THE DAILY TELEGRAM.
VOLUME II. NUMBER 295 CLARKSBUR6, WEST VIRGINIA, TUESDAY EVENIN6, DECEMBER 30, 1902. " - 10 CENTS A WEEK. 2 CENTS A COPY
s GAS COMPANY
WILL CHANGE SYSTEM
Judge 6off and Mr. Lowndes Will
Supply the City With Natural
Gas From Their Wells in
Artificial Gas System Will be Used for the Pur
pose?Most Complete in the City?Prices
Will be Reduced?Lively Competition.
Clarksburg is to have another
natural gas system and the time Is not
Jar distant It seems when fuel will be
virtually given away as the result of
competition among the companies
The Clarksburg Gas Company, In
which Judge Nathan GoO and R. T.
Lowndes are largely Interested, will
take an Important step In that direc
tion, or at least It Is so semt-offlcially
stated. This company has the most
complete and largest pipe line In the
city. It has nearly every street piped.
It will be an easy matter to convert
the system into a natural gas system.
The cost ot making artificial gas Is so
great that prices have necessarily had
to be high. There has not been war
ranted profit in the operation of that.
system. A natural gas system can be
operated much more cheaply and is
just as satisfactory, especially sincc
the company has its own wells and
pays so little for the cost of produc
Since Judge GolT and Mr. Lowndes
have been operating In the oil fields
and developing their own territory
they have drilled in several gas wells.
These wells are in the gas belt and
have a fine flow and pressure. They
are of convenient access to Clarksburg
and there would be small expense In
piping the gas to this city. These
wells number from eight to ten and
have an loexhaustable supply. Be
sldes these gentlemen own a vast
scope of undeveloped gas territory
almost within the corporation and j
can look forward to a hundred years
to supply Clarksburg with natural
This movement will make gas cir
cles quite active and will prove bene
ficial In several ways to the city, one
of which will be large reductions in
At Bate ot Ten Barrels a Day Is
On Grass Run, this county, Treat &
Crawford's No. 2 on the J. and H. A.
Williams farm has declined to 200 bar
rels * day.
The South Penn Oil Company's No.
1-on tbe Hessian heirs' farm Is spray
ing oil at the rate of 10 barrels a day.
Police court was light, this moraine
y **iere being buttwo drunks. Oneway
k* j" +man whose hairs were gray hot he
^j^lkeaboy last night. His age was
?""* j him this morning. He had no
ready cash but the chief of police gave
him an opportunity to hunt up enough
to pay his fine. The other subject
was a big young man who appeared to
be a giant but rum had temporarily
downed him. He had no money and
is now in durance vile. l
Is What Aged Man Thinks of His
Warrant Issued for Arrest of Two
John Meyers, an aged miner at
Ocean coal mines, made complaint in
Squire James N. David's court Tues
day morning against Fred Gowere and,
George Garber, Americans, and a war
rant was Issued for their arrest.
Meyers alleges that the two men
came to his house before daylight
Christmas morning, broke In through
the door, and asked him for beer. Be
Informed them that he had none.
They began to abuse him and he or
dered them from his home. They
then proceeded to viciously assault
him. They battered him up badly and
got him outside of the house and down
In the snow. Ills wife rushed from
her bed-room in her night clothes to
rescue him. They turned upon her
and slapped and beat her.
The old man looked like he had been
very roughly handled. He had bis
head bandages and bis right eye was
in a serious condition. His physician
thinks there is danger of his losing
the sight. I
The delay in the institution of crlm-1
Inai proceedings against them was on
account of the fact that it took him 1
some time to ascertain the names of
The warrant was placed in the
hands of an officer to execute, but, so
far they have not been arrested.
Of Typhoid Fever Was William
The death of William Hardesty, an
employe of the Perry Coal and Coke
Company at Adamston, took place at
his home in that town at 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon. He was a victim
of typhoid fever. The funeral was
held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon
and interment was in Elk View ceme
tery here. The deceased was 30 years
of age and leaves a family.
The King's Daughters of Goff Chapel
will held a missionary tea at the resi
dence of Mrs, L. I*. Soudcrs, 239 East
Main street, New Years afternoon
from 3 to 5 o'clock. All the ladles
and their friends are co'rdially in
vited. A silver ofterlng will be receiv
ed at tbe door. dec30 2t. ^
Dr. W. L. Henderson has moved hlfc
office from tho Sler's building to the
Rookery building on Third street, In
m No. C. dec30-lm
Was Or. Buckey by Coal Cars at
Remains Taken to Salem tor Inter
The remains of Dr.Danlel P.Buckey
pissed through here Monday evening
on No. 56 from Flemlngton to Salem,
where he was burled In the I. O. O. F.
cemetery at 1 o'clook Tuesday after
Dr. Buckey was a practicing physi
cian of Flemlngton, quite well known
throughout tbls section. He was
killed Sunday afternoon at Fleming
ton by being run over by several B. &
O. cars loaded with coal. It appears
that a shifting engine, drawing sev
eral cars, was passing a point near
Flemlngton and the doctor attempted
to board one of the cars as they pass
ed. He fell beneath the wheels and
was killed instantly. The remains
were gatbered up and taken to the
doctor's late home where they were
prepared for burial. Dr. Buckey was
quite popular wherever known and
the shocking circumstances of bis
death bave called forth expressions of
regret and sympathy from all sources.
He leaves a wife. She Is a daughter
of Cal Gabbert, of Salem.
From Washington Is Hiding Near
Police are on the Lookout for a
The police department of this city
have been notified to look out for two
bad criminals and at least one of them
is thought to be in this part of the
country. Richard Sylvester, superin
tendent of police of Washington, D.
C., sends word to keep both eyes open
for a man described as follows : '
Light brown skin, colored man, 21
years old, 5 feet 8 or 9 Inches, weighs
140 pounds, soomth face, gray fedora
hat, short dark overcoat, white shirt,
no collar. Search for shfeath for 6 inch
dirk or dagger. Wanted for murder
committed about 7.30 p. in., Decem
A hundred dollars will be paid for
the above colored man.
General 'Superintendent of Police,
Francis O'Neil, of Chicago, wants ro
locate James M. Ball, a notorious and
successful burglar, of the Windy City.
It is known that he Is somewhere be
tween New York and Chicago and still
busily engaged at the same old trade.
It is thought by the Washington
police that the negro wanted there
for murder has relatives near this city
and that he came down this way.
The Chicago burglar is wanted for
stealing *17.000 worth ot jewelry. A
hundred will be paid for him.
Will be Given by Maccabees at
An oyster supper under the auspices
ot the K.-O. T. M. will be held at
Adamston New Year's night. The
supper will be In the school house ai
that place. The proceeds will be for
the benefit of the Adamston Tent.
Everybody is invited to attend, and
those in charge of the affair assure the
public that there Is going to be a very
Your garments pressed while you
wait at the Clarksburg Pressing Co.
New management. 119 North Third
street. . Dec29-lw
Is Mrs. Marcellus M. Thompson at
End Comes Peacefully After One
News Received by Community
The death of Mre. Marcellus M.
Thompson, whose condition was re
ported critical Monday evening, died
at 9:30 o'clock)that night at her home.
The d>ath of Mrs. Thompson was due
to apoplexy with which she was at
tacked at 11 o'clock in the forenoon of
The news of her death was received
by all her many friends with deepest
pain. It was with such suddenness
that It appeared Incomprehensible and
all were much shocked.
Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of
James P. Davis, deceased, a leading
business man here in bis life time.
She was a member ot one of the best
known and most highly respected fam
ilies In Harrison county. Her friends
were legion. Her death removes from
our midst an exemplary woman, a
popular and valuable member of socie
ty, a loving mother and a devoted
The husband, children and relatives
have the sincere and unbounded sym
pathy of the entire community in
their sad bereavement.
Members of the family who survive
are her mother, sisters Mrs. John T.
Harris, of this city; and Mrs. Stella
Stryker, of Parkereburg; brothers
Rev. Forbes B. Davis, of Ohio; and
Charles Davis, of this city; her hus-.
band and two small sons.
Funeral arrangements have not
For the Fairmont-Monongah Line
It Is Forty-two Feet Lono and Has
Air Brake Attachments.
Fairmont, Dec. 30.?The big double
truck air brake electric car which will
ply between Fairmont and Monongah
arrived here this morning and is now
on Walker siding. It is one of the
handsomest cars that was ever built.
While it Is made plain and strong,
still It is finished In a way that would
make It attractive anywhere. Mana
ger Hood said today that the new car
would be running as soon as the com
pany could-get two or three weeks of
good weather to work In.
Of Thurman Brltt at Suffolk. Va.,
His Old Home.
Sidney Brltt returned this morning
from Suffolk, Va., where he attended
the funeral and burial of bis brother,
Thurman Brltt, a former,resident of
this city. The remains arrived last
Friday at Suffolk from San Antonio,
Texas, where he died December 21,
from pulmonary trouble. His five
brothers and a brother-in-law were
the pall bearers at the funeral. He
dropped peacefully into the last sleep
while sitting In a chair reading. Dud
ley D. Brltt, another brother of the
deceased who was called to Suffolk on
account of his death, will remain
among his kinsmen there for a short
while before returning here. The
Messrs. Britt have the sympathy of
their many friends here In their be
Results to William Ryland From
Accident Happened at Sbort. Line
Shoulder. Arm and Side Badly
William E. Ryland, of Cumberland,
Md., died In tbe Harrison County
Ho6pltal at 6 o'clock Tuesday morn
Mr. Ryland was foreman of a con
struction and repair gang on tbe Short
Line railroad and received injuries at
the tunnel which causcd his death.
Preperatlous were being made to take
a car into the tunnel to make some
repairs to the arch. This car is of a
special make intended for that partic
ular purpose. It has a derrick ar
rangement on it. Ryland was down
under the car making a coupling so as
to get the car into the tunnel. While
be was In that position, some one
waved to the engineer to go ahead and
when he started bis engine, the brake
rod struck Ryland on tbe right shoul
der and side, inflicting frightful in
jury. Ills arm and shoulder were
mashed and hts*sirie was crushed in.
He ?as brought to tbe hospital Mon
day bat bis injuries were such that
nothing could be done to save him.
Mrs. Ryland and bis brother Andrew
had been summoned from Cumber
land and were at bis bedside, when he
died. Two other relatives were also
The remains were prepared by the
CliHoid-Osborn Undertaking Com
pany for shipment and taken to Cum
berland on No. 12 Tuesday evening for
Ryland was 43 years of age and
leaves a wife and one child.
Blosko, the Young Austrian, a War
rant for Miners.
Mike Blosko, the foreigmniner who
got shot at Ocean mines Sunday and
who claimed he had been robbed of a
considerable amount of money, ap
peared before Squire David today to
secure a warrant, against Joe and John
Kolish, Nick and Mike Domitroui and
a fellow named Joe. He says they are
the men who assaulted him. The
magistrate inquired carefully Into the
case and found the situation such that
he did not believe tbe charge could be
sustained and, therefore, he did pot
Issue a warrant.
Befalls Little Sumner Stuart While
William Sumner Stuart, ten-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Stuart,
met with a serious accident at 10
o'clook this morning while coasting on
West I*ike street near tbe home of his
parents. The sled got bejoud bis con
trol and ran Into a post. He received'
an ugly cut on tbe top of his bead and
ibe skull may be fractured. It Is
stated that the sled first collided with
a young lady who was passing, before
It ran against tbe post.
The Misses Long will be at home,
369 Mechanic street, Wednesday even
ing to a number of their friends.
They will entertain from 8 to 12
o'clock. Invitations have been issued
to quite a number of Trlends and a dc
lllghlfult time is anticipated.
FOR FLOYD FRUM
Laws of Pennsylvania Prohibit the
Removal of his Remains from the
6rove to His Home in Bridge
port or Any where Else.
Relatives, Friends and Co-woikcrs in Engineering
Department of B. & O. Railroad Company wil!
Erect a Fine Monument to his Memory-Will
be Very Handsome.
Of Church Members and Other
Ootf Chapel Will See the Old Year
The special meeting in the Goff M.
E. church was greatly enjoyed by all
present. One expressed a desire to
become a christian. Tonight the sub
Jeot will be "Endurement of Power."
A11 are Invited to attend at 7:30
Extensive arrangements are being
mode for the meeting of Wednesday
night which will begin with a "Roll
Call of Members" at 7:30 p. m. and
conclude with a consecration service a
little after midnight. There will be
intermissions, however, and "rest
periods" throughout the long scrvlce
and the program will be of such a
varied and interesting nature as to
keep all wide awake.
Following the "Roll Call1' will be a
"Church Conference" when all of the
different departments of the church
will be presented and their workings
reported by different persons.
From 9 to 9:30 p. m. there will be
some special musical numbers and
recitations. Mr. Thomas H. Clark
has kindly consented to speak at this
time. The closing hour of the old
year will be spent in a solemn yet Joy
ful consecration service. We hope
every Methodist who can possibly do
so will be present.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren
by the mercies" of God, tint ye present
your bodies a living.sacrifice, holy ac
ceptable unto God, which Is your
"And bo not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and accepta
ble and perfect will of God."
At the Wednesday night meeting
the pastor hopes to present to each
family of the church a New Year's
Greeting and a Church Directory and
to furnish each member with a "plan"
for Increasing our Church Benevo
Arrested and Jailed for Street
Policeman M. F. Connell arrested
Alice Johnson, colored, last night
upon the charge of being a street
walker. She spent the night In the
woman's department of the Jail. She
was arraigned In police court this
morning but plead not guilty. In the
absence of the arresting officer her
trial was postponed until this evening
at 7 o'clock.
A Special from Connellsville says :
The friends of the late Floyd N 't?!
Hhu died from hcmoraglc
smallpox In quarantine here two weeks
a*o. will be compelled by the Board of
Health i? allow his remains to rest In
HJJ Qrovj Cemetery, where they were
burled under such sad circumstance*.
A beautiful monument, erected by the
relative*und friends of the dead will
mark the grave. a", win
It has been the hope of Mr. Prum's
family, mrsince they, heard of bin
unt Jmcly death, to take the remains
South fur re-Interment. The laws of
the Stale would allow this at the ex
piration i f one year, If lhe ^ waJ(
removed under the most strict sanita
ry condl 11 ,os. The local health laws,
however, positively forbid theexl.um
of a Corpse Infected w.th smallpox^ .
bcctlon 3 of the Health Ordinance
of November 28, 1803, says : "Every
person win, acts as a sexton, under
taker or cemetery keeper within the
limits of the borough, or has charge
or care of any tomb, vault, burying
ground or other place for the recep
tion or the dead, or where the bodies
of any human beings are deposited,
shall so conduct his business and
shall so care for any such place above
named, as to avoid detriment or dang
er to public health; a?d every person
undertaking preparations for the
burial of a body dead from communlea^
ble diseases, as hereinbefore enum'erat
Od, shall adopt such precautions as the
Board of Health may prescribe to pre
vent the spread of such disease. No
dead bodies shall be exhumed and re
moved between the months of May
and October, inclusive, and nobodies
dead from smallpox shall ever be ex
humed and removed.*1
wnT.k! ?f a 8pCClal ord|nance
would be nsccssary in order to remove
Floyd Frum's body. nls fr|ends ^
a.out given up hopes of having him
buried al his home. . ^ ~
Instead, a movement is on foot
among the relatives of the dead man
and his friends and co-workers in the
engineering department of tho Balti
more and Ohio railroad for the erec
tion of a beautiful monument on the
lot In Hill Grove cemetery where the
gravels-located. Superintendent of k
construe tlcn E. p. H. Harrison of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad Is at the
head or tho movement and the me
morial ?lll probably be a handsome
De eds Recorded.
Clartsbur* Fuel Company to Ed
Fit1r?, a.8 acres near Wllson
BrTstoh ^ 40 Erma StC01' 1 ,0t
David linmgardner to Byron Coal
Company, 74 acres of coal. Elk district.
Daniel and O. P. Boughner to V. L
Highland nod S.-C. Denham, - lot*
corner Main and Fourth streets.
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