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VOLUME S. NO 50 CLARKSBURG, WEST V.RCN.A ..THE FUEL CITY OF THE FUEL STATE?-FRIOAY ^FEBRUARY ,0. ,905. W?0LC NO llot
TRADERS NATIONAL RANK
. AND THE PEOPLES
? WILL CONSOLIDATE
Under the Name of the Union Na
m tional Bank W th a Capital of
$300,000. and Total Resources of
$1,800,000,Thus Forming Largest
Banking Institution in Clarks
burg and one of Largest in West
Virginia.
What will be the largest and
strongest bank in the central p.irt of
the State is in process of formation
bv the merger of the Traders Na
tional Hank and the Peoples Hank
ing & Trust Company. In another
column will be found notices call
ing meetings of the stockholders of
these banks for this purpose. Al
ready more than two-thirds of the
stockholders of both have signed an
, agreement assenting to the consolid
ation, and this meeting will be
merely a formal matter to comply
with the law.
The plan is to liquidate both the
Traders nnd the Peoples and form a
new bunk with the combined capi
tal of both. Application for a
charter for the Union National Ilank
with a capital of $300,000 ha- been
made by the officers of the old banks
who will pay in its capital and dis
tribute same among tin1 stockholders
of the Traders and the Peoples.
It has not been determined which
bank room will lie used. Both
Traders and Topics will be brought
together in the room of the Traders,
or Peoples and the business of both
transferred to the T'nion.
The Board of Directors will lit
made up out of the Boards of both
and will, probably, consist of twen
ty-one members with a smaller
executive committee for weekly
meetings.
The officers will be \V. Rrcnt Max
wcll, president: John Koblegard.
vice president: P. M. Itohinson and
Thigh .Tarvis, active vice presidents;
S. IT. White, cashier. All clerks of
both banks will be retained for a
time, at least.
The Union National Bank will
certainly be a strong institution. Tt
will have about $1.'.'00.000 deposits
at the start, and its.total resources
will be nearly $2,000,000. There'
will be more than throe hundred
stockholders, all substantial business
men of this section, capable of giv
ing the hank much business. The
assets of the hank will be absolutely
clean and sound. Nothing but the
most desirable paper of the old
hanks wil be placed in it. Any un
desirable asset of the Peoples or the
1 raders will he olo-ed out bv the
"Id bank holding it and not allowed
to l'o into the new hank. ,
The customers of Wh hanks, as
well as the business public, will be
large gainers by the mcrtrer. The
new bank will be in a position to ex
tend laruer accommodations and the
ablest officers and clerks will be re
tained to insure high class service.
The reduction in operating expenses
means larger earnings (or the bank
and greater liberalik^oA its pirt to
its customers. The ncds of the
present dav are not more banks but
larger banks and consolidations are
of frequent occurrence.
The customers of this bank will
have more security, better service
*nd more liberal accommodation
than a smaller institution could
givol' The large capital" and larze
number of stockholders furnish the
strength, larger earnings mean bet
ter facilities and better officers and
clerks, and larger resources mean
more satisfactory and profttable re
lations with the big city banking in
stitutions.
?. The mercrer will he consummated
'about the first of April.
CTTIT/D THES.
TTelcn fJooden. the three-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
(looden. died at 3:45 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon at their .home on
Hickman Ftreet. from pneumonia.
The remains will be shipped Satur
day morning at 7 o'clock to Zano=
yjl)e. Ohio, for burjfll,
BIG LOSS
BY FIRE
Blaze Sturls In Harness Store and
Destroys Five Business lllocks
Worth .$1 .">0,000.
Hy Associated Puess.
Oskaloost, la., Feb. 10?Fire
starting in u harness store here to
day caused a loss of ouc hundred and
fifty thousand dollars. Five busi
ness blocks were destroyed.
COLLISION
KILLS ONE
Fatally Injures One and liadly An
olhrr. lint Xo Passengers Were
Hurt?Caboose is Burned.
Bv Associated Piiess.
Delphi. Ind.. Fob. 10?Wabash
passenger and freight trains collid
ed here today. Freight Conductor
Boodle was killed. Passenger Fin
gineer Furguson win fatally, and
Brakcman Blackletter, badly injur
ed. The freight caboose burned.
None of the passengers was hurt.
RUSSIANS
BOMBARDED
Oyama's Center and Left and Then
Extreme Bight?-fiat nation At
Front Unchanged.
By Associated Piiess.
Tokio, Feb. 10?The general sit
uation at the front is unchanged.
The Russians bombarded Oyamn's
center and left Wednesday and the
extreme right Thursday.
MARRIED
AT SUTTON
Wn.i Former Resident of This
County?('htrksbvrg Gentleman
Was Best Man.
Mr. Walter .Johnston and Miss
Marie Holy were married at Sutton
at uoori Thursday. Fob. 0. i
Miss Cecil Kimrael. of Grafton,
was bridesmaid, and Mr. E. 1>. Bill
ingham. of (his city, best man.
Rev. Hopkins, of Grafton, per
formed the ceremony. M r. Walter
Johnston is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ollie Johnston, formerly of this
county, lie spent four years in the
1'nited States armv as an electrician
DIPLOMATS
ARE ARRANGED
fly the Vrexident Is Tn Stations
and Will He Transferred
Next Month.
By Associated Press.
Washington. D. ('., Feb. 10?The
President has finally arranged the
diplomatic transfers which will lie
put into effect next month. Minis
tor Tovnsend. at Bcliniim. retires,
beinc succeeded by Wilson, now
minister to Chili. TTcnry White,
secretary at London. becomes am
bassador to Italy. Merer is eoing t
St. Peter-burg, succeeding MeCor
mick. who becomes ambassador to
France. Porter retiring.
MAYOR
McGUE
HANGED
AT CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA..
FO]{ THE MURDER OF HIS
WIFE LAST SEPTEMBER.
WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD IN'
EIGHT MINUTES AFTER
THE DROP?MADE FULL
CONFESSION.
Said Ho Alone Was Responsible and
Was Impelled By An Evil Power
Beyond His Control?Sentence
Was Just.
By Associated Press.
Charlottesville, Ya., Feb. 10?
Former Mayor J. Samuel McCue
was hanged here today for the mur
der of his wife on September 4 last.
He was pronounced dead within
eight minutes after the drop fell.
Tn a statement through spiritual
advisers McCiie said he alone was
responsible for the deed, that ho was
impelled by an evil power beyond
his control and he recognized the
sentence as just.
.Tuslice Harlan, of the United
States Supreme Court, last nijrlit de
nied the application for a writ of
error in the ease of McCue.
Justice Harlan based thp denial
on the ground that no federal ques
tion was presented in the applica
tion for tlie writ.
His formal endorsement on the
application follows:
"The record presented to me dis
closes no ground whatever for a re
view of judgment of the Supreme
Court of Virginia hv the Supreme
Court of the United States. The
application for a writ of error is de
nied." ,
Counsel for McCue, Martin
Smithy, of Richmond, was at 41ie
Supreme Court early in the day in
efforts to secure the writ, but as the
court was not in session he was com
pelled to make application to the in
dividual justice of the court. Tie
then sought Chief Justice Fuller, at
the hitter's homo where he was in
formed the justice was ill and was
referred to Justice Harlan.
The ground for the application of
the writ as presented by McCue's
counsel was that McCue did not.
have a fair trial as guaranteed by
the constitution.
McCue showed no sign of fear.
His neck was broken by the fall.
Only about thirty spectators were
present. The sheriff kept the hour
secret to prevent a crowd.
MURDERED
MRS. BARTELS
,4s Tenth Wnmnn of Hocli'x Victims
Is What Inspector Shippy
Says Uoch Said.
By Associated Press.
Chicago, 111.. Feb. 10?Police In
spector Shippv said today that
Johann Hoch said the tenth woman
he murdered was Mrs. Tlenrv Bar
tcls. of Cincinnati. Ohio, where he
used his name at John Schmidt.
lloch was the" central figure to
day at the inquest over the death of
Mrs. Marie Welker Hoch. the last
of his long list of wives.
BLIZZARD
PREVAILS
All Orrr the 11VW and Bitterly Cold
Weather /.? Bring Krperi
rvced There.
By Associated Press.
Chicago. 111., Feb. 10?Tt is five
degrees below zero here with a bit
ter wind.
By Associated Press.
St. Paul. Minn.. Feb. 10?It i?
! fifteen below here. "It is as cold all
over the northwest.
By Associated Press.
Duluth, Minn.. Feb. 10?Tt is 20
degrees lielow zero here todav with
a northwest gale.
By Associated Press.
Birmingham. Ala.. Feb. 10?All
wire communication in this section
showed little improvement today.
Train service is much improved,
ENTERTAINERS
FAILED
TO APPEAR
For Hie Star Course hist Nighl
and Hot the Audience and .4s
sociaiion Were Disappointed
The number of the Young Men's
Christian Association star course,
advertised to be at the Traders
Grand opera house Thursday nigTit,
did not materialize. Tlarrv Mor
phet and William II. Stevenson had
been heralded as the musical enter
tainers and there was a big run on
seats. A large crowd assembled,
notwithstanding the cold weather,
and the people anxiously waited for
the curtain to go up. While they
were waiting General Secretary
Maylott was just as anxious and he
took steps to ascertain the cause for
the delay. 11 was found that the
entertainers had missed train con
nections and were therefore unavoid
ably absent. There was general re
eret after Secretary ? Maylott liad
made an announcement that the en
tertainers would not be present and
the crowd left very much disappoint
ed. Hut it is hoped "by Mr. Maylott
and the association to fill in an ex
tra number that will be perfectly
satisfactory to (hose who purchased
tickets.
A\T t:\ii 1RTT10X
WILL IiK OIVRNT
The young men's class of the Y.
M. 0. . will hold an exhibition Sat
urday evening, commencing at 8.00
a. m. Regular gymnastic class
works, ending with two fast basket,
ball games will be the features. All
the men of the class arc requested
to be present. The friends of the
young men are cordially invited.
PERHAPS ?.
FATALLY
INJURED
WAS BEBNARD COX, MEMBER
OB1 BALTIMORE & OHIO
LOCAL YARD CREW.
FELL OFF CAR AT A. RAD
FORD POTTERY ?WHEEL
PARTLY PASSED OVER HIM
Sustained Broken Collar Bone, Bad
Cots and Bruises and Fracture of
the Skull?Taken to Harrison
Connty Hospital For Treatment.
Bernard D. Cox, Jr., employed on
the Baltimore & Ohio yard crew
here, was possibly fatally injured at
shortly after four o'clock Thuralay
afternoon nt The A. Radford Pot
tery Company plant, in the Indus
trial addition to the city.
The crew was engaged in switch
ing an empty car on to the Siding at
that point. Cos was on top of the
car. He attempted to go down the
ladder nt the end of the ear to get
olf. He slipped and fell on the
track and one wheel partly passed
over him.
The coll-ir hone was broken and
gouged down into the shoulder. His
back was badly bruised. Hi' face
was cut and he received an injury
on the head, probably a fracture of
the skull.
The injured man was removed to
the Harrison County hospital, where
lie is doing as-wll as could be ex
pected. but bis injuries may be such
that they will prove fatal in the end.
CONDUCTOR GQ0D1N8
IS KILLED AT
INDUSTRIAL CROSSING
Frank L. Gortfflng, conductor for
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, in
the local yards, was killed at the
crossing at the Industrial Window
glass factory at 8:30 o'clock Friday
afternoon, the caboose running over
lum and crushing his body.
The yard crew was employed there
in switching cars and members of
the crew found his mangled remains
under the caboose. He must have
died instantly.
The body was picked up. placed
on the pilot of the engine and
brought' tn tl 10 depot. From that
point it wits taken to an undertak
ing establishment.
doing down the <rrade one car and
the cahpose left the track. Con
ductor Hooding jumped out on the
upper side and his brakemail jump
ed down the hill. Gooding landed
ntrainst an incline and rolled back
down under the car and caboose.
TTis brakeman escaped injury.
The unfortunate man was middle
aged and had a family. He resid
ed on Short street in the East End.
JUDGE DENT
SPEAKS TONIGHT
At the First Presbyterian Church
To Men's Leayue-?All Men
Are Invited.
The regular monthly mooting of
the lien's League of the First Pres-'
bvterian chnreh will ho hold Fridnv
evening at 7:4"> o'clock. .Twlge 5f.
IT. T)ont. of Orafton, will address
the mooting on the subject, "Why
Am T a Church Worker?" Judge
Dent is a fluent speaker, and inter
esting in whatever subject he deals
with. ITe has boon a prominent
church worker for years and for that
reason his address "ives the greater
promise of being well worth hear
ing. Xo man interested in the prob
lems of the modern church as it
deals with the modern man can af
ford to miss this meeting. Tt is
expected that all men affiliated with
the First Presbyterian church will
be present. Others are cordially in
vited.
HUNDRED
STRIKERS
KILLED
Or Wounded In a Convict Willi
the Russian Soldiery
Thursday.
By Associated Press.
Warsaw. Russia. Feb. 10?Over
one hundred strikers were killed or
wounded in a conflict with soldiers
at Sosnovioc vestcrdav.
BIG SALE
OF SILKS
Will lirijin At the^Watts-Latnlsrd
Store Monday?Greatest in
Clarkshurg's TTixtonj.
Tiie greatest silk sale within the
long history of Clarksburg is adver
tised to commence at the big de
partment store of the Watts-Tjam
berd company next Monday. They
will have miles of silk and miles of
ribbons on sale, and as they an
nounce." the idea of the immensity
of the sale is conveyed, though be
yond comprehension. when they ssy
"count nr,0 yards to the mile, multi
ply that by 22 and you'll have an
idea as to the number of yards in
this prcnt sale." That means over
twenty-one thousand yards. Then
they pive the public some pretty
strong talk, when they say. "not on
Iv the the quantity greater than all
the combined stocks in Clarksburg,
but the varietv is superior and the
prices lower than ever before shown
or quoted." 'Rut. however strong
this may appear they assure the
Tetjotbam they have the goods to
imply demonstrate the assertion, and
"the way to find out is to attend the
?ale. just as they invite von to do.
That this is an nnusnal opportunity
to get silks and ribbons at low prices
can not be gainsaid.
There are so mmv things to be
?id about (he sale that space for
bids a detailed description and toot
attention is therefore directed to
the large advertisement on the sec
ond pace, which to som? extent at
)ea?t te]ls of the big event.
DR. W. E. STATHERS
FOUND LETTER
IN CDRTIN'S DESK
That is About All Brought Out by
His Evidence Before Committee
Except That He Had Confabbed
With /VlcGraw?iWcKinney Tried
to Get Standard Oil Company's
Support.
Charleston, W. Vn., Fob. 10?Be
fore the Elliott letter investijfrtting
committee Inst evening Dr. \V. R.
Stathera was the star witness. His
testimony bore a striking resemb
lance tq that of Ch,-tries Brooks
Smith, the original promulgator of
the letter. Liko Smith, he stated
that he found the letter in the draw
er of a dressed in the room occupied
by himself and General Curtin, and
had no idea how it got there.
ITe admitted reading it to other
persons, but positively declined to
say who they were. Subsequently
lie placed the letter in his pocckt.
from which it disappeared in a short
time, he could not say how, when
nor where.
After illuminating the"subject bv
Ihis recital he went into the details
if n conversation which he had with
John T. McGraw about two
weeks ago in which McGraw said
hat there was some sort of an agree
ment between W. M. O. Dawson and
?erlain coal and oil companies, by
ivhich ihese companies agreed to
?upport Mr. Dawson for governor,
lie could only repeat the substance
if MeOnw's conversation, which
(mounted to no more than a canard
ivhich appeared in several Demo
cratic newspapers a few davs before
the election, and which has never
icon sustained by a particle of evi
dence.
^ Ife said he found the letter in
'cneral Curtin's room in a bureau
n which he was placing some clotti
ng, the general having asked him
to share the room. Afterwards lie
ost (lie Idler and was not consult
:d about its publication.
S fathers found it Kridav evening
lefore going to dinner and read it to
General Curtin the first time. He
iv.is not snre how close he was to the
"ooiii Charley Elliott ha<J occupied
md did not know but what it was
tile same room.
W. A. Ohley was also examined
with referenee to his efforts to de
ficit the gas bill. He made a clear
ir.d frank statement, admitting that
lie wis counsel for the South Penn
nil Company, was oposed to the bill
lecMise he believed it. to bo inimical
to the interests of the slate as well
is to the various gas companies op
erating in the state and had spoken
to several senators in regard to it.
nit he stated positively (hat he had
ns"d no improper means, and knew \
"f none being used to defeat the hill.
ITe furthermore stated that he knew
if no improper conduct on the part
'>f any senator or member of the
bouse of delegatus, or on the part of
Mr. Dawson with regard to any leg
islation affecting the interests of the
sns or oil companies.
' >hlev said lie was employed by the
leiral department of the South Penn
Oil Company and tried to defeat the
bill. He was asked to tell about the
notifies of the Standard but did nol
rlivulge anything though .admitted
eoimr over to New York with O. S.
MoKinnev to enlist the Standard's
support in the campaign.
At the conclusion of General Ob
lev's testimony, Mr. Herndon, of the
investigating committee, sent the
'ergeant-at-arms for Mr. Dawson,
but as it was then nearly ten o'clock
bo ,-ould not he found in the state
house.
The sitting then adjourned until
s p. m.. T riday, at which time Mr.
l>iwson will be examined and an-1
otber opportunity will be gtven the ,
Democratic members to produce
their testimony if'they have any.
So fay tbejp has been a complete
vindication of all the t^rson* men
tioned in the letter. The only nv=
terr remaining to tie cleared up is
how the letter was transmitted from
on" to another, so that no rftie could
tell whence ft came nor whither it
went.
Elliott *iarfti(!ott appeared before
the committee and stated lie had ?
heard of the discussion in the senate
and had comc to volunteer his testi
mony.
Senator Fisher asked him to re- |
main within call of tho committee1
for a later session. * -jgl
. ' _______
THEATRICAL
COUPLE WED
Manager of "Ebcn Holden Cmn
puny Marries the Leading Lady,
Miss Ruth Ehlridge.
Mr. Charles W. Meakin and Mis#
Ilntli Etdridge were married in the
study of Dr." William M. Hudson,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, at 2 ::10 o'clock Friday af
ternoon.
Mr. Meakin is the manager of the
company that will present "Eben
llolden" at tho Traders (5rand opera
house tonight, and. hid bride is the
leading ladv of the company.
The Wedding was a quiet one. the -
mlv witness being Mr. Charles F;
Tolden. the connlv clerk.
Mr. and Mrs. Meakin are..stopping
it the Waldo hotel. Mr. Meakin
has boon here before and formerly
manured Paul Gilmore, when he was
?starring in "The Tvrnnnv.of Tears."
rre hails from Salt Like City, TTtnh,
md is a clever gentleman. His .
bride is a beautiful, cultured young
I sidy and gives promise of being one
of the most talented artists the
American stage.
The announcement of their mar
riage means a most royal reception
?it the theater tonight and congratu
lations will be showered ?without
limit on the happy couple that will
tie the center of attraction at tho
performance.
BURGLARY
IS CHARGED
Constable Lee Coffman arrested
Charles Harris, colored, at Manning
ton Thursday evening on a warrant
issued by Squire Samuel W. Gor
don and brought liim to jail here
Friday morning, arriving "at two
o'clock.
Harris is charged with entering
Ihe wholesale house of W. .T. Maier
& Company, the night of January
21, and stealing oranges, bananas,
cigars, cibbage and other articles.
Harris formerly worked thero and
it is supposed he surreptitiously got
possession of a key to one of the
doors and awaited the opportunity
to enter and steal the articles.
Shortly after the burglary Harris
disappeared but he was finally lo
cated at Fairmont, and the constable
went there to aj"rost him. Upon
his arrival in Fairmont Mr. Coff
man learned that Harris was in
Mannington and he proceeded to
that place and arrested him.
ULFGED
VIOLATOR
Deputy United States Marshal K.
D. Hupp arrived here Thursday
night on No. 55 with A. .T. Speck,
whom lie bad arrested in Taylor
county. Speck was imemdiatclv
taken Vfore United States Commi#-,
?doner Thomas S. Spates on the
charge hf having violated the inter
nal revenue laws. He waived es
I iumi nation and entered into bond of
with F,. TV Philips as surety,
to appear at the May t< rm of court
I in Marfinsbnrg, to answer an in
i dictment. if ope be found, and wn
' then discharged from ctwtody,

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