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Blue Arsues For
ipg Reconsideration
Bljl& of the Measure
CHARLESTON, Feb. 10,-The Senj,fi
, ate to-day spent the forenoon session
I'.;' sjn listening to argument on Senator
Blue's motion to reconsider the vote
the Craig local option bill. After
discussing the matter till noon recess
taken .till 2:30, when, the debate
on the same proposition was renewed.
fi^Wtt^^The House anent Its time today
I Hon the proposal to change tho colored
orphans' homo at Huntington Into
jJggftS ! a colored Industrial school.
Theoiloro Alvord appeared before
?. . the Senate Investigating committee
today and for tho first time since the
v-H'r Interview faced Mr. Tnompson. the
^^^fa' Ktportcr on tho Huntington Advertiser.
Alvord denied all the essential
points In the lnttrvlow ns published.
Senate Routine.
In the Senate the bill by Zllllken,
to abolish toll roads In Brooke county,
rajtl mi passed.
Three labor bills were reported Pafegp
Torahly. They are: To retpilro prlI
>' guards and detectlvee %to give
yr '-;r: bond; flying thf liabilities for tlam'
ages done by Incompetent steam enSfflffl&VJtt.v'.''V?r(n?re
nml +hn *?mnlnmw?nif llahilltv '
act by idttlepage.
The resolution authorizing the Increase
ot supreme Judges from Ave to
seven, was advanced to Its second
-The Senate passed the resolution
' authorizing the creation of a commission
of five to Investigate the ndvisability
of establishing a public printThere
was not a dissenting vote to '
the Hatfield liquor license bill, which
5ncrease the State liquor license to
House Summary,
House joint resolution No, 19, Increasing
the number ot supreme
court Justices to seven by amending
the constitution, lacked the necessary
two-thirds vote nnd announcement ot
!1 ' the result was postponed to give the
absentees a chance to vote,
r5; House bill No. 35, the auto law,
was passed to Its third reading after
being amended to make the reglstraBKsfe-tkirftie
with the . Secretary of State
life; ' Senate bill No. 127, putting certain '
seotartan 'institutions on a level with
normal schols, was read the third
>' ?$Ji time and passed.
House bill No. 52, fixing the llabll- '
tty of common carriers, and House
E?' No- l28- creating the Independent
' school district of Beaver Pond, were
' passed,
!S;f'. House Iblll No, 17G, prodding for offlee
asststalts to assessors, was nd16
third reading.
BHBfeag^Pjjj?W> tNo. in, * gool roads
measure, was made e special order for
V ' _______
pfe jones' department store
plans for big distribution i
np|j&- of pine goods to-morrow.
. The silk sale for which Mr. E. C.
Jouob has been planning for several
weeks, starts tomorrow, as will be
eeen from the announcement else
whcro In these columns. This Is the
second annual sale of this character
jint on by the Jones store and the success
of last season's sale has prompted
the management to malic even
greater efforts to pleaeo the people
and a very large lino of silks Is now
on display and the windows are aglow
with tho bargains offered In watting
for to-morrow to come when the values
will be distributed to tho public.
; Suckers, carp, mullet and red horse
Before Buying
Your Next Silver
Call and See
The Latest
Madame Jummel
<r j
Adams Patterns.
A. a 8COTT & CO.,
Final Formalit
Election t
CHARLESTON", W. Va., .Feb. 10.Tiio
"million dollar" InvestlsatloB
committee hod Theodore Alvord be
fore It for two honra vesterdav alter
noon. Tho meeting was secret but li
Is rumored that be denied that he
gave out the Interview that appeared
In the Huntington Advertiser and
aroused the Senate's wrath. Alvori
will be recalled before the committer
to-day and will be questioned further
J. H. Long, manager of the Adver
User, and A. N. Thompson, the report
or who wrote the story, returned from
Huntington last night and are -pre
parol to api>ear before the committee
and Insist that the Interview was
bona fldp. Thompson seems to have
ample circumstantial evidence con
hrmlng his side.
A Al~ **?
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Feb. 10.?WIta
scarcely 100 names left of the 500 veniremen,
the Cooper-Sharp murder
trial opened with small prospect ol
the final and twelfth Juror being se
Eleven men were In the Jury bos.
Before court opened Judge Harl
ordered tho Jury wheel prpared, nn
tlclpatlng the necessity of another venire.
There are less than 500 names
left In the wheel, the trial so far hav
tng Been exhausted of nearly 2,0011
names. It is the Intention of the court
in ease the twelfth man Is not qtlalh
lied to-day to have 1,000 names drawn
from the county tax roll and have
them brought Into court.
Of 11 men In the box, five are fruit
farmers from Paradise Ridge, one of
the richest farming sections in the
south and none of them had read, they
satd, a single newspaper account ot
the killing of former Senator Oarmack
by the Coopers. Alt are Democrats
who supported Governor Patterson
ngnlnst Senator carmncK at tne last
primary with the exception ot FrultlIter,
who Is a Republican. Despite
these circumstances, Prosecutor Mo
Cam says h? reels confluent that they
are men who can hear the case with
Justice to both stiles.
The venire was quickly exhausted.
Not a mnn qualified even for exam'
Inatlon, all declaring to have read
evidence or formed opinions.
A new venire was at once drawn
tram the Jury wheel to rport Friday
CLARKSBURG, Feb. 10.?Mike Zeis,
an Italian employed nt the Erie mines
Dn the Short Line, was fined J35 nnd
costs and sentenced to 30 days In the
county Jail by 'Squire P. jr. Long late
last evening for being a little too free
with a long gun that he has heen vur
rylng for somo time.
It seenis that Mike too considers
bio pride In showing his comrades how
near he could come to shooting a nig
ger and yet not shoot him. But It
seems that for onco his pride got him
Into trouble.
Jlonday afternoon James Jackson
the nigger who had been shot nt. appeared
before the magistrate nnd
swore out a warrant charging him
with carrying nnd dangerously display.
I ?1.4A? <1 ?A MAnfi w?nnAi4tnna
mt; arevunci ui uu mciui imu^hiuho
Constable Lewis sr. Jamos took the
warrant and went out lo Erie where
eh found JBke taking refuge under
his 'bed In the boarding house there,
but hauled him out and brought him
to the counts* jnll until his trial could
te arranged for.
Polite Vaudelvlle and Motion Pictures,
Vaudevlllo Matinees,
..Motion Pictures every day, 1.30 to
5:00 P. m. Night, 7:00 to 10:00,
Songs and Pictures Changed Every
y In The
rf Wm. H. Taft
Red Tape Has
Been Unwound
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.?rue flnal
formality In the election ot Willtam
H. Taft as President and Jauies S.
Sherman aa Vice President took place
^ to-day, when both Houses of Congrtss
ntn*nuui?u iu lire raui ui ivci?iodcuw- i
tlves this afternoon to canvass the
' electoral vote cast by the colleges of
' the Tarloue States last month. Vice
' President Fairbanks presided over the
assemblage. The count was made In
a perfunctory manner dnd the result
announced. This canvoss marks tho
' actual election of Mr. Taft, who did
not legally become President-elect nn.
til today, although ho hns been generally
re/erred to by that title.
1 There was a git at public demand
for seats In the gallery of the House
chamber to witness the formal election
of a President and Vice President
but tew of the thousands of applicants
could to accommodated. 3trlngent
rules were adopted governing admission
to the public gallery and practically
all or the seats, except those sections
reserved for the press, the executive
and the diplomatic corps, were
occupied hy members of the .families
of senators and representatives. Bach
senators and representative was allotted
two scats.
TCO i cnvn T*
1 CLARKSBURG, Feb. 10. ? George
' Swager, who lives near the O'Neil
mines, west of this city, and who is
employed at the pump house there,
had his forearm very painfully lacerated
while adjusting some part of the
i machinery Tuesday afternoon. The
wound, while bleeding profusely, and
being very painful, will do no more
than incapacitate him from worlt for
; some time to come.
Although the mine has been idle
for some time, the pump must be
kept Tunning to keep the mines clear
, of water, and when the accident oc,
currred he was there fixing some part
or the machinery, it was in some
manner caught In the machlner'-, and
after extrlcaltng his arm he walked
out and asked aome one to call a phy.
alclan, while he walked on to his
. home nearby.
Br. R. W. Patterson, of this city,
was called and dressed the wound,
which covers a space of about six Inches
on the man's arm.
ofjtaxes due
City Collector J. E. Powell has re
in:I V <11 a HllLlCtllt-'IlL Ol LUAl'd Ulid hill
State from municipal corporations
from Auditor Schorr. Tho money will
, he available about March 25. The re,
port Is as follows:
Pullman t S4 00
V. S. Express Co 18.57
Fairmont-Clarksburg Trac. Co. 038.03
Swirt Refrig. Transit Co 3.10
. Monon. River R. R. Co 151.40
, Bait, anil Ohio R. R. Co 187.23
Fairmont Gns & Light Co .. 810.4?
Central Dis. Print. Tel. Co... 153.70
. Consolidated Telephone Co. 211.10
Am. Tel. & Tel. Co. of W. Va, .93
Western Union Tel. Co .62
Total 51972.07
Mrs. W alker
WITEELING, Fob. 10?It Is unlikely
that Mrs. A. L. Walker, arrested for
writing a blackhand lettor to Mrs. T.
, I). Sweeney, will bo prosecuted, owing
to the pitiful circumstances of tio
. young woman, whoso funds aro low,
and her health Impaired by deep aori
rows. Among those who heard of the
case yesterday there were expressions
1 of rogrot. At the present, Mrs. Walker
Is staying at her mother's.
! >'
Spirited Meeting
of Committee
Last Night
CHARLESTON, Feb. 10.?The hearing
on the coal, oil and gas tax propo.
siMons uy tne senate and House nnance
committees In joint session last
night proved Hie most Interesting 60
far held. William Seymour Edwards
and Fred Paul Grosscup. ot Charles- '
ton; W. R. Warfleld, of Morgan town,
and ex-Governor A. B. Fleming, of Fairmont,
spoke aaglnst the hills. Aiming ;
the Interested listeners were Govern- 1
or Dawson, Governor-elect Glasscock
and Tax Commissioner Townsend. The
latter three asked frequent pointed ^
questions of the speakers and were
asked the same kind In return. Alto- j
gether It was a very peppery session.
Another meeting will be held to-night J
at -which Mr. Townaend and probably (
Governor Dawson will speak In behalf
of the bills.
Mir. Edwards talked about oil and
coal, giving figures which be claimed (
provevd that they -could not stand
further burdens. He also contended
that many coal operators iu West I
Virginia were operating at a loss. i
Gas Companies Defended,
Col. Grosscup handled the gns end
or the debate. According to his figures
the profits were comparatively small .
and that none ot the companies shipping
gas out of the State had so far
got back what they put Into their
Ex-Governor Fleming stated thnt the 1
average cost ot producing a barrel of i
oil was from 85 to 80 cents, excluding f
the cost of' drilling the well and pay- <
ing the rentals. i
Speaker StrlckJIng interrupted Gov t
ernor Flaming with the observation I
that ho knew ot wells which cost but <
20 cents to produce a barrel of oil. i
Tihe governor answered that that t
was probably true with shallow wella 1
but that the average was as he stated. 1
Continuing. Governor Fleming said (
that there were 13.687 oil wells in <
West Virginia producing on an aver- ?
age of but two barrels each. This 1
was given as evidence that there wan t
not the enormous profit in the bus!- I
ness it Is popularly credited with. '
Home Company as Examplo. - '
'As to gas, he said there was not t
-7 -# MM,7.. tnvn.l '
uuier vineo vi ou *??er?v i??aw
under the present laws. The Home
Company, of Fairmont, was cited nz
an example. It was organized to furnish
means to Rive cheap gas to In- |
dustrles, and now is paying $4,000 a
year taxes. With the further Increase
of a two per cent, gross Income tax Its
only recourse would be to Increase (be
price to Its private consumers Inanmuch
os It, could not raise Its price to ,
the Industries It furnished under con- |
tract. i
The governor Bald that fifty per cent ,
of the gas produced In the State was (
consumed within the State and that r
the popular notion that moat of It was ]
shipped out of the State was erronn- ,
ous. t
Cross Fire of Questions.
a a in Hie coal tax. Governor Flom* I
Ing Bald tint Inasmuch as Wo at Vlr- t
gtnln coal was sold on the seaboard '
and lake markets, the freight rates be
Ing padd by the opernjors, the Income 1
tax would really also be a tax on their '
freight rates and not solely a tax on '
the price of coal at the mines. Under '
tho proposed law, McDowell county 1
coal operators would pay $132,000 In
taxes to the State and Kanawha county
<60,000 In taxes. 1
There was a rapid cross-fire of (
questions throughout the meeting, and
one of tho main points Insisted upon 1
by the opponents to the bill was that
n gross Income tax might mean In
mnnv cases a tax on companies that
nro losing money,
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal? Fob. 10.?In
a telegraphic communication ndresse<l
to President Roosevelt and sent by
tlio Chinese Consolidated Benevolent
Association, better known as the Chinese
Sit Companies, the attention ot
the President was' called to certain Instances
wherein It Is afflrnwd that the
executive department Sought for tho
Japaneso residents ot California many
rights and prtvlloges that the Chlnoso
have long been denied,
Subscribe for the Went Virginian.
Conflicting Repo
Appointment for
Denies Offer ^
of Federal Job
CHARLESTON, Feb. 10.?"I was ot- GRE
fercd no such position," waa all that *
Governor Dawson would say last night
when queried about the story of the
proffered appointment from Washing- M
hfin Tin Uriel +/\ ,?<i!/>llttc Ihft ffl- ICS
port further, or his visit at Washing-, over
ton. to-di
all c
WASHINGTON, ,D. C? Feb. 10. ? nn<l
Governor Dawson, of West Virginia, swa;
has been offered an appointment as bote
special commissioner to Investigate How
labor and manufacturing conditions In whl<
Europe. If he will accept the appoint- are
ment It will he .made at once by Pros- and
ident Roosevelt. The place pnye $15 and
t day and expenses and the honor Is elpa
lonslderable. motl
When Governor Dawson left here whir
le would not admit thnt any offer of ?lon
inch an office hnd been made, nnd bloc
Senator Scott was the most astonish- ten
d man In town when told that the In- pour
ormatlon of the proffer had leaked out The
rom the White House. nam
Senator Elklns knew nothing of It is II
intill yeaterday and Senator Scott nnd towc
sworn governor Dawson to secrecy un- Prln
ill his accoptancd. .... ' fhe
~r done
? been
IT 80 IT WILL BE . only
W0RTHLE88. Intel
in s
CHARLESTON, W. Va? Feb. 10.- from
rho Senate railroad committee practl- aXcc
ally kilted the Hearne bill, abolish- for
ng running boards on street cars, by 8|,]fl
lecldlng to report it "favorably with tc
imendiments." Inasmuch as the Bpor
imendment Is .to strike out section 2, 0UB
n which all that Is desired is Inciudid.
the report moons that, the bill is ]?g
nade worthless; Not only la the pro- chall
rlslon requiring the use ot running
loand cars to be discontinued after
i812 cut out tat also the provision! re- t]l0 ,
litlrlng the vestibules to be protect- a sp
st in front the roar .round. The 0n <
ibape In which th!e committee left the pjon|
illl Is simply, the old law. One of
he most powerful lobbies ever seen '
n Charleston fought the bill. It is .J
oported that the vote In the comnitttee
was four to three. The light 0 1
Kill be renewed on' the floor of the
lenate. * tfl
__________ les,
"Pistol Toting"
_____ coml
jill introduced by senator 'est!
johnson opposed by hardware
dealers through- ni
out state. 1)1,
WHEELING, Feb. 10.?Local hardvare
dealers have received a communcatlonfrom
a pistol manufacturing
km, ashing them to use their influ- sNO
nee with the senators from this dlsxict
against the passage of tho "Pistol
toting Bill," Introduced In tho senate
jy Senator Johnson. Tho letter has CI
Llso been sent to hardware dealers wind
hroughout tho State. man;
The bill provides that a llccnso ol Nehi
110 shall be paid for carrying a pistol, sin,
md the licensee Is Tequlred to give gam
>ond of (3,500. It IB contended that So
hugs and law-breakers generally will the
tot observe such a law any more than Nort
hey do those now on the books, and Ing
he respectable citizens will practical- morr
y be charged (10 license for the priv- Rnlli
lege or defending himself. Stati
Glenn Mur.dlc, of Fairmont, Is a Su
low scholar at the Union Business flero
tollego (onlay. that
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also II
Sueccooor of Ed. M. Hall.
Con. 'Phono,^637.: ?:Boll, 538.
rts Anent
Gov. Dawson
ONTREAL, Feb. 10. ? Montreal's
Carnival, tbe srenteat annual
it of Its kind In the world, opened
ty with thousands of visitors from
ivor Canada and the United States,
many tourists from England,
rmlng Into the city and filling the
Is and boarding houses to overlng.
Sporting events of nil kinds
;h .have to do with Ico and snuw
scheduled for the next ten days,
there will be allegorical pageants
processions galore, but the prim
I center of Interest Is tho mamIt
palace, built entirely of Ice,
h has been erected for tho occa,
Thousands upon thouBnnds of
ks of Ice, each block measuring
cubic feet and weighing some 100
ids, were used In Its construction,
main tower of the palnco has been
f>d tn honor of fflne Fdn-nrd and
90 foot high, while less Imposing
irs, the Queen Alexandra ami the
ce of Wales, are connectol with
main tower by beautiful arches
most dimoiiH part of the work,
i a building standpoint, lias been
with the secure eenajjuctlort of
foundations of the towers. Up
bout twenty feet the walls have
built of a double' thickness of
for the sake of safety. After thnt
one thickness was reipilrod. The
lor of the main tower fa octagon
hape. and aomo thirty-live feet
side to side. No worn! was used
ptan occasional piece required
bracing purposes. The IJoor lnof
the palace Is of hard snow,
l-day's Inaugural programme of
ts Included skating In the varlrinks,
tobogannlng nt the fork
!, a ladles* curling bonsplel, curlmatches
at all the rlnlta, and a
iplonshlp hockey match; A torcfi
snowshoe tramp over the mouni
by many snowBhoe clubs will be
ectaculnr feature of the evening.
Saturday the Canndia'n ski chamships
will be held,
ery train into the city brings
ma of vlBltors and It appears rerthat
this year's carnival will be
nost successful ever held In CanThere
hns been some criticism
io Ice carnival by commercial bodas
it is asserted that such a (fairs
a false Idea of the Canadian clibut
this has not deterred the
ttees in their labors to make the
vltlcs of international interest.
tup imivrutirprT
nCAGO, Feb. 10.?Snow and hi Kb
? reaching blizzard proportions In
f places, prevailed yesterday' tp
asks, Iowa, Minnesota. Wlsconthe
Dakotas and parts of Mich!nth
Dakota points reported that
railroads are all blockaded. In
h Dakota a fierce storm Is com
from the northeast and before
ling will be sweeping the State,
oails In the otter storm affected
is are having trouble because of
) snow drifts.
iterlor. Wis., reports one of the
sst snow storms experienced In
territory |n years.
, Paul says street car traffic has
si lteen suspended and all trains
many hours late.
my people who are not "comd
to" rent a tew furnished rooms
jple who refuse to pay "pridei."
51x7 e
The "Always Good" Theater.
"Cracker Jack" patho success
For Wednesday.
a powerful drama was actod by
Sevcrln, the groat pantomimlst,
a compony of clover arttats. It
Ids un Interesting etory op t'no
iy side of Paris life. Length, 1,-j
h** ,
in rrusningiun
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10?Prominent
labor leaders of the Amcri.
Fcderatlon of labor and "otttrommSHB
tlie invitation of sorornmont officials,
for a council of labor to bo hold uader
the auspices of the Department of 'M
Commerce nftd labor. QOMt}oiu|br;||
vital moment to the nation's waffe
workers are up for discussion nnd
the promoters or the council believe h'-'i
laat It will result In great and. lasting
good to the men who do the work .:
The subjects'with which the council
will deal aro many and "varied, but
the problem of the unemployed ant
how and to what extent te: division
of Information In the Department of
Commerce and Labor can bo most
helpful^ to that clnss, espoclally dur-?
that Immigration flpiroi Indicate that '
much a? the 1mml(frint.l|?nuKM{UfflB
United Bluted |i due to misleading Information
as to labor conditions here,
and this will form one of the chief
topics tn be threshed out. The conforenco
will also consider "how the
Notfvl peace prize which PtMIdW&vi!
Roosevelt, devoted to. the foumfrttmBM
of Industrial peace can be made moat
Other nutations which will llgura
In the council's dellberation^wm^B
as to the advisability ofrecommcnsteamboat
Inspection service to Include
the Inspection of'^tMOTamHB
boilers on Interstate railroads ac"'
how the .division .of Information of
the Department of Commerce and L~hor
may be admhalsWredyfafiBSgaM^B
Interest of the wage earners gencr;.!Among
those Invited to participate
In the deliberations of ^e^SooMt^!^
most of whom have aeceptedi-^awgS
Samuel Gompors, president of tho
Idle, Cleveland, Ohio, graBd^M^HM
Brotherhood of (Railroad Trainmen;
Warren S. Stone, Cleveland, Ohio,
grand chief Brotherhood of Locomotlvo
Engineers; IV. 3. Carter, of Per
oris, III., grand mutator. Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen; A. B. Garretson,
of Cedar Raplda, Iowa, grand
chief Order of Railway Conductors;
frank T. Hawlcy, 'Buffalo, I N. Y?
president Switchmen's Union ol'North
America; W. F. Yates, ot N^w^m4S;:^
City, president Marine
Beneficial Association; Andrew FuniBets,
of San Francisco, president Seamen's
International Union; T. 1. DoIan,
Chicago. 111., grand secretary of
S'er- T I. .r-'-tiih/irafhAll.
Iml? president
George W. Perkins, Chlcego, president
Clgarmakers" International Union; T.
James M. Lynch, of Indianapolis, Ind.,
president international TroSB5^M|H
Union; V. D. Malian. 'ot Detroit,
Mich., president Amalgamated Association:
Street ' Railway.
Timothy Healey, of New York City,
president of International
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