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EVENING LEADER. I "■a, l VOL. 1, NO. 247. _ BLUEFIELD WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY l(i, 1«)0". , PRIQE two 939 OIL INDICTMENTS IS THE LATEST PHASE. OHIO G11ANI> Jt'KY FINOS THEM AGAINST COMPANIES ANO MEN Findlay, Ohio, Jan. 16.—Nine hun dred and thirty-nine Indlctmets, car rying jfcsslble fines aggregating 960, 000,000 and Imprisonment terms for 192 to 939 years, were returned by the grand Jury today against John D. Rockefeller, H. H. Rogers, John D. Archbold, the Standard Oil Com pany of New Jersey, five subsidiary companies and their presidents. Each Is charged with being a member of a trust. Jt Is tho largest batch of Indict ments over returned against the Standard and Its constituent com panies and probably the most for midable In other ways. Ever since tho hearing of the case In the Pro bato Court nnd tho arguments upon the motion to quash the Indictments returned recently ngalnst M. G. Vilas, H. P. McIntosh and William Rob ertson, of Cleveland, the counsel for the State have been working upon an Indictment form that would hold. The sarcasm of the situation Ilea In tho fact that tho Insistent war ring of the Standard’s attorneys on technical points led to the plan adopt ed In this Instance—the flndlng of Indictments against each person and company nccused, for each day of the period for which they are charged with having acted In violation of the Valentine Anti-Trust Inw. By this course tho State has eliminated the mooted question of continuendo and duplicity of charges, against which the Standard attorneys laid success ful aeige in tho case of indictments against tho Cleveland officials of tho Standard Oil of Ohio, which Indict ments havo been quashed nt tho re quest of Prosecutor David. That no time may bo lost In reme dying any dofect which the attorneys of tho Standard may And in these indictments, the grand Jury has been adjourned until February 25. Plead ings are expected to have been mado to these Indictments beforo that date, and motions to quash doubtless will havo been argued. If tho Indictments fall to stand the legal test, others will he returned. There Is to be no cessation In tho hostilities. CATHOLICS TO PROTEST “FRENCH SPOLIATION” WILL nE DENOUNCED IN MARR MEETINO. New York. Jan. 16—Nearly a hun dred prominent Catholic laymen of this city gathered at tho homo of 'Archbishop Parley last night and comdeted the preliminary arrange ments for a big mass meeting to be held at tho Hippodrome Sunday even ing, January 27. Tho protest against “French spoliation” and to draw up resolutions assuring Catholics of France that they have tho sympathy of their American fellow church men. Ex-Justlco Morgan J. O’Brien pre sided, and several brief speeches were made by Archbishop Farley and oth ers. Tho speakers’ list Is not complet ed yet, but among tho i^-inclpal ora tors will be several Congressmen and Protestant clergymen. The meeting will, in a measure, bo n national af fair, as there will be bishops and archbishops and prominent laymen In attendance from every Rtato In tho Union. WORST QUAKE EVER FELT OCCURRED 1MM> MILKS FROM APIA AND LASTED THREE HOURS. San Francisco, Jan. 15.—A quak ing of the earth’s crust moro severe than any that has ever been re corded Is reported to have been felt at Apia December 21, according to a report brought from there by the Australian liner Ventura, Just arriv ed here. For three hours tho seismograph of the German scientists stationed at the South Pacific island recorded a shock that for violence has never been equaled as far as known. It Is estimated that tho center of the dis turbance was 900 miles south of Apia. Tho now8 of tho Instrument’s re cord was brought to the Ventura by Captain Allen, of the Maori, the boat that runs between Pago and Apia. Tho point of disturbance was sub marine. PITIABLE WRECEf IS MRS. CHADWICK. IS TO IlK TRANSFERRED TO mouundkvillk THIS WEEK. Cleveland. Jan. 18.—Mrs. Canale D. Chadwick 1b to he transferred thlH week from the Ohio penitentiary to tho Federal if Ison at Moundsvllle, W. Va., where she will servo out her ten year sentence. She was photo graphed recently and the plcturo Is the first taken since her Imprison ment. It reveals an amazing change In the woman, who three years ngo, waa eergetlc and magnetic, and in the prime of splendid physical health Today, she Is wan, broken and only a shadow of her former self. One year of prison life has transformed her completely. Tho interest In Mrs. Chadwick's financial operations, in which tho keenest men of nffalrs In tho country wero swindled, has been revived by tho order for transforronco. On tho day she leaves the penitentiary, A. B. Shear, cashier of tho Oberlln Bank, who was ruined and disgraced when tho Chadwick crash came, will ho taken to tho Government prison at Atlanta, to compete his term. So will \V. A. Troeso, a former Cleve land bank employe, sentenced for embezzlement. He has been employed ns a bookkeeper In tho Columbus prison, and has had much latitude. He will he kept In close confinement In tho Atlanta prison. Mrs. Chadwick has lost all tho air of confidence she maintained while engaged In pulling the wool over the eyes of cofldlng and credulous finan ciers. In 1908 she was one of the most striking figures In Cleveland. Her span of horsog wag'the finest In the city, her coachman and footman tho most correct and perfect speci mens of Imperturbability, following the English pattern. She had ono of the finest automobiles. Her home on Euclid avenue was furnished In the most exquisite taste. Her social en tertainments were chaste and ex clusive, and those invited to attend her house ifnrtles folt themselves hon ored. Mrs. Chadwick’s change In appear ance suggests that her health has been underminded and that she will not live to finish her sentece. Read tho Dally Deader. Th« Mark ofl The Mark of B§0 tomakeWmoney B§0 Abaolnte Reliability, . Abnoluto Rollablllty. Is to save it.—Our Merchants will SAVE Many, Many Dollars in FREIGHT and Other ways during 1907 by favoring us with ALL Their Orders. And the consumer gets more than full value, for we handle Only the Best. Now Booking Orders.—Can tifl them complete in a few days- See our Samples before Buying. The Bluefield Dry Goods and Notion Company, Importers and Excluoive Jobbers. LEE AND POE BORN SAME DATE. I>IL KHKrilKKI) TKLL8 OP HIS NEW LIFE OP (JURAT GENERAL. Baltimore, Jan. 16.—Dr. Henry E Shepherd's “Life of Lee." which was IsBued by tho publisher December 27, may appropriately bo called “Tho Contennlal Life of Loo," ns tho hun dreth anniversary of tho birth of the Illustrious commander of the Con federate Army, which comes Janu ary 19. will be celebrated by South erners throughout tho United States Just as the new biography Is be coming igipular. Dr. Shepherd, who Uvea at Den-' more I’ark, Is now engaged In making annotations and revisions for a soc ond edition, 8oon to bo published. His work cotalns a number of photo graphs which havo nover before boon published. Some of them woro col lected after great diligence In ran sacking tho country. Dr. Shepherd has received many favorable criti cisms of tho work. “What is there In your book that Is entirely now—that has never ap peared in any other book?" ho was asked. Well, he snltl, laughing, “one feature, which 1h of little Importance, 1h that I point out that both Leo’s and Edward Allen Poe’s birthday were on the aamo date—January 19. I^eo wag born January 19, 1807, and Poe the same date, 1809. Attention has never before been callod to the coincidence. A number of oho illus trations are new, but the part I tnke most pride In la the last chaifter in tho book, entitled ‘If Lee Had Suc ceeded.’ "Thin is the chapter I make the most comprehenslvo attempt ever mado to prove tho contention that tho defoat of Lee was the most dis astrous political fate that over be fell the United States. If Lee had won the Confederate States of Ameri ca would have been tho most illus trious, poworful nnd Influential na tion on tho earth. I think that In course of tlmo the slaves would have boon freed. Just ns tho serfs wore freed In Europe, nnd with better re sults than attended nnd today at tends the freeing of the negroes. "In my opinion tho North nnd South will bo direct contrasts In course of time. You can’t call tho Northerners and the Southerners a homogenous people. Tho vory thought Is ridiculous to one who knows tho true situation.” Dr. Shepherd’s “Life of Leo” con sists of seven chapters, w »h an ap-j pondix containing an outllno of the principal events In I^ee’s life. Tho chapters aro entitled Robert Edward Lee. 1*00 ns n Man. Loo nB a Soldier. Leo an a Husband and Father. Lee at Lexington. If I^oe Had Succeeded. Among the first Illustrations of the book is a portrait of Loo at the ago of 24 years. It Is said to bo tho earliest likeness In existence nnd Is soldom seen. A photograph of the flrnt monu ment erected by Southern women In also given. It In tho monument erect ed to Minn Annie Carter Lee. General Lee'n youngent dnughter, who died In Warren county. North Carolina, In 1882, among ntrangem while the family wan broken up during tho war. Although tho country wan poverty ntrlcken the money for the monu ment, which In a modent ntructnre, wa8 rained Immediately after the war by a number of Southern women. Dr. Shepherd, who wan a young man at tho time ,wa* prenent at the unveil ing of tho monument. The photo grajth of tho monument wan taken enpeclally for Dr. Bhepherd'n book. Tho dedication of tho volume In an follow*; To tho women of tho Confederacy whono faith han never faltered, whone zeal hafl never grown cold, even though men have proved recreant to the caune; who*e herolnm elicited the hlgbent admiration of T,eo, I dedicate thin volume. In tho hope that It may live with the memory and the eter nity of hln fame. Chief of Police O. R. Newkirk. J. 8. Burnett, U. S. Marnhall left thin thornlng for Baltlmoro. They go to attend United Staten court at that place. - • -"i -*(*?▼ t j*' JEFF IS THE BOSS ' IN HIS FAMILY CHAMPION'S WIFE DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH HIM BUS INESS—SAYS HE'LL FIGHT. . -. James J. Jeffries, besides being boss of all the heavyweight llghtors, Is also boss In hts own homo. This must bo so because ho Rays so, and a close search has failed to find any body who will contradict a man of Jeff r recognised powers, even If ho Is a thousand miles aw’ny. The world’s champion sent this telegram to the editor of the World yesterday: ‘‘Rurbnnk, Cal., December 24.— "Been away. Did not receive your telegram until thlH evening. To tho question. ‘Would you light any white man for a $50,000 pursA?* my nn swer Is ‘Yes.’ No promoter made of fer. I said I would light Hums If ho could get $50,000 purse. My wife dot's not Interfere with my business. As to tho present heavyweight crop, have nothing to say. Do not know whnt I weigh now nm| want four months to train. Regards to self and merry Christmas. “James J. Jeffries.“ Now, that seem* to sottlo It. Tho big follow will coVtillnly ffght any white man on earth for a $50,000 purso. Hut It will have to ho u white inan. Jeffries has always said thnt ho would not conio out of retirement to whip any of tho present heavies, because ho waB wise enough to know that tho mill would not draw onough money to make It worth while. Hut If any ono thinks well enough of Tommy Hum's chances against tho champion to offer a largo purso like that for a fight between them Jeff would bo foolish If ho did not tako advantage of tho offer. Flfty-thousand-dollar purses aro not being hung up with startling fre quency, and If tho clmni||lon could get this ono |t would make It abund antly worth his while spondlng four months to get into condition for tho fight. According to tho most of tho re ports that have purported to come from the West, Jeffries had been ap proached by F. C. 8kInner, of the Rhyolite A. C., of Nevada, with the $50,000 offer, hut tho champion's messago hIiowh that he has not had a clianco to accept the offer yet. Jeff shows his wisdom by keeping quiet about tho present crop of heavy weights. Hut ho evidently does not think very well of It, and for that rea son, nnd inaybo because ho does not want to run tho risk of selling that Juicy purse, ho koops his opinion to himself. Tho latest of the garbled reports to emanato from Los Angeles Is to tho effect thnt Skinner, who has boon try ing hla hardest to nrrango a match with Jeffries ns ono of tho principals, says that Jeffries nor any other figh ter Is worth n $50,000 purse, nnd thnt the limit ho will offer now is $10,000.—New York World. An easy going man Is sometimes difficult to get rid of. NEW KIND OF “GOLD BRICK.” MRN AltRRHTRI) AT WAHIIINGTOX FOIl AUKORI) ATTFMPT TO DPFRAIfD I’llYHf CIANH. ,Whnt Is charged by the police to ho a scheme to defraud a Washing ton physician out of $5000 led to tho arrest of Frank II. Homans of Paris, France, and David T. Tanner, alias Townsend, of White Plains, N. Y., on tho charge of conspiracy. The men wero taken Into custody In an uptown hotel at Washlgton after Dr. Thomne J. Kem^ of that city had re ported to tho police that Tanner had mado a proposition to him to enter Into a deal "to put a New York gam bling house out of business." Dr. Kemp declares that the men assuerd him that by Investing $5000 ho could easily win from $200,000 to $300, 000 within a week. The physician says ho did not put up any money, but encouraged tho men in order to secure evidence. The "get-rlch qulck scheme," according to Dr. Kemp’s report to the rfollco, was that Dr. Kemp was to pay $5000 and Tanner, who claimed to he manager of the gambling house, was "to tip Homans And the physician off on tho run of the cards in a faro gnmo." Tanner and Homans were locked up at tho first precinct police station. Doth men deny the charge. JIM CROW CAR AND _LIQUOR DISPENSARY. THE BEST DRESSED WOMAN IN ENGLAND W COMING TO AMERICA WITH THE COUNTERS OF YARMOUTH. Mrs. Hawfa Williams, whom King Edward considers tho best-dressed woman In England, sailed today for New York city with OounteM Yar mouth, h sister of llnrry K. Thaw. Tho Countess Is coming to nld In hla fight for his life. Resides the Countess and Mrs. Wil liams, thero nre In the Hailing party tho Duko of Nowcastle and IiIh niece, Adeline Ltsterkaye. Mrs. Williams’ gowns aro pictures que nnd conventional—a raro combi nation. llosldes her cleverness In ovolvlg toilettes, she Imh shown n renl practicality In tho help Hho af fords her husband In furthering his schemes for the ontortnlnment of so ciety ifoplo. The party snllod on the Augusta Victoria today. For the benefit of New York so ciety it might be mentioned that Hawfa Is pronounced as If spelled ••Hoofer." Mtb. Hawfa Williams nnd her husband exports to mako an ex tended visit to New York. Tho Duko of Nowcnstlo Is on his usual annual visit to tho United States.—New York Amorlcan. SAYS BOOMTHROWER WAS KIND MIW. RTKKtiB DID NOT DKIilKVR 111*3 COULD COMMIT HFf’II A CBIMK Philadelphia, Jan. 15.—"I did not bellove my husband could commit Hiirh a crime. Ho was always kind and loving both to me and to our children." This eulogy was heard at the cor oner’s inquest this morning, whon Mrs. Irene Stoolo, widow of J. Iloilo Steel, who exploded a bomb In the fourth Street National Hank, killing himself and Cnshler Mcl/oar, was cal led to toll what she knew of the man, whose act horrified thn country Sat urday, Jnnuary 5. Aftor giving hor namo as Mrs. Ireno Btoelo, hor residence as Chica go, and stating that sho Is the widow of J. Hollo Steele, Mrs. Steele testi fied that she was married to the homhthrower In (Jarnor, Iowa, No vember 18, 1893. "Did you know that ho has a wlfo In Virginia?" asked Coroner Jor mon. "No, sir. I know of no other mar riage ho contracted, and do not be lieve ho had another wlfo In Lynch burg." "How long did you live with him In earner?" "About seven years." "Had he a desperate disposition?" "No, sir, I did not bellove he could commit such a crime. Ho was al ways a very kind and loving hus band and father." "When did you last hear from him?" "On Christmas Day he sent mo ft chock for household expenses. FTe also sent ft letter In which he gave tho Idea thftt he was out of work There was a tone of doubt In the letter, ffo said ho Intended to go to Philadelphia." When asked about tho grip con taining electric fuses, etc., found In flteolc’s room, Mrs. Btoelo declared It was In her husband’s lino of bus iness In railroad construction to use such things. Dr. Robinson, a city chemist, tes tified that he had analyzed the frag ments of tho bomb, and in his opin ion tho box that contained tho ex plosives "was made of zinc, lined with sulphur and chloride of potash ns combustibles.'* The coroner’* Jury rendered n ver dict In tbe two deaths ns the result, of the explosion, and named flteoln as the guilty party. Mrs. Steole left hero for Chicago with her husband’s remains this evening. The murderer was Insured In the Modern Woodmen of America Boclty for 12,000, and she expects to receive the money. Don’t forget the skating rink noxt Friday night. It will be a feast of laughter at this entortatnment. JAPS A FACTOR IN HAWII ItKPRKSKNTATIVK THINKS IRSVK WILL l)KHX)MK A C'lUTI CAL ONH Snn rnnclsco, Jan. 1C.—Repre sentative Kaluulanaolo, of Hawaii ar rived hero yesterday on tho Votura on his way to Washington. "Tho Japanese undoubtedly aro bo comlng a factor In tho Islands," ho said. "It Is cloarly recognised thero that tho Issue will bocomo u critical one. I do not think thero Is any danger of tho Japanese becoming American cltlions In sulllclont num bers to enable thorn to secure politi cal control of the Islands. "The chief measure wlirlch I Hhall presa In Washington will bo that re cently urged by President Roosovolt's message, tho return to llnwall of 75 yer cent, of tho «Mistoms receipts for tho furtherance of Govern*, it pur posed thero." JOINS CATHOLIC CHURCH Rl’IHCOPAL MINISTER WILL GO TO WORK AS MISSION lull. I Unlontown, Pa., .Tun. 1 r»—Announ cement whh mudo today by Dr. F\ E. J. Lloyd, for four yours past rector of St. Polor’e Episcopal Church, thnt ho lias abandoned tho ministry, doc trine, discipline and worship of the Protestant Epscopnl Church and will a short tlmo become a mlsloner to non-Cathollcs under tho authority of tho Catholic Church, with headquar ters In Chicago. Ho preached his farewoll sermon last night at St. Pe ter’s Church, but did not make Ills announcement of Joining tho Catho lic Church until today. Ills wife and family will go with him. Dr. Lloyd has had pastorates In Bloomington, III,; Hamilton nnd Cleveland, Ohio, and Unlontown, Pa. WOULD OVERAWE RAILROADS. LET PEAK OP GOVERNMENT HANG OVER THEM, HAYH VARDA MAN. Jackson, Miss., Jan. IT*.- Let the fear of Government ownership of railroads hang over tho railroad mag nates of tho Harrlmnn typo as “tho fear o’hell tho hangman's whip to hold tho wretch In order." It cannot do uny harm." .Theso were? the words of Gover nor Vardaman, discussing tho state ment of Congressman John Shari* Williams, his opponent for the Uni ted States Senate, that lit; (Williams) Is for Bryan for tho nomination af ter tho national convention shnll have vottd down tho proposition of Gov ernment ownership. "Tho national Democratic conven tion will not voto down tho proposi tions,” said Governor Vardanian "The recent disclosures of tho mani pulations of Karrlman and othors will go a long way toward convincing the people that something must he done. The situation demands heroic treatment.” W 0. REICK CHANGE3 >IASE WITHDRAW* FROM NKW YORK IIRRAMI TO ,KHV TIIF TIMK*. iNew York, ,lnn. 16.—William 0. Hoick, for some years president of the New York llerald Company, has withdrawn from tho New York Her ald nnd has accepted a substantial Interoat In the New York Times Com pany, nnd will hereafter bo associat ed with Adolph 8 Ochs, the publisher nnd controlling ownar, In tho mana gement of the New York Times, Mr. Relck has also beeome associated with Adolph S. Ochs and George W. Ochs in the ownership of tho rhlla delphln Public Lodger, HKI.WJATK KVAN8, OF MINOO, <X)ME8 TO TIIK FRONT WITH SEPARATE COACH RILL. j Charleston W. Vn., Jan., 16.— Yoatorday being bill day In tha house, members who havo nteaauroa which they desire to push to a suc cessful conclusion woro on hand onrly, nnd forty-four measures were placed on the cnlondnr. Among tho Important bills offered wns ono pro viding for a iluro food law. Another whs tho bill Introduced by dolegnto Evans, of Mingo county, providing for a "Jim Crow" car law iu West Virginia. From a Joint resolution offorod by Mr. lllund U appears that tho ques tion of h state dispensary lay Is again coming to tho foro. SNOW TWENTY FIVE FEET DEEP JAMR8 .% HILL RAYR CARR ARK ENTIRELY ULRIKH. £t. Paul, Minn., Jan. IB.—"In 85 years I havo not known Huch sovoro weather to jkovnll In North Dakota nnd other points west of Bt. Paul as today," said President J. J. Hill, of tho Great Northern Railroad. "Tho snow on tho lovol out thoro Is from 3 to 4 foot deop and that means something. Men ennnot walk on It without snowshoes nnd It Is Impossible for horses to travel. There aro somo places nlong our lines whoro tho snow 1« from 10 to 25 foot deep, and then thoro aro places whom nil wo can soe of a frolght car Is tho brake wheel sticking up out of the snow. Wo will havo to dig thoso enrs out. "Wo lmvo from 1,200 to 1,500 men working nlong our lino nnd linvo kept It open, hut part of tho tlmo tho wonthor has boon so cold that the men could not work." FIGHT ON BAILEY . LASTED UNTIL ALMOST MID NIGHT IN TEXAS LEGISLA TURE. (Amitin, T«x. Jan. 10.—In conae rpinnce of the effort of cortnln piom l»nrH of the Texan leglnlatiiro to In vofdlgatc United Staten Senator Hal ley and hla alleged connection with the Wnters-Plerce Oil Company, the Honnto remained In contlnuoun nnn alon until 10:30 debating and ad journed without Hccurlng a vote on the proponed In vest I gallon. WOMAN FAILS FOR $13,000 MRS. IDA W. ItEltltY FILES PE TITION IN IIANRItUPTCY— IIAS NO ASSETS. r Lychburg, Va., Jan. 1I>.—Mrs. Ida W Horry, of Bedford City, filed a petition In bankruptcy In tho Federnl Court hero today, with a schedule of debts aggregating 913,000. There are no assets. The creditors are located In Bal timore, Richmond, Ktawuton and l.ynchburg. WHAT IS IT. There Is a plan on foot to put In (i plant here f'w tho manufacture of Oxallne, whatever that may he. Its nature Is the subject of considerable conjecture nt this time. Rome seem to think It Is one of the by-product* of tho ox; others that It Is some highly aromatic compound of oxygen, but many suppose It to be a chemical. The editor of that noxious sheet across the street thinks It Is a sort of new breakTast food, which Is an evasion of the Pnro Food law. Tho United Mlno Workers of America will hold their annus! con vention nt Indianapolis, beginning today. Affording to flecrotary W. B. Wilson, members of the organization throughout tho country are prosper ing and nothing of a sensational na ture Is expected to como up at the gathering.