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Partly' rlotKly tonight and
< Sunday.
THE DAILY TELEGRAM.
We lie the only paper fa the
ESTABLISHED 1881.
CLARKSBURG. WEST VIRGCS1A. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1M7.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RAILROAD COMMISSION
BILL IS KNOCKED OUT
SEASON OPENS
HERE III
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la Baseball With Beaver Falls Team
Several Players Have Been
Signed.
The Clarksburg team of the West
ern Pennsylvania League recently
formed will open the season here
Wednesdaw, May 1, with Beaver
Falls.
Several players have already been
signed by the management of the
borne team, among whom are some
of the best to be had, and the team
promises to be the leading one in the
league.
Among the men signed Is Guy L.
Green, outfielder with thq Mt. Ver
non, Ind., team last season.
A. H. McCracken, of Brookville,
Pa., recommended by Emmett Heid
rlck of the St. Lonls Browns, has
also been engaged.
Others signed are J. K. Ford, of
Nashville, Howard Smith, of Steu
benrille, Ohio, Roy Keener, of South
Bend, Ind., and P. W. Slater, of To
ledo.
George McLane, with the home
team last year, will be with It again
this year.
Tom Hulings, who was with the
Zanesville team in the Ohio and
Pennsylvania league last year, has
been signed, too.
Roy George, with the Cumberland
team last year is also among those
who have signed contracts with the
?.home management.
Joe Sacker of the Wheeling city
team also comes here for the ap
proaching season.
Earl Wood, second baseman, will
be with the home team, too.
Frank Haller, with Sommerset.
Pa., last year will also give his ser
vice to the Clarksburg team.
Negotiations are on with fifteen
or twenty more players, and there is
every prospect that the home team
will be comprised of the best players
outside the major teams.
CROSSINGS ARE NOT
TOJE BLOCKED
By Trains, Kaginee or Cars, if BUI
Paftse? in the Legislature
of This State.
(Special.)
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 1?.
?The following railroad Bill bus
been introduced In the house:
"Be it enacted by the legislature of
Weet Virginia:
"That it shall be unlawful for any
railroad company owning or opera
ting a railroad in this state or
which may hereafter own or oper
ate any railroad in this state to al
low any engine, car or train of cars
to stand on any public road crossing
or street crossing for a longer period
than fifteen minutes. Any company
riolatlng any of the provisions of
this act shall be guilty of a misde
meanor and shall be fined not less
than <5 nor more than |25 for each
offense. Justices of the Peace shall
have jurisdiction to try and deter
mine all cases under this acv"
thenewIrT
BANK STATEMENT!
At Close of Business Today, He
ported by Local Stock
Exchange.
The New York bank statement for
February 16, as reported by the
Clarksbnrg stock exchange is as
follows:
Reserve Tnc * 1,085,176
Less C. S. Ins 1.01S.476
Loans Dec 7,196,400
Specie Dec 1,786,400
Legals Dec 2,704,300
Deposits Dec 8,011,600
Circulation Dee 140,600
Jhere Will be no Railroad Commis
sion in West Virginia, But
Ought to Be.
CAMPBELL'S BILL IS BEAD
Time 1st Itcvoted to Amending the
Mining Laws and Bailey Gas
BUI lg Reported.
CHARLESTON. W. Va.. Feb. 16.
?Campbell's railroad bill died an
Ignominious death In the Senate this
morning. He got It out of the mines
and mining committee and started it
through a second time.
The wink went around and it got
to a second reading, when White, of
Mingo, moved to strike out the en
acting clause which was done and
the dog is dead.
The Parkersburg and Logan char
ters passed. The house bill allowing
a bridge to be constructed at Mor
gantown over the Monongahela riv
er passed the house.
Much time Is being taken up In
amending the mining laws this af
ternoon.
Bailey's bill denying the right of
eminent domain to gas companies
shipping gas out of the state was
reported on favorably by the Judici
ary committee.
ISJOW FILLED
For Tiie Ninth and Tenth Bnt Still
Opportunity in Two Other
Regiments.
Sergeant W. W. Sibert In charge
of the local recruiting station in the
trwln building, informs the Telegram
that he has received orders from the
War Department to stop enlisting
for the Ninth and Tenth colored cav
alry, as these regiments have been
filled since enlistments for colored
men was ordered only a few weeks
ago, but he can enlist colored men
tor the 25th and 25th Infantry reg
iments which are being filled in
preparation for Philippine service.
The Sergeant states that this op
portunity can not last long as there
are so many colored men in the
Southern section of country who
have been waiting for this chance
to ship in Uncle Sam's reg'lers" that
orders are expected every day stop
ping enlistments of colored men
altogether ub the two remaining col
ored regiments will soon be filled to
their quota, and when this happens
the chance for colored men to enlist
will be shut ofr for at least three
years.
There Is also a chance for white
men to enlist for Philippine service
if they so desire, as regiments des
ignated for such service are being
filled with three year men entirely,
and men wishing foreign service can
obtain same from recruiting stations.
This gives an excellent chance for
ambitious Americans to see the other
side of the world free of charge and
also obtain a military education
such as no school offers, and which
Is likely to come In very good in
case this country should ever need
its young men to protect its poster
ity. and any way an enlistment In
Uncle Sam's army will do no man
harm but will teach him lessons
never to be forgotten, or never to
never to be learned other places.
FASHIONABLE.
Is to be a New Dress Baking Es
tablishment.
Mrs. Marie J. Wood will arrive
here from Chicago Saturday evening
Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Jesse Gardner
Will open a fashionable dressmaking
establishment in the rooms over Rob
inson's Jewelery store, No. 820 Main
street. Watch the columns of this
paper for announcement.
I .
RETURNS from ROUND TABLE.
8upt. S. L. Burdette, J. Walter
Duncan. C. Ony Mnraer. Anb
Martin and Misees Ida M. Hlgley,
Anna Dunn. Catherine Shlnn, AJIIe
Ash, Verna Bartlett, Mande Bassell
and Effie Brown, of the dty school.,
and Miss Alice Corpenlng of the
North view schoolls, returned from
Mannlngton today, where they bare
been attending the Monongahela
Valley JKnod Table.
RALLY DAY
MEETINGS
Will be Held Tomorrow at the Re
vival Service at the Goff Meth
odist Episcopal Church.
The Methodist of the city are
making large plans tor a great day
in connection with their revival ser
vices on Sunday. There will lie
meetings enough (or all and of such
a diversified character as to suit all
and help all.
Yesterday was a good one for the
meetings. A good afternoon meet
ing was held and a large audience
heard the message with gladness.
Five came to the after prayer and
one professed conversion.
Tonight there will be a general
testimony meeting followed by the
usual altar service. All are Invited
to come at 7:30 o'clock.
In the morning the first service
will be the class meeting at 9 o'clock
?Bros. J. U. Thorn and M. S. Ri
ley, leaders. This will be followed
by the Sunday school at 9:45, Har
vey W. Harmer, superintendent.
The pnbllc worship and sermon will
lie held at 10:45. when the pastor
will preach on "The Great Tempta
tion." st. Luke 4:13. (A Lenten
Meditation).
At 3 o'clock "A men's Rally Day
Revival Meeting" will be held.
Three leading laymen, vis: Hon. H.i
W. Harmer, Dr. E. N. Flowers and
Judge Charles W. Lynch, will give
three reasons each "Why You
Ought to be a Christian.'" Lynch
Brothers' quartette will furnish spe
cial music for this meeting.
Following this meeting at 4
o'clock there will be a woman's and
young people's meting In the lecture
room.
The Epworth League devotional
service will be held at 6:30. The
subject being "Studies In Christian
Experiences." Charles W. Lynch,
leader. The League quartette.
Misses Leona Creighton, Beulah
Starcher and Messrs. George W.
Lynch, Pale Rapp, will sing. This
busy day will close much the eve
ning revival services at 7:30 o'clock.
The subject of the sermon will be
"The Complete Surrender," Acts 9:6
followed by the usual after service.
All are invited to all these services.
BIG PWlT
THE TIN MILLS
Over Seventeen Thousand Dollars
Paid Out to Men for Two
Weeks'-Work.
Saturday was regular pay day at
the tinplate mills. It was the larg
est pay yet made there, being over
$17,000 for two weeks' work. The
mills are very busy and the number
of employes is constantly increasing.'
The outlook for the spring and
summer Is all that can be desired
and the mills promise to keep runing
busily all the time. ,
BLAZE HI THURMOND
DESTROYS OIIIIDINCS
Mercantile, Saloon and Other Build
ings are Coosamed by Fire
At Big Loss.
[By Associated Press.]
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 16.
?Fire at Thurmond this morning
destroyed a large estblishment be
longing to the Wearer Mercantile
Company, the saloon of B. M. Hud
dleson, and buildings owned by Me
Kells, coal operators. The loss is
$25,000.
BASKET BALL TONIGHT.
A game of basket ball will he play
ed by the Wliard Athletic Clab
and the Clarksburg high school
team to night in armory hall.
STATE BOTTLERS
ARE COMING HERE
Soft Drink Manufacturers Prepare i
For Annual Convention in
This City Next Week.
Preparatory arrangements for the
third annual meeting of the West
Virginia Bottlers' Association which
will be heia in this city on February
22 are being made.
The session of the association will
be held in the I. O. O. F. reception
hall in the Odd Fellows' building
on Main stret. An interesting pro
gram will be carried out in which
the bottlers from all parts of the
state will take part.
The association is composed of the
soft drink bottlers of West Virginia
and waB organized in Belington two
years ago. The meeting last year
was held In Grafton. Although
young the organization Is In a most
promising and growing condition
and is doing much good In Its ob
jects.
C. Mc Gaylord, president of the
Clarksburg Bottling Works. Is the
president of the association. C. E.
Cain, of Parkersljurg, Is the secre
tary.
mCTlfOFSHOT
HAS MIUI JAILED
Italian Alleged to lie Fugitive From
Jefferson County. Ohio, is
Imprisoned Here.
John LI pas, an Italian coal miner,
who has been lately employed at the
Petry coal mines, is a prisoner In the
county jail awaiting the action of
(he Jefferson county, Ohio, officers,
by whom it is alleged by another
Italian that Lipas Is wanted for
shooting the complainant there In
Oetober 1904.
Lipas was arrested at Perry Mines
Friday night by Constable Waldo and
taken before Magistrate Gordon who
committed the man to jail and sent a
message to the Sheriff of Jefferson
county. Ohio, that the man had been
arrested. The arrest was the result
of complaint made by Frank Petro
czl, another Italian, who says that
Lipas shot him in the leg in Jeffer
son county, Ohio, more than two
years ago. The wound caused him
to lose one of his legs.
AGED MAN DIES.
G. II. Richards of Perry Mine, Falls
Into Last Earthly Slumber.
Death came to G. B. Richards, an
aged resident of Perry Mines Sat
urday morning after a lingering ill
ness with a complication of diseases.
Mr. Richards was 78 years old and is
survived by a family.
The funeral ylll take place Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. Ser
vices will be held at the late home
and burial will be in the I. O. 0. F.
cemetery.
h. Hoge and Jesse Sackett return
ed last night from Connellsville,
where they attended a meeting of
the Western Pennsylvania baseball
league.
BOY IS SHOT
nccrauLLK
Jesse Williams is Shot by Fleming
Green With Target Gun.
Jesse Williams, thirteen year old
son of Perry C. Williams, was acci
dently shot in the feft shoulder Sat
urday morning at 10 o'clock. He
with other boys were on Pinnlckin
ulck hill with a target gun shooting
at a mark. Fleming Green acci
deiitly discharged the weapon, which
was pointed at Young Williams and
the ball entered the left shoulder,
but did not cause a serious wound.
NOT SERIOUS
Are the Injuries Bay Smith Sus
tained and He Will Soon
Recover.
Later word from the bedside of
Ray Smith of this city, who Is a pa
tient at a hospital in Blkins un
dergoing treatment for injuries sus
tained when he fell with a scaffold
thirty feet to the ground Thursday
afternoon, tells that he Is Improv
ing nicely and his speedy recovery
is looked for. He had his left arm
dislocated and was painfully bruis
ed about the body but did not sus
tain serious Internal injuries as was
feared.
SMITHFIELD STIRRED
WITH RELIGION.
The people of Smithfleld are now
stirred with religious pieadingB.
Three weekB ago all the talk of the
citizens was about the murder and
attempted conflagration, now the
conversation is about the revival in
progress at the Methodist church,
conducted by Rev. Homer Bumgard
ner. A large number have been con
verted and each night the altar Is
crowded with seekers. It is said to
be the greatest revival ever known
in Smithfleld.
B. C. WHITNEY COMES
HERE TO SEE HIS PLAY
?
Theatrical Magnate Witnesses Per
formance of "Isle of Hong
Bong in This City
B. C. Whitney, owner of the mu
sical comedy, the 'Isle of Bong Bong'
which was presented at the Grand
Opera house Friday night, came to
Clarksburg from New York on train
55 that evening for the purpose of
witnessing the performance here and
particularly to see the acting of Mlas
Alice Yorke, who takes the part of
Paqulta and who was recently en
gaged by Mr. Whitney. He was
very favorably impressed with the
young lady's acting. Mr. Whitney
owns the "Piff, Pa#, Pouff." and
"Isle of. Spice" comic operas that
have been presented here.
STEAMER'S ENGINE
EXPLODES AT SEA
Seven Persons are Killed. Three
Injured and Much Damage
Done to Vessel.
[By Associated Press. J
NEW York, N. Y.. February 16?
Seven persons, six men and one
woman were killed and three injured
and considerable damage sustained
by the German steamer Valdira by
by the explosion of a boiler donkey
engine at sea last Wednesday.. The
accident was reported when the
steamer arrived here today. The
explosion threw the steamer's fun
nel over and ripped open the npper
deck. The seven were killed in
stantly. Escaping steam enveloped
the steamer creating a scene of
great contusion. The dead woman
was the stewardess on the steamer.
The others killed were members of
the crew. The Valdtvia is ? passen
ger freight' steamer plying to Hayti
and other ports in the West Indies.
PITCHFORK SQUABBLE
BETS IN SPITE'S GOUBT
James A. L D?j Hw James C.
Myers Arrested on the Charge
of Assaulting Him.
James C. Myers who resides In the
southern end of the county near the
Barbonr county line, was brought be
fore Magistrate M. S. Riley in this
city Friday evening by Constable
Henry Moore, to answer* to a warrant
charging him with assaulting Janes
A. L. Day with a pitchfork last
Tuesday in an altercation over some
property. The magistrate held My
ers under bond to appear before him
on February 15 for a hearing. The
defendant furnished bond and was
released.
COUNCIL TALKS
MANY MATTERS
City Sages Devote Much Tirar to
Two Open Sewers, Before Vo
ting on Question.
McREYNOLDS. DECIDES .TIE
Application to Move Building* Cause
Heated Argument an to Regu
larity by Council.
The city council was presided over
Friday night by Councilman J. D.
McReynolds, Acting Mayor W. H.
Cole calling him to the chair In the
absence of the mayor.
The members present were Coun
llmen McAndrews, Connell, Smith,
Wood, Anderson. Ernst, Halterman
and Hess. Clerk Cole kept the
minutes.
The minutes of the previous meet
ing were read and approved.
There were no reports from the
regular committees except the
finance committee which recommend
ed the payment of the street and
water works pay roll as folloVrs:
Street pay roll $22.50
Water workks pay roll.... 185.48
Councilman Halterman of the
street committee talked at length
about a sewer in the West End,
stating to the council that the health
officer approved of It and saying that
some of the citizens had paid so
much for putting it In, and It Anally
developed that the subject under dis
cussion was Mrs. J. W. Thorn's bill
for |30. Mr. McReynolds as chair
man of the street committee did not
doubt the matter of the work's be
ing done, hut thought It was twice
what It Is worth, according to a prop
osltlon made last spring, or at least
an understanding of some kind, as
the city then proposed to pay but
half, and upon a suggestion of a
member of the council, the commit
tee waB authorized to continue the
Investigation. But, before this was
done Councilman Anderson made an
Inquiry as to the size of the sewer.
He was Informed that It was a 12
Inch one. This ended this part of
the meeting.
Then came the open sewer on Wa
ter street. It had been duly refer
red to the proper committee at a pre
vtous session of council and the re
port was regular that the Improve
ment be made. Councilman McAn
drew moved an amendment In no
way germane that the sewer In the
rear of the Waldo also be extend
ed. This provoked a ?long discus
sion. Mr. Halterman thought it
was out of order the
presiding officer did not say
so. But Dr. Halterman stated'
he had no objection to Its being re
paired "but thought It ought to go to
the committee and come before the
council In the regular way. which Is
perfectly proper, and certainly cor
rect.
Mr. McAndrew did not kce If that
way, nor did some others, bnt the
eonncil Anally decided by a vote of
five to four that it must cone before
council In the regular way. the pre
siding officer deciding the matter up
on a tie, with the remark: "We will
repair one sewer at a time." it was
then ordered that the Water street
sewer be extended Into the creek to
pollute the waters below.
Mr. Halterman then moved that
the sewer in the rear of the Waldo
be referred to the street committee,
though there Is not a street the end
of It touches and ought properly to
go to the sanitation committee. He
asked that the street committee In
vestigate the sewer and report at the
next meeting. This cairled after
some debate on the subject by Mc
Andrew, he being given the floor by
the presiding officer who remarked:
"The night is long." McAndrew and
Connell voted against the motion.
The liveliest discussion of all.
however, was on the Application of
E. W. Williams, C. W. I-ynch and J.
I. Alexander for permission to re
move the Mulheran hotel and Ernst
buildings from their present site to
the Walker house property aad to
destroy two shade trees on Second
street In the operation. The point
waa raised by Mr. Wood that the ap
plication should go to the building
committee as all other Bach applica
tions do. He cited the Are limit
ordinance. Mr. Halterman said that
ordinance was not definitely settled
and dwelt upon what It meant for
the Methodist church, though he did
(Ooatiaaed oa page I.)
r
WIN BILL
PISSES HOUSE
lU-gulates the Number of the Crew
On Trains of Dlfferc-mt
Length.
(Special.)
CHARLESTON. W. Va.,Feb. 15^?
Mr. Gallaher's "railway" crew" bill
has passed the house. It* main pro
visions are:
Sec. 2. That it shall be unlawful
for any railroad company operating
a standard guage road in the State
of West Virginia, which runs over
Its road or any part thereof, more
than four regular passenger trains in
twenty four hours, to operate over
such road., or any part thereof, out
side the yard limits, any passenger
train carrying passengem, consist
ing of from one to five cars with a
less crew than one engineer, one
fireman, one conductor, and one
brakeman; and for a train of more
than five cars, one engineer, one
fireman, one conductor and two
brakemen. shall be required. In
no case above mentioned shall a
brakeman while In the discharge of
his duties as such be permitted to
perform the duties of a baggage
master or express agent while on the
|road.
Sec. 1. That it shall be unlawful
for any railway company operating a
standard guage road in the State af
West Virginia, which runs over its
roads more than six freight trains
In every twenty-four hours, to oper
ate over such road or any part
thereof, out side the yard limits,
any freight train with less than the
following crew: One engineer, one
fireman, one conductor and two
brakemen; and any engineer run
ning without cars on such road shall
have not less than the followln
crew: One conductor, one fireman
one engineer, when such engine is
running a distance of more
twenty miles from the starting
point.
i i
A MESSAGE FROM
ACROSS THE SEA
That Is of Great Interest Will .be
Told of by The Children ot
the Lutheran Church
? i
The service, "A Message From
Across the Sea," which will be ren
dered by the children of the Luther
: an church tomorrow evening prom
ises to be of great interest. It is
the Story of the church's' work'" the
past year in the fields of India and
! Africa. No greater success has ever
attended the missionary endeavors
of the Lutheran church than the
past year has recorded. In India
| alone with her limited force of
workers (31) the church has receiv
ed during the past year 5,119 new
members. Other departments of the,
work has also met with nnparalelled
success.
One of the features of the service
will be the reading of cablegraphic
messages from the missionaries in
India and Africa which are of great
concern- to the whole Christian
church In America.
carriedmtrre
onlyjo EXPIRE
Aged Woman 111 In Bed IMeo From
Kvposure When Taken From
Fired Building.
(By Associated Pru? J
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1?.?
Six firemen were overcome by smoke
today and two badly injured In a
fire which destroyed Wedderbarn
Row. The loss is ten thousand dol
lars. Mrs. Sarah E. Skillman, an
aged woman 111 in bed, died shortly
after being removed from the bund
ing. as the result of excitment and
exposure.

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