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VOL. 8, WHOLE NO. 2,295.
SISTER8VILLE, W. VA., WEDNESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 6, 1902.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
A a A A.A.A.
Oliver Leach, a Structural Boss at the Rolling;
Mill at Wellsville, 0., Instantly Killed by
a Falling Piece of Iron.
STRUCK HIM ON THE HEAD. HIS REMAINS SENT HOME.
Oliver A.. Leach, son of Benjamin
F. Leach, of Middlebourne, was
instantly killed yesterday afternoon
while at work in the rolling mill at
While he was at work unloading
a car load of structural iron at the
rolling mill, he was struck by a
heavy piece of iron and instantly
Mr. Leach has been working it
the iron business some eight or ten
years and for many years has been
boss of a gang of men whose busi
ness it is to pnt up iron structures
He went to Wellsville^ about a
week ago with his gang ot men for
the purpose of putting up some ad
ditions which tor some time have
been contemplated at the plant ot
the American Steel company.
He bad just gone to work yester
day afternoon aud was assisting to
unload a car of structural iron. Ht
and some of his men were taking
out a long piece of iron and in do
ing so overturned a heavy piece of
iron which fell on his head, cutting
a deep gash in Leech's head just
over the eye.
He was crushed to the bottom of
the car, and ere the iron could be
lilted from him life was extinct.
The- unfortunate man was 37
years of age and a single man. Jas.
W- Jackson, |also of Middlebourne,
who was working with Mr. Lsach
at the time of the accident, accom
panied the remains here where
they were met by Undertaker Sell
ers, of Middlebonrne, who took the
body out this afternoon. The fu
neral will take place at Middle
bourne tomorrow morning at ten
o'clock. Mr. Leach has the repu
tation of being a good man, indus
trious and trustworthy in every re
lation of life, and his friends sin
cerely regret his untimely end.
A Poor tfllllounlr*
Lately starved to death In London
because he could not digest his food.
Early use of Dr. King's New Life
Pills would have saved him. They
strengthen the stomach, aid diges
tion, promote assimilation, improve
appet.ie. Price 25c. Money back
If not satisfied. Sold by D. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Chick, of
Canton, Ohio, who have been the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fischer,
ofVirginia street, for a brief period,
will leave the city this evening for
their home via New York City.
Hlrppfd Into Live Cools.
"When a child I burned my foot
frightfully," writes, W. H. Eads, of
Jonesville, Va., which caused horri
ble leg sores for 30 years, but Buck*
len's Arnica Salve wholly cured me
after everything else failed." In
fallible for bums, scalds, cuts, sores,
bruises and piles. Sold by D A.
Hendershot, 25 cents.
George Morrison, general super
intendent for the Mutual Oil and
Gas company, went to Ben's Run
this morning on business.
NERVES LIKE A FLAT-IRON.
A woman who suffered for three j
years lrom nervous prostration says (
two bottles of Hchty's Celery
Nerve Compound effected a com
plete cure. She hardly knows n j
day whether she has nerves or not, j
as she never feels them. It is cer- 1
tainly a wonderful remedy. Sold by
C. W. Grier.
Miss Norma Marsh is the guest
of BelUire, Ohio, relatives this
The Degree of Honor ladies en
tertained a number of friends last
evening at the handsome home of
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Stanford, of
Benton street The following lodge
ladies assisted the hostess in seryv
ing: Mesdames ?. B Clawsoe,
Harry Tibbens, W. F. Rice. Mary
Cummings, J. H. Depue, ' B. A.
Showalter, Nellie M. Banting ttjd
Lula C. Aggas.
The large company of gaests
were delightfully entertained dur
ing the hours from 8 to ii. Iliss
Georgia Wise, of Pittsburg, a cous
in to Mrs. Stanford and an accom
plished pianist, added to the pleas
ure of all by her musical renditions.
Little Misses Lena Clawson and
Anna Bell Stanford delighted every
one with their singing. ThereJ
were other noteworthy musical
numbers rendered, among the num
ber being "Down Where the Cotton
Blossoms Grow," by E. A. Aggas,
who sang well but evidently didn't
mean it all. He prefers "The West
Virginia Hills," and he's right.
Mrs. John Rice, of Bellaire, Ohio,
was another . ot the out of town
The Degree of Honor is becom
ing a very popular lodge here.com
prising as it does so many bright
and influential ladies, and last eve
ning was another demonstration of
their ability to entertain their
friends so handsomely as to leave
nothing more in the social line to
Women and Jewel*.
Jewels, candy, flowers, man ?
that is the oider of woman's pref
erences. Jewels form a magnetic
mighty power to the average wo
man Even that greatest of all
! jewels, heaith, is often ruined in
j the strenuous effort to save the
| money to purchase them. If a
I woman will risk her health to get
j ;? coveted gem, then let hei fortify
I herstlf against the insiduous conse
j quences of coughs, colds and bron
chial affections by regular use o\
Dr. Boschee's German Syrup It
will promptly arrest consumption
in its early stages and heal the af
fected lungs and bronchial tubes
Rnd drive the dread disease from
the system. It Is not a cure all.
but It is a certain cure for coughs,
colds and all bronchial troubles.
You can get Dr. Green's reliable
remedies at D. A. Hendershot's
Get Green's Special Almanac.
J. W. Boyers has kindly con
sented to permit the ladles of the
M. E.chnrch to hold a "Sales Day"
of all sorts of good home mide
baking and cooking on Saturday
next, In his store room, corner
Diamond and Wells streets. It the
evening ice cream and cake will be
served In the aame building.
Seald Head and (kilt Rhtom
| Boro Carbol Salve will cure scald
head and salt rheum when all
other ointments have failed. It
allays the itching at once, acts like
a poultice and gives instant relief.
This is a new discovery and is the
only remedy sold on a positive
guarantee ? No cure, No pay, price.
25 cents per box For sale by D.
Miss Gertrude Kepner, a charm
ing young lady of Washington,
Pa., arrived here yesterday to re
main fcr awhile the guest of her
grandmother, Mrs. Mary Flanagan,
of the south side, and her uncle,
W. J. Kepner, of north Wells
John Kirkland, ot Witten, O.,
was calling on frieads in the city.
An Open Letter.
West Virginia, July 28, '02.
Mr. J. F. Eckbert,
Dear Sir: -Well John here I am
back from my tilp In Michipicoton
district of Ontario Canada and I
must say that I had a most enjoya
ble trip all through and thebojs
treated me with much courtesy and
I was much surprisfd as I found
things much beyond my expecta
tions and I hope that my trip will
benefit the company to a great ex
tent as I had the honor of being the
first stockholder to see the com
pany's property and of course out
side of promoters you know that
my statement will go much further
than any one of the promoters as
they were all kicking against them
and saying that we were all get
ting buncoed out of our money
and that the money was all going
in to the promoters' pockets there
fore you can tell them lor me that
such is not the case and on the
other hand if they want some relia
ble informations to come to me and
I will tell them some things about
that country that will open their
I think it <s time that they should
quit kicking about their own prop
e? ty or do as I did ? go and see for
themselves and then they will do
differently. We have in onr mine
one of the most sober and practical
men in tne country and of life ex
perience in the western mining
country and he is also able to assay
which he is now doing.about once a
week. The company has twelve
ciaims and the assessment work is
now done on seven or eigh: of
them and our Lode is a low grade
and free milling ore proposition
which has an average assay of
$4 43 per ton and the vein is 15 feet
thick, so our assayer, W. F. Green,
told me and proved to me that we
had a good paying mine if the ore
never got any better and our vein
is almost undisputed by practical
miners to be a fissure vein so that
there is ore there indefinitely, so he
says that the only question was that
if they put their stock on the mar
ket and sell it the way they should
and thereby furnishing them money
to keep working as they are now
night and day and furnish the nec
essary machinery as they go down,
that by next spring we would be
ready to put in a mill and then we
will commence getting some divi
dend. John, we have no idea how
long it takes or how hard it is to ?
develop a mine and how much
money it would take until you do
like I did, go down in the mine and
help strike on the drill then you
will have some idea what you are
up against. The quartz is looking
better all the time, and at their
present value it could not cost us
more than $2 a ton to mine and
millj same, and there you are, you
would have $240 per ton left,
so it you had even a 10 stamp
mill you could clear |6d a cay
even on such a small scale, so
you cam see that after a year or two
if you bad a 100 stamp mill what
you could do and remember that
the company has eleven other
claims which have been all staked
by practical men and most of them
are looking good. I made a review
of all the mines in operations and
have been on many a claim and in
cluding also your Sun-Rise claim
that you just bought and brought
back with me samples of free gold
from it. I could say much more to
you but I haven't got the time to
spare, so I waat you to take advan
tage of this letter and have a little
ad published in your Sistersville
paper and send the knockers to
Now, John, I am going to write
to Mr. Beebee and you write to
him too and we must put our
shoulder to the wheel aud sell this
stock. It ought to sell for about 20
or 25 cents. The boys, or rather
Mr. Greeo, told me that they only
had $930 ahead and it would cer-j
tainly be a shame to have to quit
working- I am fixed now so that I
will hear from there whenever I
want to, so if you want any news,
will keep you posted. Your last
property looks to be a fine thing.
Well, I think tuis wul hold you
for a while.
G. D Dufour.
A Glass Plant
In All Probabilities Secured for
Gentlemen Here From Washington, Pa., to
Locate a Glass Plant.
Will Manufacture Prescription Bottles, Electric Light Goods or Anything in the Glass
Line. No Bonus Asked. Committee at Work Securing
Subscription to Stock.
It looks now as if we had securec
another glass plant lor our city
whJch will be erected at once and
will jive employment to about the
same number of skilled men the
Sistersville Window Glass company
employs in addition to that about
one hundred and fifty glrla and
boys. The gentlemen who are pro
moting the enterpriifc are from
Washington, Pa ? tod i come here
highly recommended as exptri
enced men in the manufacture and
selling of prescription bottles, elec
tric globes and In fact to manufac i
ture any kind of high grade glass
The stock will be subscribed for
in part by the promoters and the
residue of the stock will be sub
scribed for by our own people. The|
majority of the directors will be1
home people who will be selected
by the stockholders, all who sub
scribe stock will have a voice and
vote in choosing a board of direc
tors to manage the plant. It will
be In fact a home concern, sub
stantially owned and entirely man
aged by home business. There is
to be no bonus, simply a fair and
square company who will manufac
ture glass here. As soon as the
money is subscribed and the com
pany can be charteied, contracts
will be let to erect ?he plant. Capt.
Eph Wells has agreed to furnish
the site lor the plant for a reasona
We believe this is the only
method to secure manutacturing
plants here, that is, for our people
to invest their surplus money in
manufacturing plants, own and
manage them and when our people
wake up to the realization of this
fact then we can hope for a bo^m
here that will be permanent.
Other towns, not nearly so well lo
cated as Sistersville is, own and
successfully manage glass plants,
and we can do the same. This i
plant after the first season wjllno!
doubt pav good dividends regularly ,
to its stockholders. It will bring !
from sixty to one hundred families
into our city and will give steady
employment to at least 150 girls
and boys. We need such a plant.
We have plenty of girls and boys
here who want work but there
is little for them to do but
with this glass plant here we can
find employment for all. Others
will move h?re to live because they
can secure employment. We have
the money and men with the abil
ity to manage this plant success
fully. We need another plant of
some kind, and taking stock and
owniog a plant is very much bet
ter. decidedly so, than it is to pay a
big bonus for a plant. We receive
the same benefits but nothing
more. We want to raise at least
$30,000 for this plant, and we be
lieve by Saturday night the money
will be subscribed. It's now up toj
ths people and we know they will 1
not fail to subscribe liberally and
secure the plant.
To Mj Friends.
''I was troubled with my stomach
for several months. Upon being
advised to nse Kodol, I did so and
and words cannot tell the good it
has done. George W. Fry, Viola,
Opera House Drug Store.
BOARD OF TRADE MEETING.
Will be Held Thursday Evening
at H. W. McCoy's Office.
The members of the Board of
Trade tod citizens generally who
are interested la the locating of
manufacturing plants intbe city,
are requested to meet at H. W.|Cc
Coy's office in the AuditovHua
building Thursday evening at 8
o'clock sharp to attend to business
of importance and it is hoped that
all who can possibly do so will at
tend this meeting.
School House Being Painted.
The Interior of the City School
building is being painttd. The
rooms have never been painted
since the building was erected and
from a sanitary view, if for no other
leason, the rooms need painting
badly and they are now being paint
ed by Wells and West. The rooms
will present a beautiful appearance
when the children go to school
next month. The work has been
going on for sometime but for fear
our good and liberal minded friends
and neighbors over on Buck ran
would stop the work we have kept,
quiet. In addition to this the
school building is being generally
cleaned up from top to bottom,
Returns to Mis First Love.
Mr. A. E. Aggas, who has been
employed for some time in the
Texas oil field at Beaumont, has
returned to bis home in this city.
Ed says he don't care to live in a
country where the people don't
shoot fire crackers off on the
Fourth of July. He has had
enough Texas oil field to last htm
several years and will now settle
down in the "Greatest Town on
Nrhfdnlf of Rim Ball Omim.
The fallowings series of bate
ball games have been scheduled by
the Sistersville Atletlc Associa
Aug. irtb, 1 2th and 13th ? Sis
tersville vs. Parkersbnrg 00 the
Aog- 14th, 15th and i6th ? Sis
tersville vs. Clarksburg on the 1st
The river is stationary.
Makes the bread
Safeguards the food
Alton baking powden are fhefeeatof
mm ton to health of the present da