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r/ie Only Paper in West Virginia That Has Doubled Its Circulation in One Year | V M. o : i ' | j AT H0ME IN EVERV H0ME- I Z^2^1a ^ ^ ^ ^ I all the home news first. I I I ) 0 V * I | : : vnT.niMF TV SATURDAY/ SEPTEMBER 28, 1W7. NUMBER 137 on si ? nn;K''' , ^m^mswpmi > it r~ ? _ #* ''- \j5 j I 1^1^ .;' ? ? ?r? y .. ' . : .EASING FAMI1 (ING CARLOS FAIRBANKS OVER H II1 ' '|< VV as ^CUlUlUdLG For Lay Delegate COLUMBUS, Ind? Sept. 28.?Crushid over his detest as a candidate for lie lay delegateshlp to the quadrenil&l Methodist church conference at Jaltlmore next year, Vice President Fairbanks sent word to the local ' outhern Indiana conference today that i ie will not come-to make an address o them. His message was terse. It : nerely said, "I will not come." He lad been Invited early In the week. J [he temperance advocates to-day are ; rowing over the stinging defeat they dmlnistered to the aspirations o[ the flee President. A IJflFS ! il W III WWbW INTO NEW HANDS MMUNITY GUARANTEE ALLOWS CLOSE 0? CONTRACT FOR SALE OF g/ULROAD. NEW YORK, Sept. 28.?The dlree)rs of the Toledo, St. Louis and West- ; rn railroad at a meeting here voted j ) sign a contract for the purchase 1 the Chicago and^lton railroad from ] re Rock Island Interests In accord- i noe with- the agreement that .such i aould be done, provided the Alton re- i elved immunity In connection with . < ie Standard Oil rebating investiga- 1 on. t Attorney General Bonaparte reently announced'that such Immunity I ottld be granted. Before the directors 1 :ted to-day a committee submitted an t thaustlve report of the physical conItlon of the road which was declared I ) be highly satisfactory.^ * t Under the terms of the sale to the j Slover Leaf Road," the Rock Island i iterests will receive $0,350,000 four ( er cent, collateral trust bonds and t 1,120,000 two per cent, collateral trust onds. The old Chicago and Alton oard will probably meet during the intlng week. It is .planned to make direct connec on between me iowa i*emrui uiu hlcago and Alton, and the Toledo, t Louis and Western road, thereby Tecting a link with Minneapolis and ^ t. Louis. This will give the unified rstem direct lines between, Detroit, t. Louis and Kansas City, as well as Irect lines between Chicago and ansas City. The system as a whole will traverse part the States of Michigan, Indiana, linols, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, South akota and Minnesota. Groyer Littleton ? 0> 1 oung man who escaped from 1 w. va. reformatory wa3 , arrested at bellaire. WHEELING, Sept. 28.?Grover Liteton, who escaped from the West Irglnla' State Reformatory at Pruntyiwn, where he had been sent for robsry, was recaptured at Bellaire yes- \ irday by Captain Hummel and Officer ood, and landed. In Jail at that place, id will be held until the West VlrInla officials, who have been notled, arrive to take him back. Little- ] in "was sent up from Marshall county i ir robbery and escaped from the re- < innatory several weeks ago and canin t i Bellaire and made his home with I datives. The West Virginia officials ] ave heen notified and an officer will J } to Bellaire to-day and take Ltttlein back to Pruntytown. i ' i Cars Overturned ! ; i 1 ONQ FREIGHT TRAIN WAS DERAILED EARLY TO-DAY-NO ONE WAS.HURT. PITTSBURG, Pa., Sept. 881?Eleven | irs on a long freight train of the ( altlmore and Ohio railroad were de- i tiled near Witter station four miles om Etna early to-day. The cars i JES WILL TO ABDICATE ; HURT T? nFFFAT Small Goes to . * Washington PRESIDENT OF TELERAPHERS' UNION ..THINKS STRIKE WILL 1 SOON BE SETTLED. PITTSBURG. Pa., Sept. 2S?President S. J. Small, of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union, Is In town to-day en route to Washington to Confer with 1 President Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor. Small stated to the United Press that arbitration 1 methods to end the s'trlke were on foot ' and he believed It would end In at least ten'days. Small declared the 1 men were standing firm and that the union was In good shape. MOVEMENTS ARE ! MYSTFRIflllS! HI I V, I bill WW i B. AND 0. OFFICIALS MAKING FLY- ' ING VISITS TO SEVERAL TOWNS. ( Third Vice President George L. 1 Potter, General Manager ThomaB Fitz- ' gerald and Division Supterlntendent 1 G. B. Williams were among a party of Baltimore and Ohio .officials that pass- ' ;d through this city to-day on a-spe- 1 rial train hound for Wheeling. The ( special pulled into the local station at C eleven o'clock. Neither Mr. Potter c lor Mr. Fitzgerald got off the train at 1 :he station. 8 Trainmaster Rej-nolds boarded the 0 :rain and went with the party to the ' Fairmont yards where It stopped for ' i few minutes.' Yesterday the party was in Partersburg and last night it was In Graf- 8 on. But at neither place was the obiect of the visit made known. Local ailroad men know not the signlfi- . :anse of the movements of the officials. f i r UATFHU IA tl MTdltlfT 15 ; YET UNSOLVED * ? c DISAPPEARANCE OP LAW LIBRA- u RIAN UNACCOUNTED FOR 8 AT PITTSBURG. S PITTSBURG. Pa., Sept 28. ? The c nystery of the disappearance of Law a Abrarlnn Percy DIgby Is still unsolv- h id up to one-thirty today. A strango tl :olncldenco Is connected with ihe n leath of WInfleld H. Maxwell, who p was foreman of White Rock, Arm- o itrong county, and who was killed on n ;he rails about a mile from Butler tl function last Tuesday. It developed tl ;o-day that the dead man. Dlgby and t? attorney D. B. Maxwell, brother of [VInfleld H., Intended leaving Pitts- h >urg today for a trip to Mexico. tl s: CHECK ARTIST ESCAPES ' WILLIAM MEER DOES OLD STUNT v OF GOING INTO BACK ROOM n ?NOW IN OHrO. " b SISTERSVXLLE, Sept. 28.?William 'I Meer, of New Martinsville, who waa 11 arrested here Thursday on a charge >f giving M. L. Clendennlng, proprle- o or of the Brilliant cafe, a bogus check fi or 27, In November, 1905, made good c ais escape after being arrested, and a now In Ohio. u Dave Boyd, the arresting offlcer, a vent with him to New Martinsville,In g in effort to secure bond. Boyd per- h mltted him to enter the office, of a n friend, where Meer stated he could u get bond. Going Into the back room le made his exit, taking French leave a across the river to the Buckeye State, a Miner Meets Death. to ELKIN8, Sept 28.?An accident at n die Junior mine of the Davis Colliery y Company, resulted In the death of'Ad- e un TborabaB, aged about 46 years, : CONVENTION CAME TO CLOSE LAST NIGHT inn* VV cts llltci COllilg Every Ses&ion The convention of the Woman's Forsign Missionary Society of the Clarksburg District M. E. Conference, came to a close last evening with an adIress by Miss Mabel Seeds, a returned missionary from Japan, who gave an excellent tallc on the subject, "Japanese Womanhood From Infancy to Old Age." Miss Seeeds' address was an excellent one and she held the rlose attention of her audience from beginning to end. A number of exlellent pictures as further illustration tvere shown to the audience, showing with great clearness the surroundings and circumstances Influencing the life )f the Japanese women. Solos were rendered during the evanlng by Mrs. C. 0. Miller and Mrs. Dyson, the latter of Clarksburg, ami iho Mini,- nf the M. F!. Church sang sn anthem. The convention just come :o a close is the lost convention to be held by this district, as the different societies In the district have been resigned to other districts, for this eason no officers were elected. The Fairmont Circle will" hereafter he a member of the Morgantown District Conference. Two excellent papers were read, resteyday, one by, Mrs. W. A. Flshet, >1 thl^clty and the other by Mrs. A. 3. Ross, also of this city. Mrs. Russ taper appears below in full: lome Modern Missionary Achievement In bringing to the front some of the tiodern missionary achievements, vould it not be well to keep before rar minds the fi'ct that ATI work for lod, whether In an organization or out if it, is valuable only In proportion to he zeal and faith and /consecration ad wisdom put into it. true conseration to the service of Cod, working, iraying and using the special gifts fhich God has given ns in the partlcuir sphere of usefulness to which he' as called vs? All over the world opn doors invite us to missionary activT-. T?JI- r>h-lr i.v. iu mum iuc ouvitcos v i kuiioIan missions stands out in high relet against the dark background of eathenlsm, the awfulness of which as never been adequately described >y the lips o( the orator or by the en of the writer. And to-day comes he cry of one hundred thousand peole asking for Christian baptism. The ( Ibristlan population in India la now Bttmated at over two millions and the pread of Christianity among this anient and strong people is steadily Inreusing. From China comes a most rgent appeal for help. In Japan a reat religious awakening is in proress. A few years ago there were not ten onverted Jews In Turkey; now there re 3,000 and a Hebrew prayer union as several hundred members. Truly he church of Christ is called to llghty efforts for the salvation of the erl8hing. Immense opportunities are penlng on every hand, and Christian atlons are predominating because my have discovered, loved, and lived he truth, the eternal principle on ditch God has created the world. Each century has Increased compreension of Christ's teachings, and to he power of His life never were the Igns of Christianity never so manleste.l as to-day. A rapid decline of prejudice, lndlf rer.ce and JealouBy, caused by the ast sums of money given by Christian ations i w ucjjj uib 0UU.CUU6 iu uiv into of famine, Inclines the people to elieve In the genuineness of Chrisunity, and In a great measure opens ue way for the gospeL Another significance of the growth f Christianity Is evidenced by the act that It has a largej hold than ver upon young men In our colleges. What Is known as the Student Volnteer Movement" Is entitled to rank mong the great displays of Cod's race which In these later years prove Is presence In the world. The quest ow Is not only for knowledge, bnt for seful service. The "Open Door Emergency Plan" Is nother achievement which will prove power for much good. Its object Is I Increase the regular mlslsonary conrlbutlons of the church each year' to ailllons, making the figure for each ear the basis of a great financial and ducatlonai advance thereafter. Tho "Station Plan" Is another W. VA. B< MEETIE J AS If. Hill. /I viawi in in IMM ? i ASCANDIDATI WHEELING, Sept. 2S.?"I am a candidate tor the Republican nomination for auditor, and solicit, the support of my frlenda and of all Republicans generally." This was the emphatic statement made.by Postmaster James K. Hall to a representative ot the Intelligencer last evening. "I have been considering the matter for some time,", continued Mr. Hall, "and have received very generous tenders of support from this and from other sections of the State, for all of W MR W A II SI Alt"lit BY CMLEST CHARLESTON, W. Va.t Sept. 28.? j Political (lope up to date suggests the. following Republican slate for 190S: For Governor ? Charles Wesley S?1sher, Falrrcont. Secretary of State?Stuart F. Reed, , Clarksburg. Superintendent of Free Schools?M. ( P. Shawkey, Charleston. i Treasurer ? Newton Ogdin, St. I Marys. i Attorney General?W. G. Conley, t Kingwo'od. The light for auditor will rest he- i tween J, K. Hall, Wheeling, ;md 3her- s man Darst, Ripley. I It looks now like the bitterest of all i the contests will be between Hall and < CONFESSES TO I MURDEROFWOMAN MAN SAYS HE AND HIS WIFE y KILLED HER FOR PURPOSE OF ROBBERY. MONTE. CARLO, Sept. 28.?Vera St. Leger Goold, whose father was an Irish magistrate, and who lived for g sometime In Montreal, and whofce j brother, Sir James Stephan Qoold, o lives Id South Australia,' where he ^ works as a laborer on a railroad, has written to the local Judge, confessing g that he and his wife, Violet, murdered Emma Levin, the Swedish woman. g whose dismembered body was found In ^ the baggage of the Goolds on their ^ arrival, August 6, at Marseilles from ? Monte Carlo. fl Goold says the crime was planned j by himielf and his wife. Being at the end of their resources, they resolved [( to rob the woman, intending only to knock her into insensibility and take her money and Jewels, but the woman " screamed, whereupon she was killed. a United Brethren 8 AAtiwpnPal/tr i*an iubst MID ^ wunrcncnwc run ncoi *inOINIA CLOSED ANNUAL SESSION AT GRAFTON. GRAFTON. W. Va? Sept 28.?Con- P slderable business was transacted at to-day meeting of the United Breth- 0 ren conference of West Virginia, In the annual Besslon here. The presii- 3 Ing elders elected were as follows: Rev. W. D. Herndon, ol Buckhannon; c Rev. J, C. Warner, ol Parltersburg; Rev. F, F. Foster, of Clarksburg, and ? Rev. H. R. Hess, of Fairmont Br. W. M. Bell, of San Francisco, 11 Cal., bishop of the United Brethren church for the western coast was here to-day and this afternoon lectured to the conference on the "Pacific States from a View Point of American Christianity," Other men prominent In the church attending to-day's session are: Co], Robert Cowden, secretary of the Na- L tional Sunday-School Association, of Dayton, O.; BUhop T. C. Carter, of h Chattanooga, Tenn.; Dr. Lewis Bookwaiter, president of Otterbeln Unlver- C slty, of Dayton, 0.rand Rev. Dr. W. 0; Mills, of the same Institution. B | ^ DARD OF JG WILL 1FORAUDITOR which t am voiy grateful. It seems to be somewhat desirable tor candl dates to define their positions, and I will simply say that I am a Republl can seeking a nomination from a Re publican convention. If nominated and elected I will' -aim to carry oul party principles as enunciated In the platform, and I will do my beat tc servo the whole people of the 3tate I.am a candidate In the Interest of nc clique or faction. I want the support of all good citizens and will "endeavoi lo merit It." KET AS SEEN ON DOPESTER Darst, and as the Indicator points now, the latter has a little the best of It. Every Interest is claimed to^favoi Swisher for Governor, except .tlie B ind O., which is said to offer Arnold C, Schorr every assistance he needs in liaking his light lor the nomination. All the candidate are busy and the tampaign is getting- more interesting v.ltU the passing of days. The B. and ). has shown its hand openly already ind It is a fight to the finish between hat corporation and Swisher. Ohio county has J. K. Hall and will lemand some recognition, but It is laid that Hall wlllihave to fight it out ilmself with Darst and there will be 10 off-side play, and no butting In by ithers. MASONS TO MEET AT PARKERSBURG VHEELING MASONS WILL 00 IN A SPECIAL TRAIN?NEXT CONVENTION MAY BE HELD HERE. WHEELING, Sept. 2S?The annual Itate convention of the Royal Arch lasons of West Virginia will be held t Parkersbuhg November 12th. The . .u. Tana loage win mtrcv an I"C oauic lace on November 13th, and a large athering 1b antlcpated. It Is report' d that a concerted effort by the Maons of this vicinity will be made to are the 1908 convention meet In Wheeling. The Wheeling members rill leave here on November 11th on special train over the Ohio rivet lviston of the B. and 0. The followrg are the high officers of the grand >dge: Grand master, Tom G. Strlckler, of tlpley. Deputy grand master, James A. Bryn, of Parkersburg. Senior grand warden, Emmet M, bowalter, of Fairmont. Junior grand warden, Frank W. lark, of New Martinsville. Grand treasurer S. N. Myers, ol lartlnsburg. Grand secretary, H. R. Howard, of olnt Pleasant Senior grand deaeon, H. B. Baguley, t Wheeling. Junior grand deacon, Wyndham tokes, of Welch. Grand marshal, J. D. Balnea, of harleston. Grand pusurlant, D. K. Reed, of larksburg. Grand tiler, W, H. Rose, ol WhefelRoyal Arch Masons. Grand high priest, Joseph C. LeSage. Grand ldng, Tom G. Strlckler. Grand scribe, John W. DeVebber. Grand treasurer, S. N. Beyers. The officers appointed are: Grand chaplain, EL Howard Gibbon*. Grand chaplain of the host, James uke. Grand principal Sojourner, Wyndam Stokes. GrahU Royal Arch captain, Hairy S. ' ll Jfmt U tL ' I I NOTED ^ *W?n fte Attractive The third ansiud.-umTeht^^^S|^H West ylfginlatt^ar,! of Trade?RjI? arrangementsJiavo pr<*|. interiuak? an address on our schools, and i ?^ttees who*, <Aafa*nien lncl ^ ton, Hon. George Byrne, of Charle ton, lected aml^amon11 ^ther'th to ga^a** re1 Preterit Henry 0. Dails anu ator Elklna. ; four'^neiTrMs^claUons"^^''^^^?thouBanij business men of every callorganization Is c m WHEEL! g *g t 28 oi Bridgeport, was caugut under bih ' of stone about 2 o'clock Friday , , &'iSES noon and ierlo)islF;j|Uurad.;:,Tliara^H fellow escaped with hla life In regarded as miraculous. - The stone fell on him In such a man ner as tp'Uteralty^ tear hla facctjflM pieces. The fleah from his mouth and sixteen stitches were necessary to close the wound. If his face heals without a grafting process he wltljpMn I badly scarred fOT,; life. *? Drv Harty Rosenthal, of Brldgb|iprtj|ffl ' was the attending physician, and he ler was caught under a fall of stone J ; Miller was. cleaning up in the mln^|| preparatory to quitting his labors for ?1 WILt MAKE THE ORAL ARQtt- | MENT BEFORE THE SUPREME I COURT IN DEBT CAEK': MoZ, McOlntock'Jd | conference regardim the pro* 'the Mta^Stotes Supreme Court!