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VOLUME II. NUMBER 293 CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY EVENIN6, DECEMBER 27, 1902. ID CENTS A WEEK, j CEMTS A cm "MOTHER" JONES VISITS CLARKSBURG Upon Her Return From the New River District?On Her Way to Tunnelton to Make an Ad dress to Miners. Talked Freely of Strike Conditions in Other Sec tions of the State?Compliments Jackson but Has no Flattery for Goff. "Mother" Junes, the noted strike and labor agitator, arrived in the city Friday evening on No. 12 from the New Elver district. She report* con ditions In that field unsettled and the strike unended. Many miners are re siding in camps and there is consider able suffering. She paid her compli ments to both JudgeJohn J. Jackson and Judge Nathan Guff. She thinks Judge Jackson has<a tender spot In his heart but entertains a different opinion of Judge Goff. Iler remarks about tug latter were not at all flat tering. She left Saturday morning for Tunnclton to address a miss meet ing of miners there Saturday night. She believes the Roosevelt commis sion's Work will be of much benefit to the miners cause, especially in the way of moulding public opinion. She also thinks that some beneficial legislation will rfesult from the Investigation of the commission. She expressed her self as gratified with what she termed a more liberal spirit on the part of the press toward the miners. She reviewed briefly prevalent con ditions in some sections of the south ern part of this- state. She says the miners ate allowed the regulation weight and the short ton and they have the privilege of buying at the pluck-mc store as she terms It or else where. There is nothing compulsory about It. She thought under those circumstances that the strike had been beneficial to the miners. Inquiry was made by ber as to what was doing around here. She made no comment when informed that all was I. , quiet and we were running along in the even tenor of our ways. "Mother" Jones was in her usual splendid health and was quite talka tive and courteous. While In the city she was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. McGeorge in Glen Elk. BOUND OVER To Circuit Court for Fighting on Passenger Train. The preliminary bearing of John Fahee, the Italian who was arrested at Bridgeport by Special U. & O. Policeman Caton Wednesday, for act ing disorderly and fighting on a pas senger train, was held at 1 o'clock Sat urday afternoon in Squire Riley's court. It seems that John was out for a good time as the evidence dis closed the fact that It required the assistance of four men to put him off the train at Bridgeport. Squire Riley bound him over to circuit qourt In the sum of ?200. He failed to *~ bond and was Jailed. f -W Confesses Judgment. J. F. Shirey confessed judgment Saturday before olrouit clerk E C Tetrlck In favor of W. O. Straley for ?510.85. the case being an action In assumpsit. MONEY LOST By Miss Florence Tborae Near the Depot. Cabman Says He Saw a Woman Pick It Up. Miss Florence Thorne accompanied friends to the train last evening. They rode to the depot on a street car. Shortly after they lert the car she dropped her pocket book, contain ing $3.10 and her visiting card. She did not discover her loss until she re turned to the street car to ride back into town. In the meantime a cab man saw a lady pick up something :uid a little later he picked' up the card and a dime at that particular point. ITe read the name on the card and returned the dime and card to Miss Thorne and told her about having seen a woman pick up some thing there. She' then went to the depot and inquired If any one had found the three dollars. Ho one answered In the affirmative and she did not recover the money. CHARTER Of Oil Company Filed Here For Record. ;*: 'a- . ' The Bristol Oil and Gas Company filed in the county clerk's office Satur day, its charter. It Is a Wolf Summit concern aod its chief works are located in Tenmiie district. It is chartered to lease, buy, rent and sell lands; oper ate, bore and mine for oil and gas, lease and let territory for laying pipe lines, and for several other purposes in the drilling, manufacture of, and refining oil. The capital stock Is $20,000, with $2,500 subscribed and 42T>0 piid. The Incorporators are, J. P. Thompson, James G. Meredith, James Mallady, Jesse T. De Voge and John Adams. AGED COUPLE - Will Embark On Matrimonial Sea at Wyatt. Deputy Clerk James N. Hess Issued a marriage license this morning to John It. Rlnehart, aged 04 years, and Mrs. Anna E. Asiicraft, 53 years old. The bride-elect Is the widow of Daniel Ashcraft who went insane and killed himself at -tlie Weston asylum by Jumping from his room to the ground. The wedding will occur tonight at the bride's home at Wyatt at 8 o'clock. Rev, Mr. Snider will speak the words which will make this aged couple as happy as young people just embarking on the matrimonial sea. OUR MAYOR 6lvcs tbe World at Large Knowl edge of Our City. Writes Helpfully of City's Resour ces and Advantages. Most Promising City In West Vir ginia, be says. Tbe following Interesting and valu able article from the pen of Mayor L. O. Crile of this city appears in the December number of the Manufac turer's Record : "West Virginia is one of the most promising States In tbe Union today, for tbe reason that it is a new and undeveloped State right at the gate way of the Eastern market, and I be lieve that I am safe in saying that .Clarksburg, from its surroundings and natural advantages, is the most prom ising city In tbe State of West Vir ginia. "We have a population today of about 12,000. The city Is located on the main branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Ball road, running from New York to St. Louis. The West Vir ginia Short Line Railroad give us an outlet to the Ohio river at New Mar tinsville, W. Va. The West Virginia & Pittsburg Railroad has its terminal here, and penetrates one of the great est timber and coal-producing dls tricts, almost wholly undeveloped, In 'the State. The Monongahela River 'Railroad also terminates here., Tbe reader can see at a glance that we have one of (he best railroad centers in. the State. "There are two natural nan com panies folly equipped to supply gas for domestic use and manufacturing pur | poses. The companies are furnlsblng the gas at the rate of four cents per thousand cublo feet, provided 10,000, 000 feet are used per month, and on an average gaa can be had for fuel at the rate of live cents per thousand cubic feet for all manufacturing purpose*. We have more gas than we konw what to do with today; the supply seems inexhaustible;, in fact, we bare tbe greatest gas Held in tbe United States. There are hu ndreds of wells at high pressure In this district that are plugged awaiting a market. 1 "I need to say little aboat our coa fields,''for, as everyone knows, the whole of-this section Is underlaid with Pittsburg seam or coal, comprising hundreds of thousands of acres which are just beginning to bfe developed and marketed. Yet West Virginia stands second in tbe production of coal. "We have live banks, i thoroughly equipped electric street railway, seven wholesale bouses, a large flour mill, two machine shops, a large tlnplate mill, four glass factories and many other smaller industries of various kinds. Tbe retail stores will compare favorably to those of any city of the same size. We have good hotels and boarding bouses, one hotel almost completed that.'will cost, Including the site, a quarter of a million of dollars. .Ohurches and schools are abreast wltb the Industrial progress or tbe city. "Nowhere south of the Mason and Dixon line can capital find a better place of investment than Clarksburg, and nowhere can a man locate that will offer better advantages for him self from an industrial point of view or as a place to reside and educate his children." Marriage Licenses^ Marriage licenses' have been Issued by tbe county clerk as follows: John H. Rlnehart and Ann*, K. Ashcraft. - C' ? Charles A. Romp and Martha- Hay burst. James Brown, oolored, and Lottie Tunney, colored. EXERCISES At Graduation ot Trained Nurses Were Pleasing. Ministers Participate and Impart Knowledge. Address by Dr. Peters Helpful to the Class. Graduation exercises of trained nurses In Clarksburg Is something new as suggested by the speaker of the evening but It Is a matter of gratifica tion that this city slncc the event of Friday night can boast, of having that commendable and progressive feature added to its history. Another modern step has been taken and our progress 8 more advanced. All of tbe many representative citizens who attended 'the graduation exercises of the pioneer class of tbe school for trained nurses of the Keesler Hospital readily agree with the sentiment and opinion voiced above. The opera house was weil tilled with an appreciative audience and tbe ex ercises of the evening were both elab orate and pleasing. Tbe program was appropriate and most cleverly ex ecuted. Dr. U. W. Showalter of the Instltu. tion Introduced th3 speakers in a mod est and becoming way. The exercises opened with an invo cation prayer by Rev. R. B. McDanel, pastor of the Baptist church, in which he paid glowing tribute to the calling the class had chosen, and he earnestly and eloquently prayed the richest biasings from on High to rest upon the good works of both, the hospital and Its first graduation class. Touch ing reference was made to the similar ity of the profession of nurse to the mission of the Great Physician. Mayor Crile followed in a brief speech of welcome and in a few well chosen remarks praised the good this and its sister institution are doing in this community in ministering to the sick. He was especially gratified to know that It was our good fortune to have such helpful institutions in our I midst and found it a source of great | pleasure that the people ot this com munity are to have the advantages of well regulated, modern training schools for nurses. He spoke of the helpfulness nurses are to physicians and the absolute necessity for them In the proper care of the sick. He was proud to know that the present class would go forth Into the world and by their efficient work attract attention to Clarksburg and our modern clvlli7.a tion and advancement. Rev. L. E. Peters, the speaker of the evening, and the one whose dut> It was to deliver the address to the class, was then Introduced. The speaker talked for three quarters of an hour in a most interesting and en tertaining manner. He began by call ing attention to t'le fact that It was an unique occasion, the first of its kind ever held in the old, historic and classic city of Clarksburg, where there liad been social, political, religious and other notable gatherings. He then 8poke of trained nurses as a necessity of the'advanced age in which we live. In this connection he Interestingly reviewed the progress of medicine and the treatment of the sick. He paid high tribute to the hospitals and termed, them valuable adluncts to the church In theadminis-j tration of mercy and kindness to tbe sick and afflicted. Tbe address was both humorous and pathetic, and highly instructive not only to tbe class but also to the audi ence. Dr. A. K. Kessler in a few well chosen remarks presented the mem bers of the class diplomas, after which Eev. S K. Arbuthnot, pastor of Goff M. K. church, offered an appropriate prayer and pronouuccd the benedic tion. The class was composed of Misses Anna Smith, Clara Moseley, May Coffleld, Bessie Swisher, Inez Dent, Margaret Peterson, Mamie Bonnell, Mary Lamb and Mr. W. B. Darling. ? SOCIETY Is Feted at a Dance 6lven at the Traders. One of the Marked Social Affairs of the Season. A Sumptuous Supper Is Served? Vincent's Orchestra Played. One of the brilliant social events of the season was the grand Christmas ball given in the Traders hotel parlors on Friday evening by several of the young gentlemen of the social set. About forty couples attended and en Joyed themselves to the fullest extent Vincent's orchestra, from Grafton, turnisbed the music. The hotel din ing room was converted Into a ball "room. It was beautifully decorated in holly, mistletoe and evergreens, and draped In the national colors. A programme of twenty dances wa& carried out, and was only interrupted J at twelve o'clock by the serving of a sumptuous supper In the adjoining room. The menu consisted of many of the delicacies of the season, i^ goodly quantity. It was not until the "wee ,ama" hours that the merry party broke up, and It was with reluctance that they returned to their homes. The patronesses were: Mrs. John Koblegard, Mrs. J. W. Williams, Mis. J.J. Duncan, Mrs. Richard Lowndes, Sr., Mrs. Nat han Goff, Mrs. Gardner, Mrs. John Brown, Mrs. T. M. Jackson and Mrs. John Buhl. The committee that had charge of the affair was Dr. S. M. Mason, a. B. Koblegard, and D. L. Grove. Those present were: Misses: Lillian Brown, Miss Davis, of Weston; Nina Wallls; Mrs. E. Hur sey Vance; Nellie Lang; Florence Thorne; Martha Bassell; Bozelle Estill; Miss Frost; of Huntington; Gay Estill; Miss Turner, of Morgan town; Lucy Haymond, of Fairmont; Lillian Koblegard; Miss Lanlnger, of Pennsylvania; Mary Brown; Mrs. N. List; Clara Koblegard; Jessie Koble gard; Margaret Copelln; Susie Max well; Jeanette Koblegard; Jeanette Walker; Lillian Carr: Misses Freeman; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hart, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Wallls, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wallls, Mr. and Mrs. Wirt Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lewls,"kr. and Mrs. John Estill, Mr. and Mrs. Anson D. Parr, Mrs. Gardner. Messrs: J. M. Bowcock, K. Funk houser, F A. Klrby, John Hart, A. C. Dennis, P. P. Steptoe, E. A. Stathers, W. H. Poling, Robert Bamsey, Clar ence Parr, Cottrell, Hopklngs, S. M. Mason, R. R. Koblegard, II. R. Smith, L. H. Hornor, Haymond Maxwell, B. W. Brown, D. L. Grove, R. Lee Biggs, G. J. Fullerten, O. E. Swartz, Mr. Dent, C. E. Gore, F. B. Wllllson, Ros coe Llnlnger, A. M. Tyree, R. G. AI tlier, Robert Wilson., Mr. Lively, G. B. Chorpenlng, T. T. Salisbury, M. C List, Mr. McNuIty, A. Kunst, E. 8. Boggcss, W. H. Freeman, C. M. Hart. Nugget Closed The Nugget saloon, owned by the estate of Harry Cahlll, deceased, was closed last evening by order or the ad ministrator, John A: Tlerney. The object in cloning the salrion Is to get It In shape to sell. This will be done In a few days. It is understood there are several good offers for the place. FOR SALE?Fine sleigh. 'F. A. Prltc" ard, Clarksburg, W. Va. ROOSEVELT DECLINES TO BE ARBITRATOR j.4 ? The Venezuelan Affair will Now go to the Hague for Solution.-Presi dent's Suggestion Accepted by Powers. United States Relieved of Embarrassment-Block ade will be Called Off Speedily, but no Arranae merits Made as yet for that. DYNA/IMTE Discovered Under the Caywood Property. Plot Evidently Exists to Blow-up the Property. Cecil Beed, aged 18 years and resid ing on Mnntlcello avenue, made a sus picious And Friday evening. He-was on bis way borne from up street aqd happened to. spy something nnder tbe John Caywood house recently pur chashd by Hon. John Bassel. When be brought it to light and examined it he was surprised to And that he had a stick of dynamite in his bands but when he found out he carried it with care. There to but one' logics) suppo sition in the matter and that Is that someone bad planned to blow the house op. Such a deed might have proved much more disastrous than Xhe perpetrator even Intended. Rome queer things are transpiring in vari ous sections of tbe city. Over in Oar lisle court tbe residents are disturbed almost nightly by a prowler and the watch dogs are kept unusually busy. LAWMAN It Is Reported Has Quit Office of , Constable. It is reported that C. W. Lawman has quit bis position as constable. Mr. Lawman is in Parkersburg con nected with police business of tbe B. & O. railroad and tbe report can not be verefied. Some weeks before tbe election Mr. Lawman was appointed constable by the county oourt and was elected to the place at tbe recent elec tion, but be failed to qualify as pro vided by law. BAD EN6INE Caused Delay of B. A O. Passen ger Train. A bad engine which could nnt keep up steam was a source of worry and annoyance on No. 4 passenger train last night from Parkersburg- Tbe train left Parkersburg only 20 minutes late but was three and a half hours late arriving here. It did not arrive until 1 o'clock this morning. Stalls oocurred at several of tbe grades and delay was made until steam could be gotten up again. Cordon Well In tbe Salen district, this county, the South Penn has drilled in its test well on the Hcsslon heirs farm and has a 26-barrel producer In the Gordon aand. President Roosevelt >111 not be the arbitrator of the Venezulean oontro The wllo,e "eiatlous subject will be referred for adjudication to toe Hague tribunal. Epltou.l.ed this w? the situation as or ? ^ "**" ?'the conc,u*lon of the Cabinet meetlngyesterday. Tbe ? was not so long as the sessions Of the Cabinet usually are. Secretary ay presented the net results of hia cable correspondence with the govern ments at London, Berlin, Rome and Caracas. Tn accordance with the sue ?"de several days ago by Pres ident Ririsevelt. through Secretary Hay, PreM.ient Castro, of Venexula rr,rf 10 ^Nfreed to submit the differences between his govern a?rrileEUr?Mn powers to the arbitration of the the tribunal at The Hagu^fbe European powers not TrZJ?10 aUbmU tb? *??"> versy to arbitration, but while the, Pre'erenCe for *? arbltra "on to be conducted by President Boosevelr, they had assented to his rs:^tthematterberefe"?i No fe?? ^pressed that the Mon roe doctrine will be brought Into the controversy in any manner that might m? tt ? ar embarriSKlngsituation for b^atBrir 1118 kDown'th? Great Britain was willing to submit the subject to the arbitration of Presl ^nn' f?"SCVeIt Practically without conditions, but the suggestion is made that one and perhaps two of the other powers Involved proposed some condl- . tlons which might have proved em barrassmg u,the President had he un dertaken the responsibility of determ inlng the qnestlon. His understood that -some money must pass, but It also I. known that the amount of cash to be required of Venezuela before arbitration is not nearly so large as has been stated. It Ispot possible to learn either whether the allies insist upon apologies from Castro, aud, while It Is assumed that the blockade will be speedily ralsed.no arrangements to that' end have yet been made. The energies of the nego tiators are now being devoted to the Naming ?f what will be known a. a condition proctocol and it is honed that while this Class of document does not undertake to closely deHne issues to be presented it will still contain a provision for the removal of the block Operated On Cecil B. Highland today came from Hessler hospital, where he had been sereral days undergoing treatment for periostitis. A very successful opera tion was performed and Mr. Highland baa about recovered. The affliction wa* qtolte torturing. Attorney L. H. KeUey, of Sutton, Is a visitor In the city. Mrs. P. n. Koblogard Is visiting rel atives in Weston. John L Reid, a prominent coal man or Zanesvllle, Ohio. Is tbe guest of W. V. Mayo.