The Clarksburg Telegram from Clarksburg, West Virginia on January 5, 1900 · 1
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The Clarksburg Telegram from Clarksburg, West Virginia · 1

Clarksburg, West Virginia
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Friday, January 5, 1900
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Devoted to Praotioal Information, Home News,' Pure Politics, and the Development of West Virginia's Resources. CLARKSBURG. W. VA.. JANUARY 5. 1900. VHOUBSST0.2037 HIS ROOM. yxiated by fumes >ln Pittsburg.. ^ s came from Pittsan Leach had been (8m that evening, from a gas the cause 'of fiott, who was sum_ n,. gave It as his /. store used in the i* certain amount of iustion which caused i. Ivefl here Thursday Istaken to the reside; Charles L. Hlckrina street, from which k place "Friday after_k, Bev. K. B. McDanel ^obsequies. Interment &e I. O. O. F. cemetery. ' the esteem In which associates In the ? telegraph office at f which he held, with responsibility Jiandsome floral ? the coffin by the jitors, accompanied the fir final resting place. His elates ?in the Western , Lere paid the Irtrlbnte In bme wreaths of white roses ^h was 23 years of age and brother of Miss Ethel Leach, ty, .for whom there is a deep versal sympathy in this sad tent. bowing account of his death I In the Pittsburg Despatch: ^Burton Leach, a telegraph was found dead in bis room, Dg house at 8 Congress street ter 6 o'clock Tuesday night, &r 26. Asphyxiation by fumes Jaa stove Is supposed to be the fideath. Leach roomed with rlDowney, and worked for the ftTnion Telegraph Company, jsory of suicide was at first ad'1 but investigation shows no tor the belief. h worked late Monday night, fftly after finishing went home. . evening, when he did not the other persons in the /became alarmed and decided to Jtigate. Mr. Downey, Freeman, wand Harry Rice went to his Sand knocked. They received no and decided to force Boor. They noticed the fumes A the stove before they decided to .jo open the door. fWhen they gained an entrance to 'it room they found Leacli lying on {he floor dead beside his bed, with an rm extended as if reaching for some-hlhgon the dresser. The gas in the jieatlng stove in the room was burning lull force, and the suiell of sulphur fumes alinost drove them from the f room. Being cold, Leach liad closed the doors and windows before re, tiring, aud the air was stilling. A \ i physician was summoned, who, when he saw that Leach was dead, reported ?the case to the Coroner. "Leach was well known among the operators of the city, and had been ?employed by the Western Union com? pany since last spring. "Another theory as to the cause of his death was advanced by a friend. Leach was affected with heart trouble .and would take fainting spells. Monday night he was not feeling well and asked one of his friends to go home with hinj, as he feared he was going to be attacked with fits of fainting. ?'The stove In the room was an open front, asbestos affair and liad no llue ?connection to carry off the odor of the gas." Notched for the New Year. At the Baptist church oil Sunday morning-, Rev. It. U. McDanel will preach on "Hagar's Cry in the Wilderness." In the evening lie will begin a series of sermons on "The Voyage of Life," Subject, "Sailing by a False f Chart." Revival services every evening next week. A watch meeting was held last Sunday evening beginning at 10 o'clock, The service was conducted by the pastor, and there was a good -attendance. The meeting was divided WjV""Your half hours, a praise service, Anon, a testimony, and a pnyer I Jng. The last five minutes of the tar wore spent in silent prayer. The ^ ^service was solemn and helps' Pick-pockets at the Depot. One day during the holidays a lady ?nrouto to Weston was "fleeced" ut thedepot here, while waiting for a -train. After the train had palled iut she made the painful -discovery that her pocket-book containing *26 and a ticket to Weston bad been stolen. Trainmen telegraphed the authorities about the nflair bat the pick-pockets made good their escape. ; A LOUD STREET QUARREL Results in a warrant being issued against a City Councilman. Martin Van Buren Hurst and Wil11am B. Wilkinson attracted public attention Tuesday morning I" a heated argument on Third street, which found a finish on Pike street In front of the City hotel. More or less swearing was done on the part of our esteemed councilman and he loudly asserted that he could whip all the Hursts In the county. He would have had at least three to whip If he had tried it Just then, as that number was on the scene at that moment. Wilkinson flashed a greenback In Mr. Burst's face and the latter got It changed, counted out so muoh the so much to Wilkinson. Then, it was, Mr. Hurst assured Wilkinson that he would have him arrested and went forthwith before Squire Riley, where he secured a warrant for assault and battery. ? , They fell out about a little bill or thirty-live cents for hauling, Wilkinson claiming that another party for whom he ordered it done, should pay It. 1( Wilkinson shook hiB fist in Mr. Hurst's face and the latter claims that first tipped him on the nose. The trial was set for 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening, but before the hour Mr. Wilkinson confessed before the Squire and was fined S5.00 and $2.20 costs. MRS JOHNSON SENT TO WESTON. She tried to Freeze her Baby to Death at the Poor House. Mrs. Sullle Johnson, wire of Howard Johnson who Is In jail upon the charge of maiming George Ogden, colored, with intent to kill, was brought from the poor house and examined before Squire Riley, Monday, for lunacy. The Squire committed her to the asylum at Weston. The unfortunate woman has two children, the older of whom Is with Mrs. Johnson's mother and the younger, only 9 months old, Is at the poor house. The woman threatened to kill all the poor house Inmates and hum the institution, asserting that the authorities would inflict no other punishment upon her, than to send her to the asylum, because of her crazlncss. She also tried to kill her baby by freezing him to death. Madam Oowd's Troubles. Tuesday evening, December 20,1STO, .1 R Amiss swore out a warrant before Squire M. S. Riley against' Madam Elizabeth lJowd charging her with conducting a house of lll-faincon Cain street. She was arrested by the sheriff and his chief deputy and taken before the Squire, before whom she waived examination and was bound over to circuit court in *200 bond. The owner of tile house immediately instituted action against her for unlawful detention of property. She failed to appear and Judgment was given against her. Death at Wilsonburg. Michael Glancy, of Wilsonburg, aged j 25 years, died at 2 o'clock Sunday morning, December 31,1899, of typhoid fever, after a seven days' illness. The funeral was held Monday at 10 o'clock In the Church of Immaculate Concep-1 tlou and Interment was made In the Holy Cross cemetery. Mr. Glancy held I the responsible position of welgh' master and general book-keeper at the I Howard Coal and Coke Company mines at Wilsonburg and was a competent iolScial. lie was a sturdy young man of excellent character and quite popular In that community. Hurt In Coupling Accident Friday evening, December 29, 1899, Harvey Rexroad, yard brakeman at, the B. & O. depot In a coupling acci- , 1 dent had his left arm badly lacerated | from the elbow to the wrist, both-In i front and behind. He whs taken to the railroad hospital at Parkersburg, Monday afternoon. The wound Is ugly, but It is said he will get well. ? Rcrroad lived at Corowallls and has a wife and child. Foot Badly Crushed Claude Davis, single, residing lit the west end of No. 1 tunnel east of the city, met with a serious nccldont at Flcni Ington a few days ago. A coal cur ran over his right foot and crashed It horribly. It is possible amputation will be necessary. At any rate, It will leave him a cripple. To Curo tM Grippe In Two ??J. Take Laxativb Bromo Quinine Tai.uets. All druggists refund the money If It fails to signature on every box. 2ac. wjm ? An injunction has-been granted In favor of F. J. Smith against M. J. Smallwood in a proceedlng before ?Squire J. N. David in which M. JSmallwood to plaintiff and F. J. Smith defendant. % | I Sec the great trick scene in "Devil's Auction." FAIR DIRECTORS ORGANIZE Col. T. T. Wallis Succeeds Himself as President of the Association. The retiring board of directors of the Fair Association held Its final meeting Monday afternoon, transacted Its closing business and adjourned sloe die. The new board Immediately met and organized; Tlie present board Is composed of T. T. Wallis, S. C. Denbam, T. S. Spates, G. C. Southern, & S. Farts, B. B. Stout, F. B. Moore, F. B. Haymaker, L. S. Hornor, A. A. Lang, C. W. Lyncb, V. L. Highland and J. P. Allen. The election of officers resulted, as follows; T. T. Wallis, president; S. O. Denham, vice-president; M. M. Thompson, eecretsry; T. S. Spates, treasurer; S. S. Farls, chief marshal, and B.B.Stont ticket marshal. A rote of thanks to the president and retiring' vice-president for their faithful and efficient services last year without compensation was passed. T. S. Spates was appointed a committee to confer with the railroads as to rates for next fnlr. The llrst Monday In each month was chosen as the time for slated meetings of the board. The salurles of officers were fixed at ?50 for the treasurer, 100 for ticket marshal, S25 for chief marshal, and 8175 for the secretary and his clerk. Carried off by Heart Trouble. William H. Lowry, colored, or "Uncle Billy" as he was familiarly known, died very suddenly of heart trouble at 3 o'clock, Friday morning December 22, 1890, at bis home on Mechanic street. Dp to 1 o'clock that night he was In his soup house, on Main street, apparently to bis usual health. Dncle Billy wus ofa genial, jovial nnture and had tlie confidence of the community. Anions his race he was regarded a leader politically and socially and was frequently honored by bis party in convention affairs. The white people generally liked and respected him. Fie was 52yesrs of age. Funeral services were held under the auspices of the colored Kulghts of Pythias, Sunday, December 24, at the Water street M. E. church, and interment was made in Elk Vlow cemetery. Died in Arizona. John lllackshere, Esq,, of Mannington, died at Phoenix, Arizona, Dec. 31, 1899, very unexpectedly from hemorrhage. Funeral services will take place at Mannington the last of the week. Mr. Blacksherc was president of the Exchange Ilank of Mannlngton, lie was a man or fine judgment, sterling Integrity and very highest character. llis wife who was with him In Arizona and liis two daughtcas, Mrs. E. G. Smith, of this city, and Miss Nellie Blackshere, survive him. Scholarship Free. You may, by doing little writing at your home, secure scholarship, free, in either Draughon's Practical Business College?Nashville, St. Louis, Little Itock, Ft. Worth, Galveston, Shrcveport or Savannah. Best pat- j ronlzed Business Colleges In the South. For particulars address, The Illustrated Youth and Age, Nashville, Tennessee. y-ot. From Your Desk You Can Telephone.' nny part of the continent. Be in constant, direct and personal communication with your Salesman, Heads of departments In fact every one you want to meet. If you SEE people yon can't do any more than talk to them. Clahkshubg Telephone Co. Clarence P. Stout resumed his position with the Xielm snuff company the fl rst of the year and started out on the road this week. Grafton was the scene ofa wholesale Jail delivery Friday afternoon in broad day light. Every prisoner cscaped except one lone woman, who Is In for infanticide. There were about a dozen of them charged respectively with all the crimes In the catalogue. Mike Kellev, the Italian candy shop map, has aa unused marriage license, lie got rather jolly the other evening and concluded be needed a wife, but whether or not there existed a mutual understanding befijreljand has not been disclosed. his mind or his intentWS brldo changed it for him'. At any rate Mike didn't uiarry.- " '* TRIBUTE TO L. M. HARMER By one Who Knew Him Well.-A Noble Character. The funeral of Lloyd M. Harmer took place Monday, Decemder 25.1898, (Christmas Day,) at 11:30 a. m., at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Sfclnnston, W. Va., the Rev. Forbes a Davis, pastor, officiating. Lloyd Moore Harmer was born on the eighth anniversary of his parents ?omlng to Shinnston. May 18,1860, and died on the forty-eighth anniversary of their marriage, December, 23,1899. He wusconverted In December, 1879, and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of which he remained a member until bis datb. He Was married June 1, 1802, to Miss Molllc Smith. At the time of his death he was a member of the city council, I. O. O. F? K. of P., Rebecca's Degree X. O. O. F., Encampment I. O. O. F. and Masons. In January, 1884, he formed a partnership with his brother, Wm. J. S. Harmer, for the manufacture of and sale of buggies, wagons, Sc., which business was successfully conducted up to tho time of his death and which was a continuation of the business founded by their father, B. T. Harmer, Sr., in 1862. The character of Bro. Harmer was a rare combination. In mechanics a genius, a great thinker, greater possibly than the casual observer would discover, but an intimate association with him, us the writer enjoyed, one would wouder at bis remarkable depth of thought, logical and clear in bis conclusions, charitable, but true to his convictions. Nature unfolded her niagnlflccnt volume to him, and with delight he read her pages. In speaking one evening to the writer about the hill around Shinnston, he said, "What mineral treasures may not these hill masses contain, all but barren on the surface, yet some day a great wealth will bcdevcloped," And thus it Is with the dark, and gloomy, and withering dispensations of Divine provldencc; they look dark, and sterile, and cheerless, but they are pregnant with themes and lessons, rich and endufftigas the most precious metals deep-emlxiweled in tho mighty mountains. In all circles where he was known he was both respected and loved. The uprightness, sincerity and manliness of the man were beyond suspicion. He was positive, yet broad, charitable, progressive, ever young In spirit. Quiet in all religious expression, he was profound In devotion, a man of prayer. He loved tho Bible, the church, his fellowmen. Modest aud humble, bis deeds always exceeded his profession. Clear-sighted, tenderhearted, open minded, he was wise In counsel, eminent in character, a true pillar of the Church of God. Fohukb B. Davis. FAIRMONT'S FEARFUL FJRE. One Stranger Jumped From a Window and Rolled Into tbe River. A most disastrous Are visited Fairmont Monday morning about 1 o'clock, destroying the three-story hotelof O. C. Klncnid, the two-story building of J. H. Leonard, and the three story building of Dr. 0. F. lioyer, ail on Water street of that town. The total loss will approximate over $10,000. There was $2,000 Insurance on the Kincaid | hotel, 8900 on tbe Leonard building and 82,000 on the Boyer block; all total loss. ' Tbe merchants occupying tho buildings saved but little. The lire originated in tho second story of the hotel, and was supposed to be from over pressure of gas. The guests were all rescued safely except Mort Egan and a stranger, supposed to be from Pittsburg, who Jumped from the rear window of the hotel, striking the ground and rolling over into the river below. He was badly burned about tbe armsand has severe cuts on the head, and it Is feared is hurt Internally. He was taken to a hospital. "Uncle" Tommy Barnes pastes away. At 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 1900, "Uncle" Tommy Barnes died at an advanced age at bis home on William Burke's place on the I'hillppl pike. Interment was made at Mt. Zion church graveyard Wednesday motniug'at 10'o'clock. Uncle Tommy was quite well-known here and especially at Wilsonburg, where be lived a number of years. Jaa. A. Klernan who was the hit of the past season in Roster & Blai's ?KJayest Manhattan" will be seen as '?Toby" in tbe "Devil's Auction," next week's attraction at tbe Grand. The Brothers Deltorelli, known as tbe Magical Grotesque Artists, have been engaged by Manage^ Yaicfor this season's production of that famous spectacle, the "Forever Devil's Auction."'At the Grand Tuesday night, ianiiarv^i ifiol^ ' *1 . WE LEAD IN OIL DEVELOPMENT. During the Winter Month! no District will Equal Harrison County. Tho cold weather has somewhat retarded oil developments, but, notwithstanding that fact, the Telegram has tbo pleasure to report a number of new wolls in place Christmas. Judyo Nathan Qoff has completed his No. IS and got a 200 barrel producer. After being shot it makes 240 barrels a day. Qoff No. 9 is also In at 100 barrels per day. The South Penn has Hiram Lynch No. 22 nnd No. 23 oompleted, which produce 120 and 30 barrels respectively. A. J. Williams No. 2 and P. a Williams No. 1 are making 100 barrels respectively and the Southern's J. CSmith No. 1 on New Creek holds up at 150 barrels. For the month of December 27 wells were completed in the Harrison county development, 24 of which were produceri with a dally output of 1,200 barrels, or more. Forty-four wells are in process of drilling, a dozen rigs are going up and new locations are galore. Oil operators say that during the winter months Harrison county will lead nil other oil districts in operations and new production. The Orr Family Remarkable. John P. Orr in his 80th year died at his hoino on Buckeye, Doddridge county, December 23, 1899, of pleurisy. His romalns wore Interred In the Buckcyc cemetery Christmas day. Mr. Orr was the fathor of our townsman, Ii, M. Orr; F. A. Orr, of Salem; F. O. Orr, of Weston; Mrs. Julia Heatonand Mrs. Biracda Heaton, of Buckeyo; and Mrs. IrlB Yerkey, of Cairo. lie was a charter member of the Victory Baptist church and only one of the charter members, Bev. W. E. Powell's mother, Is now living. The Orr ratniiy was a remarkable one for the longevity of its members. The deceased's father came from Scotland and had ten children?4 boys and 0 girls?all of whom lived boyond 70 years of age. But one, Mrs. Amanda Stutler, of Buckeye, now survives. She is the youngest of the family and is in her 78tli year. Another remarkable feature about this family Is the fact tbat the departed members died according to the succession of their birth, the oldest tlrst, the next oldest second and so on. John P. Orr was a man of extraordinary intellect and retained his full mental faculties to the hour of his death. 011a Peters?S. 6. Johnson. At 5 o'clock Wednesday evonlng, December 27, 18W), Mr. S. (i. Johnson, of Parkcrsburg, and MlssOUa Peters, of this city, were married at the Peters residence In Pike street-. Bev. L. E. I'eters, father of the bride, assisted by llev. B. B. McDunel, performed the ceremony. The attendants were Mr. Herman O. Smith, a popular young Jeweler of Parkersburg, and Miss Blanche Peters, sister of the bride. After the ceremony a pretty little reception of two hours was given and a sumptuous dibner served. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left on the 7:0)1 train for l'arkersburg, their future home. Mr. Johnson Is a member of one of the distinguished families of the state, being a nephew of Judge Okey Johnson of the state university, and | is a young gentleman of high char- ; actcr. Miss Peters Is a most excellent ; young lady, possessing an amiable j disposition and a cultured mind. She taught with renown in the Parkersburg city high school. At the Grand Tuesday Night Next. The usual high class vaudeville company gives to constitute an entire evening's performance, eight turns or specialties. The "Forever Devil's Auction" offers the Brothers Deltorelll the famous European musical grotesques; the wonderful Freres Dorella, Jas. A. Klernan, for the past peason the hit of Koster & Blal's "Gayest Manhattan Miss Victoria Walters, singing and dancing comedienne; Amulla Maveroffer and Gisolda Baseggio?Importations from Italy ; in all, five big vaudeville tnrns besides its magnlBcently costumed and scenic production, ballets, dramatic cast, special features and wealth of other attractions. At the Grand next Tuesday night. / A Quiet Home Wedding A quiet home wedding took place at high noon New Year's day at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Morrison on Crookbd Run near the city, in which Nlw Lucy Morrison and Dr. Curtis Arnott, of Sardis, were the high contracting parties. J performed the cereroqriy. A sumptp ous dinner was mediate relatives Mrs. <?' MINISTERS READ THE ORDINANCES And Pick out a Few Which They DeJ eld* Ought to be Pubtiihed. The City Ministerial Union request* the publication of the following extracts from the city ordinances : The major and council aud all other officer* provided for In this act shall each, before entering upon thetrdutles of their office, and within one month from the date of their election or appointment take toe oath or affirmation that they will truly, faithfully and Impartially, to the beat of their ability, discharge the duties of their respective omces, so long as they continue therein. The mayor shall be the chief executive officer or the city and shall take care that the orders, by-laws, ordinances acts and resolutlona of the council thereof are faithfully executed. Be shall supervise the conduct of all officers of tho city, examine the grounds of all reasonable complaint made against any of them, and cause all their violations of duty to "be punished promptly, or reported to the council. ItRhall be tho duty of the chief of police to enforco tlie ordinances Of the city generally: to Institute proccedluga fur the punishment of all offenses ngainst the same; and If after having been Informed of any offense ngalnst any of the said ordinances, he shall neglect or refuse to Institute a prosecution against tho offender or offendem, he shall forfeit and pay to the city not less than flvo nor more than twenty dollars for ever such offense. If the said chlof of police or any regular or spoclai policeman shall ' lolder In or about any saloon or drinking house, house of Ill-fame, or gambling room, except when Ills presence Is actually required In the proper discharge of his duty, he shall pay a line of not less than one nor more than twenty dollars; and if it bo the chief of police or any regular policeman, the council , upon proof of tho faet may remove , i such offender fromofflce; and If It be a special policeman the mayor may at once remove hlin. 1 It shall be unlawful for any person keeping a hotel, restaurant, barber shop, saloon, or other public places within the city to suffer upon such promises any rioting, drunkenness, lewdness, obscculty, or other conduct which disturbs tho peace and quiet of the city. It shall be unlawful for any person to bo upon any street or alley, or In any hotel, barber shop, restaurant, saloon, or other public places within the city In a state of intoxication or drunkenness. It shall bo unlawful for uuy person? to utter any lewd or filthy words or profane language In any street, alley or public place or to commit or perpetrato any indecent, immodest, or lewd or filthy act, In any street, alley, hulel or public place In the city. Itshnll be unlawful for any persons to assemble In any street, alloy, or , oilier public places, or at any house, out-house, office, stable shed, bourdyard or lot or ground within the city, for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness or Indecency. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep within tho city, any house of Ill-fame, or brawdj house, or house of resort for prostitution, or harbor therein for the purpose of prostltu? ?*tlon. It shall be unlawful to keep open on Sunday any houso or plape for the transaction of business in the city; Tiuvlded, however, That this section shall not refer to nor Include hotels, livery stables, drug stores, physican's olllces or restaurants, and, Provided further. That barber shops shaU not be required to be elused until after 11.. -. o'clock a. m. of that day. " V "f>: ? for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this ordinance, the mayor chief of police or any policeman may enter any house, out-house, <; tarn, garden or place of amusement ' In order to arrest any person violating. fc the same and convey them to prison and there detain them for trial. '' It shall be unlawful for any having a license from the city ' sale or spiritous liquors, wlr- J ale, beer, or drinks of like knowingly sell or giver"any minor* or person cated at the time habit of drlnkl to permit an toilcation on MdrS**p$S? Vverv suloflw of b Zne^Xidv.durlng the of said day- ? ' _ n^el Post and Mfs. Mary Go wrt with a severe tagi by ttobo of the expresstftlday night I Christmas. They <ame f??>more that day andthelr t gage and many ChrhU"" ' lowed on the next ? *"?' car i

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