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-n I OKI Tfl . wkathkk warm. H# 1 I A * I ; tw u~*,. Fair and -lightly colder tonight; III *\W J I I I I I rertlilng Medium. Try it and hniltl Hunday fair. _ <§■ ^ '-n N-Imm -—-- --■ _ - ■ - - VOL, i. NO 230.BLUEK1KLD. WEST VIRGINIA. SATI KDAY AI-TI-RNOPN. IAM ARY .S. i9oS. PRICE HMM ENTS DRUG-GRAZED DOCTOR KILLS IMPATIENT DRI NK AND DAZRB BY LIQUOR AND OPIATRS PHYSICIAN l»R LIBKRATKLY HRYKRS 1NTKS TINKS IN TWO PLU M. Port Dodge, Iowa, Jan. 18.—Dr. ‘P. K. Dahl, one of the wealthiest and moat prominent physicians of North western Iowa, has been arrested here charged with manslaughter. The case is one of the strangest on rec ord. Dr. Dahl, dazed with drugs and liquor, was operating on Mrs. Floyd j Bowen. An Incision had been ma le in ths abdomen. To the horror 01 watchers. Dr. Dahl severed the in testines In two places with scissors. The operation called for no interf< r enoe with the digestive tract. Nurses and physicians dragged the crazed surgeon from his patient and tried to remedy the mistake. 'They failed and Mrs. Bowen died. Dr. Dahl barricaded himself in his -bCfUse, and when the doors were broken down he was found In bed dazed with narcotics. WALSH GUILTY IIF BANKLOOTING Chicago, Jan. 18.—The jury in de liberating in the case of John R. Walsh, on the charge of bank loot ing. today reported finding him guil ty on 53 counts out of 150 Indict ments. He was found not guilty in the others. “THIS 18 ONLY THE BEGINNING*' John R. Walsh wa« indicted in the federal court for wrecking the Chicago National Bank, of which he was president, the Suitable Trust company, the Home Savings Bank and other Walsh financial institu tions which failed 1n 1907, when the Chicago National closed Its doors. The testimony in the long .trial showed^that Walsh removed vast sunhc from his banks on dummy c notes, and borrowed money on the stock of his embryonic railroads. He admitted the charges on the stand, aaylng that all bankers did It. Walsh and his two daughters were iu cour* when ihe Jury came In after thlrtv hours of deliberation. When t»ho verdict was announced no one show ed surprise, and Walsh’s attorneys maved for a new trial. Judge An-1 derson set January 28 for hearing the motion. Walsh said: “This Is only the beginning of the fight.’’ million dollar FIRE IN CHICAGO Chicago, Jan. 18.—$1,000,000 was loat in a Ore which destroyed the six story building of the McNeil Higgins Orocery company today. Adjacent buildings were also badly damaged. NOTICE TO TAXPAYER*. If yon wish to save the expense of A levy call and pay your taxes at o*ce. They are long past due and mnat be paid. Very trnly yours, W. P. HAWLEY, Depoty Sheriff. 1-6-12t DEVIL WAGON TURNS TURTLE ON SHORT CURVE PROMINENT HOTEL MAX AND II IK WIFE A HE IXSTAXTLY KILLER—OWNER OF (’Alt KE RIOI HLY Hl’RT. — Baltimore, Jan. 18.—(Seorge D. Billups, proprietor of the Pimlico hotel, and his wife were instantly killed early today when they were thrown from an automobile at the entrance to Druedhill Park. Leo H. Shaad, of Klkrldge, Md., owner and driver of the machine, was also seri ously injured. The machine turned turtle on a short curve. TWENTY-SIX WERE IXVITEI* TO HAN^IET ANO WERE KILLER—CHIEF OF VILLAGE OF HAAIIONG AMONG Xl MItER. Bombay, Jan. 18.—The chief of the village of Saabong, and twenty six advisors were massacred recent ly according to a dispatch from Chin Hills for attempting to force a tribute from the neighboring vil lages. The neighlmrs Invited the chief and his subjects to a feast and during the banquet killed them. WTEniiflil CONTEST of miiiioiiE ns Chicago, Jan. 18.—Five trophies and medals and $10,000 in cash prizes have been offered by the Chi cago Aeronautique Club for interna tional conteata in the air. to be held by the club July 2nd to 4. Seven events are on the program, chief among them being the international ballooning contest, open to the world. A trophj posting $2,000 will go to the contestant who makes the longest distance flight. The man making the greatest length of time in continuous flight will get a trophy valued at $600. The number of Barters Is limited to thirty. PROSPECTIVE PAPER FOR CHARLESTON Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 18.— There have been rutnors for some time that several newspapers would be launched in this city, both Re publican and Democratic, but as yet none have made their appearance. It is expected that there will be at least one new one launched within the next ten days. It, however, will be a weekly and Republican in politics. BELMONT CAFE. Dally. Full Course Dinners, 12 to 3 p. m. —t, E. O. SliOA.V, Mgr. WHITE SALE THVRADAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, January loth, 17th nml I nth. QUEEN UNDER MUSLINS. Unexcelled In manufacture, style and material* I.esa than cost of the material*. CHILDREN'S DRAWERS .lo and 15c INDIES' DRAWERS . I Or to *1.00 LADIES’ CORSET COVERS .J5c to *1-00 LADIES' GOWNS .39c to $2.00 LADIES PETTTCOATS.25e to $2.00 GRIFFON WAISTS .SPECIALLY PRICED BIG BARGAINS. Towel*. Embroidered Table Linen*. India Litvon*. lawnit, Dlmltie*. Madras. Wal*tlng*. Mall Order* Deceive Pmm|»t Attention. E. S. P D I G O 825-1127 PHaceton Avenue, Minefield, Went Virginia. ^3L!""i"'*llig i ■■■:■ M ■■ r ■ ■ ■ ■- -- UP OF THE LONG CRUISE ADMIRAL EVANS’ FLEET WILL HID FAREWELL TO CIVILIZATION OX LEAVING RIO JANEIRO IN TIL CALLAO. PERI\ IS REACH ED, WHERE THEY WILL HE GIVEN ANOTHER ROt'MING WELCOME. Rio do Janeiro, Jan. 18.—With the bunkers filled with coal and all preparations made for beginning the next stretch of the long voyage to the Pacific, the battleship fleet of Admiral Evans will steam out af Rio harbor early next weak and head southward for Punta Arenas, the' most southerly town on this side of the world. When officers and men bid farewell to their friends In the Brazilian capital Monday, they wl'.l also say good-bye to civilization for many weary days to come. It will bo dull routine, with only one stop at a greasy little collection of huts and shanties, until Callao, Peru, is reached on February 18. The distance from Rio to Punta Arenas is over 2,200 miles, and this expanse of tossing billows will be traversed in 10 days, so that the lit tle village bet wen the barren cosBts of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego will l»e reached about the last day of this month. Nothing but coaling will be done there. At thiB God forsaken place which was formerly a convict station for Chile until th« Chllenii government became too civ ilized to send even convicta there*, the fleet will ente^ the water* of th*».t republic, and wil be met by the Chilean cruiser Esmeralda. TIPs vessel will serve as an escort to the Meet 'through the crooked straits of Magellan. The announcement that Chile will honor the Pnited States by send ing a naval vessel to attend the fleet while It remains in Chilean waters recalls the fact that Admiral Evans, during tho trouble between the United States and Chile several years ago, was the commander of a Yan kee cruiser in the harbor of Valpal raiso. it was then that he made the famous remark: "If the paint of my cruiser Is scratched, hell will smell of garlic." During the coming two weeks, de spite the fact that the fleet will h*» traveling south all the time. the Yankee tars will pass from 'the tor rid heat of midsummer to the frigid winter of the arctics. On shore leave at Punta Arenas the sa'lor* will see some of the most ignorant types of humanity In the world. The naltves of Patngonia and Terra del Fuego, despite the severity of the climate, wear little or no clothing, and stnear their bodies with foul odored i>aint and grease. They spend most of their days on horse back and their nights In little tents made of hides. Horse meat and ostrich flesh are the staples of their diet. They are natural traders, and many sailors will likely part with some of their belongings In exchange for otter-skin or ostrlch-b-e.mt wraps. The Rtralts of Magellan, through which the fleet must pass, are only about nH wide In some parts as the Hudson River, and are lined by lowering, snow-clad precipices. This will bo the really dangerous part of the Journey. After leaving Punta Arenas a day and a night will he oc cupied In reaching the comparative ly safety of the Pacific. Then, with the trim little Chilean cruiser, Ks meralda. in the lead, the long line of battleships will steer north, back to the land of sunshine and laughter, until, on February lh, the guns of the Peruvian forts will boom a wel come that, will be ns music to the ears of the Yankee tars. For they will be back In civilisation -Span ish-American civilization, which is different from ihe Yunkee bl’kiid, It lIs true—but still civilization. MAY EXCLUDE PUBLIC AND REPURTERS FROM COI’RT ROOM WHILK HAR RY’S WIPK IS GIVING IIKR TFHTIM<INY—WILL TBLL MANY THINGS THAT DID 'NOT COMB OFT IN FIRST TRIAL. Now York, Jan. 18.—Over to day's reoese in the Thaw trial Jus tice Dowling Is deciding whether to concur with District Attorney Je rome's request that when Kvelyn Nosbit Thaw resumes her testimony Monday the public and newspaper men shall be excluded from the court room. When Kvelyn takes the stand again she will probably tell many things which waa not told at the previous trial, as the defense wants to show all acta are tending to prove Thaw’s Insanity. — ' ■ >»■ ■ ■ ■ • II Miss Lillian Oarrett, thirty-five years old and a daughter of Alexan der Oarrett, four or five miles eaet of I^banon, was adjudged Insane Monday, and on Wednesday she was taken to the asylum at Marlon. Va. MIsh Oarrett got sanctified at a meeting t»eld in her neighborhood not long ago which caused her to lose her mind. In the last three or Tour years sanctified preachers have held forth In different parts of the country and during that time many people have professed sanctification and some six or seven have gone crazy.— Lebanon News. COMRM TO RLCKHKI.D. Assistant Trainmaster Harry C. Weller has been transferred from Portsmouth, O., to this city, with a handsome Increase in salary. Mr. Weller is highly spoken of by the Portsmouth paj>ers. CAUSED POLITICAL STIR WHKN UK ANNOt'N4'KI> THAT HK WAS FOR HRTRKTAHY HWIHII KR FOR Ot'ltKRNATORIAL NOMINATION. Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 18—Oov. Dawson caused a little stir in polit ical circles Wednesday when he an nounced In an Interview that he wan for Secretary of State Chas. W. Swisher for the gubernatorial nom ination. It has been the impression for months that the governor favored the secretary in preference to Au ditor Rcherr. the other acknowledged strong candidate for the nomination Such an announcement was looked for early In the fall or late hist sum mer, hut for some reason no author tative announcement was made. Coming on they»ve of the session of the legislature has some significance. It will he understood that what Sec retary of State Swisher may advo cate In a legislative way will have the support nnd approval of the gov ernor, and what the governor haR asked the legislature to accomplish has the approval of Secretary of State Swisher. My the governor's announcement it. Is Inferred that Swisher will stand on the same measures the Dawson ndmlnlst ra tion has stood for. The secretary has heretofore labored for the suc cess of what the governor advocated which is an indication thn* he was heartily In sympathy with the ad ministration’s plans. As might he expected, both candidates have many friends in the capital city, hut there can b<* no longer any dnaibt where) 4he governor stands nnd who will re ceive his support. II*\R CLEARING*. Reserves, Increase. $10,515,425. Doans, Increase, $9,520,100. !>*"* IT. X., Increase. $10,205,025. Specie, Increase, $22,29 1,700. IjckaI lenders, Increase, $3,892, 100. Deposits, Xicreaae, $30,527,700. Circulation, decrease. $1,384,900 | DKMIlTK 1‘I.KAK OF THOHK WHO IjOHT KKI«ATI\K8 IN MONDAY NKJliTS FIRK—20 ItODIK8 HK M AIN t'XIDKN'TIFIKD. Boyertown, Pa., Jan. 18.— Despite the pleas of those who lost relatives aud have not yet Identified them among the victims of Monday's tire. Coroner Strausser Insists that all bodies must l>e burled before night. Twenty bodies still remain unidenti fied at the improvised morgue, and they will probably he consigned to a huge trench In the Fairview ceme tery. Funerals are being held at the rate of five an hour today. Men today began removing the de bris of the ruined o|>cra house to Fairview cemetery. After the valu ables are removed from the charred bodies the bones will be removed, nml will be burled. The coroner already has jewelry worth about $10,000 which was re covered from the ruins. A commit tee of citizens will take charge of the valuables. PRITCHARD SAYS DOADS MAY DISCRIMINATE Roanoke, Va,, Jan. IS.- That, n railroad corporation may handle Its cars hh It hch lit, Ik virtually what Is meant by the decision handed I down yesterday In the United States I circuit, court of nppcalH, Judge Pritchard Hitting. In rendering hIk declHion Judge Pritchard reverses Judg* Morris, of the district court of Maryland whose decision was that | the railroad company must handle | the private or Individual cars on the percentage plan, and that while the owneiK or such were entitled to their use, they must he charged agalns> the allotment of the mines receiving them. Following this decision by Judge Morris ttie Raltlmore and Ohio rail road, against whom the charge ol llscrlnilnation was brought, appeal ed to the higher tribunal and fur nished the bond pending the deci sion, $362,000. The vast. Importance of ihe reversal of trie opinion Is due* to the fact that the welfare of coal operators in West Virginia, Mary land and In all states where bitumin ous coal is mined, is dependent thereon. The outgrowth of the original pro ceedings in the famous Pitcairn case In which the Independent coal op erators of West. Virginia brought charges against the Ral-tlmorc and Ohio railroad alleging discrimination !n the hnudllng of freight cars. In •he decision of yesterday Judge Pritchard holds that the Institution of proceedIngs does not exclude any other remedy provided for tty the In terstate commerce act. In their original hill the Inde pendents made the general accusa tion that the Raltlmore and Ohio railroad company dhtr riminated In favor of the Fairmont Coal compa ny, the Somerset Coal company and the Consolidated Coal company, th< 'latter being the parent of Ihe com bine and which has been for some years, owned by the railroad corpo ration. The alleged discrimination war said to be of Immens • profit to Itu combine and It was claimed that 1 was the source of great loss to In.le pendent operators. The court was asked to direct the Raltlmore and Ohio to stop this dlsrrlmtnation This the lower court did and It was this decision that Judge PrltcharJ reverse. »UM» MTVlKKT MKKTIXi fiftowM i\ ivri:it! ?i». — To a full hotiae last night Iter. I) Krnory Hawk preached and Rrv. A M. Hunter sang and many went for ward for reconsideration and pravrtr. Tonight at 7:30 service* will again l»e held. Tomorrow promises to t»e a busy day. The Hahhath school service ai f». 30; will he evangelistic te,ich'T<’ meeting at ft: IT* In ladles' par’or. Preaching at 11 a. m., 2:30 p. in. for hoys and girls and all who desire jto come. 3:30 men's mass meeting, Will Investigate Army Officers Of High Rank FLOTILLA UNDERGOING REPAIRS FOR NEXT IIP Rio Janeiro, Jan. 18.—The torpe do boat destroyer Lawrence la ship ping with a new propeller, and the rest of th ^ destroyer flotilla are un dergoing repairs und preparations are being made to have the torpedo boats make a record trip to the Magellan Strutts. It Is hoped that • he flotilla will reach there before the battleship fleet, but nn attempt may be made to stop at Hetiuos Ayres, Argentina. The flotilla sail ing date Ih net for January 21st. St'ANRAI. IS IMMINENT WlllC'H WILL \\K OP NATIONAL IM PORTANCE AM» THE KAIKUR IS IXCTKRM1NRD TO HAVE A HKNKHAL IIOI SR CLRANINO. Berlin, .Ian. is.—An Invostlga ilon whi begun today Into the charge* against high army officers or Immoralities similar 'to those brought by Rdltor Harden against knight* of tho greon cloth. •Much secrecy la observed, but It Is wild that If tho names of the of Ileers were revealed It would create a scanial of national ImporUiticc. The kaiser Is determined to have a complete house denning. JUVENILE HOUSEBREAKERS Morning Raid on ‘‘O. C. Phelps Store” John Neal and “Pos” Thaxton Arrested Tills morning about 3 o’clock Po liceman Carter (Uncovered that K. S. Pedigo's Htore on Hluefleld avenue, known as the "O. C, Phelps Htore.' had been broken Into, lie Informed Poll...- ..n Calloway and the two o.» fleers started In different directions looking Tor the culprits. Mr. Callo way Haw "Poh” Thaxton, a youth of about tfi. enter IiIh home, and questioned him about hla inovomcn'H »»> early In the morning. Thaxton broke down and confessed to the robbery and Implicated John Neal, anoth r youth of about his own ago, who whh then placed under arrest. Several pack a gen were recovered: The boys will be given a hearing this ev• nihr about 7 o'clock before ’Squire (lodboy. DISAPPEARS FROM HOME WOMAN, TIIOI'OIIT TO HK IN NAM:, MINSINO FROM MKAIM>\V CRKKK. -- Hinton. W. Va., Jnn. 1H.— Mr*. Rachel Martin, who lives near Mead ow Creek, has mysteriously disap peared from her home. She left on Monday night of lost week, and had on no eloth In g except her night gai tnents, an I alio is thought to linv • been insane, as she lias often ex hibited signs of insanity. N'o trace of her whereabouts hn* be n learned up to this time, an I her friends are exhibiting great anxiety as to her fate. OII.KK COf NTV NOTKH. Pearlshurg, Va., Jan. IK.—Mrs. T. C. Johnston was called to IIIu«>n«*)r] Tuesday on account of the Illness of her daughter, Mrs. Will Collins, who has the fever. T. I). Pa reel I, who was once a resi dent of this community, but now of McComas, W. Va., has purchased the lands of Mr. It. O. Smith, In Rye Hollow. Mrs. It I,. Poindexter of Craharn. spent Friday and .Saturday with her I mother, Mrs. M. j). Woolwine, Sun-, day with her brother. J Hank Wool wine, while her husband, Mr. Poln dexter and two sons, are visiting in ] Lynchburg. Judge Martin Williams and Hon. A P. Strother are Iwtih now at Rich-' moiKl attending to their duties Mrs Strother accompanied her husband. | Mrs. (!, T Painter lias sold her millinery store to Shelton, Phlegar! & Strader. Mr. and Mrs. Will I Mrader will take charge February I. They will retain Miss U*arn ,of Hal tlmore, as milliner. IIKM> l-Oft OM \\f» .11 HV. In Justice (lodbey'a court today George tJIlr-a, colored. was hel I for the grand jury on a charge of meal ing eloihca from Frank Roberta and Jim A l.nna. two oth t colored men. who roomed at Jim Fudge'a place. \ warrant haa also been I Salle for another party Implicated In the theft under anapliea of Y M C. A. All pastors are asked to announce the aervleo and eome themselves. The ladles and ehlldren are not to he ex cluded At 7:30 the paator will preach on "Christ's Fourfold Ex planation as to Why Men Are 17 n aaved.'* All are invited. Services continue next week. BALDWIN SAILS WITH PERRIS ROANOKF DETR<TIVR is ON THE HIOA COMINO HACK WITH Ml,AVER OF AMHAIH. Huenns Ayres, Jnn. ]S. Detective Raid win sailed yesterday for New Vork having In ohargo Motes Ferris, who Is being extradited on the charge of murder said to have been committed In February lam at Roan oke, Va. IRON COMPANY IN BANKRUPTCY I'llKMlHENT OF THE HANKItt'PT FIRM IS EHWARI) h, HAItl*HIt, WHO HAS A CHFCKFRFD CA HEER TO HIS HONOR, HAVINO SERVED A TERM IN IHtlsON. Bristol, Va., .Fan. IS.—Tl> • Union Iron and Steel company, of which Edward L Harper wan president, and which owned blavrf furnace* nt Big Stone Gap, \,i.; Ironron, u.. and Chatham, N V , ha* been declared a bankrupt In the United State* <||x trlet court of lielaware. The fur naces have been tied up In litigation alnce last Septe^w. The asset* amount to about $22r. 0<»0, while the llabilltle* are inti mated at $425,000, of which $100. 000 i» a preferred lien. Edward I. Harper, a promoter of tin* proportion of thin company In* a checkered career. Only about three year* ago he himself filed n petition in bankruptcy when lx* wn< thought to be a millionaire, 'afln ; In the petition fhnl hi* only a«* i« were the clothe* that -he wore. Many year* ago Harper by a *er|e« ot Hportilafing Investment* wrecked one of th big national banks or Tin jn nat|, for which be served a term in the federal prison. H wa» after be ing released from prison that he took charge of the Union Iron and stej company., Ambrose Smith will leave for Lynchburg today to attend the mar riage of hi* *l«ter. Mix* ftollle May Smith, to Mr Ularence Uerguaon *»f Lynchburg. The bride-elect la a daughter of former master mechanic N. If, Smith, and lived In this city until the removal of the family to Bristol.