST VIRGINIA WOOD WORKING CO. Solicits Your Patronage. New Machinery. New Patterns, New Ma.terial. Special Work of all Kinds in Both Interior and Exterior Finish Executed Acurately From Drawings. Estimates Fxirnished. But ask your neighbors and they will tell you that Hocppy Home Bread. Label on every Lo&f Is the best they ever ate. For sdtle by aJl Grocers Made by WaltKour Candy Co., Clarksburg, W. Va, Don't take our word for it WE'RE PREJUDICED. Candy Palace 15he TRADERS NATIONAL BANK! DIRECTORS? Crjh T. MOORE JACKSON. President: W. Brent Maxwell. DR. FLEMING HOWELL. Vice-President* J. E. Sands. T. Moore Jackaoo^ L. S, HORNOR, Cashier. Fleming Howell. C. 9. Sands. Resources Over $1,000,000.00. ($1 Ooes a General Banklnit Business. It will be to your interest to keep ? account with this bank. Business atteudod to promptly. with courtesy aad^N' l WJhf- M Merchants National Bank rHE MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK OF WEST VIRGINIA. At Cl&rksb urtf. W. Ve.. UNITED STATES DEPOSITOR.Y. CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. . $120,000.00. OFFICERS. DIRECTORS. R.T. Lowndes. President R. T. Lowndes. Judge T. W. Harrison H"rrlS?"" c?.hlSJ H. T. Ixiwndes, Jr? A. J. Lode* W.ll. lS^.?.V;.V.\\\V.VA^WtC^"^r T. S. Spates. Vlncll It. Highland E. B. I?e.8on Bookkeeper jj David Davidson. Rooms are furnished to patrons of the nank for business transactions. Safw Deposit Soxes for R.er>t. The Hank offers to depositors and customers every facility and convan ence for the transaction of business. Traders National Bank. B. F.WILSON-WATER WELLS Contractor for Water Wells. Shallow Oil Well*. Shall.. TMt Holes for Coal. Etc.. Etc. 673 Mvilberry Street. HOME r.t '~"~T?3 I. The Original.... ..Mlegretti Chocolates.. Kxcluslve Agency at Swager's Candy Palace. ?* ' rx mm Suggestions for. Christmas Gifts ???mi Umbrellas For Laddies and Gentlemen Cornea, iPlaJn Mounted, Neckwe&r, all Shapes "Keiser" Barathea. "'Keiser" Stocks for Ladies. Dent's Gloves for Ladies and Gentlemen. Holiday Suspenders in Individual Boxes, Shirts. Collars and Cuffs. Pajamas and Night Robes, Bath and Lounging Robes, Smoking Jackets Suit Cases and Traveling Bags, Initial Handkerchiefs, Link, Button, Studs and Ascot Pins, Military Brushes, Toilet Cases, Mufflers and Protectors Ttie Clarksburg Tailoring Go. HARRY R..JSMITH. DON'T? FORGET Mrs. C. L. Payrves SALE OF TRIMMED HATS ALSO LADIES OUTING HATS Will Be Sold at Less Than Cost. at LockwoocTs Bargain Store, 327 Main St. Clarksburg. W, Va McGee's Pla.ce I HAVE PURCHASED the Stock and Bar Fixtures formerly owned by Sun V. Thompson, on Baltimore Street. GlenEIk, Alio the Reitaurant Fixtures. 1 will endeavor at all times to give good and quick service and cordial treatment. Call and see me. ^ J. D. McGEE, Mgr. ^ 417 Baltimore Street, Glen Elk. To tHe P\jblic ? 5 ? ? arvd PaLtroi\s I Wish to Announce That our line of Confectionery is more complete this season than ever before. We have select ed the many packages of CKocola^tes and Bon-Bons from the best ffrms in Eastern cities and have been careful to buy only the pure and freshest goods to make our line the best in the state. We have added to our establishment up-to date machinery and make EresH Candies Every Ho\ir. A car load of fine fruits will be undloaded at our door for Christmas. Don't forget ?' S W AG ER. * S, Street. THE OAK SALOON, ANTHONY CAUCHAN. Prop. The Finest B&r In The Sta.te. II Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Nos. 341 & 343 Pike Street. CLARKSBUR6. - WET VA. MYSTERY Of the Death of Robert Floyd Yet Unsolved. Jury Said he Was Blown to His Death. An inquest has been held over the body of Robert Floyd, who was mur dered Tuesday night at his home near Mannlngton. The Jury returned the following ver dict: "We find that the said Robert 1*. Floyd came to his death un the 23d day of December, 1902, at his residence in Mannlngton district, Marion coun ty, West Virginia, about the hour of 9:15 o'clock p. m., from a terrific ex plosion which wrecked and ruined the greater part of his dwelling house and crushed four or five of his ribs on the left side and otherwise injured aud bruised him, which crushing and bruises instantly killed him, and which explosion was caused by the ex ploding or some high explosive, believ ed to be nltro-glycerlne, at and under the dwelling house fit said Floyd (while he was asleep therein) by some person or persons to the Jury as yet unknown, with intent to feloniously, millclously, deliberately and unlaw fully slay, kill and murder said Robt. P. Floyd." So far efforts to locate and Identify the murderer have failed. The au thorities were unable to get blood hounds, and had no way to trace the Bend. Several theories have been advanced and the belief is expressed that the one who did this foul.deed lives with in four miles of thescene of the mur der. Floyd was originally a small farmer, having but 38 acres of land. The oil production made him well-to-do. His estate is valued at ?200,000. Fie has a son and son-in-law. RESIGN Their Positions With the South Penn Oil Company. D. F. Cornell has resigned as super intendent for the South Peun Oil Com pany In the Smlthfield district. W. N. Loar, the book-keeper, has also ten dered bis resignation to take effect at once. They will go with William Ed wards, an independent operator. A Mr. Dugan from the Jake's Run Held will succeed Mr. Cornell. Fiduciary Matters John W. Lewis having fulled to qualify as executor of the will of So pbronla Wees, deceased, Draper C. Wees lias been appointed administra tor of the estate. lie qualified In bond of $1,000. .John F. Kearns has qualified as ad ministrator of Lucile Reed and C. C. Reed, giving bonds or 1500 and $1,000, .respectively. Martha C. Davis has qualified as guardian of Ray Davis, Earlc P-ivis and Ola A. Davis, infante of Adolpbus A. Davis, giving three separate bonds of $2,000 each, with John N. Davis as surety. Surprise Party A jolly crowd of young people ar ranged a surprise party on Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Repass, of Broad Oaks, Christmas night. About fifteen of them walked Into the house and took Mr. and Mis. Repass quite by surprise. They all enjoyed a merry evening's entertainment. D. S. Gutberle has received word from his brother, "W. B. Gutherle, who is in the printing business in Balti more, that he is Installing a new Lino type typesetting machine In-his ofllce. This Is evidence that Mr. Gutherle is enjoylrg prosperity, as these machines are very astly. Formlnlng supplies, upper leather, sole leather and shoe finding go to Reynolds, Mam street. ?-3otl V ^^7' flaking scientific " observations on a tX Hawaiian Lava ^tmrrrM^^ mountain. One ?>?^takes a seat, prayerfully hoi tul That no baby Pe/ee is comefnpla, mq funny business. -zz^y<^ REPASS DODGE GENER.AL REAL [ESTATE DEALERS Office. 359 Main Street. W. C. REPASS. Contracting Builder. J. W. DODGE. Contracting Painter. Two New Houses Just Comple ted, upr to-date in all departments, well located. Will sell cbeap If sold quickly'. THE WEELITTLES IN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. FIND ONE OF THE NATIVES. We Are Going to GIVE IT AWAY! -We will distribute, absolutely free. Gallons and Gallons of high grade California Wines. How Do We Do It? From this uatc to January 1st, 1003, w ? vlll sell you for 41.00 per quart, any of tlie following reliable, pun- and excellent, brands of Whiskey. You may purchase as many quarts as you wish, and with each quart we will give you one botlle of wine. You may take your choice of both Whiskey and Wine. . Harper, Kearn stown Pure Rye. Bilded Age, , OldFcrman Old V?. Corn Whiskey, londike, ya Apple Brandy, Tioga, Old Va Mountain Rye, 0\jr WKiskies Need no Introduction to consumers because every tottle and every barrel of liquor In our store Is of an cstabllshd standard brand and arc handled by the most reliable dealers In tbe world. 1 Our prices arc quoted to you at ROCK BOTTOM, and we arc nut '< undersold by any dealer in the state who sells you fair quantity j and honest quality. Our Old Virginia Kcarnstown Whiskey !s highly endorsed by >1 physicians, druggists and hospitals for medicinal use. None bet ter for the price for there is none better made. J If you have not been our customer, call on us, Inspect our mammoth stock, got our prices, give us a trial order, and there- j after we will number you among our patrons. Old Virginia. Boys, Carter Davis, 1 415 Balto. St., Opp. B. & O. F.Depot. Phone 452. 3 P. J. Gla-rvcy has the best &nd Oldest Wiskcy in Clarksburg, Has been handling the | ' 1 Old Fox Movir\ta^in [WHiskey j ever since hu lias been in the business. This Whis key is Mellowed by age and free from fusnl oils, absolutely pure and can be recommended for its purity. Buying in large quantjtic s you will make a mistase in not calling on him for your Christ mas goods. No better can be had. Has also in stock OLD FORRESTER -3 aud other leading brands wtili fresh beer always on tay. ' P. J. G L A N C Y, Old Stand. Cor. Fourth and Pike.