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6Ien Falls Miner Goes Visiting Over
to Ocean Mines and Gets Mixed
lip Seriously in a Drunken
Broil With His Host.
Shoots a Fellow and Gets Shot?Later on His Way
to the City He Receives a Beating and
is Robbed of Sixty Dollars
Wounds are Slight.
A drunken broil transpired at Ocean
mines among tbe foreign miners Sun
day morning and tbe spirit of murder
reigned. Two miners received Blight
gun-shot wounds, but luckily no one
was killed.
Tbe affair seems to have been In cel
ebration of a visiting miner from Glen
Falls. He was a young Austrian with
an unpronounceable name. Tbe affair
occurred In one of the houses at Ocean
and the scene was of the wild West
order, In fact, dangerously alarming
for awhile.
The visitor was handy with a gun,
and had one, which he attempted to
use, doubtless desiring to blow some
one's brains out. lie shut at one of
the Ocean miners and the ball grazed
his neck, making a slight wound. As
be attempted to shoot the second time
some one in tbe crowd knocked his
arm upward and tbe ball struck tbej
oeiling and bounded back, striking the
one who fired the shot. The ball im
bedded itself in the llesh of Ills right
Tbat was sufficient experience for
him for one day and he and some of
his fellows started toward tbe city to
have the wound dressed. As they were
passing the tin plate mills he was set
upon by a gang of foreigners and given
a beating, but he managed to escape
without any broken bones and they
came to tbe city. They told their
troubles to Policeman llarry Brooks,
who usbered them into police head
quarters. Tbe mayor had the officer
to take the fellow to tbe city physi
cian, Sr. N. Peck, who picked the ball
out with bis lingers and found that
tbe injury amounted to but little. The
physician found a slight cut on one of
the fellow's ears.
The~Austrian claimed that lie had
been robbed of too In one of the
affrays bat did not know who did it.
Be had <25 on his person. No arrests
have been made.
Contract for Race Track to Col.
Joe Fuccy, Railroad Contractor
The directors of the West Virginia
Fair Association held a meeting Sat
urday night and awarded the contract
for tbe grading of tbe track on the as
sociation's grounds to Col. Joe Fuccy
the well known railroad contractor
Ool. Fuccy has already moved some of
the construction apparatus on the
ground and will begin work at once.
The track and the beautifying of the
"?ground will cost between $8,000 and
Child Very Sick
"Mabel Hall, the eight-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hall,
has been very sick several days. She
Is threatened with spinal meningitis
and her condition Is serious. Fears
are entertained that she may not re
cover. Her Illness was caused by over
Ruptured, Rendering Mrs. M. M.
Thompson Unconscious.
Alarm Felt Over Her Serious Con
Mrs. M. M. Thompson lies at the
point of death and her recovery is very
doubtful. She went to her mother's
in the the neighborhood at 11 o'clock
this morning, apparently in the besi
of health. She ruptured a blood ves
sel and Drs. Morgan and Bowcock were
mmediately called. It was found
necessary to bleed her. She lies un
conscious and the members of the
family are greatly alarmed. Mr.
Thompson was down town attending
to some bussiness matters and was
telephoned for. Before leaving he
had given Mrs. Thompson money with
which to buy a wedding present and
she was preparing to go to purchase it,
when the rupture of the blood vessel
occurred. Mrs. Thompson suffers
fryn apoplexy and the physicians say
her case is hopeless.
Was William Bell of the Charge of
William Bell, colored, was tried and
acquitted this afternoon in Magistrate
James N. David's court, on the charge
of having embezzled 817.50 of the funds
of the Mt. Zion Baptist church. The
acquittal was based on the grounds
that lie is a member of the church and
has an interest in the funds. He
could not embezzle his own money or
funds in which he had an interest.
The charge was preferred by Rev. J.
A. Watson, pastor of the church.
Are the Meetings Which Begin at
Gotf Chapel.
The first of a series of special meet
ings lasting three days will begin at
Got! chapel tonight at /:30 o'clock.
The subject will be "Confession,"
based upon the following scripture:?
"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and shall believe In
thine heart that God bath raised Him
from the dead thou shalt be saved.
"For with the heart man belie vet li
unto righteousness; and with the
mouth confession Is made unto salva
tion." Bom. 10, 810.
H. L. Wells returned this morning
from Parkersbwg.
Given at the Y. M. C. A. Meetings
In Opera House.
Auditors Highly Pleased With Ad
dresses of Eminent Speakers.
The Y. M. C. A. had two treats m
the opera house Sunday. In the after
noon Prof. J. M. Mecklin, of Wash in g
Ington and Jefferson College, Wash
ington, Pa., who filled the pulpit of
the First Presbyterian church both
morning and evening, addressed the
men's meeting. Those who heard him
say he delivered the best and ablest
address the Y; M. C. A. has ever had
here, lie gave a splendid gospel talk
on a text taken from Romans I, verse
16, "I am Not Ashamed of the Gospel
of Christ," and so on.
At the evening service, Hon. Thomas
H. Clark?of Columbus, Ohio, a lead
ing attorney and son-in-law of Dr. D.
C. Louchery, of this city, was the
speaker. He had far bis subject, "The
American Democracy and the New
Evangelism." He entertainingly and
piofitably reviewed the formation of
our government and bow It grew up,
and then demonstrated that people
live when they follow the right, and
that the national life must have more
than the material, or In other words
there must be conscience In govern
ment. The address was highly appre
ciated by the audience.
Has a Home Company for Oil In
Captain John W. Coffman Is home
from Madison county. Ark., where he
spent the snmmer looking after the
Interests of the West Virginia Min
eral, OH and Gas Company, In which
be and other local people are the prin
cipal stockholders. lie met with bad
luck in the drilling of a well for oil.
At a depth of 75 feet a good showing
of till was found but a tremendous
flow of water was struck. He esti
mates that the water lluwcd at the
rate of 100 barrels an bour. After
checking the flow of water to some
extent they drilled to the depth of 142
feet and lost the tools. Operations
will be resumed in Mar?.h, at which
time Mr. Coffman will return to Ar
kansas. He is highly pleased with the
outlook and has great confidence in
the territory.
In Delightful Manner at Sheriff
Fleming's Home.
The Mulberry Street Club was very
delightfully feted by Miss Alfoe Flem
ing at the palatial home of her father.
Sheriff John A. Fleming, on Mulberry
street Saturday night. Charades aQd
games were Indulged In. Seasonable
refreshments were served, covers being
laid for twenty-five guests. The hours
were from 8 to 12o'clock. Miss Flem
ing Is a very pleasant hostess and all
present enjoyed the occasion very
Five Drunks.
In police court this morning the
mayor gave his attention to five Sat
urday night drunks. The usual fines
were imposed. Some paid out and
were released. Others were sent to
jail in default of payment and will
have time to reflect over the result of
their over-Indulgence.
Visited by a very Destructive
Building Gutted and Saloon Mass
of Ruins.
Narrow Escape of Mr. Nellls from
Mao; ot the residents of the city
were surprised, when they came down
town Sunday morning to learn that a
serious fire had occurred that morning
at the Imperial saloon, owned by
George A. Nellis and John Dolly. No
fire alarm had been sounded to warn
the people.
The fire was discovered about 6:30
o'clock and the tire department with
| headquarters near by was upon the
scene promptly but experienced con
siderable difficulty In getting at the
blaze with the water. Doors and win
dows had to be broken in and by the
time that was done the fire was under
much headway. The structure on the
' Inside readily Invited a speedy spread
of the fire and the flames went through
the building from one end to the
other almost with the rapidity of a
| cyclone. The department worked he
roically and deserves much praise for
Its good service. The water pressure
was extraordinarily strong and when
turned upon the flames proved quickly
Mayor Crlle was one of the first on
the scene and fought the flames with
heroism of a veteran fireman. Chief
Isenbart also did good work in man
aging the fighting and assisting the
firemen. Property owners In that
section believe that the efforts of
these two officers saved their build
ings for them.
The blaze was a fierce one and
leaped high into the atmosphere.
The wallB of the Clifford building on
the east side of the saloon were con
siderably scorched even to the top.
B. H. Brown's office on the other side
of the saloon building was slightly
damaged and considerable injury was
done to his office furniture and other
property. He was sleeping In the of
fice but escaped before the smoke
could suffocate bloi.
The occupants of the St. Charles
hotel were greatly alarmed as the lire
appeared very threatening at one
The saloon apparatus and fixtures
were almost completely ruined and
the stock of whiskeys, wines, brandies
and beer destroyed or rendered use
less. The fire burned off the heads of
the whiskey barrels and much of the
contents perished. The bar was al
most completely destroyed. The
handsome, large mirror is a total
wreck. The building Itself is practi
cally gutted and the damage to it Is
The lire Is supposed to have origi
nated from the cook stove in the res
taurant as all other fires were out.
The flames were discovered in that
Ed. Dorsey, Woody Dye and George
Nellls, who were asleep up stairs, had
narrow escapes from cremation.
Dorsey was aroused first and he awoke
the others. He and Dye Immediately
left the building, but Mr. K.UIs, It
seems, was not thoroughly aroused
and fell to sleep again. The heat
finally aroused him but all escape
seemed cut off by the flames. He
jumptd through a second story window
to the street below and miraculously
escaped other Injury than a severely
-sprained left wrist.
Nellis and Duffy estimate their loss
?t (5,000 with *3,000 insurance. Mrs.
Ed. J. Coleman, owner of the building,
suffers a loss of SS,000 also with #3,500
Received by Being Struck by
Train Proved Fatal.
Mrs. Hess Died Sunday Morning at
Her Home.
The death of Mrs. May Hess took
place at ber late home at 8:40 o'clock
Sunday morning and was the result of
Injuries received a few weeks ago from
being struck by a freight train on the
West Virginia & Pittsburg division of
the C. & O. railroad. It appears that
sbe ran out of her house In front of an
approaching train and that the engine
struck her before it could be stopped.
Sbe was thrown forty feet and miracu
lously escapcd Instant death. That
she lingered so long afterbeing fatally
Injured Is strange. At one time it was
thought she would get well. She was
24 years of aRe. The funeral was held
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and in
terment was made in the graveyard
on Baymond's bill. Sbe was a mem
ber of the Watson family.
Appointed for the Monongah Divis
ion of B. & 0. Railroad.
IT. R. Laugblln lias been appointed
trainmaster of tbe Munongah division
to succeed G. W. Martin, who was
made superintendent or tbe Chambers
burg division of the Pennsylvania.
Mr. Laughlln was formerly trainmas
ter of the Wheeling division. W. II.
Riley, who was his assistant, succeeds
blm. He will bavc headquarters at
Made In City Property by Busi
ness Citizens.
Sixty Thousand Dollars Paid for
Boughner Block.
Purchasers are Messrs. S. C. Den
ham and V. L. Highland.
S. C. Denham and V. L. Highland
purchased this afternoon tbe entire
Boughner block, corner Main and
Fourth streets. The consideration
was $00,000. Possession will be given
April 1 next. The property will be
used for business purposes. This is
one of tbe most desirable business
sites and properties In tbe city. Tbe
purchasers will improve It so as to
make It one of tbe finest business
blocks in Clarksburg. Tbe property
was owned by Daniel and O. P.
Dr. Stanley Boggess. of Bristol. Is
Thete was but little sleeping at
police headquarters last night. Stan
ley T. Boggess, Insane, was placed In
the lockup about midnight by Pol Ice
man Ed. Williams, and be kept up
loud yelling all nlgbt. Boggess Is a
one-armed man. no was brought
down from Briscoe yesterday afternoon
and taken to St. Joseph's hospital for
treatment but became so bolstrous
that the police bad to be called to re
move blm.?Parkersburg Newi>. '
Dr. Koggess Is a resident of ISristol,
this county.
W. W. Jamleson Is making a busi
ness visit In Salem today.
Out Saturday Night Rounding Up
the Boys?Two Saloon Keepers
and Himself Shook Dice for
the Drinks in Saloon.
Crowd Present Manifested Much Interest on Ac
count of the Fact That a City Councilman was
in the Game?Said to be Candidate for
City Clerk.
Were two Eldest Sons of Mrs. Cow
ard In Virginia.
Mrs. W. B. Osborn received a tele
gram Sunday afternoon, stating that
the two eldest sods of Mr. and Mrs.
Coward had been drowned at their
home in Virginia. No details were
given of the sad accident. Mrs. Cow
ard is the only daughter of L. Mallo
nee, cashier of the First National
Bank, or Grafton. She graduated at
Broaddus college and Is quite well
known here. Her friends here arc sad
to learn of her bereavement.
Coming In Rapidly In Grass Run
On Grass run, tills county, Treat &
Crawford Company's No. 2 on the J.
and II. A. Williams farm is holding
up at 250 barrels a day, and Is the
largest producer In this district. The
same company has completed the rig
for No. 3 on the same farm. Hilton
& Co. are drilling In the sand at a test
on the J. L. Lough farm and the
South Penn Company is down 1,S00
feet with a test on the Olive Flint
The United States Oil Company Is
drilling Nos. 8, Hand 10on the G. W.
Williams farm.
The Southern Oil Company is drill
ing Nos. 2 and 3 on the D. M. Carter
farm. No. 2 Is drilling in the sand.
At Salem 61ass Factory After the
Big Supply of Wook on Hand for
Box wood was delayed recently at
the Salem glass factory and it lost two
weeks, but is now running at the old
gait, tl turns a week. The next two
weeks will be short, on account of one
holiday In each, then It will have foil
time for the remainder of the fire, as
(.here Is box wood for 38,000 boxes and
3ther material to last during the sea
ton. It has 32 shops on now and ex
pects to put up two. more glory boles
ifter the holidays.
New arrivals are John Miller, Cbas.
Shroth, Jr., Roger McMunn, Patrick
ind TboR. Corcoran and Frank Gil
Thomas Puraglove. who visited
here several days, returned this morn
ing to St. ClaJisville, Ohio, where he
Is engaged in the operation "of an ex
tensive coal plant.
aw reWtlatear'yto even ?'"*
about Ihe noxt munlcl^ campa,?
ZT'"biU0DS ? Pooplein
that rtlrc c tlon have begun to make
them active and they are assiduously
engaged l? rounding the boys up, as
It Is termed.
There was a noted example of this
activity Saturday, night. Councilman
term T' 0t ^ flUtr ward. whose
term expires this year, was out among
?? bnis that night and at 11:30
o clock was engaged In shaking dice
with two saloon keepers for the drinks
The several persons In the saloon were
especially Interested owing to the fact
that a city councilman was m the
R ame.
l? have Political
significance In that it Is undeniUxxl
that Mr. Long will be a candidate for
either councilman or city clerk. It is
stated that persons opposed to the
present administration are pushing
for Hio city clerkship.
The game was In the Imperial sa
oon, which caught afire Sunday morn
Were Popular Youno Clarksburg
Married Couple.
Holiday Entertainment Given for
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander.
The following society note of inter
est here appeared in Saturday's Park
ersburg State Jonrnal:?
One of the most delightful holiday
entertainments wa, the affair given
last evening by Miss Carrie Shrews
bury In honor of Mr. and Mrs. c. B.
Alexander, of Clarksburg, and a num
ber of their wedding party. Whist
with hearts as trumps was played dur
ing tlic evening and the counters were
souvenir Christmas favors. Hear.,
shaped markers were used on the ta
bles and the score cards were deslgn-c
of silver and gold paper attached to
large red hearts. As nearly as possi
ble the heart design was carried out
in the rt Icction served. Holly, mis
tletoe and red roses wore used In the
decorations of the apartments used
In entertaining. The guests were, be
sides the honor guests: Mrs. Robert
Morrison, of Clarksburg; Mr. and Mrs.
Hunter II. Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Joel
Shrewsbury, Miss Mildred Harris,
Miss Mary Moffett and Miss Henri
etta Sb-cwsbury; Messrs. Bradford
Hlteshew, Frank Warne, Monroe
Shrewsbury, Ben Pope, Frank .Martin
and Richard Shrewsbury.
Rev. C. A. Dowell, assistant rector
of Christ Kpiscopal church, returned
this mori; log from Pennsboro, where
he preach.d yesterday. fl *

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