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WEST VIRGINIA. 



CORPORATION REPORT 



OF 



Secretary of State. 



MARCH 1, 1907, TO MARCH 1, 1909. 



CHARTERS ISSUED TO AND OTHER PROCEEDING! 
CONCERNING CORPORATIONS. 




CHARLESTON: 

The Tribune Printing Co. 

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CORPORATION REPORT 

OF 

SECRETARY OF STATE 



FROM MARCH 1, 1907, TO MARCH 1, 1909. 



QUINNIMONT BOTTLING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 1, 1907. Charter expires March 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Quinnimont, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing and selling in the usual course of trade, pop, coca cola, 
ginger ale, ciders, vinegars, root beer, lemon soda and any and all other carbonated 
and non-alcoholic products, not mentioned above which are manufactured and sold 
in a business of this nature ; and for purchasing, holding, leasing, selling and car- 
rying such real estate as is allowed under the laws of West Virginia ; and for 
carrying on any business immediately or remotely connected with "or incidental to 
the matters above specified, for which a corporation may be lawfully formed in the 
State of West Virginia. 

To buy, sell, and generally deal, at wholesale or retail, in merchandise of all 
kinds and descriptions necessary or convenient for carrying on its said business. 

To purchase or otherwise acquire, and to hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 
pledge, or otherwise dispose of shares of the capital stock and bonds, debentures, 
or other evidences of indebtedness created by other corporation or corporations, ;ni<l 
while the holder thereof, to exercise all the rights and privileges of ownership, in- 
cluding the right to vote thereon. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $3,000.00 : par value shares. $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 : paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the cumber of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John C. Gallaudet, Quinnimont, W. Va., 2 shares ; C. C. Buery, Claremont, W. Va., 
2 shares ; Jas. P. Beury, Quinnimont, W. Va., 2 shares ; L. B. Ogden, Quinnimont, 
W. Va., 2 shares ; Geo. Lawton, Claremont, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of 
shares 10. 

SAINT GEORGE'S BENEFICIAL AND UNIFORMED SOCIETY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 1, 1907 ; charter expires, March 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Thomas, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed, are as 
follows: For the purpose of mutually aiding and benefiting its members, and in 
case of the sickness of a member to pay him a sick benefit, and in case of the 
death of a member to bury him, and further to look after the widow and orphans of 
the deceased member ; to provide for them and to see that the said orphans are ed- 
ucated, and to further disseminate among its members a knowledge and a love of 
the Supreme Being. And for the further purpose of organizing among its members 
an uniformed rank, to attend on public occasions, and at the burial of any member 
and for the further purpose of forming branch societies or lodges within the State 
of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $1,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed. 
$50.(1(1 : paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names," postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

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Rimkervczy Wincentas, Thomas, W. Va., 1 share ; August Ilkmon, Thomas, W. 
Va., 1 share ; Frank Kartukas, Thomas, W. Va., 1 share ; Alex Tupas, Thomas, W. 
Va., 1 share ; Charles Tupas, Thomas, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE JEFFERSON GLASS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 1, 1907 ; charter expires, February 25, 1957. 

Principal office — Follansbee, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed, are as 
follows: To manufacture,- buy, sell and deal in and with glass, glass-ware and glass 
articles of every character and description, whatsoever, and to manufacture, buy, 
sell and deal in and with any and all articles of which glass forms a part. 

To take, buy, sell and deal in leases and rights for the production of minerals 
and mineral substances of every character and description, and to mine, manufac- 
ture, ship and market minerals and mineral substances of every character and de- 
scription. 

To acquire, own, hold and dispose of real estate, and any and all interests in, or 
growing out of, real estate. 

To operate for, drill for, and produce, and to otherwise obtain, oil and natural 
gas, or either of them, and to buy and sell oil or natural gas, or both ; to construct, 
acquire, operate and maintain lines of piping for the transportation of oil and 
natural gas, or either of them, and to transport by means of such piping, or other- 
wise, oil and natural gas, or either of them, for the public generally, as well as 
for the use of said corporation. 

To purchase, acquire, build, construct, hold, operate and maintain water pump- 
ing stations, water works, water wells and storage reservoirs for water ; to lay, 
construct, operate and maintam lines of pipes and casing, and conduits, for trans- 
porting and delivering water; to sell water, and to transport and deliver the same 
by means of such lines of pipes and casing, and conduits, or otherwise, to cities, 
towns, villages, and to individuals and companies, for municipal, domestic or man- 
ufacturing purposes. 

To have the right and power to engage in and carry out any and all of the objects 
and purposes herein specifically mentioned, to the full extent of each and every one, 
separately, and without restriction, by construction or otherwise, from or by reason 
of any other object and purpose herein set out ; and generally, to do any and all 
other acts which may be necessary, convenient or expedient for the carrying out of 
any and all of the objects and purposes of this corporation, as above set forth. 

lOapital stock — Authorized. $100,000.0(1; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

D. J. Sinclair, North 4th St., Steubenville, O., 1 share ; A. G. Frohme, 3310 
Jacob street, Wheeling, West Va., 1 share ; H. G. Lohrman, North 4th St., Steuben- 
ville, O., 1 share ; A. G. Lee, 300 Clinton St., Steubenville, O., 1 share ; James Pot- 
ter, 504 Washington St., Steubenville, O., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



MUSEE BOWLING ASSOCIATION. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 4, 1907 ; charter expires, February 28, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed, are as 
follows: The owning of bowling alleys and carrying on a bowling alley business; 
the owning of billiard and pool tables, and carrying on a billiard and pool business ; 
the owning of a cigar stand, and carrying on a cigar and tobacco business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$250.00 ; paid in, $25.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William J. Ennis, 608 Main street, Wheeling, W. Va., 5 shares ; Frank A. Arm- 
bruster, 14 Thirty-sixth street, Wheeling, W. Va., 5 shares ; David G. Morgan, Jr., 



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43 South Penn street, Wheeling, W. Va., 5 shares ; W. R. Stevenson, 31 South 
Front street. Wheeling, W. Va., 5 shares; V. L. McCoIloch, 36 Virginia street, 
Wheeling, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of shares, 25. 



MIDDLESBORO LUMBER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 5, 1907 ; charter expires, February 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Welch, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed, are as 
follows : To buy, sell, manufacture and ship lumber, staves, handles, laths, shingles, 
railroad ties, pulp, mining props and all other kinds of lumber. 

To buy timber, either cut or uncut and to transact all business connected with 
or incident to the manufacture, sale and shipment of any or all of the articles 
aforesaid, including purchasing, constructing and maintaining mills, buying timber 
lands and other real estate, building tram-roads and doing all things necessary 
for the successful prosecution of the several objects aforesaid and to conduct a 
general mercantile business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — -The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. W. Henritze, Welch, W. Va., 1 share; I. J. Rhodes, Welch, W. Va., 1 share; 
R. B. Bernheim, Welch, W. Va., 1 share ; J. B. Purcell, Welch, W. Va., 1 share ; 
Edgar P. Rucker, Welch, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE BURLEW HARDWARE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 5, 1907 ; charter expires, March 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed, are as 
follows : To engage in and carry on a general hardware business, both wholesale 
and retail. 

To buy, sell and deal in and with all kinds of hardware, machinery, mechanical 
appliances, and equipments, farming machinery, tools and equipments, wagons, 
buggies and vehicles of all kinds ; guns, revolvers, pistols and all kinds of fire- 
arms ; and sporting goods, wares and supplies of every character and kind. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $50.01); subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. Burlew, Charleston, W. Va., 6 shares ; F. W. Abney, Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share; G. A. Grishaber, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share; F. C. Major, Charleston, W. 
Va., 1 share ; N. R. Burdette, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 10. 



MIIIAI VITIZA BENEFICIAL SOCIETY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 5, 1907 ; charter expires, March 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Follansbee, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed, are as 
follows : To provide for relief for sick and disabled members ; to assess dues and 
pay sick benefits : to provide and furnish suitable place for amusements and en- 
tertainments generally, and for the purpose of exercising all the powers, rights and 
privileges conferred upon such corporations by the laws of the State of West Vir- 
ginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $1,000.00; par value shares, $10.00: subscribed, 
£100.00 : paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Stive Fulton, Follansbee, Brooke County, W. Va., 2 shares ; Vasile Serban, Fol- 



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lansbee, Brooke County, W. Va., 2 shares : Nick Hantau, Follansbee, Brooke Coun- 
ty, W. Va., 2 shares ; John Thomas, Follansbee, Brooke County, W. Va., 2 shares ; 
Nick Glaza, Follansbee. Brooke County, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 
10. 



THE MONTGOMERY BRIDGE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 5. 1907 ; charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Montgomery, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed, are as 
follows : For the purpose of constructing and maintaining a public toll bridge across 
the Gt. Kanawha River, from a point within the corporate limits of the town of 
Montgomery, West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed; 
$1,200.00; paid in. $120.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George Love. Montgomery, West Virginia, 2 shares ; Dr. O. J. Henderson, Mont- 
gomery, West Virginia. 2 shares : M. J. Simms, Montgomery, West Virginia, 2 
shares; F. E. Smart, 'Montgomery. West Virginia, 2 shares; George Champe, Mont- 
gomery. West Virginia, 2 shares : W. L. Montgomery. Montgomery, West Virginia, 
2 shares. Total number of shares 14. 



THE CHARLESTON LIVERY, TRANSFER AND MAIL CONTRACTING COMPANY. 
— ( Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 6, 1907 : charter expires, March 6, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To run and operate a general livery business : to buy and sell horses and 
vehicles: to keep and operate a feed stable. To transfer passengers and goods and 
chatties to all parts of the City of Charleston, W. Va., and to any other point de- 
sired. To take mail contracts, and to carry mail on any route contracted for, and 
to do any other work, by the use of teams. no1 in violation of law. 

Capita! stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$5,000.00 : paid in. $.".00.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares- of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. D. Shirkey, Charleston, W. Va., 60 shares ; Erna Shirkey, Charleston, W. Va., 
10 shares ; I. G. Shirkey, Charleston, W. Va., 9 shares ; E. B. Shirkey, Charleston, 
W. Va., 20 shares ; Brice Myers, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 100. 



EDUCATOR PUBLISHING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. March 6, 1907 : charter expires, March 6, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To publish tire "West Virginia Educator" and other such periodicals; to 
print, publish and sell books, pamphlets, stationery and other such like articles ; 
to conduct news stands and subscription agencies ; to own and operate a book or 
stationery store or stores ; to own or operate printing, binding or lithographing 
establishments, or to conduct any business of like nature. 

Capita! stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value of shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$300.00; paid in, $30.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

M. P. Shawkey, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share : L. C. Anderson, Welch, W. Va., 1 
share ; L. C. Corbly, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; W. R. Gorby, Grafton, W. Va., 
1 share ; W. F. Richardson, Blue Sulphur Springs, W. Va., 1 share ; Wm. B. 
Mathews, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 6. 



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FORT PITT ELECTRICAL SUPPLY COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 7, 1907; charter expires, March 7, 1057. 

Principal office — Pittsburg, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The manufacture, buying, selling and trading in electrical supplies, ma- 
chinery and apparatus. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$250.00 : paid in. $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John H. Waugh, Pittsburg. Pa., 1 share : William H. Waugh, Greenville, Pa., 
1 share : Robert T. Reineman, Frick Building, Pittsburg, Pa.. 1 share : W. C. 
Hagan. Arrott Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; Frank W. Gillett, 429 Penn Ave., 
Pittsburg. Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



MARLINTON. KNAPPS CREEK AND DILLEY'S MILL. MUTUAL TELEPHONE 
COMPANY.— ( Resident. ) 

Charter issued, March 7, 1907: charter expires, February 19. 1957. 

Principal office — Huntersville, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct, equip, operate and maintain in Pocahontas County, West 
Virginia, a system of telephone lines, for the purchase of other telephone lines, 
and do whatever is necessary to carry on a general telephone business in the 
county aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $2,000.00; par value shares, $20.00; subscribed, 
$2,000.00 : paid in. $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Dennis W. Dever. Huntersville, West Ya., 16 shares; James II. Doyle, Hunters- 
ville, West Ya., 16 shares; Ywse Ilerold, Frost, W. Ya.. 16 shares: James C. 
Harper. Sunset. W. Ya., 16 shares: Robert C. Shrader. Dilleys Mill, West Ya., 18 
shares : J. G. Sharp, Huntersville. West Ya., 18 shares. Total number of shares, 
100. 



THE SENACA SOCIAL AND BENEFICIAL ASSOCIATION,— ( Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 7, 1907; charter expires, March 7, 1957. 

Principal office — Morgantown, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of providing suitable rooms and quarters for its mem- 
bers ; for the purpose of promoting athletic sports, musical accomplishments, and 
good fellowship among its members ; for the providing of books, periodicals, mag- 
azines and other literature of interest and amusement to its members ; for the 
promotion of charitable purposes among its members ; and for these purposes to 
have the right to lease, rent, purchase, and hold real estate and personalty, and 
to do any and all acts and things necessary, proper and useful for the economical 
promotion and maintenance of the purposes of this corporation. In general the 
objects and purposes of said corporation is to conduct an educational, literary, 
social and charitable association. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $10.00 subscribed, 
$50.00 ; paid in, .S50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harry Lewis, Morgantown, W. Ya.. 1 share: William Rupert. Morgantown, W. 
Ya.. 1 share; S. B. Chester, Morgantown, W. Ya., 1 share; F. C. Bishop, Morgan- 
town, W. Ya.. 1 share ; Joe Peltier, Morgantown, W. Ya., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



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CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 8, 1007; charter expires, March 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Willoughby, Ohio. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in and carry on a general manufacturing business of any and 
all articles, including the business of chemists, chemical manufacturers, importers, 
exporters, manufacturers and dealers in chemical products, and to buy, sell, man- 
ufacture, refine, manipulate, import, export, and deal in any and all substances, 
apparatus and things capable of being used in connection with any business or 
purpose of the company, and as in these articles set forth. 

To acquire, own. lease, occupy, use or develop any lands containing timber, 
minerals, oil or gas or otherwise, deemed necessary by the company for, in and 
about its business. 

To mine, or otherwise extract or remove, convert, re-convert or otherwise make 
use of, any minerals, timber and other substances from any lands owned, ac- 
quired, leased or occupied by the company, or from any other lands. 

To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease, or otherwise to acquire, and to 
hold, use, own, operate, and introduce, and to sell, assign, or otherwise to dispose 
of, and trade marks, trade name, patents, inventions, improvements and process, 
issued in connection with, or secured under, letters patent of the United States, 
or elsewhere, or otherwise, and to use, exercise, develop, grant licenses in respect 
of, or otherwise to turn to account any such trade marks, patents, licenses, 
process, and the like, or any other property or rights. 

To engage in any other manufacturing, mining or construction business of any 
kind or character whatsoever, and to that end to acquire, hold, own and dispose 
of any and all property, assets, stocks, bonds and rights of any and every kind. 

To acquire by purchase, subscription, or otherwise, and to hold, or to dispose 
of, stocks, bonds, or any other obligations of any corporation formed for, or 
then or theretofore engaged in, >r pursuing any one or more of the kinds of busi- 
ness, purposes, objects or operations above indicated, or owning or holding any 
property of any kind herein mentioned, or of any corporation owning or holding 
the stock or the obligations of any such corporation. 

To hold for investment, or otherwise to use, sell, or dispose of, any stock, bonds, 
or other obligations of any such other corporation. 

To aid in any manner any corporation whose stock, bonds, or other obligations 
are held, or in any manner guaranteed, by the company, and to do any other acts 
or things for the preservation, protection, improvement or enhancement of the 
value of any such stock, bonds, or other obligations, or to do any acts or things 
designed for any such purpose, and while the owner of any such stock, bonds, or 
other obligations, to exercise all the rights, powers and privileges of ownership 
thereof, and to exercise any and all voting power thereon. 

The business or purpose of the company being, from time to time, to do any 
one or more of the acts and things herein set forth, and to conduct its business 
in any part of the world, with the right to hold, purchase, mortgage and convey 
real and personal property wheresoever situated, and with the right and power to 
issue bonds and other obligations to any amount in payment for property pur- 
chased or acquired by it, or for any object in or about its business ; to mortgage 
or pledge any stocks, bonds or other obligations, or any property which may be 
acquired by it. to secure any bonds or other obligations by it issued or incurred ; 
to guarantee any dividends or bonds or contracts, or other obligations ; to make 
and perform contracts of" any kind and description, and, in carrying on its business 
or for the purpose of attaining or furthering any of its objects, to do any or all 
other acts and things, and to exercise any and all other powers- which a co-part- 
nership or natural person could do and exercise, and which now or hereafter may 
be authorized by law. 

All corporate powers shall be exercised by the board of directors without re- 
quiring the action of the stockholders, except as otherwise provided by statute or 
by these articles, and said corporation shall have the right to establish branch 
offices at such places as its board of directors may by resolution, determine, and 
at which any and all meetings of the stockholders and board of directors may be 
held. 



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Capital stock — Authorized, $150,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

The amount of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation shall be 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). which shall be divided into 
fifteen hundred (1.500) shares) of the par value of one hundred dollars ($100) 
each, of which authorized capital stock, the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.) 
has been subscribed and the amount of five hutndred dollars ($500.) has been 
paid. Of such total authorized capital stock, five hundred (500) shares, amounting 
to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.) shall be preferred stock and one thousand 
(1,000) shares, amounting to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) shall be 
common stock. Each share of preferred stock and each share of common stock 
shall have equal voting powers. 

From time to time, the preferred stock and the common stock shall be issued 
in such amounts and proportions as shall be determined by the board of directors, 
and as may be permitted by law. 

The preferred stock shall be entitled, out of any and all surplus net profits, 
whenever declared by the board of directors, to participating cumulative dividends 
at the rate of seven per cent, per annum for the year beginning on the first day 
of March, 1907, and for each and every year thereafter, payable in preference 
and priority to any payment of any dividend on the common stock for such year, 
and is entitled to pro rate with the common stock in any and all dividends de- 
clared by the board of directors out of the profits after payment of the dividends 
of seven per cent, per annum to the preferred stock, and in addition thereto, in 
the event of the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, the holders of the 
preferred stock shall be entitled to receive the par value of their preferred shares 
with accrued, cumulative dividends out of the funds and assets of the corpora- 
tion before anything shall be paid therefrom to the holders of the common stock. 

The common stock shall be subject to the prior rights of the holders of the 
preferred stock, as herein declared. If, after providing for the payment of the 
full dividends for any year on the preferred stock, there shall remain any surplus 
net profits of such year, any and all such surplus net profits of such year, and of 
any other year for which full dividends shall have been paid on the preferred 
stock, may be applicable to dividends upon the preferred and common stock, pro 
rata, when and as, from time to time, and only as, the same shall be declared 
by the board of directors, and out of any such surplus net profits, after the close of 
any such year, the board of directors may pay dividends upon the common 
stock of the corporation for such year, as above provided ; but not until after 
the dividends on the preferred stock for such year shall have been actually paid 
or provided and set apart. 

Stockholders — The names, postotflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
number of shares of stock subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

G. W. Cottrell, Cleveland, Ohio. 1 share preferred ; Oustav von den Steinen, 
Cleveland, Ohio, 1 share preferred ; Julian W. Tyler, Cleveland, Ohio, 1 share 
preferred : Richard Ilarburger, Cleveland, Ohio, 1 share preferred ; Edward A. 
Kline, Cleveland, Ohio, 1 share preferred. Total number, preferred, 5. 



THE BANK OF MASONTOWN. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 8, 1907 : charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Masontown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To exercise, under the laws of West Virginia, all such incidental powers as 
may be necessary to carry on the business of banking, by discounting promis- 
sory notes, negotiating drafts, bills of exchange and other evidences of indebted- 
ness, receiving deposits, buying and selling exchange, bank notes, bullion or 
coin, and by loaning money on personal or other security. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$25,000.00; paid in, $2,500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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S. L. Cobun, Masontown. W. Va., 50 shares : E. R. F. Grimes, Masontown, 
W. Va., 50 shares ; E. M. Hartley, Masontown, W. Va., 50 shares : W. H. Post, 
Masontown, W. Va., 50 shares ; Jas. F. Watson, Masontown, W. Va., 50 shares. 
Total number of shares, 250. 



MARKS BRANCH COAL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 0, 1907; charter expires January 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Whitney Station, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Mining, shipping and selling coal ; manufacturing, shipping and selling 
coke ; cutting, sawing, manufacturing, shipping and selling lumber ; buying and sell- 
ing goods, wares and merchandise, and carrying on the business of a general store ; 
building, maintaining, constructing and operating coal chutes and coal tipples ; 
buying, leasing, selling, holding and disposing of real estate; building, leasing 
and owning houses and tenements : or doing and performing all or any part of 
the things aforesaid as well as any and all other things necessary or expedient 
to be done in order to successfully do and perform the business undertaken here- 
under. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $20,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John B. Jones. Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share: W. F. Boone, Boone, W. Va., 1 
share; Jas. D. Boone. Fayette. W. Va.. 1 share; J. A. Boone. Fayette. W. Va., 
1 share ; H. A. Robson, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



HENRY'S CHEMICAL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 11. 1907: charter expires. March 11, 1957. 

Principal office — Washington, D. C. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To conduct a general commercial and manufacturing business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00: par value shares. .$100.00; subscribed, 
$25,000.0(1; paid in. i?25.000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Thomas H. McKee, No. 1420 Twenty-first street, N. W., Washington, D. C, 
1G0 shares; Newton Edmonds, The Kingman. Washington. D. C, 50 shares; 
Franklin O. Cox, No. 1420 Sixth street., N. W., Washington, D. C. 30 shares; 
Jesse H. Hedgus, The Ontario, Washington. D. ('.. 5 shares: S. L. Willett, 930 
F street, N. W., Washington, D. C, 5 shares. Total number of shares. 250. 



CARTER & WEEKES STEVEDORING COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued, March 11, 1907. Charter expires, March 11. 1957. 
Principal office — New York, N. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To conduct and carry on the business of stevedoring and wharfage, berth- 
ing of ships, steam vessels, and all and every other kind of water craft ; to own, 
lease, build or otherwise acquire, operate and control wharves, docks, piers or 
other wharf or terminal property, including warehouses, sheds and other struc- 
tures, and generally to do the business of a wharfinger, dock, or terminal company, 
and any and all acts that may be nece'ssary or incident to such objects. 

2. To conduct and carry on the business of receiving, loading, unloading, deliver- 
ing, weighing, coopering goods, wares and merchandise to be loaded upon or unloaded 
from ships or vessels of any kind, and in connection therewith to do whatever 
is generally performed by receiving, delivering stevedores, tally and dock clerks, 
weighers, coopers and watchmen, and to issue and take receipts for such goods, 



1907J Charters Issued in 1907. 9 

wares and merchandise, as principal, agent or otherwise, and generally to do 
all and everything that is or may be necessary or incident to any of the afore- 
said objects. 

3. To carry on in any or all of its branches, the business of warehousing, 
storing, and forwarding goods, wares and merchandise to be loaded upon or 
unloaded from vessels of any kind, and in connection therewith to own, lease, 
build, or otherwise acquire, operate and control, 'warehouses, stores, sheds, 
Wharves, docks, piers or other structure, and to issue or receive warehouse, 
dock, storage or other receipts, negotiable or non-negotiable, covering all kinds of 
goods, wares and merchanaise, or any other commercial commodity, or thing of 
value : to collect and receipt for docking, wharfage and storage dues and other 
compensation, and to advance or collect freights, duties, insurance, and liens of 
every kind upon goods, wares and merchandise, "or other property received in 
storage, or for the purpose of being warehoused, or forwarded, or upon the 
pledge of storage, dock or warehouse receipts for such goods, wares and merchan_ 
dise, or other property, and in general to do any and all acts that may be nec- 
essary or incident to any of the aforesaid objects. 

4. -o carry on the business of lighterage and elevating of goods, wares and 
merchandise, or transportation and towage in harbors, and inland or coast waters. 
or between ports and places in the United States and trucking on land, and in 
conne tion therewith to own, lease, operate, build, acquire and control lighters, 
tug-boats, barges, or any water craft, and any kind of cars, trucks, or vehicles, 
suitable, and to own or control horses, or any locomotive, or other mechanical 
means or power suitable for any one of the objects mentioned, and to make, deliver. 
or receive receipts, bills of lading, or other contracts for any goods, wares and 
merchandise dealt with in any of the above mentioned ways, and to collect and 
receive charges or compensation for performing any of the above mentioned 
services, ana in general to do any and all acts that may be necessary, convenient 
or pertinent to any of the above mentioned objects. 

5. To enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts or arrangements 
of any kind, and for any lawful purpose, with any person, association, company, 
corporation, government or other authority, that may seem conducive to the 
objects of this corporation, or any of them, and to obtain from any such govern- 
ment or authority any rights, privileges and concessions which this corporation 
may thing it desirable to obtain, and in general to do any and all acts that may 
be necessary or incident to any of the aforesaid objects. 

6. To deal with or dispose of, in any way, the whole or any part of the 
property, rights, franchises, stock and assets of this corporation. 

7. To borrow or raise money, to draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, exe- 
cute and issue promissory notes, drafts, bills of exchange, bills of lading, charter 
parties, warrants, bonds, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness, and nego- 
tiable or transferable instruments of all kinds, and without limit as to amounts, 
as well as to secure the same by mortgage, or otherwise on the corporate fran- 
chises of the property, income or profits of the corporation, as far as may be 
permitted by the laws of the State of West Virginia, w T ith power to do any 
and all acts that may be necessary or incident to the aforesaid objects, as 
fully and freely as a natural person might do. 

8. To insure the whole or any part of the property of this corporation, any 
liability to which it might be or become subject, and any goods, wares or mer- 
chandise in its possession or under its control, or in which it might otherwise 
have or possess any interest, either fully or in part, and to obtain protection and 
indemnity for this corporation from liability or loss, either fully or in part, 
either on the mutual principle or otherwise, and to that end, with respect to its 
floating property, to subscribe to or become a member of any association, company 
or club, whether incorporated or not. having for its objects, or one of its objects, 
the benefit, assistance, insurance, protection, or indemnity of vessel owners, their 
property, rights or interests and in connection therewith to undertake the liabili- 
ties incident to such membership, and accept the whole or any part of the marine 
risks or liability of this corporation as a member of any such mutual association. 

9. To become a member of any partnership or a partner to any lawful agree- 
ment for sharing profits, or to any union of interests, agreement for reciprocal 



10 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

concessions, joint adventure, or co-operation, or mutual trade arrangement with 
any person, or firm, or company that is carrying on or engaged in. any business 
which this corporation is authorized to carry on, or is engaged in, or any busi- 
ness or transaction capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly benefit 
this corporation, and to lend money to, to subsidize, or otherwise assist any 
such person or company, and to take or otherwise acquire and hold, sell, 
re-issue, with or without guarantee, or otherwise deal with the shares of stock 
or securities of any such person or company, and in general to do any and all 
acts that may be necessary or incident to the aforesaid objects. 

10. To acquire by any lawful means, the title to, or other interest of whatso- 
ever nature and kind with respect to real and personal property, of whatsoever 
nature and kind, whether corporeal or incorporeal., or interests in or in respect 
thereof, or in connection therewith, wheresoever situated, and to have the abso- 
lute power to deal with and dispose of in any way all rights, shares or interests 
in or in respect to or in connection with the same. 

11. To purchase or otherwise acquire the shares of the capital stock of this 
corporation after they shall have once been duly issued, and all rights, shares 
aud interests therein, or in respect thereof, and to have the absolute power to 
deal with and dispose of the same in any way whatsoever. 

12. To purchase or otherwise acquire by any lawful means, the whole or any 
portion of the capital stock, securities, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness 
of any corporation, association or company, domestic, foreign or alien, and any 
shares, rights or interests in or in respect of the same, to receive the same in 
payment for subscriptions to the capital stock of this corporation, and to have 
the absolute power to deal with and dispose of the same in any way whatsoever. 

13. To conduct and exercise its business, fulfill its objects and exercise its 
powers, and to have one or more offices, within and without the State of West 
Virginia, and in any other places, and to keep the books of this corporation in or 
outside of the State of West Virginia, except as may be otherwise provided by 
law. 

14. To procure this corporation to be registered, admitted or licensed in any 
foreign country, colony or place, or state, territory, province or dependency of 
the United States, or in the District of Columbia, and to sail the vessels belong- 
ing to or chartered to. or managed by this corporation under any flag, whether 
foreign or domestic, is so far as the Navigation Laws of the United States may 
permit. 

15. To do all and everything necessary, suitable, convenient, conducive, inci- 
dental, expedient or proper for the attainment of the objects or powers of this 
corporation or any of them, or for the protection or benefit of any of its property, 
rights, or interests, and to exercise any of all its powers and rights in connection 
therewith, which a co-partnership or natural person could do, have or exercise, 
and which now or hereafter may be authorized by law. 

115. To carry on any business or enterprise not hereinbefore mentioned, which 
may seem to this corporation capable of being conveniently carried on in con- 
nection with any of the before mentioned objects, or to be calculated directly 
or indirectly to enhance the value of or render profitable any of the corpora- 
tion's property or rights, and generally to have and to exercise all the powers, 
and to do any other act or thing that it is now or hereafter may be permitted 
by the laws of the State of West Virginia to a business corporation to do. 

The provisions of the foregoing Article Four of this certificate are to be con- 
sidered both as objects and as powers, and it is not intended by the enumeration 
therein of powers and objects to limit or exclude any powers now given to or 
that thereafter shall be conferred upon corporations by the laws of the State 
of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $60,000.00: par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$6,000.00; paid in, .$(5,000.00. 

The preferred stock of said corporation may be issued as and when the board of 
directors shall determine, and shall entitle the holder thereof to receive out of the 
surplus' or net earnings of each fiscal year, and the corporation shall be bound to 
pay thereon, as and when declared by the board of directors, a dividend at the 
rate of, but never exceeding seven per cent, per annum, accumulative, from and 



1907] Charters Issued in 1907. 11 

after the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ei^ht. payable year- 
ly, half-yearly or quarterly, as may be determined by the board of directors, be- 
fore any dividend shall be set apart or paid on the common stock, provided, how- 
ever, that whenever a dividend is paid on the preferred stock, and all prior divi- 
dends thereon have been paid, the directors shall, if in their judgment the surplus 
or net profits shall be sufficient for such purpose, have power then or thereafter 
to declare and pay a dividend on the common stock. In case of liquidation or 
dissolution and distribution of assets, of the corporation, the holders of preferred 
stock shall be paid the par amount of their preferred shares and the amount of 
dividends accumulated and unpaid thereon, before any amount shall be payable to 
the holders of common stock. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Alexander G. Carter. 247 Carroll _ street. Borough of Brooklyn, City of New 
York, County of Kings, State of New York, 15 shares; William II. Weekes, 
Queens Borough and County of Queens, City and State of New York, l.*> shares; 
Thomas J. Gleason, 230 Decatur street. Borough of Brooklyn. City of New York, 
County of Kings, State of New York, ]0; DeWitt C. Hayes. White Plains, 
County of Westchester, State of New York, 10 shares; Raymond E. Maben, 174 
Monroe street. Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, County of Kings, and 
State of New York, 10 shaves. Total number of shares, 60. 



EUREKA PETROLEUM COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 11, 1907; charter expires March 11, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburg, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To produce, purchase, transport, store and sell crude petroleum and 
gas and their products. The corporation may acquire, hold, maintain and dis_ 
pose of any stocks, shares, bonds and other interests in or issued by any corpora- 
tion, joint stock company or limited partnership association engaged in or aiding 
or promoting the producing, transporting, storing, refining and selling of crude 
petroleum and gas, or their products, or in any business incident thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, .$10.00 ; subscribed. 
$1,000.00 ; paid in. $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. J. Seidenstricker, Allegheny, Allegheny county, Fa., 44 shares : C. Seiden- 
stricker, Allegheny, Allegheny county. Pa., 44 shares ; C. r. Hippely. Bellevue. 
Allegheny county, Ta., 10 shares ; Jos. I'. Jageman, Bellevue, Allegheny county, 
Pa., 1 share ; F. A. Seidenstricker, Allegheny, Allegheny county, Pa., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 100. 



DOMESTIC LAUNDRY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 11, 1907 ; charter expires, March 7, 1957. 

Principal office — Ilinton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To build, purchase, lease, equip or otherwise acquire a suitable plant 
for the purpose of carrying on a general steam and hand laundry business. 

Also to launder, color, dye, disinfect, mend, clean, renovate and prepare for 
use, personal wearing apparel, household linen, curtains, clothing, carpets, rugs 
and fabrics of all kinds. 

To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire real estate, erect buildings thereon, and 
lease, let or rent houses and do all things in and about the management of a cor- 
poration for the purposes above named or anything incident thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$4,000.00; paid in, $400.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jas. M. Stark, Hinton, W. Va., 100 shares ; O. O. Cooper, Ilinton, W. Va., 100 



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shares ; E. T. Brooker, Hinton. W. Va., 50 shares ; Joseph T. Drumheller, Hin- 
ton, W. Va.. 10 shares; B. Z. Carden. Hinton, W. Va.. 5 shares; S. P. Peek, 
Hinton. W- Va., 25 shares; C. L. Hamilton, Hinton. \V. Va., 5 shares; C. W. 
Albeit. Hinton. W. Va.. 20 shares; Roy B. Miller, Hinton. W. Va., 10 shares; 
Walter S. Capelle. Hinton. W. Va.. 10 shares: E. N. Faulconer, Hinton, W. Va., 
25 shares; J. R. Dolin, Hinton. W. Va., 5, shares: I. C. Pepper, Hinton, W. Va., 
25 shares; R. F. Dunlap, Hinton. W. Va.. 10 shares. Total number of 
shares. :;75. 



MILLER FARM OIL & GAS CO. — (Resilient.) 

Charter issued. March 11. 1007; charter expires. March 11, 1057. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of purchasing and leasing real estate in the State of 
West Virginia, and elsewhere, and developing the same for oil and gas purposes ; 
with the right to hold, convey, mortgage, transfer, lease, assign and sell the same ; 
and generally to do all acts that may be necessary to develop the territory 
acquired, and to market the products thereof, or that are incidental to the pur- 
poses set out. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $20,000.00; par value shares, $100.00: subscribed. 
$10,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. P. Clark, 627 Kanawha street. Charleston. W. Va., 33 shares: Morris Har- 
mon. 627 Kanawha street. Charleston, W. Va.. 33 shares: H. E. Barners. 38 
Mt. Pleasant avenue. Fort Thomas, Ky.. 32 shares; Val Fruth, 202 Clendennin 
street, Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share: Geo. Fisher, 023 Kanawha street, Charles- 
ton. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 100. 



MODERN DEVELOPMENT CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. March 11. 1007: charter expires, March 11, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which This corporation is formed are as 
follows : To bore, drill and mine for oil. gas and other minerals. To carry on 
the business of producing oil. gas. coal, iron and all other minerals. To contract 
for and carry on the business of producing all of these minerals either for this 
corporation or for other producers. To acquire and own in fee simple, and also 
to acquire and own leasehold estates in real estate, and to acquire and own per- 
sonal property which might be useful, necessary or incidental to the said busi- 
ness, and to do all things else necessary and incidental to the carrying on of 
the said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares. $1.00; subscribed, 
$700.00 : paid in. $70.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. B. Auher, Wheeling, W. Va.. loo shares: Frank Auber, Wheeling, W. Va.. 
100 shares; R. K. Fair. Wheeling, W. Va.. 100 shares: A. B. Imhoff. Wheeling, 
W. Va.. loo shares; G. C. Brumison. Wheeling, W. Va.. 100 shares: .T. W. Schultze, 
Wheeling. W. Va.. loo shares; Win. Witsberger, Wheeling. W. Va.. loo shares. 
Total number of shares. 700 



SLAB FORK COAL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. March 11. 1007: charter expires. March 0. 1057. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Mining, buying and selling coal : manufacturing, buying and selling 
coke and all other products of coal; buying and selling timber, manufacturing, 
buying and selling lumber and timber products of all kinds; generating and pro 



1907J Charters Issued ix 1907. 13 

during electricity or otherwise, transmitting, distributing, using and selling power, 
light and heat ; buying, owning, leasing, operating, selling and using boilers, en- 
gines, mills and machinery oi' all kinds necessary, useful or convenient in connec- 
tion with the purposes herein, and doing any and all things necessary, proper or 
convenient as incidental to any of the purposes hereinbefore enumerated. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; sub- 
scribed, $500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

G. H. Caperton, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share : Malcolm Jackson. Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share; S. P. Richmond, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share: Angus W. 
McDonald, Charleston,' W. Va., 1 share ; E. W. Knight, Charleston, YV. Va., 1 
share. Total number of shares, 5. 



MARIETTA SHOE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

charter issued. March 11. 1007: charter expires, March 11, 1957. 

Principal office — Williamstown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Said corporation is formed for the purpose of manufacturing, buying, 
selling and dealing in boots and shoes and all kinds of leather goods and the 
doing of any and all things incident to said business. To apply for. obtain, 
register, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, patents, inventions, improvements 
and processes: to secure or lease any patent or copyright or other process or 
trade marks patented in the United States or any foreign countries and to use, 
exercise, develop, grant, lease, license to use, or otherwise to turn to account any 
trade marks, trade names, processes or patents or licensed process and copy- 
rights of all kinds ; to contract and carry on any business, manufacturing or 
otherwise which may directly or indirectly effectuate these objects or any of 
them : to buy. purchase, acquire or otherwise hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 
pledge or otherwise dispose and turn to account, real estate, and all kinds of 
personal property, including shares of the capital stock, bonds or other evidence 
of indebtedness, guaranteed by any other corporation or corporations : and to 
buy. manufacture and sell all kinds of leather and leather goods : and to buy, 
manufacture and sell all kinds of rubber and rubber goods, of whatsoever kinds and 
descriptions. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25.00.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$5.000. 00: paid in. $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. E. Roe, Pittsburg, Pa., 10 shares; George W. Hunter. Williamstown, W. Va., 
10 shares : W. C. Thomas. Williamstown, W. Va., 10 shares ; W. P. Beeson, Wil- 
liamstown, W. Va., 10 shares : J. A. Griffin, Williamstown, W. Va., 10 shares. To- 
tal number of shares. 50. 



KEYSTONE PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 12. 1007; charter expires. March 12, 1057. 
Principal office, Allentown, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. The mining and quanying of rock and the manufacture of the same, by 
the admixture of clay or other substances, into cement, and the manufacture of 
cement by any other process. 

2. To manufacture, export, import, buy. sell and generally deal in goods, 
wares, merchandise and property of every class and description. 

3. To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire all kinds of personal property 
which the corporation may deem necessary or convenient for the purposes of its 
business. 

4." To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire real estate, improved or unim- 
proved, in any state or territory of the United States or foreign country, and 



14 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

limited only in amount as flit laws of such state, territory or foreign country may 
prescribe. 

5. To apply for, acquire, buy. sell, assign, lease, pledge, mortgage or other- 
wise dispose of letters patent of the United States or of any foreign country, and 
all or any rights, territorial or otherwise, thereunder. To apply for, acquire, 
hold, sell, nssisj-n. lease, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of patent rights, licenses, 
privileges, inventions, trade marks, trade names, and pending applications there- 
for, relating to or useful in connection with any business of the corporation. 
To use, manufacture, or grant licenses under any letters patent owned or con- 
trolled by the company, and to expend money in experimenting upon and testing 
the validity or value of any patent rights the company may acquire or proposes 
to acquire. 

6. To acquire by purchase or otherwise, property, real or personal, and the 
good will, rights and assets of all kinds under such terms and conditions as may 
be deemed advisable, of any person, firm or corporation, and to pay for the 
same in cash, stock, bonds, or other securities of the corporation. 

7. To subscribe for, purchase, or otherwise acquire and hold with the same 
rights of ownership therein as may be permitted to natural persons, the shares, 
bonds and obligations of any corporation organized under the laws of any state, 
territory, district or colony of the United States or of any foreign country. 

8. To conduct its business, in all its branches, and to have one or more busi_ 
ness offices, and. without restriction except as contained in the laws of the states 
in which it may do business, to contract, buy. sell, lease, mortgage and convey 
such real and personal property in any of the states, territories, districts or 
colonial possessions of the United States and any foreign countries as shall from 
time to time be found necessary and convenient for the purposes of the com- 
pany's business. 

9. To purchase or acquire its own capital stock from time to time as its 
board of directors may determine, out of its surplus earnings or accumulated 
profits : and such capital stock so purchased may, if the directors so determine, 
be deposited in the treasury of the company as treasury stock, to be thereafter 
disposed of for the purpose of procuring working capital for the company. 

10. To issue bonds to any amount authorized by law for the purpose of secur- 
inging funds for corporate purposes, and to secure the payment of the same by 
mortgage or deed of trust upon the whole or any part of the real and personal 
property of the company at any time held by it. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $3,500,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in. $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Alvin J. Snyder, Allentown, Pa., 2 shares ; Ferdinand Heimple. Allentown, Pa., 
1 share: Floyd Mohn, Allentown. Pa.. 1 share; .George Kopp, Fullerton, Pa., 2 
shares; Alfred J. Kopp, Fullerton. Pa., 2 shares: Robert E. Wilbur, Catasauqua. 
Pa., 1 share; George W. Aubrey, Catasauqua, Pa., 1 share. Total number of 
shares. Hi. 



CERAMIC ELECTRICAL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued. March 12. IOiiT : charter expires, March 12, 10.">7. 

Principal office — East Liverpool. Ohio. 

Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying, selling, manufacturing and dealing in gas and electrical sup- 
plies, fixtures and appliances of every kind and description : constructing, acquir- 
ing, owning, operating and maintaining lines for electric telephones, telegraphs 
and other modes of intercommunication, as well as lines for the transmission of 
electric current for heat, light, power and all other purposes whatsoever and to 
acquire, own and dispose of real and personal property necessary or convenient 
for use in the business of the company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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F. Gordon Orr, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share ; Geo. L. Frederick, East Liver- 
pool, Ohio, 1 share ; Edward L. Emhlen, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share ; Jos. A. 
Armstrong, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share; W. T. Anderson, East Liverpool, Ohio, 
1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE POINT PLEASANT PUBLISHING COMPANY.— (Resident. ) 

Charter issued. March 12, 1007; charter expires, March 12, 1057. 

Principal office — Point Pleasant, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To establish a general printing, publishing and binding plant ; to print 
and publish a newspaper for general circulation ; to do job work and printing ; 
to buy and sell paper, newspapers and stationery, and to do whatever shall be 
necessary to establish, carry on and conduct a general printing, publishing and 
binding business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $25.00; subscribed, 
$1.25u.(ni : paid in, $1,250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Eber Dawson, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., 20 shares : L. S. Echols. Pt. Pleasant, W. 
Va., S shares; H. A. Barbee, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.. 10 shares; O. P.. Harper. Pt. 
Pleasant. YV. Va., In shares ; Geo. N. Capehart, New Haven, \V. Va., 2 shares. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



THE LAUREL- CEMETERY ( 'OMPANY.— (Resident. ) 

Charter issued, March 12, 1007: charter expires, March 12, 1057. 
Principal office — Bluestone Junction, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To buy and sell lots. 

(b) To establish and maintain a cemetery. 

(c) To buy and sell burial caskets and to do an undertaking business. 
Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 

$250.00 : paid in, $25.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

M. V. Staples. Maybeury, McDowell county, W. Va., 5 shares; D. C. Lawsou, May- 
beury, McDowell county, W. Va., 5 shares; Pomp Wright. Cooper, Mercer county, 
W. Va., 5 shares; T. G. Swanson, Mayboury, McDowell county, W. Va., 5 shares; 
E. Wiliams, Maybeury, McDowell county, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of shares, 
25. 



GREENBRIER GROCERY CO.— NEW AGREEMENT.— (Resident.) 

I. C. W. Swisher, Secretary of State of the State of West Virginia, do hereby 
certify that a resolution and new agreement duly acknowledged and accompanied 
by the proper certificates and affidavits, have this day been delivered to me, which 
resolution and new agrement are in the words and figures following : 

Whereas, it is deemed desirable by the stockholders of the Greenbrier Grocery 
Company, a corporation created and organized under the laws of the Slate of 
West Virginia, that the objects and purposes for which it was incorporated be 
enlarged and modified. 

Therefore, be it resolved by the stockholders of said corporation in stockhold- 
ers' meeting assembled, that the objects and purposes for which said corporation 
was incorporated be enlarged and modified, in accordance with, and by virtue 
of the authority of section 10 of chapter 54 of the Code of West Virginia, so that 
said objects and purposes hereafter shall be those- set forth in the following new 
agreement, which new agreement is hereby adopted, to-wit : 

I. The undersigned agree to be and continue a corporation by the present name 
of Greenbrier Grocery Company. 



16 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

II. The principal place of business of said corporation shall be located as 
heretofore, in the city of Ronceverto, in the county of Greenbrier and state of 
West Virginia. Its chief works will be located as heretofore, at the same place. 

III. The objects and purposes of this corporation shall hereafter be as fol- 
lows : 

1st. To carry on a general merchandise business, wholesale and retail ; to 
buy and sell goods, wares and merchandise of every kind, character and descrip- 
tion ; to manufacture such goods, wares and merchandise upon the premises, or 
to establish factories at other points and places ; to sell goods on commission ; 
to act as agent, commission merchant, broker and distributor to manufacturers 
and dealers ; to establish branch stores under .the same or other names, and 
maintain and operate the same ; to erect, lease, buy. own and occupy such build- 
ings, store rooms, factories and other structures as may be needed in the conduct 
of its business. 

2nd. To undertake, perform and carry on any and all other business, and for 
any and all other purposes connected with or incidental to the above objects and 
purposes. 

3rd. To do any and all other things in connection with the objects and pur- 
poses above mentioned ; not contrary to the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

IV. The amount of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation will 
be one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00), divided into one thousand shares 
of the par value of one hundred dollars each : of which authorized capital stock 
the amount of $50,000.00 has been subscribed, and the amount of .$50,000.00 has 
been paid. 

1st. There shall be two classes of stock issued by this corporation, common 
and preferred. The preferred stock shall not exceed five hundred shares (500), 
and shall be issued under the following restrictions only. 

(a) There shall be paid upon same a cumulative dividend of six per cent. 

(b) The preferred stock, or any portion thereof may at any time upon sixty 
days' notice to the holders thereof, be retired and cancelled by the corporation 
proportionately as between the holders thereof, at par and accrued interest there- 
on. 

(c) Holders of the preferred stock of this corporation shall as such have no 
vote in any stockholders' meetings. 

(d) Upon the dissolution of this corporation, for any reason, the preferred 
stock shall be paid in full, at par, with accrued interest, from the assets of the 
company, before any dividends are made upon the common stock. 

2nd. The common stock of this company shall be issued only subject to the 
following conditions. No holder of the common stock of this company shall sell, 
transfer, assign or allow to be sold, transferred or assigned, all or any part of the 
common stock so held by him, without first giving written notice to the company, 
filed with the secretary of the company, twenty days prior to such sale. Such 
notice shall state the name or names of the person or persons to whom it is 
proposed to sell, together with the prices and terms of sale, and the number of 
shares to be sold ; and this company, or the holders of its common stock, shall 
have the privilege and option during such twenty days, of purchasing such stock 
so proposed to be sold, at the price and upon the terms so stated. All stock so 
purchased by the company, or by the holders of its common stock, shall be dis- 
tributed to the then holders of the common stock of the company, desiring to 
participate in such purchase, in proportion to their then holdings of common 
stock. In the event such stock is not purchased by the company, or holders of 
its common stock, the proposed sale must be consummated and fully closed, 
within a period of ten days from the expiration of the said twenty days' notice; 
or else a sale under such notice shall be void. 

3rd. Any common stock sold under a pledge or collateral agreement shall be 
redeemable by the company, or the holders of its common stock, for a period of 
thirty days after a notice in writing to the company, filed with the secretary of 
the company, showing the date of sale, the amount «f stock so sold, the name of 
the purchaser, or purchasers, their postofflce addresses ; and the price and terms 
of sale ; such common stock to be redeemable at the price obtained at such sale, 
with interest to the date of redemption, and the reasonable costs of sale. A 



1907] Charters Issued in 1907. 17 

notice in writing of such election by the company, or of the holders of its com- 
mon stock, to redeem, mailed to the purchaser or purchasers to their postofHce 
addresses as stated in the notice, together with payment of the redemption price 
thereof, or a deposit of such amount with the then secretary of this company 
for payment to such purchaser or purchasers, shall be a full redemption hereun- 
der. 

4th. The certificates of common stock of this company shall be in such form 
as is approved by the board of directors, to be hereafter elected, but shall con- 
tain notice as to the limitations upon the transferability of the common stock of 
this company as herein contained. 

Fifth. The names and postofHce addresses of all the stockholders and the nm- 
ber of shares of stock subscribed for by each are as follows : 

Lewis, Hubbard & Co., Charleston, W. Va., 247 shares ; C. C. Lewis, Sr., 
Charleston. W. Va., 1 share ; R. G. Hubbard, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; C. 
C. Lewis, Jr., Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; Virginia L. Stacy, Ronceverte, W. Va., 
150 shares ; N. H. Slack, Ronceverte, W. Va., 100 shares. Total number of shares, 
500. 

Sixth. This corporation is to expire on the 31st day of December, 1945. 
' Given under our hands, this 11th day of March, 1907. 

Lewis, Hubbard & Co., 
By C. C. Lewis, Si;., Treasurer. 
"has. C. Lewis, Sr. 
R. G. Hubbard 
By C. C. Lewis. Jr. 
C. C. Lewis, Jr. 
Virginia L. Stacy. 
N. H. Slack. 
Wherefore, the stockholders named in said new agreement, and all the other 
stockholders of said corporation, and their successors and assigns, are hereby de- 
clared to be from this date until the thirty-first day of December, 1945. a cor- 
poration by the name and for the objects and purposes set forth in said new 
agreement ; and that the said corporation shall henceforth be subject to such 
new agreement as set forth in this certificate in lieu of its original certificate of 
incorporation. 

Given under my hand arid the great seal of the said state, at the city of Char- 
leston, this twelfth day of March, 1907. 

C. W. Swisher, 
Secretary of State. 

J. P. B. SADTLER COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued March 13, 1907 ; charter expires, March 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Baltimore, Md. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The purchase, lease or sale or in any other way dealing in any article 
or property, real or personal, including the manufacture of any article or property 
and the disposition of the same in any way ; the purchase, sale or dealing in any 
way in any patented inventions or inventions not patented ; the issuance of bonds, 
notes or mortgages and purchase the same in connection with any of its transac- 
tions or the transactions of any other person, persons or corporations and gener- 
ally to do any act or thing and, contract in reference thereto that a natural per- 
son could do. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$2,500.00 : paid in. $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shapes of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John P. B. Sadtler, 231 Park avenue, Baltimore, Md, 5 shares preferred ; Wil- 
liam S. Neomos, 509 Fidelity Bid., Baltimore, Md., 5 shares preferred: Ernest 
J. Knabe, Jr., The Lyric, Baltimore, Md., 5 shares preferred ; Charles R. 
Schmidt, 24th street and Calbert St., Baltimore. Md., 5 shares preferred : J. Blake 
Kendall, 485 Mo. Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C, five shares preferred. Total 
number of shares, 25. 



IS Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 



Owners of preferred stock are entitled to receive and the company is bound to 
pay out of the net earnings, a fixed yearly dividend of six per cent, before any 
shall be set apart or paid on the common stock, and after the payment of said 
dividend of six per cent, on the preferred stock, and the payment of a dividend 
of six per cent, on the common stock in any one year, if there shall still remain 
a surplus of profits in the treasury of the company, then the directors shall after 
reserving sufficient sum for contingencies, declare further dividends on the pre- 
ferred and common stock equally alike. 



THE BERKELEY COOPERAGE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. March 13, 1907 ; charter expires March 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To conduct a gei\eral cooperage business; manufacturing staves, heads, 
hoops and barrels, sawing and planing lumber, buying and selling timber, deal- 
ing in all kinds of fruit packages, and to do all things pertaining to a general 
cooperage and lumber business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $25.00 ; subscribed, 
$125.00 : paid in. $12.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. A. Miller. Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share; G. K. Stotler, Martinsburg, W. Va., 
1 share; H. C. Light. Martinsburg. W. Va., 1 share; M. L. Dorn, Martinsburg, 
W. Va., 1 share; Wilbur H. Thomas. Martinsburg, W. Va.. 1 share. Total num- 
ber of shares, 5. 



KANAWHA CHEMICAL ENGINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 13, 1907 ; charter expires, March 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing and selling all .kinds of chemical fire appliances, and 
owning and controlling patents pertaining to the same ; manufacturing and selling 
chemicals for making fire extinguishing and fire proofing solutions ; manufacturing 
and selling air compressors and owning and controlling patents relating thereto; 
buy, own and sell real estate, stocks, bonds and other property necessary for the 
proper prosecution of said business, and to do any and all things authorized to be 
done by corporations under the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
^2,000.00; paid in, $2,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. O. Banning, Charleston, W. Va., 4 shares ; Howard Abbott, Charleston, W. 
Va., 4 shares ; E. T. Crawford, Charleston, W. Va., 4 shares ; W. L. Ashby, Char- 
leston, W. Va., 4 shares ; J. D. Woodroe, Charleston, W. Va., 4 shares. Total 
number of shares, 20. 



THE COAL AND COKE BANK. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. March 14, 1907: charter expires, March 14, 1957. 

Principal office — Kimball. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To do a general banking business, and as such to do all things per- 
mitted of such corporations, by the State of West Virginia, and to do all other 
things that natural persons may do that are not prohibited by the laws of West 
Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$2,500.00; paid in, $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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Win. E. Fowler, Bluefleld, West Va., 5 shares: J. Lee Harne, Bluefleld, West 
Va.. :> shares: Kane S. Witten, Bluefleld, West Va., 5 shares; W. F. Shurman, 
Bluefleld, West Va., 5 shares : F. B. Walters, Bluefleld, West Va., 5 shares. To- 
tal number of shares, 25. 

RITCHIE-POCAHONTAS COAL LAND COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 14, 1907 ; charter expires, March 14, 1057. 
Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

1'urposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : , 

1. For manufacturing and mining purposes, which purposes shall include : — - 

(a) The mining of coal, the manufacture of coke and its by-products, and all 
things incident thereto, including the building of coke ovens, by-products plants, 
factories, proper plants and machinery for the mining of coal, either by drift or 
by shaft ; the building of tipples, incline planes, drum houses ; the installation of 
machinery, electrical or otherwise, power plants and all other structures, machin- 
ery and equipment of all kinds or character whatsoever, incident to the above or 
any other purpose herein specified. 

(b) The drilling for gas or oil; the erection of derricks, tanks, pipe lines, 
power plants, and the installation of machinery and equipment of all kinds and 
character, incident to, or in any way connected therewith, including the trans- 
portation thereof. 

(c) To own, buy and sell timber, standing or cut, and to manufacture the 
same into lumber, staves and other products ; and to sell and dispose of the 
same, including the erection of saw mills, planing mills, and other factories for 
the manufacture of timber and other articles, the equipment of same with proper 
machinery, and any and all other matters incident to the ownership, purchase and 
sale of timber, and the manufacture of same. 

(d) To mine any other minerals, and to manufacture any other articles of 
commerce. 

(e) To buy, sell and generally to deal in any of the above natural or manufac- 
tured articles or products. 

2. To construct and maintain lines of telegraph and telephone, and to equip 
and operate same. 

8. To construct and maintain pipe lines for the transportation of oils, natural 
gas, or other products. 

4. For organizing and operating subsidiary associations or companies for any 
of the purposes herein contained, and for conducting the business pertaining 
thereto. 

5. For building, purchasing, owning, selling, equipping, maintaining and oper- 
ating railroads, railways, electric lines and other works of internal improvement. 

6. For conducting a general merchandise business, including the building, leas- 
ing, buying and selling of store rooms and ware houses for this purpose, and sale 
of goods and merchandise, and all other purposes incident thereto. 

7. For leasing, letting, buying, selling, operating and developing coal and tim- 
ber and agricultural lands: owning, controlling and managing the same; and 
for dealing in the same, or the products thereof. 

8. For issuing bonds, notes or other obligations ; and for securing the same in 
any manner deemed expedient and proper: and for purchasing, acquiring, holding, 
selling, transferring, assigning and conveying in any manner allowed by law. its 
own stock, bonds or other seemities, or the stocks, bonds and securities of other 
companies, associations, partnerships or individuals. 

f>. To do any and all other matters and things in connection with or separate 
from the objects and purposes above set out, authorized by law. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $4,000,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500:00 : paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Geo. E. Price, Charleston. West Va.. 1 share ; Harrison B. Smith, Charleston, 
West Va., 1 share ; R. S. Spilman, Charleston. West Va.. 1 share ; Buckner Clay, 



20 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Charleston, West Va., 1 share; Richard M. Price, Charleston, West Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 

This corporation desires to hold in West Virginia thirty thousand acres of land. 



THE COLUMBUS ONYX AND MARBLE COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 15, 1907; charter expires. March 15, 1057. 

Principal office — 419 Columbus Sav. & Trust Bldg., Columbus, Ohio. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, sell, exchange, lease and acquire lands in the State of 
West Virginia and elsewhere, for the purpose of opening and maintaining thereon 
oynx, marble, granite and stone quarries ; to excavate and work said quarries for 
oynx. marble, granite, stone or other materials that may be found therein ; lo take 
out said materials and sell, ship and convey the same and all things incidental 
thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $45,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,600; paid in, $10,600.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Roy Lovell, 143 N. Monroe Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 2 shares : J. M. Clark, 337 
W. 9th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 50 shares ; J. W. Hyatt, 603 Columbus Sav. and 
Trust B'l'd., Columbes, Ohio, 2 shares : J. F. Pixley, 603 Columbus Sav. and 
Trust BTd., Columbus, Ohio, 2 shares : E. L. Pollock, 418 Columbus Sav. and 
Trust B'l'd., Columbus, Ohio, 50 shares. Total number of shares, 106. 



WESTERN MINES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 15, 1907; charter expires, March 15, 1957. 

Principal office — No. 9 Jackson Boulevard. Chicago. 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To discover, locate, explore, investigate, prospect for, contract for, pur- 
chase, lease or otherwise acquire, promote, develop, operate, work, sell, let, ex- 
change and deal in mines, mineral lands, coal lands, timber lands, oil lands, 
quarries, irrigation projects and water rights of every kind, nature and descrip- 
tion, and interests therein and options, rights and claims upon or in connection 
therewith, in any part of the world. 

To quarry, mine, mill, reduce, refine, dress, smelt, amalgamate, manufacture, 
prepare for market, buy and sell. gold, silver, copper, lead, iron and other ores, 
metals, metallic compounds, minerals, coal, coke, charcoal and other fuels, and 
all products and by-products of all ores and minerals. 

To contract for, build, purchase, sell. own. lease and operate plants, mills, 
furnaces, crushing works, factories, warehouses, offices, dwelling houses, and' other 
buildings, machinery, implements, provisions, engines, pumps, railways and rail- 
way equipment, tramways, ditches, flumes, water-rights, and such other property 
as will be necessary or suitable in carrying out the objects herein stated. 

To subscribe for and purchase (by a vote . of its stockholders regularly had 
► when so required by law) and to otherwise acquire, hold, own. control, sell, as- 
sign, transfer, mortgage, pledge or otherwise dispose of. shares of stock, bonds, 
mortgages, debentures, notes or contracts issued, created, held or owned by any 
persons, firms, associations or corporations owning or operating or contemplating 
the ownership or operation of any of the properties and interests which this cor- 
poration has power to investigate, operate or deal in ; and while the holder of 
shares of stock of any corporation to exercise all the rights and privileges of own- 
ership including the right to vote such stock. 

To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold and re-issue the shares of its capital 
stock. 

The business or purpose of the corporation is. from time to time, to do any one 
or more of the acts and things herein set forth. 

Without in any particular limiting any of the powers of the corporation, it is 
hereby expressly declared and provided that the corporation shall have power to 



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make and perform contracts of any kind and description and to guarantee any 
dividends, bonds, contracts or other obligations, including the power, by a vote 
of its stockholders regularly had. to become surety or guarantor for the debt or 
default of any corporation, the stocks, bonds or other securities of which it may 
acquire or hold ; and, in carrying on its business and for the purposes of at- 
taining or furthering any of its objects, to do any and all other acts and things 
and to exercise any and all other powers which a natural person could do and 
exercise, and which now are or hereafter may be authorized by law. 

Subject to local laws, the corporation shall have power to conduct its business 
in any of the states, territories and colonies or dependencies of the United States 
and in foreign countries, and to have one or more offices out of the State of West 
Virginia, and to hold, purchase, mortgage and convey real and personal property 
both in and out of the State of West Virginia. 

The foregoing clauses shall be construed both as objects and powers; and it is 
hereby expressly provided that the foregoing enumeration of specific powers shall 
not be held, either under the operation of the rule ejusdem generis or otherwise, 
to limit or restrict in any manner the power of the corporation. 

Capita! stock — Authorized, $250,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, .$50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Edwin H. Cassels, 55 Astor street, Chicago, Illinois, 1 share : Thomas W. Swan, 
87 Rush street, Chicago, Illinois. 1 share : John R. Becker, 1731 Arlington Place, 
Chicago, Illinois, 1 share: Orville J. Taylor, Jr., 215 Dearborn street, Chicago, 
Illinois, 1 share ; Preston Kumler, 79 East 48th street, Chicago, Illinois, 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 

The corporation shall not create any mortgage or other lien upon any real or 
personal property owned by it without the consent in writing or by vote at a 
special meeting of the stockholders called for the purpose, of the holders of at 
least two.thirds of the entire capital stock of the corporation at the time out- 
standing : but this restriction shall not be construed to apply to any purchase money 
mortgage or lien. 

On the affirmative vote, in person or by proxy, of the holders of at least sixty 
per centum of the outstanding stock of the corporation, the corporation may sell, 
transfer or assign in good faith, all of its property and assets as an entirety ; 
but a smaller majority shall not have the right to make such a sale, transfer or 
assignment. But no sale, transfer or assignment of property and assets of the 
corporation, as an entirety, shall be made, except at a general or a special meet- 
ing of the stockholders, called in the manner provided by law. 

The directors shall have power and authority to issue the bonds, debentures, notes, 
and other obligations or evidences of debt of the corporation. 

It being one of the principal objects of the corporation to acquire options upon 
and rights in mines, mineral lands, coal lands, timber lands, oil lands, quarries, 
irrigation projects, water rights, smelters, reduction works and similar property, 
and to dispose of the same to the stockholders of the company or to other pur- 
chasers, it is therefore expressly provided that the directors shall have power and 
authority, without a vote of the stockholders except in cases where such a vote 
may be required by law, (1) to sell, assign, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose 
of, from time to time, such options or rights, upon such terms and conditions as 
to the directors shall seem expedient and (2) to cause subsidiary corporations 
to be formed for the purp ise of taking over any such options or rights to trans- 
fer any such options or rights to such a subsidiary corporation for a cash con- 
sideration, sufficient to reimburse this corporation for its outlay in connection with 
such options or rights, and in addition such an amount of stock of such sub- 
sidiary corporation as may be fixed by the directors of this corporation: or to 
transfer any such options or rights to any such subsidiary corporation for such 
other considerations or upon such other terms and conditions as to the said di- 
rectors shall seem expedient. The directors shall also have power and authority 
to sell, assign, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of any part of the other prop- 
and assets of the corporation upon such terms and conditions as to them shall 
seem expedient. The judgment of the directors shall be final as to the terms and 



22 Chabteks Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

conditions upon which any property is disposed of or upon which any property is 
transferred to any corporation which the directors may cause to be organized and 
no director shall be accountable to any stockholder of this corporation because of 
any such disposition or transfer of property. 



THE SHANK MILLING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued. March 15, 1007: charter expires. March 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Hurricane. 'W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing flour, meal and feeds. Buying and selling grain of all 
kinds. Buying and selling hay of all kinds. Owning, buying and selling real 
estate and machinery. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $30,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. M. Shank. Hurricane. W. Va.. 1 share : II. S. Corbly, Hurricane, W. Va., 1 
share; H. S. Ellis. Hurricane. W. Va.. 1 share: A. M. Baldwin. No. 638 10th St., 
Huntington. W. Va., 1 share; D. R. Ellis. Hurricane. W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



PEMBERTON COLLIERY COMPANY.— ( Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 15, 1907 ; charter expires, March 15, 1057. 

Principal office — Beckley, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire, own. hold, lease, mine upon, develope, use and enjoy and dis- 
pose of coal lands and other lands ; to open and operate coal mines ; to manufac- 
ture coke and other products of coal ; to ship and vend coal, coke and other pro- 
ducts of coal ; to own, lease, construct and operate roads, railroads, and tram 
roads in connection with the business aforesaid, and to transport, for itself and 
others by means thereof and otherwise, the products aforesaid and other articles 
of traffic to market ; to carry on in connection with the business above contem- 
plated, a store or stores and conduct in connection therewith, a general mer- 
chandise business ; to build, own, hold and lease houses and all other buildings 
necessary to be used in connection with the business aforesaid ; and to do all 
things necessary and incident to any of said operations or business, permitted to 
be done by such corporations, by the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $150,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
7,500.00: paid in, $750.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. E. Walker, Mabscot, W. Va.. 10 shares: P. M. Snyder, Mt. Hope, W. Va., 10 
shares ; W. W. Hume, Beckley, W. Va., 10 shares ; P. E. Lilly, Blue Jay, W. Va., 
10 shares; J. E. Summerfield, Beckley. W. Va., 20 shares; A. A. Lilly, Beckley, 
W. Va., 10 shares ; J. E. Cox, Stanaford, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of 
shares, 75. 



OHIO AND KANAWHA OIL AND GAS CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 15. 1007 ; charter expires, March 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The purpose of boring and drilling, and mining, and prospecting for, 
and producing oil and gas, and of saving, caring for. transporting, and marketing 
oil and gas and their by-products. And for the further purpose of erecting tanks, 
derricks, stations, and like structures, and of laying gas and water linos, and 
erecting and maintaining telephone and telegraph lines, and doing such other 
work as is necessary and proper to save, produce, transport, and market oil and 
gas and kindred substances, "and for the purpose of leasing, and holding oil and 



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gas lands, and operating same, and for the purpose of buying and selling oil and 
gas leases, and oil and gas and their by-products. 

To enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every kind and for any 
lawful purpose with any person, firm, association, or corporation ; to borrow or 
raise money without limit as to the amount by the issue of or upon proper war- 
rants, bonds, debentures and other negotiable or transferable instruments or oth- 
erwise. 

To purchase, hold and reissue the shares of its capital stock and the stocks and 
bonds of other corporations. 

To buy. sell and trade in all kinds of timber and timber lands; to manufacture 
lumber and buy, sell and trade in manufactured lumber, and all kinds of manufac- 
tured articles made or manufactured from timber, and to own and control timber 
ilands not to exceed ten thousand acres ; to own and control saw mills and all 
kinds of wood working machinery, and to operate the same. 

To do any or all of the things herein set forth to the same extent as natural 
persons might or could do, and in any part of the world ; the foregoing clauses 
being construed both as objects and powers ; and it is hereby expressly provided 
that the foregoing enumeration of specific powers shall not be held to limit or re- 
strict in any manner the powers of the corporation, but that said corporation shall 
have and exercise all powers conferred upon similar corporations by the laws of 
West Yiginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $1.00 ; subscribed, $500.00 ; 
paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. Baird, Charleston, W. Va., 100 shares ; P. M. Savage, Charleston, W. Va., 
100 shares ; W. L. Savage, Charleston, W. Va., 100 shares ; S. C. Savage, Charles- 
ton. W. Va.. 100 shares; C. E. Morgan, Charleston, W. Va., 100 shares. Total 
number of shares, 500. 



PEERLESS BRICK COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March, 15, 1907 ; charter expires, March 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Williamson, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, lease, option, transfer, assign, convey, own, hold and im- 
prove real estate and all other kinds of property. 

To manufacture, buy. sell, ship and transport all kinds of building brick, tile, 
terra cotta, pottery, concrete blocks, and all other products of .clay, lime, sand, 
stone and cement ; to excavate for, mine, quarry, buy or sell the raw materials 
necessary for the manufacture of the above products. 

To conduct, own and operate a general wholesale and retail manufacturing and 
jobbing lumber and building material business. 

To conduct, own and operate a general retail mercantile business. 

To do any and all things necessary or needful to carry into effect any and all of 
the objects and purposes aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$250.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. C. Pinson, Williamson, W. Va., 1 share ; E. S. Juhling, Williamson, W. Va., 
1 share; W. A. Harris, Williamson, W. Va., 1 share; T. B. Jones. Williamson, W. 
Va., 1 share ; G. R. C. Wiles, Williamson, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



ALKIRE ORCHARD COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 16, 1907 ; charter expires, March 7, 1957. 
Principal office — Keyser, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To plant, cultivate, grow and deal in all kinds and varieties of fruit and 



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agricultural products ; raise and deal in poultry, manufacture and deal in dairy 
products, raise and deal in nursery stock, erect, own and operate a cold storage, 
and to manufacture and deal in boxes, barrels, baskets and crates, erect and op- 
erate a canning factory, erect and operate an evaporating plant, to manufacture 
and deal in vinegar and other fruit products, and to raise and deal in live stock. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$700.00 ; paid in, $70.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stoeu 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

V. F. Alkire, Keyser, W. Va., 1 share; C. J. Alkire, Keyser, W. Va., 1 share; 
J. H. Markwood, Keyser, W. Va., 1\ share; I. M. Long, Keyser. W. Va., 1 share; 
O. A. Hood, Keyser, W. Va., 1 share ; T. T. Huffman, Keyser, W. Va., 1 share ; E. 
E. Springer, Keyser. W. Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 7. 



PARSONS EXCELSIOR COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 16, 1907 ; charter expires, March 16, 1957. 

Principal office — Parsons, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacture and market excelsior, insulating pins. brackets, hubs, 
spokes, furniture of all kinds, and articles of every kind and character which can 
be manufactured from wood, and to do all things that may be necessary for the 
successfully conducting said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, 50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. C. Myers, Red Creek. West Virginia. 1 share ; J. H. Anderson, Hendricks, 
West Virginia, 1 share ; A. B. Emory, Parsons, West Virginia, 1 share ; G. N. 
Emory, Parsons, West Virginia, 1 share : Viola Emory, Parsons, West Virginia, 1 
share. Total number of shares. ~>. 



THE ROBINSON CRUDE OIL COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued, March 19, 1907; charter expires, March 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Robinson, 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Said corporation is formed for the purpose of leasing, purchasing and 
otherwise acquiring lands, leases of lands and leasehold estates and drilling and 
boring wells and otherwise operating for the production of oil and gas, trans_ 
porting, selling and marketing and otherwise disposing of the same ; owning and 
operating drilling machines, rigs and necessary equipment for the drilling of oil 
and gas wells and water wells, purchasing and selling and otherwise dealing 
in producing oil and gas wells, leaseholds and leasehold estates, and royalty in- 
terest. And doing all such other things as may be necessary and connected with, 
or convenient for the proper, complete and successful prosecution of the business 
of said company, not inconsistent with the laws of the state of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$4,000.00: paid in, $400.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George D. Morrison, Robinson, Crawford Co., Illinois, 5 shares ; William Hager- 
son, Robinson, Crawford Co., Illinois, 5 shares ; Harry B. Willower, Robinson, 
Crawford Co.. Illinois, o shares ; Chas. F. Chandler. Robinson, Crawford Co., 
Illinois, 5 shares ; Harry E. Otey, Robinson, Crawford Co., Illinois, 5 shares ; 
Fernando W. Lewis, Robinson, Crawford Co., Illinois, 1 share ; John F. Shank, 
Robinson, Crawford Co., Illinois, 5 shares ; Harry E. Whitaker, Robinson, Craw- 
ford Co., Illinois, 5 shares : Ocie G. Olwin. Robinson, Crawford Co., Illinois, 2 
shares ; F. L. Dewey, Robinson, Crawford Co., Illinois, 2 shares. Total number 
of shares, 40. 

At present time no land held in the State of West Virginia. 



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THE J. C. MYERS MERCANTILE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 10, 1007: charter expires. March 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Red Creek, W. Ya. 

Rurposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of: buying and selling at wholesale and retail all mer- 
chandise of every kind and character ; to buy and sell at wholesale and retail, 
all kinds of farm products, limber, lumber, etc.: to do a general wholesale and 
retail mercantile business, and to do any and all things connected with and apper- 
taining to a general mercantile business: and to conduct a main, and such branch 
stores as may be deemed proper or necessary. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$3,000.00; paid in, $300.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T C Myers, Red Creek, W. Ya., 5 shares: Cam. Myers, Dry Fork. W. Ya.. 5 
shares; D. E. Cuppett. Thomas, W. Ya.. 5 shares: A. L. Helmick. Thomas. W. 
Ya., 5 shares; Geo. B. Thompson. Davis. \Y. Ya., 5 shares: II. X. Worden, Davis, 
YV. Ya., 5 shares. Total number of shares. 30. 



ORLANDO PRODUCE AND COMMISSI! iX COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 10, 1007 : charter expires. March 10. 1957. 

Principal office — Orlando, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is former are as 
follows : To carry on a wholesale produce, mercantile and commission business : 
to make and manufacture flour, meal and other food products of every kind and 
character, and to manufacture, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold. own. mort- 
gage, sell, assign and transfer, invest, trade and deal in goods, wares and mer- 
chandise and property of every class and description, and to purchase, lease, hire 
or otherwise acquire, own or sell any real or personal property, and any rights 
or privileges which the company may Think necessary or convenient for the pur- 
pose of its business, and to do all other acts or things necessary or proper to be 
done in the conduct of the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in. $00. On. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

X. II. McCoy. Gem. \Y. Ya., 1 share: W. A. Haymoud, Gem. W. Ya.. 1 share; 
J. M. Berry. Heaters, W. Ya., 1 share; M. Y. Moran, Confluence, W. Ya., 1 share; 
A. R. Weber, Weston, W. Ya., 1 share ; O. J. Wbitesel. Roanoke, W Ya., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 6. 



BLUEFIELD SOCIAL CLUB. — (Resident. ) 

Charter issued — March '20, 1907: charter expires, March 20, 1057. 

Principal office — Bluefield, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : % Fnr the defusion of knowledge and the elevation and betterment of so- 
ciety, and doing any and all things in connection with the above that may be nec- 
essary to carry on said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $800.00; par value shares, $5. On; subscribed, $350.00; 
paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

• J. Ed. Goodwine, Bluefield. W. Ya., 10 shares : Ed. M. Hicks. Bluefield, W. Ya., 
10 shares; Landon Singleton. Bluefield. W. Ya.. in shares: John E. Lamb. Blue- 
field, W. Ya., 10 shares: R. L. Broady. Bluefield. W. Ya.. 10 shares: John George, 
Bluefield. W. Ya., 10 shares; John Turner, Bluefield. \Y. Ya.. 10 shares. Total 
number of shares. 70. 



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PITTSBURG-KANAWHA LUMBER COMPANY. — (Resident. I 

Charter issued March 20. 1007 : charter expires March 20, 10r>7. 

Principal office — Buckhannon, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is former are as 
follows : To buy. sell, option, lease, own and operate timber and timber lands, 
manufacture timber into lumber, manufacture lumber into its finished products 
and to sell all lumber and its finished products so manufactured. 

To buy, sell, option, lease, own, build and operate saw mills, plaining mills, lath 
mills, stave mills and other mills for the manufacture of timber into lumber and 
its products. 

To buy, sell, option, lease, own, build and operate rights of way. bridges, tram 
roads, railroads and other ways and structures and all timber and other rights 
necessary and convenient for the purpose of removing timber to mills, and the 
lumber and other finished products thereof to market. 

To buy and sell lumber and its finished products at wholesale and retail. 

To act as agent or factor for other lumber companies in the purchase and sale 
of lumber at wholesale and retail and its finished products. 

To buy, sell and own merchandise and operate a retail store, or stores. 

To buy, sell and own horses, mules and other domestic animals, and all tools, 
trucks, wagons, machinery and appliances useful and necessary in the lumber 
business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles Campbell. Buckhannon, W. Ya.. 1 share; H. B. Cooper, Buckhannon, 
W. Ya., 1 share: C. W. Ileavner. Buckhannon, W. Ya.. 1 share: II. M. Jackson, 
Buckhannon, AY. Ya.. 1 share ; J. M. N. Downes, Buckhannon, W. Ya., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



MATANZAg RAILWAY AND WAREHOUSE COMPANY. — tNon Resident.) 
• 'barter issued March 21. 1907; charter expires March 21. 1957. 
Principal office — New York, X. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To carry on the business of storage, wharfage, warehousing and forwarding, 
to, own. lease, hold, erect and maintain docks, bulkbeads. piers, basins and ware- 
houses, to store all kinds of floods, wares and merchandise, to store, dock and repair 
ships, steam vessels and bouts of every kind and description and to load and un- 
load the same, to issue storage, dock and warehouse receipts, certified, guaranteed 
or" otherwise, negotiable and non-negotiable, covering all kinds of goods, wares and 
merchandise, to purchase and sell goods, wares and mechandise, ships, steamers, 
vessels and boats of all kinds, to collect and receive dockage, wharfage and storage 
dues and other compensation, to loan money on the pledge of goods, wares and 
merchandise and other property, or on the pledge of storage, dock or warehouse 
receipts therefor, and to advance freights, duties, fire and marine insurance and 
liens of every kind and nature upon goods, wares and merchandise received on 
storage or for the purpose of being warehoused or forwarded, upon the pledge of 
said goods, wares and merchandise, or upon the pledge of storage, dock or ware- 
house receipts therefor or otherwise to construct, own, control and operate lines 
of pipe outside of the State of West Virginia for conveying or transporting therein 
molasses, alcohol spirits, liquids, or any products or property, to build, acquire, 
maintain and operate one or more railways from any point or points in the 
Island of Cuba to any other point or points therein and to own. control and oper- 
ate engines, cars, steamships, tugs, floats, barges and boats of every kind and 
description. 

(b) To purchase or otherwise acquire, own and hold unlimitedly such real 
and personal property of every kind and description, in any part of the world, 
suitable, necessary, useful or advisable in connection with any or all of the objects 



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hereinbefore or hereinafter set forth, and to convey, sell, assign, transfer, lease, 
mortgage, pledge, exchange or otherwise dispose of any of such property. * 

(c) To build, construct, purchase, hire or otherwise acquire, own, establish, 
maintain, hold, lease, control and operate factories, warehouses, agencies, depots, 
buildings, structures, offices, houses, works, machinery, plants, pipe lines and rail- 
ways outside of the State of West Virginia, steamship lines, and all things of 
whatsoever kind and nature in any part of the world, suitable, necessary, useful 
or advisable in connection with any or all of the objects hereinbefore or herein- 
after set forth. 

(d) To purchase or otherwise acquire any and all letters pateut and similar 
rights granted by the Republic of Cuba, the United States, or any other country or 
government, licenses and the like, or any other interest therein, or any inventions 
which may seem capable of being used for or in connection with any of the objects 
or propose of said corporation, and to use, develop, sell, grant licenses in respect 
to or other interests in the same, and otherwise turn the same to account. 

(e) To purchase, acquire, apply for, register, secure, hold, own or sell, or other- 
wise dispose of, any and all copyrights, trade-marks, trade-names and distinctive 
marks. 

(f) To subscribe or cause to be subscribed for and to purchase and otherwise 
acquire, own, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, exchange, distribute, 
and otherwise dispose of, the whole or any part of the shares of the capital stock, 
bonds, coupons, mortgages, deeds of trust, debentures, securities, obligations, evi- 
dences of indebtedness, notes, good-will, rights, assets and property of any and 
every kind, or any part thereof, of any other corporation or corporations, associa- 
tion or associations, now or hereafter existing, and whether creaxed by the laws of 
the State of West Virginia or of any other state, territory or country, and to 
operate, control, mortgage, lease and use such properties, or any of them, either 
in the name of such other corporation or corporations or in the name of this corpora- 
tion, and while owners of any of said shares of capital stock to exercise all the 
rights, powers and privileges of ownership of every kind and description, including 
the right to vote thereon, with power to designate some person or persons for that 
purpose from time to time, to the same extent as natural persons might or could 
do. 

(g) To endorse, guarantee and secure the payment and satisfaction of the 
bonds, coupons, mortgages, deeds of trust, debentures, securities obligations, evi- 
dences of indebtedness and shares of the capital stock of other corporations, and 
also to guarantee the payment or satisfaction of the dividends on shares of the 
capital stock of other corporations. 

(h) To use the surplus or net profits of said corporation for the purchase of 
any portion of its capital stock. 

(i) To do each and every thing necessary, suitable, useful or advisable for the 
accomplishment of any one or more of said objects, or which shall at any time 
appear to be conducive to or expedient for the benefit of said corporation in con- 
nection therewith. 

(j) In general but in connection with the foregoing, the said corporation 
shall have and exercise all the powers conferred by the laws of the State of West 
Virginia upon business corporations. 

(k) To issue in payment for property of such kind as said corporation is by 
its charter authorized to acquire and possess, as the Board of Directors of said 
corporation may deem proper, the whole or any portion of its capital stock, fully 
paid and not liable to any call or assessment. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $1,750,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,750,000.00; paid in. $1,750,000.00. 

At all elections for directors of said corporation each stockholder entitled to 
vote thereat shall be entitled to as many votes as shall equal the number of his 
shares multiplied by the number of directors to be elected. He may cast all of 
such votes for a single director or may distribute them among the number to be 
voted for, or any two or more of them, as he may see fit. 

The Board of Directors shall from time to time determine whether and to 
what extent and at what times and places and under what conditions and regu- 
lations the accounts, books, documents and papers of the corporation, or any of 



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thern,^ shall be open to the inspection of the stockholders, or any of them. No 
stockholders shall have any right to inspect "any account, record, book, document 
or paper of the corporation except such right be expressly conferred by statute 
of . the State of West Virginia or be authorized by the Board of Directors or by 
resolution of the stockholders. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Jose Miguel Tarafa, Havana, Cuba, 17.480 shares; Jules S. Bache, 42 Broadway, 
New York City, •" shares; Frank Murphy, 42 Broadway. New York City, 5 shares; 
Edward P. Goetz, 42 Broadway, New York City, 5 shares; H. A. Hensley, 42 
Broadway. New York City, 5 shares. Total number of shares. 17,500. 



CUBA DISTILLING .COMPANY.— (Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued March 21, 1907 ; charter expires March 21, 1957. 
Principal office — New York, N. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture, buy, sell, import, export, distribute, deal in, store and 
warehouse alcohol and spirits of every kind and nature, and the products and by- 
products thereof of every kind and nature, and any and all materials or articles 
required for or used in connection with all or any of the objects aforesaid, to issue 
warehouse receipts therefor certified, guaranteed or otherwise, to do a cooperage 
business, to buy. sell and feed cattle, to carry and transport all articles and 
property used or produced in or by said business, by such means or methods of 
transportation as shall from time to time be found suitable or desirable. 

(b) To purchase or otherwise acquire, own and hold unlimitedly such real 
and personal property of every kind and description, in any part of the world, 
suitable, necessary, useful or advisable in connection with any or all of the objects 
hereinbefore or hereinafter set forth, and to convey, sell, assign, transfer, lease, 
mortgage, pledge, exchange or otherwise dispose of any of such property. 

(c) To build, construct, purchase, hire or otherwise acquire, own, establish, 
maintain, hold, lease and operate factories, warehouses, agencies, depots, buildings, 
structures, offices, houses, winks, machinery, plants, pipe lines, and all things of 
whatsoever kind and nature in any part of the world, suitable, necessary, useful or 
advisable in connection with any or all of the objects hereinbefore or hereinafter 
set forth. 

(d) To purchase or otherwise acquire any and all letters patent and similar 
rights granted by the Republic of Cuba, the United States, or any other country or 
government, licenses and the like, or any other interest therein, or any inventions 
which may seem capable of being used for or in connection with any of the objects 
or purposes of said corporation, and to use, develop, sell, grant licenses in respect 
to or other interests in the same, and otherwise turn the same to account. 

(e) To purchase, acquire, apply for, register, secure, hold, own or sell, or other- 
wise dispose of, any and all copyrights, trade-marks, trade-names and distinctive 
marks. 

(f) To subscribe or cause to be subscribed for and to purchase and otherwise 
acquire, own, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, exchange, distribute, 
and otherwise dispose of, the whole or any part of the shares of the capital stock, 
bonds, coupons, mortgages, deeds of trust, debentures, securities, obligations, evi- 
dences of indebtedness, notes, good-will, rights, assets and property of any and 
every kind, or any part thereof, of any other corporation or corporations, associa- 
tion or associations, now or hereafter existing, and whether created by the laws of 
the State of West Virginia or of any other state, territory or country, and to 
operate, control, mortgage, have and use such properties, or any of them, either 
in the name of such other corporation or corporations or in the name of this corpora- 
tion, and while owners -of any of said shares of capital stock to exercise all the 
rights, powers and privileges of ownership of every kind and description, including 
the right to vote thereon, with power to designate some person or persons for that 
purpose from time to time, to the same extent as natural persons might or could 
do. 



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(g) To endorse, guarantee and secure the payment and satisfaction of the 
bonds, coupons, mortgages, deeds of trust, debentures, securities obligations, evi- 
dences of indebtedness and shares of the capital stock of other corporations, and 
also to guarantee the payment or satisfaction of the dividends on shares of the 
capital stock of other corporations. 

(h) To use the surplus or net profits of said corporation for the purchase of 
any portion of the preferred shares of its capital stock. 

(i) To do each and every thing necessary, suitable, useful or advisable for the 
accomplishment of any one or more of said objects, or which shall at any time 
appear to be conducive to or expedient for the benefit of said corporation in con- 
nection therewith. 

(j) In general but in connection with the foregoing, the said corporation 
shall have and exercise all the powers conferred by the laws of the S'tate of Wist 
Virginia upon business corporations. 

(k) To issue in payment for property of such kind as said corporation is by 
its charter authorized to acquire and possess, as the Board of Directors of said 
corporation may deem proper, the whole or any portion of its capital stock, fully 
paid and not liable to any call or assessment. 

The amount of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation shall be 
fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000.00), which shall be divided into one hundred 
and fifty thousand (150.000) shares of the par value of one hundred dollars, 
($100.00) each, of which twenty-five thousand (25,000) share shall be preferred 
stock, and one hundred and twenty-five thousand (125.000) shares shall be com- 
mon stock, of which authorized capital stock the amount Of thirteen million five 
hundred thousand dollars ($13,500,000) has been subscribed for and the amount 
of more than one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) has been paid. 

The holders of the preferred stock shall be entitled to receive, and said corpora, 
tion shall be obligated to pay. out of the surplus or net profits arising. from the 
business of said corporation, a cummulative dividend at the rate of but not exceed- 
ing seven per cent. i"'- i per annum, payable in quarter-yearly installments on 
the dates specified in the by-laws of said corporation, and each quarter-yearly in- 
stallment shall be paid or set apart before any dividend shall lie [.aid or sel apart 
on the common stock. Should such surplus or net profits accumulated at any 
dividend day be insufficient to pay such dividend on all of the then, issued and out- 
standing preferred stock, such dividend shall be payable out of the future surplus 
or net profits, and no dividend shall at any time be payable to or set apart on the 
common stock until dividends up to that time at the rate of seven per cent. (7%) 
per annum shall have been declared and paid or set apart on all of the then issued 
and outstanding preferred stock. Whenever on all of the then issued and outstand- 
ing preferred stock, all accrued dividends of all previous years have been paid 
and so much of the yearly dividend of the current year as has accrued shall have 
been declared and paid, or a sum sufficient to pay the same snail have been set 
apart from the surplus or net profits, dividends on the common stock may be de- 
clared and paid out of any remaining surplus or net profits. 

The preferred stock by this certificate authorized may not be increased with- 
out either the previous consent, expressed in writing, or the affirmative votes of 
stockholders owning at least two-thirds (2-3) of the then issued and outstanding 
preferred stock and two-thirds (2-3) of the then issued and outstanding common 
stock. The whole of the preferred stock, or any part thereof, and in case less than 
the whole then the pro rata proportion >f the outstanding preferred stock held by 
each of the preferred stockholders of said corporation, may be redeemed upon any 
date fixed by the charter or by-laws of the corporation for the payment of the 
quarter-yearly dividend on the preferred stock, out of the surplus or net profits, 
at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, in such manner as the Board of Direc- 
tors may determine, by paying therefor in cash the par value of said preferred 
stock, plus all unpaid accrued and accruing dividends thereon up to the time of 
said redemption, and in addition thereto to a bonus of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) 
for each preferred share so redeemed. 

Upon any dissolution or liquidation of the said corporation, or in the event of 
insolvency, or upon any distribution of capital, there shall be paid to the holders of 
preferred stock the par value thereof plus all unpaid accrued and accruing dividends 



30 Charters Issued, in 1907. [W. Va. 

thereon, and in addition thereto a bonus of twenty-five dollars (.$25.00) for each 
share of preferred stock before any sum shall be paid or any assets applied on 
the common stock. 

Except upon the question of merger, consolidation, dissolution or liquidation of 
said corporation, or of the increase or decrease of its preferred capital stock, or 
of the creation of a mortgage or lein as' in this charter provided, nene of said pre- 
perred stock shall have voting power and no holder or owner thereof shall vote 
thereon, unless and until default shall be made and then only so long as such de- 
fault continues, in the payment of all or any part thereof of the dividends on 
said preferred stock, as and when the same are payable under the charter or by- 
laws of said corporation. At all elections for directors of said corporation each 
stockholder entitled to vote thereat shall be entitled to as many votes as shall 
equal the number of his shares multiplied by the number of directors to be elected, 
lie may cast all of such votes for a single director or may distribute them among 
the number to be voted for, or any two or more of them as he may see fit. 

The Board of Directors shall from time to time determine whether, and to what 
extent, and at what times and places, and under what conditions and regulations, 
the accounts, bonks, documents and papers of the corporation, or any of them, shall 
be open to the inspection of the stockholders, or any of them. No stockholder 
shall have any right to inspect any account, record, book, document or paper of 
said corporation except such right be expressly conferred by statute ot the State 
of West Virginia, or be authorized by the Board of Directors or by resolution of the 
stockholders. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Alfred Poey, Havana, Cuba, 10,000 shares preferred : Julio S. Jorrin, Havana, 
Cuba, 124,985 shares common ; Alexander Gale, 42 Broadway, New York City, 5 
shares common ; Walter Hess 42 Broadway, New York City, 5 shares common ; 
Arthur Goetz, 42 Broadway, New York City, 5 shares common. Total number of 
shares, common, 125,000; preferred, 10,000 — 135,000. 

Said corporation shall not mortgage, or create any lien by way of mortgage or 
otherwise, upon any of its real or personal property without either rhe previous 
written consent or affirmative votes of the holders of at least two-thiids (2-3) of 
the then issued and outstanding preferred stock of said corporation, but this pro- 
vision shall not "be deemed or construed or operate to apply to or prevent the giving 
of purchase money mortgages, or other purchase money liens, or any pledging of 
any of the property of said corporation as collateral security for the payment of 
moneys borrowed by said corporation in the regular course of business. 



VIRGINIA NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued March 21, 1907 ; charter continues perpetual. 

Principal office, Cleveland, O. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed" are as 
follows : The railroad which this corporation proposes to build, will commence at 
or near Bradshaw. in the county of McDowell, and run thence by the most prac- 
ticable route, generally south, along Bradshaw Creek and Middle Fork tc the line 
dividing the State of West Virginia from the State of Virginia in the county of 

McDowell, and thence to a point to be designated in county, State of 

Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. E. Young. City of Cleveland, Ohio, 100 shares : A. W. Young, City of Cleve- 
land, Ohio, 100 shares ; A. C. Hezlep, City of Cleveland. Ohio, 1 share ; A. D. 
Baldwin, City of Cleveland, Ohio, 1 share; A. S. Heckler, City of Cleveland, Ohio, 
1 share. Total number of shares, 203. 



AETNA OIL & GAS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 
Charter issued March 21, 1907 ; charter expires March 21, 1957. 
Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, own, hold, sell, lease, sub-lease and operate oil, and gas wells 
and lands ; to prospect for oil and gas : to purchase, construct, own, lease and 
sub-lease and operate oil and gas pipe lines and oil tanks and tank cars ; to pro- 
duce, purchase and sell oil and gas and their products ; to construct, build, own, 
and lease and operate oil refineries; to purchase, lease, sub-lease, acquire, hold and 
manage oil and gas properties in fee simple or otherwise,' in or out of this state: to 
construct, purchase, own, lease, and operate all necessary means and methods of 
transporting oil and gas and their products ; to purchase, own, and sell real esT 
tate ; to purchase and sell merchandise for profit ; to purchase, lease, own, operate, 
sub-lease and sell coal mines and coal lands ; and to do and perform any and all 
other lawful things pertaining to the successful operation and maintenance of any 
or all of the above mentioned business or works. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. W. Swisher, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares ; E. W. McKown, Spencer, W. Va., 
2 shares ; John T. Harris, Parkersburg, W. Va., 2 shares ; H. D. Rummel, Charles- 
ton, W. Va., 2 shares; Upshur Higginbotham, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares. Total 
number of shares, 10. 



THE WINTHROP OIL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 21, 1907 ; charter expires March 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of purchasing, holding, leasing and possessing real 
estate, and mining the coal and other minerals therein and manufacturing the same; 
and cutting the timber thereon and sawing and manufacturing the same ; and 
quarrying stone therein and working the same; and digging and taking earth, clay 
and sand therefrom and manufacturing the same ; and boring for salt and brine 
therein and manufacturing the same ; and drilling for petroleum and rock oil there- 
in and producing, refining and manufacturing the same ; and for drilling for natural 
gas and other valuable substances and fluids therein and producing and manufac- 
turing the same ; and for producing, manufacturing, dealing in, transporting, 
having, supplying and buying and selling for light and heat or both, or for any 
other purpose, any of the aforesaid valuable substances, gases and fluids, to and 
from persons, corporations, and associations and others ; and for the construction, 
laying and operating pipe lines for the transportation of petroleum, lock oil, water, 
brine, natural gas and other fluids; and for the construction and maintenance of tele- 
graph and telephone lines ; and for doing a general mercantile business ; and all 
such other business and trade in relation to any of the aforesaid purposes, as a 
partnership might do; and for leasing the said lands to others for any of the above 
named purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. F. Bouchelle, Charleston, Kanawha county, W. Va., 1 share; James M. Payne, 
Charleston, Kanawha county. W. Va., 1 share; Berkeley Minor, Jr., Charleston. 
Kanawha county, W. Va., 1 share ; Henry S. Cato, Charleston Kanawha county. 
W. Va.. 1 share;; J. H. Nash, Charleston, Kanawha county, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. ' . 



HAMILTON COMPANY.— (Resident.) 
Charter issued March 21, 1907 ; charter expires March 21, 1957. 
Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of purchasing, holding, leasing and possessing real 
estate, and mining the coal and other minerals therein and manufacturing the same ; 



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and cutting the timber thereon and sawing and manufacturing the same ; and 
quarrying stone therein and working the same : and digging and taking earth, clay 
and sand therefrom and manufacturing the same : and boring for salt and brine 
therein and manufacturing the same : and drilling for petroleum and rock oil there- 
in and producing, refining and manufacturing the same ; and for drilling for natural 
gas and other valuable substances and fluids therein and producing and manufac- 
turing the same ; and for producing, manufacturing, dealing in, transporting, 
having, supplying and buying and selling for light and heat or both, or for any 
other purpose, any of the aforesaid valuable substances, gases and fluids, to and 
from persons, corporations, and associations and others ; and for the construction, 
laying and operating pipe lines for the transportation of petroleum, rock oil, water ; 
brine, natural gas and other fluids ; and for the construction and maintenance of tele- 
graph and telephone lines ; and for doing a general mercantile business ; and all 
such other business and trade in relation to any of the aforesaid purposes, as a 
partnership might do; and for leasing the said lands to others for any of the above 
named purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 : subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. F. Bouchelle, Charleston, Kanawha county, W. Va.. 1 share ; James M. Payne, 
Charleston, Kanawha county. W. Va., 1 share : Berkeley Minor, Jr., Charleston, 
Kanawha county, W. Va. 1 share : Ivory C. Jordan, Charleston, Kanawha county, 
W. Va., 1 share : ; J. H. Nash, Charleston, Kanawha county, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



TUG VALLEY GROCERY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 22. 1907 ; charter expires March 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Williamson, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is fo- med are as 
follows : To buy and sell goods, wares and merchandise at wholesale and on 
commission, and to do a general wholesale mercantile, business ; to manufacture 
candies, drugs, specialties, and grocers' sundries; to operate and esiablish corn, 
flour and feed mills: to borrow and loan money; to buy and sell real estate; and 
all other powers incidental thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

A. C. Pinson, Williamson. W. Va.. 1 share; J. E. Cannady, Williamson, W. Va., 
1 share; W. H. Bronson, Williamson. W. Va.. 1 share; S. D. Stokes, Williamson, 
W. Va.. 1 share; C. R. Adair, Williamson, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



THE W. V. U. KAPPA ALPHA FRATERNITY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 25. 1907 ; charter expires March 25, 1957. 

Principal office — Morgantown, W. Va. 

Purposes The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 

follows : For the purpose of erecting and building a Greek letter college fraternity 
chapter house and for other fraternal purposes, and to purchase, acquire, lease, 
hold, rent, sell and otherwise handle real estate and personalty, and to do any 
and all acts and things necessary, proper and useful for the carrying out of the 
purposes of this corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00: par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, $1,- 
000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Robert A. Armstrong, High Street, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share ; Thomas E. 
Hodges. High Street. Morgantown. W. Va., 1 share: Thomas R. Dille, Chancery 
Row? Morgantown. W. Va., 1 share; James R. Moreland, E. Prospect Stre^r, 



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Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share : John R. Marcum, Union Trust Bldg., Huntington, 
W. Va., 1 share: Robert L. McFarland, 231 Court Sq., Farkersburg, W. Va., 1 
share; Earl V. Townshend, Union Trust Bldg., Huntington, W. Va., 1 share; Altha 
Warman, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share: Edward C. Coleord. Jr., St. Albans. W. Va., 
1 share ; F. Carl Coleord, St. Albans, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 
10. 



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THE BECKLEY & FAYETTEVILLE TELEPHONE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 25, 1907 ; charter expires March 25, 1957. 

Principal office — Dothan, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : To construct, own, use and operate a telephone line and telephone lines 
to divers and different places within the state of West Virginia, to purchase and 
hold all the real estate and personal property necessary to the construction, oper- 
ation and maintenance of the business and to do all other things necessary 10 con- 
struct, own, operate and maintain a telephone line or lines to divers places within 
the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Frank Thompson, Mossy, Fayette county, W. Va., 1 share ; E. N. Case, Dothan, 
Fayette county, W. Va., 1 share ; Harrison Toney, Dothan, Fayette county, W. Va., 
1 share ; James W. Mahoney, Carlisle, Fayette county, W. Va., 1 sbare ; J. W. 
Coleman, Dothan, Fayette county, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



STRATFORD MAGNESIA SPRINGS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 25, 1907 ; charter expires March 25, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : To procure lands and lay them out into lots, parks, streets and alleys, 
To sell and otherwise dispose of lands, lots and building sites to its employees and 
others. To construct, operate, maintain, lease and otherwise dispose of manufac- 
turing plants, dwellings and other buildings. To construct and maintain gas, water 
and sewerage lines and systems, electric light plants and lines. To manufacture, 
generate, buy and sell and otherwise dispose of electricity for light and power and 
to buy and sell electrical merchandise, appliances, wires and fixtures. To develop 
the coal and other mineral resources of its properties. To buy and sell and other- 
wise dispose of water of all kinds, springs and lands containing such springs ; co 
convey water to customers for its use and benefit in pipe lines or otherwise. To 
manufacture, buy and sell ice and all kinds" of carbonated beverages, machinery, 
appliances and supplies necessary for marketing them, and to erect, maintain and 
operate hotels, baths, and to conduct health resorts. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John W. Adams, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; G. O. Smith, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 
share ; Harry L. Bond, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; J. J. Jones, Wheeling, W. Va., 
1 share ; M. S. Jones, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE TRI-STATE BOTTLING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 26, 1907 ; charter expires March 26, 1957. 

Principal office — Central City, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in a general bottling business, for the purpose of bottling and 
dealing in all kinds of soft drinks including natural mineral waters. 



34 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Also for the purpose of manufacturing vinegar, and all kinds of pickles and 
bottling and dealing in the same. 

Also, for the purpose of manufacturing, bottling and dealing in vegetable and 
fruit products. 

And also for the purpose of dealing in coal, feed, hay, fruits and vegetables. 

Also for the purpose of acting as manufacturer's agents or doing a commission 
business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. H. Williamson, No. 439 W. Third Ave., Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; M. W. 
Williamson, No. 439 W. Third Ave., Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; J. L. Wil- 
liamson, No; 1G55 Bath Ave., Ashland Ky., 1 share ; W. T. Williamson, Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share; M. M. Williamson, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



MUSKINGUM LIGHT AND FUEL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) . 

Charter issued March 27, 1907; charter expires March 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Cambridge, Ohio. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To drill for, mine and produce, store, transport, buy, acquire, sell and 
deal in oil and gas and other minerals and mineral substances. 

To take, acquire, buy, sell and deal in leases and rights for the production of 
minerals and mineral substances of every nature and description. 

To construct, acquire and operate tanks, tank cars, railroad cars, railroad 
switches, pipe lines and facilities of every sort for storing and transporting oil 
\and gas and other minerals. 

To construct, lease, buy or otherwise acquire telegraph and telephone lines, 
water mains, houses, buildings and other works or structures. 

To buy, sell and deal in supplies of every kind for the use of such company, its 
employes and others. 

To acquire, hold and use all such real estate and personal property as may be 
necessary, convenient or suitable for use in the fulfillment of the purposes afore- 
said ; and to do all things incident thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in, $60.00. 

S'tockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. G. Tinker, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; George A. McLaughlin, Otsego, Ohio, 
1 share ; Richard Boyse, Otsego, Ohio, 1 share ; Flora Bradford, Otsego, Ohio ;, 1 
share ; W. A. Forster, Oil City, Pa., 1 share ; A. R. Forster, Oil City, Pa., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 6. 



WILLIAMSTOWN MANUFACTURING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued March 27, 1907 ; charter expires March 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Williamstown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of buying, selling, dealing and manufacturing of har- 
ness, brushes, mops, dusters, gloves, suspenders, brooms, bridles, wooden ware 
of any and all kinds, machinery, valves, tools, elevators, flour, feed, meal, and 
food stuffs of all kinds and nature and generally to carry on a manufacturing busi- 
ness in all kinds of timber, wood and iron and the doing of any and all things, in- 
cident to said manufacturing business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$2,500.00; paid in, $2,500.00. 

S'tockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

M. F. Noll, Marietta, Ohio, 5 shares ; J. A. Griffin, Williamstown, W. Va., 5 
shares; W. E. Roe, Pittsburg, Pa., 5 shares; George W. Hunter, Williamstown, W. 



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Va., 5 shares ; W. P. Beeson, Williamstowh, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of 
shares, 25. 



GUYAN LAND COMPANY.— Resident.) 

Charter issued March 27, 1907 ; charter expires March 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, lease and sell real estate ; to lay real estate out into town lots, 
streets, avenues and alleys and to provide for the paving of such streets, avenues 
and alleys and the laying of sidewalks ; to construct sewerage and other improve- 
ments ; to establish a park or pleasure ground ; to construct, operate and maintain 
lines of street railway, water works, gas works, electric light works, or other works 
of internal improvements ; to manufacture, make and sell bricks, clay shingles and 
all products of the soil ; to erect and operate saw mills, furniture factories, rolling 
mills, foundries, glass works, pottery works, and any and all other useful indus- 
trial works, and to carry on any other business or enterprise which may be neces- 
sary proper or incidental to any of the foregoing purposes. Said corporation does 
not desire to hold more than ten thousand acres of land in the State of West Vir- 
ginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. A. Emmons, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; A. F. Baumgarten ; Huntington, W. 
Va., 1 share ; L. A. Pollock, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; Paul W. Scott, Hunting- 
ton, W. Va., 1 share ; M. Rosenbaum, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



MOUNTAIN STATE CASKET COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March, 28, 1907 ; charter expires, March 28, 1957. 

Principal office — Elizabeth, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is former are as 
follows : To manufacture and buy and sell caskets, shells and building material. 
To buy and sell casket hardware, linings, robes and undertakers supplies. 

To do a general planing mill business. 

To do a general contracting business. 

To buy and sell timber and coal and timber land. 

To acquire and dispose of real estate and any property real or personal that 
may be used in connection with the business authorized by its charter. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$5,000.00 ; paid in, $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

M. L. Hartley, Elizabeth, Wirt Co., W. Va., 54 shares ; G. V. Hartley, Eliza- 
beth, Wirt Co., W. Va., 9 shares ; C. L. Barrett, Elizabeth, Wirt Co., W. Va., 26 
shares; L. A. Barrett, Elizabeth, Wirt Co., W. Va., 5 shares; C. M. Hughes, Eliza- 
beth, Wirt Co., W. Va., 6 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



WEST VIRGINIA SEATING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 28, 1907 ; charter expires, March 28, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is former are as 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture, purchase, acquire, hold, mortgage, pledge, sell, transfer, 
and dispose of seats, desks, charts, maps, tables, blackboards, book-cases, libraries, 
window guards, and any other supplies, materials, goods, wares, or merchandise 
of any description. 



36 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

(b) To purchase, own, acquire, lease or otherwise secure lands, buildings, 
shops, plants, or factories for the storage, manufacture or display of the same. 

(c) To purchase, have, hold, lease, buy or otherwise acquire and to sell or 
dispose of any patent, patent-righi, or improved process for the manufacture of 
any «f the goods, wares, devices or products aforesaid. 

(d) To purchase, acquire, assign, transfer or pledge any securities or evidences, 
of debt created by any person, firm or corporation in the same manner and to 
the same extent as may be done by natural persons. 

(e) To create and issue common and preferred stock in said corporation upon 
such terms and conditions, and with such voting power therein and restrictions 
and qualifications generally, and with such regulations respecting the preference 
to be given preferred stock over common stock in relation to dividends and other 
matters as the stockholders may deem proper. 

(f) To do any and all the things herein described, and in general engage in any 
lawful business necessary and desirable in connection with the business of the said 
corporation in the same manner and to the same extent as natural persons could 
or would do either as principals, agents, trustees or otherwise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00: paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofBce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. W. Dingess, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share; L. B. Dingess, Huntington, W. Va., 
1 share ; H. S. Byrer, Huntington, W. Va.. 1 share : S. H. Bowman, Huntington, 
W. Va., 1 share; F. M. Bowman, Huntington. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 

The said corporation shall have the right to issue both common and preferred 
stock as aforesaid and the preferred stock shall enjoy such benefits, rights, prefer- 
ences and privileges as may be established by a majority of all the stock in said 
corporation. 



THE PROGRESSIVE OIL AND GAS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter- issued March 28, 1907 ; charter expires, March 28, 1957. 

Principal office — Bridgeport, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation Is former are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire by lease, and develop oil and gas properties ; and 
to produce, buy, transport and sell oil and gas, and install and operate gas plants 
and systems for transporting and marketing natural gas ; to manufacture gas 
into carbon black, and its other products, and to establish and equip manufac- 
tories for such purpose ; for buying and selling real estate, building, renting, pur- 
chasing and selling houses ; establishing, constructing, and operating any and all 
kinds of manufacturing plants ; installing and operating telephone lines, systems 
and exchanges ; and to do any and all things necessary for carrying out the gen- 
eral powers herein conferred. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value of shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$5,000.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John Dunkin, Bridgeport, West Virginia, 10 shares ; A. J. Williams, Bridgeport, 
West Virginia, 10 shares; Gordon B. Late, Bridgeport, West Virginia, 10 shares; 
P. C. Williams, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 10 shares ; V. L. Highland, Clarksburg, 
West Virginia, 10 shares. Total number of shares, 50. 



CONSOLIDATED GRAPHITE COMPANY. — (Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued, March 29, 1907 ; charter expires, March 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Westchester, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is former are as 
follows : To mine, explore and drill for graphite, lead, zinc, clays, coal, oil and 
gas and other minerals ; and generally to do all things necessary in the produc- 



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tion, development, mining, refining, manufacturing and the marketing of the 
said minerals and their products. 

And particularly to explore for and mine, manufacture, reduce and refine graph- 
ite and its by-products ; and to buy and sell the same ; and to manufacture, pro- 
duce and sell fire brick and other clay products. 

And for the purposes aforesaid, to purchase, lease and otherwise acquire and 
hold real estate and other property, and to grant and convey the same. 

To construct, erect, equip and maintain manufacturing plants, including fac- 
tories, machine shops, houses, derricks, pipe-lines, tramways, railway sidings, 
electric and other power plants, and all other things which may seem calculated 
to advance the business of the corporation, and to care for and dispose of any 
interests therein or relative thereto. 

The said corporation shall have power to borrow money, and may issue its 
bonds, and may mortgage or otherwise pledge its property to secure the same, 
when authorized by resolution of its board of directors. 

To acquire, own, hold, sell and otherwise dispose of merchandise and all kinds 
of personal property. 

And it is hereby expressly provided that the powers hereby conferred, shall be 
in addition to and in furtherance of, and not in limitation of the powers incident to 
and inherent in the corporation granted or conferred upon it by or under the laws 
of the State of West Virginia, or other general laws. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $70,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. V. Ruckman, Monongah, W. Va., 1 share : J. A. Riedy, Monongah, W. Va., 
1 share : David Victor, Monongah, W. Va., 1 share ; C. E. Smith, Fairmont, W. 
Va., 1 share ; W. H. Moore, Monongah, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 
5. 



KANAWHA LOAN COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 29, 1907 ; charter expires, March 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To borrow and lend money, buy and sell notes, claims, accounts and 
other choses in action, buy sell and lease real estate and personal property, but 
to own at no time more than ten thousand acres of real estate. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. S. Laidley, Charleston, West Va., 1 share ; E. B. Dyer, Charleston, West Va., 
1 share ; A. S. Alexander, Charleston, West Va., 1 share : W. A. Cracraft, Charles- 
ton, West Va., 1 share ; Elmer A. Reed, Charleston, West Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



CARR COAL AND COKE CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 29, 1907 ; charter expires, March 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Fairmont, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To mine coal and manufacture the same into coke or other products 
thereof, with the right to sell the same, and to transport the same to market. 

To acquire, own, lease, occupy, use or develop any lands containing coal, oil 
or gas, or sand, for any purpose of this company. 

To mine or otherwise extract or remove coal, oil or gas or sand from any 
lands acquired, owned, leased or occupied by this company, or from any other 
lands. 

To buy or sell or otherwise deal or traffic in, with the right to convey unde- 
veloped or developed coal lands not to exceed ten thousand' (10,000) acres, also 
coal, coke, oil or gas or sand, or any of the products thereof. 



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To lay out a town not to exceed six hundred and forty (640) acres, at or near 
the works of this company ; to sell lots therein ; to construct, own, acquire, lease 
and maintain dwelling and business houses for the benefit and use of the em- 
ployees of this company, or other persons. 

To buy, sell, traffic in and handle upon commission general merchandise, and to 
own, operate and maintain a store or stores for such purposes at or near the 
works of this company. 

To construct, own, acquire, lease, operate and maintain sidings, round houses, 
repair shops and other buildings, scales, tipples, hoists,, inclined planes, engines, 
machinery, cars and other appliances necessary, useful or convenient for the min- 
ing, manufacturing and transportation of coal, oil or gas, or any of the 
products thereof to market, together with the right to construct, own, acquire, 
lease, operate and maintain water works, gas works, electric light plants, com- 
pressed air plants, and all other plants for the purpose of manufacturing and 
transporting power from coal, oil or gas, and transporting such power to market; 
with the right to sell the same. 

To construct, own, acquire, operate and maintain water works and coke ovens 
of any and all kinds, to manufacture and sell coke and all chemicals and other 
products of coal, oil or gas by means of any and all processes whatsoever; to 
manufacture the same into marketable products and to sell the same, together- 
with the right to apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire- 
and to hold, use, own, operate, introduce, sell, assign, grant license to use, or 
otherwise to dispose of trademarks, trade names, patents, inventions, improve- 
ments and processes used in connection with or secured by letters patent of the 
United States of America, or any other country, or secured otherwise. 

To drill for and produce oil and gas and sell the same, and manufacture and 
sell all products thereof, together with the right to construct, acquire, lease, oper- 
ate and maintain a pipe line or lines for the transportation of oil or gas to mark- 
et ; with the right to acquire by eminent domain or otherwise a route or routes 
through the lands of others for a pipe line or lines for transporting oil or gas 
for public use. 

To buy and sell any and all, kinds of coal, and to act as agent of all coal and 
coke companies in selling their coal and coke, and to make contracts with all coal 
and coke companies in reference to handling their coal and coke on such terms 
as may be agreed upon, and for the purpose of handling coal and coke. 

To own or rent store houses, docks, piers or any real estate necessary to the 
carrying on of said business. 

To construct, own, acquire, lease, or operate and maintain a line or lines of 
railroad to and from the mines of said company, operated by steam, electricity, 
compressed air or otherwise: together with bridges, buildings, machinery, en- 
gines, locomotives or motors of all descriptions, mine cars and standard railway 
cars, and other equipments, and all other machinery and appliances necessary, 
useful or convenient for transporting coal, coke, oil and the products thereof by 
rail ; with the right to sell or otherwise dispose of the same. 

To transport coal, coke, oil and all products thereof by water, and in this con- 
nection, to construct, own, lease, operate and maintain boats, ships, barges, en- 
gines and machinery, hoists, docks, wharves, viaducts, aqueducts, canals and other 
waterways, and all other marine appliances for the transportation of said com- 
modities, right for towing for hire boats or barges owned by others, and with 
the right to transport /or hire in the boats and barges of this company the coal 
and other properties owned by others. 

To borrow money, make and issue notes, endorsements, acceptances, bonds, 
debentures, guarantees and other obligations or evidences of indebtedness of the 
corporation in payment for property purchased or leased or otherwise acquired, or 
to represent borrowed money, or for any other purpose or object of the corpora- 
tion, or to secure the payment of said notes, endorsements, acceptances, bonds, 
debentures, guarantees and other obligations or evidences of 'ndebtedness by 
mortgages, deeds of trust, pledges, or liens of or on any or all of the real or 
personal property, rights, privileges or franchises of the corporation wheresoever 
situated, acquired or to be acquired, and to sell or otherwise dispose of any or all 
of the said notes, endorsements, acceptances, bonds, debentures, guarantees or 



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other obligations or evidences of indebtedness in such manner and upon such 
terms as may be of most advantage to said corporation. 

To conduct the business of said corporation in all its branches in all the states 
or in foreign countries, and to have one or more offices out of the State of West 
Virginia, and to hold, purchase, mortgage and convey real and personal property 
out of the State of West Virginia, in any or all of the several states and terri- 
tories of the United States, in the District of Columbia, in the colonial posses- 
sions and territorial acquisitions and in foreign countries. 

And in furtherance, and not in limitation of, the general powers conferred by 
law and of the objects and purposes above stated, it is hereby expressly provided 
that the enumeration of particular powers shall in no wise be construed as a 
limitation upon the foregoing general powers, and that said corporation shall 
have the power to make and perform contracts of any kind or description of a 
lawful nature ; and in carrying on its business, or for the purpose of attaining or 
furthering its objects to do any and all other acts and things, and to exercise any 
or all other powers which a natural person might do or exercise, and which now 
or hereafter might be authorized by law. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in, $60.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

M. Elza Fetty, Hagans, West Va., 1 share ; Seymour Mclntire, Fairmont, West 
Va., 1 share ; F. W. Mclntire, Fairmont, West Va., 1 share ; Frank M. Brown, 
429 7th Ave., Pittsburg, Fa., '2 shares; W. H. Cochrane, P. O. box 915, Pitts- 
burg, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares 6. 

The corporation desires to hold land in the State of West Virginia, sufficient 
for its corporate purposes, but not to exceed 10,000 acres. 



CONSUMERS MERCANTILE AND SUPPLY COMPANY.— Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 29, 1907 ; charter expires, March 22, 1957. 

Principal office — Bluefiekl, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell at wholesale and retail, dry goods, notions, clothing, shoes, 
gents furnishings, books, stationery, jewelry, furniture, hardware, tinware, flour, 
meal, mill feed, hay. coal, coke, glass-ware, groceries, produce, and meats of all 
kinds, and to do and carry on a general wholesale and retail mercantile business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $25.00 ; subscribed, 
$600.00 ; paid in, $60.00. 

-Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William N. Doak, Bluefield, West Virginia, 2 shares: Charles A. Mitchell, Blue- 
field, West Virginia, 4 shares; Thomas F. Weaver. Bluefield, West Virginia, 2 
shares; John W. Simpson, Bluefield, West Virginia, 6 shares; William T. Gibson, 
Bluefield, West Virginia, 4 shares ; Charles E. Lowder, Bluefield, West Virginia, 
2 shares ; M. L. Wingfield, Bluefield. West Virginia, 2 shares ; Arthur T. Price, 
Bluefield, West Virginia, 2 shares. Total number of shares, 24. 

No stockholder shall vote more than forty shares of stock at any meeting of 
said corporation. 

No stockholder shall sell, assign or transfer any stock of said corporation, ex- 
cept to another stockholder thereof, without first offering the same to the corpor- 
ation at such price as he may be willing to take therefor. Said offer shall be 
made in writing, and personally served on the president or any two members of 
the board of directors, or service thereof may be accepted by the same, and said 
corporation may have thirty days in which to accept such offer. 

This corporation shall have a lien on the shares of such of its stockholders as 
may be or become indebted to it, for stock, merchandise, or otherwise, and it shall 
not be required to transfer any stock on its books, or allow a stockholder to reg- 
ister a transfer, until all the indebtedness due it by the transferer thereof shall 
have been paid. 



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TRAP HILL TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter* issued, March 29, 1907; charter expires, March 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Marshes, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation ; s formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of constructing, building, buying, owning, conducting 
and operating an independent telephone line or lines in Raleigh, Fayette and 
Wyoming counties, West Virginia. < 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$700.00 ; paid in, $70.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

G. W. Calloway, Marshes, W. Va., 10 shares : J. H. Poteet. Marshes, W. Va., 
10 shares ; J. W. Taylor, Marshes, W. Va., 10 shares, G. W. Willis. Marshes, W. 
Va., 10 shares ; W. J. Daniel, Marshes, W. Va., 10 shares ; G. P. Daniel, Marshes, 
W. Va., 10 shares ; Joseph Brown, Marshes, W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of 
shares, 70. 



KANAWHA BREWING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 30, 1907 ; charter expires, March 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The purchase and sale of barley, the manufacture, purchase and sale of 
malt and all machinery used in the manufacture and production of malt, the buy- 
ing, selling, leasing and otherwise acquiring and disposing of patents and patent 
rights covering in any way machinery or processes relating to the production of 
malt or any product of malt, the licensing to individuals or corporations for their 
use any or all patent processes or machinery that may be owned by the said 
corporation, to manufacture and sell ale, beer, porter and other malt liquors, and 
to do all things relating to malt and its products, to purchase, lease and other- 
wise acquire real estate for its use or advantage ; to lease, own and otherwise 
acquire coal and timber lands not exceeding ten thousand acres and to mine the 
coal therefrom for the use of said brewing business, or to carry on a general coal 
business, to cut timber and to manufacture the same into staves ami barrels to 
be used in the brewing business, or other timber ; to construct, own and operate 
saw mills and cooperage shops ; to manufacture ice to be used in said brewing 
business or for general consumption and to sell the same ; to issue and sell bonds 
in accordance with the laws of the State of West Virginia, and to buy the stock 
and bonds of other companies and regulate the same ; to conduct a general com- 
missary store ; to erect proper and suitable buildings for any or all of said pur- 
poses, and to deal in any and all articles and appliances used or which may be 
deemed advisable in connection with the manufacture of malt, ale, porter or beer 
and to do all other and general things permitted under the laws of the State of 
West Virginia, and that may be necessary or incident to the full carrying out 
of all the above objects and purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $150,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Waller C. Hardy, Charleston, W. Va., 6 shares preferred : W. F. Sharbaugh, 
Charleston, W. Va., 1 share preferred ; Harry Paine, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share 
preferred ; W. A. Cracraft. Charleston, W. Va., 1 share preferred ; Joseph Kohler, 
Charleston, W. Va., 1 share preferred ; Total number of shares, 10. 



THE PHILIPPI BOWLING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, March 30, 1907 ; charter expires, March 30, 1957. 
Principal office — Philippi, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, operate and maintain bowling 



1907] . Charters Issued in 1907. 41 

alleys, pool rooms, billiard tables ; to purchase lands, buildings or construct build- 
ings with suitable equipments for operating bowling alleys, pool rooms, billiard 
tables ; to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire real estate necessary to the oper- 
ation of the company ; to buy, lease, build, erect, equip, operate, maintain and 
sell apartment houses, residences and hotels ; to purchase, lease, install and op_ 
erate furnaces, boilers and machinery, to supply heat, steam, water, electricity 
and other means of heating, lighting, power, signalling and other purposes ; to 
buy, lease, construct or otherwise acquire storerooms, warehouses and other 
buildings ; to buy and sell all kinds of merchandise : to equip, conduct and operate 
a general store or stores : to maintain and operate department stores ; to establish 
therein all kinds of merchandise to sell either at wholesale or retail ; to purchase, 
lease or otherwise acquire, operate and maintain skating rinks ; to purchase, 
lease or otherwise acquire lands, and suitable buildings, or the erection of build- 
ings with suitable equipments for operating and maintaining a shooting gallery. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $3,500.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$3,500.00: paid in, $3,500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William H. Carter, Philippi, W. Va., 10 shares ; Frank J. Owen, Philippi, W. 
Va., 7 shares ; Milton W. Worm, Philippi, W. Va., S shares ; Gordon P. Faught, 
Belington. W. Va., 5 shares; Jules A. Viquesney, Belington, W. Va., 5 shares; 
Total number of shares, 35. 



CHARLESTON NATIONAL REGISTRY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 1, 1907 ; charter expires April 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To carry on the business of a registry and identification company. 

To purchase or otherwise acquire, sell, dispose of and deal in real and personal 
property of all kinds. 

To enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every kind and for any 
lawful purpose with any person, firm, association or corporation. 

To issue bonds, debentures or obligations of the company from time to time, for 
any of the objects or purposes of the company, and to secure the same by mort- 
gage, pledge, deed of trust or otherwise. 

To purchase, hold and re-issue the shares of its capital stock. 

To issue shares, stock, debentures, debenture stock, bonds and other obligations ; 
to invest the money so obtained in, and to hold, sell and deal with stock, shares, 
bonds, debentures, debenture stock and securities of any government, state, corpora- 
tion, public or private, or other body or authority ; to vary the investment of the 
company ; to mortgage or charge all or any part of the property and rights of the 
company, including its uncalled capital ; to make advances upon, issue on commis- 
sion, sell or dispose of any of the investments aforesaid, or to act as agent for 
any of the above or like purposes. 

To conduct its business and have one or more branch offices, and unlimitedly and 
without restriction to hold, purchase, lease, mortgage and convey real and per- 
sonal property in or out of this state, and in such place and places in the several 
states and territories of the United States, colonial possessions or territorial ac- 
quisitions of the United States, and in foreign countries, as shall from time to time 
be found necessary and convenient for the purposes of the company's business, ex- 
cept that the company will not hold more than ten thousand acres of land in the 
State of West Virginia. 

The foregoing clauses shall be construed both as objects and powers ; and it is 
hereby expressly provided that the foregoing enumeration of specific powers shall 
not be held to limit or restrict in any manner the powers of the corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



42 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 



Carl Priddy, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; O. J. Cox, Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share ; L. B. Priddy, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; M. A. Cox, Charleston, W. Va., 
1 share ; I. M. Reilly, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



GOLDSMITH BROS. SMELTING & REFINING CO.— (Non-Resident.) 
Charter issued April 1, 1907 ; charter expires April 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Chicago, Ills. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture, buy, sell, import, export, smelt, assay, refine, convert, dis- 
tribute and deal in metals of every kind and nature, and any and all materials or 
articles required for, or used in connection with all or any of the objects aforesaid : 
to manufacture, buy, sell, import, export, distribute, utilize and deal in all pro- 
ducts and by-products of such business. 

(b) To smelt, refine, assay, buy, sell, import, export, distribute and deal in ores 
and sweepings. 

(c) To manufacture, buy sell, import, export, distribute and deal in chemicals 
of every kind and nature. 

(d) To manufacture, buy, sell, import, export, distribute and deal in dental 
materials and supplies of every kind and nature. 

(e) To manufacture, buy, sell, import, export, distribute and deal in jewelry, 
gold and silverware of any description. 

(f ) To purchase or otherwise acquire, own and hold ultimately such real and 
personal property of every kind and description in any part of the world, suitable, 
necessary, useful or advisable in connection with any of the objects hereinbefore 
or hereinafter set forth, and to convey, sell, assign, transfer, lease, mortgage, 
pledge, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any such property. 

(g) To build, construct, purchase, hire or otherwise acquire, own, establish, 
maintain, hold, lease and operate factories, ware-houses, agencies, depots, buildings, 
structures, offices, houses, works, machinery, plants and all things of whatsoever 
kind and nature in any part of the world, suitable, necessary, useful or advisable 
in connection with any or all of 'the objects hereinbefore or hereinafter set forth, 

(h) To purchase, acquire, apply for, register, secure, hold, own or sell, or 
otherwise dispose of any and all copyrights, trade-marks, trade names and dis- 
tinctive marks. 

(i) To purchase or otherwise acquire any and all letters patent and similar 
rights granted by the United States, or any other country or government, licenses 
and the like, or any other interests therein or any inventions which may seem 
capable of being used for or in connection with any of the objects or purposes of 
said corporation, and to use, develop, sell, grant licenses in respect to or other 
interests in the same, and otherwise turn the same to account. 

(j) To subscribe or cause to be subscribed for, and to purchase and otherwise 
acquire, own, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, exchange, distribute 
and otherwise dispose of, the whole or any part of the shares of the capital stock, 
bonds, coupons, mortgages, deeds of trust, debentures, securities, obligations, evi- 
dences of indebtedness, notes, good-will, rights, assets and property of any and 
every kind, or any part thereof, of any other corporation or corporations, asso- 
ciation or associations, now or hereafter existing, and whether created by the laws 
of the State of West Virginia or of any other State, territory or country, and to 
operate, manage and control such properties, or any of them, either in the name 
of such other corporation or corporations or in the name of this corporation, and 
while owners of any of said shares of capital stock to exercise all the rights, pow- 
ers and privileges of ownership of every kind and description, including the right 
to vote thereon with power to designate some person or persons for that purpose 
from time to time to the same extent as natural persons might or could do. 

<k> To endorse, guarantee and secure the payment and satisfaction of the 
bonds, coupons, mortgages, deeds of trust, debentures, securities, obligations, evi- 
dences of indebtedness and shares of the capital stock of other corporations, an'd 
also to guarantee the payment or satisfaction of the dividends on shares of the 
capital stock of other corporations. 



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(1) To use the surplus or net profits of said corporation for the purchase of any 
portion of the preferred shares of its capital stock. 

(m) To do each and everything necessary, suitable, useful or advisable for 
the accomplishment of any one or more of said objects, or which shall at any time 
appear to be conducive to or expedient for the benefit of said corporation in con- 
nection therewith. 

(n) In general, but in connection with the foregoing, said corporation shall 
have and exercise all the powers conferred by the laws of the State of West Vir- 
ginia, upon business corporations. 

(o) To issue in payment for property of such kind as said corporation is by 
its charter authorized to acquire and possess, as the Board of Directors of said 
corporation may deem proper, the whole or any portion of its capital stock, fully 
paid and not liable to any call or assessment. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $800,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Said authorized capital stock shall be divided into two classes of which $400,000 
is to be preferred stock and $400,000 is to be common stock. 

The holders of the preferred stock shall be entitled to receive, and said corpor- 
ation shall be obligated to pay, out of the surplus or net profits arising from the 
business of said corporation, a cumulative dividend at the rate of, but not exceed- 
ing, eight per cent. (8%) per annum, payable at such times as the Board of 
Directors shall determine and such dividend shall be paid or set apart before any 
dividend shall be set apart on the common stock. Whenever all accrued dividends 
of all previous years have been paid and so much of the yearly dividend of the 
current year as has accrued shall have been declared and paid, or a sum suffi- 
cient to pay the same shall have been set apart from the surplus or net profits 
dividends on the common stock may be declared and paid out of any remaining 
surplus or net profits. 

At all elections for directors of said corporation, each stockholder entitled to 
vote thereat shall be entitled to as many votes as shall equal the number of his 
shares multiplied by the number of directors to be elected. He may cast all of 
such votes for a single director or may distribute them among the number to 
be voted for or any two or more of them as he sees tit. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Simon Goldsmith, 4551 Forrestville Av., Chicago 111., 1 share common, 1 share 
preferred ; Isaac Speyer, 4941 Michigan Av., Chicago, 111., 1 share common, 1 
share preferred; Francis E. Matthews, 152S Kenmore Av., Chicago, 111.. 1 share 
common, 1 share preferred ; Carey W. Rhodes, 1440 Montrose Blvd., Chicago, 111., 
1 share common, I share preferred ; Harry M. Fisher, 34S S. Paulina St., Chicago, 
111., 1 share common, 1 share preferred. Total number of shares, common 5, pre- 
ferred, 5 — 10. 



SOUTHERN CONNELLSVILLE COKE COMPANY. — (Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued April 1, 1907 ; charter expires April 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Connellsville, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To mine and sell coal and other minerals, and manufacture and sell 
coke and its by-products ; to acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, coal mines, 
coal lands, coal properties, mineral and mining rights; to develop, mine and operate 
such mines and property ; to bviy and sell coal, manufacture, purchase and sell coal 
and other by-products of coal ; to produce and deal in gas, oil, and other mineral 
products; to purchase, l^ase and build houses, store buildings and other structures, 
and to construct, maintain and operate all necessary railways, tram-roads, cable 
ways, and other means of transportation ; to buy and sell merchandise at whole- 
sale and retail and conduct a general mercantile business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$2,500.00; paid in, $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, pcstoflice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



44 Charters Issued ix 1907. [W. Va. 



F. E. Markell, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., 5 shares; J, R. Davidson, 
Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., 5 shares ; S. J. Harry, Connellsville, Fayette 
County, Pa., 5 shares; W. H. Brown, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., 5 shares; 
George Thompson, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., 5 shares. Total number of 
shares. 25. 



THE ELKINS ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 1, 1907 ; charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Elkins, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The railroad which this corporation purposes to build will commence in, 
and run over and through the streets of Elkins, in the County of Randolph and 
State of West Virginia, and run thence by the most practicable route to a point 
at or near the John White place about two miles from Elkins, in the county of 
Randolph and S'tate of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 : par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. C. McSpadden, Rockwood, Pa., 260 shares ; W. K. Taylor, 326 Fourth Ave., 
Pittsburg, Pa., 210 shares; ,T. E. Morgan, Elkins, W. Va., 10 shares; H. F. Berke- 
bile, Rockwood, Pa., 10 shares; C. W. Maxwell, Elkins, W. Va., 10 shares. Total 
number of shares, 500. 



PRINCE, MAHAN & McCLURE.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 2, 1907 ; charter expires March 30, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To carry on a general merchandise business, wholesale and retail ; to 
buy and sell goods, wares and merchandise of every kind, character and description ; 
to manufacture such goods, wares and merchandise upon the premises or to estab- 
lish factories at other points or places ; to sell goods on commission ; to act aa 
agent, commission merchant, broker and distributor for manufacturers and dealers ; 
to establish branch stores under the same or other name ; to maintain and oper- 
ate the same ; to erect, buy, own lease and occupy such buildings, factories and 
other structures as may be needed in the connection of its business ; to perform 
and carry on any and all other businesses and for any and all other purposes con- 
nected with or incidental to the aforesaid business and purposes and to do any and 
all other things in connection with the business and purposes above mentioned and 
not contrary to the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $60,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Frank A. Prince, Prince, W. Va., 1 share ; James F. Prince, Prince, W. Va., 1 
share ; William Prince, Prince, W. Va., 1 share ; W. A. Mahan, Charleston, W. Va., 
1 share ; A. J. McClure, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



NEILL-PICKNEY MAXWELL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 2, 1907 ; charter expires April 2, 1957. 

Principal office — Philadelphia, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which «this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase, grant, gift, lease, exchange or otherwise, lands, 
tenements, hereditaments or any interest therein. 

To erect, construct and maintain factories, buildings, houses and works of any 
and every description on any land of the Company or in which it may have an 
interest, and to re-build, enlarge or improve existing factories, buildings, houses 
and works of any and every description on any land of the Company or in which 



1907J Charters Issued in 1907. 45 

it may have an interest, and to change, convert, appropriate any such lands into 
and for its own use. privilege, benefit and advantage. 

To let, sell, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of lands, houses, buildings, factories 
and hereditaments and other real estate of the Company and to undertake or con- 
duct the management and sale 'of real estate or any interest therein. 

To purchase, buy, sell, exchange, transfer, trafic, deal in and carry on the busi- 
ness of makers, manufacturers of and dealers in apparatus, machines, engines and 
machinery, implements, tools and property, metallic, copper, iron and other work 
incident to the business of general electric, machine and manufacturing work, pneu- 
matic tube work, transmission and carrier systems and the details and parts and 
terminals and stations therefor, and power therefor by air, steam and electricity, 
and all articles of machinery and appurtenances used in the manufacture, mainte- 
nance and working thereof and establishment, loan, hire, and license thereof and 
every part thereof, and to buy, sell, exchange, traffic and deal in apparatus, ma- 
chines, machinery, engines, tools, terminals, stations, power, materials, supplies 
and articles of all kinds used in the Company's business or incident thereto. 

To repair, mend, alter, loan and license and deal in apparatus, machines, engines, 
machinery, terminals, stations, power, materials, supplies and articles of all kinds 
which shall be capable of being used for the purposes of any business herein men- 
tioned or likely to be required by customers or dealers in any such business. 

To purchase, obtain or otherwise acquire, Letters Patent, Patent Rights, privileges 
and licenses, improved or secret process, for or in any wise relating to all or any 
of the objects, purposes, scheme and design of any and all mechanical and elec- 
trical apparatus, machines, engines, tools, machinery, terminals, stations, power, 
materials, supplies and other articles, <pneumatic tube work, transmission and car- 
rier systems, terminals and stations, and power therefor, by air, steam and elec- 
tricity, for or in any way relating to all or any of the objects aforesaid, and to 
grant, lease, license and permits for the use of, or to sell or otherwise deal in any 
letters patent, patent rights and privileges, improved or secret process acquired 
by the company. 

To apply for, purchase or otherwise acquire and to hold, own, use, operate and 
to sell; assign or otherwise dispose of, to grant licenses in all respects or other- 
wise turn to account any and all inventions, improvements and process used in 
connection with or secured under Letters Patent of the United States or elsewhere. 

To make, enter into, execute, acknowledge, deliver and negotiate, mortgages, 
bonds, stocks, or other securities, to make the same liens and incumbrances upon 
lands, tenements, hereditaments, chattels and property which this Company may 
hold, have or be interested therein, and to hold, purchase or otherwise acquire, 
to sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge or otherwise dispose of shares of capital 
stock or other evidence of indebtedness created by other corporation or corporations. 

To engage in the general business of manufacturing, construction, maintenance, 
repair, supply, and any and all branches thereof or appurtenant thereto, and in- 
cident to the business or advantage of the corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $225,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,000.00 ; paid in, $2,000.00. 

The capital stock of the corporation shall be divided into two thousand, two 
hundred fifty (2,250) shares, of the par value of one hundred dollars ($100) each. 
Of said stock, one thousand five hundred shares shall be common stock, and seven 
hundred fifty shares shall be preferred stock. 

The holders of the preferred stock shall be entitled to receive, when and as de- 
clared from the surplus or net profits of the corporation, dividends at the rate of 
ten (10%) per cent, per annum, and no more, payable quarterly on days to be fixed 
by the by-laws. The dividends on the preferred stock shall be cumulative, andi 
shall be paid in full, or set apart, before any dividend shall be declared or ptaid 
upon the common stock. 

In the discretion of the Board of Directors, the corporation shall have the right 
to call for and purchase all or part of the preferred stock at the price of one 
hundred five dollars ($105.00) per share and accrued dividends, on or after July 
1, 1910. Notice of such call and intention to purchase shall be given at least thirty 
(30) days previous to the date of such purchase, to each preferred stockholder of 
record, at such address as appears upon the books of the corporation. Preferred 



46 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

stock so purchased shall be held in the treasury of the corporation, and shall not 
be construed to be a reduction of the authorized capital stock of the corporation. 
After the date named in such call, all dividends on the stock so called shall cease 
until and unless otherwise ordered by the Board of directors. 

In- the event of any liquidation or dissolution or winding up, whether voluntary 
or involuntary, of the corporation, the holders of the preferred stock shall be en- 
titled to be paid in full, both the par value of their shares and any unpaid dividends 
that may have been declared thereon, before any amount shall be paid to the hold- 
ers of the common stock, and after the payment to the holders of the preferred 
stock of its par value and any unpaid dividends thereon, the remaining assets and 
funds shall be divided and paid to the holders of the common stock according to 
their respective shares. Each holder of preferred stock shall be entitled to cast 
one vote for every two shares of preferred stock held by him as shown by the books 
of the corporation, in all elections at any and all meetings of the stockholders, and 
upon all questions except those relating to the issuance, increase, decrease, sale, 
purchase or disposal of the common capital stock of the company. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

M. Balth Riffo, 1327 No. 57th St., Philadelphia. Pa., 15 shares common stock, 
30 shares preferred stock ; Arthur B. Neill, 1331 No. 57th St., Philadelphia, Pa., 
5 shares common stock, 10 shares preferred stock ; E. Van Dyke Pickney, 1339 No. 
57th St., Philadelphia, Pa., 5 shares common stock, 10 shares preferred stock ; Chas. 
M. Maxwell, 230 Apsley St., Philadelphia, Pa., 5 shares common stock, 10 shares 
preferred stock ; P. W. Redeker, 313 East St., Bloomsburg, Pa., 5 shares common 
stock, 5 shares preferred stock. Total number stock, common, 35 ; preferred, 65 — - 
100. 



CHANEY AND WINER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 3, 1907 ; charter expires March 16, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying, selling, offering and exposing for sale, trading, exchanging and 
dealing generally either at wholesale or retail, or both, dry goods, clothing, hats, 
caps, boots, shoes, furniture, groceries, green goods and produce, hardware, china, 
tin, porcelain and enamel ware, notions, ladies and gents furnishings and all kinds 
of mercantile goods and general merchandise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00 ; paid in, $10,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed by each, are as follows : 

Hiram Chaney, Littleton, West Virginia, 40 shares ; Kate Chaney, Littleton, West 
Virginia, 10 shares; Harry Winer, Littleton, West Virginia, 20 shares; Sam Winer, 
Littleton, West Virginia, 20 shares ; Louis Winer, Littleton, West Virginia, 10 
shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



GOLDEN FLAT MINING COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 3, 1907; charter expires May 1st, 1957. 

Principal office — Deadwood, S'outh Dakota. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase, location, lease or in any other manner which 
may be lawful, any mining property, water rights, mills, smelters, easements, and 
any lands, together with hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, 
and any and all property whether real, personal or mixed, which may be necessary 
to carry on the general business of mining, milling or smelting in Lawrence County, 
South Dakota, or in any other county in said state, or in any state, territory or 
colony of the United States ; to acquire by purchase or any other lawful manner 
any stock in any corporation whatever ; to sell, lease, mortgage, transfer or daal 
in any lawful manner with any property so acquired ; to acquire, if necessary, any 
water power and develop and transmit electricity for the purpose of operating any 



1907] Charters Issued in 1907. 47 

of the mines, mills or smelters of any of the property which may be owned, leased, 
or in any manner acquired by said corporation ; to mortgage, pledge, or in any 
manner hypothecate any of the property owned or acquired by said corporation, 
and, in general, to do any act or thing necessary to carry on a general mining, 
milling and smelting business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $300,000.00 ; par value shares, $1.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Geo. G. Yeomans, Western Union Bldg., Chicago, 111., 249 shares ; Wiliam L. Mc- 
Laughlin, Deadwood, S. D., 248 shares ; Robert N. Ogden, Deadwood, S. D., 1 share ; 
John Gray, Terraville, S. D., 1 share ; Frank W. Furry, Chicago, 111., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 500. 

In furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred upon this cor- 
poration by the laws of the State of West Virginia, the corporation may transact 
business both at its principal office and at any other place, and may have an office 
or offices not only at the place of its principal office, but also at any other place 
or places. 

The number of directors of the corporation, and their qualifications, shall be 
fixed from time to time by the by-laws. The directors shall be elected at the an- 
nual meeting of the stockholders, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and shall hold 
their offices until their successors are elected and qualified. The stockholders in 
general meeting may remove any directors and fill the vacancy ; but any vacancy 
not caused by such removal may be filled by the board. 

A majority of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum, unless it be other- 
wise provided in the by-laws. 



ELK AGENCY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 4, 1907 ; charter expires April 4, 1957. 
follows : 

(a) To engage in a general insurance agency business, and to do all things in 
connection therewith. 

(b) To engage in the real-estate business ; to buy, sell, lease, rent and man- 
age property ; and to do all other matters incident or connected therewith, (c) To do 
any and all other matters either connected with or separated from the above purposes, 
not contrary to the laws of State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $30,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows ; 

C. Pickens, Charleston, West Va., 1 share ; Wilbur Stump, Charleston, West 
Va., 1 share ; C. Summers, Charleston, West Va., 1 share ; A. J. Humphreys, Char- 
leston, West Va., 1 share ; Grant P. Hall, Charleston, West Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



ROARING CREEK LUMBER COMPANY.— (Non-Resident. ) 
Charter issued April 4, 1907 ; charter expires March 1st, 1957. 
Principal office — Clearfield, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell timber lands ; to manufacture timber into lumber ; to 
buy and sell lumber and lumber products ; to manufacture lumber into lumber 
products of all kinds ; build houses ; to purchase, erect and equip saw mill or saw 
mills, and to manufacture thereon lumber into lumber products of all kinds, and to 
carry on and conduct a general mercantile business in connection with said lum- 
ber and manufacturing operations ; to purchase or lease lands for the purpose of 
erecting saw mills or houses necessary or convenient for the manufacture of tim- 
ber into lumber ; and to do any and all other things necessary or convenient to 
carry on a general lumber business and to manufacture the same into lumber 
products, and sell the same at either wholesale or retail. 



48 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$20,000.00; paid in, $2,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows; 

W. A. Porter, Clearfield, Pa., 40 shares ; E. L. Shirey, Clearfield, Pa., 40 shares ; 
Singleton Bell, Clearfield, Pa., 40 shares; H. B. Hartswick, Clearfield, Pa., 40 
shares ; J. K. Horton, Clearfield, Pa., 40 shares. Total number of shares, 200. 



BARKER AND CLARKS GAP RAILROAD COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 4, 1907 ; charter to be perpetual. 

Principal office — Roanoke, Va. 

Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence 
at or near Clarks Gap in the County of Wyoming, and run thence by the most 
practicable route to a point on the Guyandot River at or near the mouth of 
Barker Creek in the County of Wyoming. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. E. Johnson, City of Roanoke, Virginia, 1 share ; William. G. MacDowell, 312 
South 40th Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; Joseph I. Doran, 120 South 19th 
Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share; Theodore W. Reath. 2115 DeLancey S'treet, 
Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; E. H. Alden, Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pa., 1 
share; G. C. Callahan, 6S32' Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 6. 



CLEAR FORK AND OCEANA RAILROAD COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 4, 1907 ; charter perpetual. 

Principal office — Roanoke, Va. 

Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence 
at or near the mouth of Clear Fork of Guyandot River in the County of Wyoming, 
and run thence by the most practicable route to a point on the Clear Fork of the 
Guyandot River, at or near the mouth of Knob Fork of Clear Fork in the County of 
Wyoming. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed by each, are as follows : 

L. E. Johnson, City of Roanoke, Va., 1 share ; Wiliam G. MacDowell, 312 South 
40th Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; Joseph I. Doran, 120 South 19th Street, 
Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share; Theodore W. Reath, 2115 DeLancey Street, Philadel- 
phia, Pa., 1 share; E. H. Alden, Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pa., 1 share; G. C. 
Callahan, 6832 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 6. 



UPPER ELK COAL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

'Charter issued April 5, 1907 ; charter expires Aprjl 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Elkins, W. Va. 

Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying and leasing lands and mineral rights, mining coal and manu- 
facturing coke, selling and shipping the same ; constructing and owning houses, 
tramroads, railroads, shafts, tipples, and coke ovens ; buying, leasing and selling 
timber, and buying and leasing timber lands, constructing tramroads, railroads, 
erecting saw mills, owning and operating the same, manufacturing, shipping and 
selling all kinds of lumber and all articles of commerce made thereof, and con- 
structing such other works and doing such other things as may be necessary or 



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advantageous for the proper and successful conduct of the business of said com- 
pany. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$20,000.00; paid. in, $20,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. G. Davis, Elkins, W. Va., 74 shares ; S. B. Elkins, Elkins, W. Va., 74 shares ; 
J. T. McGraw, Grafton, W. Va., 50 shares ; Arthur Lee, Elkins, W. Va., 1 share ; 
C. M. Hendley, Washington, D. C, 1 share. Total number of shares, 200. 



TUNA GLASS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 5, 1907 ; charter expires April 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To purchase, acquire, lease, manage, control, operate and maintain, and to sell, 
lease and dispose of to such person or persons, corporation or corporations, and 
for such price or prices, and upon such terms and conditions, and for such period 
of time as to this corporation shall seem proper, timber and timber lands, oil and 
gas lands, coal and coal lands, water and water rights, power privileges and ap- 
propriations for mining, milling, manufacturing, agricultural, domestic and other 
uses and purposes. • 

To manufacture and sell window glass, and any and all other kinds of glass 
as well as all supplies and raw material used in or necessary for the manufacture 
of glass. 

To manufacture and sell timber, lumber and all kinds of woods and wooden ware 
or merchandise. 

To build, construct, operate and sell glass factories, and other plants and fac- 
tories of all kinds. 

To purchase, sell and otherwise acquire or dispose of real estate, together with 
the building, acquiring and renting of stores, factories and dwellings. 

To purchase, or otherwise acquire, operate, and sell natural gas, oil and coal 
lands, and to build, equip, operate and maintain gas, oil and coal producing 
properties. 

To manufacture, purchase, or otherwise acquire lumber, timber, goods, mer- 
chandise, and personal property of every class ; and to hold, own, mortgage, sell, 
or otherwise dispose of, trade, deal in, and deal with the same. 

To acquire and undertake the good will, property, rights and assets, and the 
liabilities of any person, firm, association or corporation, and to pay for the 
same in cash, stock or bonds of the corporation or otherwise. 

To enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every kind and for 
any lawful purpose with any person, Arm, association or corporation. 

To borrow or raise money without limit as to the amount by the issue of, or 
upon warrants, bonds, debentures, and other negotiable or transferable instru- 
ments, or otherwise. 

To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise to acquire and to~ 
hold, use, own, operate and introduce and sell, assign, or otherwise dispose of any 
trade marks, trade names, patents, inventions, improvements and processes, used 
in connection with, or secured under letters patent of the United S'tates or else- 
where, or o.herwise, and to use, exercise, develope and grant licenses in respect 
of or otherwise to turn to account any such trade marks, patents, licenses, pro- 
cesses and the like, or of any such property or rights. 

To purchase, hold and re-issue the shares of its capital stock. In general to 
carry on any other business in connection with the foregoing, either manufacturing 
or otherwise, and to have and to exercise all the powers conferred by the laws of 
West Virginia upon corporations formed under the laws of said State. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $75,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
128,600.00; paid in, $19,600.00. 



50 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

J. F. Davis, Bradford. Pa.. 40 shares; T. F. Richmond, Smethport, Fa., 30 
shares; YVarley Gifford, Smethport, Pa.. 18% shares; A. F. Brown, Bradford, Pa., 
23 Va shares; Ph. Nusbaum, Bradford, Pa., 16 2-3 shares; Bennett Nusbaum, Brad- 
ford, Pa., 16 2-3 shares; Felix Steinberger, Bradford, Pa., 16 2-3 shares; J. C. 
Greenwald, Bradford, Pa., 10 shares: Geo. W. Mitchell, Smethport, Pa.. 53 shares; 
D. M. Blasted. Smethport. Pa., 40 shares : Emma A. Gifford, Smethport, Pa.,- 10 
shares ; W. F. Specht, Smethport, Pa., 5 shares. Total number of shares, 280. 

In furtheance, and not in limitation of the powers conferred by this statute, the 
Stockholders are expressly authorized : 

To hold their meetings within or without the State of West Virginia, at such places 
as may from time to time be designated by them, or a majority thereof, or by the 
board of Directors. 

And the Board of Directors are expressly authorized ; 

To hold their meetings, to have one or more offices, and to keep the books of the 
company within or without the State of West Virginia, at such places as may be 
from time to time designated by them. 

To fix the amount to be reserved as working capital ; to fix the times for the de- 
claration and payment of divdends ; to authorize and cause to be executed mortgages 
and liens upon the real and personal property of the company, provided always, that 
a majority of the whole board concur therein. 



SEAMON'S ORIGINAL WHEELING STOGIE-CIGAR COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 6, 1907 ; charter expires April 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Moundsville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy. manufacture and sell stogies and cigars ; also to buy, manufac- 
ture and sell leaf and plug tobaccoes, and deal in cigars, stogies, and tobaccoes 
of all kinds and mixtures ; also to deal in general merchandise buying and selling 
all articles of every description whatsover necessary to be handled in a first class 
general store. 

To engage in buying, manufacturing and selling tobacco and cigar boxes, and to 
buy the materials necessary for the manufacturing of the same. 

To exercise all other rights, powers and privileges, and to own, hold, and use 
real and personal estate, convenient or necessary to carry out the fore-going ob- 
jects and purposes, or any of them. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares; $100.00; subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in, $600.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows ; 

A. J. Seamon, Moundsville, W. Va., 1 sbare ; Thirza B. Seamon, Moundsville, 
W. Va., 1 share ; J. W. Morehead, Moundsville, W. Va., 1 share ; Mary M. More- 
head, Moundsville, W. Va., 1 share ; Sam'l A. Steele, Moundsville, W. Va., 1 share ; 
Lottie M. Steele, Moundsville, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 6. 



THE BIG FOUR BROTHERHOOD IMPROVEMENT COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 6, 1907 : charter expires April 6, 1957. 

Principal office — Hinton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire rea'l estate in the City of Hinton, County of Summers and 
State of West Virginia, and thereupon construct an opera house, office and store 
buildings, and lodge rooms; to give entertainments; to conduct a general mer- 
cantile business. 

To do generally any other or transact any other business which may be found 
necessary, convenient or desirable not in conflict with the laws of the State of West 
Virginia. 



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Capital stock — Authorized, $40,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$800.00 ; paid in $200.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows ; 

James F. Smith, Hinton, W. Va., 10 shares ; Robt. F. Beasley, Hinton, W. Va., 
10 shares ; W|. B. Madison, Hinton, W. Va., 10 shares ; D.' Hornbarger, Hinton, W. 
Va,. 10 shares ; S. B. Hamer, Hinton, W. Va.. 10 shares ; A. A. Riddleberger, Hinton, 
W. Va., 10 shares; G. W. Wiseman, Hinton, W. Va., 10 shares; J. H. Romick, Hinton, 
W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of shares, 80. 



ALGOMA MASONIC TRUST.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 8, 1907 ; charter expires Dec. 15, 1950. 

Principal office — Northfork, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To erect, own and maintain a masonic temple for Ancient, Free and 
Accepted Masons at Northfork, McDowell County, West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows ; 

L. H. Clarke, Kyle, W. Va., 10 shares ; L. G. Toney, Northfork, W. Va., 10 shares ; 
N. H. Franklin, Elkhorn, W. Va., 10 skares ; H. G. Steele, Keystone, W. Va., 10 
shares ; C. S. Angel Northfork, W. Va., 10 shares, Tothal number of shares 50. 



THE NATURAL GAS SUPPLY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 8. 1907 ; charter expires April 8, 1957. 

Principal office — Piedmont, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of owning, conducting and operating general stores, 
buying and selling at wholesale and retail all sorts of gas and electrical supplies, 
fixtures, appliances, tools and apparatus, to do a general plumbing, gas fitting and 
hardware business, and to do every and any act incidental, necessary or convenient 
to the full and successful carrying out of the purposes and objects aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. M. Robey, Cumberland, Maryland, 1 share ; D. J. Blackiston, Cumberland, 
Maryland ; 1 share ; Harry K. Drane, Piedmont, West Virginia, 1 share ; Robert 
McV. Drane, Piedmont, West Virginia, 1 share ; W. F. Dollmeyer, Keyser, West Vir- 
ginia, 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



FIDELITY GAS COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 8, 1907 ; charter expires April 8, 1957. 

Principal office — Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows ; To acquire, own and hold for investment or otherwise, and to barter 
sell and deal in amy personal property, tangible or intangible, of whatsoever nature, 
and wheresoever situated, and while owner thereof to exercise all the rights, powers 
and privileges of ownership. 

To acquire, furnish and contract for the acquisition and furnishing of any labor, 
supplies and materials for any purpose. 

To provide and furnish by contract or otherwise any and all labor, supplies, 
materials or other elements necessary or expedient for the manufacture, storing, 



52 Charters Isstded in 1907. [W. Va. 

sale, distribution and supplying of gas and for the operation of a gas plant : and for 
the construction of gas works and apparatus ; and to operate any gas plant or 
plants under contract or otherwise. 

To conduct trading, mercantile and manufacturing businesses of any kind. 

The business and purpose of the corporation is, from time to time, to do any 
one or more of the acts and things herein set forth. 

Without in any particular limiting any of the powers of the corporation, it is 
hereby expressly declared and provided that the corporation shall have power to 
make and perform contracts of any kind and description ; and, in carrying on its 
business and for the purpose of attaining or furthering any of its objects, to do 
any and all other acts and things and to exercise any and all other powers which 
a natural person could do and exercise, and which now are or hereafter may be 
authorized by law. 

Subject to local laws, the corporation shall have power to conduct its business 
in any of the states, territories and colonies or dependencies of the United States 
and in foreign countries, and to have one or more offices out of the State of West 
Virginia, and to hold, purchase, mortgage and convey real and personal property 
wheresoever situated. 

The foregoing clauses shall be construed both as objects and powers ; and it is 
hereby expressly provided that the foregoing enumeration of specific powers shall 
not be held, either under the operation of the rule ejusdem generis or otherwise, 
to limit or restrict in any manner the powers of the corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $150,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George J. Chaffee, 416 Colby & Abbot Bldg., Milwaukee, Wis., 1 share ; Charles 
F. Smith, 82 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee. Wis., 1 share; Walter D. Hickman, 
102 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, Wis.. 1 share : William F. Adams, 102 Wisconsin 
Street, Milwaukee, Wis., 1 share ; Albert R. Denu, 102 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, 
Wis., 1 share. Total number shares, 5. 

On the affirmative vote, in person or by proxy, of the holders of at least sixty per 
cent. (60^) of the outstanding stock of the corporation, the corporation may sell, 
transfer or assign in good faith all of its property and assets as an entirety. 

The directors shall have the power and authority to issue the bonds, debentures, 
notes and other obligations of debt of said corporation, and also to sell, assign, con- 
vey, mortgage, pledge or otherwise dispose of any part of the property and assets 
of the corporation upon such terms and conditions as to them shall seem expedient. 



CAPITAL CITY NATIONAL GAS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 10, 1907 ; charter expires April 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For purchasing, leasing and holding real estate in the State of West 
Virginia, or oil, gas and other mineral lands and developing and operating the 
same ; with the right to sell, lease, sub-lease or otherwise dispose of said property 
or any part thereof, upon royalties reserved or otherwise : and generally to do any 
and all things necessary to explore and develop the territory to be acquired for 
said purposes ; and to transport and market the products thereof, including the 
right to erect, construct and operate storage tanks, pipe lines and all other struc- 
tures and improvements necessary or convenient for said purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$50,000.00 ; paid in, $50,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. T. Crawford, Charleston, W. Ya., 124 shares : W. L. Ashby, Charleston, W. Va., 
124 shares ; J. E. Chilton, Charleston, W. Va., 250 shares ; J. D. Woodroe, Char- 
leston, W. Va., 1 share ; C. C. Crawford, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total num- 
ber of shares, 500. 



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GRAFTON SENTINEL PUBLISHING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 10, 1007 : charter expires April 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Grafton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are a3 
follows : For the purposes of acquiring- by purchase, lease, or otherwise printing 
presses, type, and type machines, furniture, fixtures, and all other paraphernalia 
incident to or used in connection with the successful operation of a printing plant : 
to manage, edit, and publish a newspaper either weekly or daily, or both ; to carry 
on the business of steel engraving and lithographing, job printing, and printing' 
and binding of every kind and description : to trade in all sorts of printing and 
newspaper office supplies ; to trade in newspapers, books and periodicals of every 
kind and description ; to own real estate incident to the purposes of said corpora- 
tion ; to carry on a general publishing and printing business; and for the further 
purposes of doing all things necessary for carrying out the objects for which said 
company is incorporated, and Incidental thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Genie W. Ford, Graftcn, W. Va., 1 share ; Harry D. Comerford, Grafton, W. Va. f 
1 share ; Hugh Warder, Grafton, W. Va., 1 share ; A. W. Burdett, Grafton, W. Va., 
1 share ; C. V. Gough, Grafton, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE ALPENSTOCK INVESTMENT COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 10, 1907 ; charter expires April 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To engage in any legitimate mail order business; the engaging in sale 
of any meritorious invention or article that the directors of this company may see 
fit to handle. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, 50 cents ; subscribed, 
$25.00 : paid in $2.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

P.' A. Gordon, Tiny Sask, Canada, 10 shares ; C. Devenbaugh, Tiny Sask, Can- 
ada, 10 shares ; Fay H. Devenbaugh, Tiny Sask, Canada, 10 shares ; Vernie Gordon, 
Tiny S'ask, Canada, 10 shares ; Emma Betts, Tiny Sask, Canada, 10 shares. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



GRAND UNITED ORDER OF INDIANS.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 11, 1907 ; charier continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Welch, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Setting up and constituting ledges : caring for the sick and burying the 
dead. ♦ 

Capital stuck — Authorized, $1,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$250.00; paid in, ^250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John B. Hill, Welch, W. Va., 1 share; O. H. Miller, Welch, W. Va., 1 share: J. 
W. Witt»n, Welch. W. Va., 1 share; Homer Scott. Welch, W. Va.. 1 share; John 
F. Bowliijg, Welch, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

No stockholder, shall at any one time hold more than two shares of stock. 



54 Charters Issved in 1907. [W. Va. 

THE PRINCETON PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 11, 1907: charter expires April 11, 1957. 

Principal office— Princeton. AY. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To print and publish a newspaper or newspapers and do a general print- 
ing business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $ 10,000. 00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$800.00 : paid in, $80.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. C. Hedrick, Bramwell, AY. Ya., 2 shares ; R. C. Lilly, Spanishburg, W. Va., 
2 shares ; J. H. Gadd, Camp Creek, W. Ya., 2 shares ; Hugh G. Woods, Princeton, 
W. Va., 2 shares ; W. B. Honaker, Princeton, W. Va., 2 shares ; C. B. Martin, 
Princeton, W. Va., 2 shares; E. W. Hale. Princeton, W. Va., 2 shares; A. M. Sutton, 
Princeton, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 16. 



BROWNING LAND COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 11, 1907; charter expires April 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Logan, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire, own, hold, lease, mine upon, develop, use and enjoy and dis- 
pose of coal and other mineral lands, timber lands, oil and gas territory, and 
other lands : to open and operate coal mines and other mines ; iron ore and other 
ore beds; stone quarries, oil wells, salt, gas and other wells; to ship and vend 
coal and other minerals, ores, timber, salt, gas, oil and other products of said 
land, and the products thereof; to manufacture and sell coke and 'other products of 
coal, and of ores, stone, oil and salt; to own, erect, maintain, lease, rent and op- 
erate mills and other factories and plants ; to manufacture and sell timber and the 
product thereof; to own, lease, construct and operate roads, railroads, tram-roads, 
and pipe lines in connection with the business aforesaid, and to transport for it- 
self and others, by means thereof and otherwise, the products aforesaid, and other 
articles of traffic to market ; to own. lease, construct and operate tow boats, 
barges and other crafts for like purposes and for the general conveying business ; 
to carry on in connection with the business above contemplated, a store or stores, 
and to conduct, in connection therewith, a general merchandise business : to ac- 
quire, hold and dispose of stocks and bonds of other corporations and other 
securities, and do all things other and else incident to any of said operations or 
business permitted to such corporation by the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $75,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$250.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Geo. F. Browning, Logan, W. Va., 1 share; S. B. Browning, Logan, W. Ya., 1 
share ; R. L. Shrewsbury, Logan, W. Ya., 1 share ; W. R. Lilly, Logan, W. Va., 1 
share ; Mae Mullins, Logan, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



BAUER MEAT & FISH COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 12, 1907 ; charter expires April 12, 19u7. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of manufacturing, buying and selling fresh and salt 
meats of all kinds, lard. tallow% sausages and other similar products ; of slaughter- 
ing and manufacturing into meat, cattle, hogs, sheep, and other animals intended 
for food; of manufacturing and selling the offal of same; of buying and selling all 
kinds of live stock, fish, game, and poultry ; of buying and selling all kinds of 
dairy, farm and agricultural products ; of buying and selling canned meats, 



1907] Charters Issued in 1907. 55 

sausages, lards, farm and dairy products and other canned goods of similar kinds ; 
of owning, operating and maintaining cold storage, refrigerators and cold storage 
warehouses : of owning and operating stables, pens and all buildings necessary for 
the conduct of such business and doing all things necessary to the business afore- 
said, and of acquiring title to, holding and leasing such real estate as may be 
necessary for the purpose of carrying on said business, and of selling and conveying 
such real estate and disposing of such leases. 

iCapital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in $10,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. C. Bauer, Charleston, W. Va., 65 shares ; Joseph Staab, Charleston, W. Va., 
10 shares ; W. J. Buck, Charleston, W. Va., 10 shares ; G. R. Edgar, Charleston, W. 
Va., 10 shares ; Leo Loeb, Charleston, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of shares, 
100. 



WILLIAMSON LIGHT AMD ICE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 13, 1907 ; charter expires, January 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Williamson, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To maintain, carry on and conduct a general electric light and power 
plant for the purposes of selling electricity for lighting, heating and power pur- 
poses ; to manufacture and sell ice and distilled water ; to erect and maintain cold 
storages ; to own and operate electrical street railways ; to buy, sell and hold 
real estate ; to buy and sell stock and bonds of other corporations ; to loan and 
borrow money ; to carry on and conduct a wholesale and retail general mercantile 
business ; and to do any and all things necessary and incidental to the businesses 
aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Chas. F. Teter, Philippi, W. Va., 1 share; S. A. Moore, Philippi, W. Va., 1 
share; G. F. Stockert, Buckhannon, W. Va., 1 share-; J. W. Peters, Williamson, W. 
Va., 1 share ; S. D. Stokes, Williamson,- W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



STATE PHOSPHATE COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 13, 1907 ; charter expires April 13, 1957. 
Principal office — Chicago, Ills. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To acquire, own, enter or lease mines and mineral lands of every kind, nature 
and description, also to acquire, own, enter or lease mill sites, water rights, and 
terminal facilities ; to work, prospect or develop mines and mineral lands of every 
nature or description, either for itself or other companies, corporations or indi- 
viduals ; to do everything that may be necessary or proper in the conduct of its 
business in the way of developing, prospecting, locating, acquiring, buying and 
selling mineral lands and mining claims of every kind, nature and description, 
and working such mines and the production of ores and minerals therefrom and in 
reducing such ores and minerals to the most profitable, merchantable value, and in 
doing same to contract, build, buy, sell, own and operate all necessary mills, 
smelters, machinery, roads, railroads, tramways, ditches, flumes, and such other 



56 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

property as shall be fit and necessary in carrying out the objects herein stated : 
to erect buildings, operate sawmills and engage in trade of every kind, both in 
stores and provisions, steam and sail transportations, road building and engineer- 
ing, freighting and carrying- 

2. To engage in any other manufacturing, trading or selling business of any 
kind or character whatsoever. 

3. To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 
pledge or otherwise dispose of, shares of the capital stock, bonds, debentures or 
other evidences of indebtedness, of any other corporation or corporations, and 
while owning the same to exercise all the rights and privileges of ownership, in- 
cluding the right to vote thereon. 

4. To carry on any other business whatsoever which the corporation may deem 
proper or convenient to be carried on in connection with any of the foregoing pur- 
poses or calculated directly or indirectly to promote the interests of the corpora- 
tion, or to enhance the value of its property, and to acquire, own, lease, operate 
and dispose of any and all property, real and personal, necessary or convenient 
for the furtherance thereof. 

5. The purpose of the corporation is from time to time to do any one or more 
of the acts or things herein set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$100,000.00 ; paid in $50,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. C. Gardner, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., 200 shares ; R. C. Newton, 
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., 200 shares ; F. S. Hayward, Union Stock Yards, 
Chicago, 111., 200 shares; Arthur C. Ide, 125 Monroe Street, Chicago, 111., 200 shares; 
Albert L. Lettermann, 125 Monroe Street, Chicago, 111., 200 shares. Total number of 
shares, 1,000. 

Without in any particular limiting or restricting any of the objects and powers 
of the corporation, it is hereby expressly declared and provided that the corpora- 
tion shall have power to issue bonds and other obligations in payment for prop- 
erty purchased or acquired by it, for money borrowed, or any other lawful object 
in and about its business ; to mortgage or pledge any property which may be ac- 
quired by it ; to secure any bonds, guaranties or obligations by it issued or in- 
curred ; to guarantee any dividends, bonds, contracts or other obligations ; to lend 
its funds to such persons, firms or corporations as it may elect; to make and per- 
form contracts of every kind and description and in carrying on its business, or 
for the purpose of attaining or furthering any of its objects or purposes to do any 
and all other things and exercise any and all other powers which now or hereaf- 
ter may be permitted by law. 



DE WALT OIL & GAS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 13, 1907 ; Charter expires April 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. Chief works in Indiana. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of boring for and otherwise obtaining petroleum and 
other oils and natural gas, and buying and selling oil and gas, and constructing 
and maintaining lines of tubing and piping for the transportation of petroleum and 
other oils and natural gas for said company and for the public generally ; and for 
developing, producing, refining, dealing in and selling oils and gas, for heating, 
lighting, and other purposes ; and for buying, leasing, renting and selling lands and 
leases for said purposes ; and for transporting and storing oil and gas by pipe 
lines and tanks, for the purpose of building necessary houses and dwellings and 
conducting a merchandise business, and generally for the purpose of carrying on 
such business as properly pertains to such works and improvements. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in, $60.00. 



]907] Charters Issued rx 1907. 57 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

I. J. Harshbarger, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share: L. J. Corbly, Huntington. W. 
Va., 1 share; J. A. Emmons, Huntington. \Y. Va., 1 share: Chas. F. Cole, Hunt- 
ington, YV. Va., 1 share; J. M. McCoach, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share; Frank P. 
Swan, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 0. 



INTERSTATE PYRITES COMPANY.— ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 13, 1907; charter expires April 13, 19-37. 
Principal office — Chicago, Ills. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To acquire, own, enter or lease mines and mineral lands of every kind, 
nature and description, also to acquire, own. enter or lease mill sites, water rights, 
and terminal facilities ; to work, prospect or develop mines and mineral lands of 
every nature or description, either for itself or other companies, corporations 
or individuals ; to do everything that may be necessary or proper in the conduct 
of its business in the way of developing, prospecting, locating, acquiring, buying 
and selling mineral lands and mining claims of every kind, nature and descrip- 
tion, and working such mines and the production of ores and minerals therefrom 
and in reducing such ores and minerals to the mcst profitable, merchantable value, 
and in doing same to contract, build, buy, sell, own and operate all necessary mills, 
smelters, machinery, roads, railroads, tramways, ditches, flumes, and such other 
property as shall be fit and necessary in carrying out the objects herein stated ; 
to erect buildings, operate sawmills and engage in trade of every kind, both in 
stores and provisions, steam and sail transportations, road building and engineer- 
ing, freighting and cai-rying. 

2. To engage in any other manufacturing, trading or selling business of any 
kind or character whatsoever. 

3. To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 
pledge or otherwise dispose of, shares of the capital stock, bonds, debentures or 
other evidences of indebtedness, of any other corporation or corporations, and 
while owning the samef to exercise all the rights and privileges of ownership, in- 
cluding the right to vote thereon. 

4. To carry on any other business whatsoever which the corporation may deem 
proper or convenient to be carried on in connection with any of the foregoing pur- 
poses or calculated directly or indirectly to promote the interests of the corpora- 
tion, or to enhance the value of its property, and to acquire, own, lease, operate 
and dispose of any and all property, real and personal, necessary or convenient for 
the furtherance thereof. 

5. The purpose of the corporation is from time to time to do any one or more 
of the acts or things herein set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$50,000.00; paid in, $25,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

II. C. Gardner, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., 100 shares; R. C. Newton, 
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., 100 shares ; F. S. Hayward, Union Stock Yards, 
Chicago, 111., 100 shares ; Arthur C. Ide, 125 Monroe Street, Chicago, 111., 100 
shares; Albert L. Lettermann, 125 Monroe Street, Chicago. 111., 100 shares. Total 
number of shares, 500. 

Without in any particular limiting or restricting any of the objects and powers 
of the corporation, it is hereby expressly declared and provided that the corporation 
shall have power to issue bonds and other obligations in payment for property 
purchased or acquired by it, for money borrowed, or any other lawful object in 
and about its business ; to mortgage or pledge any property which may be acquired 
by it; to secure any bonds, guarantees or obligations by it issued or incurred); 
to guarantee any dividends, bonds, contracts or other obligations ; to lend its funds 
to such persons, firms or corporations as it may elect; to make and perform con- 



58 Charters Issued en 1907. [W. Va. 

tracts of every kind and description and in carrying on its business, or for fthe 
purpose of attaining or furthering any of its objects or purposes to do any and 
all other things and exercise any and all otker powers which now or hereafter may 
be permitted by law. 



MONONGAH LODGE NO. 131 INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS.— 

( Resident. ) 

Charter issued April 13, 1907 ; charter continues perpetually. 
Principal office — Monongah, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To inculcate and disseminate the principles of the Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows. 

(2) We pledge ourselves to advance the mutual interest of each other; care for 
and visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead, and educate the orphan of 
deceased members as soon as possible ; the financial standing of the order war- 
ranting the same. 

(3) We also promise to work for the material, moral and intellectual welfare 
of ourselves and members of said Monongah Lodge No. 131 I. O. O. F. and guard 
the interest and rights of all as far as it is in our power so to do. 

(4) To buy and sell and own real estate and other property, to erect, build and 
maintain a buildirig for to be used as a lodge room and for to rent, lease or sell. 

(5) And for any and all other purposes for which a benevolent, beneficial and 
charitable corporation may be formed. But said corporation shall not be operated 
for profit to its members or stockholders. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$50.00; paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. Emery Robinson. Monongah. W. Va.. 1 share: George .1. Fleming, Monongah, 
W. Va.. 1 share ; S. C. Meredith. Monongah. W. Va., 1 share ; Harry L. Martin, 
Monongah, W. Va.. 1 share ; Enoch E. Snyder, Monongah, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, .". 



MARGUERITE OIL & GAS COMPANY.— < Xon-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 15, 1907 ; charter expires April 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Indiana, I'a. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of purchasing, leasing, . holding, and managing oil and 
gas properties in fee simple or otherwise :' operating and transporting the same 
and dealing in their products ; drilling, and prospecting for oil, gas and other 
minerals : owning, leasing and employing machinery, tools, and appliances relating 
to, essential or convenient to the carrying on of any of above mentioned purposes, 
doing a general mercantile business and all such other things not prohibited by 
law that may be regarded by said company as essential, necessary, incidental or 
auxiliary to the proper' management of any of the above mentioned purposes or 
' to complete use or enjoyment of such real or personal estate as may be owned or 
possessed by said company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$l.(i(Mi.iio; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harry W. Wilson, Indiana. Pa.. 990 shares ; Jos. W. Clements. Indiana. Ta., 1 
share; J. Dick Wilson. Indiana, Pa., 1 share; John 1.. Wilson. Indiana, I'a., 1 
share; Lemuel Myers! Indiana, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares. 1000. 



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BLUEFIELD IMPLEMENT & MACHINERY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 15, 1007 ; charter expires April 3, 1057. 

Principal office— Bluefield. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To buy and sell at wholesale and retail wagons, buggies, carriages, carts, 
harness, saddles, fertilizer, and agricultural, mining and contracting machinery, 
implements and fixtures, and all other goods and wares of a like kind. 
, (2) To buy. sell, lease and encumber real estate and take liens thereon as se- 
curity for obligations due this corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. R. Kipps, Christiansburg, Ya.. 1 share ; Emmett L. Bailey, Bluefield. W. Va., 
1 share; J. W. Ruff, Bluefield. W. Va., 1 share ; C. B. Hancock, Bluefield. W. Va., 
1 share ; D. M. Easley, Bluefield, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



SURE OIL & GAS CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 15, 1907 : charter expires April 15, 1057. 

Principal office — New Martinsville. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To produce oil and gas and market the same either in the crude or re- 
fined state ; to build and erect a refinery and refine its product if it so desires : to 
build and erect a pipe line for the purpose of marketing its product, if it so desires, 
and to lease land for the production of oil and gas therefrom with all the neces- 
sary rights, privileges, etc., incident thereto, and to operate, hold or dispose of said 
leases as it may desire. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $500,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed. 
$102,000.00; paid in, $50,000.00. 

All the stock of this corporation shall be common stock and of equal dignity 
and non-assessable. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. E. Carnahan. Canton, Ohio, 60,066 shares; H. L. Smith, Smithtield, W. Va., 
33,334 shares; Wm. Horn, Marietta, Ohio, 1,000 shares; I. D. Morgan, New Mar- 
tinsville, W. Va., 500 shares: E. O. Keifer, New Martinsville, W. Va.. 500 shares. 
Total number of shares, 100,000. 

The corporation will not hold over 10,000 acres of land. 



GRANTSVILLE BRIDGE COM I* ANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 15, 1007 ; charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Grantsville. \V. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To construct, erect, operate and maintain a toll bridge across the Lit- 
tle Kanawha River, at (Jrantsville in Calhoun County, West Virginia ; to charge 
and receive tolls for the use of said bridge and carry on such business as properly 
pertains to such works. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in, $60.00, 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Arthur G. Mills, Grantsville, W. Va.. 10o shares; S. T. Stump, Grantsville, W. Va., 
25 shares; Howard Waldo, Grantsville. \\\ Va., 25 shares: 1). E. Stutler, Grantsville, 
W. Va., 25 shares; 8. C. Bair. Grantsville. \V. Va.. 100 shares: A. G. Mathews, 
Grantsville, W. Va., 100 shares; S. P. Bell, Grantsville, W. Va., 100 shares; 



60 Charters Issued ix 1907. [W. Va. 

C. C. Starcher, Grantsville, W. Va., 25 shares ; C. H. Craddock, Grants- 
ville, W. Va., 25 shares ; C. T. Scott. Grantsville, W. Va., 25 shares ; J. T. Waldo, 
Grantsville, W. Va., 25 shares ; S. C. Hamilton, Grantsville, W Va., 25 shares. 
Total number of shares, 325. 



EDGEWOOD IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 16. 1907 ; charter expires Aphil 16, 1957. 

Principal office — 'Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct and build houses ; to deal in lumber and other building 
material ; to buy and sell real estate. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John A. Thayer, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share; H. L. Wehrle, Charleston, W. Va., 
1 share ; A. S. Guthrie, Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share : Steele A. Hawkins, Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share ; Henry Fry, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 
5. 



THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY.— (Non- 
Resident.) 

Charter issued April 17, 1907; charter expires April 17, 1957. 

Principal office — Dallas, Texas. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The manufacture of and dealing in Portland cement, lime, crushed stone, 
and all products of which they form a part. The manufacture and sale of other 
mineral products and by-products. The mining or digging of minerals, gas and 
oil, and the sale thereof, the dealing in gas, and oil rights, the purchase and leasing 
of gas, oil and mineral lands and the resale and releasing thereof. The owning, 
holding and operating of any railroad, necessary primarily for said company's oper- 
ations. The purchase and holding of real estate for the laying out of a town at 
or near the works of said company ; the erection of buildings thereon, the sale or 
lease of any of said lands or buildings, and the carrying on of a general merchan- 
dise business in such town or at said works. The production, development, trans- 
mission and sale of electric or other power ; the holding or owning of any interests in 
any railroad, or other corporation, or joint stock company, permitted by law, and 
such other things as may become convenient or necessary to its said business as 
above set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $3,500,000.00; par value shares, $100.00: subscribed, 
$25,000.00; paid in $2,500.0$. 

Of the above amount of capital stock one million seven hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars ($1,750,000.00) Being seventeen thousand five hundred shares (17,500) 
shall be preferred stock, and entitled to a fixed dividend of seven per cent, per 
annum from July 1st, 1908, or subsequent date of issue, and cumulative, until said 
shares of stock are- called for redemption. The whole or any part thereof shall 
be redeemable by said Company at is par value with unpaid dividends at any time 
on or after July 1st, 1913. Said redemption to be made at the time fixed for pay- 
ment of any dividend. The preference as to stock and dividends extends to the 
assets as well as to the earnings of said company. The voting power of the pre- 
ferred stock shall equal that of the common stock, share for share. 

Stockholders — The names, postomce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, ar*e as follows : 

William F. Cowham, Cooley Block, Jackson, Michigan. 50 shares preferred; 
Nathan S. Potter, City Bank, Jackson, Michigan. 50 shares preferred ; W. Herbert 
L. McCourtie, 306 First St., Jackson, Michigan, 50 shares preferred ; Adolf C. Stich, 



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Independence. Kansas. 50 shares preferred : Weesley W. Hawley. Huntington, Indi- 
ana. 50 shares, preferred. Total number of shares preferred, 250. 

The construction and equipment of the plant at Dallas. Texas, shall be in accord- 
ance with what is known as the Cowham system of cement nulls. 

The amount of capital stock not subscribed by the incorporators is held for 
disposition by the directors as authorized by the stockholders at the first stockhold- 
ers meeting to be held pursuant hereto. 

The first meeting of the corporation may be held at such time and place as 
shall be agreed upon by the incorporators ; all subsequent meetings whether of 
the stockholders or directors, shall be held at such places as may be prescribed 
in the by-laws of the company. 

Other business offices of said company than those above mentioned may be pro- 
vided for in the by-laws of said company. 

The Auditor of the State of West Virginia is hereby appointed attorney of the 
corporation resident in the State of West Virginia for the purpose .of service of 
process upon said corporation within such state. 



PARKERSBURG DAILY TRUTH COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 17, 1907; charter expires April 17, 1927. 
Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) For the purpose of publishing newspapers in their various editions. 

(2) Conducting a general job printing and binding business. 

(3) Dealing in stationery and printers supplies. 

(4) Stereotype, dealing in stereotypeplates and printers sheets. 

(5) And generally conducting a newspaper and publishing business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500.00 ; 'par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, $295.00; 
paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. Garber, Parkersburg. W. Va., R. F. D. 8, 30 shares ; W. D. Peters, Parkers- 
burg, W. Va., 100 shares : Ella Peters, Parkersburg, W. Va., 100 shares ; T. W. 
Manion, Parkersburg, W. Va., 10 shares ; J. M. Hulderman, Parkersburg, W. Va., 
15 shares ; J. W. Deem, Parkersburg, W. Va., 10 shares ; W. H. Piggott, Parkers- 
burg, W. Va., 10 shares; J. F. Piggott, Parkersburg, W. Va., 10 shares; H. E. 
Murphy, Parkersburg, W. Va,. 10 shares. Total number of shares, 295. 



BLUESTONE PUBLISHING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 17, 1907 ; charter expires April 11, 1957. 

Principal office — Bluefield, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To publish newspapers ; to do a general commercial book, job printing 
and binding business ; to buy and sell at wholesale and retail, stationery, books, 
and paper of all kinds ; and to do all things necessary or pertaining to the news- 
paper and printing business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Emmett L. Bailey. Bluefield. W. Va., 1 share; A. H. Land, Bluefield, W. Va., 1 
share: D. M. Easley. Bluefield, W. Va., 1 share; D. E. French, Bluefield, W. 
Va., 1 share ; J. T. Thornton, Bluefield, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5*. 



THE FAYETTE INVESTMENT COMPANY.— (Resident.) 
Charter issued April 17, 1907 ; charter expires April 17, 1957. 



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Principal office — Montgomery, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire sufficient lands, and buildings 
to carry out the purposes for which it is incorporated, to purchase, lease, and 
hold real estate for the purposes of erecting tenement houses and other houses 
to be rented to tenants, and to sell the same when deemed advisable to buy and 
sell personal property of all kinds, to act as the agent of others in the sale and 
purchase of real and personal property of any and all kinds and character, and 
to carry on any other business necessary, proper, or incidental to any of the fore- 
going powers. ' , 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.§0; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$300.00; paid in,. $30.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. M. Lewis, Powelton, W. Va., 6 shares ; N. R. Coles, Montgomery, W. Va., 6 
shares; T. Fitzgerald, Smithers, W. Va., 6 shares: L. \V. Carson, Montgomery, W. 
Va., 6 shares; Jno. C. Thomas, Montgomery, W. Va.. G shares. Total number of 
shares, 30. 



BIG BRANCH COAL COMPANY.— (Non-resident.) 

Charter issued April 18, 1907 ; charter expires March 20, 1957. 

Principal office — Pike County, Kentucky. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying, selling or leasing coal lands ; mining, buying and selling coal ; 
manufacturing, buying and selling coke and other products of coal ; build, owning 
or leasing railroads, tramroads or other roads necessary to the operation of coal 
mines or to be used in timber business ; build, buy, lease or sell houses ; buying 
and selling timber ; manufacturing, buying and selling lumber ; carrying on a 
general merchandise business and doing any and all things necessary or convenient 
as incidental to the purposes hereinbefore enumerated. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $80,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

Joseph W. Cockill. Lookout, Ky., 1 share ; Wm. J. Beury. Algoma, West Va., 1 
share; H. C. Beury, Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share; Jas. 11. Crumbie, Philadelphia, 
Pa., 1 share ; Geo. S. Couch, Jr., Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



VIRGINIA CLUB.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 19, 1907 ; charter expires April 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Scary, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To organize, maintain and carry on a club devoted to social intercourse 
and recreation of its members; to provide by lease, purchase or otherwise, a build- 
ing or rooms for the us'e of said club and to equip the same for the purposes afore- 
said ; to maintain pool and billiard tables and games of like nature, card playing 
and other games of amusement of its members ; to provide for the serving of re- 
freshments, meals and lunches to its members under such regulations as may be 
adopted by said corporation ; to provide books, magazines and other literature for 
the use of the members of the club. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed^ 
$25.00 ; paid in, '$25.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

J. H. Turley, Scary, W. Va., 1 share ; J. F. Johnson, Scary, W. Va., 1 share ; 
P. B. Tyler, Scary, W. Va., 1 share; C. J. Turley, Scary, W. Va., 1 share; F. R. 



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Harris, Scary. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

This company is to be organized and its business transacted not for profit to 
the stockholders, but strictly for social purposes, and no dividends or other emolu- 
ments will ever be distributed among or paid to the stockholders. 



CRESCENT CLUB. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 19, 1007 ; charter expires April 19, 1057. 

Principal office — Poca, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To provide suitable rooms for the members of the corporation ; to pro- 
mote social intercourse and improvement of the relations of the members of the 
club ; to maintain pool and billiard tables and games of like nature ; card playing 
and other games for the amusement of its members ; to provide books, periodicals, 
magazines and other literature for the use of the members of the club ; to provide 
for the promotion of charitable purposes among its members ; to serve or pro- 
vide for the serving of refreshments, meals and lunches to its members under such 
regulations as may be adopted by said corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed. 
$25.00 ; paid in, $25.00. 

Stockholders— The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

W. E. Kent, Poca, W. Va., 1 share; \V. W. Deardorff, Poca, W. Va., 1 share; 
W. C. Wright, Poca, W. Va., 1 share ; W. C. Kent, Poca, W. Va., 1 share ; H. T. 
Wright, Poca, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

This company is to be organized and its business transacted not for profit to the 
stockholders, but strictly for social purposes, and no dividends or other emolu- 
ments will ever be distributed among or paid to the stockholders. 



THE INDEPENDENT HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued Apr. 19, 1907 ; charter expires April 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Hinton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows ; To own, publish and edit a weekly and a daily newspaper ; to do job and 
book printing and book binding of all kinds; to do engraving and embossing; to 
deal in books, papers, periodicals, and all kinds of stationery, and to do any and all 
other things usually appertaining to said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$3,000.00; paid in, $300.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

W. H. Sawyers, Hinton, W. Va., 100 shares ; H. Ewart, Hinton, W. Va., 100 
shares ; P. K. Litsinger, Hinton, W. Va., 25 shares ; T. H. Lilly, Hinton W. Va., 
20 shares ; W. H., Boude, Hinton, W. Va., 30 shares ; J. M. Meador, Hinton, W. 
25 shares, Total number of shares, 300. 



EUREKA ROYALTY COMPANY OF WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA.— 

(Non-Resident.) 
Charter issued April 22, 1907 ; charter expires April 2, 1957. 
Principal office — St. Louis, Mo. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, buy and sell U. S. Patent No. 835,192, granted to A. W. 
Logan, Nov. 6, 1906, and to do everything necessary to put same properly on the 
market. And, to this end, to acquire by purchase the exclusive right to manufac- 
ture and vend articles under the letters patent No. 835,192. issued by the United 
States of America to A. W. Logan, «f Memphis, Tennessee, by becoming the as- 



64 ' Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

signee thereof to sell territorial rights, and to do and poiform all thing necessary 
to market the articles manufactured under said letters patent. 

To manufacture, export, import, buy. sell, and generally deal in goods, wares, 
merchandise, and property of every class and description. 

To apply for, acquire, buy. sell, assign, lease, pledge, mortgage, or otherwise 
dispose of letters patent of the United States or of any foreign country, and all or 
any rights, territorial or otherwise, thereunder. To apply for, acquire, hold, sell, 
assign, lease, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of patent rights, licenses, privileges, 
inventions, trade marks, trade names, relating to or useful in connection with any 
business of the corporation. To use, manufacture, or grant licenses under any 
letters patent owned or controlled by the company, and to expend money in ex- 
perimenting upon and testing the validity or value of any patent rights the com- 
pany may acquire or propose to acquire. 

To conduct its business in all its branches, and to have one or more business 
offices, and without restriction to contract, buy, sell, lease, mortgage, and con- 
vey such real and personal property in any states, territories, districts, or colonial 
possessions of the United States and any foreign counties as shall from time to 
time be found necessary and convenient for the purposes of the company's business. 

To remunerate any person, firm or corporation for services rendered or to be 
rendered in selling, pledging, or guaranteeing the disposal of any of the shares of 
capital stock of the company, or of any bonds or other securities of the company 
that may from time to time be issued. To maintain an office without the State of 
West Virginia, at the city of S't. Louis, State of Missouri, and any meetings of 
incorporators, directors, or stockholders of this company may be held at either 
of said offices or places of business, and the books of this corporation may be kept 
at either of said offices or places of business, and any incorporator or stockholder 
entitled to be present and to vote at any organization or stockholder's meetings 
may be represented and vote at such meeting by proxy in writing. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00 ; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in $320.00. 

The holders of -preferred stock shall be entitled to cumulative dividends thereon 
at the rate of six (6) per cent, for each and every fiscal year of the company 
payable out of any and all surplus or net profits annually and when declared by 
the board of directors. When all cumulative dividends on the preferred stock for 
all previous years shall have been paid, the Board of Directors may declare divi- 
dends on the common stock at the rate of six (6) per cent, payable out of any 
remaining surplus or net profits. 

The holders of preferred stock shall not be entitled to any voting power in the 
corporation. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. W. Logan, Memphis, Tenn., 501 Georgia Street, 20 shares preferred ; F. S. 
Dobrowolski, Memphis, Tenn., 265 Shelby Street, 20 shares preferred ; F. W. Haile, 
Memphis, Tenn., 41 So. Express Bldg., 20 shares preferred ; A. J. McWeeny, Mem- 
phis Tenn., 41 So. Express Bldg.. 20 shares preferred ; V. P. Logan, Mem- 
Tenn., 501 Georgia Street, 20 shares preferred. Total number shares preferred, 
100. 



HEDGELAND MANUFACTURING COMPANY*.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 22, 1907 ; charter expires April 22, 1957. 
Principal office — Canton, Ohio. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, own, mortgage, 
pledge, sell, lease or let, assign and transfer, invest, trade, deal in and deal with 
all kinds of goods, wares, merchandise and property of every class and descrip- 
tion. 

(b) To conduct business in any of the states, territories, colonies or depend- 
encies of the United States, in the District of Columbia, and in any and all foreign 
countries ; to have one or more offices therein, and therein to hold, purchase, own, 



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mortgage and convey real and personal property, without limit as to amount, 
but always subject to the local laws. 

(c) To obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire and to hold, use, 
own, operate and introduce, and to sell, assign or otherwise dispose of copyrights, 
trade names, trademarks, letters patent, patent, patent rights, inventions, im- 
provements and processes of every kind, character and description ; and to use, 
exercise, develop, grant licenses in respect to or otherwise turn to account any 
such, copyrights, trade marks, trade names, letters patent, patents, patent rights, 
inventions, improvements and processes of every kind, character and description, 
under the laws of the United States of America or of any other country. 

(d) To purchase, hold, sell, pledge, dispose of, issue and re-issue the shares 
of its capital stock and. any evidences of its indebtedness including obligations of 
every kind and nature. 

(e) To purchase, hold, own, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge or other- 
wise dispose of shares of the capital stock of any other coiporation or corporations, 
association or associations, of the State of West Virginia, or any other state, ter- 
ritory or country, and while owner of such stock, to exercise all the rights, pow- 
ers and privileges of ownership including the right to vote thereon. 

(fj To acquire, own, hold and dispose of the good will, property, rights and 
assets, and assume the liabilities of any person, firm, association or corporation ; 
and to pay for the same in cash, stock or bonds of the corporation, or otherwise. 

(g) To enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every kind, for 
any lawful purpose, with any person, firm, corporation, association, state, govern- 
ment, kingdom, empire or municipality. 

(h) To do all and everything necessary, suitable, convenient or proper for the 
accomplishment of any of the purposes or the attainment of one or more of the 
objects herein enumerated, or of the powers herein named, or which shall at any 
time appear conducive to or expedient for the protection or benefit of this cor- 
poration, either as holders of, or interested in any property or otherwise, to the 
same extent as natural persons might or could do, in any part of the world. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $60,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed,. 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

Harry Goodman, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Chicago, 111., 1 sharer 
Arthur L. Schwartz, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce JBldg., Chicago, 111., 1 share; 
John F. Rosen, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Chicago, 111., 1 share; 
George H. Foster, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Chicago, 111., 1 share : 
Benjamin V. Becker, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Chicago, HI., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



EL.IER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 22, 1907; charter expires April 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Cameron, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for" which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1st. To manufacture, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, own, sell, assign and? 
transfer, invest, trade, deal in and deal with goods, wares and merchandise and 
property of every class and description, either directly or indirectly, through the 
medium of agents or otherwise, and to do both mining and manufacturing of any 
kind in the same manner. 

2nd. To acquire the good will, rights and property of all kinds, and to under- 
take the whole or any part of the assets and liabilities ot any person, firm, associa- 
tion or corporation, and to pay for the same in cash, stock of this corporation, 
bonds or otherwise. 

3rd. To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire, and to 
hold, own, use, operate, introduce and sell, assign or otherwise dispose of, any and 
all trademarks, trade names and distinctive marks, and all inventions, improvements 
and processes used in connection with, or secured under, letters patent of the United 
States or elsewhere, and to use, exercise, develop, grant licenses in respect of, or 



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otherwise turn to account any such trademarks, patents, licenses, concessions, pro- 
cesses and the like, or any such property, rights and information so acquired and 
with a view to the working and development of the same, to carry on any business, 
whether mining, manufacturing or otherwise, which the corporation may think 
calculated directly or indirectly to effectuate these objects. 

4th. To purchase, lease, exchange, hire or otherwise acquire, any and all rights. 
privileges, permits or franchises suitable or convenient for any of The purposes of 
its business ; to erect and construct, make and improve, or aid or subscribe to- 
wards the construction, making and improvement of mills, factories, storehouses, 
buildings, roads, docks, piers, wharves, houses for employees and others, and works 
of all kinds. 

5th. To conduct its business in all its branches and have one or moro offices, 
and to purchase and hold real estate not to exceed ten thousand acres and to 
mortgage and convey the same, and to hold, assign and transfer personal and 
mixed property both within and without the State of West Virginia, and in all 
other states and territories and colonies of the United States, and in all foreign 
countries and places. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

Raymond E. Crane, Cameron, W. Va., 2 shares ; O. J. Backus. Cameron, W. Va.. 
2 shares; Ellen F. Crane, Cameron, W, Va., 2 shares,; David P. Merritt, Montclair, 
New Jersey, 2 shares; J. C. Simosson, Moundsville, W. Va., 2 shares. Total num- 
ber of shares, 10. 



KEITZ & MARTIN LUMBER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 22, 1907 ; charter expires April 22, 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, YV. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, and deal in timber and timber lands ; to manufacture, buy, 
sell, and deal in lumber, ties and all timber products; to deal in general merchan- 
dise and supplies; and to do and perform all acts and things necessary or in any 
wise appertaining to the conduct of a general timber and lumber business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $24,000.00; par value shares, $1*0.00; subscribed, 
$500.00: paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. G. Reitz, Parkersburg. W. Va., 1 share; T. G. Martin. Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 
share : Ralph B. Martin, Parkersburg, YV. Va., 1 share ; G. L. Dudley, Parkersburg, 
W. Va., 1 share ; YV. D. Camden, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



MASON COAL AND COKE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 22. 1907 : charter expires May 1, 1955. 

Principal office — Huntington. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To own coa4 property, to mine and lease the same, purchase coal and 
coke and buy and sell the same, and to engage in any and all other enterprises 
or business or undertakings connected either directly or indirectly with the coal and 
coke business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $250,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

Z. T. Vinson, Huntington, W. Va.. 1 share ; W. R. Thompson, Huntington, W. 
Va. 1 share; T. J. Bryan, Huntington, YV. Va., 1 share; L. B. Y'inson, Huntington, 
YV. Y'a., 1 share ; A. E. Bush, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



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TOLLOCK DRAYAGE AND STORAGE COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 23, 1907 ; charter expires April 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Washington, D. C. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in the hauling, storage and drayage business, and also in the 
business of purchasing and selling builders and contractors' supplies of all kinds. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 : par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, $2,- 
800.00; paid in, $600.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

Gustav A. Bonnet, 3036 K. Street, N. W., 'Washington, D. C, 5 shares ; Joseph 
H. Bradley, 1212 ISth Street. N. W.. Washington, D. C. 10 shares; M. Tayloe 
Pollock, 1119 17th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C, 10 shares; Randall H. Hag- 
ner, 1106 Conn. Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C, 2 shares ; Benjamin S. Minor, 
Colorado Building, Washington, D. C, 1 share. Total number of shares, 28. 



KOONTZ REALTY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 23, 1907 ; charter expires April 23, 1!K>7. 

Principal office — Clendenin, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To own, buy, sell, lease, rent and deal in real estate, to lay out, lay, 
pave and construct streets, bridges, water works and electric light plants and to 
operate the same; to build houses and structures for manufacturing, business and 
residence purposes ; to buy and sell coal, oil and gas leases ; to own and operate 
coal mines ; to drill for gas and oil ; to operate and own pipe, telephone and tele- 
graph lines; to buy and sell lumber, timber and timber rights; the manufacture and 
preparation of lumber and timber for the market, and the purchase and sale of 
cord wood, railroad ties, timber and lumber of every character and description. 

To buy, construct, improve, maintain, work, manage, carry out and control any 
roadways, tramways, railways, branches or sidings, bridges, reservoirs, water 
courses, wharves, manufactories, warehouses, shops, stores and other works and 
conveniences which may seem calculated to advance the company's interest, and to 
dispose of any interest therein or relating thereto. 

To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, own, mortgage, pledge, assign, sell and 
transfer stocks, bonds, securities, obligations, contracts, and grants, concessions, 
rights and franchises of every kind and of every person, corporation or association, 
and to draw, make, accept, endorse, cause to be discounted, execute and issue, 
drafts, bills of exchange, warrants, bonds, debentures and other negotiable instru- 
ments. 

To manage the affairs and take over and carry on the business of any company 
now formed or to be formed either by acquiring the shares, stocks or other se- 
curities thereof, or otherwise howsoever, and to exercise all or any of the powers 
of holders of shares, stocks or securities thereof, and to receive and to distribute 
as profits any dividends and interest on such shares, stocks and securities. 

To guarantee the payment of dividends or interest, on any shares, stocks, de- 
bentures or other securities issued by or on account of any other contract or ob- 
ligation of any corporation whenever proper or necessary for the business of this 
company, upon such terms and conditions and in such manner as may be pre- 
scribed by the by-laws. 

To do all and everything necessary, suitable or proper for the accomplishment 
of any of the purposes or attainment of any of the objects hereinbefore enumerated, 
either alone or in association with other corporations, firms or individuals, as prin- 
cipals, agents, contractors, trustees or otherwise, and in general to engage in any 
and all lawful business that may be necessary or convenient in carrying on the 
business of said corporation and for the purposes appertaining thereto, and to do 
any and every act, or acts, thing or things, incidental to, growing out of, or con- 
nected with said business, or any part or parts thereof, except things as are pro- 
hibited by the constitution and laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, $50,- 
000.00; paid in, $50,000.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each are as follows : 

L. V. Koontz, Clendenin. W. Va., 100 shares : J. A. Osborne, Clendenin, W. Va., 
100 shares : L. K. Koontz, Goldfield, Nevada, 100 shares ; J. TV. Koontz, Green- 
ville, Kentucky. 100 shares; J. W. Lam, Greenville, Kentucky, 100 shares. Total 
number of shares, 500. 



SHAW HOTEL COMPANY.— i Resident.) 

Charter issued April 23. 1907 ; charter expires April 23, 1957. 

Principal office — Fairmont, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To build, construct, manage and occupy buildings for hotel purposes, 
dwelling houses and apartment houses: to buy. own, lease and occupy real estate 
and buildings for hotels, apartment houses and business structures of all kinds 
for the accommodation of the public and of individuals ; to keep, manage, conduct 
and carry on hotels, apartment houses, restaurants and places for the accommoda- 
tion of the public and of individuals : to manage and carry on the business of hotel 
and inn-keepers, including the furnishing and sale of refreshments of all kinds, 
food and drink, for the accommodation of the public and of individuals ; to do all 
such things as are necessary or required in and about managing and carrying on the 
business of hotel and inn-keeper : to own and install electric machinery and manu- 
facture, generate and sell electric power and current for light, heat and power ; 
to erect and place poles and string wires thereon for the transportation of such 
electric power and current. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the numbtr of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. E. Shaw, Fairmont. W. Va., 1 share: M. E. Ashcroft, Fairmont, W. Va., 1 
share: J. W. Irvin, Fairmont, W. Va.. 1 share: G. M. Alexander, Fairmont. W. Va., 
1 share: Amy E. Shaw. Fairmont, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

This corporation desires to hold sufficient real estate for its corporate purposes, 
not, however, to exceed one thousand acres. 



GEORGE W. STEVENSON COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 
Charter issued April 24, 1907 ; charter expires, April 24, 1957. 
Principal office — Pittsburg, Pa. 

Purposes The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 

follows : 

(a) The manufacture and sale of sheet iron, galvanized iron and tin ware. 

(b) The buying, selling and dealing in house furnishing goods, stoves, ranges, 
miners' supplies and hardware. 

Capital stock— Authorized, $40,000.00 ; par value shares. $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares cf stock 

subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Ella J. Stevenson, 107 Water Street. Pittsburg. Pa., 16 shares; W. R. Stevenson, 
107 Water Street, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share ; Leroy McClintock. Ingram, Pa., 1 
share: J. L. McKee, Pittsburg, Pa.. 1 share; Thomas M. Benner, 1010 Peoples 
Building. Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares. 20. 



INDIAN CREEK COAL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 
Charter issued April 24, 1907 ; charter expires April 24, 1957. 
Principal office — .Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 

follows : To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, coal and timber lands and 
coal properties, oil, gas and mineral rights ; to develop, lease, mine and operate 
such lands, coal mines and other mineral rights, buy and sell coal, manufacture 
and purchase and sell coke, oil and gas and other mineral rights, and to do any and 



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all such other things as may be lawful, necessary and convenient for the carrying 
on of the business aforesaid within the State of West Virginia and elsewhere. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed. 
$500.00 ; paid in. $50.00 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. W. S'wisher. Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; H. G. Young, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 
share : D. 6. Thompson, Charleston. W. Va.. 1 share ; J. E. Heizer. Charleston, W. 
Va., 1 share ; Carl I'riddy, Charleston. YV. Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE UNION BARBOUR CLUB. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 26, 1907 : charter expires April 26, 1957. 

Principal office — Philippi, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are aa 
follows : The promotion of sociability, material comfort, and the diffusion of use- 
ful information and knowledge, and improving the relation of members of said 
club, as well as for benevolent purposes, and for the entertainment and amusement 
of the members thereof ; and for maintaining billiard tables and pool tables ; and 
the establishment of a buffet from which refreshments and drinks may be served 
for the express use of the members of said club : and for that purpose desires au- 
thority to purchase, hold, lease, sell and convey real and personal property of the 
value of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, $5.00; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. E. Love, Berryburg, W. Va., 1 share; J. T. Baker, Philippi, W*. Va., 1 share; 
Thos. Anegan, Berryburg, W. Va., 1 share ; A. B. Love, Berryburg, W. Va., Ernest 
Love, Berryburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE ARYONDALE & HACKERS VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 26, 1907; charter expires April 26, 2007. 

Principal office — Newlonton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for wbich this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct a railroad to begin at a point on the line of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad at or near Arvondale, Randolph county. West Virginia, and run 
by the most practicable route to a point at or near Hackers Valley in Webster 
county. West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00: par value shares, $100.00 ;. subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. M. Caines, Newlonton, W. Va., 1 share : J. M. Lewis, Newlonton, W. Va., 1 
share ; William Rexroad, Newlonton. W. Va., 1 share ; A. H. Bean. Newlonton, W. 
Va., 1 share ; H. H. Lewis, Jr., Newlonton, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



TIFFIN MALLEABLE IRON & CHAIN COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued April 27, 1907: charter expires April 27. 1957. 

Principal offici — Tiffin, Ohio. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To do any and all of the things hereinafter set forth to the same ex- 
tent as natural persons might or could do the same, and in any part of the world, 
namely : 

(a) To buy. sell, convert, smelt, reduce, refine, mill, dress, amalgamate, treat, 
prepare for market, deal in and deal with and otherwise dispose of all kinds of 
ores, metals and mineral substances of all kinds, and the products and oy-products 
thereof, of every kind and discription and by whatsoever process the same can be 
or may hereafter be produced. 



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(b) To mortgage, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, own, mortgage, pledge, 
sell, lease or let, assign and transfer, invest, trade, deal in and deal with all kinds 
of machinery, materials, supplies, goods, wares, merchandise and property of every 
class and description. 

<c) To conduct business in any of the states, territories, colonies and depend- 
encies of the United States, in the District of Columbia, and in any and all for- 
eign countries ; to have one or more offices therein, and therein to hold, purchase, 
own, mortgage and convey real and personal property, without limit as to amount, 
but always subject to the local laws. 

(d) To obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire and to hold, use, 
own. operate and introduce, and to sell, assign or otherwise dispose of copyrights, 
trade names, trade marks, letters patent, patents, patent rights, inventions, im- 
provements and processes of ever kind, character and description ; and to use, ex- 
ercise, develop, grant licenses in respect to. or otherwise turn to account any 
such copy-rights, trade marks, trade names, letters patent, patents, patent rights, 
inventions, improvements and processes of every kind, character and description, 
under the laws of the United States of America or of any other country. 

(e) To purchase, hold, sell, pledge, dispose of, issue and re-issue the shares of 
its capital stock, and any evidences of its indebtedness including obligations of 
every kind and nature. 

(f) To purchase, hold, own, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge cr other- 
wise dispose of shares of the capital stock of any other corporation or corporations, 
association or associations, of the State of West Virginia, or of any other state, 
territory or country, and while owner of such stock, to exercise all the rights, pow- 
ers and privileges of ownership including the right to vote thereon. 

igi To acquire, own, hold and dispose of the goodwill, property, rights and 
assets, and assume the liabilities of any person, firm, association or corporation, 
and to pay for the same in cash, stock or bonds of the corporation, or otherwise. 

ih) To enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every kind, for 
any lawful purpose, with any person, firm, corporation, association, state, govern- 
ment, kingdom, empire, or municipality. 

(i) To do all and everything necessary, suitable, convenient or proper for the 
accomplishment of any of the purposes or the attainment of one or more of the 
objects herein enumerated, or of the powers herein named, or which shall at any 
time appear conducive to or expedient for the protection or benefit of this corpor- 
ation, either as holders of, or interested in any property or otherwise, to the same 
extent as natural persons might or could do, in any part of the world. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harry Goodman, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chicago, 111., 1 
share ; Arthur L. Schwartz, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chicago, 
111.. 1 share : John F. Rosen, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chicago, 
111.. 1 share : George H. Foster, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building. Chicago, 
111., 1 share ; Frederic A. Fischel, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chi- 
cago, 111., 1 share. Total number of shares. .">. 



THE KAY PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident.) 
Charter issued April £9, 1907 ; charter expires April 29, 1957. 
Principal office — Fort Scott, Kansas. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, prepare, buy. sell, import, export and deal ?'n cement, 
Portland or otherwise, lime, limestone, and all kinds of plasters and artificial stone. 
To build, buy. lease, or otherwise acquire manufactories, plants, buildings, and 
warehouses suitable for the manufacture, selling, and storing of cement and other 
products of a similar nature. To manufacture for the purposes of sale pressed 
brick, building brick, terra cotta, tile roofing, vitrified and other building material, 
which can be made from materials of the earth. To acquire by purchase or other- 
wise property, real or personal, and the good will, rights, and assets of all kinds 



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under such terms and conditions as may be deemed advisable, of any person, firm. 
or corporation, and to pay for the same in cash, stock (common or preferred), 
bonds, or other securities of the corporation. To subscribe for, purchase, or 
otherwise acquire, and hold with the same rights of ownehship therein as may be 
permitted to natural persons the shares, bonds, and obligations of any corpora- 
tion organized under the laws of any state, territory, or colony of tlae United 
States, or of any foreign country. To issue bonds to any amount authorized by 
law for the purpose of securing funds for corporate purposes, and to secure the 
payment of tke same by mortgage, or deed of trust upon all or any part of the 
real and personal property of the company at any time held by it. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $3,000,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$25,000.00: paid in. $2,500.00. 

Of such total authorized capital stock ten thousand (10,000) shares, amounting 
to one million ($1,000,000,00) dollars shall be preferred stock, and twenty thou- 
sand (20,000) shares, amounting to two million ($2,000,000.00) dollars shall be 
common stock. The holders of preferred stock shall be entitled to cumulative 
dividends thereon at the rate of, but not to exceed seven (7) per cent, for each 
and every fiscal year of the company payable out of any and all surplus or net 
profits quarterly on the 1st day of January, April, July and October, and when de- 
clared by the board of directors. In the event of dissolution or liquidation of the 
corporation the holders of the preferred stock shall be entitled to receive the par 
value of their preferred shares and the unpaid dividends thereon out of the assets 
of the corporation before anything shall be paid to the holders of the common stock. 
The holders of preferred stock shall not be entitled to any voting powers in the 
corporation. The preferred stock shall be subject to redemption at the option of 
the corporation at any time after the 1st day of July A. D. 1912, at the price of 
one hundred and ten ($110.00) dollars for each share, and the amount of dividends 
cumulated and unpaid at the date of redemption. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Grant Hornaday, Fort Scott, Kansas, 5 shares common, 45 shares preferred ; F. 
A. Hornaday, Fort Scott, Kansas, 5 shares common, 45 shares preferred ; D. P. 
Thomas, Fort Scott, Kansas, 5 shares common, 45 shares preferred ; C. C. Nelson, 
Fort Scott, Kansas, 5 shares common, 45 shares preferred ; C. E. Hulett, Fort 
Scott, Kansas, 5 shares common, 45 shares preferred. Total number of shares, 
common, 25 ; preferred, 225 — 250. 

The number of directors of the company shall be fixed from time to time by the by- 
laws, and need not be residents of the State of West Virginia ; but the number 
shall be some multiple of three. The directors shall be classified with respect to 
the time for which they shall severally hold office by dividing them into three 
classes, each class consisting of one third of the whole number of the board of di- 
rectors. The directors of the first class shall be elected for a term of one year ; 
the directors of the second class for a term of two years ; and the directors of the 
third class for a term of three years ; and at each annual election the successors to 
the class of directors whose terms expire in that year shall be elected to hold office 
for the term of three years, so that the term of office of one class of directors shall 
expire in each year. 

The board of directors shall have power to appoint from the directors an exe- 
cutive committee of five, of which a majority shall constitute a quorum ; which 
committee shall have and may exercise all or any power of the board of directors, 
including the power to cause the seal of the corporation to be affixed to all papers 
that may require it, except that said committee shall not have power to obligate 
the company in any sum in excess of twenty-five thousand ($25,000.00) dollars ex- 
clusive of the pay roll. 

MOUNDS VILLE SOCIAL CLUB. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 29, 1907 ; charter expires April 29, 1957. 
Principal office — Moundsville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase or otherwise, real estate or personal property ; to 



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hold tae same ; to dispose of the same by sale or otherwise ; to lease real estate ; to 
make improvements upon any real property leased or purchased : to foster and pro- 
mote all outdoor sports; to advance the social and intellectual condition of the 
stockholders of the corporation ; to provide and furnish social and literary enter- 
tainment ; and to do all other things necessary and incident to the successful con- 
duct of a social club. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed, 
$100.00 : paid in. $50. 00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Bernard Mehen, Moundsville, W. Va.. 4 shares; Oliver G. McGill, Moundsville, 
W. Va., 4 shares: Joseph A. Gibson, Moundsville, W. Va.. 4 shares; James W. 
Peters, Moundsville, W. Va.. 4 shares ; William Fischer, Moundsville, W. Va., 4 shares. 
Total number of shares, 20. 



FAYETTE COAL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 30, 1907 ; charter expires April 30, 1957. 

Principal office — Dola, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed, are as 
follows : The mining of coal ; the transportation and sale of coal and the manu- 
facture of coal into gas; the construction and operation of a railroad or railroads 
to and from the mines of said company for that purpose ; the construction and 
operation of gas works ; the construction and operation of works, shops and ma- 
chinery for furnishing steam and mechanical power for the operating and lighting 
of said mines and buildings of the said company ; the purchasing, building, rent- 
ing, leasing and selling of dwelling houses, stables and other houses, for the bene- 
fit and use of employees and others in connection with said operation ; the main- 
taining of a store or stores for the purchase and sale of general mechandise at or 
near the works of said corporation, and generally such matters as are incidental to 
such mining operations and necessary and useful in the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$9,500.00 ; paid in. $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. Dale Field, L'nioutown. Pa., 50 shares; S. G. Valentine, Dunbar, Ta.. 20 shares; 
C. E. Wilson, Dunbar, Pa., 10 shares ; L. S. Kerchner, Dunbar, Pa., 10 shares ; N. R. 
Martin. Perryopolis, Pa., 20 shares ; G. F. Randolph, Perryopolis, Pa., 20 shares ; 
W. H. Martin, l'nioutown. Pa., 30 shares; Jno. W. Greaves, Dunbar, Pa., 10 shares; 
Joseph Baker Perryopolis, Pa., 20 shares. Total number of shares, 190. 



THE NEW KENTUCKY SOCIAL CLUB.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 30, 1907 ; charter expires April 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To further the interests of its members through social intercourse, to 
aid and assist each other in their several vocations in life, to render aid and as- 
sistance to the members of the club and their families, when by the. course of 
events, such aid or 'assistance becomes necessary, or will further the happiness of 
said members or their families; to do all and everything that can be done under 
the laws of this state regulating the privileges of social clubs and societies, ior the 
welfare and happiness of its members. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $1,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed. $1,- 
000.00; paid in. $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. E. Harrold, Charleston, W. Va., 60 shares ; H. E. Dodd, Charleston, YV. Va., 
15 shares ; J. F. Cracraft, Charleston, W. Va., 5 shares ; M. O. Kirtley, Charleston, 
W. Va., 10 shares; S. Rosenheim, Charleston, W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of 
shares, 100. 



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COMMERCIAL BANK.— ( Resident, i 

Charter issued, April 30, 1907 ; charter expires April 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Wellsburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in a general banking business, to exercise, use and enjoy, all 
the powers and privileges conferred and allowed under and by virtue of the laws of 
the State of West Virginia to banking corporations and exercise under said laws, 
all such direct and incidental powers, as shall be necessary to carry on the busi- 
ness of a "Bank of Discount and Deposit," by discounting promissory notes, ne- 
gotiable drafts, bills of exchange, bank notes and other evidences of indebtedness. 
To receive deposits, buy and sell exchange, bank notes, bullion or coin, and by 
loaning money on personal or other security. . v 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 : par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. W. Beall, Wellsburg, W. Va., 1 share ; John T. Douglass, Wellsburg, W. Va., 
1 share ; M. L. Douglass, Wellsburg, W, Va., 1 share ; John Ralston, Wellsburg, W. 
Va., 1 share; C. II. Beall, Wellsburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

This corporation not to hold any real estate in excess of ten thousand acres. 



MATTIE MAY COAL & COKE CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued April 30, 1907 : charter expires April 30, 195.7. 

Principal office — Eugene, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Mining coal, manufacturing coke, selling coal and coke, and shipping coal 
and coke, buying and selling, coal and coke, building and erecting houses, stores, 
tipples, railroads, tramroads, haul roads, inclines and other structures for the pur- 
pose of mining coal and manufacturing coke ; and to do a general merchandise 
business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$14,0*00.00; paid in, $1,400.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. N. Cole, Eugene, W. Va., 34 shares ; C. E. Hughes, Rock, W. Va., 34 shares ; 
A. C. Bailey, Rock, W. Va., 30 shares ; J. A. Vest, Rock, W. Va., 30 shares ; J. M. 
Wright, Rock, W. Va., 12 shares. Total number of shares, 140. 



SHINNSTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1, 1907 ; charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Shinnston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To own, operate and conduct a planing mill and lumber yard ; to 
make, enter into and perform contracts with firms, individuals and corporations 
for the construction of buildings, tipples, tram-roads, trestles, bridges and the 
furnishing of material for the same, the making and contracting for all kinds 
of stone work, brick-work, concrete-work, rail-roads, tram-roads, stations, street 
railways, mine railways, mining plants, roads, canals, arches, culverts, grading, 
excavating, leveling and filling ; to erect structures of all kinds, dams, power 
houses, mills, machine shops, water works, brick plants and all kinds of man- 
ufactories ; to buy, sell all kinds of wood, lumber and timber, in both crude 
and manufactured state; to manufacture all articles that may be made from wood, 
stone, earth, glass or other material : to manufacture and supply all xinds of 
building material and engage generally in the purchase, production and supply 
of building material and doing a general contracting and construction business, 
to purchase, deal in and sell timber, coal and oil and gas lands and to develop 
same, to purchase and sell lands, build houses thereon and to rent, lease or sell 
the same, to lay off open and grade streets and alleys and to conduct a general 
builders and contractor's supply business, such as builders' hardware, paints, oils 



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and other articles and the doing of all other acts ;md things necessary and inci- 
dent thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00 : subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and ihe number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Thomas B. Martin, Shinnston, W. Va.. 1 share ; Leslie Hawker. Shinnston, W. 
Va., 1 share ; E. A. Allen. Shinnston. W. Va.. 1 share ; Lloyd F. Chalfant, Shinns- 
ton. W. Va.. 1 share ; O. W. Moffatt, Shinnston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



HOTEL McOREERY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1. 1907; charter expires May 1, L957. 

Principal office — Hinton, V\ . Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To lease, own and operate hotels, restaurants, saloons, billiard rooms, 
pool rooms, barber shops and all the usual adjuncts of hotels; or to lease and 
operate hotels and their usual adjuncts without owning the same; to lease or own 
and operate an ice plant, an electric light plant or water plant : to lease or own 
and operate a livery stable; to sell goods, wares and merchandise at wholesale 
and retail; to own. buy. sell and exchange real estate; to loan money on real 
estate or other security: \-< own and operate a laundry; to own and operate a re- 
frigerating .plant, and to buy and sell at wholesale or retail coal and other fuel. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; Subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James T. Mct'reery. • Hinton. W. Va.. 1 share; William I'lumly, Jr.. Ilinton, 
W. Va., 1 share: F. R. Puckett, Hinton. W. Va.. 1 share; J. II. Jordan,. Ilinton, 
W. Va., 1 share; E. Ewart, Ilinton. YV. Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



GREENBRIER PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1. 1907; charter expires May 1. 1957. 

Principal office — Macdonald, W. Va. 

Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To manufacture anil deal in Portland cement, natural cement, lime, 
fertilizers, crushed stone, building stone, brick, marble, concrete products, and con- 
struction and manufacturing materials of all kinds. 

To own and operate elect; ic light and power plants, grain and feed mills. 

To own and operate railroad rolling stock. 

To acquire and dispose o.f patents. 

To deal in merchandise. 

To acquire, hold, and dispose of real esate ; and to do all things incident to 
said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $300,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1'. 700.00; paid in, $2. 000. no. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

M. C. Brackman. Beckl?y. W- Va., 1 share: A. I). Preston, Beckley. YV. Va., 
10 shares; R. J. StegaU, Macdonald, W. Va.. 5 shares; Samuel Dixon, Macdonald, 
W. V.. 10 shares; YV. B. t. alder, Macdonald. YV. Va.. 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 27. 



SABRATON BUILDING .fc LOAN ASSOCIATION— (Resident.) 
Charter issued May 1, 1907 : charter expires May 1, 1957. 
Principal office — South Sabraton. YV. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and • purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For encouraging frugality and home building and saving among the 
stockholders of this corporation; for raising money and loaning the same to the 
stockholders of this corporation ; for buying and selling land ; for erecting houses 



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and selling, leasing and conveying the same in fee or by mortgage to the stock- 
holders or other persons ; for acquiring, holding, conveying and encumbering all 
such property, real or personal, as may be taken as security or may be other- 
wise transferee! to said corporation in due course of its business: for securing the 
payment of loans and the performance of other conditions upon which loans are 
made ; for securing the payment of purchase money for any property sold by 
said corporation by taking personal security, or by mortgage or deed of trust upon 
real estate or personal property, or by transfer or pledge of stock in said corpor- 
ation : and for acting as agent or trustee in the settlement of debts and claims. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $299,000.00; par value shares, $130.0(1; subscribed, 
$1,170.00 ; paid in, .$117. 00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

E. R. Jones. Morgantown, W. Va.. 1 share : Fred Burroughs, Morgantown. W. Va., 
1 share: Griffin Thomas. Moragntown, YV. Va., 1 share: W. F. Cox, Morgantown, 
W. Va.. 1 share: O. O. Carman, Morgantown, W. Va.. 1 share: W. C. Lloyd. Mor- 
gantown, W. Va.. 1 share ; Ceo. iC S'turgiss, Morgantown. W. Va., 1 share : W. L. 
Sutherland. Morgantown. W. Va.. 1 share: Frank P. Corbin, Morgantown, YV. Va., 
1 share. Total number of shares, 9. 



SWISS LAND COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

charter issued May 1, 1907; charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire and own, in fee simple or other estate, lands 
containing coal, iron and ether mineral, or having timber thereon, and all other 
kinds of land: to mine, ship and sell coal: to manufacture, ship and sell coke: 
to mine, ship and sell iron ore and other minerals ; to manufacture and sell lum- 
ber ; to manufacture and sell any and all products, which may be produced from 
coal, iron or other minerals, or from timber : to purchase, acquire and own 
steamboats and barges, wharves, docks, railroad cars, and any and all transpor- 
tation facilities : to engage in and carry on a general merchandise business ; and 
to engage in and carry on a general saw-mill and lumbering business, and to carry 
on any other business proper, useful or incidental to any of the foregoing purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $175,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00: paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

E. P. Mucklow, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share: C. W. Morton. Charleston. W. Va., 
1 share; Jno. M. Olver, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share: T. R. English, Charleston, 
\Y. Va., 1 share; Herbert Walker, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



MATOAKA MILLING & GROCERY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1, l!;07 : charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Motoaka, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To erect mills for the purpose of manufacturing flour, meal, chop and 
feed: to manufacture, buy and sell, at wholesale and retail, flour, meal, grain, 
chop, hay and feed : to buy and sell at wholesale and retail groceries, produce, 
fruits and vegetables: to conduct a general wholesale and retail milling and gro- 
cery business: and to acquire and own sufficient real estate upon which to erect 
mills, stores, offices, warehouses and such other building as may be necessary to 
carry on a general wholesale and retail milling and grocery business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The nam.'s, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. B. Cook, Pinoak. W. Va., 1 share: W. R. Godfrey, Matoaka, \Y. Va., 1 share; 



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C. W. Hurst, Matoaka, W. Va., 1 share; C. J. Thompson, Matoaka, W. Va., 1 share; 
Chas. E. Wheeler, Matoaka, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



BERKELEY BRICK, TILE AND CONCRETE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1, 1907 : charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture brick, tile, concrete blocks, cement and lime ; to buy 
and sell real estate, and to do everything necessary to carry on a general brick, 
tile, lime, cement and concrete business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $5.00; subscribed, 
$25.00 ; paid in, $2.50. 

Stockholders — The namjs, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. E. Gardou, Martinsburg. W. Va., 1 share, preferred ; Edgar Bowers, Martins- 
burg, W. Va., 1 share, preferred; D. W. Weaver, Martinsburg, W. Va.. 1 share, 
preferred ; Wilbur H. Thomas, Martinsburg, W. Va.. 1 share, preferred ; J. L. 
King, Martinsburg. W. Va., 1 share, preferred. Total number of shares, preferred, 5. 



SHORE MERCHANDISE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1, l'J07 : charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, conduct and operate a general wholesale and retail mer- 
chandise business, and all such other business incident thereto or connected there- 
with ; to buy and sell groceries and all kinds of goods, wares and merchandise of 
every kind, character and description at retail and wholesale : sell goods, wares 
and merchandise on commission and otherwise ; to own by lease or purchase all kinds 
of goods, wares and merchandise as well as all other kinds of personal property 
with the right to sell, lease and dispose of same ; to manufacture any and all 
kinds of goods, wares and merchandise and conduct any and all business incident to 
or connected with a manufacturing establishment by electricity, steam or other 
power, with the right to construct, own and operate all necessary machines and 
apparatus necessary thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The nam's, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows ; 

K. Shore. Charleston. W. Va., 1 share; B. Shore. Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share; 
I. .1. S'hore, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share; H. Silverman, Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share; Aaron Myers. Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



RICHWOOD TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Resident. I 

Charter issued May 1. 1907: charter expires May 1. 1957. 

Principal office— ^Richwood, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating a telephone 
system in the Town of Rabwood, Nicholas County. West Virginia, and Ibe sur- 
rounding country, and between the said Town of Riehwocd and other towns and 
places in Nicholas, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Webster, and Braxton Counties ; for 
purchasing and acquiring rights of way ; constructing and putting up. maintain- 
ing and operating telephone poles, wires, instruments, and appliances: connect- 
ing with other telephone lines and systems ; receiving and transmitting messages 
for hire : and doing all other acts and things necessary or expedient to the carry- 
ing on of a general telephone business. 



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Capital stock — Authorised, $5,000.00; par value shares. $25.00; subscribed, 
$2,000.00; paid in. $200.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. L. Marshall, Richwood, W. Va.. 14 shares; A. L. Craig, Richwood W. Va. 15 
shares: J. M. Wolverton. Richwood. W. Va.. 15 shares: E. E. Deitz, Richwood, 
W. Va., S shares: Dr. James McClung. Richwood, W. Va., s shares: E. ('. Rennette, 
Richwood, W. Va.. 2 shares: Johnson Anderson, Richwood, W. Va.. 4 shares: E. 
N. McCutcheon, Richwood. W. Va.. 2 shares ; E. T. Eddy, Richwood. W. Va., 4 
shares: S. T. Knapp. Richwood, W. Va., 8 shares. Total number of shares, 80. 



MYSTIC PYTHIAN ASSOCIATION.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1. 1007 : charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Elm Grove, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of constructing and maintaining a building or buildings 
which shall contain rooms and other accommodations for a theatre, a hall for 
lodge and public meetings, rooms for stores, offices and other business uses and 
other rooms, halls and places proper to be used in connection with those herein- 
before specified, and for the purpose of renting or leasing from time to time the 
different parts of such building or buildings and for the purpose of owning and 
operating such appliances as may be required for lighting and heating the said 
building or buildings and the different parts thereof, and for the purpose of 
purchasing, owning and disposing of such real estate and personal property as 
may from time to time be required for the carrying out of the purposes above set 
forth. 

Capital stock — Authored, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$50.00 ; paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of sha»es of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. E. Raab, Elm Grove, W. Va., 1 share ; L. K. Cracraft, M. D., Elm Grove, W. 
Va., 1 share: Frank Higgs, Elm Grove. W. Va., 1 share; J. M. Butler, Elm 
Grove. W. Va., 1 share : J. I'. Weeks, Triadelphia, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



ELM GROVE MILLING (COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1. 1907 ; charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Elm Grove, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, grind, manufacture and convert into marketable products 
wheat, corn. rye. oats and all other cereals by roller process, or otherwise, and 
sell the same for profit, and generally to do a milling business ; to buy, sell, store 
and deal generally in hay. slraw, feed, grain, oats, corn, wheat and all other grains, 
and generally to do a feed and grain business ; to buy, sell, manufacture and deal 
in ice and distilled water, and to conduct a cold storage business, as also storage 
of all kind, and generally to do an ice, water, and storage business ; to buy, sell, 
grind, press and deal generally in apples, peaches, and fruits and their products 
of every kind, character and description ; to do a general merchandise business ; 
and generally, to do any and all proper things incident to the objects and pur- 
poses above set forth ; to purchase and hold the necessary real estate for the 
objects and purposes of its business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00: paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jacob E. Raab, Elm Grove, W- Va., 1 share ; H. H. Hornbrook, Elm Grove, W. 



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Va., 1 share; Oliver Pryor, Elm Grove, W. Va., 1 share: C. S. Terrill. Elm Grove, 
W. Va., 1 share ; Joseph Ilandlan, Wheeling. W .Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



STAR CITY SOCIAL CLUB.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1. 1907 ; charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Randall (Shriver P. O.) W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To promote and maintain the general interests and good-fellowship of 
its members ; to promote the literary, social and athletic proclivities of its mem- 
bers ; to purchase ahd own such real and personal property as may seem neces- 
sary and proper to carry out. its objects, and to sell the same : and to do any and 
all other things to promote the general welfare of its members not inconsistent 
with its charter or the laws of the State pertaining thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $2.00 ; subscribed, 
$20.00; paid in, $20.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John Bezner, Shriver, W. Va., 1 share ; John W. Kennedy, Shriver, W. Va., 1 
share; Patrick Donahue. Shriver, W. Va., 1 share; James Donahue, Shriver, W. 
Va., 1 share ; George Smith, Shriver, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



UNION BROTHERHOOD BENEFICIAL SOCIETY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1, 1907 ; charter expires May 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Morgantown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of promoting literary and musical accomplishments, 
physical culture, and athletic sports and fostering a spirit of brotherhood and 
good fellowship among the Italians of the City of Morgantown, County of Monon- 
galfci, and State of West Virginia, and their friends ; also for leasing, buying, 
and acquiring real estate and selling the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares. $5.00 ; subscribed, 
$100.00 ; paid in,' $25.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Benjamin Rotunno, Morgantown, W. Va., 4 shares; Michael Rich, Morgantown, 
W. Va., 4 shares; John Mascioli, Morgantown, W. Va., 4 shares; Emilio Gabarino, 
Morgantown. W. Va., 4 shares ; Pasquale Lamia, Morgantown, W. Va., 4 shares. 
Total number of shares. 20. 



McMECIIEN MANUFACTURING CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1, 1907 ; charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — MeMechen, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To employ labor and capital generally in the production and distribution 
of manufactured commodities and especially to manufacture clothing, wood and 
metal utensils and other commodities and to employ labor and capital generally 
in the production and distribution of commodities and to own and rent, buy, sell, 
lease, subdivide, own (or and) operate, buildings, machines, land and vehicles and 
other things necessary (or not) to said production and distribution and to carry on 
a regular commercial business and to borrow money, issue bonds and do anything 
else (legally possible) to promote the welfare of the Company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $75,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$75,000.00; paid in, $75,000.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

J. II. Crago, Wheeling, W. Va., IS shares; J. L. McMechen, McMechen, W. Va., 
172 shares; F. A. Zimmermann, McMechen, W. Va., LOO shares; ('has. R. Lowe. 
McMechen. W. Va., 10 shares; W. B. McMechen, McMechen, W. Va., 450. Total 
number of shares, 750. 



W. S. HOLMES COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 1, 1007; charter expires May 1, 1057. 

Trincipal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell merchandise of all kinds, grains, hay, feed, building 
material, etc.. and to act as manufacturers agents, and general merchandise 
brokers. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $25,000.00 : par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$9,000.00 : paid in. $6,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. S. Holmes. Charleston, W. Va., 30 shares ; O. A. Thayer, Charleston, W. Va.. 
20 shares : W. R. Kay, Charleston. W. Va., 10 shares ; W. N. Brown, Charleston, 
W. Va., 20 shares ; James Kay, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 90. 



DES MOINES BREWING COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued .May 1, 1907 ; charter expires May 1, 1957. 
Principal office — 109 & 111 East Walnut St., Des Moines, Iowa. 
Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture and sell beer, porter, ale, and all other kinds of malt 
liquors, and to that end to acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise and to erect, 
maintain and operate breweries ; and to execute all undertakings and obligations 
incident to said business,. ' . 

(b) To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, and to hold, own and sell the 
lands, buildings, machinery and equipment necessary for the convenient transac- 
tion of its business, together with ware houses, agencies and offices. 

(c) To buy and sell grain of all kinds; to manufacture, buy, sell, import and 
export malt ; to manufacture, buy sell and deal in ice ; to own, maintain and operate 
cold storage plants, and to do a general ware house and cold storage business. 

(d) In furtherance of the objects for which it is formed, to acquire and under- 
take the goodwill, property, rights and assets of every kind and the liabilities of 
any person, firm, association or corporation, either wholly or partly, and to pay for 
the same in such manner as the board of directors may determine. 

(e) To apply for, register, purchase or otherwise acquire, and to hold, own, 
use and operate, and to sell, assign, grant licenses in respect of, or otherwise dis- 
pose of and deal with and turn to account, so far as it may be necessary or con- 
venient so to do in the transaction of its business, any and all inventions, im- 
provements, formulae, processes, trade-names and trade marks, copyrights, letters 
patent of the United States and of any or all foreign countries, and any and all 
patent rights of use in connection with the transaction of its business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $400,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $200.00. 

Of the stock so authorized, one thousand i 1,000) shares of the par value of one 
hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) shall be perferred stock. Prom and after 
January 1, 1908. such preferred stock shall be entitled to dividends at the rate 
of seven centum per annum, payable semi-annually on July first and January 
first in each year, prior to the payment of any dividends upon the common stock, 



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and such dividends upon the preferred stock shall be cumulative. But when in any 
year, dividends amounting to seven per centum have been paid on the common 
stock, further dividends for such year shall be paid on both common and preferred 
stock, without distinction. In the event of a liquidation, either voluntary or in- 
voluntary, of the corporation, the preferred stock shall share in the distribution 
of its assets ratably with the common stock without preference. 

The preferred stock shall not have the right to vote at meetings of the stock- 
holders for the election of directors or otherwise, except that if default be made 
in the payment of any dividend upon the preferred stock and such default con- 
tinue for ninety days, then and in that event and until all arrears of such dividends 
have been paid, the preferred stock shall enjoy the same right to vote that is held 
by the common stock. 

The owners of the preferred stock in this corporation shall hold the same, sub- 
ject to the power of this corporation to increase the amount of its authorized 
common stock from time to time to an amount not in excess of five hundred 
thousand dollars ($500,000.00) such increase to be approved by a majority of the 
preferred stock. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

II. D. Thompson. Des Moines. Io.. Victoria Hotel. 2 shares: Otto Huber, Rock 
Island, 111., 11314 Third Ave., 2 shares: P. P. Mattes, Des Moines, Io., 327 Center 
St.. 2 shares: Oscar Strauss. Des Moines, Io., 1428 High St., 2 shares; N. T. 
Guernsey, Des Moines. Io.. 2426 Forest Drive, 2 shares. Total number of shares 1". 

This corporation shall not by contract create any mortgage or other lien upon 
any if its real property without the consent thereto of not less than three- 
fourths (%) of the preferred stock at the time outstanding and the consent thereto 
of not less than three-fourths i % i of its common stock then outstanding, and this 
provision shall not be amended without the consent of not less than the above 
proportion of both of the common and preferred stock. 

The board of directors of the said Des Moines Brewing Company shall consist of 
not less than five (5) 'nor more than eleven (11) directors, within which limits 
the number may be fixed by the stockholders at any annual meeting or at any 
special meeting called therefor. Until so fixed, the number of directors shall be 
(5). It shall not be necessary for the directors to this corporation or any of 
them to be residents or citizens of the state of West Virginia. 

The officers of this corporation shall consist of a president, vice president, secre- 
tarv and treasurer. 



THE MILLER MERCANTILE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 2. 1907; charter expires May 2, 1957. 

Principal office — Kimball, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To do a general merchandise business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$5,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$5,000.00: paid in. $3,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. H. Show, Kimball, YV. Va., 8 shares ; C. B. Chase. Kimball. W. Va., 8 shares ; 
S. K. McFarland, Kimball, W. Va., 8 shares ; Jno. R. Black, Vivian. YV. Va., 8 
shares ; C. E. Miller, Elkhorn, YV. Y'a., 18 shares. Total number of shares, 50. 



BLUEFIELD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 2, 1007 ; charter expires May 2, 1957. 
Principal office — Bluefield, YV. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To own and control sufficient real estate for the purposes of athletic 



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parks for the purpose of carrying on baseball and foot ball games and any other 
athletic sports and amusements to organize base ball clubs, foot ball clubs, and 
clubs for the carrying on of any other althlotic game, and to ■ charge an admis- 
sion fee to said ground, to offer prizes or rewards for excellence in athletics, and 
to do any other things necessary or incident to the purposes above enumerated. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed, 
$250.00 : paid in, $25,00. 

Stockholders — The name?, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. B. Shelton, Bluefield, W. Va. s 10 shares: P. J. Kelley, Bluefield, W. Va., 10 
shares; J. D. Harrison, Bluefield, W. Va., 10 shares; D. O. Baldwin, Bluefield, W. 
Va., 10 shares ; Harold A. Ritz, Bluefield, W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of 
shares, 50. 



THE RED LICK LUMBER COMPANY.— (Resident) 

Charter issued May 2, 1907; Charter expires May 2, 1957. 

Principal office — Marlinton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell lands, timber and lumber. To own and operate saw 
mills, planing mills and all lumber manufacturing machinery. To own and operate 
tramways, railroads and all necessary right of way and to do a general lumber, 
contracting and building business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $25.00; subscribed, 
$2.275.00 ; paid in, $227.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. M. Funk, Gassaway. W. Va., 20 shares ; A. M. Funk, Gassaway, W. Va., 20 
shares ; A. D. Williams, Marlinton, W. Va., 20 shares ; N. C. McNeil, Marlinton, 
W. Va., 1 share; John Peters, Ronceverte, W. Va., 10 shares; M. C. Watkins, 
Gassaway, W. Va., 20 shares Total number of shares, 91. 



McDOWELL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 3, 1907 ; charter expires May 3, 1957. 
Principal office — Northfork, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects nnd purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To encourgae and promote gymnastics and athletics of every kind and 
cha racier. 

(b) To encourage ami promote lawn tennis, base-ball, basket-ball, foot-ball, 
golf and all other legitimate outdoor or indoor sports and amusements, and to 
give exhibitions thereof, and to charge an admission fee to see the same. 

(c) To organize, promote, maintain, conduct and present dramatic, vaudeville 
and minstrel performances, either public or private and to charge an admission 
fee to see the same. 

' (d) To acquire, equip and conduct gymnasiums, club-rooms, theaters, base-ball 
parks, and other enclosures for the purposes and objects herein set forth. 

(e) To acquire, equip and conduct reading rooms, libraries, club rooms, bowl- 
ing alleys, shooting gallaries, pool and billard rooms for the use and enjoyment 
of its members, and for the objects and purposes herein set forth. 

(f) To conduct boxing or sparring contests or exhibitions in accordance with 
the laws of the State of West Virginia in such cases made and provided. 

(g) To hold and acquire by lease or otherwise real or personal property for the 
objects and purposes herein set forth. 

(h) To buy. own. operate, lease and occupy buildings for amusements and 
gymnastic or athletic purposes, and to build, erect, construct, lease or otherwise 
acquire, manage, occupy, maintain and operate buildings, theaters and other struc- 
tures for amusement and gymnastic or athletic purposes. 



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Capital stock — Authorized. $5,000.00:. par value shares. $5.00; subscribed, 
$50.00 : paid in. $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. R. Roberts. Northfork, W. Va.. 2 shares: L. H. Clarks. Kyle. YV. Va., 2 
shares : Wm. J. Beury. Algoma, \V. Va.. 2 shares : J. P. Flanagan, Welch. W. Va., 
2 shares; W. O. Perry, Welch. W. Va.. 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



THE CLARK LIQUOR COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May •".. 1907 : charter expires. May 3. 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To conduct a brewery for the manufacture of beer. ale. porter, and drinks 
of a like nature, and to carry on the business of wholesale and retail liquor dealers, 
with the right to sell, solicit and receive orders for, offer and expose for sale all 
kinds of spiritous and intoxicating liquors, porter, ale, beer and drinks of like na- 
ture, whether brewed, malt, fermented, vinous or distilled ; also to keep for sale all 
kinds of bar fixtures and supplies, including vessels, screens, glasses, bottles, jugs 
and other appurtenances, and to do any and all things incident to said business of 
wholesale and retail liquor dealers; also to sell at wholesale and retail all kinds 
of tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, snuff and any and all kinds of preparations of tobac- 
co ; also buy and sell real estate, and own and construct buildings of all kinds. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; Par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. P. Clark, Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share: S. G. Walker, Charleston. W. Va.. 1 
share; W. S. Watson, Charleston. W. Va.. 1 share; M. D. Pierev. Charleston. W. 
Va., 1 share ; C. G. High, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE EDWIN M. KNOWLES CHINA COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 3, 1!'07 : charter expires April 30, 1957. 

Principal office — Chester, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of manufacturing, buying, and selling china, pottery and 
earthen ware ; to decorate and embellish the same ; to mine and manufacture and 
deal in china clay, flint and felspar and all other materials of any nature used in 
the manufacture of said wares, and to acquire, hold and possess and sell real 
estate and other property necessary for the proper and convenient conduct of said 
business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $150,000.00: par value shares, $100.00: subscribed, 
$15,000.00 ; paid in, $15,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
-subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Edwin M. Knowles, East Liverpool. Ohio, 74 shares ; Thomas B. Anderson, 
• Chester, W. Va., 25 shares; Joshua Poole, East Liverpool, Ohio. 25 shares; G. E. 
Davidson, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share : C. A. Smith, Chester, W. Va.. 25 shares. 
Total number of shares. 150. 



NEWELL BROTHERS LUMBER COMFANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 3. 1907 ; charter expires May 3, 1957. 
Principal office — Pittsburg, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: The buying, selling, leasing, manufacturing and dealing in timber and 



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timber properties in the State of West Virginia, and elsewhere: the carrying on 
of a general lumber business, including the manufacturing, selling, transporting 
and dealing in lumber, and the transacting of all such other business as is neces- 
sary and incidental to carrying out the purposes aforesaid, with all the powers 
and privileges conferred by the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed 
$40,100.00; paid in, $4,010.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, am as follows : 

John A. Newell, 511 South Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa., 110 shares; \V. E. .McMillan, 
164 Robinson St., Pittsburg, Pa., 100 shares; II. T. Newell. 715 Mill Ave.. Wilkins- 
burg. Pa., 140 shares ; A. C. Leslie, 030 Trenton Ave., Wilkinsburg. Pa., 50 shares ; 
Harvey A. Miller, 4.33 Fifth Ave., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 401. 

This corporation does not desire to hold or own real estate in the State of West 
Virginia exceeding the amount of ten thousand (10,000) acres. 



THE HONIE COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 3, 1P07 ; charter expires May 3, 1057. 

Principal office — Chicago, 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To own letters patent relating to ammunition and to make and sell 
ammunition and construct apparatus therefor ; to deal in patent and rights relating 
to ammunition for the United States and other countries, and to conduct a general 
manufacturing business ; also to hold stock, bonds or certificates of indebtedness 
of any kind or description from or issued by any corporation whatsoever, and to 
hold, buy or sell the same, and to license under patents and receive stocks, bonds, 
moneys and royalty agreements in exchange therefor. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$250.00; paid in. $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Mary J. Iloxie. 4440 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 1 share ; Gilbert H. Hoxie, 4440 
Michigan avenue, Chicago, 1 share ; Lucy A. Falkenberg, 1410 Marquette Bldg., 
Chicago. 1 share; Sophie D. Werner. 1410 Marquette Bldg., Chicago, 1 share; 
Edward T. Wray, 1410 Marquette Bldg., Chicago, 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



PORT PITT LIMBER COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 3, 1!Li7 ; charter expires May 3, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburg, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, lease or otherwise acquire, own and hold real estate. 

To buy or otherwise acquire, own and hold timber and timber lands. 

To buy, lease or otherwise acquire and own mills and all other necessary ma- 
chinery for the purpose of manufacturing timber into lumber and any and all 
other products into which it may be manufactured. To sell or otherwise dispose 
of land, and other real estate. To sell or otherwise dispose of timber either in 
its raw or manufactured state. 

To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, own and hold minerals and mineral 
lands. To develop and mine the same. To buy, lease or otherwise acquire, own 
and hold all necessary machinery to mine and produce the same. To build and 
equip, or otherwise acquire, own, hold and operate all railroads and railroad 
sidings, necessary to transport the same to market, or to provide for any other 
approved mode of transp ..-tation. 

To sell or otherwise dispose of all minerals, or its by-products. 



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To purchase, own. lease, build, sell, maintain and operate shops, warehouses, 
dwellings, and any and all other buildings and structures necessary for the man- 
ufacture and sale of any and all of the above products. 

To do any and all things that may be deemed necessary by the stockholders or 
directors to best promote the interests of this company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $12,500.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

H. L. Austin, Flick Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share ; Geo. M. McGinnis, Frick 
Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share ; C. M. Konkle, New Kensington, Pa., 1 share ; 
Roland J. Hadly, Frick Bldg.. Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share ; T. S. Dickey, Frick Bldg.. 
Pittsburg, Fa.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



BY-PRODUCTS FUEL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued May 3, 1007 : charter expires May 3, 1957. 

Principal- office — -New York. N. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, manufacture, deal and trade in coal, coke and all articles 
or commodities susceptible to manufacture or production from coal ; to mine coal 
or other natural deposits ; to purchase, mortgage, lease exchange or otherwise ac- 
quire and dispose of coal and other coal products properties together with coal 
mines or other natural deposits or products : to purchase, sell, or take on lease or 
in exchange or otherwise acquire or dispose of any mines, lands, properties and 
effects, or any grants, concessions, leases or other interests therein; to construct 
or join in the construction of works of all description, including wharves, docks, 
piers, railways, roads and approaches for the purposes of the company's business ; 
to purchase, sell, erect, aller, pull down, rebuild and adapt buildings ; to pur- 
chase, sell, construct, erect, hire and build ships, barges and other vessels; to 
purchase or sell rolling stock, plant or plants and machinery ; to construct, lay 
down, establish, fix and carry out all necessary cables, wires, lines, accumulators, 
lamps and works to generate, accumulate, distribute, and supply electricity to 
the properties of the company, and to do all things necessary as the manufac- 
turers of and dealers in all apparatus and things required for or capable of be- 
ing used in connection with the generation, distribution, supply and accumulation 
of electricity ; to manufacture, purchase, or otherwise acquire, to hold, own, mort- 
gage, pledge, sell, assign and transfer or otherwise dispose of, to invest, trade, 
deal in or deal with goods, wares, merchandise and property of every class and 
description, real or personal, except dealing in bills of exchange. 

To acquire and undertake the whole or any part of the business, property, as- 
sets and liabilities of any person, firm or corporation, except a banking business, 
railroad corporation or insurance company. 

To apply for, purchase or otherwise acquire, and to hold, own, use, operate and 
sell, assign or otherwise dispose of, to grant licenses in respect of or otherwise- 
turn to account any and all inventioMs, improvements and processes used in con- 
nection with or secured under letters patent of the United States or elsewhere, or 
otherwise, and with a view to the developing of the same to carry on any other busi- 
ness whether manufacturing or otherwise, which the corporation may think calcu- 
lated directly or indirectly to effectuate these objects. 

To hold, purchase or otherwise acquire, to sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 
pledge or otherwise dispose of shares of the capital stock or other evidence of in- 
debtedness created by other corporation or corporations for cash, or to issue its 
own in exchange therefor ; and while the holder of such stock to exercise all 
the rights and privileges of ownership, including the right to vote thereon, to 
the same extent as a natural person might or could do. 

To do all or any of the above things to the same extent as natural persons might 
or could do, and to do the same as principals, agents, contractors, or otherwise. 
and by or through agents or otherwise, and either alone or in conjunction with 
others. 



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That the objects for which this corporation is formed are : In general to carry 
on any other business of the same general nature as that provided herein, which 
may seem to the corporation capable of being conveniently carried on in connec- 
tion with the above, or calculated, directly or indirectly, to enhance the value of 
or render profitable any of the corporation's property or rights, save the main- 
taining or conducting of any bank, railroad or insurance business, and to have and 
exercise all and every the rights and purposes granted and allowed by the General 
Corporation Laws of West Virginia, relative to manufacturing. 

The objects specified in this paragraph shall, except where otherwise expressed 
in said paragraph, be nowise limited or restricted by reference to or inference 
from the terms of any other clause or other paragraph herein. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$50.00 ; paid in, $10.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William G. Smith, 200 Broadway, New York City, 1 share ; Thomas M. Carroll, 
135 West 47th St., New York City. 1 share ; Alfred B. Hanson, 135 Broadway, 
New York City, 1 share; William E. Jacobs, 141 Broadway, New York City, 1 
share; William Godnick, 141 Broadway, New York City, 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



PAYMASTER ZINC COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 3, 1907; charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Binghampton, N. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To prospect for locate, acquire by discovery, lease, option, purchase, 
grant, gift, devise or otherwise hold, possess, enjoy, develop, mine, work, operate 
and exploit mines, mineral lands, claims, mining rights, metalliferious lands and 
rights therein, in the United States of America or the territories thereof, and re- 
cord the same pursuant to the mining and other laws of any of the states. Also 
to carry on the business in all of its various branches of mining gold, silver, tin, 
zinc, lead, copper, iron and other metals or mineral deposits. Also to contract, 
purchase or otherwise acquire, maintain and operate tunnels, sluices, dams, reser- 
voirs and ditches for mining, irrigation, milling and transportation purposes. Also 
to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire lands, mills, mill-sites, tunnel-sites, build- 
ings, machinery, power houses, pumping plants and pumping machinery, dump 
rights, ditch rights, flumes, pipes, pipe lines, private railways, private tramways, 
private rights, easements and franchises, licenses and rights of way. Also to pur- 
chase, contract or otherwise acquire, operate and maintain electric light and 
power plants for the generation of electricity and the transmission thereof for any 
purpose ; with blasting machinery and appliances and equipment appurtaining 
thereto. Also to purchase, contract or otherwise acquire, operate and maintain 
telegraph and telephone lines for transmission of messages and sound by electricity. 
Also to furnish water, gas, electricity, power, heat and light for mining, milling, 
agriculture, domestic and other uses and purposes. And to sell, lease or dispose 
of the same to such persons or corporations, and for such price or prices, and on 
such terms and conditions as to this corporation may seem proper. Also to pur- 
chase, treat, refine, extract, reduce, crush, calcine, smelt, concentrate and manipu- 
late all kinds of ores, minerals and metalliferous substances with a view to ob- 
taining therefrom the metals therein contained, and, to form combination of metals 
or other valuable substaaces with a view of preparing the same for market, and 
generally to engage in smelling, reducing, refining, crushing, milling, treating, as- 
saying and milling minerals and ores of all kinds, classes and descriptions. Also 
to buy. sell, manufacture and deal in machinery, blasting powder and high ex- 
plosives of every description, fuses, caps, implements, candles and conveniences 
suitable for use in connection with mining and metallurgical operations. Also to 
purchase, lease or otherwise acquire lands for the purpose of erecting thereon 
office buildings, plants, workshops, dwelling houses, stores, hotels, boarding houses, 
store houses, ware houses and other buildings in connection with and for the fore- 



86 Charters Issued ix 1907. [W. Va. 

going purposes. Also to invest in. take over. buy. sell, pledge and exchange stocks, 
shares, bonds and securities of mining companies, and power companies whether 
incorporated under the laws of any of the United States or any foreign country. 
Also to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire real or personal property in lands 
upon which there should bo a growth of trees of any kind and to grow, pur- 
chase and produce timber suitable' for manufacturing, and to manufacture there- 
from lumber, shingles, lathes, staves, ties, bolts, boxes and barrels, and to buy, 
lease or otherwise acquire, maintain and operate saw mills, lumber yards and 
plants with power to operate the same, and also to acquire and operate private 
roads, tramways or railways for the purpose of handling and transporting any 
and all kinds of such products, and also to do any and all other acts and tilings 
relating to turning and lumbering. 

And it is the intention that the objects, purposes and powers specified in the 
clauses contained in this third paragraph shall, except where otherwise expressed 
in said paragraph, be nowise restricted or limited by reference to or inference 
from the terms of any other clause of this or any other paragraph in this charter, 
but that the objects, purposes and powers specified in each of the clauses of this 
paragraph shall be regarded as independent objects, purposes and powers. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $600,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$245,410.00 : paid in, $245,410.00. 

Stockholders — The names, post office address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, arc as follows : 

Daniel A. Estill. Whitesboro, Oneida Co.. New York. 174. Urn shares; John H. 
Shafer, Binghampton, Broome Co., Xew York, 42,100 shares: A. YY. Newman, 
Binghampton. Broome Co.. Xew York. 17,000 shares: A. M. Sperry, Binghampton, 
Broome Co., New York, 12,200 shares ; Thomas S. Turner, Binghampton, Broome 
Co.. New York, 10 shares. Total number of shares, 245,410. 

The following provisions for the regulation of the business and the conduct of the 
affairs of the company are hereby established. 

The corporation may use and apply surplus earnings or accumulated profits au- 
thorized by law to be reserved to the purchase or acquisition of property, and to the 
purchase or acquisition of its own capital stock from time to time, to such extent 
and in such manner and upon such terms as its Board of Directors may determine ; 
and neither the property nor the capital stock so purchased and acquired, nor any 
of its capital stock taken in payment or satisfaction of any debt due to the cor- 
poration shall be regarded as profits for the purpose of declaration or payment of 
dividends unless otherwise determined by the majority of the Board of Directors. 
■ The corporation in its by-laws may prescribe the number necessary to constitute 
a quorum of the Board of Directors, which number may be less than the majority 
of the whole number. 

The Board of Directors shall have the power to fix the amount to be reserved 
as working capital, and to authorize and cause to be executed mortgages and liens 
upon real estate and personal property of the corporation to secure indebtedness 
of the corporation. 

The Board of Directors shall have the power to hold its organization and other 
meetings, to have one or more offices, and to keep the books of the corporation 
outside the State of West Yirginia, at such place or places as may from time to 
time be designated by them. 



THE YYEST YIRGINIA POTTERY CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May '.i. 1907 ; charter expires May 3, 1957. 

Principal office — Bridgeport. W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture stoneware, sewer pipe, brick of all descriptions, and 
all products manufactured from clay : and to buy and sell the same. 

For buying and selling real estate, building,, renting, purchasing and selling 
houses : establishing, constructing and operating any and all kinds of manufac- 
turing plants; installing and operating telephone lines, systems and exchanges; 
to engage in general merchandising : to purchase, acquire by lease and develop 



1907J Charters Issued in 1907. 87 

coal, oil. and gas properties ; and to produce, buy, transport and sell coal, oil, 
and gas and install and operate coal and gas plants and systems for transport- 
ing and marketing coal, and natural gas. 

To do a general contracting business ; and to do any and all things necessary 
for carrying out the general powers herein conferred. 

'Capital stock — Authorized, $12,000.00 ; par value shares ; $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$12,000.00; paid in, $1,200.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jesse G. Lawson, Bridgeport, W. Va., 10 shares ; C. H. Warner, Bridgeport, W. 
Va., 40 shares ; Gordon B. Late Bridgeport. W. Va., 40 shares ; S. S. Farris, Bridge- 
port, W. Va., 10 shares ; N. M. Jones, Bridgeport, W. Va., 10 shares ; S. C. Den- 
ham, Clarksburg. W. Va., 5 shares ; V. L. Highland. Clarksburg, W. Va., 5 shares. 
Total number of shares, 120 



ST ALBANS TERMINAL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 3, 1907; charter expires May 3, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For purchasing, owning, acquiring, leasing, developing and operating 
coal, oil, gas. mineral, timber and other lands ; for purchasing, selling, acquiring, 
shipping, transporting, manufacturing and dealing in coal, coke, timber, lumber, 
minerals, goods, wares and other commodities ; for purchasing, owning, acquiring, 
leasing, maintaining and operating terminal properties, tipples, chutes, cars, loco- 
motives, engines, steamboats, ships, vessels, piers, docks, wharves, warehouses, 
storage houses, offices, elevators, barges, railroad tracks, side tracks, switches, 
machinery, telephone and telegraph lines ; for storing, carrying hauling, shipping 
and transporting coal, coke, minerals, lumber, timber, goods, wares, merchandise, 
articles of commerce, manufactures, commodities, and personal property of all 
kinds and descriptions, for hire, reward and profit : for owning, acquiring and oper- 
ating stores and dealing in goods, wares, and merchandise, and for doing all 
things necessary or incident to the purposes, or any of them, aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00: par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

W. C. Hardy, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; I. C. Jordan. Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share ; John A. Thayer, Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share ; T. Mairs, Charleston, W. Va., 
1 share ; S. B. Avis, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



SHUMAN HEIGHTS OIL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 3. 1907 ; charter expires May 3, 1957. 

Principal office — Fairmont, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects au<: purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To lease land for purposes of developing for oil and gas. 

To buy and sell oil and gas leases. 

To drill wells for purpose of producing oil or gas. 

To sell and trade oil and gas production. 

To lay and maintain pipe lines for conveying oil or gas to market or for the 
convenience of the company. ( 

To build, erect and maintain stations, structures and tanks necessary to carry 
on the business of developing storing and caring for the product of the results 
of any developing or producing work of this company. 

To erect and maintain telephone or telegraph lines, if same be needed in the 
conducting of the business of this company. 

To buy and sell material used in developing and caring for oil and gas pro- 



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ductions. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $250.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $1,475.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are a« follows : 

Virgil I. Allen, Center Point, W. Va., 32 shares ; C. D. Martin. Salem, W. Va., 
5 shares; D. C. Sweeney, Center Point, TV. Va.. 1 share; I. W. Allen, Center Point, 
W. Va., 1 share ; J. D. Allen, Center Point, W. Va., 1 share. Total number, of 
shares, 40. 

This company shall be governed by a set of by-iaws, same to be adopted by a 
majority vote of the stock. Each share representing a vote, and same may be 
amended, added to, or raken therefrom at any regularly appointed meeting by a 
consenting vote thereof of a majority of the whole number of shares. 



BECKLEY STEAM LAUNDRY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 4, 1907 ; charter expires May 4, 1957. 

Principal office — Hinton, W. Va. . 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows ; To purchase, own and operate a steam laundry, and to do all things 
necessary and proper in connection therewith. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $9,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. Ewart, Hinton, W. Va., 10 shares ; J. A. Fox, Hinton, W. Va., 10 shares ; 
C. L. Parker, Hinton, W. Va., 10 shares; T. H. Lilly, Hinton, W. Va., 10 shares; 
A. D. Daly, Hinton, W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of shares, 50. 



GATZMER COAL AND COKE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 4, 1907 ; charter expires Jan. 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Dobbin, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To hold by purchase, lease and otherwise, coal and other mineral lands 
for the purpose of mining, selling, shipping, and dealing in coal and other com- 
modities ; manufacturing, selling and shipping coke ; subletting, releasing, and 
having mined and operated, by lease or otherwise, by other persons, parties, com- 
panies, or corporations, all coal and other mineral hinds leased, or otherwise ob- 
tained or controlled by it ; carrying on a general mercantile business ; also making, 
building, constructing and operating roads, railroads and other ways, .means and 
devices for mining, shipping and transporting coal, coke and other commodities 
to and from market ; and to erect, make, operate and carry on such other works 
as may be necessary or convenient in its general business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. E. Coale, 200 Girard Trust Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; A. J. Arm- 
strong, 200 Girard Trust Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; Charles Russell, 200 
Girard Trust Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; R. F. Whitmer, 200 Girard Bldg., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; Martin Lane, 200 Girard Trust Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 
share. Total number of shares, 5. • 



HARRISVILLE ELGIN BUTTER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 6, 1907 ; charter expires May 6, 1957. 
Principal office — Harrisville, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct, maintain and operate a creamery factory for the purpose 
of manufacturing butter, cheese, ice cream, condensed milk and all the products 
and by-products of milk, and to manufacture butter, cheese, ice cream, condensed 
milk and all the products and by-products cf milk. 

To produce, purchase, transport and sell. milk, butter cheese, ice cream, con- 
densed milk and all the products and by-products of milk, at wholesale and retail. 

To conduct a general dairy, and to this end to raise, purchase and sell, cattle, 
cows, hogs, horses and any other live stock : and produce, purchase and sell, hay, 
grain, feed and provisions : and acquire by purchase, lease, sift, devise, exchange or 
otherwise, real and personal property, or either, or any interest or estate therein, 
including farming implements, for the purpose of conducting such general dairy- 

Capital stock — Authorized, $-10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock* 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. R. Hall, Harrisville, W. Va., 2 shares: J. H. Lininger, Harrisville, W. Va., 2 
shares; II. M. Rymer, Harrisville, W. Va., 'J .shares: D. B. Lattimer, Harrisville, 
W. Va., 2. shares: A. O. Wilson, Harrisville, \Y. Va.. 2. Total number of shares, 
10. 



THE BERRYBURG CLUB.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May fi. 100" ; charter expires May 0, 1957. 

Principal office — Berryburg. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the promotion of sociability and intellectual development and physi- 
cal culture; the maintenance of billiard tables and pool tables; the conducting of 
a buffet at which refreshments and drinks may be served for the express use only 
of the members of said club. The principal object of said club being its social 
features. And for the purposes -above desire authority to purchase, hold, lease, 
sell- and convey real and personal property of the value of $5,000. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares. $1.00; subscribed, $5.00; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. E. Love, Berryburg. W. Va.. 1 share : Thomas Anegan, Berryburg, W. Va., 1 
share ; Arnett Love, Berryburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Branch Anegan, Berryburg. W. 
Va., 1 share; Fred Love, Beiryburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



GRAFTON LAUNDRY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 6, 1907 ; charter expires May 6, 1957. 

Principal office — Grafton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To engage in a general laundry business, to dye, clean and repair 
clothes of all kinds and character; to have, own and possess the necessary real, 
estate in the county of Taylor and the adjoining counties, that may be necessary 
or desirable for the purposes of this corporation ; to keep, own and maintain in 
the said county of Taylor and elsewhere in this state and in the United States, 
branch establishments for laundry, dyeing and cleaning purposes, either in the 
name of said company, or in such other name or names as its Board of Directors 
may from time to time desire, and to have, own and possess the necessary live 
stock and machinery, together with the necessary wagons and carriages for trans- 
portation and delivery in its business aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00; par value shares; $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00 . 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



90 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

T. Hill Marshall. Washington, D. C, 1 share : Blanche P. Marshall. Washing- 
ton, D. 1"., 1 share; I. eon S. Tyndall. Washington, D. •'.. 1 share; Wm. II. Jackson, 
Washington. D. <'.. 1 share; Henry V. Downing, Washington, D. C, 1 share. Total 
number shares, ."">. 



EQUITABLE LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 6, Km t ; charter expires May <">, 1057. 

l'rincipal office — Bluefield. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: i or the purpose of encouraging industry, frugality and home building, 
for the purpose of loaning to its stockholders the funds accumulated from time 
to time on such terms as may lie provided by the by-laws, for the purpose of 
investing the funds accumulating in said company in lands or houses ; to buy. 
sell, mortgage, lease or convey lands for the benefit of the stockholders, and to 
acquire, hold, convey and encumber all such property, both real and personal as 
may be taken as security foi any loan, and may secure the payment of loans or 
the payment of the purchase money for any property sold, by taking personal se- 
curity, or by a mortgage or deed of trust upon real or personal property, or by a 
transfer or pledge of its st< ck. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $100,000.00: par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$900.00: paid in. $90,00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

II. Hatter, Bluefield. W. Va., 1 share: A. E. Gbodwyn, Bluefield, W. Va.. 1 share; 
John Davis, Bluefield. W. Va., 1 share: W. E. Smith. Bluefield, W. Va.. 1 share; 
Bristo Adams, Bluefield. W. Va.. 1 share: J. ('. Craft. Bluefield. W. Va., 1 share; 
James Price, Bluefield. W. Va.. 1 share: S. W. Allen. Bluefield, W. Va.. 1 share; 
P. II. Edwards. Bluefield. W Va., 1 share Total number of shares, 0. 



HEN-ETA BONE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May <>. 1907 : charter expires May 6, 1957. 

l'rincipal office — Flemington. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the manufacture and marketing of a combined grit-food for fowls, 
"Hen-e-ta Bone Grit." undei the United States Latent allowed to Edward J. 
Puchs being serial number 270,401 filed August 30, 1905, and allowed March 2, 
1907, and also to manufacture and market food, medicines, and remedies of any 
and every character and description for horses, cattle, poultry, and other animals. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed. 
$3,500.00; paid in. $350.00. 

The aforesaid stock shall be all of the same class except that if shall be sub- 
ject to, and issued and controlled as provided and agreed upon in the subscription 
agreement therefor now in the hands of the incorporators hereto. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Edward J. Fuchs. Newark, New Jersey, 10 shares ; Virgil T. Clayton, Manning- 
Ion, W. Va., 10 shares: Charles F. Monroe, Flemington. \V. Va.. ."> shares; John 
W. Davidson, Flemington. W. Va.. 5 shares; William Morgan, Grafton, W. Va., 
5 shares. Total number of shares, 35. 



COLUMBIAN CARBON COMPANY. — I Resident, i 

Charter issued May 0. 1907; charter expires May 0. 1957. 

l'rincipal office — Westo.i. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which tins corporation is formed are as 



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follows: For manufacturing, buying, selling and dealing in, carbon and gas Mack ; 
for the buying, selling and producing natural gas. leasing gas and oil territory, 
boring and developing the same; for transporting natural gas by means of pipes 
or otherwise, and for doing all things incidental (hereto. For the purpose of 
leasing, owning, purchasing, selling, managing, operating, controlling and pos 
sessing natural gas lands and wells; of boring and operating for, purchasing, sell- 
ing and supplying natural and other gas: of storing, piping and transporting 
natural and other gas through tubing and pipes and otherwise : of owning, pur- 
chasing, selling, managing, operating, controlling, possessing and locating tanks 
and stations along such tubing, pipe and other lines; and for the purpose of 
owning, purchasing, selling, managing, operating, controlling, possessing, locating, 
constructing and erecting such tubing, pipe and other lines and such buildings 
as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$80,000.00; paid in, $80, ».00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. M. Knapp. Warren. Fa., 200 shares: F. F. Curtze. Erie. Pa.. 66 2-3 shares; 
James McDade, Kane. Pa., 133 1-3 shares; N. B. Bubb. Williamsport, Pa., 200 
shares: Edwin Binney. 83 Fulton St.. New York City, 1 < m ► shares: ('. Harold 
Smith. 83 Fulton St.. New York City, 100 shares. Total number of shares. 800. 



PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA STEEL COMPANY.— I Resident.) 

Charter issued May 7. 1907 : charter expires May 1. 1957. 
Principal office — Petersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. In furtherance and not in limitation of the general powers conferred by the 
laws of the State of West Virginia, to do any or all of the things hereinafter set 
forth to the same extent as natural persons might or could do and in any part of 
the world, as principals, agents or otherwise : 

2. To build, erect, install, buy, sell, own and operate furnaces, rolling mills and 
plants of all kinds for the manufacture of iron, steel and other metals, tools, 
machinery and all articles of commerce, products and by-products • made wholly 
or partly of or from iron, sieel and other metals ; 

3. To mine, quarry, dig. extract and prepare for market, buy. sell and deal 
in, store and transport iron ore and other ores. coal. rock. clay. sand. oil. gas and 
all other minerals and mineral substances ; and to manufacture and produce, buy, 
sell and deal in. store and transport iron, steel and all other metals and metal 
lie compounds, coke and coal-tar. building stone, rock-ballast, cement, bricks, terra 
cotta, glass, refined oil, chemicals and all articles of commerce, products and by- 
products made wholly or partly of or from iion ore and other ores. coal, rock, 
clay, sand. oil. gas. or my other minerals or mineral substances :- 

4. To cut. saw • and manufacture, buy. sell and deal in. store and transport 
logs, timber, lumber, tan-bark, cord-wood, wood-pulp, charcoal, wood-alcohol and 
all articles of commerce, pre. ducts and by-products made wholly c r partly of or 
from wood : 

5. To raise and prepare for market, buy. sell and deal in, store and trans;. oil 
agricultural products of all kinds; 

<;. To manufacture, produce, prepare for market, buy, invest in. own. bold 
sell, assign, deal in. store and transport other goods, wares and merchandise of 
every class and description : 

7. To do a general contracting and construction business, including the build 
ing, making and repairing of iron and steel furnaces, mills ami plains, roads, 
railroads, telegraph and telephone lines, pipe lines, water, gas anil electric works, 
tunnels, bridges, viaducts, canals, dikes, dams, wharves and all like works of in- 
ternal improvement or public 'utility, plants, buildings, structures and works of all 
kinds, for governments, for municipalities, fir corporations formed for the pur- 
pose of constructing, maintaining and operating any such public works and for 



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other corporations and individuals, and as principal contractor, sob-contractor or 
otherwise ; 

8. To acquire by construction, purchase, lease, charter or otherwise, and to 
own and hold, to use for transporting goods, wares and merchandise produced, 
manufactured, bought, owned or sold by it, to lease or charter to railroad com- 
panies and' others, and to sell or otherwise dispose of engines, cars, tanks, tugs, 
barges, vessels aad other railroad and floating equipment and transportation facili- 
ties of all kinds ; 

9. To generate power in the form of steam, electric current, pneumatic and 
hydraulic pressure and in any or all other forms, and for that purpose to con- 
struct, buy. lease, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, maintain and operate, sell 
or otherwise dispose of power-plants, water-privileges, flowage-rights,. pipe-lines, 
wire-lines and all other facilities for generating and transmitting power and to 
supply power by the rneaus aforesaid to its own works, to individuals and cor- 
porations, and to the public . 

10. To acquire, establish, maintain, operate, lease, sell or otherwise dispose 
of transportation lines for the carriage of freight, passengers and the mails by 
water, both on high seas, and on bays, rivers, lakes, canals and all other navi- 
gable water-ways; to furnish towing, lighterage, wharfage and warehousing facili- 
ties ; and to act as agent for the forwarding of freight and passengers, the placing 
of fire and marine insurance and the sale of goods, wares and merchandise of all 
kinds ; 

11. To carry on any other business (whether mining, manufacturing, trading 
or otherwise) which may, in the discretion of the directors, seem capable of being 
conveniently carried on in connection with the above or calculated directly or in 
directly to enhance the value of the company's property or rights ; 

12. To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, and to own, hold, occupy, 
utilize, sell or otherwise dispose of lands and interests in lands containing iron ore 
and other ores, coal, rock, clay, sand, oil, gas or other minerals or mineral sub- 
stances, wood lands, lands containing any other merchantable materials, and all 
such other lands and interests in lands as the corporation may desire for any of 
its objects and purposes as herein set forth ; not exceeding within the State of 
West Virginia, ten thousand acres which is the maximum number of acres that the 
corporation desires to hold in West Virginia, but without limit elsewhere, and to 
improve and develop any lands owned or occupied by the corporation ; 

13. To make or grant leases for any term or terms, upon any covenants or 
conditions, of any lands or interests in lands or other property owned or possessed 
by the corporation, or of the right to mine, quarry, dig, extract and remove iron 
ore and other ores, coal, rock, clay, sand, oil, gas or other minerals or mineral sub- 
stances or to cut and remove timber or to take and carry away other materials 
from any lands owned or occupied by the corporation or in respect to which the 
corporation shall have the right to make any such lease or grant; 

14. To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, and to 
hold, own, use, operate mortgage and sell, assign or otherwise dispose of, any and 
all inventions, improvements, letters patent of the United States or of any foreign 
country, trade-marks, trade-names, formulae and secret processes : 

15. To subscribe for. purchase, own, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge 
or otherwise dispose of shaies of the capital stock of or any bonds or securities 
or evidences of indebtedness created by any other corporation or corporations 
chartered by the S'tate of West Virginia, or any other state, the District of 
Columbia, the United States or any foreign Government, and while owner of such 
stock, to exercise all the rights, powers and privileges of ownership, including the 
right to vote thereon : Provided that authority for any such subscription or pur- 
chase shall first be given ,jy vote regularly had of the holders of at least a majority 
of all the outstanding stock of the corporation ; 

16. To aid in any manner any other corporation in which this corporation has 
any interest by reason of owning or holding any of the stock, bonds, or securities or 
evidences of indebtedness of such other corporation : to do any acts designed to 
protect, preserve, improve or enhance the value of any such stock, bonds or securi- 
ties or evidences of indebtedness ; to become surety or guarantor for the debts or 



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defaults of any corporation in which this corporation has such an interest, by 
guaranteeing dividends on any shares of its capital stock, by guaranteeing the 

principal and interest, or either, of any of its bonds, securities or other evidences 
of indebtedness or by any other means. Provided that authority for any such 
suretyship or guarantee shall first be given by vote regularly had of the holders of 
at least a majority of all the outstanding stock of the corporation. 

17. To cause or allow the legal title, estate and interest in any property ac- 
quired, established, or carried on by the corporation to remain or be vested, or 
registered in the names of or carried on by any other corporations, foreign or 
domestic, formed or to be formed, and either upon trust for, or as agents or 
nominees of this corporation, or upon any other terms or conditions which the board 
of directors may consider for the benefit of this corporation, and to manage the 
affairs or take over and carry on the business of such corporations, either by 
acquiring the shares, stock, or other securities thereof, or otherwise. 

18. To borrow money, to make and issue notes, endorsements, acceptances, bonds 
debentures, guarantees and other obligations or evidences of indebtedness of the 
corporation in payment for property purchased, or to represent money borrowed, 
or for any of the other purposes or objects of the corporation, and to secure the 
payment of said notes, endorsements, acceptances, bonds, debentures, guarantees 
and other obligations or evidences of indebtedness by mortgages, deeds of trust, 
pledges, or liens of or on any or all of the real and personal property, rights, 
privileges and franchises of the corporation wheresoever situated, acquired and to 
be acquired, and to sell or otherwise dispose of any or all of the said notes, en- 
dorsements, acceptances, bonds, debentures, guarantees and other obligations or 
evidences of indebtedness in such manner and upon such terms as to the board of 
directors may seem best. 

19. To conduct the business of the corporation in all its branches in other states 
and in foreign countries and to have one or more offices out of the State of West 
Virginia, and unlimitedly to hold, purchase, mortgage and convey real and personal 
property out of the State of West Virginia, in any and all of the several states 
and territories of the United States, in the District of Columbia, in the colonml 
possessions and territorial acquisitions of the United States, and in any and all 
foreign countries. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $300,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed' for by each, are as follows : 

Charles Adamson, 110 S. 4th Nt., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; James D. Evans, 
119 S. 4th st., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share; M. H. Leonard, 119 S. 4th St., Philadel- 
phia, Pa,, 1 share: William E. Stokes, 119 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share; 
Horace G. Williams. 119 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 

The following provisions are inserted for the regulation of the business 
and conduct of the affairs of the corporation and for creating, defining, limiting 
and regulating the powers of the corporation in furtherance and not in limitation 
of the general powers conferred by the laws of the State of West Virginia : 

1. The bylaws shall prescribe and fix the number of directors at not less than 
three nor more than nine. 

2. No director need be a resident of the State of West Virginia or a stock- 
holder and the by-laws shall provide accordingly. 

3. A majority of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum and the by- 
laws shall provide accordingly. 

4. In case of any vacancy among the directors occurring through death, res- 
ignation, disqualification or other cause except removal, the remaining directors by 
affirmative vote of a majority of the whole board of directors may elect a successor 
director to hold office for the unexpired portion of the 'term of the director whose 
office shall have become vacant and until the election of his successor. 

5. The board of directors shall have power to hold their meetings outside of the 



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Smtc of West Virginia at such places as from time to time may be designated by 
the by-laws or by resolution of the board. 

6. The board of directors shall have power from time to nme to fix, determine 
and vary the amount of the working capital of the company : and to direct and 
determine the use and disposition of any surplus or net profits over and above the 
capital stock paid in ; and ir its discretion the board of directors may use and 
apply any such surplus or accumulated profits in acquiring its bonds or other 
obligations, or shares of its own capital stock, to such extent and in such' manner 
and upon such terms as the board of directors shall deem expedient. 

7. The directors may keep the books of the corporation outside of the State 
of West Virginia at such places as from time to time may be designated by the 
by-laws or by resolution of the board. 

S. The board of directors from time to time shall determine whether and to 
what extent, and at what times and places, and under what conditions and regula- 
tions, the accounts and books of the corporation, or any of them, shall be open to 
the inspection of the stockholders, and no stockholders shall have any right to 
inspect any account or book or document of the corporation, except as conferred by 
statute or authorized by the board of directors or by a resolution of the stock- 
holders. 

9. The corporation may in its by-laws, or otherwise, provide for voting trusts. 
the issuing of trust certificates, and the making of agreements for that purpose. 

10. The by-laws shall prescribe and fix the number of stockholders or stock 
necessary to constitute a quorum at meetings of the stockholders at not less than 
a majority of the outstanding stock of the corporation. All meetings of stock- 
holders shall be held within the State of West Virginia. 

11. The corporation shall have power to do any or all of the things herein set 
forth as objects, purpose, powers or otherwise. 

12. The corporation reserves the right to amend, change, alter or repeal any 
provision herein contained and to extend the time of its continuance in the man- 
ner now or hereafter prescribed by statute. 



HOWARD OIL AND GAS COMPANY.— (Resident, i 

(hatter issued. May 7. 1907; charter expires. May 7. 1957, 

Principal office — New Martinsville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To drill and prospect for oil, gas and water, to market and sell oil, gas and 
water. 

To produce and purchase oil, to refine oil and to market all the products derived 
therefrom. 

To buy gas and gas wells. 

To lease, sub-lease, sell or purchase lands to operate for oil. gas or water, to 
obtain all necessary franchises. 

To lay pipe lines, erect telephone lines, build pump stations, to erect all buildings 
necessary in the production and marketing or oil, gas and water. 

To do anything necessary to conduct the business of producing and marketing 
oil, gas and water. 

With the right to conduct all said operations at any place in the States of West 
Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$6,400.00; paid in. .$6,400. 

Stockholders — The name", postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Howard Gilger. New M irtinsville, W. Va., 29 shares: A. E. Brast. New Martins- 
ville, W. Va.. 16 shares: Alex. Hart, New Martinsville, w. Va., S shares; W. M. 
Wick, New Martinsville, W. Va., 4 shares; J. P. Amis. New Martinsville, W. Va., 
4 shares ; James Johnston, Oil City, Penna., 3 shares. Total number of shares, 
64. 



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CARBON BLACK MANUFACTURING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued. May 7. 1007; charter expires, May 7. 1957. 

Principal office — Weston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects an 1 purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: Manufacturing, buying, selling, and dealing in carbon and gas black: 
leasing, owning, purchasing, selling, managing, operating^, controlling and possessing 
natural gas wells and territory ; boring and operating for, purchasing, selling 
and supplying natural ind other gas : storing, piping and transporting natural 
and other gas through tubing and pipes and otherwise : owning, purchasing, selling, 
managing, operating, controlling, possessing and locating tanks and stations along 
such tubing, pipe and other lines; and for the purposes of owning, purchasing, 
selling, managing, operating, controlling, possessing locating, constructing and 
erecting such tubing, pipe and other lines and such buildings as may be necessary 
for the purposes aforesaid, and do all further things that may be necessary to the 
proper carrying out of the above objects and purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $150,000.00 ; par value shares. $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$150,000.00 ; paid in, $150,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James MeDade, Kane, Pa., 500 shares; H. W. Sweely, Kane, Pa., 100 shares: 
F. F. Curtze, Erie, Pa., 480 shares ; D. Golbraith, Erie. Pa., 210 shares ; J. \V. 
Golbraith, Erie, Pa., 210 shares. Total number of shares, 1,500. 



P.ASCOMBE COAL & COKE COMPANY.— I Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. May 7, 1907 ; charter expires. May 7, 1057. 

Principal office — Ashland. Ken. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, own, hold, lease and otherwise acquire real estate, coal and 
other mineral lands, timber lands and oil and gas territory ; and to sell, lease or 
otherwise dispose of the same in the States of Kentucky, Virginia and West Vir- 
ginia in accordance with the laws thereof; open and operate mines; to ship and 
sell coal and other minerals and products thereof ; to manufacture and sell coke 
and products thereof; to manufacture and sell timber and the products thereof; to 
operate or drill for, accumulate, store, sell or distribute petroleum oil and natural 
gas : to own, construct, lease and operate railroads and tramroads in connection 
with the business aforesaid, and transport the products aforesaid and other articles 
of traffic to market ; to own, conduct, lease or operate pipe lines for conveying, 
transporting and delivering oil or gas ; to own, construct, least and operate tele- 
phone and telegraph line or lines for use in connection with the general business 
purposes of the Company ; to carry on in connection with the business above con- 
templated, store or stores, and conduct in connection therewith a general mer- 
chandise business by wholesale or retail ; to purchase, acquire, hold and dispose 
of the stocks, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness of any corporation, 
domestic or foreign, and to issue in exchange therefor its stocks, bonds and other 
obligations and while holder thereof to exercise all the rights and privileges of 
ownership, including the right to vote thereon and guarantee the payment of same : 
to lease, buy, sell, use and hold all such property, real and •personal, as may ble 
necessary or convenient in the conduct of the Company's business, and do all things 
other and else incident to any of said operations or businesses or permitted to such 
corporation by the laws of West Virginia. 

The foregoing clauses hhall be construed both as objects and powers; it being 
hereby expressly provided that the foregoing enumeration of specific powers shall 
not be held to limit or restrict in any manner the powers of this corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00; par value shares, 100.00: subscribed. 
$500.00: paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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John F. Hager, Ashland. Kentucky. 1 share : J. W. M. Stewart, Ashland, Ken- 
tucky, 1 share: B. E. Whitman. Ashland. Kentucky, 1 share: .las. H. Serey, Ashland, 
Kentucky, 1 share ; John M. Hopkins, Catlettsburg, Kentucky, 1 share. Total num- 
ber of share, 5. 



THE HUGHES RIVER MANUFACTURING CO.— (Resident,) 

Charter issued, May S. 1907 : charter expires, May 8, 1957. 

Principal office — Cairo, AY. Va. 

Purposes— --The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The manufacture and sale at wholesale or retail of Adjustable Bed-bot- 
toms. Bed springs and Mattresses and in connection therewith the manufacture 
and sale of Men's and Iiojs' Shirts and Canvas gloves and the exercise of all 
rights and privileges incident thereto. 

Capita] stock— Authorized, $10,000.00: par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$1.20(1.011 : paid in. $1,200. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Absalom Hulderman. Cairo, W. Va., 2(> shares: A. M. Douglass, Cairo, W. Va., 
20 shares: G. W. Caton, Cairo. \Y. Va.. 20 shares: W. C. Trainer, Cairo, W. Va., 
20 shares; M. F. Tetrick. Cairo. \Y. Va., 30 shares; F. L. Tetrick, Cairo, W. Va., 
10 shares. Total number of shares, 120. 



READER OIL AND <;.\s I OMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issused. May, S. 1007 : charter expires. April 29, 1957. 

Principal office— Morgantown. W. Va., 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of pioducing. buying and selling oil and gas; buying, 
selling, leasing and otherwise acquiring and disposing of real estate to be exploited 
in the production of oil and gas ; constucting and laying pipe lines for conveying 
fluids and gas and doing all things necessary or convenient for conducting the oil 
and gas business in all its branches under the laws of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $15,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$50.00 : paid in, $25.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

\Y. H. Protzman, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share; J. L. Wharton, Morgantown, W. 
Va., 1 share ; Robert L. Protzman, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share ; S. B. Allen, Moiv 
gantown, W. Va., 1 share ; DesMoines Utt, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



EMORY RUN COAL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 8, 1907 : charter expires. May S, 1057. 

Principal office — Emoryville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation Is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of purchasing, accpiiring. leasing, holding and managing 
coal, iron and timber lands, rights and properties, operating the same and dealing 
in their products; building and operating sawmills, planing mills, lath mills, 
shingle mills and such other mills and factories as may be useful in the manufacture 
of lumber and wood into such articles and things as are or may be made there- 
from; buying, selling and dealing in lumber and all other articles and things which 
are or may be made or manufactured from wood ; mining coal, iron, fireclay and 
other minerals and manufacturing, transporting and vending the same: manufac- 
turing and dealing in coke and all other products of coal ; owning, leasing and 



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employing machinery, tools and appliances relating- to, or essential or convenient 
to, the carrying on of any and all of the above mentioned purposes ; purchasing 
and holding such iron, coal, timber and other lands, in fee simple or otherwise, 
with power to lease and use the same for any and all purposes not prohibited by 
law, erecting, maintaining, buying and leasing such buildings and structures, in- 
cluding office buildings, store buildings and dwellings, as may be necessary or con- 
venient for the proper carrying on of any and all of the above mentioned pur- 
poses ; doing a general merchandise business ;and doing any and all other things 
not prohibited by law that may be regarded by said company as essential, necessary, 
convenient, incidental or auxiliary to the proper conduct, mxnagement and carry- 
ing on of the purposes above mentioned, or to the complete use and enjoyment of 
such real and personal property as may be owned or possessed by said company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Richard Gerstedd, Keyser, W. Va., 1 share ; George C. Macfarlane, Barnum, W. 
Va., 1 share; Otho D. Harris, Elk Garden, W. Va., 1 share; Francis S. Deekens, 
Cumberland, Md., 1 share ; Lloyd Lowndes, Cumberland, Md., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



JOLLIFFE BROTHERS, INCORPORATED.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 8, 1907 ; charter expires, May 8, 1957. 

Principal office — Morgantown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purposes of carrying on a general merchantile business in any 
and every department of the same, wholesale or retail or both, and especially in- 
cluding jewelry, books, stationery, groceries, notions, millinery, dry goods, cloth- 
ing, shoes, hardware, queensware, and furniture. 

Erecting or leasing store and ware rooms for carrying on said business and 
equipping same. Issuing preferred stock or bonds for the purposes and use of the 
Corporation. 

And for doing any and all acts and things necessary and proper by the said 
Corporation for carrying out any of the above purposes, as well as any other pur- 
poses that may lawfully be done by the said Corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. E. Jolliffe, Mannington, W. Va., 1 share ; J. A. Jolliffe, Littleton, W. Va., 
1 share : Will S. Jolliffe, Morgantown, \V. Va., 1 share ; F. C. Jolliffe, Morgantown, 
W. Va., Geo. C. Jolliffe, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of share, 5. 



WILDWOOD OIL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, May S, 1907 ; charter expires, May 4, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
foJlows : For the purpose of exploring for, mining, producing, buying, selling, 
trading in, refining, purifying, treating and preparing for market petroleum and 
natural gas, asphaltum and other minerals of every kind and description, and the- 
products and by-products thereof, and for the purpose also of buying, selling, 
exchanging, leasing, acquiring, mortgaging and pledging and dealing in lands, 
mines, minerals, rights, claims, oil and gas leases and in the above specified pro- 
ducts, and to conduct all business appurtenant thereto. For the purpose also of 
purchasing, selling, managing, operating, leasing and licensing to use, any roads.. 



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tramways, canals, water-courses, oil wells, gas wells, electrical works and ap- 
pliances, mills, factories, machines and machinery of all kinds, mines, mining prop- 
erties, oil tanks, gas tanks, pipe lines, shops, buildings, dwellings for employees 
and others, and all other works and conveniences. And for the purpose also of 
obtaining, buying, selling, subscribing for, holding and pledging shares of stock, 
bonds, notes and other securities of other corporations and joint stock associations, 
whether such other corporations or joint-stock associations lie created under the, 
laws of the State of West Virginia or any other state or sovereignty : and with full 
power for the purpose of doing also all other things proper, necessary, convenient 
or incident to the powers and purposes above specifically expressed. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00: par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; subscribed, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. G. Evans, Carnegie Building, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 shares ; J. C. Bily, Carnegie, 
Building, Pittsburg. Pa.. 2 shares: P. K. Martin, Carnegie* Building. Pittsburgh. 
Pa., 2 shares; J. A. Lager, Carnegie Building, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 shares; R. T. Ros- 
sell, Carnegie Building, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



VINSON" COAL & COKE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 9, 1907; charter expires, May 1, 1955. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To own coal property, to mine and lease the same, purchase coal and coke 
and buy and sell the same, and to engage in any and all other enterprises or busi- 
ness or undertakings connected either directly or indirectly with the coal and coke 
business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $750,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Z. T. Vinson, Huntington, YV. Va., 1 share ; T. J. Bryan, Huntington, YV. Y'a.. 1 
share ; E. M. Watts. Huntington, W. Y'a.. 1 share ; A. E. Bush. Huntington. W. 
Va., 1 share ; C. N. Davis, Huntington, W. Y'a., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



NEW RIVER AGENCY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 9, 1907 ; charter expires, May 9, 1957. 

Principal office — Thurmond, W. Y'a. 

J^irposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
following : 

(1.) To do a general fire, accident, employers' liability and all other kinds and 
character of insurance agency business. 

(2.) To do a general brokerage business: buy. sell and deal in merchandise and 
other articles of commerce upon a commission basis, or in any other manner 
thought proper and for the benefit of the Company. 

(3.) To do a general real estate business: buy, sell, lease, let, exchange, or 
otherwise deal in, real estate, in any way, manner and form thought desirable, and 
for the benefit of the Company. 

(4.) To deal in bonds, stocks and other securities, absolutely, or upon a com- 
mission basis. 

(5 ) To do any and all other things incident to and connected with the above 
enumerated purposes, or separate therefrom, and to engage in any business or 
occupation not prohibited by the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock Authorized, $25.000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 

$50.00 ; paid in, $5.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

G. H. Caperton, Caperton, W. Va., 1 share; Geo. W. Jones, Red Star, W. Va., 
1 share: Leo. SchaJfer, Thurmond, W. Va.. 1 share: J. W. Crider, Thurmond. \V. 
Va., 1 share : Gory Hogg, Harvey. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of share, 5. 



WEST RUN OIL & GAS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

. Charter issued, May 9, 1907 : charter expires, May 9, 19."»7. 

Principal office — Randall, (P. O. Shriver). W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
following: For the purpose of purchasing, leasing, holding, selling and manag- 
ing timber, coal, oil and gas properties in fee simple or otherwise : operating, 
purchasing, selling and transporting oil and gas and dealing in their products; 
drilling, prospecting, boring, mining and and excavating for coal, oil, gas and other 
minerals : owning, leasing, dealing in and employing machinery, tools and ap- 
pliances relating to, essential or convenient to the carrying on of any of the 
above mentioned purposes; doing a general merchantile business and all such 
other things not prohibited by law that may be regarded by this Company 
as essential, necessary, incident, or auxiliary to the proper managing of any of the 
above mentioned purposes, or to the complete use or enjoyment of such real or 
personal estate as may be owned or possessed by said Company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $9,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$300.00; paid in. $120.00. 

There shall be no preferred stock, unless authorized by the stockholders. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Robert D. Barrickman. Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share ; Frank C. Shriver, Shriver, 
W. Va.. 1 share: John R. Ilarc, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share; John F. Gapen, 
Morgantown, TV. Va.. 1 share : David S. Brewer, Shriver, W. Va., 1 share ; William 
W. Smith. Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 6. 



THE SCHILL SUPPLY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. May 9. 1907 ; charter expires, May 3, 1957. 

Principal office — Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell cqal, wood and bark at wholesale or retail ; to buy and 
sell wheat, corn, hay, feed and other farm products at wholesale or retail ; to buy 
and sell groceries and hardware at wholesale or retail ; to buy and sell tobacco, 
cigars, and snuff at wholesale or retail ; to buy and sell agricultural implements, 
fertilizers and all farm supplies at retail ; to buy and sell dry goods and notions 
at wholesale or retail ; to buy and sell apples, peaches, and other fruits at whole- 
sale or retail ; to buy and sell buggies, wagons and other vehicles at wholesale or 
retail ; to manufacture flour or any compound or fertilizer. 

To prepare or manufacture any of the products, goods or wares afore mentioned, 
to do generally a wholesale or retail business, and to do everything necesary in 
relation to maintaining the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$000.00 ; paid in, $60.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George W. Schill, Jr., Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Lucy M. Schill, Martins- 
burg, W. Va., 1 share ; Harry Imbach, Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Caroline N. 
Imbach, Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share ; M. B. Adams, Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share ; 
OIlie B. Adams, Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 6. 



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THE TRI-STATE AMUSEMENT COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 9, 1907 ; charter expires May 9, 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of purchasing or leasing the buildings or sites therefor 
and of erecting, equipping, renting, leasing, operating, managing and letting for 
hire such buildings in the city of Parkersburg, in the county of Wood and in the 
state of West Virginia or in any city or town in any state in the United States 
as public halls or auditoriums, theatres, hotels and store rooms, lodge rooms, 
apartments, offices and for other such purposes to which the buildings can properly 
and lawfully be adopted, and to erect, maintain and acquire bill boards and 
mediums of advertisement, post bills and advertisements, distribute advertising 
matter and act as advertising agent and to do and perform all things incident to 
a general advertising business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$2,500.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$100.00 : paid in,' $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Fred G. Nixon Nirdlinger. Park Theatre, Philadelphia, Pa., 2 shares ; W. E. 
Kemery, Parkersburg, W. Va., 4 shares ; Charles H. Brown, 54 W. 93rd St., New 
York, 1 share ; H. O. Hiteshew. Parkersburg. W. Va., 1 share ; A. G. Fatten, 
Parkersburg, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



WARDS ENGINEERING WORKS. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 10, 1907: charter expires May 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Charleston. W. Va., South Side. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To manufacture water tube boilers and all other kinds of boilers, and buy, 
sell and dispose of the same. 

2. To manufacture, buy, sell and dispose of machinery, tools and all other 
articles. 

3. To build, equip, operate, bay and sell steamboats, launches, and all other 
kinds of boats and water craft. 

4. To manufacture, buy, sell and dispose of engines of all kinds. 

5. To carry on the business of boat designers and builders, boat carpenters, 
steam fitters, plumbers and decorators, and 

6. To buy, hold and sell and dispose of real and personal property necessary 
and proper to be acquired, held and used in carrying out the above mentioned 
objects and in connection with the business of said corporation. 

7. To engage in any other business not contrary to the law of the state of 
West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $250,000.00 ; par value shares. $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$506.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harrison B. Smith? Charleston. W. Va., 1 share; Robert S. Spilman, Charles- 
ton, W. Va., 1 share; Buckner Clay, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share; R. P. Flournoy, 
Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; C. G. Davis, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



WEST VIRGINIA PROMOTION COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 10. 1907 ; charter expires April 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The organizing, promoting, financing and underwriting other corpora- 



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tions or enterprises and holding stock or interests therein and generally to do 
such other things as it may under the law do in the premises. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $100,000.00: par value shares, $1.00; subscribed. 
$10,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. G. Grey, 4514 Water street, Wheeling, W. Va., 6,000 shares ; Henry Holland, 
Wheeling, W. Va., 1,000 shares; James Noble, Wheeling, W. Va., 1,000 shares; 
John E. Sutcliffe, Wheeling, W. Va.. 1,000 shares: Joseph F. Mahl, Wheeling, W. 
Va., 1,000 shares. Total number of shares, 10,000. 



HAWKEYB TORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 10, 1907 ; charter expires January 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Harvey, Iowa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are a3 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture, buy, sell and deal in lime, cement, crushed stone, coal and 
any other merchandise which can be convenieently or advantageously manufac- 
tured, used or sold in connection with any of the businesses aforesaid. 

(b) To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, limestone, shale, limestone and 
shale lands and rights, coal, coal lands and coal rights, and to mine coal and to 
extract shale and coal therefrom. 

(c) To purchase, lease, acquire, own, hold, erect, equip, operate, maintain and 
utilize mines, mining rights, factories, warehouses, mills, lands, vehicles, cars 
and other means of transportation. 

Id) In furtherance of the objects for which it is formed, to acquire and under- 
take the good will, property, rights, franchises and assets of every kind and the 
liabilities of any person, firm, association or corporation, either wholly or partly, 
and to pay for the same in such manner as the Board of Directors may determine. 

(e) To apply for, register, purchase or otherwise acquire, and to hold, own, 
use and operate, and to sell, assign, grant license's in respect of, or otherwise 
dispose of and deal with, and turn to account, so far as it may be necessary or 
convenient so to do in the transaction of its business, any and all inventions, 
improvements, formulae, processes, trade-names, and trade marks, copyrights, 
letters patent of the United States and of any or all foreign countries, and any 
and all patent rights of use in connection with the transaction of its business. 

(fj To conduct business in any of the states, territories, colonies or dependen- 
cies of the United States, in the District of Columbia, and in any or all foreign 
countries ; to have one or more offices therein, to hold, purchase, mortgage and 
convey real and personal property in any such state, territory, colony, dependency, 
district or foreign country, but always subject to the laws thereof. 

(g) To purchase, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, or otherwise 
dispose of shares of the capital stock, bonds, securities or other evidences of 
indebtedness of any other corporation or corporations of this or any other state, 
so far as under the laws of West Virginia, it is or may be lawful so to do : and, 
while owner of such shares, to exercise all of the rights, powers and privileges 
of ownership, including the right to vote thereon. 

Capital stock — Authorized; $2,800,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$1.000.00 ; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Of the stock so authorized, twelve thousand (12.000) shares of the par value 
of one million two hundred thousand dollars ($1,200,000) shall be preferred 
stock. Such preferred stock shall be entitled to dividends at the rate of seven 
per centum (7%) per annum prior to the payment of any dividends upon the 
common stock, and such dividends upon the preferred stock shall be cumulative. 
The preferred stock shall not be entitled to any dividends in excess of said seven 
per centum and arrears thereof. In case of liquidation of said company, its 
assets, after payment of its debts, shall be applied, first, to retiring its preferred 
stock and arrears or dividends thereon, if any. at par, the balance to be dis- 
tributed pro rata among the holders of the common stock. The said company 



102 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

shall have the right to retire its preferred stock or any part thereof at par plus 
any dividends accrued thereon and unpaid, at any time after January 1. A. D., 101J. 
Both the preferred and common stock shall have the right to vote at stock- 
holders meetings. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. G. Rippey, 1435 Fifth street, Des Moines. Iowa, 2 shares ; F. A. Brown, 
716 Nineteenth street, Des Moines. Iowa. 2 shares: H. R. Dale, 1503 Fifth street, 
Des Moines, Iowa, 2 shares: C. F. Maxwell, 1125 Twenty-second street, Des 
Moines, Iowa, 2 shares ; C. H. Miller, 3330 Second street, Des Moines, Iowa. 2 
shares. Total number of shares, 10. 

The board of directors of the said Hawkeye Portland Cement Company shall 
consist of not less than five (5) nor more than thirteen (13) directors, within 
which limits the number may be fixed by the stockholders at any annual meeting 
or at any special meeting called therefor. It shall not be necessary for the 
directors of this corporation or any of them to be residents or citizens of the 
state of West Virginia. 

The officers of this corporation shall consist of a president, vice president, secre- 
tary and treasurer. 



PUTNAM BRICK AND MERCHANDISE CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 10, 1907; charter expires May 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Bancroft, W." Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For carrying on a general mercantile business ; manufacturing brick, 
tile, cement, and other kindred products, and for buying and selling the same, and 
incidentally, all materials necessary in the manufacture of such products and for 
doing such other business as may be necessarily incident to that enumerated above. 

capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00: par value shares, $25.00'; subscribed, 
$10,000.00 : paid in. $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Lewis E. Showen, Bancroft, Putnam county. W. Va.. 297 shares ; Susanna 
Showen, Bancroft. Putnam county, W. Va.. 100 shares; W. M. Walters. Bancroft, 
Putnam county, W. Va., 1 share ; Maude Showen, Poca. Putnam county, W. Va., 
1 share : A. J. Lyons, Bancroft, Putnam county. W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 400. 



BABCOCK LUMBER & BOOM COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 10, 1907; charter expires May 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Davis, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The undersigned agree to become a corporation, by the name of "Bab- 
cock Lumber & Boom Company," for the purpose of constructing a boom or booms, 
with or without piers, dam or dams, in the rivers, creeks or other steams within 
the county of Tucker, in the state of W^st Virginia, which may be necessary for 
the purpose of stopping and securing bouts, rafts, logs, masts, spars, lumber and 
other timber. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $500,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$300,000.00; paid in, $300,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Edward V. Babcock, Frick Building, Pittsburgh. Pa., 1845 shares; Fred R. 
Babcock, Frick Building. Pittsburgh. Pa.. 780 shares : Oscar H. Babcock, Frick 
Building, Pittsburgh. Pa., 210 shares: Clarence L. Babcock, Ashtola, Pa., 135 
shares : Courtney F. Babcock, Babcock. Georgia, 30 shares. Total number of 
shares, 3,000. 

The sum of three hundred thousand ($300,000.00) dollars, being the par value 
of the shares of stock subscribed for as hereinabove enumerated, has been paid. 



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THE LIMESTONE TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 10. 1007: charter expires May ' , 1957. 

Principal office — Lewisburg, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct, operate, and maintain telephone and telegraph lines, and 
to purchase and own rights of way for its poles and lines, and do all and every 
thing in connection with the construction and operating of telephone and tele- 
graph lines. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$11,000.00: paid in, $3,666.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James Laing, Lewisburg, W. Ya., 5 shares ; E. L. Bell, Lewisburg, W. Va., 10 
shares ; Wm. M. Bell, Lewisburg, W. Ya., 5 shares ; Mason Bell, Lewisburg, W. 
Ya., 60 shares ; Robert M. Bell, Lewisburg, W. Ya., 30 shares. Total number of 
shares, 110. 



UNION LAUNDRY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 10, 1907 ; charter expires May 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1st. To engage in the laundry business and the various branches thereof. 

2nd. To buy, sell, own and control all the property, real and personal, neces- 
sary and proper in the conduct of said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares', $25.00 ; subscribed, 
$400.00 : paid in, $400.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. A. Null, Huntington, W. Ya., 2 shares ; A. P. Kerr, Huntington, W. Va., 4 
shares : C. E. Jackson, Huntington, ^Y. Ya., 2 shares ; G. A. Davis, Huntington, 
YV. Ya., 4 shares ; L. A. Daniel, Huntington, W. Ya.. 2 shares ; E. C. Crow, 
Huntington, W. Ya., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 16. 



INTERLOCKING CONCRETE PILE COMPANY.— < Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 10, 1907; charter expires May 10, 1957. 

Principal office — New York, N. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To conduct, manage and carry on a general contracting, dredging, engineering 
and architectural business in all its branches ; to prepare and make contracts 
for tue preparation of plans, drawings, and specifications for buildings or parts 
or foundations thereof, and for structures and excavations of every description ; 
to design, contract for, construct, erect, enlarge, extend, repair, complete, take 
down, alter, remove or otherwise engage in or superintend any work upon houses, 
buildings, factories, bridges, roads, sidewalks, sewers, piers, docks, wharves, 
subways, conduits, foundations, dams, reservoirs, mines, shafts, tunnels, wells, 
waterworks, power plants, lighthouses, railroads, telegraph and telephone lines, 
canals, and any and all kinds of construction, building, hydraulic, and excavation 
work in all parts of the world. 

To mine, quarry, manufacture, produce, prepare, buy, sell, export, import, 
refine, and generally deal in, cement, asphalt, tar, pitch, coal, coke, gas, lime, 
plaster, stone, oil, marble, brick, tile, sand, earth, clay, lumber, steel, iron, 
copper, tin. aluminum, and all other minerals, metals, and building materials, 
and all combinations, compositions, products and by-products thereof; also 
machinery, engines and tools of every kind useful in or connected with the busi- 



104 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

ness of the company ; and to buy, sell, lease, or otherwise acquire, quarries, 
mines, deposits, and sources of supply of all said minerals, metals, products and 
materials. 

In carrying on its business, to have full power to purchase, lease, or otherwise 
acquire and hold real and personal property of all kinds. 

To have full power to apply for, acquire, buy, sell, assign, lease, pledge, or 
otherwise obtain or dispose of trade marks, trade names, patents, domestic or 
foreign, and all secret processes and inventions and all rights thereunder, and to 
use, operate under and grant licenses under and deal in any other manner with any 
such trade marks, names, patents, processes, inventions, licenses, or any such 
property or rights. 

To purchase, subscribe for, or otherwise secure and hold, and to dispose of stocks 
or bonds or any other obligations of any other corporation organized now or here- 
after, under the laws of the state of West Virginia, or of the United States, or 
of any other state, territory or colony of the United States, or of any foreign 
country. 

To purchase with its surplus earnings or accumulated profits such amounts of 
its own capital stock as its board of directors may determine, and such stock so 
purchased may be deposited in its treasury as treasury stock, and there held or 
thereafter disposed of for the purpose of procuring working capital, as the direc- 
tors may determine. 

To guarantee any dividend, or bonds, or contracts, or other obligations. 

To make, perform, execute, and take or receive any contract, or assignment of 
contract, of any kind or description, in carrying out its business. 

To sell or dispose of any of the above-mentioned property, rights or privileges, 
or, whenever deemed advisable, to assign any contract obtained by said corpora- 
tion. 

To have full power to borrow money, pledge and encumber property of the com- 
pany, both real and personal, to secure the payment thereof, and to issue bonds 
for the obligations of the company. 

And, in carrying on its business, or for the purposes of attaining or furthering 
any of its objects, to do any and all other acts and things, and to exercise any 
and all other powers which a co-partnership or natural person could do and 
exercise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William I. Cherry, 253 Broadway, New York City, N. Y., 1 share ; James W. 
Howard, 1 Broadway, New York City, N. Y., 1 share ; Clark A. Newman, 31 S. 
Congress street, Atlantic City, N. J., 1 share ; William T. Manning, 1 Broadway, 
New York City, N. Y., 1 share ; William F. Clark, 1 Broadway, New York City, 
N. Y., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

Of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation, five hundred (500) 
shares, or fifty thousand (50,000) dollars shall represent an authorized issue of 
preferred stock, and five hundred (500) shares, or fifty thousand (50,000) dollars 
shall represent an authorized issue of common stock. 

The preferred stock issued by this corporation shall entitle the holders thereof 
to receive out of the net earnings of the company a fixed cumulative dividend, at 
the rate of and never exceeding 6 per cent, per annum, payable annually or oftener. 
at the discretion of the board of directors, and no dividend shall ever be paid or 
set apart upon the common stock issued by this company, until the dividends upon 
the actually issued preferred stock at the above-named rate for that and previous 
fiscal years shall have been actually paid or set apart. 

The holders of the preferred stock shall, in case of liquidation or dissolution of 
the company, be entitled to be paid in full, together with interest at 6 per cent 
per annum for any year in which dividends of 6 per cent, shall not have been paid 
them, before any amount shall be paid the holders of the common stock. 

All stock shall be treated as if issued on the first day of either January, April, 
July or October — that is, on the one of said dates next preceding the date on which 



]907] Charters Issued i.\ 1907. 105 

it shall actually be issued, and dividends shall be computed on the said stock 
accordingly. 

After payment of the said 6 per cent, per annum divided to the holders of the 
preferred stock for any fiscal year, and of all accrued dividends on said stock, the 
remainder of the net earnings of the company, after reserving such amount as the 
directors may determine, may be distributed as dividends among the holders of 
the common stock. 

The right is hereby reserved to the stockholders to pay for at par, and cancel 
at any time after the expiration of three years, such percentage of the actually 
issued preferred stock as, in their judgment, may be deemed advisable. 



DES MOINES CORN MILLING COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 11, 1007: charter expires May 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Des Moines, la. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture, buy, sell and deal in flour of all kinds, grain, corn meal, 
and all other products manufactured from corn and other grains, and to carry on a 
general milling and elevator business ; to grind and otherwise prepare for market 
all kinds of grain, and to manufacture, buy, sell and deal in all other products and 
articles usually or conveniently handled in connection with the general milling 
business. The said business or any part thereof may be carried on at wholesale or 
retail, or both at wholesale and retail at the same time. 

(b) To acquire, own, sell and exchange real estate, and other property, includ- 
ing the power to lease the same; to buy, sell and deal in its own capital stock or 
the capital stock of other corporations. 

(c) To borrow money, to issue its negotiable bonds and notes and other evi- 
dences of indebtedness for the money so borrowed, and to secure the repayment of 
any indebtedness which it may incur by liens upon all or any portion of its 
property, rights and franchises, by way of mortgages, trust deeds or otherwise. 

(d) To purchase, lease, acquire, own, hold, erect, equip, operate, maintain and 
utilize factories, warehouses, mills, lands, vehicles, cars and other means of trans- 
portation. 

(e) In furtherance of the objects for which it is formed, to acquire, and 
undertake the good will, property, rights and assets of every kind and the liabil- 
ities of any person, firm, association /or corporation, either wholly or partly, and 
to pay for the same in such manner as the board of directors may determine. 

(f) To apply for, register, purchase or otherwise acquire, and to hold, own, 
use and operate, and to sell, assign, grant licenses in respect of, or otherwise dis- 
pose of and deal with and turn to account, so far as it may be necessary or con- 
venient so to do in the transaction of its business, any and all inventions, improve, 
ments, formulae, processes, trade-names and trade marks, copyrights, letters patent 
of the United States and of any or all foreign countries, and any and all patent 
rights of use in connection with the transaction of its businesses. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : • 

A. G. Rippey, 1435 Fifth street, Des Moines, Iowa, 1 share ; F. A. Brown, 
716 Nineteenth street, Des Moines, Iowa, 1 share ; H. R. Dale, 1503 Fifth street. 
Des Moines, Iowa, 1 share ; C. F. Maxwell, 1125 Twenty-second street, Des Moines, 
Iowa, 1 share ; C. H. Miller, 3330 Second street, Des Moines, Iowa, 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 

The board of directors of the said Des Moines Corn Milling Company shall 
consist of not less than five (5) nor more than eleven (11) directors, within 
which limits the number may be fixed by the stockholders at any annual meeting 
or at any special meeting called therefor. It shall not be necessary for the 
directors of this corporation or any of them to be residents or citizens of the 
state of West Virginia. 



10G Charters Issued ix 1907. [W. Va. 

The officers of this corporation shall consist of a president, vice president, secre- 
tary and treasurer. 



EAGLES SOCIAL CLUB.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 11, l!"i7: charter expires May 11, 1957. 

Principal office — Grafton, AY. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of managing, conducting and maintaining a social club ; 
to hold property, both real and personal, sufficient for the requirements of the 
corporation ; to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members ; to 
encourage athletics and to this end. authority is hereby given to purchase, lease, 
rent and maintain suitable ground- and buildings for athletic games of all kinds 
and description as well as other forms of amusement ; to promote and encourage 
literary and social training among its members and to do and perform all the 
functions incident to the purposes of the corporation. 

Capita] stock — Authorized. $5,000.00; par value shares. $2.00; subscribed, $10.00; 
paid in, .$1.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

S. J. Walter. Grafton, W. .Va., 1 share: J. L. Wittman, Grafton, \Y. Va., 1 share; 
II. II. Williamson. Grafton, W. Va.. 1 share; E. F". Pracht. Grafton, W Va., 1 
share; J. J. Hamilton, Grafton, \V. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE EVENING JOURNAL PUBLISHING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

('barter issued May 11, 1007; charter expires May 11, 1!>.">7. 

Principal office — Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which ibis corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To publish one or more newspapers daily, weekly semi-monthly or monthly. 

i - i To do a general publishing business and job printing of all character. 

(3) To own and operate all machinery necessary ami convenient tor the print- 
ing of newspapers and the doing of general and job printing. 

i4) To employ agents and work men and to do everything that is necessary to 
be done for the purposes aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$6,000.00; paid in. $2,500.00, 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. D. Flood, Appomattox. Va.. 200 shares: Chas. J. Faulkner, Martinsburg, W. 
Va.. 1 share : P. W. Weaver, Martinsburg, W. Va.. 2 shares : Gray Silver, Mar- 
tinsburg, W. Va., 1 share: J. W. McSherry. Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share; H. F. 
Byrd, Winchester, Va., 395 shares. Total number of shares, 600. 



ROBERT DOUGLAS & COMPANY.— ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 13. 1907; charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture and sell men and women's wearing apparel ; buy and 
sell all kinds of materials, own real estate and to do all other things necessary 
for the conduct of the business and not inconsistent with the laws governing such 
corporations and the commonwealth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00: par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$5,000.00; paid in. $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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W. Q, Loftus, Pittsburgh, Fa.. 25 shares; C. M. Loftus, Pittsburgh, Pa., 22 
shares: William McMahon, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share: E. J. Bowen, Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 1 share ; Frank C. Lucia, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 50. 



THE CABIN CREEK MERCANTILE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 13, 1907; charter expires May 13, 1057. 

Principal office — Chelyan, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To buy. own, operate, and sell coal and timber lands, mine, sell and ship coal 
and coke. 

To acquire, own and sell real estate. 

To build, own and rent dwelling houses. 

To purchase general merchandise, own and sell the same, or such other business 
and acts as may be necessary or incident to the successful carrying out of the 
purposes herein specified. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$6,000.00 ; paid in, $6,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. C. Massey, Marmet, W. Ya.. 10 shares: Charles B. Colons, Dry Branch, W. 
Va., 19 shares; Bonner H. Hill. Chelyan. W. Ya.. 10 snares; T. M. Russell, 
Chelyan, W. Ya.. 2 shares; Wm. H. Saxton, Chelyan, W. Ya., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 60. 



SAFE DEPOSIT AND STORAGE COMPANY. — (Resident.! 

Charter issued May 14. 1007; charter expires May 14. 1057. 

Principal office — Martinsburg. W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To conduct a general brokerage business of every name and nature, and 
in the conduct of said business to buy, sell and deal in grains, stocks, bonds, and 
all speculative commodities : also to deal in real estate and to carry on the 
business ordinarily conducted by real estate agents or brokers, and to do a general 
collecting business, preparing such papers and doing such other things as may be 
necessary in the proper conduct of their business, and to do and perform each 
and every act and thing necessary or expedient to be done or performed for a 
lawful, efficient and profitable conducting of the said business' in such place or 
places as the same, by the laws thereof, may legally be conducted. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value Shares, $5.00; subscribed, 
$50.00 ; paid in, $10.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. Llewellyn King. Martinsburg, W. Ya., 2 shares: AY E. Gordon, Martinsburg, 
W. Va., 2 shares; Allen B. Noll, Martinsburg, W. Va.. 2 shares; L. C. Gerhardt, 
Martinsburg. W. Va.. 2 shares; R. H. Boyd, Martinsburg, W. Va.. 2 shares. 
Total number of shares. 10. 

To own real estate not to exceed ten thousand acres. 



THE MANKATO ELECTRIC TRACTION COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 14. 1007: charter expires May 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Mankato, Minn. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase or otherwise acquire, construct, equip, lease, maintain and 
operate, by electricity or other power, street or interurban railways for the 



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transportation of passengers, mail, express, merchandise or other freight, in any- 
state or territory of the United States, or in any foreign country, and particularly 
in or near the city of Mankato, county of Blue Earth, and state of Minnesota ; 
and also in said cities and territories, to purchase or otherwise acquire, construct, 
equip, lease, maintain and operate, plants for the generation, distribution and 
sale of gas and electricity for illuminating, heat, power and all other uses, and 
plants for the supply of water and for the generation of power by water, and 
plants for the generation and distribution of steam for power, heating and all 
other lawful purposes, to acquite by purchase or otherwise, construct, equip, lease, 
maintain and operate telegraph and telephone plants and systems, and to purchase 
and otherwise acquire, take, hold and operate real and personal property, stock 
or bonds or any other corporate rights, privileges, ordinances and franchises of any 
street railway companies, and of electric light, power or heat companies, gas, 
water, water power or steam heating companies, telephone or telegraph companies, 
foreign or domestic, now or hereafter existing or of leasing the same, and to own 
and hold its own stock. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$20,300.00 ; paid in, $20,300.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. J. Whipple, Glencoe, Illinois, 100 shares ; Colin C. H. Fyffe, 1406 N. Y. Life 
Bldg., Chicago, 1 share; A. M. Hewes. Monadnoek Bldg.. Chicago. 100 shares; E. 
D. Adcock, 1406 N. Y. Life Bldg., Chicago, 1 share; M. J. Porter, 1406 N. Y. Life 
Bldg., Chicago, 1 share. Total number of shares, 203. 



WILLMAR LUMBER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 14, 1907 ; charter expires May 14, 1957. 

Principal office — Glen Jean, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed arje as 
follows : 

To purchase, or sell timber and timber lands, and to cut. manufacture, sell and 
exchange lumber and other articles made from timber, and to carry on a general 
wood manufacturing business. 

To purchase, lease and operate planing mills, saw mills, own and operate rail- 
roads and tram roads in connection with said saw mills and wood mnufacturing 
business. 

To b-uy, sell, lease and exchange real estate, coal or coal lands ; build, rent or 
lease dwelling houses or other houses or buildings : acquire and lease land and 
buildings ; carry on a general mercantile business and do any and all of the things 
incidental or neceessary in carrying on any of the above mentioned objects. 

To purchase stock in other corporations, and take over and hold the properties 
and assets and business of other corporations. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $5,000.00 ; par value shares. $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$250.00: paid in, $25.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

O. F. McCoy, Glen Jean, W. Va., 1 share : L. T. Marshall, Glen Jean, W. Va.. 1 
share : H. E. Willson, Glen Jean, W. Va. : J. R. Gunning, Glen Jean, 1 share ; C. W. 
Osenton. Fayetteville", W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

This corporation may own and hold such land as may be necessary in carrying 
out the purposes for which it is organized — not however, to exceed 10.000 acres. 



THE VOIGE & WINTER COMPANY. — (New Agreement.) 

I, C. W. Swisher, Secretary of State of the State of West Virginia, do hereby 
certify that a Resolution and New Agreement duly acknowledged and accompanied 
by the proper certificates and affidavits, have this day been delivered to me, which 
Resolution and New Agreement are in the words and figures following : 



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Whereas. It is deemed desirable by the stockholders of THE VOIGE iV WINTER 
CO., a corporation created and organized under the laws of the State of West Vir- 
ginia, that the Capital Stock be increased from Twenty-five thousand dollars 
($25,000.00) to Fifty-five thousand dollars (.$55,000.00) ; therefore be it 

Resolved, by the stockholders of said corporation in stockholders' meeting as- 
sembled, that the capital stock of said corporation be increased from Twenty-Five 
Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) to Fifty-five Thousand Dollars ($55,000.00), in ac- 
cordance with and by virtue of the authority of section ten (J(h of chapter fifty- 
four (54) of the Code of West Virginia, so that said capital stock shall hereafter 
be as set forth in the following amended agreement, which is hereby adopted, 
to-wit : 

I. The undersigned agree to be and continue by the present name of "THE 
VOIGE & WINTER COMPANY". 

II. The principal place of business of said corporation shall be located as here- 
tofore at No. 240 East Fifth St., in the City of Cincinnati, in the County of 
Hamilton, and the State of Ohio. 

III. The objects and purposes of this corporation shall hereafter be as follows: 
Dealing in manufactured tobacco, cigars and such other merchandise as is usually 
sold in tobacco and cigar stores. 

IV. The total authorized Capital Stock of said Corporation will be Fifty-five 
Thousand Dollars, divided into five hundred and fifty shares of the par value of 
One Hundred Dollars each ; of which authorized capital stock the amount of Forty 
Thousand Dollars has been subscribed, and the amount of Twenty-five Thousand 
Dollars has been paid in. 

V. The names and post-office addresses of all the stockholders, and the num- 
ber of shares of stock subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Geo. A. Voige, Covington. Ky.. 05 shares common, 8 shares preferred ; Jno. H. 
Dickerson, Cincinnati. O.. 215 shares common; Anne Voige, Newport, Ky., 28 
shares preferred; Chas. H. Voige. Newport, Ky., 8 shares preferred; Jno. A. Winter, 
Newport, Ky., 60 shares preferred ; Edw. Wendt, Newport, Ky., 8 shares preferred ; 
Emma Voige, Fort Thomas, Ky., 8 preferred. Total number of common stock, 280 ; 
Total number of preferred stock, 400. 

VI. This Corporation is to expire November 1st, 1952. 

Given under our hands this first day of May A. D., One thousand, nine hundred 
and seven. 

John H. Dickerson., 
• Geo. A. Voige., 
John A. Winter. 
Wherefore, The stockholders named in said New Agreement, and all the other 
stockholders of said corporation and their successors and assigns, are hereby 
declared to be from this date until the First day of November, 1952, a corporation 
by the name and for the objects and purposes set forth in said New Agreement; 
and that the said corporation shall hence forth be subject to such New Agreement as 
set forth in this certificate in lieu of its original Certificate of Incorporation. 

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the said State at the City of 
Charleston, this 14th day of May, 1907. 

C. W. Swisher, 

Secretary of State. 



DIXIE SALT MANUFACTURING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 15, 1907 ; charter expires May 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Mason City, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To mine and bore for salt, gas, oil and to refine and manufacture same, 
and to mine bromine calcium, chloride, coal, and the same to sell in any market, 
to equ*p, maintain and operate electric plants ; to construct railroads, switches, 
tramways, reservoirs and gas and oil pipe lines, and to make fixed charges for the 
use of same and dispose of said products and by-products in any market. To 



110 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

purchase any and all wares, commodities, goods, merchandise, live stock and 
personal property of every description and the same to sell again for profit ; to 
own, hold, lease and acquire real estate; to construct, maintain and operate any 
and all machinery, appliances and apparatus, stores, commissaries, dwellings, 
houses and buildings of every kind necessary to all branches of its business: to 
hold or dispose of any stocks, bonds, other obligations and to exercise any and 
all voting power thereon, to have the power to issue stocks, bonds, to mortgage 
and pledge any real estate, stocks, bonds or other obligations : to make contracts 
of any kind and to exercise any and all powers which now or hereafter may be 
authorized by law ; to have branches in any city of the United States. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed. 
$100,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

The stock to be divided into preferred stock and common stock. The preferred 
stock to be seven hundred and fifty shares ($75,000). The common stock to be 
two -hundred and fifty shares ($25,000). 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John W. Schlaegel, Pomeroy, Ohio, 20 shares ; Edward M. Craig, Charleston. W. 
Va., 20 shares ; Frank Cox, Charleston, W. Va., 20 shares ; J. Harry Shrewsberry, 
Charleston. W. Va.. 20 shares ; H. Lyon Smith, New York. 20 shares. Total 
number of shares, 100. 

Privileged to own five thousand acres in West Virginia. 



BURLAND CAFE CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 15, 1007; charter expires May 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Sistersville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To carry on and operate a restaurant, cafe and hotel business ; to 
acquire, own and hold such real estate and personal property as is necessary for 
the business of this corporation ; to lease and sublet real and personal property ; 
to dispose of its property and business and to do all other things necessary and 
incidental for the objects and purposes of this corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
Soiio. on ; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Dan Doyle, Steubenville, Ohio, 1 share; Andrew Koegler, Steubenville, Ohio, 1 
share; Charles Herold, Steubenville, Ohio. 1 share; Walter Bower. Steubenville, 
Ohio, 1 share; Cornelius E. Linehan, Steubenville, Ohio, 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



BARBOUR COUNTY BUILDING ASSOCIATION.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 15, 1907 ; charter expires May 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Beliugton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which tlis corporation is formed are as 
follows : Encouraging industry, frugality in home building and saving among its 
members ; for the purpose of collecting money from the members of the Associa- 
tion and issuing certificates of stock therefor loaning said money ; buying and 
selling real estate, laying out towns, building electric light plants, electric rail- 
ways, building all kinds of houses and doing all things that is proper under such 
charter. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00: par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,500.00: paid in, $150.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. T. Smith. Belington. W. Va.. 1 share : R. E. Jackson, Belington, W. Va.. 1 
share; J. W. Selvey, Grafton, W. Va., 1 share; Frederick Moore, Belington, W. 



19071 Charters Issued in 1907. Ill 

Va., 1 share: .T. A. Viquesney, Belington. W. Va., 1 share: Floyd Teter, Belington, 
1 share; A. Lazarus, Belington, W. Va., 1 share; Win. Scrimgeour, Belington. 
W. Va., 1 share: S. L. Brooks,. Belington, W. Va., 1 share: G. J. Stalnaker, 
Belington. W. Va.. 1 share; G. E. Cain. Belington, W. Va., 1 share. M. J. Hughes, 
Belington, W. Va., 1 share; Joseph Hart, Belington. W. Va., 1 share; W. II. 
Coontz, Belington, W. Va.. 1 share ; A. J. Stalnaker, Belington, \V. Va.. 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 15. 



HOTEL WELLS.— ( Resident.) 

Charter issued May 15, 1007; charter expires May 15, 1057. 

Principal office — Sistersville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To carry on and operate a restaurant, cafe and hotel business ; to 
acquire, own and hold such real estate and personal property as is necessary for 
the business of this corporation ; to lease and sublet real and personal property : 
to dispose of its property and business and to do all other things necessary and 
incidental for the objects and purposes of this corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00: par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00: paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
for by each, are as follows : 

J. E. McDonough. Martins Ferry, Ohio. 1 share; M. J. Jenkins, Martins Ferry, 
Ohio. 1 share : C. McDonough, Martins Ferry, Ohio, 1 share ; M. M. McMenarnin, 
Steubenville, Ohio, 1 share ; N. R. McMenarnin, Steubenville, Ohio, 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



1'XION SAND AND FERTILIZER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 15, 1007 ; charter expires May 13, 10.~7, 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objecls and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
following : For the purpose of owning, by selling, trading, leasing and dealing in 
sandstone, ruble-stone and in sand belts and mines, and also for the purposes of 
manufacturing, buying, selling, trading and dealing in concrete blocks, and also 
for the purpose of manufacturing sand-stone into sand ; for the purpose of owning, 
buying, selling, trading, dealing and manufacturing fertilizers and contracting with 
cities, towns and villages, for garbages, and of buying all other materials for the 
manufacture of fertilizer ; for the purpose of owning, buying, selling leasing and 
dealing in oil. natural gas, and mineral lands and coal lands; of owning, buying, 
selling and dealing in timber and owing and operating saw mills, and planing mills 
for the manufacture of lumber ; of miniDg and drilling, and boring for coal, oil, 
gas and other valuable substances ; of manufacturing coke and refining oil, and 
making other by-products of coal and petroleum and marketing the same ; of con- 
structing and owning and operating railroads and tramroads operated by steam 
or other motive power in connection with stone quarries, fertilizer factories, coal 
mines, lumber yards or manufacture of concrete blocks and selling the same ; and 
for the purpose of constructing such lines of tubing and pipes and erecting such 
tanks and other buildings as may be necessary for the same ; of buying, selling 
and dealing in coal, oil and gas well supplies, and carrying on a general merchantile 
business ; of owning leasing, buying and selling all real estate necessary for the con- 
ducting of said business ; of manufacturing and selling electricity for light and 
power, and ((inducting a general real estate business, and taking and holding any 
rights, privileges and franchises, proper or convenient, for the purposes aforesaid, 
and doing all other acts and things incident thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed. 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 



112 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

David M. Morris. Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share.; David E. West, Bristol, W. Va., 
1 share; J. H. Irving, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share; E. Thad Post, Clarksburg, W. 
Va., 1 share ; James T. Drudy, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



WINEFREDE CONSOLIDATED COAL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 15, 1907 ; charter expires Jan. 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Williamson, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of mining, shipping and selling coal, and all the by- 
products therefrom, and to do a general mercantile business and all other. busi- 
ness incident thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $ 100.00 ; subscribed, 
$5(1(1.00; paid in, $50,00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

\Y. T. Poole, Williamson, W. Va.. 1 share; M. T. Persinger, Williamson, W. Va., 
1 share; Alex Bishop, Williamson, W. Va.. 1 share; W. A. Hurst, Williamson, 
W. Va., 1 share ; S\ D. Stokes, Williamson, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares. 5. 



OAKLAWN CEMETARY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 15, 1907 ; charter expires, May 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Rivesville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are -is 
follows : Buying land and selling the same in lots for burial purposes ; interring 
the dead ; owning, controlling, laying out, ornamenting and beautifying land for a 
burying-ground, and erecting and maintaining thereon all necessary structures, ways 
and appliances for properly conducting the burial of, and taking care of the dead. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$5,000.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jonathan W. Amos, Rivesville, W T . Va., 20 shares ; Glenn D. Satterfield, Rives- 
ville, W. Va., 20 shares ; Edgar L. Musgrave, Rivesville, W. Va., R. P. D., 15, 20 
shares; John A. Morris, Rivesville, W. Va., 20 shares; Roe J. Amos, Fairmont, W. 
Va., 315 Grafton Street, 20 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



MUHLENBERG COAL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 16, 1907; charter expires May 16, 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. ; chief works in Kentucky. 

Purposes — -The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, hold, use and dispose of, lands, 
or any interest therein, and the coal, oil, gas, fire clay, and any and all other 
minerals underlying the same ; to develop such holdings by the opening and oper- 
ation of mines, wells, shafts, and other openings, for the production of- coal, 
oil, gas, fire clay, and any and all other mineral products found in the earth ; 
to build, maintain and operate all tipples, headings, shafts, buildings, machinery, 
tracks, cars, hoisting machinery, and any and all other machinery, equipment or 
means of transportation, which shall be necessary or convenient for any of said 
mining enterprises, and to acquire sufficient additional real estate by purchase, lease 



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or otherwise, whether mineral bearing or not, that shall be necessary to provide 
locations and rights-of-way for such buildings, equipment and operations; to man- 
ufacture coke and construct and operate all necessary machinery, ovens, and equip- 
ment therefor ; to sell, lease, or otherwis dispose of all property, real or personal, 
acquired, produced, manufactured or owned, by said corporation, at any time the 
stockholders shall deem such action advantagious ; to secure in any way decided 
upon by its proper corporate authorities, any and all notes, bonds or other obli- 
gations which said corporation may at any time properly issue ; to construct, equip, 
and operate any and all necessary pipe lines for the transportation of any product 
authorized hereunder, and in general to do any and all other things necessary, in- 
cidental or convenient to the furtherance of the corporate purposes herein set out 
and not repugnant to the constitution or statutes of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00 ; par value shares, $109.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in. $200.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. G. Martin, Friendly, W. Va., 1 share ; H. M. O'Bleness, Parkersburg, W. Va., 
1 share ; Lyle L. Jones, Parkersburg. W. Va.. 1 share ; James S. McCluer, Park- 
ersburg, W. Va., 1 share ; H. Randolph McCluer, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



MANHATTAN YAQUI MINES COMPANY.— (Non-Rasident.) 

Charter issued May 16. 1907 ; charter expires May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — New York, N. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire, lease, own, control, prospect for, locate and operate 
mines and mining rights and claims of all kinds, in the United States, the Repub- 
lic of Mexico, and elsewhere, and any interest therein, and to explore, work,, 
develop and deal in the same ; to carry on the business of mining, producing, mill 
ihg, smelting or otherwise treating, buying, selling and dealing in, ore, metals 
and mineral substances of all kinds ; to buy, sell and otherwise use, operate and 
deal in property, rights and franchises of every kind and description, in further- 
ance of all lawful objects and purposes, or incidental thereto, for which this 
company might be incorporated. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $1.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John M. Nugent, 31 Nassau St., New York City, 50 shares ; Charles S. Steckmest, 
31 Nassau St., New York City; 50 shares; Howard McWilliams, 31 Nassau S"t., 
New York City, 800 shares; George M. Ryall, 150 Nassau &'t, New York City, 50 
shares ; Ira II. Carpenter, 150 Nassau St., New York City, 50 shares. Total num- 
ber of shares, 1000. 



COLUMBIA ZINC COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 17, 1907; charter expires May IT. 1957. 

Principal office — Chicago. 111. 

Purposes — Tbe objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To carry on the business of mining, milling, concentrating, converting, 
smelting, treating, preparing for market, manufacturing, buying, selling and other- 
wise producing and dealing in zinc, lead and in all kinds of ores, metals and 
minerals and in the products and by-products thereof of every kind and descrip- 
tion and by whatever process the same can be or may hereafter be produced ; 
and generally and without limit as to amount, to buy, sell, exchange, lease, ac 



114 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

quire and deal in lands, mines and minerals, rights and claims and in the above 
specified products and to conduct all business appurtenant thereto. 

(b) To engage in any other manufacturing, warehousing, trading or selling 
business of any kind or character whatsoever. 

(c) To hold, purchase or otherwise acquire, and sell, assign, pledge or other- 
wise dispose of shares of the capital stock, bonds or other evidences of debt, 
issued or created by any other corporation, whether foreign or domestic and wheth- 
er now or hereafter organized: and while the holder of any such shares of stock 
to exercise the rights and privileges of ownership, including the right to vote there- 
on, to the same extent as a natural person might or could do. 

(d) To apply for, obtain, lease, or otherwise acquire, and to hold. use. oper- 
ate, sell, assign, or otherwise dispose of any trade marks, trade names, patents, 
inventions, improvements or processes used in connection with or secured under 
letters patent of the United States or of any other country or otherwise. 

(e) To carry on any other lawful business whatsoever which the corporation 
may deem proper or convenient to be carried on in connection with or incident 
to any of the foregoing purposes, or calculated directly or indirectly to promote 
the interests of the corporation or to enhance the value of its property: and to 
have, enjoy and exercise all the rights, powers and privileges which are now or 
which may hereafter be conferred upon corporations organized under the laws 
of West Virginia. 

The purpose of the corporation is from time to time to do any one or more of 
the acts herein set forth as within its authority : and it may from time to time 
conduct its business in other states and in the territories and dependencies of the 
United States and foreign countries; it may have an office or offices and keep its 
books in whole or in part at a point or points outside of the State of West Vir- 
ginia ; and it may hold, purchase, mortgage and convey real and personal property 
in any such state or territory, dependency or foreign country. 

Without in any particular limiting or restricting any of the said objects or 
powers of this corporation, it is hereby expressly declared and provided that the 
corporation shall also have power to issue bonds and other obligations in payment 
for property, including shares of stock and other securities, which may be pur- 
chased or acquired by it, or for money borrowed, or for any other lawful object 
in and about its business : to mortgage or pledge any property which may be owned 
or acquired by it or in which it may be interested; to secure any bonds, guaran- 
tees or other obligations by it issued or incurred ; to guarantee any dividends, 
bonds, contracts or other obligations: to make and perform contracts of every 
kind and description : to declare dividends payable in cash or otherwise as may 
be permitted by law: and in carrying on its business or for the purpose of attain- 
ing or furthering any of its objects or purposes to do any and all other things and to 
exercise any and all other powers which now or hereafter may be permitted by 
law. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $75,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; Subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
-subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George S. Rice, Evanston. Illinois, 10 shares; Frederick K. Copeland, Winnetka, 
Illinois, 10 shares; Thomas L. Dee, No. 2070 Evanston Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 
10 shares: William C. Boyden. No. 107 Dearborn Street. Chicago, Illinois, 10 
shares; Albert G. Miller. No. 107 Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois, 10 shares. 
'Total number of shares. 50. 

The Board of Directors shall have the power to determine the amount to bs 
reserved as working capital : to determine the time or times for the declaration 
and payment of dividends : to authorize and to cause to be executed, mortgages 
and loans upon the real and personal property of the corporation; and from time 
to time to sell, assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any or all of the property 
of the corporation to the extent permitted by law : and to amend the by-laws cf the 
corporation by the vote of a majority of all the directors at any regular or 
special meeting of the Board of Directors. 



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The Board of Directors, by a resolution passed by a majority of the whole board, 
may designate three (3) or mure directors to constitute an executive committee, 
which committee, to the extent provided in said resolution or in Ihe by-laws of the 
corporation, shall have and may exercise the power of the Board of Directors 
in the management of the business and affairs of the corporation and shall have 
power to authorize the seal of the corporation to be affixed to all papers which 
may require ii. 

The company may use and apply its surplus earnings or accumulated profits 
t<> the purchase <>r acquisition of property and to the purchase or acquisition of it< 
own capital stock from time to time to such extent and in such manner and upon 
such terms as its Board of Directors shall determine: and neither the property nor 
the capital stock so purchased and acquired shall be regarded as profits for the 
purpose of declaration or payment of dividends unless otherwise determined by a 
majority of the Board of Directors. 

The Board of Directors, from time to time, to the extent permitted by law, 
shall determine whether and to what extent, and at what times and places, and 
under what conditions and regulations, the accounts and books of the corporation, 
or any of them, shall be open to the inspection of the stockholders and no stock- 
holders shall have any right to inspect any account or book or document of the 
corporation except as conferred by statute or authorized by the by-laws of the 
corporation or by the Board of Directors or by a resolution of the stockholders. 

The stockholders and directors shall have power to hold their meeCnus and 
keep the books of the Company outside of the State of West Virginia and at such 
place or places as may be from time to time designated. 

The corporation may become seized and possessed, of either real or personal 
property, or both, of values unlimited in amount but a limit to the value of any 
class or classes so held may be fixed and from time to time altered by the by- 
laws. 

The private property of the stockholders shall not be subject to the payment of 
corporate debts to any extent whatever. 



AMERICAN CHAIN AND FOUNDRY COMPANY.— ( Non-Resident, i 

Charter issued May It;, 1907; charter expires May 16, 1957. 

Principal office — Detroit, Mich. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To do any and all of the things hereinafter set forth to the same extent 
as natural persons might or could do the same, and in any part of the world, 
namely : 

fa.) To manufacture, buy. sell, deal in and deal with, all kinds of detachable 
link belting, and all kinds of belting, belts, links, chains and kindred articles. 

(b.) To buy. sell, convert, smeli. reduce, refine, mill, dress, amalgamate, treat, 
prepare for market, deal in and deal with and otherwise dispose of all kinds of ores, 
metals and mineral substances of all kinds, and the products and by-products there- 
of, of every kind description, and by whatsoever the stme can be or may hereafter 
be produced. 

(ci To purchase, or otherwise acquire, hold, own, mortgage, pledge, sell, lease or 
let, assign and transfer, invest, trade, deal in and deal with all kinds of machinery, 
materials, supplies, goods, wares, merchandise and property of every class and 
description. 

(d.) To conduct- business in any of the states, territories, colonies and depen- 
dencies of the United States, in the District of Columbia, and in any and all for- 
eign countries; to have one or more offices therein, and therein to hold, purchase, 
own, mortgage and convey real and personal property, without limit as to amount, 
but always subject to the local laws. 

(e. ) To obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, and to hold, use, 
own, operate and introduce, and to sell assign or otherwise dispose of copyrights, 
tradenames, trade rights, trade marks, letters patent, patents, patent rights, inven- 



116 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

tions, improvements and processes of every kind, character and description ; and 
to use, exercise, develop, grant licenses in respect to, or othewise turn to account 
any such copyrights, trade names, trade rights, trade marks, letters patent, patents, 
patent rights, inventions, improvements and processes of every kind, character and 
description, under the laws of the United States of America, or of any other 
country. 

(f. ) To purchase, hold, sell, pledge, dispose of, issue and reissue the shares of 
its capital stock, and any evidences of its indebtedness including obligations of 
every kind and nature. 

(g. ) To purchase, hold, own, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge or other- 
wise dispose of shares of the capital stock of any other corporation or corpora- 
tions, association or associations, of the State of Michigan, or of any other state, 
territory or country, and while owner of such stock, to exercise all the rights, 
powers and privileges of ownership, including the right te vote thereon. 

' (h. ) To acquire, own, hold and dispose of the goodwill, property rights and 
assets, and assume the liabilities of any person, firm, association or corporation, 
and to pay for the same in cash, stock ofr bonds of this corporation, or otherwise. 

(i.) To enter into, make, perform and carry out^contracts of every kind, for 
any lawful purpose, or purposes, with any person, firm, corporation, association, 
state, government, kingdom, empire, or municipality. 

(j.) To do all and everything necessary, switable. convenient or proper for the 
accomplishment of any of the purposes, or the attainment of one or more of the 
objects herein enumerated, or the powers herein named, or which shall at any time 
appear conducive to or expedient for the protection or benefit of this corporation, 
either as holder of, or interested in any property or otherwise, to the same extent 
as natural persons might or could do in any part of the world. 

(k.) No foundry for the manufacture of detachable link belting shall be built 
or otherwise acquired by this corporation without the consent and approval of not 
less than ninety (90) per cent, of the total common stock then outstanding. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $2,000,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names. postofBce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harry Goodman, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chicago, 111., 1 
share ; Frederic A. Fisehel, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chicago, 
111., 1 share: George II. Foster. Room §23 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chocago, 
111., 1 share : Fred W. Bernhardt, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, 
Chicago. 111., 1 share:; Arthur L. Schwartz, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Build- 
ing, Chicago, 111., 1 share. Total number of shares, C. 

Of said total capital stock at Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000), Five Thousand 
(5,000) share thereof, amounting at par to Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500, 
000) shall be and ramain Preferred Stock, and Fifteen Thousand (15,000) shares 
thereof, amounting at par to One Million and Five Hundred Thousand Dollars 
($1,500,000) shall be and remain Common Stock. The following rights, privileges 
and conditions shall attach to the shares of stock aforesaid, that is to say : 

A. The Common Stock shall be subordinate to the rights of the Preferred 
Stock, as hereinafter set forth. 

B. The said Preferred Stock shall carry a fixed cumulative preferential divi- 
dend at the rate of six per cent, per annum on the par value thereof, to be declared 
at such times as the Board of Directors shall see fit to declare the same. 

C. If in any year dividends amounting to six per cent, per annum shall not be 
paid on such Preferred Stock, then the same shall be a charge on the net profits 
and be payable (but without interest) before any dividend shall be paid on or set 
apart for the Common Stock. 

D. The net profits of this corporation may be distributed as dividends among the 
holders of the outstanding Prefered Stock, and the holders of the outstanding 
Common Stock, as and when the Board of Directors shall in their discretion deter- 
mine, and they shall have the power to declare and pay dividends on the out- 
standing Common Stock in any fiscal year, whenever the outstanding Preferred 



1907] Charters Issued in 1907. 117 

Stock shall have received for such fiscal year the cumulative preferential dividend 
of six per cent, per annum, to which it is entitled, together with all accrued unpaid 
dividends thereon ; but no dividend shall be declared or paid during any fiscal year 
on the outstanding Common Stock until the outstanding Preferred Stock shall 
have received said cumulative preferential dividend of six per cent, per annum for 
such fiscal year together with all accrued unpaid dividends thereon. 

E. In the event of liquidation or dissolution of this corporation, the property, 
assets and funds thereof remaining after its debts have been paid in full, shall be 
applied in the first place in repaying to the holders of the said cumulative Pre- 
ferred Stock the full face amount or principal thereof, and the accrued unpaid 
dividends thereon, if any, before any amount shall be paid upon the Common Stock ; 
and after such payment in full to the holders of said cumulative Preferred Stock, 
all the remaining property, assets and funds, shall be paid to the holders of the 
outstanding Common Stock. 

F. From time to time the Preferred and Common Stock shall be issued In 
such amounts and for such price and consideration, as shall be determined by a 
vote of not less than three-fourths of all the stock of this corporation outstand- 
ing at the time the vote is taken, and in accordance with the laws of the State of 
West Virginia. 

G. The Preferred Stock shall have no voting power whatever but all voting pow- 
er is hereby given to and shall always be vested in and exercised exclusively by the 
Common Stock. 

The Directors of this Corporation shall be five (5) in number and each 
Director shall hold his office for the term of ten (10) years and until his succes- 
sor ia duly elected ; but the Board of Directors of this Corporation may by the 
affirmative vote of all (5) Directors reduce said term of office from ten (10) years 
to any term not less than one (1) year. 



GERMAN LUMBER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 18, 1907 ; charter expires May 18, 1957. 

Principal office — Whyte, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, timber, timber lands, coal 
lands, mineral and mining rights and other real estate, and to own, buy and sell 
the same ; to manufacture, buy sell and deal in lumber, staves, shingles, and arti- 
cles of like character, and builders supplies of all description, both wholesale and 
retail ; to own and operate saw-mills, planing-mills, and all factories of every 
kind and character necessary and proper for the manufacture of lumber and all 
of its finished products ; to mine, buy and sell coal, to manufacture, purchase and 
sell coke and other by-products; to buy, sell, lease and develop oil and gas prop- 
erties, to drill oil and gas wells, construct and maintain pipe lines for the trans- 
portation of oil, gas, water and other fluid substances, to furnish, sell and supply 
both natural and artificial ga« ; to sell oil and engage in the business of refining 
the same ; to buy and sell real estate and lay out town sites and sell lots there- 
in, within the limitation of the laws of the State of West Virginia ; to purchase, 
lease, build or sell houses, store buildings, hotels and other buildings or structures : 
to construct, maintain, and operate by steam or other motive power all necessary 
railways, tramroads, or other roads; to buy and sell merchandise at wholesale and 
retail and to conduct a general mercantile business ; to acquire water rights and 
privileges, construct pipe lines and mains, establish water works with all necessary 
equipment and to use, furnish, sell and supply the same; to generate electricity 
for light, heat, and power, and to use, furnish, sell and supply the same : to buy, 
own and sell, stocks, bonds or other securities of other corporations or companies 
not inconsistant with or contrary to the laws of the S'tate of West Virginia ; to 
hold any and all rights, privileges .-11111 franchises incident or necessary to the 
purposes aforesaid or any or all of them, and to do all other acts or tilings incl- 



318 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

dent or necessary to be done in connection with the purposes aforesaid or any or 
all of them. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $15,000.00; par value shares, ' $10,00 ; subscribed, 
$15,000.00; paid in, $1,500.00. 

Of the said shares seven hundred and fifty are preferred and seven hundred 
and fifty are common. 

The preferred stock is preferred as to assets and as to dividends, to the ex- 
tent of i>', cumulative. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jacob K. Morgan, Elkins. W .Va., 187 shares, preferred ; Leroy Lee, Elkins. W. 
Ya.. 1 share, preferred : A. Frank Hartman. Elkins, W. Va.. 375 shares, preferred ; 
Alex. ('. Hartman. Elkins. W. Va.. 1ST shares, preferred: Charles E. Corkran, 
New York City. X. Y., 750 shares, common. Total number of shares, common, 
750; preferred, 750 — 1500. 



THE HOOD LUMBER COMPANY. — ( Resident.) 

Charter issued May IS. 1907 : charter expires May 18. 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: Acquiring, purchasing, leasing and selling limber and timber lands: buy- 
ing, selling, manufacturing and dealing in lumber of all kinds, and the various 
products thereof: owning, leasing and operating saw mills and other mills: con- 
structing, owning, leasing and operating tramroads. railroads and other roads 
for the transportation of said commodities to and from said mills ; and generally 
to do every and all things necessary and legal for properly conducting a general 
timber and lumber business; and of purchasing, leasing, holding and selling real 
estate. » 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200, .00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 

$3,000.00 ; paid in. $300.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stink 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

('. M. Hood, Wheeling. W. Va., ."> shares : T. E. Hood, Wheeling, W. Ya.. 5 shares ; 
George H. Scheetz. Bridgeport, Ohio. ." shares: Fred .7. Hibbs, Bridgeport, Ohio, 
5 shares: Jno. M. Crawford, Parkersburg, W. Va., 5 shares: F. O. Havener, I'ark- 
ersburg. AY. Ya.. 5 shares. Total number of shares. 30. 



ELKS SOCIAL AM) LITERARY ASSOCIATION. — ( Resident. ) . 

charter issued May 18. 1007: charter expires May 18, 1957. 

Principal office — Grafton. W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose df carrying on and maintaining a social, literary, gymnas- 
tis and theatrical association : to acquire by purchase, or otherwise, real estate for 
the use and benefit of its members: to equip, furnish and maintain rooms and 
building's with all necessary furniture and appliances for the use and accommoda- 
tion of its members and invited guests : to keep and maintain proper reading rooms ; 
to acquire, keep and maintain real estate for athletic and gymnastic and theatrical 
exercises, games and pastimes and. also, to do and perform all things incident to 
the purposes of said corporation and to, adopt measures and means for the main- 
tainance and support of said corporation. 

capital stock — Authorized. $5,000.00; par value shares, $5.00; subscribed, $25.00; 
paid in. $2.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed fur by each, are as follows : 

W. I!. Cruise, Grafton, W. Va., 1 share; T. W. Engle. Grafton, W. Ya.. 1 share; 



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J. W. Stiffler, Grafton, W. Va., 1 share: J. J. Kaufman. Grafton, W. Va., 1 share; 
C. II. Straub, Grafton. \Y. Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



ACME STEAM COAL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 18, 1907; charter expires May 18, 1957. 
Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) Acquiring by purchase deed, lease, contract, other writing, will or other- 
wise, land and interests and rights in lands, minerals, coal and timber and owning 
and holding the same. 

(b) Mining coal, iron and other minerals and mineral substances and shipping 
and selling the same and carrying on and maintaining a general mining business. 

(ci Manufacturing and producing any and all products of coal, coke, iron in 
its crude and finished form, making coke and selling the same. 

Boring for oil. salt. gas. other minerals and mineral substances and fluids and 
manufacturing any product of such oil, salt. gas. minerals and mineral substances 
and fluids or any of them, and selling such products. 

(e) Producing, quarrying and manufacturing iron, stone, coal, granite and any 
other useful thing to be derived from land and manufucturing any product which 
can be made from any substance derived from land or in, upon or under the sur- 
face thereof. 

(fi Cutting timber and selling timber and lumber; shipping and selling logs, 
timber and lumber and manufacturing lumber and other products of wood. 

(g) Leasing lands and any interests in lands, minerals, coal, and timber to or 
from others .upon royalty or otherwise. 

(hi Buying and selling coal, coke, iron and other minerals, timber, lumber 
and any other product to be derived from lands. 

(ii Building saw-mills and any other manufacturing plants and operating the 
same and selling and dealing in timber and lumber ; building houses, leasing, rent- 
ing and selling the same. 

(.1) Building, maintaining and operating such railroads, tram-roads, sidings, 
switches, turnouts and crossings as may be necessary to carry on any of the 
other objects and purposes of this corporation. 

(k) Owning, holding and running steam boats, steamers, tugs, barges and 
boats for water transportation of any of the things hereby authorized to be pro- 
duced or manufactured and for carrying on a general transportation business by 
water. 

(1| Carrying on a general merchandise business, either wholesale or retail, 
at one or more points. 

(m) Doing any and all things necessary, auxiliary, or incident to carrying out, 
or expedient in carrying out fully any of the foregoing objects and purposes. 

Capital Stock — Authorized, $160,000.00: par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$20,000.00; paid in. $2,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Edward Roderick, Scranton, Pa., 50 shares: D. J. Roderick, Hazleton, Pa., 50 
shares: S. J. Owens, Scranton. Pa., 50 shares: Richard Roderick, Scranton, Pa., 
30 shares; John Roderick. Wilkes-Barre, Pa.. 20 shares. Total number of shares, 
200. 



THE KNAIT-SANDERSON COMPANY.— ( Resident. I 

Charter issued May 18, 1907 ; charter expires May 18, 1957. 

Principal office — Elkins. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 



120 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

follows : To engage in the mercantile business and to buy, make and neli shoes, 
ladies and gentlemens clothing and any other merchandise that they may wish to 
buy, make or sell, 

Capital stock — Authorized, $14,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$14,000.00 ; paid in, $14,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. C. Sanderson, Elkins, W. Va., 134 shares ; O. A. Knapp, Elkins, W. Va., 134 
shares ; Mrs. Grace Sanderson, Elkins, W. Va., 4 shares ; Mrs. Anna Knapp, Elkins, 
W. Va., 4 shares ; W. L>. Williams, Elkins, W. Va., 4 shares. Total number of 
shares, 280. 



THE MOORE-WILSON COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 18, 1907 ; charter expires May 18, 1957. 

Principal office- — Chester, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The buying and selling of general merchandise at wholesale and retail. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $10,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. B. Moore, Chester, Hancock county. W. Va.. 25 shares ; W. T. Wilson, East 
Liverpool, Ohio, 25 shares ; Mrs. H. B. Moore, Chester, Hancock county, W. Va., 
24 shares ; Mrs. Nettie WMlson, East Liverpool, Ohio, 24 shares ; A. D. Wilson, 
East Liverpool, Ohio, 2 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



COFFMAN COAL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 18, 1907 ; charter expires May 18, 1957. 

Principal office — Coft'man, Kentucky. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of purchasing, leasing, acquiring, holding and owning, 
■coal and other mineral lands in fee simple, or otherwise not prohibited by law, 
managing, working and operating the same, mining and shipping coal and other 
■mineral products, vending, and dealing in and shipping the same, owning, leasing 
.and operating, rafts, boats, machinery and other appliances necessary or convenient 
for the transportation of said products or any other products by water or land ; 
conducting a general merchandise store, and doing and performing all such other 
things not prohibited by law, which may be necessary, essential, incidental or 
auxiliary to any of the above described objects. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$2,500.00; paid in, $1,250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and. the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. J. Bonafleld, Tunnelton, W. Va., 2 shares ; A. W. Burdett, Grafton, W. Va., 
10 shares ; John W. Miller, Grafton, W. Va., 1 share ; W. T. Harvey, Independence, 
W. Va., 10 shares ; W. S. Eckess, Buckhannon, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number 
of shares, 25. 



PARKWAY LAND COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 20, 1907 ; charter expires May 20, 1957. 
Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are a3 
follows : Buy, lease and sell real estate ; to lay real estate out into town lots, 



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streets, avenues and alleys, and to provide for the paving of such streets, avenues 
and alleys, and the laying of sidewalks ; to construct sewerage and other improve- 
ments ; to establish a park or pleasure ground ; to construct, operate and main- 
tain lines of street railway, water works, gas works, electric light works, or 
other works of internal improvements ; to" manufacture, make and sell bricks, clay 
shingles, and all products of the soil ; and to erect and operate saw mills, furni- 
ture factories, rolling mills, foundries, glass works, pottery works, and any and 
all other useful industrial works, and to carry on any other business or enter- 
prise which may be necessary, proper or incidental to any of the foregoing pur- 
poses. 

Said corporation does not desire to hold more than ten thousand (10,000) acres 
of land in the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postohice address, and the number of shares of stoc> 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : - 

W. O. Walton, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; Don C. Russell, Huntington, W. Va., 
1 share ; H. T. Lovett, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; Paul W. Scott, Huntington, 
W. Va., 1 share ; E. E. Williams, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



THE STEWART VEHICLE CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 20, 1907 ; charter expires May 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Martinsburg, \V. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corpoation is formed are as 
follows : For the manufacture and sale at wholesale and retail of buggies, runa- 
bouts, surries and all other kinds of vehicles, including automobiles. To manu- 
facture, buy, sell and deal in iron, steel, wood, leather and all other materials en- 
tering into the manufacture of horse or motor-driven vehicles. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $35,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

There shall be two classes of stock, one hundred (100) shares of preferred stock, 
of the par value of one hundred dollars ($100.00) each, aggregating ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000.00) ; and two hundred and fifty (250) shares common stock of the 
par value of one hundred dollars ($100.00) each, aggregating twenty-five thousand 
dollars ($25,000.00). 

The preferred stock shall be paid 1% cumulative dividends out of the first net 
earnings of the company. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. N. Stewart, Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Claude W. Stewart, Martinsburg, 
W. Va., 1 share; Max Robinson, Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share; W. W. Downey, 
Martinsburgl W. Va., 1 share ; H. H. Emmert, Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



THE HUNTINGTON BILL POSTING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 20, 1907; charter expires May 20, 1957. 

Principal office— Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To erect, acquire and maintain bill boards and mediums of advertise- 
ment, post bills and advertisements, distribute advertising matter, and act as ad- 
vertising agent, and to do and perform all things incident to a general adver- 
tising business. 

And of transferring persons, baggage, goods, wares and merchandise of all 
kinds, to and from all points in the City of Huntington, West Virginia and for 



122 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

the purpose of purchasing or leasing sufficient real estate upon which the sairl 
corporation may erect a ware-house for the storage of furniture, household goods 
and other personal property and to transact any and all business necessary and 
connected with the carrying out of the purposes of this corporation or calculated 
to facilitate the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $5,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Fred G. Nixon Nirdlinger, Park Theatre, Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share: W. 10. 
Kemery. Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share; C. T. Miteshew. Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 
share; Edward Nelly, Parkersburg. W. Va., 1 share; A. G. Patton, Parkersburg, 
W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares. 5. 



J. S. PRIEDEMAN COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

('barter issued. May 2<>. 1907 : charter expires. 20, 1957. 

Principal office — [Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which (bis corporation is formed are as 
follows: To purchase, own. bold, sell and deal in any and all kinds of personal 
property of every character and description : to buy, sell, lease and improve lands 
wherever situate not inconsistent with the laws of the state of West Virginia, or 
the laws of the stale wherein such acts may be performed : to enter into, make, 
execute, acknowledge, deliver, accept, receive and hold deeds, mortgages, releasees, 
contracts, leases, notes, stocks, bonds and all other kinds of contracts and instru- 
ments; to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, sell, assign, mortgage, 
pledge, transfer or otherwise dispose of shares of capital stock and bonds or other 
evidences of indebtedness ><{ corporations wheresoever organized and to exercise all 
the privileges of ownership including the right to vote upon the stock so held. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $15,000.00; par value of shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. S. Priedeman, St. Paul, Minn., 1 share: Mary K. Priedeman, St. Paul, Minn., 
1 share: John G Priedeman. St. Paul. Minn.. 1 share: G. Walter Priedeman. St. 
Paul. Minn., 1 share; A. E. Macartney, St. Paul, Minn., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 

Any and all of the stockholders in. and all of the directors and any and all of 
the officers excepting the statutory attorney required by the laws of West- Virginia 
to reside in such state, may reside without the state of West Virginia, and any 
and all meetings of stockholders and directors, annually or otherwise, may be held 
without the state of West Virginia, and any and all of the assets, records and 
books of this Company may be situated and kept wholly without the state of Wesr 
Virginia, and any of the business of the Company may be transacted without 
the state of West Virginia. 

The number of directors of the Company shall be fixed from time to time by the 
by-laws, and may l>e increased as may be provided in such by-laws. The number 
of directors may be reduced as may be provided by the by-laws, but at no time 
shall be less than three directors. 

Before a sale of any of the stock of this corporation shall be made to any 
person or party, the same shall be first offered to the corporation at a meeting of 
the stockholders thereof duly held, at a fair and reasonable price therefor, and in 
case the corporation shall not desire to purchase said shares of stock so offered, 
the same shall at such meeting be offered to the then existing stockholders in 
this corporation on the same terms and conditions, pro rata, and if any stock- 
holder shall not desire to take his. or her. just proportion, the other then existing 
stockholders may take the same. 



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AMERICAN MINING COMrANY.— ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. May 20. 1907; charter expires. May 20, 1057. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed an as 
follows : 

(a) To prospect, drill, mine for and produce petroleum, oil and natural gas, 
and to transport the same by pipe line or any other available means or method, 
and market and sell the same. 

ib) To prospect, mine for and produce gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tin and 
all other valuable minerals, and transport the same by tram road, steam road < ;' 
any other available methods, and market and sell the same. 

(c) To refine or manufacture petroleum oil into its several products, and to 
transport, pipe, market and sell the same. 

(d) To rectify, purify, refine and mill gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tin and 
other valuable mineral ores, and for such purposes to erect, maintain and operate 
smelters and stamps and ore refining mills of all kinds. 

(el To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire lands and plantations for general 
farming, grazing, stock and timber purposes, and also for raisin- and growing 
coffee, rubber and all kinds of grain, fruits and other vegetables indigenous to the 
tropical and temperate zones, and such lands and plantations to work, plant. 
operate develop and cultivate, and also to sub-divide at pleasure into smaller sec- 
tions and divisions, and the same to dispose of in whole or in part. 

(f) To build, buy, lease or otherwise acquire steam sail, electric tow and other 
boats or barges, and steam, electric and tram roads, for the transportation of any 
of the minerals, timber, stock, fruit, grain or other products mined or produced by 
the company on or from any of its lands or plantations, and also of the merchan- 
dise, property and freight of others. 

(g) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire water and irrigating rights, and 
operate dams and ditches for the storage and transportation of water, and t<i use. 
sell or dispose of such water, and to use sell of such water for power for irrigating 
purposes. 

(hi To generate electricity for use or sale. 

(i| To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire water rights of all kinds, and to 
build, maintain and operate for the utilization of such water rights and the genera- 
tion of power therefrom for the operation of the company's lands, mines, farms, 
plantations, pipe lines, refineries, smelters, mills, boats and tram roads, and for the 
generation of electricity for use or sale. 

(j) To take and hold rights and franchises for the sale, furnishing and trans- 
portation of natural gas and petroleum and fuel oil. for the construction, main- 
tenance and operation of steam boats and barges, and of steam and tram roads. 

Ik) To take and acquire, either by purchase or otherwise, and afterwards to 
hold and operate, petroleum oil and natural gas lands, leases and claims, and gold, 
silver, copper, lead, zinc, tin and other mineral mining rights, lands and claims. 
and all such other property, both real, personal and mixed, as the company may 
deem necessary or convenient for the transaction of its corporate business and the 
execution of its corporate powers. 

(1) To take and enter into contracts for the drilling of oil and gas wells, and 
the mining, prospecting and operating of mining claims, and the operatii n of farm- 
ing, grain, grazing, fruit and plantation lands, and the same to carry out and com- 
plete. 

(ml To lease for a term of years, and market, sell anil otherwise dispose of any 
or all property real, personal or mixed, which the corporation may acquire. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $500,000.00; par value shares. $1.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 

StocKholders — The names, postoffice address, and the numb r of shares • E stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

B. S. Hare. Pittsburgh, Pa., loo shares; I-:. 1.. Vandermast, Pittsburgh, Pa., 100 



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shares: M. R. Chubbuck, Pittsburgh, Pa., 100 shares: H. A. Mackey. Pittsburg, Pa., 
100 shares : Eugtne Mackey, Pittsburgh, Pa., 100 shares. Total number of shares, 
500. 



THE HOTEL WASHBURN COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 21, 1907 ; charter expires, May 20, 1927. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire, build, construct, lease, rent, own, sell, contrel, 
operate, maintain and carry on hotels, restaurants, stores, saloons and boarding 
houses. 

To make, enter into and execute contracts of every kind and character and to 
do everything necessary or proper for the accomplishment of any of the purposes, 
or objects herein enumerated or conducive for the protection of or benefit of this 
corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the numb* of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Edward Calderwood. Charleston, W. Va., 1 share : Robert Calderwood. Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share : Agnes Calderwood, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; Mason Percy, 
Charleston. W. Va.. 1 share ; Andrew Perry, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
Dumber of shares, 5. 



SCARBRO DRUG COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 21, 1907 ; charter expires, May 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Scarbro, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To buy and sell Drugs, Medicines, Compound -Prescriptions, deal in 
Druggist sundries, Toilet Articles, Books. Stationery and to do a general Drug 
Business. To buy sell and own Property beneficial to its interest. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. E. Deegans, Glen Jean. Fayette . Co., W. Va.. 1 share; T. L. Woodson, 
Scarbro, Fayette Co., W. Va., 1 share: J. W. Wilson. Scarbro, Fayette Co., W. Va., 
1 share ; J. B. Hofmeier, Scarbro, W. Va., 1 share ; R. H. Dickinson, Scarbro, 
Fayette Co., W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares. 5. 



CENTERPOINT COAL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. May 21, 1907 ; charter expires, May 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Uniontown, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy coal lands, and to hold or sell the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $175,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 : subscribnd, 
$45,000.00: paid in, $4,500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as foTlows : 

James H. Field, Uniontown, Pa., 300 shares; Charles D. Clarke, Uniontown, Pa., 
300 shares ; Thomas J. Moyer, Uniontown, Pa., 100 shares : E. Dale Field, Union- 
town, Pa., 100 shares ; C. B. Wyncoop, Uniontown, Pa.. 100 shares. Total number 
of shares, 900. 



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ALBERT LEE FINK GRANITE CO., OF SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA.— 

( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued. May 22, 1907 ; charter expires, May 22, 1957. 
Principal office — Philadelphia, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed arc us 
follows: For operating and developing the stone quarry at Salisbury, Rowan, 
County, North Carolina. And for the manufacturing and sale of the stone for 
building and other purposes* and for the sale and acquiring other quaries by lease 
or otherwise in said state or elsewhere and the developing of mineral deposits. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,015.00 ; paid in, $1,200.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L<>e B. Eschbalb, 206 Ninth Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 1,000 shares ; Albert L. 
Rosenberg, 44 N. 4th St., Phila., Pa.. 1,000 shares; Abram R. Rosenberg. 1ft::* X. 
Franklin St., Fhila, Fa., 1 share; Dudley D. Gesseer. 10*6 N. Water St., Phila.. Pa. 
1 share ; Benj. S. Goldman, S. E. Cor. 9th and Market St., Phila., Pa., 1 share. 
Total number of shares. 2,003. 



THE INSURANCE WRITERS' ASSOCIATION.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, May 22. 1907 ; charter expires, May 22, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Engaging in. doing and conducting all the business of an Insurance 
Agency, underwriting insurance of all kinds and branches, soliciting such business, 
and acting as agent for Insurance Companies of all kinds. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$5,000.00 : paid in. $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles W. Morris. 524 4th Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 10 shares; I. E. Fits- 
Randolph, 423 4th Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 10 shares ; Joseph B. Wed'dell, Bak'e- 
well Building, Pittsburgh. Pa., 10 shares ; George Skene, 3305 Boquet St., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., 10 shares ; Joseph Lovasik, 012 Grant St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 10 shares. 
Total number of shares. 50. 

Said corporation shall have the right and power to acquire, own and hold iis 
own stock, bonds and evidences of debt, and entinguish or re-sell and re-issue such 
stock, bonds and evidences of debt at its discretion ; and shall also have the right 
and power to acquire, own, hold, control, sell and dispose of the stock, bonds or other 
evidences of debt of other corporations and joint stock companies, and become surety 
or guarantor of the debts or other obligations of such other corporations or joint 
stock companies, provided that an affirmative vote of its stockholders be first had, in 
conformity with the laws of the State of West Virginia, authorizing such action in 
the case of stock, bonds or evidences of debt, of other corporations or joint stock 
companies, or the becoming guarantor or surety therefor. 



THE BLUE BUCKET MINING COMPANY.— f Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. May 22. 1901 : charter expires, May 22, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To prospect, drill, mine for and produce petroleum oil and natural gas, 
and to transport the same by pipe line «r any other available means or method, 
and market and sell the same. 



12G Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 



i In To prospect, mine for and produce sold, silver, copper, lead. zinc, tin and 
all other valuable minerals, and transport the same by tramroad. steam road, or any 
other available methods, and market and sell the same. 

(c) To refine or manufacture petroleum oil into its several products, and to 
transport, pipe, market and sell the same. 

idi To rectify, purify, refine and mill gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tin and 
other valuable mineral ores, and for such purposes to erect, maintain and operate 
smelters and stamp and ore refining mills of all kinds. 

(e) To purchase. lease or otherwise acquire lands and plantations for general 
farming, grazing, stock and timber purposes, and also for raising and growing 
coffee, rubber and all kinds of grain, fruits and other vegetables indigenous to the 
tropical and temperate zones, and such lands and plantations to work, plant, 
operate, develop and cultivate, and also to sub-divide at pleasure into smaller se 
tions and divisions, and the same to dispose of in whole or in part. 

(f) To build,- buy. lease or otherwise acquire steam, sail, electric, tow and 
other boats or barges, and steam, electric tram roads, for the transportation of any 
of the minerals, timber, stock, fruit, grain or other products mined or produced by 
the company on or from any of its lands or plantations, and also of the merchan- 
dise, property and freight of other-;. 

(g) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire water and irrigating rights, and 
build, maintain and operate dams and ditches for the storage and transportation of 
water, and to use. sell or dispose of such water for power or irrigating purposes. 

(hi To generate electricity for use or sale. 

lii To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire water rights of all kinds, and to 
build, maintain and operate dams for the utilization of such water rights" and the 
generation of power therefrom for the operath n of the company's lands, mines, 
farms, plantations, pipe lines, refineries, smelters, mills, boats and tram roads, 
for the generation of electricity for use or sale. 

(j) To take and hold rights and franchises for the sale, furnishing and trans- 
portation of natural gas and petroleum and fuel oil, for the construction, main- 
tenance and operation of steam boats and barges, and of steam and tram roads. 

(k) To take and acquire, either by purchase or otherwise, and afterwards to 
hold and operate, petroleum oil and natural .uas lands, leases and claims, and gold, 
silver, copper, lead, zinc, tin and other mineral mining rights, lands and claims, 
and all such other property, both real, personal and mixed, as the -company may 
deem necessary or convenient for the transaction of its corporate business and the 
execution of its corporate powers. 

i 1 i To take and enter into contracts for the drilling of oil and gas wells, and 
the mining, prospecting and operating of mining claims, and the operation of farm- 
ing, grain, grazing, fruit and plantation lands, and the same to carry out and 
complete. 

(ml To lease for a term of years, and market, sell and otherwise dispose of any 
or all property, real, personal or mixed, which the corporation may acquire. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $1,400,000.00; par value shares. $1.00; subscribed. 
$500.00 : paid in. $50.00 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. L. Vandermast, Pittsburgh, Pa., 100 shares: M. R. Chubbuck, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
100 shares; H. A. Mackjey, Pittsburgh, Pa., 100 shares: Ralph R. Lee. Pittsburgh. 
Pa., 100 shares: Frank J. Kier, Pittsburg, Pa., 100 shares. Total number of 
shares, .".(ill. 



LEMINGTON MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION < '< >MPAXY.— (Xon-Resident.) 

• 'barter issued, May liL', 1907; charter expires. May ill'. 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of the manufacture of track moving machines, and 
other railroad equipment and supplies, and the shipping, transporting and market- 



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ing of the same in complete form or in parts; with the right to manufacture and 
market such other tools, utensils, fixtures and equipment as may be desired 
incidentally developed; with the right to sell, lease or exchange, or otherwise dis- 
pose of real estate by vote of its directors without consent of the stockholders; 
together with the righl to buy. sell, and develope and manufacture lumber and 
other products as may be incidentally developed, and the manufacture and transac- 
tion of such other business as may be necessary, s'uch as the buying and selling 
of real estate, or other, desirable for the carrying on of such business; and in ad- 
dition thereto, huilding, and owning, and leasing houses or buildings in connec- 
tion with the work of this Company: and to do a general contract inn business, 
such as concrete construction, and buildings. Generally for the producing, manu- 
facturing and trading in equipment, tools, fixtures, and to do all things which may 
be properly and legally done in the carrying on of such business. 

Capital Stock — Authorized. $100,000.00; par value shares. $10.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 : paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

David C. Creese, 1314 Olivant Street. Pittsburgh, Pa., 75 shares: Geo, If. 
Boileau, 607-8-9 Park Building. Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 shares; Harvey E. Sheckler, 
T< »U1 Lemington Ave.. Pittsburgh, Pa., 19 shares: S. Sellers. 607-8-9 Park Building, 
Pittsburg. Pa., 2 shares.. Jno. II. Martin. 111'.") Park Building, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 
shares. Total number of shares. 100. 



THE LYNCH-ELLIOTT REAL ESTATE AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY.— 

i Resident, i 

Charter issued. May 23, 1907 ; charter expires, May. 2."., 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of buying, owning, leasing selling, and transferring 
coal, oil, gas and timber lands and other real estate ; of laying out town lots and 
improving the same and of constructing and erecting dwelling houses and other 
buildings ; of paving streets and laying sewers ; of laying pipe lines for the trans 
portation of water, oil or gas ; of mining and operating for coal, oil and gas and 
other minerals, and of marketing the same ; of manufacturing lumber and brick : 
of collecting rents, and of buying and selling real estate for other persons, firms 
and corporations for commission or reward : of conducting a general insurance 
agency ; of taking and owning such grants, privileges and franchises and of doing 
such things as may be incidental to the purposes above set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $25,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Peter I. Lynch, Clarksburg, W. Ya., 1 share ; Truman .1. Lynch, Clarksburg. W. 
Va., 1 share ; Charles D. Elliott. Wilsonburg, W. Ya.. 1 share ; George G. Lynch, 
Clarksburg. W. Ya.. 1 share; Florence M. Lynch. Clarksburg, W. Va.. 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



A. C. POOLE AUGER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued. May 23, 1907 : charter expires, May. 2.">. 1957. 

Principal office — Scarbro, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To manufacture Augers, Tamping Bars, Needles, Picks, Rock Drills and all 
kinds of Mining Tools and do a general Blacksmlthing business and' to control 
and buy necessary lands and buildings. 



128 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 : par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$3,000.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. W. Wilson, Scarbro, W. Va.. 5 shares : W. P. Tarns. Jr., Scarbro, W. Va., 5 
shares: T. L. Woodson. Scarbro, W. Va., 5 shares; A. C. Poole, Scrabro, W. Va., 
10 shares; W. E. Deegans, Glen Jean, W. Va.. 5 shares. Total number of shares, 30. 



THE McKEOWN OIL COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued. May 23, 1907 ; charter expires, May, 23, 1957. 

Principal office — Franklin, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in the business of mining for and producing natural gas, 
petroleum and coal in the state of West Virginia and elsewhere, and to acquire 
for said objects and purposes, by deed, gift, grant, lease or assignment or other- 
wise, in fee or for a term of years upon lease, lands in said state of West Virginia 
and elsewhere, for the purpose of exploring for and producing natural gas, petro- 
leum and coal, and to hold, convey, transfer, lease, assign and sell the same, and 
to construct, maintain and operate lines of pipe and tubing for storing, shipping, 
transporting and conveying natural gas and petroleum, with all the necessary 
stati'ns. tanks and appliances therefor, as well' for the corporation as for the 
general public, and for all purposes necessary for conducting and carrying on the 
said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stork 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

M. R. Chubbuck, 248 Fourth Avenue. Pittsburgh, Pa.. 1 share ; E. L. Vandermast, 
248 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; Frank J. Kier, 248 Fourth Avenue, 
Pittsburgh. Pa., 1 share ; Ralph R. Lee, 248 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 
share : James W. Lee, 248 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share. . Total number 
of shares, 5. 



MOLALLA LL'MBER COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. May 24, 197 : charter expires, May 24, 1957. 
Principal office — Chicago. 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To acquire, hold, improve, lease and sell timber, farming, grazing, mineral 
and other lands and the products thereof : to build, construct, maintain and operate 
plauts and works for the development of such lands and for the handling, pre- 
paring and rendering commercially available of the various products thereof. 

2. To carry on business as timber merchants, saw mill proprietors and timber 
growers and to buy, sell, grow, prepare for market and deal in timber and wood of 
all kinds and to manufacture and deal in articles of all kinds in the manufacture 
of which timber or wood is used and in doing same, to construct, build, buy, sell 
own and operate all necessray mills, roads, railroads, tramways and such other 
property as shall be fit, necessary or convenient in carrying out the objects herein 
stated. 

3. To carry on the business of an electric light company in all its branches and 
to construct, lay down, establish, fix and carry out all necessary cables, wires, lines, 
accumulators, lamps and works appurtenances and appliances. 

4. To engage in any other manufacturing, trading or selling business of any 
kind or character whatsoever. 

5. To purchase or otherwise acquire, hoW, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 



1907] Charters Issued in 1907. 129 

pledge or otherwise dispose of shares of the capital stock, bonds, debentures or 
other evidences of indebtedness of any other corporation or corporations and, while 
owning the same to exercise all the rights and privileges of ownership, including 
the right to vote thereunder. 

6. To carry on any other business whatsoever which the corporation may deem 
proper and convenient to be carried on in connection with any of the foregoing 
purposes calculated directly or indirectly to promote the interests of the corpora- 
tion or to enhance the value of its property and to acquire, own, lease and operate 
and dispose of any and all property, real and personal necessary or convenient 
for the furtherance thereof. 

7. The purpose of the corporation is from time to time to do any or more of 
the acts or things herein set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$100,000.00; paid in, $100,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles H. Swift, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., 90 shares ; Prank Donnelly/ 
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., 10 shares ; F. A. Fowler, Union Stock Yards, 
Chicago, 111., 90 shares ; Arthur C. Ide, 125 Monroe Street, Chicago, 111., 460 shares ; 
Albert L. Lettermann, 125 Monroe Street, Chicago, 111., 350 shares. Total number 
of shares, 1,000. 

Without in any particular limiting or restricting any of the objects and pur- 
poses of the corporation, is is hereby expressly declared and provided that the cor- 
poration shall have power to issue bonds and other obligations in payment for 
property purchased or acquired by it for money borrowed or any other lawful 
object in and about this business ; to mortgage or pledge any property which may 
be acquired by it ; to market any bonds, guarantees or obligations by it issued or 
incurred ; to guarantee any dividends, bonds, contracts or other obligations ; to 
lend its funds to such persons, firms or corporations as it may elect; to make and 
perform works of any kind and description and in carrying on its business, or for 
the purpose of accomplishing or filling any of its objects or purposes, to do any 
and all other things and exercise any and all other powers which now or hereafter 
may be permitted by law. 



THE TAYLOR, SMITH AND TAYLOR COMFANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 25, 1907 ; charter expires, May 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Chester, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of manufacturing and selling crockery ware. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00 ; par value of shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$200,000.00; paid in, $200,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. A. Smith, Chester, W. Va., 950 shares ; W. L. Smith, East Liverpool, Ohio, 
950 shares ; C. C. Davidson, East Liverpool, Ohio. 30 shares ; W. B. Apple, Chester, 
W. Va., 20 shares ; W. H. Griggs, East Liverpool, Ohio. 50 shares. Total number 
of shares, 2,000. 



EXCHANGE LAND AND STOCK COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May, 25, 1007; Charter expires May 25, 1957, 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, lease, bond or otherwise acquire, own, exchange, sell, con- 
vey or otherwise dispose of, mortgage, improve and operate farming, timber, min- 
eral or other lands, and to have all the rights and privileges necessary for the 
proper management of said lands. 



130 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

The amount of land to be owned at any one time not to exceed ten thousand 
acres. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $25.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Chas. C. Wentz, Parkersburg, W. Va., 20 shares ; B. D. Gangwer, Parkersburg, 
W. Va., 10 shares ; J. W. Leese, Parkersburg, W. Va., 4 shares ; Rosabelle Wentz, 
Parkersburg, W. Va., 4 shares ; C. A. Hayhurst, Parkersburg, W. Va., 2 shares. 
Total number of shares, 40. 



GUILFORD GRANITE AND STONE COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 25. 1007 ; charter expires May 25. 1957. 

Principal office — 824 Colorado Bldg., Washington, D. C. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To quarry, make, and sell building, dimension and monumental stone, 
belgian blocks, crushed' stone and any products thereof, and to carry on the bus- 
iness pertaining thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Henry J. Finley, 824 Colorado Bldg., Washington, D. C, 1 share ; Robert H. 
Young, 824 Colorado Bldg., Washington, D. C, 1 share ; Chris J. Gockeler, 7th & 
K Sts., Washington, D. C, 1 share : W. H. Davis, Guilford, Howard Co., Md., 1 
share ; John P. Martin, 1329 G St., N. W., Washington, D. C, 1 share. Total num- 
ber of shares, 5. 



THE WEST VIRGINIA RAIL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 27, 1907 ; charter expires May 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For manufacturing and selling light steel rails and other steel products. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in $60.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. S. Ralston, Columbus, Ohio. 1 share ; E. N. Huggins, Columbus, Ohio, 1 share ; 
H. A. Zeller, Columbus, Ohio, 1 share ; A. W. Werninger, Huntington, W. Va., 1 
share; L. A. Pollock, Huntington, W. Va., 1- share; Geo. J. McComas, Huntington, 
W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 6. 



JOHNSTON ELECTRIC MACHINE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 27, 1907 ; charter expires May 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The manufacture, sale and use of coal drilling and digging machinery ; 
and the manufacture, sale and use of tools and machinery supplies of all kinds ; 
the i-uying and selling oi machinery, tool.- ?cd machinery supplies of "H kinds; 
the buying, owning and selling of real Oo1«".ce; the erection of houses, v\ 'houses 
and buildings of all kinds; the manufacture, use and construction of compressed 
air and nloetiicdl machinery of all kinds. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00 ; par value shares, $100 00 ; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. D. Johnstone, Charleston, \V. Va., 2 shares; J. H. Thompson, Charleston, W. 
Va.. 47 shares ; I. H. Johnston ; Charleston, W. Va., 47 shares ; E. J. Goshorn, Char- 
leston, W. Va., 1 share; J. D. Woodroe, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share; W. B. Allen, 
Charleston, W. Va., 1 share; E. T. Crawford, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 100. 



CEDAR GROVE BUILDING BLOCK COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 27, 1907 ; charter expires May 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Cedar Grove, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1st. The manufacture and sale of building blocks, brick, tile, posts, caps, sills, 
foundations and other building material made of cement, lime, sand, shale, stone, 
iron, wood and their several combinations. 

2nd. The buying and selling of any and all kinds of raw material used in any 
article manufactured by this corporation. 

3rd. Contracting and building houses, fences, sewers, sidewalks, roads, streets, 
pavements and other public or private utilities. 

4th. For generating, buying and selling* electricity and electrical appliances of 
any and all kinds. 

5th. For dealing in and making gas, ice, heat and water and maintaining mains, 
pipe lines and other methods of conveying the same. 

6th. For buying and owning the real estate necessary for the successful con- 
ducting of the business of this corporation and for the doing of any and all things 
necessary for the carrying out of all the purposes for which this corporation is 
formed. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in, $60.00. 

Stockholders^The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. A. Quick, Cedar Grove, West Virginia. 1 share ; John Banister, East Bank, 
West Virginia, 1 share ; Maggie Banister. East Bank, West Virginia, 1 share ; J. 
A. Luther, Cedar Grove, West Virginia, 1 share ; T. A. Luther, Cedar Grove, West 
Virginia, 1 share ; L. M. Quick, Cedar Grove, West Virginia, 1 share. Total num- 
ber of shares, 6. 



THE GERMAN BENEFICIAL UNION CLUB. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 27, 1907 : charter expires May 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Monongah, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The promotion of sociability and the diffusion of useful information and 
knowledge among the members of said club; the development of physical culture 
and athletic games ; the carrying on of musical features for the entertainment of 
the members thereof ; the maintenance of a reading room in which news-papers, 
magazines, periodicals and books may be kept ; also the maintenance of billiard 
tables and pool tables and for the establishment of a buffet from which refresh- 
ments and drinks of all character may be served for the use of the members of 
said club ; and for the purposes above desire authority to purchase, hold, lease, 
sell and convey real and personal property of the value of five thousand dollars. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $1.00 ; subscribed, $5.00 ; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

S. J. Boydoh, Monongah, W. Va., 1 share ; Patrick Hyland, Monongah, W. Va.,1 



132 . Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

share: D. M. Kidder, Monongah. W. Va.. 1 share; Walter Addis, Monongah, W. Va., 
1 share: Carl Curry. Monongah. W. Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



AMERICAN SALES COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 27, 1907 ; charter expires May 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Chicago. 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying and selling merchandise of all kinds and character. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 : subscribed, 
$1,(100.00; paid in. $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles K. Anderson. 113 Lake street. Chicago, 111.. 3 shares: F. A. Hastings, 
113 Lake street, Chicago, 111., 3 shares : A. E. Dennis, 79 Dearborn street, Chicago, 
111.. 2 shares: Adolph Hansen. 79 Dearborn street. Chicago, 111., 1 share; F. H. 
Sivertson, 113 Lake street, Chicago. I!!.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 10. 



PEARCE-GUTHRIE OIL COMFANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 27, 1907 : charter expires May 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburg, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Mining and drilling for. producing, buying, selling and transpbrting oil, 
gas and other valuable substances, and the products thereof : refining, manufac- 
turing and marketing the same; contracting for and laying pipe lines for the 
conveyance of oil. gas and water; acquiring, holding and disposing of oil, gas and 
coal lands, either in fee simple, or for any lesser estate : erecting, owning and 
operating telegraph and telephone lines ; and, generally, doing all things necessary 
and proper, incidental or conducive to the proper and successful conduct of the 
business hereinbefore specified ; with the power to purchase, hold, sell and convey 
real estate and personal property of any kind, necessary to and convenient for 
the business hereinbefore mentioned ; erecting, building and putting into place 
machinery and all improvements necessary for or convenient to the conduct of 
such business or any of the property of the Company ; with the power to conduct 
said business either in this, the state of West Virginia, or in any other states or 
territories, including Alaska, in the United States of America. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00: par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$2,500.00; paid in, $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Arthur E. Pearce. 367 Frick Annex Bldg.. Pittsburgh. Pa., 11 shares; T. N. 
Guthrie, Jr!, 367 Frick Annex Bldg.. Pittsburgh. Pa.. 11 shares: Arthur E. 
Young, 1507 Park Bldg., Pittsburgh. Pa.. 1 share: H. C. McClintock, 1507 Park 
Bldg.. Pittsburgh. Pa., 1 share : Frank McC. Painter, 1507 Park Bldg., Pittsburgh, 
Ta., 1 share. Total number of shares. 25. 



THE LEATHERBARK OIL AND GAS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 28, 1907 : charter expires May 28, 1957. 

Principal office — Welch. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For purchasing, leasing and owning real estate in the state of West 
Virginia and developing the same for oil and gas purposes : with the right to 
assign or sublease the same with a royalty reserved ; for the purpose of boring 
for and producing petroleum oil and gas. and constructing and laying down pipe 
lines for the conveyance of the same ; for the purpose of buying, vending and 



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shipping oil and gas and their manufactured products ; for the manufacture of 
the products of oil and gas ; for engaging in the business of general merchandis- 
ing ; and, generally, for doing all things that are legitimate and proper for an oil 
and gas company to perform. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100.000.00 ; par value shares, $25.00 ; subscribed, 
$025.00; paid in, $75.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. C. Anderson, Welch, W. Va., 5 sharps ; D. .1. F. Strother. Welch, W. Va., 5 
shares; Frances R. Anderson, Welch, W. Va., 5 shares; W. W. Hughes, Welch, 
W. Va., 5 shares; Edgar P. Rucker, Welch, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of 
shares, 25. 



SMITH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 29, 1007 ; charter expires May 2D, 1957. 

Principal office — Morgantown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in a general contracting and construction business, including 
the construction of dwelling houses, business houses, and any and all other forms 
of buildings or other work this company may desire to engage in ; to own, buy 
and sell real and other property for its own use or for others ; to engage in the 
business of buying and selling and dealing in all kinds of building material ; to 
construct buildings of all kinds for its own use and to sell the same; to accept 
notes, stock or bonds as payment on its contracts and otherwise ; and to do and 
perform any and all other matters and things to facilitate its business and to carry 
out the objects of this company not inconsistent with its charter and the laws of 
the state pertaining thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25.000.00 ; par value, shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. H. Smith, Morgantown, W. Va.. 1 share : W. W. Smith, Morgantown, W. 
Va., 1 share ; J. B. Smith, Morgantown. W. Va., 1 share ; W. H. Ross, Morgantown, 
W. Va., 1 share: A. F. Fleming, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



MB COAL & COKE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 29, 1907 : charter expires May 29. 1957. 

Principal office — Kimberly, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To do any or all of the following matters and things, viz. : To purchase, 
own in fee and by lease coal and other mineral and timber lands and oil and gas 
territory ; open and operate coal and other mines, buy, ship and vend coal, coke 
timber, iron and iron ores, clay, brick and their products and manufacture the 
same ; manufacture coke, iron, timber and their products ; drill oil and gas 
wells and market their products ; own, construct, lease and operate railroads, 
switches, sidings and turnouts in connection with the business herein named ; to 
transport the products herein mentioned and other articles of traffic to market ; 
to acquire, own, lease, construct and operate steamboats, barges, mine and rail- 
road cars, docks and transportation facilities : to lease to others timber, coal, iron 
and other mineral lands ; to acquire, own and dispose of stock and bonds in other 
corporations ; and to dispose of its own stock and bonds ; to own, conduct and 
operate in connection with said business, stores and saw mills and engage in the 
mercantile and produce business ; to own, construct and operate electric plants 
and to use and sell their products ; to erect houses and other structures ; to 
purchase and hold land in fee under the laws of the state of West Virginia, 



134 Charters Issued in 1907. I.W. Va. 

and to engage in and carry on any and all business necessary, useful, proper, 
customary or incidental to any of the foregoing purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $800,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, nve as follows : 

■Tames H. Nash, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; Samuel S. Green, Charleston, W. 
"Va., 1 share ; Prank L. Tyree, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share ; Alfred S. Clarke, 
Providence, R. I., 1 share; George P. Alderson, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



BIBBER MANUFACTURING COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 29, 1907 ; charter expires May 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Boston, Mass. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is forme*! are as 
follows: To manufacture air treating machines and devices, and of buying, selling, 
repairing and improving said machines and devices, and of doing any other busi- 
ness incident thereto, and not inconsistent therewith which will enhance (he 
interests of said company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.0fi ; par value shares, $1.00 : subscribed, 
$600.00; paid in, $600.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jacob C. Bibber. 681 E. Fifth street, Boston, Mass., 100 shares; Charles A. 
Rumble, 700 E. Fifth street. Boston. Mass., 100 shares : Darius L. V. Mofr'ett, 023 
Tremont Bldg., Boston, Mass., 100 shares: Oscar M. Drinkwater, 10 Parlen street, 
Everett, Mass., 100 shares ; W. Newland Moffett. 623 Tremont Bldg., Boston, 
Mass., 100 shares: Lillian M. Bibber, 681 E. Fifth street, Boston, Mass., 100 
shares. Total number of shares, 600. 



AMERICAN CLOCK COMPANY.-— < Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued May 29. 1907 ; charter expires May 25, 1957. 
Principal office — Chicago, 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To acquire, by purchase or otherwise, patents relating to clocks, timepieces, 
time recording devices, machinery, mechanical specialties, apparatus and devices, 
and to pay for such acquisition either in money or in fully paid shares in the cor- 
poration, or partly in money and partly in such fully paid shares ; to buy and 
deal in patents and patent rights, to sublet the same, grant licenses, leases or shop 
rights for the use of the same, and otherwise to deal in or turn to account such 
patents as the company may see fit. 

2. To carry on the business of manufacturing, buying, selling, exchanging, 
or otherwise producing and dealing in clocks, timepieces, time recording devices, 
machinery, mechanical specialties, apparatus and devices, and the parts thereof 

3. To acquire, deal with, operate and dispose of machinery, materials, patents, 
patent rights, licenses, mechanical, electrical and other specialties, apparatus and 
devices. 

4. To construct, purchase, lease, acquire, sell and exchange buildings, machin- 
ery, shops, lands, equipment, appliances, devices and apparatus incident to or 
connected with the manufacture, buying, selling and dealing in clocks, timepieces, 
time recording devices, machinery, mechanical specialties, apparatus and devices 
and the parts thereof. 

5. To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease, or otherwise to acquire, hold, 
use, own, operate under and introduce, and to sell or assign, or otherwise to 
dispose of any trade mark, trade names, patents, inventions, improvements and 
processes used in connection with or under any letters patent of the United 
States or foreign country, and to use, exercise, develop, grant licenses in respect 



1907J Charters Issued in 1907. 135 

of, or otherwise turn to account any such trade marks, patents, licenses, processes 
and the like, or any such property or rights. 

6. To manufacture, purchase or otherwise acquire goods, merchandise and per- 
sonal property of every class, and to hold, own, negotiate, sell or otherwise dispose 
of, trade and deal in the same. 

7. To acquire, by purchase, subscription or otherwise, and to own, hold, issue, 
re-issue, deal with and dispose of as fully as a natural person might do, shares 
of the capital stock, bonds, debentures or other securities or obligations or evidences 
of indebtedness issued by itself or by any other corporation wherever organized, or 
of any corporation holding or owning stock or other obligations of any such 
corporation; and while owning or holding the same, to exercise all the rights of 
voting or otherwise which may appertain thereto. 

8. To borrow or raise money without limit as to amount by the issue of or 
upon warrants, bonds, debentures aud other negotiable or transferable instruments 
or otherwise. 

0. To aid in any manner any corporation whose stock, bonds or other obliga- 
tions are held or are in any manner guaranteed by this corporation. 

10. To conduct business in any of the states, territories, colonies or depen- 
dencies of the United States, and in any and all foreign countries, and to have 
one or more offices in each thereof. • 

11. To do any or all of the things herein set forth to the same extent as nat- 
ural persons might or could do and in any part of the world, and to do and per- 
form any and all other acts and things necessary or incidental to the business 
hereinabove set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $1,500,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; sub- 
scribed. .$150,000.00; paid in. $15,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. O. Jackson. 1926 Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111, 3.000 shares : Ed. S. Eves, 1926 
Wabash Ave.. Chicago, 111., 3,000 shares; G. F. Randall, 1926 Wabash. Ave., 
Chicago, 111., 3,000 shares ; H. W. Pidgeon, 1926 Wabash Ave.. Chicago, 111., 3,000 
shares; H. T. McFarland, 1926 Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111., 3,000 shares. Total 
number of shares. 15,000. 

The total authorized capital stock of the corporation shall be one million five 
hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000.00), which shall be divided into one hundred 
and fifty thousand (150,000) shares of the par value of ten dollars ($10.00) 
each, of which authorized capital stock the amount of one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars ($150,000.00) has been subscribed and the amount of fifteen 
thousand dollars ($15,000.00) has been paid. Of said total issue of one million 
Ave hundred thousand dollars ($1,500.00) of capital stock, one million dollars 
< $1,000,000.00) shall be common stock and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,- 
000.00) shall be preferred stock. The holders of said preferred stock shall be 
entitled to receive out of the net profits of said corporation, whenever ascertained, 
as declared by the board of directors of said corporation, cumulative dividends 
thereon at the rate of, but not exceeding, eight per cent, per annum, payable as 
the board of directors may direct, before any dividend shall be declared and paid 
on the common stock. After the payment of said cumulative dividends on said 
preferred stock, the balance of net profits, if any, shall be paid as dividends upon the 
common stock of said corporation at the rate of, but not exceeding, eight per 
cent, per annum, and all surplus profits after paying such dividends shall be 
divided between the holders of the preferred and common stock in pro rata propor- 
tion. In the event of liquidation of said company, the holders of said preferred 
stock shall be entitled to receive out of the assets thereof after the payment of 
all its just debts the full amount of the par value of said preferred stock with 
accumulated dividends before anything shall be paid out on account of said common 
stock. 



FAWNEE OIL & GAS COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued May 29. 1907 ; charter expires May 13, 1957. 
Principal office — 367 Frick Annex, Pittsburgh, Pa. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To dig, mine or drill for petroleum, oil or natural gas. 

(2) To buy and sell oil or gas. 

(3) To refine oil. 

(4) To transport oil or gas to or from market. 

(5) To hold real estate. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $23,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$5.00: paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. E. Pearce, 367 Frick Annex. Pittsburgh, Pa.. 1 share; P. X. Guthrie, Jr.. 367 
Frick Annex, Pittsburgh. Pa., 1 share ; John B. Guthrie. 367 Frick Annex, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., 1 share; B. L. Bond, 367 Frick Annex, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; 
W. L. Busby, 307 Frick Annex, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



EASTVIEW LAND AND WARRANTY COMPANY.^(Resident) 

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Charter issued May 31, 1007 ; charter expires May 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To buy, own, sell, rent, and deal in, real estate, of all kinds and 
classes ; to erect houses and other structures thereon ; to purchase, own, sell and 
otherwise deal in gas, water, electric and other municipal franchises. To con- 
struct, improve, extend and lay out streets, alleys and pavements ; to construct, 
own and sell, and, in any lawful manner, operate private water, gas, electric light 
and sewerage plants and systems. And for the purposes of carrying on any and 
all of the aforesaid .several business objects, to borrow any money deemed neces- 
sary or convenient therefor, either upon the endorsement of said company or by 
any mortgage or other form of security executed upon the property or assets of 
the said company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. S. Corbly, Hurricane, W. Ya., 1 share ; M. C. Talbot, Philippi, W. Va., 1 
share; Harry H. Byrer, Philippi, W. Va., 1 share; S. H. Bowman, Huntington, 
W. Va., 1 share; Hugh S. Byrer. Huntington, W. Ya., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



CABELL-MASON TELEPHONE CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 31, 1907 ; charter expires May 31, 1957. 

Principal office — Cox's Landing, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To build, construct, own and operate telephone lines ; to purchase and 
own the necessary right of way to properly erect, maintain and operate said 
telephone lines : also to purchase, own, rent or sell telephones ; to own all land 
necessary to maintain offices and other buildings necessary to the operation of 
said telephone lines. 

Capital stock. — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $5.00; subscribed, 
$75.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. F. Brammer, Cox's Landing, W. Va., 2 shares ; H. V. Sanns, Lesage, W. Va., 
2 shares ; H. \V. Carson, Laclede, W. Va., 5 shares ; Azel McCurdy, Huntington, 
W. Ya.. 5 shares ; N. J. Cox. Cox's Landing, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 15. 



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LICK RUN LUMBER COMPANY.— ( Resident.) 

Charter issued May 31, 1907: charter expires May 31, 1957. 

Principal office — Pennsboro, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The purchase, sale or barter of timber, timber rights and timber or 
other lands not to exceed 10,000 acres ; the purchase, sale and manufacture of 
timber products and lumber of all kinds ; the purchase, sale and mining of ore, 
coal, clay, stone, or other products of like nature ; to build, own, lease, buy and 
sell coking plants and products : to purchase, build, maintain, sell and operate 
all necessary roads, tramways, railways or docks and to purchase, lease, construct, 
operate, maintain and sell railway equipment, river barges, and boats, for the 
transportation of said products, bought, sold, mined or manufactured; the erec- 
tion, installation, operation, purchase and sale of all necessary buildings, plants, 
saw mills, planing mills, dry kilns, etc. ; the purchase and sale of general store 
goods and merchandise and the maintenance of a general supply store in connec- 
tion with or independently of the business ; the purchase, sale and maintenance 
of hotels and boarding houses in connection with the business or independently 
thereof, and to use and exercise all such other rights and privileges as. are 
incident to or necessary for the business of the said corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $40,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Creed Collins, Pennsboro, Ritchie county, W. Va., 1 share ; C. W. Sprinkle, 
Pennsboro, Ritchie county, W. Va., 1 share : E. M. Bonner, Pennsboro, Ritchie 
county, W. Va., 1 share : F. E. Smith, Pennsboro, Ritchie county, W. Va., 1 
share; J. B. Yates, Pennsboro, Ritchie county, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



HYGIENIC BAKING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 31, 1907 ; charter expires May 25, 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

The manufacture and baking of bread, cakes, pies and other food stuffs. 

The manufacture of candies, ice cream and other confections. 

The management and carrying on of the business of vending and selling mer- 
chandise either at wholesale or retail, with the right and privilege of selling any 
of its food products with other goods and merchandise at such stores or places of 
business as it may establish, and generally to do all things in relation to the 
aforesaid business which an individual might do not inconsistent with the laws of 
the state of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ;par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. E. Hornberger, Morganza, Pa., 1 share ; Preston Amick, Seventh street, 
Parkersburg. W. Va.. 1 share; Edw. Barrett, 926 Seventh street, Parkersburg, 
W. Va., 1 share ; Edward McSweeney, 331 Fourth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 
share ; T. F. Barrett, 331 Fourth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



BLACK BAND RAILWAY COMPANY.— (Resident. ) 

Charter issued May 31, 1907 ; continues perpetually. 
Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 



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The railroad which -this corporation proposes to build will commence at or near 
the mouth of Briar Creek of Big Coal River at a point on the line of the Coal 
River Railway Company, in the county of Kanawha, and state of West Virginia, 
and run thence by the most practicable route to a point at or near the mouth of 
Davis Creek on Kanawha River, in the county of Kanawha, and state of West 
Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 : par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Thomas L. Broun. Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; D. G. Courtney, Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share; E. Fontaine Broun, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share; W. E. R. 
Byrne, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; T. E. Courtney, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



THE NEW PROCESS FERTILIZER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 31, 1907; charter expires May 31, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To obtain factory sites and locations, by purchase or otherwise : build factories 
and manufacture and deal in commercial fertilizer. 

To buy. sell, and deal in all products necessary or used in the manufacture of 
commercial fertilizer. 

To buy, sell and deal in new and patent processes for enriching the soil and 
manufacturing fertilizer. 

To contract with cities for the collecting and disposal of city garbage, to tank 
same and extract the grease therefrom. 

To borrow money and encumber its property by mortgage or otherwise, when 
deemed necessary by its board of directors, to raise funds for the conduct or 
prosecution of its business. 

To procure railroad or river facilities for the conduct of its business, by build- 
ing railroads, side tracks, railroad and yard terminals and constructing river 
wharfs. 

To own and operate barges and steam boats necessary for the prosecution of its 
business : to own and operate railroad cars and locomotives necessary for the 
prosecution of its business ; to own and use horses, wagons and other vehicles 
necessary for properly conducting its business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00;- paid in. $50.00. 

The capital stock of said corporation -shall be divided and issued as follows, 
to-wit : 

Eight hundred shares of said capital stock shall be common stock. Two hundred 
shares of said capital stock shall be preferred stock, but shalL not be entitled to 
be voted at any meeting of stockholders of said corporation. 

Said preferred stock shall be entitled to draw interest at the rate of seven per 
cent, per annum, to be paid out of the net profits of said corporation. Upon any 
dissolution of said corporation said preferred stock shall have and lie a lien equal 
to its par value, upon the assets of said corporation in preference to said common 
stock, but subject to m all debts of said corporation. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. C. Jeffries, Columbus, O., 1 share ; Chas. Capito, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; 
Henry C. Capito, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share : R. E. Nash, Buffalo, W. Va., 1 
share; R. G. Hubbard, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



WASHINGTON AND BERKELEY BRIDGE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued May 31. 1907; charter expires May 31, 1957. 
Principal office — Martinsburg, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of owning and controlling by purchasing and leasing, 
by deed or otherwise, certain lands, ferry rights, and privileges, over and upon 
the Potomac river, and a part of the Potomac river bed, a body of water bounded 
on the south side by Berkeley county, West Virginia, and on the north side by 
Washington county, Maryland, at a point near and in close proximity to the town 
of Williamsport, Washington county, Maryland, on said north side, and at a 
point near and in close proximity to the Williamsport and Martinsburg turnpike, 
on said south side ; to build, construct, own. and operate thereupon a toll bridge, 
of sufficient capacity for general traffic purposes, including railway or trackage 
for standard or narrow gauge steam, electric or other railway equipment, con- 
necting the said several counties and states, and for which "there may be 
charged and collected on persons and things passing over such bridge such 
reasonable tolls as the corporation may, by resolution, from time to time pre- 
scribe;" to own and control by purchase or lease, by deed or otherwise, lands on 
the several banks of the said Potomac river, in the said several counties and states, 
for approaches to the said bridge, and such other lands as may be desired, not 
exceeding 10,000 acres ; to erect buildings on its lands and to sell, convey, lease, 
borrow money upon its property, and mortgage the same to the stockholders and 
others, for the benefit of its stockholders ; and such other business as may be 
lawfully conducted by an incorporated company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $75,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$350.00; paid in, $350.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Victor Cushwa, Williamsport, Washington county, Md., 5 shares ; Decatur 
Hedges, Martinsburg, Berkeley county. W. Va.. 5 shares; Dr. • W. S. Richardson, 
Williamsport, Washington county, Md., 5 shares: C. W. Ruble, Falling Waters, 
Berkeley county, W. Va., 5 shares: W. D. Byron. Williamsport, Washington 
county, Md., 5 shares ; D. C. Kemp, Williamsport. Washington county, Md., 5 
shares ; E. F. Ludwig, Falling Waters, Berkeley county, Md., 5 shares. Total 
number of shares, 35. 

This corporation to purchase, acquire, own and control, by deed, lease, or 
otherwise, land not exceeding 10.000 acres. 



THE GEM CLAY FORMING COMPANY. — (Resident. I 

Charter issued June 1. 1907 ; charter expires June 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Newell, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of manufacturing, producing, storing, buying selling and 
dealing in articles incident to, or connected with, pottery, porcelain, brick or glass- 
ware businesses. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

B. H. Greene, East Liverpool, Ohio. 5 shares ; Sarah W. Greene, East Liverpool, 
Ohio, 1 share ; E. C. Albright, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share ; Jennie E. Albright, 
East Liverpool, Ohio. 1 share; H. D. Weaver. East Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share; 
Maria Weaver, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share. Total number of shares, 10. 



SOUTH CHARLESTON CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 1, 1007 : charter expires June 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The mining and quarrying of stone ; the dredging of sand ; the buying 
and selling of stone, granite and sand, and all kinds of minerals; the construction 



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of buildings of all kinds. The making of contracts for the construction of all 
kinds of buildings, streets, sidewalks, sewers, culverts, piers, walls, foundations, 
and marine work of all kinds ; the manufacture of concrete blocks and brick, and 
clay products, piling, posts, and all other concrete work; to buy and sell real 
estate, and to carry on a general merchandise business ; to manufacture lumber 
and timber of all kinds. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00 ; paid in, $10,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. M. Staunton, Charleston. W. Va., 30 shares ; E. T. Crawford, Charleston. 
W. Va., 30 shares; .T. E. Chilton, Charleston, \Y. Va., 2 shares; W. L. Ashhy. 
Charleston, W. Va., 30 shares : J. D. Woodroe, Charleston, W. Va., 3 shares ; 
J. E. Crawford, Charleston, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



SOUTH CHARLESTON WATER AND LIGHT COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 1, 1007 ; charter expires June 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of maintaining, supplying, selling, furnishing the town 
of South Charleston, West Virginia, its inhabitants and those residing in the 
county of Kanawha, West Virginia, with electricity for all purposes whether for 
lighting, motor or any other and all purposes for which electricity is or may be 
used ; for the purpose of manufacturing, selling and supplying gas to the city 
of Charleston, its inhabitants and residents of Kanawha county, West Virginia, 
for fuel, heat, lighting and all other purposes for which gas is now or may here- 
after be used ; for the purpose of manufacturing, buying, using, selling or leasing 
manufactured or natural gas, or a combination of the two for all purposes for 
which either of said combinations may now or hereafter be used ; for the purposes 
of constructing and maintaining electric lines, conduits and lines of pipe or 
tubing for the transportation of electricity, and gas manufactured or natural ; 
for the purpose of manufacturing, selling, holding and purchasing patents and all 
machinery and appliances pertaining to or used in the supplying of gas and 
electricity: for the purpose of laying down, owning and operating street railways 
in the town of South Charleston, Kanawha county, West Virginia, and also out- 
side and beyond the corporate limits of said town and within adjacent counties, 
with all necessary and convenient turn-outs, side tracks, switches and turn- 
tables upon and along the lines of said railway ; and for the purpose of owning 
street cars and all other property, chattels and appliances necessary to carry out 
any and all powers herein conferred upon said corporation ; for the purposes of 
furnishing water for fire, sundry domestic and manufacturing purposes to the 
citizens of the town of South Charleston, Kanawha county. West Virginia, its 
inhabitants and the residents of Kanawha county. West Virginia, outside and 
beyond the corporate limits of the town of South Charleston, West Virginia, with 
the right to construct, erect, maintain, operate, own and control all the necessary 
buildings, reservoirs, stand-pipes, land, rights of way for laying mains, pipes, etc. ; 
for the purpose of buying, constructing, owning and leasing any and all real estate 
necessary for the purpose of and to carry out the powers conferred on the said 
corporation by any of its provisions in its charter ; for the purpose of purchasing 
or leasing any right of franchise from any person or individual tc whom the same 
has been granted, which will assist in carrying out any of the powers conferred 
upon this corporation ; and for the purpose upon an affirmative vote of its stock- 
holders regularly had, of subscribing to and purchasing the stock, bonds, property, 
assets and franchises or other securities of any joint stock company, or to become 
security or guarantor for the debt or default of said companies, with full power 
in the said corporation to do and perform all acts necessary and proper in the 
exercise of the powers herein conferred. 

Capital ' stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value, $100.00; subscribed, 
$5,000.00; paid in, $500.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. M. Staunton, Charleston, W. Va., 15 shares ; E. T. Crawford, Charleston, W. 
Va., 15 shares ; W. L. Ashby, Charleston, W. Va., 15 shares ; J. E. Crawford, 
Charleston, W. Va., 3 shares ; J. D. Woodroe, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



CAMERON F. O. E. SOCIAL CLUB. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 1, 1907 : charter expires June 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Cameron, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase or otherwise real estate or personal property, to 
hold the same, dispose of the same by sale or otherwise, to lease real estate, to 
make improvements upon any real property leased or purchased, to foster and 
provide all outdoor sports for the promotion of sociability, the diffusion of useful 
knowledge and improvement of the relation of the members of the club and its 
visitors as we'll as for benevolent purposes ; to provide and furnish social and 
literary entertainments, and to do all other things necessary and incident to the 
successful conduct of a social club. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed, 
$125.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. A. Nenno, Cameron, W. Va., 5 shares ; Frank Marling, Cameron, W. Va., 5 
shares; William Howard, Cameron, W. Va., 5 shares; Bud Cain, Cameron, W. 
Va., 5 shares ; S. W. McCardle, Cameron, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of 
shares, 25. 



SWASTIKA NOVELTY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued' June 1, 1907: charter expires June 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: The right to manufacture, buy and sell, novelties, games of all kinds 
unique devices, etc. : the right to buy and sell paint, oils, varnish, glues, hard 
wood, etc. ; the right to buy and sell real estate, erect buildings of all kinds ; the 
right to carry on a general merchandise business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$2,000.00 ; paid in, $2,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Elijah J. Bond. Charleston, W. Va., 4 shares; E. T. Crawford, Charleston, W. 
Va., 4 shares ; J. E. Crawford, Charleston, W. Va., 4 shares : W. L. Ashby, Charles- 
ton, W. Va.. 4 shares ; J. D. Woodroe, Charleston, W. Va., 4 shares. Total number 
of shares, 20. 



SOUTH CHARLESTON CRUSHER < 'OMI 'A NY.— ( Resident. ) 

Charter issued June 1. 1907 ; charter expires June 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The crushing of stone and other hard substances ; the sale of crushed stone ; 
buying and selling of stone, sand and gravel, granite ; to do a general contracting 
business; to buy and sell minerals; to erect buildings and to operate a general 
merchandise business : to construct roads, streets, alleys, etc. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $10,000.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. M. Staunton, Charleston. W. Va., 30 shares ; E. T. Crawford, Charleston, W. 
Va., 30 shares ; J. E. Chilton, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares ; W. L. Ashby, 
Charleston, W. Va., 30 shares : J. E. Crawford, Charleston, W. Va., 5 shares ; 
J. D. Woodroe, Charleston, W. Va., 3 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



KENTUCKY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued June 1, 1907 ; charter expires June 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Lexington, Ky. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To bore and otherwise prospect for zinc, lead, gold, coal, iron, salt, 
petroleum, gas, or any other valuable mineral substances, and to mine zinc, lead, 
silver, gold, coal, iron, salt, petroleum, gas, or any other valuable mineral sub- 
stances, and to pump, take out or flow petroleum or gas from wells, and to man- 
ufacture, refine and sell any and all of said valuable mineral substances above 
named or any others that may be hereafter discovered, and to buy or lease lands 
necessary for the purposes aforesaid and to hold, occupy and use the same for 
said purposes ; to construct, own and operate pipe lines to convey said oil and 
gas to any point in Kentucky or elsewhere and to do all things legitimately 
pertaining to the usual conduct of the oil and gas business in every branch thereof 
which is now commonly known and practiced. 

Capital stock— Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $9,500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. C. Childs, Lancaster, Ohio, 95 shares ; John H. Morgan, Lexington, Ky., 1 
share ; John J. Riley, Lexington, Ky., 1 share ; B. D. Berry, Lexington, Ky., 1 
share ; D. C. Oyster, Lexington, Ky., 1 share ; H. E. Ross, Lexington, Ky., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 100. 



EDGE WOOD LAND COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 4, 1907 ; charter expires June 4, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire and own in fee simple or other estate, real estate 
and interests in real estate, and to sell, lease or encumber the same ; to mine, 
ship and sell coal ; to manufacture, ship and sell coke ; to mine, ship and sell 
iron ore or other materials ; to manufacture and sell lumber ; to manufacture and 
sell any and all products which may be produced from coal, iron or other materials 
or from timber ; to engage in and carry on a general merchandise business ; and 
to carry on any other business, proper, useful or incidental to any of the fore- 
going purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. L. Wehrle, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; Henry Fry, Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share ; Steele A. Hawkins, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; T. R. English, Jr., 
Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; T. S. Clark, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



THE STAG FURNISHING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 4, 1907 ; charter expires May 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Hinton, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell and deal in gents furnishings, dry goods, notions and 
merchandise of every class, nature and description ; to conduct a general retail 
and wholesale gents furnishing and dry goods business either as principals or on 
commission, or both ; to buy,, sell and deal in neckwear, gloves, cotton and dry goods 
of all kinds and character ; to buy, lease or otherwise acquire lands and tene- 
ments, and to build and construct, equip and furnish offices, department houses 
and building blocks and to do any and all things necessary for the 'proper con- 
ducting and management of the business aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$3,600.00 ; paid in, $360.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

B. L. Moorefield, Hinton, W. Va., 5 shares ; L. E. Dyke, Hinton, W. Va., .". 
shares ; J. T. Hume, Hinton, W. Va., 3 shares ; M. It. Puckett, Hinton, W. Va., 3 
shares; J. N. Craynon, Hinton. YV. Va.; 4 shares; F. H. Brightwell, Hinton. W. 
Va., 2 shares ; C. W. Durvin, Hinton, W. Va., 3 shares ; C. H. Kline, Hinton, W. 
Va., 2 shares ; W. M. Snead, Hinton, W .Va., 2 shares ; R. W. Munford, Hinton, W. 
Va., 2 shares: E. L. Nickell, Hinton, W. Va.. 5 shares. Total number of shares, 36. 



PEARL CLAY PRODUCTS COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued June 5, 1907 ; charter expires June 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Bradford, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing, buying, selling and dealing in all kinds of brick and all 
other sorts of clay products ; buying, selling, dealing and mining coal, exploring 
lor, drilling for and producing oil and gas, and to those ends to purchase, lease and 
acquire, and in its corporate name to take, hold, convey and dispose of such real 
estate, lands, clay banks or ore beds or other premises as may be necessary or 
convenient for the purposes of its organization, and to construct, erect and main- 
tain all such roads, buildings, machinery and other appliances as may be neces- 
sary or convenient in the conduct and management of its business ; buying and 
selling of other real estate ; buying, selling and owning stock in other corpora- 
tions ; and furnishing, supplying and selling power for the use of such persons, 
firms or corporations as may desire the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$400.00; paid in, $400.00. 

The capital stock of this corporation shall be divided into two classes as fol- 
lows, to-wit : 

First : Common stock to the amount of one hundred and twenty.five thousand 
shares of the par value of one dollar each shall be issued which shall be the 
voting stock of the corporation. 

Second : Preferred stock to the amount of seventy-five thousand shares of the 
par value of one dollar per share shall be issued, the holders of which shall be 
entitled to receive and the company shall be bound to pay, when declared by the 
board of directors, a fixed yearly cumulative dividend of seven per centum, payable 
yearly from (he net earnings of ttie company before any dividends shall be set apart 
for or paid on the common stock. S'aid preferred stock may be redeemed or retired 
in whole or part at any time after five years from date of issue, and upon such 
redemption and retirement shall amount to the extent thereof to a reduction of 
the capital stock of the company. The holders of such preferred stock shall 
have no right to vote the same at any stockholders' meeting of said corporation. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. M. Hodges. Bradford, Pa., 100 shares ; F. P. Schoonmaker, Bradford, Pa., 
100 shares ; C. E. Foster, Bradford, Pa., 100 shares ; G. W. Foster, .Bradford, Pa., 
"99 shares ; James P. Ryan, Bradford, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 400. 



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AMERICAN LAND AND MINING COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued June 5, 1907 ; charter expires June 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Purposes- — The objects and purposes lor which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Acquiring, holding, owning, leasing, managing, operating, improving and 
developing mines, oil wells, mineral and timber claims, rights and lands ; acquir- 
ing, constructing, holding, owning, leasing, managing, improving and operating gas 
and electric light plants, saw, lumber and planing mills, coke ovens, kilns and 
furnaces, smelters, concentrators, reduction and refining works for the treatment 
of any and all ores, minerals, metals, and their by-products : boring and explor- 
ing for, mining, producing, refining, distilling, treating, manufacturing, piping, 
handling, storing, buying, selling and dealing in petroleum, natural gas, and any 
and all kinds of ores, minerals, metals and their products and by-products : buy- 
ing, selling and dealing in timber and lumber : cutting timber and manufacturing 
the same into lumber ; quarrying stone and burning and dealing in lime ; con- 
structing, acquiring, leasing, managing, improving and operating pipe lines, storage 
tanks, water-ways and ditches, necessary, convenient or proper for, incidental or 
auxiliary to, any of the purposes aforesaid : carrying on a general merchandise 
business ; and platting, sub-dividing, selling and leasing any land or part .or 
parts of land acquired by the company and which may be found to be or become 
unsuitable for any of the business or purposes of the company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$250,000.00; par value shares, .$100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Percy Andreae, 2014 Freeman avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1 share: Louis J. 
Hauck, 433 Dayton street, Cincinnati. Ohio, 1 share ; Anton Lehman, 23 West 
Court street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 share ; Wm. C. Geis. 2014 Freeman avenue, 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 share ; Oscar Stoehr, St. Paul Bldg., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 share. 
Total number of shares. 5. 



THE CHARLESTON SANITARY CREAMERY CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 6, 1907 : charter expires June 6, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For producing, buying, selling and dealing in milk and cream, at both 
wholesale and retail : for producing, manufacturing, buying, selling and dealing, 
at wholesale and retail, in butter and cheese, and any and all products of milk, 
and any and all other diary products : for buying, selling and dealing, at whole- 
sale or retail, in cattle for buying, selling and dealing in feed, hay, grain, and any 
and all other kinds of cattle and stock food; for maintaining and operating dairies; 
for maintaining and operating stores for the purpose of buying and selling, at whole- 
sale and retail, any of the above mentioned articles and products ; for manufactur- 
ing, buying, selling and dealing in ice cream, and maintaining and operating stores 
for the sale of same; for manufacturing, buying, selling and dealing in bottles, milk 
cans and any and all other articles necessary, suitable and convenient for the pres- 
ervation, carrying and delivering of milk and cream and products thereof; for man- 
ufacturing, buying, selling and dealing in ice ; for manufacturing, buying, selling and 
dealing in mechanical equipment and machinery of all kinds suitable, necessary 
or convenient for the sterilizing of milk, and the preservation of the same, for 
the manufacture of butter, cheese and other products of milk and dairy products, 
and for manufacturing ice and ice cream ; for buying and selling horses and 
wagons ; for maintaining and operating cold storage plants : for purchasing, 
acquiring and holding and leasing lands in fee simple or otherwise as may be 
necessary for the purposes aforesaid or any of them, and of selling and disposing 
of the same ; for the purpose of maintaining and operating stock farms ; and for 
doing any and other legal acts and things necessary, suitable or convenient to be 
done for the purposes aforesaid or any of them. 



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Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,500:00; paid in, $1,500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. H. l'oung, Charleston, W. Va., 3 shares ; W. A. McMillan, Charleston. YV. 
Va., 3 shares; W. C. Burris, Charleston, W. Va.. 3 shares: Fred Gardner, 
Charleston, W. Va., 3 shares ; A. R. Shropshire, Charleston, W. Va., 3 shares. 
Total number of shares, 15. 



PINEVILLE HARDWARE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 7, 1907 ; charter expires, June 7, 1957. 

Principal office — Pineville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To carry on and conduct a general wholesale and retail hardware and 
furniture business and in connection therewith or independent thereof, a general 
merchandise business, both wholesale and retail ; to do and perform any and .°.1I 
things needful, necessary or convenient for the successful operation of said busi- 
ness ; to buy, manufacture and sell timber, lumber and conduct a general lumber 
business ; to acquire, construct and operate mills for the manufacture of lumber 
in all its forms ; to acquire, own lease, sell or otherwise dispose of real estate 
and any and all interests therein. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. C. Lusk, Pineville, W. Va., 1 share ; F. C. Holland, Pineville, W. Va., 1 share ; 
R. A. Keller, Pineville, W. Va., 1 share ; F. L Smith, Pineville, W. Va., 1 share ; 
M. S. Horner, Pineville, \V. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 7, 1907 ; charter expires June 7, 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of purchasing and selling telephones and telephone 
supplies, telephone lines, wires, poles, brackets, circuits, switchboards, batteries, and 
every necessary appurtenance incident to and belonging to the care of telephone 
wires, connections and circuits necessary to the transmission of telephone com- 
munication and messages, and for the purpose of acquiring rights, of way for the 
erection of the same ; also for renting, purchasing, leasing selling and holding 
real estate to such extent as the laws of the state of West Virginia permit. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $25.00 ; subscribed, 
$125.00; paid in, $12.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. D. Ball, Elizabeth. W. Va., 1 share; F. L. Hopkins, Palestine, W. Va* 1 
share ; A. C. Farnsworth, Eatons, W. Va., 1 share : P. B. Vanllorn, Toppins 
Grove, W. Va., 1 share ; F. C. Memel, l'arkersbi*g, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



JOHN WENZEL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, June lo. 1907 : charter expires, June 10, 1957. 
Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of carrying on a general business dealing in live stock,. 



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carrying on a general butchering business, also to deal in meats, butter, eggs, fish 
and poultry of every kind and description ; also to manufacture, buy and sell ice, 
keep a cold storage room, and to do all things incidental in connection therewith : 
and to buy and sell real and personal property as may be incidental to and neces- 
sary in tarrying on such business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed 
$500.(iu: paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John Wenzel, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share : Delia Wenzel, Wheeling. \V. Va., 1 
share ; Charles Spenger, Wheeling, W. Va.. 1 share : Martin Hunker, Wheeling, W. 
Va., 1 share ; Balzer Klotz, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



UNITED STATES TRANSFER COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. .Tune 10, 1907 : charter expires, June 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Allegheny, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To transfer Baggage and goods and do a general hauling and transfer 
business by motor or horse power, to buy, sell, exchange or transfer motors, horses, 
wagons and harness; to own such property real and personal as may be necessary 
in carrying on said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares. $50.00 : subscribed. 
$250.00; paid in, $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William Davis, 13 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share; Walter A. Jones. 952 
North Ave., Allegheny, Pa., 1 share ; Lawrence Henderson, 925 North Ave.. Al- 
legheny, Pa., 1 share; Anton Kruger, 1023 Rebecca St., Allegheny, Pa., 1 share: 
James B. Smith, 543 Sturgeon St., Allegheny, Pa., 1 share. Total number of 
shares 5. 



WALTON CLOTHING COMPANY.— ( Non-Resident J 

Charter issued, June 10, 1907; charter expires, June 10, 1957. 

Principal office — St. Louis, Mo. 
. Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, buy, sell and generally deal in all kinds of clothing, 
hats, caps, gloves, boots, shoes and men's furnishing goods; to do a general 
merchandising business; and to manufacture, buy, sell and generally deal in all 
kinds of goods, wares and merchandise. 

'Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 : subscribed, 
'$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harry Goodman, R-oom 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chicago, 111., 1 
share ; Arthur L. Schwartz Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chicago, 
111., 1 share ; John F. Rosen, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building. Chicago. 
111., 1 share ; George H. Foster, Room 823 Chamber of Commerce Building, Chicago, 
111., 1 share ; Frederick A. Fischel, Room S23 Chamber of Commerce Building, 
Chicago, 111., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



MAPLEWOOD OIL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 10, 1907; charter expires, June 10, 1957. 
Principal office — Wellsburg, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: Leasing, holding and maintaining lands with the right to dig, mine, 
bore for, gather and sell, oil, gasses and other minerals for the use of individuals, 
firms and corporations, municipal or otherwise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares $50.00; subscribed; 
$500.00 ; paid in, $-500.00. 

S'tockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Frank P. Blackmore, 4615 Henry St., Pittsburg, Pa., 3 shares ; A. M. Godfrey, 
1251 Frick Bldg. Annex, Pittsburgh", Pa., 1 share; E. M. M. Blackmore, 335 
1'acitic Ave., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; Albert P. Meyer, 1251 Frick Bldg. Annex. 
Pittsburgh, Pa., 4 shares; Forest P. Miller, 1251 Frick Bldg. Annex, Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 10. 



THE HARRISON COAL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 10, 1907 ; charter expires, June 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Grafton. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of acquiring by purchase, lease or otherwise coal and 
coal lands of every kind and description, minerals lands and other real estate : 
mine coal, manufacture coke ; buy and sell coke ; to transport, market and sell coal, 
coke and other by products ; for the purpose of purchasing, building, owning, rent- 
ing, leasing and selling office buildings, store rooms, dwelling houses and other 
structures at or near the mines of said corporation and elsewhere. For the pur- 
pose of constructing, owning and operating railroads, tramways and other roads 
necessary or convenient for mining and manufacturing coal or coke, or both ; and 
acquiring by purchase or otherwise, locomotives, railroad cars, barges and vessels 
for the purpose of transporting the products of the mines and works of said cor- 
poration ; and for the purpose of doing the business of a common carrier. For the 
further purpose of manufacturing, generating, transporting, using or selling electric- 
ity for light, heat or power, or for any other uses for which it is applicable. For 
the purpose of building, owning and operating telephone and telegraph lines, 
offices and exchanges. For the further purpose of buying, selling and exchanging all 
kinds of merchandise ; carrying on a general wholesale and retail business ; and 
for the further purpose of doing all things necessary for' carrying out the objects 
for which said company is incorporated, and incidental thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00: par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

S'tockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

David O. Smith, National, Md., 1 share ; Hugh G. Smith, Henry, W. Va., 1 share ; 
E. O. L. Stotler, Meyersdale, Pa., 1 share; E. O. Smith, Meyersdale, Pa., 1 share: 
♦Robert H. Philson, Meyersdale, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE CENTURY CLUB OF SISTERSVILLE, W. VA. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 10, 1907 ; charter expires, June 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Sistersville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of pleasure, enjoyment and recreation and of improvement 
of mind and physical well being by promoting social intercourse and congenial good 
fellowship and for the purpose of encouraging and fostering the love and desire of 
athletics, out of door sports and manly physical exercises by facilitating the 
exercise and enjoyment of the same by providing all necessary and suitable build- 
ings, apparatus, grounds and means of exercise thereof ; for the purpose of building, 
acquiring, owning, holding and maintaining a clubhouse for all or any of the 



148 Charters Issued in 1907. I W. Va. 

^above objects and purposes and together with the power to hold, purchase, sell and 
convey real estate necessary and convenient for all of the above purposes and 
objects and generally to do all things necessary and proper, incidental and con- 
ducive to the properly and successfully furthering and carrying out of all or any 
of the above purposes and objects. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5.000.00 : par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00: paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. A. Durham, Sistersville, W. Va., 10 shares : W. J. McCoy, Sistersville, W. Va., 
8 shares ; T. K. Smith. Sistersville. W. Va.. 8 shares ; J. H. McCoy, Sistersville, 
W. Va.. 8 shares ; Chas. N. Kimball, Sistersville, W. Va., 8 shares ; Walter S. 
Sugden. Sistersville. W. Va.. S shares. Total number of shares, 50. 



THE CLEVELAND FOLDING MACHINE COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. June 10, 1907 : charter expires. June 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Cleveland. Ohio. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing, selling and dealing in all kinds of machines, machinery, 
tools, instruments, devices and appliances : and acquiring, holding and disposing of 
all such real and personal estate, patents, licenses, rights and property as may bo 
necessary or convenient in said business : together with all such incidental powers 
as are by law allowed. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Frederick L. Leckie, Cleveland. O., 1 share; William K. Rose. Cleveland, O.. 1 
share: P. \V. Harvey. Cleveland, O., 1 share: Wm. Wisner White, Cleveland, O., 
1 share ; R. D. Day, Cleveland, O., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



ARLINGTON LUMBER COMPANY. — (Resident. 

Charter issued June 12. 1907: charter expires January 1, 1956. 

Principal office — Beulah. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire, hold, improve, lease and sell timber, farming, grazing, min- 
eral and other lands and the products thereof ; to build, construct, maintain and 
operate plants, works, tram and railroads for the development of such lands and 
tor the handling, preparing and rendering commercially available of the various 
products thereof, and especially to engage in the manufacture and sale of timber 
and lumber and the products thereof. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed. 
$1,000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

B. C. Allen, 550 So.'Franklin St.. Wilkes Barre. Pa., 2 shares; C. R. Wood. 334 
So. Franklin St., Wilkes Bane. Pa., 2 shares: J. C. Bell. 10" Dana St.. Wilkes 
Barre, Pa.. 2 shares ; A. H. Bloom. 264 So. River St.. Wilkes Barre, Pa., 2 shares : 
C. H. Gardner, 202 So. Franklin St.. Wilkes Barre. Pa.. 2 shares. Total number 
of shares. 10. 



KANAWHA KE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 12, 1907 : charter expires June S, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 



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follows : Purchasing, leasing and otherwise acquiring machinery and plants for 
the manufacture of ice, and selling, leasing and otherwise disposing of same ; 
owning, operating and maintaining ice and cold storage plants : buying, manufac- 
turing, selling and otherwise dealing in ice and coal: buying, selling, leasing and 
otherwise acquiring and disposing of patents and patent rights covering in any way 
machinery or processes relating to the manufacture of ice and the cold storage 
of perishable goods ; licensing to individuals or corporations for their use any 
or all patent processes or machinery that may be owned by the said corporation ; 
purchasing, leasing and otherwise acquiring real estate for its use and advantage: 
leasing, owning and otherwise acquiring coal lands not exceeding ten thousand 
acres, and mining the coal therefrom for the use of said ice and cold storage 
business, or to carry cm a general coal business: issuing and selling bonds in ac- 
cordance with the laws of the State of West Virginia, and buying the stocks and 
bonds of other corporations and regulating the same ; conducting a general com- 
missary store : erecting proper and suitable buildings for any or all of said pur- 
poses, and dealing in any and all articles ami appliances used or which may be 
deemed advisable in connection with the manufacture and sale of ice, and doing 
all other and general things permitted under the laws of the State of West Vir- 
ginia and that may be necessary or incident to the full and proper carrying out 
of all of the above objects and purposes: 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
•SI. ihiii. no ; paid in, $100.00. 

The amount of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation shall be 
one hundred thousand dollars, which shall be divided into five hundred shares of 
preferred stock of the par value of one hundred dollars each and five hundred 
shares of common stock of the par value of one hundred dollars each, said pre- 
ferred stock to have the following preferences over the common stock, to.wit : To 
receive an annual dividend out of the net earnings of this company of seven per 
cent. (7%), which shall be cumulative, and which shall be paid before any divi- 
dends shall be paid on the common stock, and said preferred stock shall have the 
entire voting power of this corporation, and to have the first right to participate 
in the assets of this company in the event of a sale of this company"s property, 
or any dissolution hereof, that is to say, the holders of the preferred stock shall 
be entitled to receive out of the assets of this company in such event, the par 
value of the preferred stock held by them, together with accrued dividends, be- 
fore the holders of the common stock shall be entitled to anything. Said com- 
mon stock to have no voting power whatever and to be entitled to such dividends 
as may be declared from time to time by the board of directors over and above 
the 7% dividend to be paid on the preferred stock, of which authorized preferred 
capital stock the amount of one thousand dollars has been subscribed, and the 
amount of one hundred dollars has been paid. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Waller C. Hardy, Charleston, W. Va., 6 shares preferred; S. B. Avis. Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share preferred: T. Mairs, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share preferred: Ivory 
C. Jordan, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share preferred: Daniel Dawson. Charleston. W. 
Va., 1 share preferred. Total number of shares. 1<>. 



NORTH FORK REALTY COMPANY.— (Resident. 

Charter issued June 12. 1907: charter expires May 15, 1957. 

Principal office — North Fork. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this; corporal ion is formed are as 
follows: To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, real estate and building 
siles: own, hold and improve the same: construct and maintain thereon, resi- 
dences, business houses and other buildings and structures ; manage, base and sell 
the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00 : subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. E. Tierney, Powhatan, West Virginia. 1 share; John J. Lincoln, Elkhorn, 
West Va., 1 share; L. II. Clarke, Kyle. West Va.. 1 share; John J. Tierney, Elk- 
horn, West Va., 1 share ; Louis R. Page, L'pland, Pennsylvania, 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



MILL CREEK COLLIERY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 13, 1907 ; charter expires June 10, 1037. 

Principal office — Ansted, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Mining, buying and selling coal ; manufacturing, buying and selling coke, 
and all other products of coal : buying and selling timber, manufacturing, buying 
and selling lumber and timber products of all- kinds ; generating and producing 
electrically or otherwise, transmitting, distributing, using and selling power, 
light and heat ; buying, owning, leasing, operating, selling and using boilers, en- 
gines, mills and machinery of all kinds necessary, useful or convenient in connec- 
tion with the purposes hereinbefore enumerated or any of them ; carrying on a gen- 
eral merchandise business, and doing any and all things necessary, proper or con- 
venient as incidental to any of the purposes hereinbefore enumerated. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. N. Page, Ansted, West Virginia, 1" share: R. C, Taylor, Ansted, West Virginia, 
1 share : J. E. Vawter. Ansted. West Virginia. 1 share ; W. H. Evans, Ansted, 
West Virginia, 1 share ; C. M. Agnew, Ansted, West Virginia, 1 share. Total num- 
ber of shares, 5. 



PEOPLES COAL AND LAND COMPANY.— (Resident. I 

Charter issued June 13. 1007 : charter expires June 12, 1057. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire and own in fee-simple or other estate, lands con- 
taining coal, iron, stone and other minerals or oil or gas or having timber thereon, 
and all other kinds of land ; to mine, buy and sell coal or other minerals, oil or 
gas ; to manufacture, ship and sell coke : to mine, ship and sell iron ore or any 
other mineral ; to cut, manufacture and saw lumber ; to manufacture, buy and 
sell any and all products which may be produced from coal, iron or other miner- 
als or from timber ; to purchase, acquire, operate and own tramroads, steamboats, 
barges, wharves, docks, railroad and timber cars, and any and all transportation 
facilities ; to engage in and carry on a general merchandise business ; to engage in 
and carry on a general saw-mill, coal mining or other industrial business, and to 
carry on any other business necessary, proper, useful or incidental to any of the 
foregoing purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $1,000,000.00: par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$700.00 : paid in $700.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Angus W. McDonald, Charleston, West Virginia, 1 share ; S. P. Richmond, Char- 
leston, West Virginia, 1 share ; E. P. Mucklow. Charleston, West Virginia, 1 share ; 
M. T. Roach, Charleston, West Virginia. 1 share ; J. S. Horan, Charleston, West 
Virginia, 1 share; George S. Couch. Jr.. Charleston. West Virginia, 1 share; V. L. 
Black. Charleston, AY est Virginia, 1 share. Total number of shares, 7. 

This corporation desires to hold twenty-one thousand five hundred acres (21,- 
500) acres of land. 



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CLARKSBURG SANITARIUM. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. June 13, 1907 ; charter expires June 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For carrying on and conducting a hospital and sanitarium for the treat- 
ment and care of the sick, afflicted and injured, and the business pertaining there_ 
to. For training nurses to care for the sick, afflicted and injured, and for the grant- 
ing of diplomas to such nurses as may complete the required course of study and 
training and show themselves qualified in their profession. 

For the purpose of acquiring by purchase or lease real estate, not exceeding ten 
acres, for the purposes of the corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $40,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00: paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John R. Cook, Fairmont, W. Va., 1 share ; Luther Haymond, Clarksburg, W. Va., 
1 share ; E. Thad Post, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Vinton A» Selby, Clarksburg, 
W. Va., 1 share ; Hal Hall, Fairmont, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



SLEPPY AND WARNE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 14, 1907 ; charter expires June 7, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Undertaking, funeral directing, embalming, merchandising and buying 
and selling real estate. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ;. paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles S. Sleppy, Clarksburg, W. Va., 2 shares ; C. S\ Warne, Clarksburg, W- 
Va., 2 shares: F. H. Wheelock, Clarksburg, W. Va., 2 shares; Anna H. Sleppy, 
Clarksburg, W. Va., 2 shares ; S. R. Warne, Clarksburg, W. Va., 2 shares. Total' 
number of shares, 10. 



OLCOTT COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 14, 1907 ; charter expires June 14, 1957. 

Principal office — Charles Town, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To print, bind and publish, to buy and sell, at wholesale or retail, 
all kinds of books, maps, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, engravings, station- 
ery, stationer's and printer's supplies, and to do the usual business of wholesale 
and retail book publishers, book-sellers and stationers. To purchase, hold and 
sell such real estate as may be needed in the prosecution of the said business. To 
purchase and sell copyrights, and all kinds of machinery, supplies and material 
pertaining to the said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500.00 : par value shares, $1.00 ; subscribed, $50.00 ; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

S. J. C. Moore, Charles Town, W. Va., 10 shares; J. W. Kyle, Charles Town, 
W. Va., 10 shares; W. L. Gibson, Charles Town, W. Va., 10 shares; Thos. R. 
Moore. Charles Town, W. Va., 10 shares ; A. W. Brown, Charles Town, W. Va., 
10 shares. Total number of shares, 50. 



152 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va 

DOILO MANUFACTURING CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 14. 1907 ; charter expires June 14, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing picture frames, portraits and advertising merchandise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
■$1,000.00 ; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. M. Jenkins, 6540 Lexington Ave.. Chicago, 111., 36 Shares ; T. M. Yickers. 
Chicago, 111., 47 Hickory St.. 12 shares ; J. E. Matthews. Huntington, W. Va., 1 
share : W. A. Egerton, Huntington. W. Va.. 1 share ; L. E. Emerson, Huntington, 
W. Va., 50 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



THE TABOR-HARMAN LUMBER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 15, 1907 : charter expires June 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Bramwell, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell timber and lands. 

To purchase and operate saw-mills, planers and other machinery necessary to 
manufacture the different grades of lumber and building materials. 

To manufacture and sell and buy lumber and other building materials. 

To do a general merchandise business, buy and sell merchandise. 

To contract, building houses and other structures. 

To erect and rent dwelling houses and other buildings. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$13,000.00; paid in, $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of sto'-k 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. M. Tabor, Freeman, W. Va.. 40 shares; A. W. Harman, Freeman, W. Va.. -10 
shares : Abram Witt, Bramwell. W. Va.. 20 shares ; C. B. Witt. Bramwell, W. Va., 
20 shares: William Walters, Bramwell, W. Va. 10 shares. Total number of 
shares, 130. 



CONTINENTAL PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued June 15, 1907 ; charter expires June 15, 1957. 

Principal office — St. Louis, Mo. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, produce, buy, sell, and otherwise deal in Portland ce- 
ments, natural and other cements, lime, plaster, brick, tile, stone, artificial stone, 
and any like or kindred materials, and all articles and products of which they 
or either of them form a part, and all materials, articles and things whatsoever 
entering into or used in the manufacture or production thereof ; to purchase, lease 
or otherwise acquire,, and to hold, own, occupy, use, develop and sell lands con- 
taining limestone, marl, clay, shale, or other material whatsoever suitable for 
the manufacture or production of either or all of the above mentioned articles 
and products ; to contract for, acquire, establish, erect, construct, equip, main- 
tain and operate plants, mills, factories, shops, warehouses, and other works neces- 
sary or convenient for the business and purposes of the corporation ; to acquire, 
own, hold, use and sell such other real estate and personal property as may be 
necessary or convenient for the business and purposes of the corpporation ; to 
manufacture, generate, buy, sell, store, transmit, furnish and distribute electric 
current for light, heat, power, and other purposes, both public and private : to 
•engage in any business or enterprise connected with the health, comfort or wel- 
fare of the employees of the corporation, and in that connection to lay out a town 



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site or subdivision and sell lots, to erect, maintain, conduct, sell and lease houses, 
cottages, tenements, and other buildings suitable for the residence and other ac 
commodation of its employees, including' hotels, lodging houses, boarding houses 
and restaurants, and to furnish and sell to its employees and others any or all 
of the necessities, conveniences and comforts of life : and to carry on any other 
business whatsoever which the corporation may deem proper or convenient to be 
carried on in connection with any of the foregoing objects and purposes, or 
calculated directly or indirectly to promote the interests of the corporation or to 
enhance the value of its property, and to have and enjoy and exercise all tie* 
rights, powers and privileges which are now or which may hereafter be conferred 
upon corporations by the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $3,500,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed,* 
$5,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Of such total authorized capital stock seventeen thousand five hundred (17,500) 
shares, amounting to seventeen hundred and fifty thousand ($1,750,000.00) dol- 
lars, shall be preferred stock, and seventeen thousand five hundred (17,500) shares, 
amounting to seventeen hundred and fifty thousand $1,750,000.00) dollars, shall 
be common stock. 

The holders of the preferred stock shall be entitled to receive, when and as de- 
clared, from the surplus or net profits of the corporation, yearly dividends at the 
rate of seven (7) per centum per annum, and no more, payable semi-annually on 
dates to be fixed from time to time by the board of directors. S'uch dividend 
shall be cumulative from and after the first day of January in the year one 
thousand nine hundred and nine, and shall be payable, but without interest, before 
any dividends on the common stock shall be paid or set apart ; so that, if in any 
year after said date dividends amounting to seven per cent, shall not have been 
paid on the preferred stock, the deficiency shall be a charge on the future net 
profits and shall be payable, but without interest, before any dividends shall be 
paid upon or set apart for the common stock. 

Whenever all cumulative dividends en the preferred stock for all previous years 
shall have been declared and shall have become payable, and the accrued semi- 
annual installments for the current year shall have been declared, and the corpora- 
tion shall have paid such cumulative dividends for previous years and such ac- 
crued semi-annual installments, or shall have set aside from its surplus or net 
profits a sum sufficient for the payment thereof, the board of directors may de- 
clare dividends on the common stock, payable then or thereafter, out of any re- 
maining surplus or net profits. 

The preferred stock shall be subject to redemption at par and unpaid accrued 
dividends at any time after three years from the date of issue thereof, at such 
time or times and in such manner as the board of directors shall determine, and 
such determination shall be final and conclusive. And the board of directors may- 
provide yearly out of the surplus or net profits a sinking fund for the redemption 
of the preferred stock. l'referred stock redeemed and discharged in accordance 
with the foregoing provision shall not be re-issued. 

The corporation shall not mortgage its real property without the consent in 
writing first obtained of the holders of two-thirds in amount of the outstanding pre- 
ferred stock, but this prohibition shall not be construed to apply to the execu- 
tion of any purchase-money mortgage or any other purchase-money lien. 

In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the corporation 
(whether voluntary or involuntary), the holders of the preferred stock shall be 
entitled to be paid in full both the par value of their shares and the unpaid divi- 
dends accrued thereon before any amount shall be paid to the holders of the 
common stock ; and thereafter the remaining assets and funds shall be divided and 
paid to the holders of the common stock according to their respective shares. 

Every share of stock, both preferred and common, shall have equal voting 
powers. 

stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George J. Mathison, Wheeling. W. Va., 10 shares, preferred ; J. M. Ritz, Wheel- 



154 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

ing. W. Va., 10 shares, preferred : E. B. Carney. Wheeling, W. Va., 10 shares, 
preferred; John .1. P. O'Brien, Wheeling. W. Va., Iti shares, preferred; A. L. 
Sawtell, Wheeling, W. Va., 10 shares, preferred. Total number of shares, pre- 
ferred, 50. 

It is hereby expressly declared and provided that this corporation shall have 
power — 

(1) To issue stock or bonds, and negotiate the sale of same, in payment of real 
and personal estate for the use of the corporation, and for its other corporate 
purposes and business, at such price and upon such terms and conditions' as may 
be agreed upon by the owners and the directors and stockholders of the corpora- 
tion, and all stock so issued shall be fully paid and not liable to any further 
call or assessment, and in the absence of actual fraud in the transaction, the valu- 
ation of the property so purchased, shall be conclusive. 

(2) To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire, and to hold, sell, assign, 
transfer, mortgage, pledge or otherwise dispose of the stock, bonds or securities 
of any corporation formed for the purpose of manufacturing or producing any 
articles or material used in the business of this corporation, or dealing in any ar- 
ticles or material manufactured or produced by this corporation, or constructing a 
railroad or other work of internal improvement through or into the county in 
which the principal place of business of this corporation may be. or operating a 
railroad or other work of internal improvement so constructed, and while the 
owner of any such stock to exercise all the rights, powers and privileges of own- 
ership, including the right to vote thereon, and to become surety for or guarantee 
the debts of any such corporation, or in any manner aid it in carrying on its 
business. 

(3) To purchase, lease oi otherwise acquire any and all rights, privileges, 
permits or franchises suitable or convenient for its business or for any of its 
objects or purposes. 

(4) To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, to 
hold, own, use. exercise, develop, operate and introduce, and to sell, assign or 
otherwise dispose of any and all trademarks, trade-names, patents, inventions, 
improvements and processes used in connection with or secured under letters- 
patent or copyright of the United States, or elsewhere, or otherwise, and to pro- 
tect its products by trade-marks, trade-names, or any distinguishing name or 
title. 

(5) To acquire all or any part of the business, property or assets of any per- 
son, firm, association or corporation, and to pay fur the same in cash, slock, 
bonds, or other securities, or otherwise, and to undertake all or any part of the 
liabilities of any such person, firm, association or corporation. 

(6) To remunerate with cash, stock, bonds, or otherwise, any person or corpor- 
ation for services rendered or to be rendered in placing, or assisting to place, 
c«r guaranteeing the placing of any of the shares of its capital stock, or any of 
its bonds or other securities, or in or about its formation or promotion, or in the 
conduct of its business. 

(7) To purchase, hold and re-issue the shares of its capital stock. 

(8) To borrow or raise money without limit as to amount by the issue of or 
upon notes, warrants, bonds, and other negotiable or transferable instruments, or 
otherwise. 

(9) To mortgage or pledge any stocks, bonds or other securities, and any 
property which may "be acquired by it, to secure any bonds or other obligations 
by it issued or incurred : and 

(10) To conduct its business, from time to time, in other states, and in the 
territories. District of Columbia and dependencies of the United States, and iu 
foreign countries, and to have an office or offices therein ; and to hold, purchase, 
mortgage and convey real and personal property in any such state, territory, dis- 
trict, dependency or foreign country, without limit as to amount, but always 
subject to the laws thereof. 

It is hereby expressly declared and provided that the foregoing enumeration 
> : specific powers shall not be held to limit or restrict in any manner the powers 
of the corporation, but that in carrying on its business, or for the purpose of 



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attaining or furthering any of its objects and purposes, the corporation shah 
have power to do any and all other acts and things and to exercise any and all 
other powers which are now or which may hereafter be authorized by law. 

The number of directors of the corporation shall be fixed from time to time 
by the by-laws, but the number shall always be some multiple of three. The 
directors shall be classified with respect to the time for which they shall severally 
hold office by dividing them into three classes, each consisting of one-third of the 
whole number of the board of directors. The directors of the first class shall be 
elected for a term of one year and until their successors are elected and qualified ; 
the directors of the second class for a term of two years and until their suc- 
cessors are elected and qualified : and the directors of the third class for a 
term of three years and until their successors are elected and qualified ; and at 
each annua] election the successors to the class of directors whose forms shall ex- 
pire in that year shall be elected to hold, office for the term of three years, so 
that the term of office of one class of directors shall expire in each year. 

In case of any increase of the number of the directors, the additional directors 
shall be elected by the stockholders at the meeting at which such increase may 
be effected, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and one-third of their number 
shall be elected for the then expired portion of the term of the directors of the 
first class, one-third of their number for the unexpired portion of the term of the 
directors of the second class, and one-third of their number for the unexpired por- 
tion of the term of the directors of the third class, so that each class of direc- 
tors shall be increased equally. 

In case of any vacancy in any class of directors through death, resignation, 
disqualification or other cause, except by removal by the stockholders, the re- 
maining directors, by affirmative vote of a majority of the board, may elect a suc- 
cessor to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the director whoso 
place shall be vacant, and until the election of a successor. 

The by-laws shall prescribe the number of directors necessary to constitute a 
quorum of the board, which number may be less than a majority of the whole 
number of directors. 

The board of directors shall have power, from time to time, to fix and to de- 
termine and to vary the amount of the working capital of the corporation : to de- 
termine whether, and to what extent, any accumulated profits shall be de- 
clared in dividends and paid to the stockholders ; to determine the time or times 
for the declaration and the payment of dividends : and to direct and to determine 
the use and disposition of any surplus or net profits over and above the capital 
stock paid in. 

The board of directors may. before the issue of any new shares of the capital 
stock, determine that the same, or any part thereof, shall be offered in the first 
instance to all of the then stockholders in proportion to the amount of the capital 
stock held by them, or make any other provision as to the issue and allotment 
<-£ the new shares ; but in default of any such determination, or so far as the 
same shall not extend, the new shares may be dealt with as if they formed part 
of the shares in the original capital stock of the corporation. 

The stockholders and directors of this corporation may hold their meetings either 
in or out of the state of West Virginia. 

Any subscriber to the capital stock of this corporation may pay fur the same 
by the transfer and conveyance to the corporation of real or personal property, 
or both, proper or necessary for the uses and purposes of the corporation, upon 
such terms as may be mutually agreed upon. All stuck so issued shall be fully 
paid and not liable to any further call or assessment, and in the absence of 
actual fraud in the transaction, the valuation of the property so transferred and 
conveyed shall be conclusive. 



THE JANTHA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued June 15, 1907; charter expires June l">, 1957. 
Principal office— Pittsburg, Pa. 



156 Charters Issued in 1907. [V, T . Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To prospect, drill, mine for and product petroleum oil and natural gas, 
and to transport the same by pipe line or any other available means or method, 
and market and sell the same. 

i hi To prospect, mine for and produce sold, silver, copper, lead, zinc tin 
and all other valuable minerals and transport the same by tram road, steam 
road or any other available methods, and market and sell the same. 

ic) To refine or manufacture petroleum oil into its several products and to 
transport, pipe, market and sell the same. 

id) To retify. purify, refine and mill gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tin and 
other valuable mineral ores, and for such purposes to erect, maintain and operate 
smelters and stamp and ore refining mills of all kinds. 

(e) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire lands and plantations for gener- 
al farming, grazing, stock and timber purposes, and also for raising and growing 
coffee, rubber and all kinds of grain, fruits and other vegetables indigenous 
to the tropical and temperate zones, and such lands and plantations to work, 
plant, operate, develop and cultivate, and also to sub-divide at pleasure into 
smaller sections and divisions, and the same to dispose of in whole or in 
part. 

i ft To build, buy. lease or otherwise acquire steam, sail, electric tow and 
other boats and barges, and steam, electric and tram roads, for the transporta- 
tion of any of the minerals, timber, stock, fruit, grain or other products mined or 
produced by the company on or from any of its lands or plantations, and also 
of the merchandise, property and freight of others. 

(g) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire water and irrigating rights, and 
build, maintain and operate dams and ditches for the storage and transportation 
of water, and to use, sell or dispose of such water for power or irrigating purposes. 

(h) To generate electricity for use or sale. 

(i) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire water rights of all kinds, and to 
build, maintain and operate dams for the utilization of such water rights and the 
generation of power therefrom for the operation of the company's lands, mines, 
farms, plantations, pipe lines, refineries, smelters, mills, boats and tram roads, and 
for the generation of electricity for use or sale. 

ij) To take and hold rights and franchises for the sale, furnishing and trans- 
portation of natural gas and petroleum and fuel oil. for the construction, mainte- 
nance and operation of steam boats and barges, and of steam and tram roads. 

(k) To take and acquire, either by purchase or otherwise, and afterwards to 
hold and operate petroleum oil and natural gas lands, bases and claims, and gold, 
silver, copper, lead, zinc tin and other mineral mining rights, lands and claims, 
and all such other property, both real, personal and mixed, as the company may 
deem necessary or convenient for the transaction of its corporate business and the 
execution of its corporate powers. 

(1) To take and enter into contracts for the drilling of oil and gas wells, and 
the mining, prospecting and operating of mining claims, and the operation of farm- 
ing, grain, grazing, fruit and plantation lands, and the same to carry out and com- 
plete. 

(in) To take and enter into contracts for the laying, building and construction 
of pipe lines for the transportation of oil or gas. with the pumping or compressor 
stations and all appliances appurtenant thereto, and the same to carry out and 
complete. 

(n) To purchase or otherwise acquire easements and rights of way upon which 
to lay. build, construct and maintain pipe lines for the transportation of oil or gas. 
and also lands upon which to build and construct pumping or compressor stations. 
■ (o) To mortgage, sell or otherwise dispose of tin' whole or any part of the 
mines, mills, pipe lines, easements, rights of way. lands or property of every na- 
ture and kind, real, personal or mixed, which the corporation may acquire. 

(p) To lease tor a term of years, and market, sell and otherwise dispose of any 
or all property, real, personal or mixed, which the corporation may acquire. 



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Capital stuck — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed. 
$5()(i.(i(i : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

B. S. Hare. Pittsburgh, Pa., 100 shares; E. L. Vandermast, Pittsburgh, Pa., 100 
shares; M. R. Chubbuck, Pittsburgh, Pa., loo shares; c. V. Boyer, Pittsburg, Pa., 
100 shares; 11. A. .Marker. Pittsburgh, Pa., 100 shares. Total number of shares, 500, 



TEXEDO PASTIME CLUB.— (Resident..) 

Charier issued June 17. 1907 : charter expires June 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, \V. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
fellows : To promote athletic ideas and encourage social intercourse among its 
members, and to own or rent such club rooms as may be necessary therefor, and to 
manage the same for social purposes and to buy the necessary appointments there- 
for; and to equip the same, and to do all things which may be necessary connected 
with the said club rooms not forbidden by law. and which are attendant upon, or 
ancillary to. the said social club so incorporated. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed. $5.00; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James A. Bennett. Huntington. W. Va.. 1 share; Henry McQueen. Huntington, 
W. Va.. 1 share: B. H. Hayes. Huntington. W. Va., 1 share; C. W. Starr, Hunting- 
ton, W. Va.. 1 share ; William £wann. Huntington, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



BONANZA COAL COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June "17. 1907 : charter expires June 17, 1057. 

Principal office —Charleston. YV. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire and own in fee-simple or other estate, and to lease 
and develop and operate lands containing coal, iron, stone and other minerals or 
oil or gas or having timber thereon, and all other kinds of land ; to mine, buy and 
set! coal or ether minerals, oil or gas: to manufacture, ship and sell coke; to 
mine, ship and sell inn ore or any other mineral ; to cut, manufacture and Saw 
lumber ; to manufacture, buy and sell any and all products which may be produced 
from coal, iron or other minerals or from timber: to purchase, acquire, operate 
and own tram-roads, steamboats, barges, wharves, docks, railroad and timber cars, 
and any and all transportation facilities ; to engage in and carry on a general 
merchand*is< business : to engage in and carry on a general saw-mill, coal mining 
or other industrial business, and to carry on any other business necessary, proper, 
useful or incidental to any of the foregoing purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500. do : paid in. $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock- 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. 0. Dickinson. Charleston, YV. Va.. 1 share: James F. Brown. Charleston. \Y. 
Va., 1 share: L. M. Peck. Lewisburg, YV. Va., 1 share; J. A- Wood. Mucklow, W. 
Va.. 1 share; Angus W. McDonald, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



PITTSBURGH STEEL SUPPLY COMPANY. — (Non-Resident, i 

Charter issued June 17. 1907 : charter expires June 10, 1957. 
Principal office — Pittsburg, Pa. 



158 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To buy and sell iron, or steel, or other metals, supplies or materials either 
for itself or as a representative of another dealer or manufacturer, and 

(2) To enter into, make and perform contracts of every kind with any person, 
Arm, association or corporation, municipality, body politic, county, territory, state 
or government, and 

(3) To do any or all of the things herein set forth to the same extent as 
natural persons might or could do and in any part of the world, as principals, 
agents, contractors, trustees, or otherwise, and either alone or in company with 
others. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$50.00; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. M. B. Hoff, 367 Frick Annex, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share ; .T. B. Guthrie, 367 Prick 
Annex, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share ; A. E. Pearce, 367 Frick Annex, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 
share; L. E. Haley, 367 Frick Annex, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; L. F. Catter, 90S 
Frick Bldg., Pitsburg, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



VALLEY RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY.— ( Resident.) 

Charter issued June 19, 1907; charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Mill Creek, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence 
at or near Mill Creek, in the County of Randolph, and State of West Virginia, 
and will run thence by the most practicable route to a point at or near Clover 
Lick, in the County of Pocahontas, and State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John G. Hoffman, Jr., Wheeling, West Va., 10 shares ; Frank C. Hoffmann, 
Wheeling. W. Va., 10 shares; Lewis E. Shull, Mill Creek, W. Va., 10 shares; S. 
Kevin Hench, York, Pa., 10 shares ; W. A. Dromgold, York, Pa., 10 shares. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



THE FIRST CATHOLIC GYMNASTIC SLOVAK SOCIETY SOKOL OF BENWOOD, 
WEST VIRGINIA. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 19, 1907 ; charter expires June 19, 1957. 
Principal office — Benwood, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To organize a fraternal society, and by the collection of monthly dues, to 
accumulate a fund £or the purpose of assisting its members by the payment of 
sick benefits during the time they are incapacitated from following their usual 
avocations, and also for the payment of expenses of the funeral of deceased mem- 
bers. 

(2) The non-partisan promotion of the social advancement of its members, and 
to provide suitable meeting place, where the members of said society can meet, 
and to do and perferm all other acts and things necessary to carry out the pur- 
poses for which said association has been formed, not inconsistent with the laws 
cf this State, or of the Constitution of this State or of the United States. 

(3) The said association shall have a board of three trustees, who shall be 
elected annually by the members at a meeting called for that purpose after public 
notice shall be given. The trustees shall elect from their own membership a 



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president, treasurer and secretary, and such other officers as may be necessary to 
carry out the purposes of the association. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50.00: par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, $10.00; 
paid in, $10.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Michael Durida, Benwood, W. Va., 2 shares; Michael Gaydosh, Wheeling, W. Va., 
2 shares ; Joseph G. Shinock, Benwood, W. Va., 2 shares ; Ladislau Yanak, Ben- 
wcod, W. Va., 2 shares ; Emrich Vizvary. Benwood, W. Va., 2 shares. Total num- 
ber of shares, 10. 



UNITED COAL TRACT COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued June 20, 1907 ; charter expires June 20, 1957. 

Principal office — Philadelpbia, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows . To acquire by purchase or otherwise and to develop any lands contain- 
in', coal or iron ..■ other ores or minerals and any wood lands or other lands for 
any purpose of the Company and to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the same. 

To work, prospect or develop mines and mineral lands of every nature and descrip- 
tion ; to smeit. refine, dress, amalgamate and prepare for market, ores, metals and 
mineral substances of all kinds ; to manufacture iron, steel, coke, gas, lumber and 
ether materials and all oi.' any articles consisting of iron, steel, coal or other 
materials and any of the products thereof ; to buy, sell or otherwise to deal or 
traffic in coal, coke, ores, wood, lumber or other materials, and any of the products 
thereof and any articles consisting or partly consisting thereof. 

To do everything that may be necessary or proper in the conduct of its busi- 
ness in the way of developing, prospecting, locating, acquiring, buying, selling and 
leasing coal and mineral lands of every nature and description ; to have one or 
more offices, to carry on all or any part of its operations and business and to hold, 
purchase, mortgage, lease, and convey real and personal property and to conduct 
its business in any state or territory of the United States and in any foreign coun- 
try or place, subject always to the laws thereof, but nothing herein set forth shall 
be construed to authorize the corporation to engage in the business of purchasing 
land and reselling the same for profit. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $300,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George E. Holmes, Camden, New Jersey, 2 shares ; Edgar E. McWhiney, 839 
North 41st street, Philadelphia, Pa., 2 shares ; Frank A. Kuntz, Camden, New Jersey, 
2 shares: Joseph P. Murray, 1305 Federal street, Philadelphia, Pa., 2 shares; 
Ralph C. Busser, Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pa., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 
10. 

In furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred by statute, the 
stockholders and Board of Directors are expressly authorized to hold their meet- 
ings, to have one or more offices and to Ueep the books of the company within or 
without the State of West Virginia, at such places as may be from time to time 
designated by them. 

The corporation shall have power to borrow or raise money without limit as to 
amount by the : ssue of or opon warrants, bonds, debentures, and other negotiable 
or transferable instruments, or otherwise, and pursuant to the affirmative vote of 
the holders of at least sixty per centum (60%) of the stock issued and outstanding 
it shall have power to dispose of its property and assets as an entirety. 

The company may use and apply its surplus earnings or accumulated profits to 
the purcdiase or acquisition of property, and to the purchase or acquisition of its 
own capital stock from time to time, to such extent and in such manner, and upon 
such terms as its Board of Directors shall determine; and neither the property 
nor the capital stock so purchased and acquired shall be regarded as profits for the 



ICO Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

purpose of declaration or payment of dividends, unless otherwise determined by 
a majority of the Board of Directors. 



HAYWOOD COAL MINING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter Issued June 20. 1907 : charter expires June 20. 1957. 
Principal office — Fairmont. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. Fur manufacturing and mining purposes, which purposes shall include : 

(a) The mining of coal, the manufacture of coke and its by-products, and all 
things incident thereto, including the building of coke ovens, by-product plants, 
factories, proper plants and machinery for the mining of coal, either by drift or 
by shaft : the building of tipples, incline planes, drum houses ; the installation of 
machinery, electrical or otherwise, power plants and all other structures, machinery 
and equipment of all kinds or character whatsoever, incident to the above, or anv 
other purposes herein specified. 

(In The drilling for gas or oil: the erection of derricks, tanks, pipe lines, 
power plants, and the installation of machinery and equipment of all kinds and 
character, incident to or in any way connected therewith, including the transpor- 
tation thereof. 

(cl To own. buy and sell timber, standing or cut, and to manufacture the 
same into lumber, staves and other products; and to sell and dispose of the same, 
including the erection of saw mills, planing mills, and other factories for the manu- 
facture of timber and other articles, the p<|iiipment of same with proper machinery, 
and any and all other matters incident to the ownership, purchase and sale of 
timber, and the manufacture of same. 

(d) To mine any other minerals, and to manufacture any other articles of 
commerce. 

(e) To buy, sell and generally to deal in any of the above natural or manu- 
factured articles or products. 

2. To construct and maintain lines of telegraph and telephones, and to equip 
and operate same. 

3. To construct and maintain pipe lines for the transportation of oils, natural 
gas, or other products. 

4. For organizing and operating subsidiary associations or companies for any 
of the purposes herein contained, and for conducting the business pertaining there- 
to. 

5. For building, purchasing, owning, selling, equipping, maintaining and operat- 
ing railroads, railways, electric lines and other works of internal improvement. 

6 For conducting a general merchandise business, including the building, leas- 
ing, buying and selling of store rooms and ware houses for this purpose, and sale 
of goods and merchandise, and all other purposes incident thereto. 

7. For leasing, letting, buying, selling, operating and developing coal and tim- 
ber and agricultural lands; owning, controlling and managing the same; and for 
dealing in the same, or the products thereof. 

8. For issuing bonds, notes or other obligations, and for securipg the same 
in any manner deemed expendient and proper : and for purchasing, acquiring, hold- 
ing, selling, transferring, assigning and conveying in any manner allowed by law, 
its own stock, bonds or other securities, or the stock, bonds and securities of other 
companies, associations, partnerships or individuals. 

9. To do any and all other matters and things in connection with or separate 
from the objects and purposes above set out, authorized by law. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $75,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names. postofRce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harrison B. Smith. Charleston, W. Ya.. 1 share: C. W. Cibbs, Charleston. W. 
Va.. 1 share; J. Edmund Price, Charleston, \Y. Ya., 1 share; R. M. Price. Charles- 



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tun. W. Va., 1 share : It. I'. Flournoy. Charleston, \Y. Va., 1 share Total number 
of shares-. 5. 



RAIL & RIVER COAL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident. > 

Charter issued June 21, 1007: charter expires June 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburg. Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Mining- and producing coal and other minerals, the manufacture of the same, 
mining, quarrying, excavating, buying, selling, shipping and transporting the same 
to market in crude or manufactured form, acquiring, holding, and disposing of coal 
or coal lands by sale, lease or otherwise, and opening and working the same ; with 
power to erect, construct, purchase, lease or own such buildings, dwellings, ma- 
chinery- or other appliances of whatever nature, necessary and convenient in con- 
ducting the said business ; locating, developing and owning lands for one or more 
town sites in connection with above operations, and laying out said town sites 
and selling lots and building, constructing and erecting houses, and all public utili 
ties for the development of said town sites and towns, and 'the supply of the 
inhabitants with any and all public utilities, and generally, without being limited 
by the above enumeration of powers, to do any and all things necessary, conven- 
ient or related to the operation of coal mines, manufacture of products in which 
coal is used either as a raw material or as fuel, transporting said coal or manu- 
factured products to market by land or water, and the promotion, development 
and exploitation of town sites and every activity tending to the successful building 
tip and making habitable and desirable for residence such town sites. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $2,000,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

EL D. Montgomery, Pittsburg, Pa., 2 shares ; C. B. Pritchard. Pittsburg, 2 shares ; 
E. Sunstein, Allegheny, Pa., 2 shares ; S. Leo Ruslander. Pittsburg, Pa., 2 shares ; 
I'. C. Williams, Pittsburg, Pa., 2 shares. Total number of shares, in. 



SUMMIT CITY LAUNDRY. — (Resident.) 

• 'barter issued June 21. 1007; charter expires June 1. 1957. 

Principal office — Bluefield, W, Va. 

Purposes — The object and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For conducting and operating a steam laundry, and doing all things ordi- 
narily incident to such a business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $25,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed. 
$5,000.00; paid in, $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

P. J. Kelley. Bluefield. W. Va., 10 shares; M. H. Kelley. Giatts, W. Va.. 10 
shares ; B. A. Heller, Bluefield, W. Va.. 10 shares ; Thomas E. Peery, Bluefield, 
\\ . Va., 1(» shares; S. H. Jolliffe. Bluefield, W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of 
shares. 50. 



RIPLEY CREAMERY COMPANY.— (Resident. ) 

Charter issued, June 21, 1907; charter expires, June 21, 1057. 

Principal office — Rip'ey, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the manufacture and sale of butter, cheese and the usual products 
«>f a creamery. 



162 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 



Capital ' stock — Authorized, $3,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$700.00 ; paid in. $300.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. Robinson, Ripley, W. Va., 4 shares ; C. C. Staats, Ripley, W. Va., 4 shares ; 
W. H. O'Brien, Ripley, W. Va., 2 shares; D. F. Hyre, Ripley, W. Va., 21 shares; 
Beat Frey, Ripley, W. Va., 1 shares ; E. L. Cross, Ripley, W. Va., 1 shares. Total 
number of shares, 14. 



SHUMATE CLOTHING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 21, 1907 ; charter expires, June 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Bluefleld, W. Va. 

Purposes — -The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell at retail and wholesale, all kinds of merchandise, and to 
do a general merchantile business, and to own and hold real estate necessary for 
the conduct of said business, and to do all other things necessary and incident 
thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. B. Shelton, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share; E. M. McCulloch, Bluefleld, W. Va., t 
share ; G. E. Shumate, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share ; J. W. Thornton, Bluefleld, W. Va., 
S. A. Shelton, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



BIG SUPPLY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 21, 1907 ; charter expires, June 20, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To buy and sell at wholesale and retail goods, wares and merchandise 
of all kinds and all products and commodities natural and manufactured ; to con- 
duct one or more stores and establishments for the purposes aforesaid, and to 
establish and conduct branch stores ; and in general, to carry on a general mer- 
chandising business ; and further to transport goods, wares, merchandise and other 
produce and commodities for hire and otherwise, and maintain means and facilities 
therefor ; and to do any and all things appertaining thereto, with all other things 
incidental or permitted by law to such corporations. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. S. Horan, Charleston, \V. Va., 1 share ; J. F. Brown, Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share ; Geo. S. Couch, Jr., Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; V. L. Black, Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share ; Angus W. McDonald, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



ORVIS SMOKE CONTROLLER COMPANY.— (NonrResident.) 

Charter issued, June 21, 1907 ; charter expires, June 21, 1957. 

Principal office — New York City, N. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To purchase, acquire, hold, develop, use, sell, dispose of, and own in- 
ventions, improvements, privileges, secret processes, patents, patent rights, and 
applications for patents, relating either to the control of smoke and the economy 



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of fuel, or to any other matter or thing ; to manufacture, buy, vend, sell, deal in, al- 
ter, hold, own, use, mortgage, exchange, and license others to manufacture, vend, sell 
and deal in, boilers, furnaces, grates, fittings, engines, machinery of every and any 
kind, stoves, ovens, hardware of every nature, and all kinds of mechanical tools, 
apparatus, instruments and appliances, including apparatus for the control of 
smoke and the economy of fuel ; to purchase, acquire, hold, own, sell, mine and deal 
in and deal with coal or engage in any other business or businesses which may be in- 
cidental to any of the aforesaid objects ; to purchase, lease, hold or otherwise ac- 
quire real and personal property improved and unimproved, of every kind and des- 
cription, and lands and buildings, in any part of the United States, for the erec- 
tion and establishment of a manufactury or manufacturies and workshops with a 
suitable plant, engines and machinery, with a view to manufacturing, purchasing, 
selling or otherwise dealing in, any or all of the businesses hereinbefore mentioned 
in these objects ; to sell, dispose of, lease, convey and mortgage said property or any 
part thereof ; to acquire, hold,' lease, maintain, operate, develop, control, erect, 
construct, reconstruct and purchase, warehouses, mills, shops, factories, plants, 
rights, licenses, and easements, and all other things which may at any time be 
necessary or convenient in the judgment of the Board of Directors for the purposes 
of the Company ; to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire any business now being 
carried on in any part of the United States for the manufacture of any or all of the 
things hereinbefore stated in these objects ; and to do any and all of the business 
above set forth to the same extent as a natural person might or could do. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $20.00 ; subscribed, 
$100.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Orel D. Orvis, 23 Park Row, Manhattan Borough, New York City, 1 share : 
Malcolm Baxter, Jr., 17 Battery Place, Manhattan Borough, New York City, 1 
share ; George M. Bowlby, Somerville, New Jersey, 1 share ; Henry W. Holly, 1 
Broadway, Manhattan Borough, New York City, 1 share ; John H. Hill, 1 Broad- 
way, Manhattan Borough, New York City, 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



DAILY TELEGRAPH PRINTING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 21. 1007 ; charter expires, June 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Bluefleld, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To publish and print newspapers, do a general printing business and own 
and hold real estate necessary and incident thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. I. Shott, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share; C. O. Stahlman, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 
share ; M. K. Shott, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share ; Harold A. Ritz, Bluefleld, W. Va., 
1 share ; J. D. Shott, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



BLACK BAND COAL RAILROAD COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 21, 1007: charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. * 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence at or near 
the mouth of Brier Creek of Big Coal River at a point on the line of the Coal 
River Railway Company in the County of Kanawha and the State of West Virginia 
and run thence by the most practicable route to a point at or near the mouth 
of Davis Creek on Kanawha River, in the county of Kanawha and the State of 
West Virginia. 



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Capital stock— Authorized, $50,000.00: par vain,- shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. Fontaine Broun, Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share: R. G. Linn, Charleston. W. Va.. 
I share; Robert Linn, Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share: John C. Donnally, Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share: Joseph Ruffner, Charleston. YV. Va.. 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



ELK MILLING AND PRODUCE CO. — ( Resident.) 

Charter issued June 24. 1007; charter expires June 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing grain products, buying and soiling grain and produce of 
all kinds, manufacturing and selling ice : buying and selling coal, coke and other 
fuels, also bricks, cement, iron, steel, and other kinds of building materials, engag- 
ing in cold storage, general merchandise, and general manufacturing and owning 
and leasing real estate for the purposes of carrying on the various businesses 
authorized by its charter. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000,00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed. 
$500.00 : paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James Kay, Charleston. W. Va.. 1 share : Jackson Carr. Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share; Leroy Swinburn, Charleston. W. Va.. 1 share: YV. S. Holmes, Charleston. 
YV Va.. 1 share ; J. F. Bouchelle, Charleston. YV. Va.. 1 share. — Total number of 
shares, 5. 



OHIO CEMENT COMPANY. — t Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued June 24. 1907: charter expires June 24. 19.~>7. 

Principal office — Charleston. YY'. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The mining of coal, shale, marl, lime-stone, minerals, rock or any other 
natural substances ; the reduction and refining of the same and the manufacture 
of articles and commodities therefrom : the transportation, buying and selling of 
any such commodities : the buying, selling and owning of lands and real estate out- 
side of the State of West Virginia necessary for the use of the corporation ; the 
buying, selling and manufacture of Portland Cement ; erecting, buying, selling 
and operating one or more factories for the manufacture of such cement and all 
materials and supplies which enter into the manufacture and production of the 
same ; the packing, shipping and transportation of the same : the subscription to. 
purchase of or acquisition in any otherwise and the holding with the same rights 
of ownership therein as may be permitted to natural persons, the shares of capital 
stock, bonds and obligations in any corporation organized under the laws of any 
state, territory, district or colony of the L'nited States or of any foreign country 
for the purposes or .any of the purposes for which this corporation is organized and 
also the selling of any such stuck, bonds or obligations. 

The use oL the funds, property and assets of this corporation (The Ohio 
Cement CompBiy) in erecting and equiping factories od, sinking mines on aDd other 
wise improving the property of any such other corporation, the stock, bonds 
or obligations of which this corporation may subscribe to. purchase or acquire 
and in carrying out the purpose or purposes of any such other corporation ; the 
holding tor investment or other use. the selling or disposing of any stock, 
bonds or other obligations of any such other corporation : the aiding in any 
manner any corporation whose stock, bonds or other obligations are held by this 
corporation anil the doing of any other acts and things for the preservation, pro- 
tection, improvement or enhancement of the value of any such stocks, bonds or 



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other obligations and the doing of any acts or things designed for any such pur- 
pose : and while the owner of any such stocks, bonds or other obligations the 
exercising of all rights, powers and privileges of ownership thereof and the 
exercising of any and all voting powers thereon. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $4,500,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Arthur E. Johnson, Detroit, Mich.. 1 share preferred ; Frederick A Lehman, 
Detroit, Mich.. 1 share preferred ; Fred M. Yokom, Detroit, Mich., 1 share prefer- 
red ; Edward Gay Wasey, Detroit. Mich., 1 share preferred; Charles H. Hatch, 
Detroit. Mich., 1 share preferred. Total number of shares 5. 

The holders of said preferred stock shall be entitled to receive out of the net 
profits of the corporation, dividends at the rate of seven per cent, per annum. Such 
dividends on each share of preferred stock shall be computed from the date of its 
first issue and be payable on the first days of January and July in each year be- 
fore any dividends shall be set aside or paid on the common stock. The dividends 
upon the preferred stock shall be cumulative so that if, at any of the dates above 
mentioned, such net profits at the time appropriated to dividends, shall not be 
sufficient to pay dividends at the rate aforesaid, upon all of said preferred stock 
at the time issued and outstanding, the deficiency shall be payable subsequently 
before any dividends are set apart or paid on the common stock. In case of 
liquidation or dissolution of the corporation, the holders of perferred stock shall be 
entitled to be paid in full both the principal of such stock and the accrued 
dividend charge before any amount is paid to the holders of common stock. The 
holders of common stock shall be entitled to receive all money at any time appro- 
priated to dividends after all of the aforesaid cumulative dividends on the 
preferred stock, accrued and unpaid, at the time of making any such appropriation, 
shall have been paid or money for such payments set aside. This corporation may 
purchase and. retire the preferred stock or any portion thereof at any time after 
the first day of July, A. D. 1912, by paying the holder or holders thereof the par 
value and ten per cent, in additional thereto together with all dividends to which 
the same may be entitled up to the date of such purchase and retirement. 



TYLER BRICK AND TILE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 25, 1907 ; charter expires January 1, 1957. 

Principal office Middlebourne, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture and sell brick and tile, and to purchase and hold real 
estate necessary for said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100,00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. W. Grim, Middlebourne, W. Va., 20 ; D. Hickman. Middlebourne, W. Va., 10 
shares ; J. E. Sellers, Middlebourne. W. Va., 10 shares : Jno. F. Shore, Clarksburg, 
W. Va., 10 shares ; J. G. Mayfield. Middlebourne, W. Va., 10 shares ; W. E. Kirch- 
ner, Middlebourne, W. Va., 10 shares ; J. W. Swan, Middlebourne, W. Va., i0 
shares; F. R. Hickman, Middlebourne, W. Va., 10 shares; O. M. Sellers, Middle- 
bourne, W. Va.. 10 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



JENNINGS MINES' COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued, June 26, 1907 ; charter expires, June 26, 1957. 
Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, lease, mortgage, let and sub-let ore lands, property and 



166 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

territory, mine upon, develop and improve said lands, property and territory for 
all kinds of ores and minerals and to buy, sell, produce and trade in all kinds of 
ores and minerals ; to build, construct, hold, own, lease, purchase, mortgage, let, 
sub-let, sell, assign and convey refineries, smelters and any other kind of plant or 
plants as may be necessary or convenient for the proper, efficient and successful 
conduct of the above mentioned business and of its branches ; and to build and con*- 
struct roads, tramways or other kinds of transportation for the ores and minerals 
produced by said company or purchased for or dealt in by it, and generally to 
have and exercise any and all power, rights and authority in connection with the 
said businesses or in any manner incident thereto, which any firm or co-partner- 
ship could lawfully have and exercise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $1,000,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. D. Montgomery, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 shares; Chas. B. Prichard, Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 2 shares ; E. Sunstien, Allegheny, Pa., 2 shares ; John D. Meyer, Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 2 shares; P. C. Williams, Pittsburg, Pa., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



JENNINGS OIL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 26, 1907 ; charter expires, June 26, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, lease, mortgage, let and sub-let oil and gas territory, mine 
develop and improve said territory for oil and gas and other minerals ; to buy, 
sell, produce and trade in oil, gas and other minerals ; to build, construct, hold, 
own, lease, purchase, mortgage, let, sub-let, sell, assign and convey, refineries and 
such real estate, buildings, factories, patents and patent rights, trade-marks, copy- 
rights, improved methods, processes and plants as may be necessary or convenient 
for the proper, efficient and successful conduct of the above mentioned business 
or businesses ; and to build and construct pipe-lines or other kinds of transporta- 
tion for the oil, gas and other minerals produced by said company or acquired by 
it, and generally to have and exercise any and all power, rights and authority in 
connection with the oil and gas business or in any manner incident thereto which 
any firm or co-partnership could lawfully have and exercise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $250,000.00; par value share, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. D. Montgomery, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 shares ; Chas. B. Prichard, Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 2 shares ; E. Sunstein, Allegheny, Pa., 2 shares ; John D. Meyer, Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 2 shares ; P. C. Williams, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



JENNINGS PRODUCING COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 26, 1907 ; charter expires, June 26, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, lease, mortgage, let and sub-let oil and gas territory, mine 
upon, develop and improve said territory for oil and gas and other minerals ; to 
buy, sell, produce and trade in oil, gas and other minerals ; to build, construct, 
hold, own, lease, purchase, mortgage, let, sub-let, sell, assign and convey, refineries 
and such real estate, buildings, factories, patents and patent rights, trade-marks, 
copy-rights, improved methods, processes and plants as may be necessary or con- 
venient for the proper, efficient and successful conduct of the above mentioned 
business or businesses ; and to build and construct pipe-lines or other kinds of 
transportation for the oil, gas and other minerals produced by said company or 



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acquired by it, and generally to have and exercise any and all power, rights and 
authority in connection with the oil and gas business or in any manner incident 
thereto which any firm or co-partnership could lawfully have and exercise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postpffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. D. Montgomery, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2 shares ; Chas. B. Prichard, Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 2 shares; E. Sunstein, Allegheny, Pa., 2 shares; John D. Meyer, Pittsburg, Pa., 
2 shares ; P. C. Williams, Pittsburg, Pa., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



HOMER ROBERTS TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, June 26, 1907 ; charter expires, June 26, 1957. 
Principal office — Chicago, 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To manufacture, purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, own, mortgage, 
pledge, sell, assign or otherwise dispose of, invest, trade, deal in, and handle tele- 
phone and electrical apparatus and supplies of whatsoever kind and description. 

(2) To carry on the business of contracting and consulting engineering in all 
its branches. 

(3) To adopt, register, purchase, or otherwise acquire, to hold, own and use, 
■and to sell, assign, grant rights under, or otherwise dispose of any and all trade- 
marks, trade names, and distinctive marks, formulae, secret processes, copyrights, 
prints, labels and other rights used in connection with the business of this corpora- 
tion, or which the corporation may think calculated directly or indirectly to aid 
in such business. 

(4) To purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire, and to hold, own, use, operate, 
promote, and otherwise turn to account, and to sell, assign, grant rights thereunder, 
or otherwise dispose of any and all inventions, patented or otherwise, in the 
United States and elsewhere throughout the world, pertaining to the business of 
the said corporation or any of the branches thereof. 

(5) To purchase, take, own, hold, deal in, mortgage or otherwise lien, and to 
lease, sell, exchange, transfer, or in any wise dispose of, real property within or 
without the State of West Virginia to any extent conformable to the laws of West 
Virginia, and to lay out, plot, or in any wise divide any or all such land into 
villages, towns or cities, in so far as may be conformable to law ; said corpora- 
tion, however, not to hold land in West Virginia in excess of ten thousand (10,000) 
acres. 

(6) To manufacture, purchase, or otherwise acquire in any lawful manner, 
and to hold, own, mortgage, pledge, sell, transfer, or in any wise dispose of, and 
to deal generally in goods, wares and merchandise, and personal property of every 
class and description, and in any part of the world. 

(7) To acquire the good will, trade names, and other rights and property, and 
to assume the whole or any part of the assets or liabilities, of any person, firm, 
.association or corporation, in any part of the world, to pay for the same, in whole 
or in part, in cash or in the stocks, bonds, or other securities of this corporation, 
or otherwise, to conduct in any lawful manner the whole or any part of any 
business so acquired, and to exercise any or all of the powers necessary or con- 
venient in or about the conduct of said business, and to sell, lease, or in any man- 
ner dispose of, the whole or any part of the property so purchased. 

(8) To enter into, make and perform contracts of any kind, for any lawful 
purpose with any person, firm, association, corporation, municipality, body politic, 
county, territory, state or gevernment, wherever situated ; and to draw, make, 
accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue promissory notes, bills of exchange, 
warrants, bonds, debentures, and other negotiable instruments, and evidences of 
indebtedness, whether secured by mortgages or otherwise, as well as to secure 
.the same by mortgage or otherwise. 



1G8 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va„ 

(9) To borrow money in any amount, not exceeding the amount of the capital 
stock of this corporation, within or without the state, and to secure the same by 
the issue of bonds, warrants, debentures, and any other instruments, negotiable or 
otherwise. 

(10) In pursuance of the authority of a stockholder's vote to that effect, to 
subscribe for. purchase, hold for investment, or otherwise to use, to sell, assign, 
transfer, pledge, mortgage, or otherwise acquire or dispose of the shares of capital 
stock, or bonds, securities or other evidences of indebtedness, created by any other 
corporation or corporations either of this, or of any other state, territory or gov- 
ernment, and while owner of such stock to exercise all the rights, powers, and privi- 
leges of ownership, including the right to vote thereon, to th* same e'xtent as 
natural persons might do. 

(11) To purchase, hold, re-issue, sell, or extinguish the shares of its own 
capital stock. 

(12) To conduct its business in this state and any part of the world. 

(13) To do all and everything necessary, suitable or convenient or proper for 
the accomplishment of any of the purposes, or the attainment of any one or 
more of the objects, herein enumerated or incidental to the powers herein named, 
or which shall at any time appear conducive or expedient for the protection or 
benefit of the corporation, either as holder of, or interested in. any property or 
otherwise, with all the powers now or hereafter conferred by the laws of the 
State of West Virginia upon corporations. 

(14) No power or privilege given in any article or section of these articles of 
incorporation shall be construed to be in any wise a limitation or any other power 
or privilege given in any other article or section, unless expressly so stated, or 
necessarily implied, nor shall any power or privilege herein given be construed as 
in any wise a limitation on any of the powers or privileges given by the laws of 
the State of West Virginia. 

But nothing herein set forth is to be construed to authorize the formation or 
conducting or operation of an insurance company, safe deposit or trust company, 
bank or railroad. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed,. 
$600.00 ; paid in, $60.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Joseph C. Belden, 194 Michigan St., Chicago, 111., 1 share ; Nellie A. Maroney, 
281 E. Ontario St., Chicago, 111., 1 share ; Andrew F. Rosenberger, 1703 Melrose- 
St., Chicago, 111., 1 share; Albert H. Grass, 1240 Monadnock, Chicago, 111., 1 share; 
Frank D. Belknap, 1240 Monadnock, Chicago, 111., 1 share ; E. L. Whitney, Charles- 
ton, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 6. 

(1) The capital stock of this corporation shall be divided into FOUR THOU- 
SAND (4000) shares of Common stock and ONE THOUSAND (1000) shares of 
Preferred stock. 

(2) The Board of Directors by and with the consent of a majority of the out- 
standing stock, shall determine upon what terms and conditions said Preferred 1 
stock shall be issued. 

(3) Any or all Preferred stock issued may be converted into Common stock 
according to the terms and conditions upon which said Preferred stock shall have 
been issued. 

(1) Directors and officers of this corporation may be either residents or non- 
residents of the State of West Virginia. 

(2) The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more 
than nine (9) members, the number to be fixed by the by-laws. 

(3) Stockholders' meetings and directors' meetings may be held both within 
or without the State of West Virginia, the time, place and manner of calling such 
meetings to be fixed by the by-laws. , 

(4) The books of this corporation may be kept without the State of West Vir- 
ginia, in the discretion of the Board of Directors. 

(5) The corporation may have one or more offices outside of the State of West 
Virginia. 



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<<;i Xo stock of this corporation shall be sold except by authority of a resolu- 
tion, passed by a three-fourths (%) vote of all outstanding stock. 

(7( No bonds or mortgage securities of this corporation shall be issued except 
on authorization of a three-fourths ( % ) vote of all outstanding stock. 



HUNTINGTON MINING & MANUFACTURING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued June 27, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1945. 

Principal office Huntington. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of mining for, producing and selling sand, gravel, coal, 
salt and oil. and all other purposes incident to or connected with said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $15,000.00; par value chares, $100.OO; subscribed,. 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James Fagen, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; Blair 1'. Wilson, Huntington, W. Va., 
1 share ; Thomas McKay Hayes, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; Z. T. Vinson, 
Huntington, YV. Va., 1 share A. E. Bush, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



THE SUTTON STAVE AND LUMBER . COMrANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires January 1, 1935. 

Principal office — Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as. 
follows : To carry on and engage in the buying, manufacturing and selling of all 
kinds of staves and stave timber, and the handling of all kinds of lumber ; the 
manufacturing of timber into the finished product ; and the right to own and 
operate stave mills, saw mills, and planing mills ; to buy and sell timber lands ; 
to own real estate and dispose of the same ; to carry on a general mercantile 
business, and for all the usual and necessary business transacted with reference 
to all the foregoing. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; Subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John D. Sutton, Sutton, W. Va.. 1 share ; Alexander Parks, Martinsburg. W. 
Va., 1 shares; John X. Parks, Martinsburg, W. Va., 1 share; F. O. Sutton, 
Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; J. C. Remage, Sutton, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



THE LOGAN CARRIAGE COMPAXY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To do a general manufacturing business, build and repair carriages, 
buggies, wagons, harness, automobiles, bicycles and in fact all kinds and character, 
of vehicles, street cars, motor cars, railroad cars, etc., and to trade ana deal in 
real estate, stocks, bonds, horses, cattle and merchandise of all kinds and char- 
acter; to hold real estate either in Parkersburg or elsewhere or coal and oil leases. 
and options ; drill water, gas or water wells and own or sell ths same. But the 
said corporation shall not own more' than ten thousand acres of real estate in 
the state of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 



170 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shades of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Thomas Logan. Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share : Henry Logan, Parkersburg, W. 
Va., 1 share; Samuel Logan, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share; Thomas Page, 
Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Henry Hoffman, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



VALLEY PRINTING COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1957. , 

Principal office — New Martinsville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
•follows : 

(1) To publish and distribute newspapers, periodicals, circulars, books and 
other printed matter. 

(2) To conduct a general job printing, lithographing, stereotyping, engraving, 
copper plate printing and book binding business. 

i :i ) To buy, manufacture and sell at wholesale and retail books, stationery, 
blank books and supplies. 

1 4) To buy, manufacture and sell rubber and metal stamps, seals, stencils, etc. 

(5) And generally to conduct a newspaper, publishing, manufacturing and 
general mercantile business, and doing all things incident to the carrying on or 
conduct of said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $3,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, $5,- 
•000.00: paid in, $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Grif Alexander. New Martinsville, W. Va.. 190 shares ; G. S. Snodgrass, New 
Martinsville, W. Va., 120 shares; R. L. Pemberton, St. Marys, W. Va., 95 shares; 
L. S. Hall, New Martinsville, W. Va., 4S shares; Sarah J. Hall, New Martinsville, 
W. Va., 47 shares. Total number of shares, 500. 



WHEELING AUTOMOBILE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
-follows : The manufacture, buying, selling and dealing in automobiles and other 
vehicles ; and the conducting a general automobile livery and garage. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; su:»scribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jason C. Stamp, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share : A.' A. Wheat, Wheeling, AY. Va., 
1 share; W. C. Handlan, Wheeling, W. Va.. 1 share; B. F. Garver, Wheeling, W. 
Va., 1 share; J. O. Me'rriman, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



THE VENSEL CO.— < Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1. 1907; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this coi ^oration is formed are as 
follows : 

To purchase, hold and sell real estate, and to make improvements thereon ; to 
lease real estate and make lease therof. 

To conduct and carry on a general apartment store, and branch stores and 



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agencies thereto, for the sale of all kinds of furniture, and all classes of goods, 
wares and merchandise, used to fit out, and furnish store rooms, offices and homes. 

To do all other things necessary and incidental to the proper achievement of 
the above objects. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
■$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofHce address, and the number of shares of stock 
•subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. Ed. Vensel, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; A. Vensel, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; 
J. L. Murphy, Benwood, W. Va., 1 share ; Joseph A. Murphy, Benwood, W. Va., 
1 share ; L. A. Reymann, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE ELKINS CITY HOSPITAL.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires June 4, 1957. 

Principal office — Elkins, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of establishing, maintaining and operating a hospital 
for the care and treatment of persons sick, diseased or injured ; to provide and 
give medical or surgical aid and treatment to persons sick, diseased or injured ; 
to provide nurses and attendants to nurse and care for persons treated in said 
hospital : to establish, maintain and run a training school for the training of 
nurses to care for -persons sick, diseased or injured, and to grant diplomas to such 
as have completed the required course and training, and have proven themselves 
qualified in that profession ; and to rent, lease or purchase such real estate and 
buildings as may be necessary or convenient for said purposes, but in no case to 
exceed 20 acres of land. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,300.00; paid in, $1,300.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. S. Bosworth, Elkins, W. Va., 1 share ; H. W. Daniels, Elkins, W. Va., 3 
shares ; G. C. Rodgers, Elkins, W. Va., 5 shares ; A. M. Fredlock, Elkins, W. Va., 
3 shares ; T. J. McBee, Elkins, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 13. 



TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Keyser, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To have, own and hold by purchase, lease or otherwise newspapers and 
to conduct the newspaper known as "The Keyser Tribune," and do general news- 
paper and job printing business, with all rights and privileges that pertain to such 
business. And to purchase, own and hold by purchase, lease or otherwise such 
real estate as may be necessary for suitable place in which to conduct the business 
for which this company is organized. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $15,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. C. Long, Keyser, W. Va., 1 share; W. J. Lauck. Keyser. W. Va., 1 share; 
C. R. Pirey, Keyser, W. Va., 1 share; Wade Lease, Foote, W. Va., 1 share; Wm. 
MacDonald, Keyser, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



HINTON, CLAYTON AND GLENRAY TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Glenray, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of building, maintaining and operating telephone lines 
connecting the stockholders of the company by phone and furnishing other sub- 
scribers with telephone service. Also the purchase and sale of telephone supplies 
and other things connected with the telephone business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 : par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$50.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. S. Graham, Clayton. W. Va., 1 share ; T. P. Housby. Glenray, W. Va., 1 
share; E. C. Flint, Glenray. W. Va.. 1 share; D. G, Ballengee, Clayton, W. Va., 
1 share; J. H. West, Glenray, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



LOWE FURNITURE CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907: charter expires May 30/1957. 

Principal office — Hinton. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To manufacture, prepare, buy, sell, lease and generally deal in furniture for 
domestic and business uses, furnishings of every class and description, hardware 
of all kinds and qualities ; to buy, sell and deal in generally manufacturers', 
plumbers', miners', blacksmiths', steam fitters', and gas fitters' supplies, sheet 
iron, tools, cutlery, saddlery, saddlers' goods, round and bar iron, bar and tool 
steel, sporting goods, of all kinds, paints and painters' supplies, wallpaper 
carpets, linoleum, curtains, and to do all things incident and necessary to carry 
on each and all of the above named objects and purposes by buying or selling any 
or all at either wholesale or retail, and for conducting a general mercantile 
business in all its various forms, at the principal place of business or at such 
branch stores or warehouses as may be determined upon. 

To buy. sell or otherwise deal in coffins, caskets and burial supplies of all kinds 
and description ; to do embalming and all things necessary to the conducting of 
a general undertaking business. 

To buy, sell and generally deal in real estate, improved and unimproved, office 
buildings, store buildings, dwelling houses, water rights and privileges ; to build, 
construct, lease and sell houses, business blocks and department houses ; to 
maintain a real estate agency and brokers business ; to make and obtain loans 
upon real estate improved and unimproved : to improve, sell, mortgage, lease or 
otherwise dispose of any property real or personal, and take mortgages and 
assignments of mortgages upon the same : to manufacture lumber, shingles, lathes, 
staves, boxes, barrels, and furniture of all kinds and qualities, and to buy, sell or 
otherwise acquire, maintain and operate saw mills, lumber yards, machinery for 
the manufacture of boxes, barrels and furniture and all such other machinery as 
may be necessary for any of the purposes above set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$28.300. tin : paid in. $2,830.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Clowney E. Lowe, Hinton. W. Va., 140 shares ; O. C. Lowe. Hinton. W. Va., 
140 shares: Charles-E. Lowe, Hinton. W. Va.. 1 share; J. W. Hedrick, Hinton, 
W. Va.. 1 share: W. J. Lowe, Hinton, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 283. 



MORGAXTOWN SANITARY ENGINEERING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907: charter expires June 12, 1957. 
Principal office — Morgantown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To build and conduct a .garbage furnace, and to do a general garbage 



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business, and to manufacture garbage into by-products and to sell said products; 
to purchase, hold, sell and convey real estate, to build houses and other structures 
and to sell or lease the same ; to borrow and loan money, to conduct a general mer- 
cantile business and to conduct a general market house ; to run dray wagons and oil 
wagons, or do business of like nature : to buy and sell live stock and farm 
products ; to do surveying, platting and civil engineering, and to do a general civil 
engineering business : to build tramroads and lines of street railway and operate 
the same for profit and for any other purpose useful to the public for which a cor- 
poration may be lawfully formed in this state. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $250,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $."50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John W. Jones, Morgantown. Monongalia county. W. Va., 2 shares ; W. B. 
Woods, Morgantown, Monongalia county, W. Va.. 2 shares ; R. N. Begien, Morgan- 
town, Monongalia county, W. Va., 2 shares ; F. B. Chalfant, Morgantown, Monon- 
galia county, W. Va., 2 shares ; Lester Bernstein, Mongantown. Monongalia 
county, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



UNION EXPLORATION COMPANY.— -(Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of mining, exploration and development of mining prop- 
erty, including lands bearing metal, stone, limestone, coal, petroleum, asphalt, and 
other ; to take on, bond, lease, or in exchange, locate and otherwise acquire 
any lands, mines, options, territory or claims, and to sell, convey, lease, bond, 
mortgage and dispose of, or otherwise deal in same to such extent as board of 
directors may deem wise and prudent : with the power of the board of directors 
to buy, sell, lease, bond real estate without consent of the stockholders ; to lay 
pipe line for the purpose of conveying and conducting water, steam, gas, oil or 
other products over any of the property owned or possessed by this corporation. 
With the right to own and operate power plants secured under franchises hereafter 
acquired, to place dynamos, erect poles to conduct electric wires for the purpose 
of conveying electric current for light and power ; to organize branch corporations, 
to acquire, own, possess, sell, assign, lease or contract for the purchase, sale, 
or leasing of stock in incorporated companies, and generally to perform all and any 
act incidental or usual, necessary or desirable for the purposes aforesaid ; and 
to do all things, together with engaging in mercantile pursuit, and to do all things 
which may be legally and properly done in the carrying on of such business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $250,000; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$120,000.00 ; paid in. $12,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Ross E. Douglass, P. O. box 1, Grafton. Pa., 40,000 shares ; Isaac F. Persel, P. O. 
box 608, Brownsville, Pa., 40,000 shares ; John W. Boileau, P. O. box 1002, Pitts- 
burg, Pa., 39,000 shares ; S. Sellers. 607 Park Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa., 500 shares ; 
Geo. H. Boileau. 607 Park Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa., 500 shares. Total number of 
shares, 120,000. 



PACIFIC BITULITIIIO COMPANY.^- (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1. 1907; charter expires July 1, 10."}". 

Principal office — Los Angeles, Cal. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To engage in the general business of contracting, manufacturing and construct- 
ing all kinds of roofing, sidewalk and street paving, and any other work of 



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municipal, state, county or private improvements in the various states and terri- 
tories of the United States. 

To engage in the general business of buying, manufacturing and selling all kinds- 
of materials and machinery used in any of said work. 

To bid for and accept contracts and enter into contracts where no bidding is 
required for all public and private work, and to fully perform such contracts. 

To execute all guaranty bonds or other instruments necessary for accepting and 
performing such contracts. 

To buy, lease, manufacture or otherwise secure control of quarries of stone 
deposits or sources of supply of sand, rock, cement, brick, clay, oil, asphalt, coal 
tar, or other materials used in roofing, sidewalk or street paving or other works 
of public or private utility, with full power to refine, manufacture, or otherwise 
secure and put in proper shape for actual use any and all of said materials. 

To secure by contract, grant, lease, purchase or otherwise from any govern- 
ment, corporation or individual, the right to mine, manufacture, refine, or otherwise 
put in proper shape for use, and afterwards to use, sell or dispose of any or all of 
the above materials, and engage in the general business of producing, manufac- 
turing, buying or selling the same, or any refined product thereof. 

To have full power to purchase, own and hold property, real and personal, 
necessary or proper in the conduct of the business of the corporation, and to 
secure by purchase with its common shares of stock, or to secure by invention, 
or otherwise, all patent rights, franchises, or privileges, or to adopt or use any 
patented devices now in existence or that may hereafter be invented and required 
necessary and needful to carry out the purpose of this corporation. 

To purchase, subscribe for, or otherwise secure and hold, so long as may be 
necessary, shares of the capital stock of any other corporation organized under 
the laws of the state of West Virginia, or of any other state or territory in the 
United States, or of any other government. 

To sell or dispose of any of the above mentioned property, rights, franchises 
or privileges, or assign any contract obtained by said corporation whenever deemed 
advisable. 

To have full power to borrow money and pledge and encumber the property of 
the company, both real and personal, to secure the payment thereof. 

And, in general, to have any and all powers necessary and proper to carry out 
and perform all the acts above enumerated and all acts incidental thereto, or 
embodied thereby. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $300,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Frank G. Cutter, 25 Linnett street, W. Roxbury, Mass., 1 share ; Charles H. 
Pindell, 99 Brook avenue, Roxbury, Mass., 1 share; Ralph L. Warren, 93 Federal 
street, Boston, Mass., 1 share; Perry B. Howard, 8 Parker street, Watertown, 
Mass., 1 share; Thomas F. Murphy, 503 Garrison Hall, Boston, Mass., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 

Of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation one thousand (1,000) 
shares of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) shall represent an authorized 
issue of preferred stock ; and two' thousand (2,000) shares or two hundred 
thousand dollars ($200,000) shall represent an authorized issue of common stock. 

The preferred stock issued by this corporation shall entitle the holder thereof 
to receive out of the net earnings of the company, a fixed yearly cumulative 
dividend at the rate of, but never exceeding, seven (7) per cent, per annum, 
payable annually, or oftener, at the discretion of the board of directors, and no 
dividend shall ever be paid or set apart upon the common stock issued by this 
company until the dividends upon the actually issued preferred stock at the above 
named rate for that and previous fiscal years shall have been actually paid or 
set apart. 

The holders of the preferred stock shall, in case of liquidation or dissolution of 
the company, be entitled to be paid in full, together with interest at seven (7) 
per cent, per annum for any year upon which dividends of seven i") per cent- 



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shall not have been paid them, before any amount shall be paid the holders of the 
common stock. 

All stock shall be treated as if issued either on the first day of January. April, 
July or October, that is, on the one of said dates next preceding the date on 
which it shall actually be issued, and dividends shall be computed on said stock 
accordingly. 

After the payment of the said seven (7) per cent, per annum dividend to the- 
holders of the preferred stock for any fiscal year, and of all accrued dividends on 
said stock, the remainder of the net earnings of the company, after reserving such 
amount as the directors may determine may be distributed as dividends among the 
holders of the common stock. 

The right shall be reserved to the stockholders to pay off at par and cancel at 
any time after the expiration of three (3) years such percentage of the actually 
issued preferred stock as in their judgment may be deemed advisable. The holders 
of preferred stock as such shall not be entitled to vote at any stockholders' meet- 
ing of the company, but may be present and take part in any discussion of mat- 
ters that may come before a stockholders' meeting of the company. 



THE TIMBER REALTY COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1057. 
Principal office — Chicago, 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as- 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture, buy, sell, import, export, produce, distribute and deal in 
lumber, and carry on and conduct a general lumber business in all its branches. 

(b) To buy, sell, lease, cultivate, produce, plant and raise timber and trees- 
of all kinds. 

(c) To acquire, own, hold, buy, sell, exchange, deal in, cultivate, improve, 
operate and manage timber lands. 

(d) To acquire, own, hold, possess, build, construct, maintain, manage, operate 
and conduct lumber camps, logging camps, lumber mills, saw mills, stores, offices, 
factories, hotels, houses and mills. 

(e) To acquire, own, build, construct, maintain, operate and conduct wagon 
roads, private railways and .railroads, private tramways, steamboats, electric 
lighting plants, telegraph and telephone lines, dams, flumes, reservoirs, sluices, 
and ditches. 

(f) To acquire, own, hold, possess, maintain, conduct and operate water rights 
and ditch rights. 

g) To organize or cause to be organized subsidiary corporations and to loan 
and advance moneys to the same, for the purpose of carrying out the objects 
hereinbefore or hereinafter set forth, and to carry on and conduct a general lumber 
business and to purchase, own, acquire, hold, possess, buy, sell, exchange and deal 
in timber and timber lands. 

(h) To organize, manage, form, become a member of or a party to any syndi. 
cate or association for the purpose of acquiring, owning, or dealing in timber or 
timber lands to raise funds for and to act as the financial agent of any such 
syndicate or syndicates. 

(i) To explore, investigate, locate, exploit, cruise, measure and estimate tim- 
ber and timber lands, for the benefit of this corporation or for the benefit of any 
other corporation or corporations, or in exchange for shares of the capital stock, 
bonds, debentures, securities or evidences of indebtedness of any other corpration ; 
to own, acquire, take, possess, sell, assign, transfer and dispose of options and 
contracts to purchase timber and timber lands. 

(j) To subscribe for or cause to be subscribed for, .and to purchase, or other- 
wise acquire, own, hold, sell, assign, transfer mortgage, pledge, exchange, dis- 
tribute and otherwise dispose of, the whole or any part of the shares of the 
capital stock, bonds, coupons, mortgages, deeds of trust, debentures, securities, 
obligations, evidences of indebtedness, notes, good will, rights, assets, and property 
of any and every kind or any part thereof, of any other corporation or corpora- 



17G Charters Issued in 1907. '[W. Va. 

tions, association or associations, joint stock company or partnership, now or 
hereafter existing, and whether created by the laws of the state of West Virginia, 
•or of any other state, territory or country, and to operate, manage and control 
such properties, or any of them, either in the name of such other corporation or 
corporations, or in the name of this corporation, and while owners of any of said 
shares of capital stock to exercise all the rights, powers and privileges of owner- 
ship of every kind and description, including the right to vote thereon with power 
to designate some person or persons for that purpose from time to time to the 
same extent as natural persons might or could do. 

(k) To purchase or otherwise acquire, own and hold ultimately such real 
and personal property of every kind and description in any part of the world, 
suitable, necessary, useful or advisable in connection with any of the objects 
hereinbefore or hereinafter set forth, and to convey, sell, assign, transfer, lease, 
mortgage, pledge, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any such property. 

(1) To build, construct, purchase, hire or otherwise acquire, own, establish, 
maintain, hold, lease and operate factories, warehouses, agencies, depots, buildings, 
structures, offices, houses, works, machinery, plants and all things of whatsoever 
kind and nature in any part of the world, suitable, necessary, useful or advisable 
in connection with any or all of the objects hereinbefore or hereinafter set forth. 

(m) To endorse, guarantee and secure the payment and satisfaction of the 
bonds, coupons, mortgages, deeds of trust, debentures, securities, obligations, evi- 
dences of indebtedness and shares of the capital stock of other corporations, and 
also to guarantee the payment or satisfaction of the dividends on shares of the 
capital stock of other corporations. 

(n) To do each and .everything necessary, suitable, useful or advisable for the 
accomplishment of any one or more of said objects, or which shall at any time 
appear to be conducive to or expedient for the benefit of said corporation in 
connection therewith. 

(o) To enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every kind, and 
for any lawful purpose with any person, firm, association or corporation. 

(p) To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease, or otherwise to acquire, 
and to hold, own, operate, and introduce, and to sell, assign or otherwise to dis- 
pose of, any trade-marks, trade -names, patents, inventions, improvements and 
processes used in connection with or secured under letters patent of the United 
States, or elsewhere, or otherwise, and to use, exercise, develop, grant license in 
respect of, or otherwise to turn to account any such trade-marks, patents, licenses, 
processes and the like, or any such property or right. 

(q) To purchase, hold and reissue the shares of its capital stock. 

(r) To conduct business in any of the states, territories, colonies, or depen- 
dencies of the United States, in the District of Columbia, and in any and all 
foreign countries, and to have one or more offices therein, and therein to hold, 
mortgage and convey real and personal property, without limit as to amount but 
always subject to local laws. 

(s) To do any or all of the things herein set forth to the same extent as 
natural persons might or could do, and in any part of the world. 

(t) The foregoing clauses shall be construed both as objects and powers: and 
it is hereby expressly provided that the foregoing enumeration of specific powers 
shall not be held to limit or restrict in any manner the powers of the corporation. 

un In general, but in connection with the foregoing, said corporation shall 
have and exercise all the powers conferred by the laws of the state of West 
Virginia, upon business corporations. 

(v) To issue in payment for property of such kind as said corporation is by 
its charter authorized to acquire and possess, as the board of directors of said 
corporation may deem proper, the whole or any portion of its capital stock, fully 
paid and not liable to any call or assessment. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00: subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. M. Wise. 950 First National Bank Bldg.. Chicago, 1 share : C. A. Mendel, 
3960 Langley avenue, Chicago, 1 share: C. C. Wernet, 1' 10 La Salle street, Chicago 



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1 share; T. S. Vincent, 018 First National Bank Bldg., Chicago, 1 share; R. S. 
Day, 1315 Old Colony Bldg., Chicago, 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

At all elections for directors of said corporation, each stockholder entitled to 
vote thereat shall be entitled to as many votes as shall equal the number of his 
shares multiplied by the number of directors to be elected. lie may cast all of 
such votes for a single director or may distribute them among the number to be 
voted for or any two or more of them as he sees fit. 



SAXMAN COAL & COKE COMPANY. — (Nan-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1 fni7 ; charter expires July 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Philadelphia, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To purchase, lease, exchange for or otherwise acquire the ownership of, or any 
interest in, any property, real or pergonal, wherever situated. 

To search for ores and minerals and other natural deposits ; to grant licenses 
and leases for mining, lumbering or otherwise operating upon any lands which 
may be acquired by the corporation, and to obtain licenses and leases for mining, 
lumbering or otherwise operating upon any lands, and to sell or otherwise dispose 
of such lands, licenses, leases or other property of the corporation or of any 
interest therein. 

To mine or otherwise produce or purchase or otherwise acquire and sell coal 
and all kinds of ores and lumber and other natural deposits and growths, and to 
manufacture and work up the same into all possible products and to sell such 
products. 

To carry on a general lumbering business. To carry on manufacturing busi- 
nesses of all kinds. 

To construct and maintain lines of magnetic telegraph and telephone, and lines 
of piping and tubing for the transportation of oils and other fluids. To generate 
and develop and sell or otherwise distribute electric power, water power aud 
power of every kind. 

To establish hotels and springs companies, gas works, water works, and tfl* 
transact the business properly pertaining thereto. 

To construct, maintain, manage and control by purchase, lease or otherwise, 
any roads, ways, railways, ships, bridges, reservoirs, water courses, aqueducts, 
wharves, furnaces, ovens, mills, crushing works, hydraulic works, factories, ware- 
houses and other works and conveniences which may seem directly or indirectly 
conducive to any of the objects of the corporation and to contribute to, subsidise 
or otherwise aid or take part in any such operations. To buy, sell, manufacture 
and deal in machinery, implements, conveniences, provisions and all things capa- 
ble of being used in connection with the carrying out of any of the foregoing 
objects or required by workmen or others employed by the corporation. 

In general, to carry on any other business, whether manufacturing, mining or 
otherwise, which may seem to the corporation capable of being conveniently carried 
on in connection with the above, or calculated directly or indirectly to enhance 
the value of or render profitable any of the corporations property or rights. 

To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire and hold with the same rights of 
ownership therein as may be permitted to natural persons, the shares, bonds and ob- 
ligations of any corporation wherever organized, and to guarantee the payment of 
dividends on the stock and of principal and interest on the bonds and other 
obligations of any corporation the objects and purposes of which seem directly or 
indirectly conducive to any of the objects of this corporation, or the shares, 
bonds or obligations of which are subscribed for, purchased or otherwise acquired 
in whole or in part by this corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoflice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



178 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Charles A. Ellis, 82 Beacon street, Boston, Mass., 1 share ; Robert S. Gorhara, 
125 Prince street. West Newton, Mass., 1 share: Henry L. Shattuck, 135 Marl- 
boro street, Boston, Mass., 1 share; Roger Ernst, 4s Robeson street, Jamaica Plain, 
Boston, Mass., 1 share : James E. Carroll, 1?> Hull street, Boston, Mass., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



KANAUGA LAND AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1. 1907; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Pennsboro, W. Va. — Chief works in Kanauga, Ohio. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this Corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To buy, sell and deal in real estate not to exceed 10,000 acres; oil, gas and 
mining leases and lands ; timber, stone and coal. 

To erect, maintain, operate and sell all kinds of manufacturing plants. 

To erect, maintain and operate power and water plants ; to buy, sell or lease 
the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$50,000.00; paid in, $12,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. Marsh, Harrisville, W. Va., 125 shares ; A. M. Douglass, Cairo, W. Va., 125 
shares; C. R. Cunningham, Pennsboro, W. Va., 125 shares; M. K. Duty, Penns- 
boro, W. Va., 124 shares ; Lorama Duty, Pennsboro, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 500. 



SECURITY MINING COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907; charter expires June 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are aa 
follows : For the purpose of acquiring coal, land, mineral and mineral rights in 
the state of West Virginia, and the mining of coal and other minerals therefrom, 
and the manufacture and sale of coke and coal, and ether minerals and mineral 
products, and the selling of said lands, coal, minerals and mining rights. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00: par value shares. $100.00: subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John G. Evans, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; F. K. Martin, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; 
J. A. Lager. Pittsburgh. Pa.. 1 share; E. L. Davin, Pittsburgh. Pa., 1 share; R. 
T. Rossell, Pittsburgh. Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



PARKER, FOG ARTY CO.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1. 1907; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

To conduct a general commercial and manufacturing business in the purchase and 
sale of men's, women's and children's wearing apparel of every kind and descrip- 
tion in any and every form and combination, and to manufacture, purchase, trade 
and deal in, or deal with goods, wares and merchandise of every class and descrip- 
tion in the prosecution of said purpose. 

To acquire, hold, sell or otherwise dispose of letters patent and patent rights, 
licenses and privileges, and trade marks, and to grant licenses or other privileges 
thereunder. 



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To engage in any other manufacture or mercantile business of any kind or 
character whatsoever so for as may be necessary or proper for carrying out the 
purposes for which this corporation is organized ; and to conduct any and all of 
its business and to do any one or more pf the acts or things herein set forth for its 
purposes outside of the state of West Virginia and in other states, territories and 
dependencies of the United States. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William A. Parker, 210 Sixth street, Pittsburgh, Ta., 1 share : Thomas C. 
Pogarty, 210 Sixth street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; Alfred J. Fogarty, 210 Sixth 
street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; Nathan D. Stern, 115 Broadway, New York City, 
1 share ; Aaron Brafman, 710 Broadway, New York City, 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



SYCAMORE OIL & GAS COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires June 20, 1957. 
Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To dig or drill for petroleum, oil or natural gas. 

(2) To hold real estate. 

(3) To buy and sell oil and gas or any products of the same. 

(4) To transport oil or gas to or from market. 

(5) To refine oil. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, $5.00; 
paid In, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

P. N. Guthrie, Jr., 3G9 Frick Annex, Pittsburgh, 1 share : A. E. Pearce, 369 
Frick Annex, Pittsburgh, 1 share ; J. B. Guthrie, 369 Frick Annex, Pittsburgh, 
1 share : J. M. B. Hoff, 369 Frick Annex, Pittsburgh, 1 share ; L. F. Cotter, 90S 
Frick Bldg.. Pittsburg. 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



HUNTINGTON AND POINT PLEASANT PACKET CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires June 22, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Ya. 

Purposes^The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Own, build, operate and do a general steamboat and trading business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00: subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. J. Klenzing, Huntington, W. Ya.. 2 shares ; J. II. Miller, Huntington, W. Va., 
2 shares; J. B. Stevenson, Huntington, W. Va., 2 shares ; M. W. Dugan, Hunt- 
ington, W. Va.. 2 shares; L. R. Neville. Huntington, W. Va., 2 shares. Total num- 
ber of shares, 10. 



YAWKEY & FREEMAN DRILLING C< >Ml'AXY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907; charter expires July 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Griffithsville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To carry on a general drilling business. 



180 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, .$10.00; subscribed. 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William H. Yawkey, The Langham, New York City, N. Y., 38 shares ; Frank R. 
Poss, 825 Penobscot Bldg., Detroit, Mich., 1 share ; Charles H. Freeman, 825 
Penobscot Bldg., Detroit, Mich., 9 shares ; Jerome H. Fuller. Grifflthsville, W. Va., 
1 share ; Henry F. Wilson, Grifflthsville, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 50. 



KIEL MFG. & SUPPLY CO. — (ResiGent.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, acquire, produce, buy, exchange, dispose of, sell and deal 
in plumbing, gas and electrical supplies and fixtures of all kinds and every descrip- 
tion and to acquire, purchase, own, improve, exchange, dispose of and sell such 
real estate and personal property as may from time to time be necessary or 
required to carry out the purposes aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the nitmber of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Henry J. Kiel, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; Irwin R. Kiel. Wheeling. W. Va., 1 
share ; Gilbert S. Walker, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share : Merman L. Arbenz, Wheel- 
ing, W. Va., 1 share; C. E. Morris, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



HAGANS OILS & GAS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Hagans, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of producing oil and gas ; of buying and selling real 
estate ; of purchasing and selling oil and gas lands, as authorized by the laws of 
the state of West Virginia ; of leasing and optioning lands for oil a.nd gas pur- 
poses ; of laying pipe lines for the conducting of oil and gas and other fluids ; 
of marketing oil and gas, and of doing all things necessary or convenient for 
conducting the oil and gas business in all its branches. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

David F. Morris, Hagans, W. Va., 1 share ; Mathew L. Cordray, Hagans, W. 
Va., 1 share; Simon L. Wildman, Morgantown, W. Va.. 1 share; Samuel F. 
Glasscock, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share ; Wm. E. Glasscock, Morgantown, W. Va., 
1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE CRUGER IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907 ; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell and lease real estate and other property for others, on 
commission ; to buy. sell and lease real estate and other property, to act as loan, 
fire insurance, steamship, collecting and general rental agents ; to buy and sell 
bonds, stocks and other securities ; to buy, sell and deal in builders" supplies and 



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materials used in the construction of houses, dwellings and other buildings or struc- 
tures ; to erect and construct houses, dwellings and other buildings; to act as ad- 
ministrator or other like fiduciary. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William D. l'inson, Glennnova, Ohio county, W. Va., 2 shares ; J. Ellwood 
Hughes, Wheeling. W. Va., 2 shares ; Charles B. Lemmon, Wheeling, W. Va., 2 
shares : Charles P. Lynch, Wheeling, W. Va., 2 shares ; Dr. J. R. Caldwell, 
Wheeling, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



THE PRUNTYTOWN TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July.l, 1907; charter expires June 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Pruntytown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct, maintain and operate telephone and telegraph lines, 
•exchanges and other apparatus incident to the business of conveying messages by 
•electricity, or any other method that may be invented or discovered for the trans- 
mission of messages during the existence of this corporation, and to own real 
estate necessary for the conduct of its business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $9,990.00; par value shares, $15.00: subscribed, 
$120.00; paid in. $120.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

II. B. Scranage. R. F. D. No. 4, Grafton. W. Va., 1 share; R. H. Currey, R. F. 
D. No. 4, Grafton. W. Va.. 1 share.; C. B. Kinsey. R. F. D. No. 4. Grafton. W. Va., 
1 share: Geo. W. Ciles. R. F. D. No. 5. Grafton, W. Va.. 1 share; Chas. O. 
Larew, R. F. D. No. 5, Grafton, W. Va.. 1 share: Isaac Harr. R. F. D. No. 5, 
Grafton. W. Va.. 1 share: W. S. Morrow. R. F. D. No. 5. Grafton. W. Va.. 1 
share; R. A. Morrow, R. F. D. No. ?>, Bridgeport, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 8. 



MANNINGTON PRINTING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907; charter expires July 1. 1957. 

Principal office — Mannington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1st. To print, publish, sell and distribute newspapers, periodicals and books. 

2nd. To publish and sell by subscription or otherwise newspapers, periodicals 
and books. 

3rd. To manufacture blank books and to carry on a general job printing, bind- 
ing and publishing business. 

4th. To prepare and keep for sale printed stationery, legal blanks and other 
blank papers and stationery. 

5th. To lease, purchase, own and hold such real estate as may be required and 
necessary and proper to carry out the aforegoing objects: and 

6th. To do any and .all other things usual to said business of printing and pub- 
lishing. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $20,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed. 
$500.00 : paid in. $50.00. 

The total authorized capital stock shall be of two kinds: 1st. Full paid non- 
assessible common stock to the amount of ten thousand dollars: and. 2nd. guar- 
anteed preferred stock, carrying (> per cent, cumulative dividends to the amount 
of ten thousand dollars. All certificates of preferred stock shall be issued upon 
the following conditions only which shall be printed upon the face of each certifi- 
cate, to-wit : "The holders of preferred stock are entitled to receive a fixed, guar- 
anteed, cumulative, preferential dividend of six per cent, per annum, payable 



182 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

quarterly on the first day of January, April, July and October in each year, out 
of the net profits before any dividends shall be paid upon the common stock of 
the company. After paying said dividends of six per cent, upon said preferred 
stock, together with any and all arrearages thereon, dividends upon the common 
stock may be declared and paid up to the full amount of the net profits or as 
decided by the board of directors. The company reserves the right to call in after 
five years from the date hereof, all or any part of the outstanding preferred stock 
by paying for the same at the rate of $53.00 and accrued interest per share. The 
holders of said preferred stock hereby agree to deliver such stock upon call by the 
company, at the company's general office; and failing to do so, each holders 
agrees to forfeit all dividends thereafter accruing on his or her holdings of said 
preferred stock. 

Said preferred sto<;k shall be entitled to vote at all meetings of stockholders the 
same as the common stock, but shall be preferred in the distribution of the prop- 
erty of the company over the common stock." 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Howard N. Odgen, Fairmont, W. Va., 6 shares ; John C. Bond, Fairmont. W. Va„ 
1 share; John Claude Kiester, Fairmont. \Y. Ya., 1 share; R. E. Morgan, Fairmont, 
W. Ya., 1 share; Presley B. Ogden, Fairmont, W. Ya., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 10. 



KENYON DRUG CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 1, 1907; charter expires July 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Fairmont, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To sell at retail drugs, medicines, fill doctors' prescriptions, etc.. accord- 
ing to law. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. B. Morrison. Fairmont, W. Ya., 20 shares ; R. L. Morrison, Fairmont, W. Va., 
20 shares ; Floyd Stealey, Fairmont, W. Va., 5 shares ; R. G. Conoway, Fairmont, 
W. Va., 20 shares; Wm. Wheatley, Fairmont, W. Ya., 10 shares; S. O. Holland, 
Fairmont, W. Ya., 10 shares ; D. M. Barker, Fairmont, Y\ T . Ya., 10 shares ; F. H. 
Ridgeley, Fairmont, W. Ya., 20 shares ; T. J. Galliher, Fairmont, W. Va., 10 
shares ; Chas. Barthelow, Fairmont, W. Va., 10 shares ; Jerome Merryfield, 
Fairmont, W. Va., 10 shares ; T. J. Conoway, Fairmont, W. Va., 20 shares ; Walter 
Holdsworth, Fairmont, W. Ya., 10 shares; J. W. King, Fairmont, W. Va., 5 shares; 
Gasper Barerdelli, Fairmont, W. Va., 10 shares ; H. T. Zinn, Fairmont, W. Va., 5 
shares ; Jas. Ervin, Fairmont, W. Ya., 5 shares. Total- number of shares, 200. 



SMITH CHArMAN LUMBER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued J-uly 1, 1007; charter expires June 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Palmer, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as- 
follows : For the purchasing, holding and owning standing timber, timber lands 
and other lands ; the sale and exchange of standing timber, timber lands and other 
lands ; the purchasing of logs, timber and lumber ; the manufacture of timber 
and logs into lumber and marketing the same, with the right of owning and pur- 
chasing saw mills and other mills ; constructing and operating tram roads and 
other railroads for the purpose of carrying and collecting logs, timber and lumber, 
and all things whatsoever necessary to the general business of purchasing, owning, 
manufacturing and marketing lumber, and doing a general lumber business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $75,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. M. Smith, Tarkersburg, W. Va., 1 share; J. II. P. Smith, Parkersburg, W. 
Va., 1 share ; George P. Morgan, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share ; J. H. Chapman, 
Sutton, W. Va., 1 sbare ; W. E. Haymond, Sutton, AY. Va., 1 share. Total num- 
ber of shares, 5. 



WYOMING LAND COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 2, 1007 ; charter expires, June 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Ansted, AY. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire and own in fee simple or other estate, and to lease- 
and develop and operate lands containing coal. iron, stone and other minerals or 
oil or gas or having timber thereon, and all other kinds of land ; to mine, buy and 
sell coal or other minerals, oil or gas; to manufacture, ship and sell coke; to mine, 
ship and sell iron ore or any other mineral ; to cut, manufacture and saw lumber ; 
to manufacture, buy and sell any and all products which may be produced from 
coal, iron or other minerals or from timber ; to purchase, acquire, operate and own 
tram-roads, steamboats, barges, wharves, docks, railroad and timber cars, and any 
and all transportation facilities ; to engage in and carry on a general merchandise 
business ; to engage in and carry on a general saw-mill, coal mining or other in- 
dustrial business, and to carry on any other business necessary, proper, useful or 
incidental to any of the foregoing purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $250,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00: paid in $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows; 

A. N. Campbell, Union, W. Va., 1 share ; Angus AY. McDonald, Charleston, AY. A^a., 
1 share ; AA'm. H. Evans, Ansted W. Va., 1 share ; Raleigh C. Taylor, Ansted, W. 
Va., 1 share ; John A'awter, Ansted, W. A T a., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



NEW RIVER LAND COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 2, 1907 ; charter expires July 2, 1957. 

Principal office — Hinton, AA T . A'a. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell coal, and manufacture and sell coke, lease, buy, sell 
hold and develop real estate, and timber coal and other lands, including the man- 
ufacture of lumber and furniture ; to operate coal mines and do a general coal 
mining and coke manufacturing business, and all things incident thereto: to con- 
duct a general merchandise business ; buy, sell and dispose of all kinds of goods, 
wares and merchandise, and to do all things incident to the general mercantile 
business ; to build and construct, own, lease and sell houses and buildings, own 
town sites, sell lots, and to do all things incident to a land development com- 
pany : to build, own and operate steam, electric and tram railroads in the opera- 
tion of its business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00: paid in. $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jas. H. Miller, Hinton, AY. A'a., 2 shares; Harvey Ewart, Hinton, W. Va., 3 
shares ; T. G. Mann, Hinton, AA T . A'a., 1 share ; T. H. Lilly, Hinton, AV. \*a., 2 
shares ; T. N. Read, Hinton, AY. A'a., 1 share ; AY. L. Barksdale, Hinton, AY. A'a., 1 
share. Total number of shares, 10. 



JOHN RAINE AND COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

(barter issued July 2. 1907; charter expires July 2, 1957. 
Principal office — Mill Point, AV A'a. 



184 Charters Ispued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Acquiring, owning and holding timber and timber lands, selling, dispos- 
ing of and conveying the same and any part or parts thereof, and buying, selling 
and manufacturing lumber of all kinds, and for doing and transacting a general 
business in buying and manufacturing and selling timber, timber lands, and lum- 
ber and all articles made and manufactured therefrom; also acquiring and hold- 
ing rights of way by deed, contract, condemnation or otherwise; making and 
maintaining roads, tramroads, and railroads, to be used in connection with said 
business, with authority to use horse power, steam power, electric power or other 
power for the purposes of the aforesaid business: also running a general store. 
handling, buying and selling all kinds of general merchandise, feed, hay and grain 
and all such other articles as are usually kept or handled in a general store; also 
to construe! and maintain telephone or telegraph lines, or both, to be used in con- 
nection with the business aforesaid and fir doing any and all Other legal acts and 
things necessary, suitable or convenient to lie dine for the purposes aforesaid or 
any of Hem. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $30,000.00; far value shares, if 100.00 ; subscribed, 
$23,500.00 : paid in. $8,000.00. 

Stockholders — The nanus, postoffice address v and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed tor by each, are as follows: 

John Raine, Granville, Ohio. 180 shares: Leonard G. Swing. Granville, Ohio, 20 
shares; 1.. E. Davis, Granville, Ohio, 5 shares: O. U. l>avis. Charleston, W. 
Ya.. 20 shares; Charles E. Andrews. Jr., New Bethleham, Pa., 10 shares. Total 
number of shares, 235. 



ALASKA COAST COPPER COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July :;. 1007: charter ex;. ires July ::. 1057. 
Principal office — Boston, Mass. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To buy. sell, lease, acquire and own gold, silver, copper and other mines, 
claims and locations, and to mine. dig. and excavate for gold, silver, copper and 
other minerals of whatsoever kind. 

2. To smelt, convert, refine, assay, and otherwise treat and prepare the same 
for market, and to carry on the business of mining, milling, concentrating, convert- 
ing, smelting, refining, assaying, treating and preparing said minerals and ores 
for marker : manufacturing, buying, selling, exchanging and otherwise dealing in 
all kinds of ores, minerals, metals and the products and by-products thereof of 
every kind and description and by whatever process the same can or may here- 
after be produced, and to conduct all business appurtenant thereto. 

:i. To buy. lease, or otherwise acquire any right, title or interest in water 
power or water rights, and in the plants and appliances necessary or convenient 
for the use of said power: to construct and manufacture such machinery and ap- 
pliances and to exploit and deal in water rights and privileges of every descrip- 
tion, and in the machinery and appliances incidental thereto in so far as it may 
be found necessary or convenient for said corporation so to do in pursuance or 
furtherance of. or in .connection with the business hereinbefore specified ; and to 
mortgage, sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of such power, rights, machinery and 
appliances. 

4. To buy. lease, produce and accumulate electricity and electrical force, and 
and to supply the same for the production, transmission or use of motive pur- 
poses, or for lighting or heating, or any other purposes, and to buy, lease, con- 
struct, manufacture or otherwise acquire. Hie plants, machinery and appliances 
necessary, incidental or convenient for the production or use of electric power in 
so far as it may be found necessary or convenient to said corporation so to do in 
pursuance or furtherance of or in connection with the business hereinbefore spec- 
ified, and to mortgage, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of said power, plants, ma- 
chinery and appliances as aforesaid, but such business to lie carried on only in 
states and jurisdictions when and where permissible iimler the laws thereof. 



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.">. To buy, lease, construct, or otherwise acquire, to mortgage, sell, lease or 
otherwise dispose of and deal in roads, railroads, sidings, railways, pipe lines, 
quays, wharves, docks, bridges, reservoirs, canals, water courses, electrical works 
and other works, mills, factories, furnaces, warehouses and shops of every kind 
and description whatsoever, and all engines, cars, machinery and appliances nec- 
essary or incidental thereto, or convenient in the use of the same, and to main- 
tain and operate the same in so far as it may be found necessary or convenient 
to said corporation so to do in pursuance or furtherance of or in connection with 
the business hereinbefore specified, but only in such states and jurisdictions when 
and where permissible under the laws thereof, and not to operate any public rail- 
road or railway in the State of West Virginia. 

(!. To buy, lease, construct, manufacture or otherwise acquire, to mortgage, 
sell, lease or otherwise dispose of and deal in vessels, ships, boats, stores, hotels, 
building's and dwellings for employees and others, to maintain and operate the 
same, to engage in the business of transportation of goods, merchandise and pas- 
sengers upon land or water, in so far as it may be found necessary or convenient 
to said corporation so to do in pursuance or furtherance of or in connection with 
the business hereinbefore specified, but only in such states and jurisdictions when 
and where permissible under the laws thereof. 

7. To apply for, obtain, register, buy and lease, or otherwise acquire', and to 
sell, assign, lease and otherwise to dispose of, in whole or in part, and to grant 
licenses in respeci of and otherwise turn to account all improvements, processes, 
patents and letters patent of the United States cr otherwise, that it may be useful 
• !■ convenient for said corporation so to do in pursuance or furtherance it' or in con- 
nection with the business' hereinbefore specified. 

8. To buy. or otherwise acquire, to sell, pledge, or otherwise dispose of and 
deal in. stocks, bonds, notes and other obligations of corporations organized for 
similar or cognate purposes, also stocks, bonds, notes, or any other obligations of 
any corporation which it may be found necessary or convenient for this cor- 
poration to acquire and deal in in pursuance or furtherance of or in connection 
with the business hereinbefore specified. 

9. To acquire the good will, business, rights, property anil obligations of- any 
individual, partnership or corporation carrying on a business similar or cognate 
to the business for which this corporation is organzed as hereinbefore specfied, and 
to pay therefor in cash, stocks, bonds, or other obligations of this corporation. 

1(). To buy, manufacture or otherwise acquire, to hold, own, sell, mortgage, 
pledge, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of,, to invest in, trade in, and deal in, 
goods, wares, merchandise and property of every class and description, and to do 
all acts iii connection with and in any manner acquire, deal in, and dispose of 
property, real, personal or mixed, wherever located, in so far as it may be found 
necessary or convenient for said corporation so to do in pursuance or furtherance 
of or in connection with the business hereinbefore specified, but only in such 
states and jurisdictions when and where permissible under the laws thereof. 

11. To do all other things, and to own and acquire, buy, sell and deal in, all 
kinds of property, real, personal or mixed, or ony interest therein and of what- 
ever kind and description and wherever located, and whether hereinbefore specif- 
ically enumerated or not. which it is necessary or convenient to be done or ac- 
quired, dealt in. or disposed of as incidental to the business hereinbefore specified, 
but only in such states and jurisdictions when and where permissible under the 
laws thereof. 

1 2. To do all of the above enumerated things as agent as well as principal. 

The business or purpose of the company is from time to time to do any one or 
more of the acts and things herein set forth : and it may conduct its business and 
do said acts and things in all parts of the world and may in all parts of the world 
do all things, and own, acquire, buy, sell, deal in and dispose of all kinds of 
properly, real, personal or mixed of whatever kind or description, whether herein- 
before specifically enumerated or not, which it is necessary or convenient to be 
done or acquired, dealt in and disposed of in pursuance of or as incidental to the 
businesses and acts hereinbefore specified, or any of them, but not in violation of 
the law of the State of West Virginia or of any other state, territory, or country 
where said acts are done or said property acquired, held or disposed of. 



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In the construction of these articles of association full force and effect shall 
be given to each clause and paragraph thereof independently of any other clause 
or paragraph, and the effect and construction thereof shall be in no wise limited 
or controlled by refernce to any other clause or paragraph, except as such other 
clause or paragraph is expressly referred to ; and on all questions of construction 
and liability these articles of association are to be construed under and wTth 
reference to the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $2,000,000.00; par value shares, $5.00; subscribed, 
$25.00; paid in, $2.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Arthur H. Elliott. 27 State street, Boston. Mass.. 1 share ; Howard Reynolds, 27 
State street, Boston, Mass., 1 share ; Stephen R. Jones, 28 State street, Boston, 
Mass.. 1 share; Frederick W. Eaton, 28 State street, Boston, Mass., 1 share; 
Gleason L. Archer, 28 State street, Boston, Mass., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 

The board of directors from time to time shall determine whether and to what 
extent, and at what times and places, and under what conditions and regulations, 
the accounts and books of the corporation, or any of them, shall be open to the in- 
spection of the stockholders, and no stockholder shall have any right to inspect any 
account or book or document of the corporation, except as conferred by statute or 
authorized by the board of directors, or by a resolution of the stockholders. 



F. O. E. SOCIAL CLUB. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 5, 1907 : charter expires June 28, 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Giving literary, social and scientific entertainments, promoting the fra- 
ternal welfare of the members of said club, purchasing, owning and selling real 
estate and personal property, and in general transacting and engaging in any and 
all kinds of business not contrary to the laws and constitution of the State of 
West Virginia, and the laws and constitution of the United States. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500.00; par value of shares. $10.00; subscribed, 
$50.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Reinhard Eyth. Parkersburg, West Va.. 1 share: Wm. Bushier, Parkersburg, 
West Va.. 1 share: Gustav Obermeyer, Parkersburg. West Va., 1 share: John P. 
McGuinness, Parkersburg, West Va., 1 share: Theodore H. Hiehle, Parkersburg,. 
West Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, ■". 



PARKERSBURG EXHAUST MUFFLER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 5. 1007; charter expires July, .°.. irc>7. 

Principal office — Parkersburg. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing and selling exhause mufflers, purchasing and selling ma- 
chinery and supplies of all kinds, purchasing and selling and holding real estate, 
and, in general transacting and engaging in any and all kinds of business not 
contrary to the constitution and laws of the State of West" Virginia and the laws 
and construction of the United States. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John F. Laird, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share: John M. Porter, Parkersburg. W. 
Va., 1 share; A. H. Geilfuss, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share; Anna Geilfuss, Park- 



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ersburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Edith F. Porter, Parkersburg, AY. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



THE HALE LAND COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 5. 1007 ; charter expires June 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Bluefield. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1). To buy, sell, own, lease, improve and encumber real estate, and build and 
construct houses and other structures thereon ; to buy, sell, negotiate and exchange 
real estate for others for a commission or other compensation, and to do and 
carry on a general real estate business. And to hold such number of acres of real 
estate as it may desire, not exceeding ten thousand. 

(2). To buy and sell lumber and timber at wholesale and retail; to manufac- 
ture lumber of all kinds, and own and operate saw mills and tram roads and 
all other equipment and appliances necessary therefor; and to buy am* seTl goods, 
wares and merchandise at wholesale and retail. 

(3). To own and operate stone quarries, stone crushers and sand banks, and 
purchase, prepare, own and sell all kinds of stone and sand for building and 
construction purposes. 

(4). To buy, sell and manufacture all kinds of brick and cement block, ana 
to own and operate such manufacturing plants, machinery and kilns as may be 
desired for that purpose. 

(5). To purchase, own, lease and sell coal and mineral lands; to mine, ship 
and sell coal, and manufacture, ship and sell coke. ' 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000. 00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. W. Kirkbride, Bluefield, Mercer county, West Virginia, 1 share; W. S\ Becker, 
Bluefield, Mercer county, West Virginia, 1 share ; E. O. Toole, Gary, McDowell 
county. West Virginia. 1 share ; William Rossi, Northfork, McDowell county, West 
Virginia, 1 share ; T. J. O'Neil, Northfork, McDowell county, West Virginia, 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



EVANSTON LAND CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 5, 1907; charter expires July 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, AY. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of buying, selling and manufacturing lumber and build- 
ing materials of all kinds; of building houses and negotiating loans; of improv- 
ing, developing, buying, selling, owning, holding and leasing lands and buildings. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. V. RoJ:h, Huntington, W. Va.,,1 share; W. C. Pollock, Huntington, W. Va., 1 
share; E. C. Crow, Huntington, AY. A'a., 1 share; "Will Mount, Huntington, W. A'a., 
1 share ; W. B. Smith, Huntington, AA". A'a., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



PARTRIDGE COAL AND COKE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 5, 1907 ; charter expires July 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Moundsville, W. A'a. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which tbis corporation is formed are as 



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follows : To mine coal ami manufacture the same into coke or other products 
thereof with the right to sell the same, and to transport the same to market. To 
acquire, own. lease, occupy, use or develop any lands containing coal, oil or gas, 
for any purpose of this company. To mine or otherwise extract or remove coal, 
oil and gas from any lands acquired, owned, leased or occupied by this company, 
or from any other lands. To buy. sell and otherwise deal or traffic in coal, coke, 
oil and gas or any of the products thereof; also the right to purchase, lease, hold 
and convey undeveloped or developed coal lands. To lay out a town not to in- 
clude more than six hundred and forty (640) acres, at or near the works of this 
company, and to sell lots therein : to construct, own. acquire, lease and maintain 
dwelling and other houses for the benefit and use of the employees of the com- 
pany and other persons. To buy. sell, traffic in and handle upon commission, 
genera] merchandise and to own. operate and maintain a store or stores for such 
purposes. To construct, own. acquire, lease, operate and maintain sidings, round 
houses, repair shops and other buildings, scales, tipples, hoists, incline planes, 
engines, machinery, cars and other appliances necessary, useful and convenient 
for the mining, manufacturing and transporting of coal, oil or gas, or any of the 
products thereof, to market, together with the right to construct, own. acquire, 
lease, operate and maintain water works, gas works, electric power plants, com- 
pressed air plants, and all other plants for the purpose of manufacturing and 
transforming power from coal, oil or .gas. and transporting such power to market, 
with tlie right to sell the same. To construct, own. acquire, operate and maintain 
water works, and coke ovens of any and all kinds: to manufacture and sell coke 
and all chemicals and other proflucts of coal, oil or gas, produced by means of 
any and all processes whatsoever: to manufacture the same into other market- 
able products, and to sell tlie same: together with the right to apply for, obtain, 
register, purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire, and to hold, use, own, operate, 
introduce, sell, assign, grant license to use. or otherwise to dispose of trademarks, 
trade names, patents, inventions, improvements and processes used in connection 
with, or secured by letters patent of the United States of America, or of any other 
country or secured otherwise. To drill for ami produce oil and gas and sell the 
same and manufacture and sell all products thereof, together with the right to 
construct, acquire, lease, operate and maintain a pipe line or lines for the trans- 
portation of oil and gas to market : with the right to acquire by eminent domain 
or otherwise a route or routes through the lands of others for a pipe line or 
lines for transporting oil or gas. for public use. To construct, own, acquire, lease 
or operate and maintain a line or lines of railway to and from the mines of said 
company, operated by steam, electricity, compressed air. or otherwise, together 
with bridges, buildings, machinery, engines, locomotives or motors of all descrip- 
tions, mine cars and standard railway cars and other equipments, and all other 
machinery and appliances necessary, useful or convenient for transporting coal, 
coke, oil and products by rail : with the right to sell or otherwise dispose of the 
same. To transport coal, coke, oil and all products thereof by water, and in this 
connection to own. lease, operate and maintain boats, ships, barges, engines and 
machinery, hoists, docks, wharves, viaducts, aqueducts, canals and other water 
ways and all other marine appliances for the transportation of said commodities, 
with the right to sell and dispose of the same ; together with the right of towing 
for hire boats owned by others, and witli the right to transport for hire in the 
boats and barges of this company the coal and other property owned by others. 

Without in any particular limiting any of the powers and objects of this com- 
pany, it is hereby expressly declared and provided that this company sliall have 
power to issue bonds and other obligations for any object or purpose in, and about 
its business : together with the right, when authorized by a vote of its stockhold- 
ers regularly had, to acquire by purchase, subscription or otherwise, and to hold 
and dispose of stocks, bonds or any other obligation of any corporation now formed 
or hereafter to be formed for the purpose of engaging in or pursuing any one or 
more of the kinds of business, purposes, objects or operations above indicated, or 
owning or holding any property of any kind herein mentioned, or of any corpor- 
ation owning or holding the stocks or the obligations of- any such corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $175,000.00; par value shares, .$50.00; subscribed, 
$250.00; paid in. $2o0.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postcffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

David M. Hertzog, Uniontown, Pa., 1 share; Wallace Miller, Uniontown, Va., 1 
share; Max Baum, Uniontown. Ta.. 1 share; Sol J. Rosenbaum, Uniontown, Pa., 
1 share ; K. W. Playford, Uniontown, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



ELKINS IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 5, 1907 : charter expires July 5, 1057. 

Principal office — Elkins, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in the manufacture of lumber and its by products, and to buy, 
lease, own, and sell land for that purpose, to build, buy, lease, and operate steam 
railroads and electric railroads : to purchase land and lay the same out into town 
lots and build houses thereon and sell or lease the same, or sell said lots, to build 
and own water works and furnish water to persons and corporations, Tay gas 
lines and do any and all things incident to the above enumerated powers, and to 
do such other things permitted to be done by a corporation organized for Che pur- 
pose of internal improvement. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; sur^scribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares o" stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. E. Heavner, Elkins, W. Va., 1 share; M. A. Kendall. Elkins, W. Va.. 1 share; 
Blake Taylor, Elkins. W. Va., 1 share ; S. T. Spears, Elkins, W. Va., 1 share ; 
Jerome W. Stuart, Buckhannon, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



KENOVA SAW MILL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident. J 

Charter issued July 5, 1007 ; charter expires June, 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Catlettsburg, Ky. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire timber lands, tracts and rights. 
To buy, sell, export, import, boom, saw and prepare for market and generally 
deal in timber and wood of all kinds. Also to manufacture, buy, sell, export, im- 
port and generally deal in all kinds of goods and articles manufactured from 
wood, and generally to carry on business as sawmill proprietors, timber and lum- 
ber dealers. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$5,000.00 ; paid in, $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

S. W. Patton, Catlettsburg, Kentucky, 10 shares; J. C. Hearne, Catlettsburg, 
Kentucky, 10 shares ; J. Van Horn, Catlettsburg, Kentucky, 10 shares ; J. R. Scott, 
Catlettsburg, Kentucky, 10 shares ; Frank Ross, Catlettsburg Kentucky, 10 shares. 
Total number of shares, 50. 



WESTERN MINING COMPANY.— (Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued July 5, 1007; charter expires July 3, 1057. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of acquiring coal, land, minerals and mining rights 
in the State of West Virginia, and the mining of coal and other minerals there- 
from, and the manufacture and sale of coke and coal, and other minerals and min- 
eral products, and the selling of said lands, coal, minerals and mining rights. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $'25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John G. Evans. Pittsburgh. Pa.. 1 share: F. K. Martin. Pittsburgh. Ta.. 1 
share; J. M. Boren. Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; L. T. Sanders, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 
share ; R. T. Rossell. Pittsburgh. Pa.. 1 share. Total number of sha»res, 5. 



FIDELITY MINING COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 5, 1907; charter- expires July o. 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of acquiring coal, land, minerals and mining rights in 
the State of West Virginia, and the mining of coal and other minerals therefrom, 
and the manufacture and sale of coke and coal, and other minerals and mineral 
products, and the selling of said lands, coal, minerals and mining rights. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John G. Evans. Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share: F. K. Martin. Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; 
J. M. Boren, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share: L. T. Sanders. Pittsburgh. Pa., 1 share; R. 
T. Rossell, Pittsburg. Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares. 5. 



S'OUTHERN MINING COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 5, 1907 ; charter expires July 3, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of acquiring coal, land, minerals and mineral rights in 
the State of West Virginia, and the mining of coal and other minerals therefrom, 
and the manufacture and sale of coke and coal, and other minerals and mineral 
products, and the selling of said lands, coal, minerals and mining rights. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $250,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John G. Evans, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share: F. K. Martin, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share: 
J. M. Boren, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; L. T. Sanders, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; 
R. T. Rossell, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



LEWIS COUNTY POTTERY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 8. 1907 ; charter expires July S, 1957. 

Principal office — Jane Lew, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture stoneware, sewer pipe, brick of all descriptions and all 
product manufactured from clay; and to buy and sell the same. For buying and 
selling real estate, building, renting, purchasing and selling houses, establishing, 
constructing and operating any and all kinds of manufacturing plants, and to do 
any and all things necessary for carrying out the general powers herein conferred. 

Capital, stock — Authorized. $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in. $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Gordon B. Late. Bridgeport, W. Va.. 25 shares ; J. L. Gawthrope, Bridgeport, 
W. Wa., 15 shares ; C. IL Warner, Bridgeport. W. Va., 20 shares ; J. J. Martin, 
Bridgeport, W. Va., 25 shares ; W. E. Smith, Bridgeport, W. Va., 15 shares. Total 
number of shares, 100. 



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ROCHDALE LAUNDRY, DYEING AND CLEANING CO.— ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 8, 1007; charter expires July 8, 1057. 
Principal office — Washington, D. C. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To do a general laundry, dyeing and cleaning business ; to rent, lease or 
own suitable premises, machinery and other property, and in general to do any and 
all other acts, usual, customary or necessary to carry such purposes and objects 
fully into effect. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00 ; par value shares. $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$50.00; paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. H. Allen, 134 Q, N. W., Washington. D. C, 1 share: Louis Brehm, 229 P, 
N. W., Washington, D. C, 1 share ; C. A. Young. 758 Gresham Place, Washington, 
D. C, 1 share ; W. T. Murphy, 1338 B, S. E., Washington, D. C, 1 share ; E. J. 
Bartlett. 1143 N. II. Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C, 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



THE LAKE NEWELL PARK COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 8, 1907 ; charter expires July 8, 1957. 

Principal office — Newell, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of acquiring by lease, purchase or otherwise, land and 
buildings, and of constructing, maintaining and operating a park thereupon : and 
of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating amusement devices, exhibi- 
tions and refreshment stands for providing entertainment, pleasure and refresh- 
ment; and of acquiring, constructing and maintaining zoological and botanical 
gardens ; and of doing everything necessary, incidental to or customary, in con- 
nection therewith. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$5,000.00: paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

G. W. Durkee, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share ; Edwin M. Knowles, East Liver- 
pool. Ohio, 1 share : George W. Clarke, East Liverpool, Ohio, 46 shares ; Marcus, 
Aaron, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; F. B. Lawrence. Newell, W. Ya., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



ST. ALBANS WHARF COMPANY.— (Resident. ) 

Charter issued July 8, 1907; charter expires July 5. 1957. 

Principal office — St. Albans, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: Building, constructing, owning and operating wharfs and wharf boats; 
Imying. owning and selling horses and mules and conducting a general wharfage 
and transfer and livery business ; manufacturing, buying, selling and otherwise 
dealing in hay, grain and other feeds and produce of every nature and description : 
owning and conducting a general merchandise business ; buying and selling and 
otherwise dealing in building material ; owning, leasing and otherwise acquiring 
sufficient real estate for the conduct of its business ; leasing, owning and otherwise 
acquiring coal and timber land not exceeding 10,000 acres and to mine the coal 
therefrom and to carry on a general coal business ; issuing and selling bonds in ac- 
cordance with the laws of the State of West Virginia, and to buy the stock and 
honds of other companies and regulate the same ; erepting proper and suitable build- 
ings for any and all of said purposes, and dealing in any and all articles and ap- 
pliances which may be deemed advisable, and doing all other and general things 



192 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

permitted under the laws of the State of West Virginia and that may be necessary 
or incident to the full carrying out of all the above objects and purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$10,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

• Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows ; 

Grant P. Hall, Charleston, West Virginia. 1 share; Anna Hall, Charleston. West 
Virginia. 1 share; J. S. Barker, St. Albans, West Virginia, 1 share; Maria T. Barker. 
St. Albans. West Virginia. 1 share; R. B. Smith, Charleston, West Virginia, 1 
share. Total number of shares. 5. 



KOONTZ OIL AND GAS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 10, 1007; charter expires July 10, 1057. 
Principal office — Clendenin. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as; 
follows : 

(1) To purchase, own and lease coal and mineral lands; to mine, ship and sell 
coal ; to manufacture, ship and sell coke. 

(2) To buy, sell and deal in logs, lumber and forest products; to own and op- 
erate saw mills and planing mills. 

(3) To acquire by gift, grant, deed, conveyance, lease or otherwise petroleum, 
oil and gas lands ; to hold, transfer and sell the same under restrictions and lim- 
itations provided by law; to drill for oil and gas, and to purchase, sell and ship 
the same ; to purchase oil and gas leases ; and to transfer and assign the same. 

(4) To purchase, own, develop and work mining properties, mining claims and 
mines ; to sell, transfer, lease or mortgage the same. 

(5) To buy, sell and deal in all kinds of goods, wares and merchandise, neces- 
sary, useful or expedient for any of the purposes for which this corporation is 
formed. 

(6) To purchase, acquire and own real estate, not exceeding ten thousand 
acres, for any of the purposes aforesaid, and to sell, lease and dispose of the same. 

(7) To borrow money and give, execute and negotiate any deeds, conveyances, 
bonds, notes and other evidences of debt ; and to take, acquire and receive the same. 

(8) And in general to do all acts and things, which may be deemed necessary 
or expedient for the successful prosecution of the business of the corporation and 
to promote its welfare and success. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. V. Koontz, Clendenin. W. Va., 1 share; IT. B. Davenport. Clay. W. Va.. 1 
share; P. M. Summers, Clay, W. Va., 1 share: J. A. Osborne. Clendenin. W. Va.. 

1 share ; Jno. T. Gainer, Clay, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



WEST VIRGINIA ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS LEAGUH. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 10. 1007. charter expires July 10, 1057, 

Principal office^Oharleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1st. To furnish information, instruct and teach ways and means of preventing 
tubercular infection and raising the standard of physical resistence. , 

2nd. To arrest the progress of and to effect cures in those who are now or may 
become infected with tuberculosis. 

3rd. To encourage the establishment of state, public and private sanitariums in 
West Virginia. 

4th. To centralize co-operative efforts by organizing local county and municipal 
leagues, throughout the state, enabling the unfortunate victims off tuberculosis 



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and its tendencies to obtain and have modern sanitorial management, training and 
treatment within the confines of their respective homes. 

5th. To systematically disseminate knowledge of what tuberculosis is, how it 
is communicated from one individual to another, the inter-communication from 
animals to human beings, the conditions under which contamination takes place, 
its destructive results to humanity, and the assurance with which such contamina- 
tion, disease and death can be prevented and cured. 

6th. To do any and all acts and things, necessary to the greatest accomplish- 
ment of this league, not in violation of the laws of the State of West Virginia, or 
of the United States. 

7th. To receive fees, gifts, contributions or legacies to be used soiely for the 
furtherance of the purposes of this league. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $1,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Hon. Dr. D. Mayer, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share; Hon. O. B. Harper, Pt. Pleas- 
ant, W. Va., 1 share ; Dr. Hugh A. Barbee, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., 1 share ; Dr. R. 
T. Davis, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share ; Dr. Wallace Longstreth, Terra Alta, W. 
Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



SWEET SPRINGS GOLF CLUB.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 10, 1907 ; charter expires July 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Sweet Springs, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To organize and run a social club. 

To own, lease and maintain golf courses and links and necessary real estate for 
that purpose. 

To own or lease a club house and to maintain the same as such and to own and 
operate a cafe in connection therewith, and 

To buy, sell and furnish supplies to club members. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $1,000.00 ; par value shares, $2.00 ; subscribed, 
$100.00; paid in, $10.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. C. Lewis, Jr., Charleston, W. Va., 42 shares ; W. D. Payne, Charleston, W. 
Va., 2 shares; J. F. Bouchelle, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares; Berkeley Minor, Jr., 
Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares ; C. A. Sullivan, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



THE BRENNEMAN OIL AND GAS COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 11, 1907 ; charter expires July 11, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To lease lands for the purpose of drilling, or causing to be drilled, wells 
on said leased lands, for oil or gas, or both ; to hold or sell leases ; to deal, buy, 
sell or hold) in lands, leases, oil, gas and machinery of all kinds pertaining to the 
oil and gas business. 

To own and operate pipe lines and other conveyances and carriers for oil or 
gas, or both. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $2,000.00 ; par value shares, $5.00 ; subscribed, 
$2,000.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Willard B. Brenneman. P. O. box 250, Pittsburgh, Pa., 237 shares; J. E. Bren- 
neman, 1523 So. Front St., Philadelphia, Pa., 102 shares; Geo. E. Brenneman, 



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Dravosburg, Pa., 40 shares ; ■ Eva C. Brenneman, New Cumberland, W. Va., R. F. 
D. No. 4, 20 shares ; Mrs. Mary F. Brenneman, New Cumberland, W. Va., R. F. D. 
No. 4, 1 share. Total number of shares, 400. 



THE R. W. JOHNSTON STUDIO — INCORPORATED. — (Non.Resident.) 

Charter issued July 11, 1907; charter expires July 11, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of engaging in general photography, and owning, and 
buying, and selling the materials and instruments used in same, and to otherwise 
deal in same as board of directors may deem wise and prudent ; with the power 
to buy, sell, lease other businesses without consent of the stockholders, and with 
the power to acquire, own, possess, sell, assign, lease and contract for the purchase, 
sale, or leasing of stock in other incorporated Companies, and generally to per- 
form all and any act incidental or usual, necessary or desirable for the purposes 
aforesaid, and to do all things which may be legally and properly done in the 
carrying on of the photograph business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$3,000.00; paid in, $300.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. W. Johnston, Verner Ave.. Ingram, Pa., 26 shares j J. J. Flaherty, Stowe St., 
Ingram, Pa., 1 share; F. F. Fitch, 20 Verner Ave., Ingram, Pa., 1 share; J. W. 
Boileau, 607 Park Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1 share; S. Sellers, 607 Park Bldg., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 30. 



G. E. SMITH'S SON.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 11, 1907 ; charter expires July 8, 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To do a general wholesale and retail jewelry business in all its branches ; 
to engage in the manufacture and repair of jewelry, watches, clocks, art goods, 
&c, and to buy and sell at wholesale and retail gold and silver plate, diamonds 
and other precious stones, art goods, and such other articles as are usually handled 
in the jewelry business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $23,000.00 ; par value shares, $25.00 ; subscribed, 
$125.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders-— The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. O. Smith, Parkersburg, West Va., 1 share ; Grace B. Smith, Parkersburg, 
West Va., 1 share; F. A. Stahlman, Parkersburg, West' Va., 1 share; H. J. Cook, 
Parkersburg, West Va., 1 share ; C. T. Hiteshew, Parkersburg, West Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



CLAUZE MERCANTILE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 11, 1907; charter expires July 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Maysville, W. Va. 

Purposes — Tue objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in, conduct and carry on the general mercantile business at 
wholesale and retail. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $15,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postotfice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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W. E. Clauze, Maysville, W. Va., 1 share; C. J. Burgess, Streby, W. Va., 1 share; 
O. B. Hamstead, Maysville, W. Va., 1 share ; J. W. Burgess, Streby, W. Va., 1 
share; Frank Simmons. Maysville, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



BANNER WINDOW GLASS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 12, 1907 ; charter expires July 12, 1957. 
Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) Acquiring by purchase deed, lease, contract, other writing, will or other- 
wise, land and interests and rights in lands, minerals, coal and timber, and own- 
ing and holding the same. 

(b) Mining coal, iron and other minerals and mineral substances and ship- 
ping and selling the same and carrying on and maintaining a general mining 
business. 

(c) Manufacturing window, plate and flint glass and any and all kinds of 
glass and glass-ware and selling the same. 

(d) Manufacturing and producing any and all products of coal, coke, iron in 
its crude and finished form, making coke and selling the same. 

(e) Boring for oil, salt, gas, other minerals and mineral substances and 
fluids and manufacturing any product of such oil, salt, gas, minerals and mineral 
substances and fluids or any of them, and selling such products. 

■ (f) Producing, quarrying and manufacturing iron, stone, coal, granite and any 
other useful thing to be derived from land and manufacturing any product which 
can be made from any substance derived from land or in, upon or under the sur- 
face thereof. 

(g) Cutting timber and selling timber and lumber ; shipping and selling logs, 
timber and lumber and manufacturing lumber and other products of wood. 

(h) Leasing lands and any interests in lands, minerals, coal and timber to or 
from others upon royalty or otherwise. 

(i) Buying and selling coal, coke, iron and other minerals, timber, lumber and 
any other product to be derived from lands. 

(j) Building saw-mills and any other manufacturing plants and operating the 
same and selling and dealing in timber and lumber ; building houses, leasing, rent- 
ing and selling the same. 

(k) Building, maintaining and operating such railroads, tram-roads, sidings, 
switches,, turnouts and crossings as may be necessary to carry on any of the 
other objects and purposes of this corporation. 

(1) Owning, holding and running steam boats, steamers, tugs, barges and 
boats for water transportation of any of the things hereby authorized to be 
produced or manufactured and for carrying on a general transportation business 
by water. 

(m) Carrying on a general merchandise business, either wholesale or retail, 
at one or more points. 

(n) Doing any and all things necessary, auxiliary, or incident to carrying out, 
or expeudient in carrying out fully any of the foregoing objects and purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, • $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$4,000.00 ; paid in $400.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. Gilbert, Shirley, Indiana, 16 shares ; A. J. Le Fefevre, Shirley, Indiana, 16 
share ; Louis Waterloo, Shirley. Indiana, 10 shares ; Ernest Mondron, Shirley, Indi- 
ana, 16 shares ; Felix Dandois, Shirley, Indiana, 16 shares. Total number of 
shares, 80. 



FLAT TOP LIQUOR COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 12, 1907 ; charter expires July 12, 1957. 
Principal office — Godfrey, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The purpose of manufacturing and distilling whiskey, brandy and all 
sorts of distilled spirits for the purpose of buying and selling at wholesale and 
retail spirituous and malt liquors, for the purpose of carrying on the business of 
rectifying spirituous liquors, and doing any thing else necessary or incident to 
the aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. A. Hawkes, Godfrey. W. Va., 1 share ; A. B. Williams, Godfrey, W. Va., 1 
share ; Lester Hawkes, Godfrey, W. Va., 1 share : Wilborn Stewart, Godfrey, W. 
Va., 1 share ; J. W. Thomas, Godfrey, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE WALLOWA TIMBER COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 12, 1907 ; charter expires July 12, 1957. 

Principal office — Seattle, Washington. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The acquiring of timber land and timber rights and water rights in the 
Stale of Oregon and elsewhere, erecting mills and operating the same and trans- 
porting the lumber manufactured to market, and mining and marketing coal and 
other minerals, operating for and producing petroleum and natural gas; and for 
such purposes shall have the power to construct all necessary roads, railroads 
and tramroads and pipe-lines, construct booms, erect and maintain wharves, own 
and run vessels, erect and maintain telephone and telegraph lines, maintain and 
conduct one or more general stores, and generally do and perform all things neces- 
sary and proper for the success of said business, and may hold and own stock 
and bonds of other corporations. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $450,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$103,000.00; paid in $10,300.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. D. Wetmore, Warren, Pa., 250 shares ; C. W. Stone, Warren, Pa., 100 shares ; 
Jerry Crary, Warren, Pa., 150 shares; A. J. Hazeltine, Warren, Pa., 50 shares; 
Ellen W. Beaty, Warren, Pa., 50 shares ; F. G. King, Warren, Pa., 50 shares ; C. 
J. Reese, Warren, Pa., 20 shares ; R. G. Chapel, Warren, Pa., 210 shares ; J. V. 
Jefferson, Warren, Pa., 150 shares. Total number of shares, 1,030. 



ASHBY LUMBER COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 13, 1907 ; charter expires July 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Oakland, Md. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of buying, selling, procuring, and preparing for market, 
manufacturing and transportation of timber, trees, wood, and lumber, and for 
carrying on a general manufacturing business for the manufacture and sale at 
wholesale and retail of lumber, shingles and other wood products in the State 
of West Virginia and elsewhere ; and for buying, selling, leasing, and otherwise 
disposing of timber lands, lands, coal, lime, stone, and other minerals, and the 
mining of the same in the said State of West Virginia and elsewhere. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $500.00; subscribed, 
$27,000.00 ; paid in, $13,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles A. Ashby, Deer Park, Maryland, 12 shares; Albert Ashby, Oakland, 
Maryland, 12 shares; George M. Brown, Belington, W. Va., 12 shares; John E. 



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Legge, Oakland, Maryland, 12 shares; Stephen G. Ashby, Bond, Maryland, 4 shares; 
Milton Rodamer, Oakland, Maryland, 2 shares. Total number of shares, 54. 



KRAUS & COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charier issued July 13, 1907; charter expires July 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes-i-The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, distill, buy, sell, deal in, distribute, store, warehouse, 
export and import whiskey, spirits, brandies, gins, cordials, alcohol, mineral waters 
and other liquors and beverages of all kinds, and all kinds of distilling products 
and by-products thereof; to carry on the business of distilling, re-distilling and 
rectifying spirits and other liquors ; and of compounding and blending gins, 
whiskeys and other liquors of all kinds ; and in general, doing everything con- 
nected with a general wholesale and retail wine and liquor trade, in all of its 
branches and all business incidental thereto, and of owning such real and per- 
sonal property as may be necessary to conduct said business ; to manufacture, 
buy, sell and deal in bar supplies and other articles incidental to the wholesale 
and retail liquor trade ; to do a general bottling business ; to do a general cooper- 
age business ; to do a general warehouse and storage business ; to apply for, obtain, 
register, lease or otherwise acquire and hold, use or operate, sell, assign or other- 
wise dispose of any trade marks, trade names, copyrights, patents, inventions, 
improvements and processes used in connection with or secured under letters patent 
of the United States or of other countries or otherwise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Solomon Kraus, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; F. H. Hanke, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 
share ; Edward S. Hirsch, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; Rebecca Kraus, Wheeling, 
W. Va., 1 share ; Nathan Kraus, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



ATHENS TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 13, 1907 ; charter expires July 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Athens, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct, maintain and operate a telephone system, to buy and sell 
telephone systems also real estate connected with said telephone systems. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares; $10.00; subscribed, 
$50.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. I. Gautier, Athens, W. Va., 1 share : D. H. Thornton, Athens, W. Va., 1 
share ; SamI R. Holroyd, Athens, W. Va., 1 share ; W. F. Appling, Athens, W. Va., 
1 share ; J. F. Pennington, Athens, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



ELKS CLUB OF BLUEFIELD.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 13, 1907 ; charter expires July 13, 1957. 

Principal office — Bluefleld, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To conduct and own reading rooms and libraries, game rooms and amuse- 
ments for its members, and to do all things promotive of the social and educational 
advantage of the members. 



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Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, $5.00; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

P. J. Kelley, Bluefleld. W. Va., 1 share ; W. A. Pankey, Bluefield, W. Ya., 1 
share ; C. G. Duy, Bluefleld. W. Va., 1 share ; R. M. Garrett, Jr.. Bluefleld. W. Va., 
1 share ; M. B. Postlethwaite, Bluefield, \V. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares. 
5. 



TATO MINES COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 15, 1007 ; charter expires July 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Chicago. III. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To discover, prospect, explore, investigate, locate, contract for, pur- 
chase, lease, or otherwise acquire, promote, develop, operate, work, sell, let, mort- 
gage, exchange and deal in mines, mining property, mineral lands, coal lands, 
timber lands, oil lands, quarries, water-rights, canals, ditches, of every kind, 
nature and description, and interest therein, and options, rights, and claims upon 
or in connection therewith, in any part of the world; but these powers shall not 
be considered or held to authorize the buying, selling or dealing in lands for 
profit in the state of West Virginia, or the acquisition or operation of railways 
or railway equipment or boats or vessels in the state of West Virginia, or any- 
where else, except in connection with the main business of mining. To quarry 
mine, mill, reduce, refine, dress, smelt, amalgamate, manufacture, prepare for 
market, buy and sell gold, silver, copper, lead, iron and other ores, metals, metallic 
compounds, minerals, coal, coke, charcoal, and other fuels, and all rock or earth 
containing minerals or metals, and all products and by-products of all ores and 
minerals. To contract for, build, purchase, sell, own, lease, and operate plants, 
mills, furnaces, crushing works, dredges, factories, warehouses, offices, dwelling 
houses and other buildings, machinery, implements, provisions, supplies, engines, 
pumps, tramways, ditches, flumes, water-rights, and such other property as will 
be necessary or suitable in carrying out the objects herein stated. To acquire, 
by subscription and purchase (by a vote of its stockholders regularly had, when so 
required by law), and to otherwise acquire, hold, own, control, sell, assign, trans- 
fer, mortgage, pledge or otherwise dispose of shares of stock, bonds, mortgages, 
debentures, notes or contracts issued, created, held or owned by any person, firms, 
association or corporations owning or operating, or contemplating the ownership or 
operation of any of the properties and interests which this corporation has power 
to own, operate or deal in, and while the holder of shares of stock of any corpor- 
ation, to exercise all the rights and privileges of ownership, including the right 
to vote such stock. To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold and re-issue the share-; 
of its own capital stock. To contract for, build, purchase, sell, own,' lease and 
operate railways and railway equipment, and boats and vessels in connection with 
its said business hereinbefore stated. Without in any particular limiting any 
of the powers of the corporation, it is hereby expressly declared and provided that 
the corporation shall have power to make and perform contracts of any kind and 
description in connection with its said business, and to guarantee any dividends, 
bonds, contracts or other obligations, including the power, by vote of its stock- 
holders regularly had, to become surety or guarantor for the debt or default of 
any person or corporation, the stocks, bonds or other securities of which it may 
acquire or hold ; and in the carrying on of its business and for the purpose of at- 
taining or furthering any of its objects, to do any and all other acts and things 
and to exercise any and all other powers which a natural person could do and 
exercise, and which now are or hereafter may be authorized by law. Subject to 
local laws, the corporation shall have the power to conduct its business in any of 
the states, territories, colonies or dependencies of the United States and in foreign 
countries, and to qualify itself for business therein, and to have one or more 
offices out of the state of West Virginia, and to hold, purchase, mortgage and 
convey real and personal property. 



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The foregoing clauses shall be construed both as objects and powers, and it 
hereby expressly provided that the foregoing enumeration of specific powers shall 
not be held, under the operation of any rule of law, to limit or restrict in any 
manner the powers of the corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$50.00; paid in, $50. 00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harry S. Derby, No. Jackson Blvd.. Chicago, 111., 1 share : Joseph D. Hubbard, 
No. 9 Jackson Blvd., Chicago. 111., 1 share; E. Bently Hamilton, No. 100 Wash- 
ington St.. Chicago, 111., 1 share ; Warner -II. Robinson, No. 100 Washington St., 
Chicago. 111., 1 share; Neil McMillan, Sherman House, Chicago, 111., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 

The corporation shall not agree to any mortgage or other lein upon any real 
or personal property owned by it without the consent in writing, or by a vote 
at a special meeting of the stockholders called for the purpose, of the holders of 
at least two-thirds of the entire capital stock of the corporation at the time out- 
standing, but this restriction shall not be construed to apply to any purchase 
money mortgage or lien. On the affirmative vote in person or by proxy, of the 
holders of at least sixty (60) per centum of the outstanding stock of the corpora- 
tion at any general meeting or at any special meeting called for thafpurpose, the 
corporation may sell, transfer or assign, in good faith, all of its property and assets 
as an entirety, but a smaller majority shall not have the right to make such a 
sale, transfer or assignment ; but no sale, transfer or assignment of property and 
assets of the corporation as an entirety shall be made except at a general or a 
special meeting of the stockholders called in the manner provided by law. The 
directors shall have power and authority to issue the debentures, notes, certifi- 
cates of indebtedness and other obligations or evidences of debt of the corpora- 
tion. 



INTERMONT ELECTRIC COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 15, 1907 ; charter expires July 12, 1957. 

Principal office — Bluefield, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: (1) To manufacture, buy, sell, lease, use and deal in, electrical machinery, 
generators, motors, lamps, apparatus., mechanical and other devices, appliances, 
supplies, and articles and material of every kind appertaining to or in anywise 
connected with the production, use, distribution, regulation, control or applica- 
tion of electricity or electrical apparatus. 

(2) To contract for the supply, construction, erection, installation, mainte- 
nance and repair of electrical and other machinery, apparatus, appliances and 
supplies, and to do and carry on the business of electrical construction ; and the 
business of manufacturers' agent for the sale and handling of any and all the 
electrical machinery, apparatus, devices, appliances and supplies above named. 

(3) To construct and erect electric mining and lighting plants. 
(4 1 To construct, equip, own and operate telephone systems. 

(5) To erect, maintain, operate and conduct machine shops, and ware-rooms, 
for the manufacturing, building and handling the machinery, apparatus, supplies 
and appliances above mentioned. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. L. Bailey, Bluefield, Mercer county, W. Va., 1 share ; J. J. Giles, Bluefield, 
Mercer county, W. Va., 1 share ; M. S. Thompson, Bluefield, Mercer county, W. 
Va., 1 share ; M. G. Bailey, Bluefield, Mercer county, W. Va., 1 share ; C. L. Giles, 
Bluefield, Mercer county, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



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EFFINGHAM OIL & GAS COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 15. 1907 ; charter expires July 11, 1957. 
Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To lease, buy and sell oil, natural gas and other mineral lands. 

2. To drill, bore, mine and explore for oil and natural gas, and other minerals. 

3. To build tanks and other structures necessary to care for and store oil, 
natural gas and other minerals. 

4. To own, lay, maintain and operate pipe lines to transport oil and natural 
gas, and own, contruct and maintain telegraph and telephone lines. 

5. To sell, vend and transport crude oil, natural gas and other minerals. 

6. To refine crude oil, and vend, sell and transport the manufactured product 
and by-products thereof. 

7. To buy, sell and deal in timber, timber lands and lumber and operate saw 
mills for the manufacture of lumber, and sell and transport the products thereof. 

8. And do all other things necessary to fully and completely carry out the 
above mentioned things, either in the state of West Virginia or elsewhere. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$400.00 : paid in, $80.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. C. Crile, Clarksburg. W. Va., 1 share ; F. G. Viger. Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 
share ; U. W. Showalter, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; W. Guy Tetrick, Clarks- 
burg, W. Va., 1 share ; J. B. Fisher, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; J. W. Bush, 
Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; J. F. Bradford, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; J. R. 
Hickman, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 8. 



WHEELING BUTCHERS' ASSOCIATION. — (New Agreement.) 

I. C. W. Swisher, Secretary of State of the State of West Virginia, do hereby 
certify that a resolution and New Agreement duly acknowledged and accompanied 
by the proper certificates and affidavits, have this day been delivered to me, which 
Resolution and New Agreement are in the words and figures following : 

"Be it Resolved, That a new agreement of incorporation for the WHEELING 
BUTCHERS' ASSOCIATION extending and enlarging the purposes and objects 
of said Wheeling Butchers' Association as granted to it and set forth in the 
original certificates of incorporation granted to said association by the state of 
West Virginia, on the 23rd day of April, 1888, executed, signed and acknowledged 
by the holders of a majority of the stock of said association at this special meet- 
ing held at the principal office of said association in the city of Wheeling, Ohio 
County, West Virginia, on the 10th day of April, 1907, the said stockholders meet- 
ing having been assented to and publication of notice in a newspaper waived by 
all of the stockholders prior to this meeting, be increased and enlarged to the fol- 
lowing extent, namely : 

For the purpose of buying and selling live stock such as cattle, sheep, hogs, 
lambs and calves ; killing, dressing, curing the same and doing a general slaughter- 
ing and packing business ; also of buying and selling all kinds of meats ; to man- 
ufacture, buy and sell hides, tallows, pelts, calf-skins and by-products ; of cutting, 
manufacturing and selling ice, and of buying and selling necessary real estate and 
personal property and performing all acts necessary to the conduct of said busi- 
ness. 

Be it resolved further that a certified copy of this resolution under the hand of 
the president of this association and the seal of this association shall be delivered 
to the secretary of state." 

I. We, the undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name of WHEEL- 
ING BUTCHERS' ASSOCIATION. 

II. The present place of business of said corporation shall be located in the 



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City of Wheeling, the County of Ohio and State of West Virginia and its chief 
works to be located at the same place. 

III. The object and purpose for which this corporation is formed are as fol- 
lows : 

For the purpose of buying and selling live stock such as cattle, sheep, hogs, 
lambs and calves : killing, dressing, curing the same and doing a general slaughter- 
ing and packing business; also of buying and selling all kinds of meats; to manu- 
facture, buy and sell hides, tallows, pelts, calf-skins and by-products ; of cutting, 
manufacturing and selling ice : and of buying and selling necessary real estate 
and personal property and performing acts necessary to the conduct of said busi- 
ness. 

IV. The amount of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation 
shall be fifty thousand dollars which shall be divided into fifty shares of the par 
value of one thousand dollars each, of which authorized capital stock the amount 
of fifteen (15.000) thousand dollars has been subscribed, and the amount of seven 
thousand five hundred (7,500) dollars has been paid. 

V. The names and post office addresses of incorporators and the number of 
shares of stock subscribed by each are as follows : 

Christian Kalbitzer. Wheeling, W. Va.', 1 share; V. J. Korn, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 
share; F. W. Xeininger, Bridgeport, O., 1 share; Chas. Heil & Son, Bridgeport, <>., 
1 share ; John C. Medick, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; George A. Medick, Wheeling, W. 
Va., 1 share ; B. Gartner, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; T. W. Yingling, Martins Ferry, 
O., 1 share : Fred Romal. Martins Ferry, O., 1 share ; Cnarles Rohrig, Wheeling, W. 
Va., 1 share ; Henry Otto, Triadelphia, W. Va., 1 share ; Louis Otto, Triadelphia, W. 
Va., 1 share ; F. Weimers S'ons, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share ; Charles A. Mull, Elm 
Grove, W. Va.. 1 share ; Lemmon Landahl Co.,- Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 15. 

VI. This corporation is to expire fifty years from the date of the certificate of 
this incorporation. 

Given under our hands this 10th day of April. 1907 

Christian Kalbitzer. 
V. J. Korn, 
F. W. Neininger, 
Lemmon Landahl Co. 
Chas. Heil & S'on, 
John C. Medick 
Geo. M. Medick. 
B. Gartner, 
T. W. Yingling, 
Fred Romal, 
Charles Rohrig, 
Henry Otto, 
Louis Otto, 
F. Weimers Sons, 
Chas. A. Mull. 
WHEREFORE, The stockholders named in said New Agreement, and all the other 
stockholders of said corporation, and their successors and assigns, are hereby de- 
clared to be from this date until the tenth day of April, 1908, a corporation by the 
name, and for the objects and purposes set forth in said New Agreement; and that 
the said corporation shall henceforth be subject to such New Agreement as set 
forth in this certificate in lieu of its original certificate of incorporation. 

Given under my hand, and the Great Seal of the said State, at the City of 
Charleston, this sixteenth day of July, 1907. 

C. W. Swisher, 

Secretary of State. 



PITTSBURG CHAIN & FORGE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 16, 1907 ; charter expires July 16, 1957. 
Principal office — Paden City, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in the business of manufacturing, buying and selling iron and 
steel products, articles of merchandise manufactured of iron or steel, or of which 
iron or steel form a part, to act as agent or broker in the buying and selling of 
iron or steel or commodities made of iron or steel, or of which iron or steel form 
a part: to operate a company store or stores for the sale of any kind of merchan- 
dise to employes or others; to erect, own or lease tenements or buildings, as dwell- 
ings for employes or others, and for this purpose to purchase and hold real estate ; 
to erect, maintain and operate telegraph and telephone lines as are necessary and 
convenient in the operation of the business of the company, and to engage in any 
other business, or do and perform any other thing or things including the right to 
make any contract or contracts not prohibited by law. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed. 
$500.00: paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Arthur E. Pearce, No. 367 Frick Annex. Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share : L. P. Cotter. 
No. 908 Frick Bldg.. Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; A. M. Fuller, No. 008 Frick BIdg., 
Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; E. Rainbow, No. 1374 Frick Annex. Pittsburg. Pa., 1 share: 
E. II. Flood, No. 020 Frick Bldg., Pittsburg. Pa., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. • 



JANE LEW COAL & COKE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 17. 1907 : charter expires July 17, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To mine coal and manufacture the same into coke or other products 
thereof with the right to sell the same, and to transport the same to market; "to 
acquire, own, lease, occupy, use or develop any lands containing coal for any pur- 
pose of this company ; to mine or otherwise extract or remove coal from any lands 
acquired, owned, leased or occupied by this company, or from any other lands ; to 
buy, sell and otherwise deal or traffic in coal, -coke or any of the products thereof; 
also, the right, to purchase, lease, hold and convey undeveloped or developed lands ; 
to construct, own, acquire, lease and maintain dwelling and other houses for the 
benefit and use of the employees of the company and other persons. 

To buy, sell, traffic in and handle upon commission, general merchandise and to 
own, operate and maintain a store, or stores, for said purposes. To construct, 
own, acquire, lease, operate and maintain sidings, round houses, repair shops and 
other buildings, scales, tipples, hoists, incline planes, engines, machinery, cars, and 
other appliances necessary, useful or convenient for the mining, manufacturing and 
transporting of coal, or any of the products thereof, to market, together with the 
right to construct, own. acquire, lease, operate, and maintain water works, gas 
works, electric power plants, compressed air plants, and all other plants for the 
purpose of manufacturing and transforming power from coal, and transporting 
such power to market with the right to sell the same. 

To construct, own, acquire, operate and maintain water works, and coke ovens 
of any and all kinds ,' to manufacture and sell coke and all chemicals and other 
products of coal produced by means of any and all processes whatsoever ; to man- 
ufacture the same into other marketable products, and to sell the same, together 
with the right to apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire, 
and to hold, use, own, operate, introduce, sell, assign, grant license to use, or 
otherwise to dispose of trademarks, trade names, patents, inventions, improvements 
and processes used in connection with or secured by Letters Tatent of the United 
States of America, or of any other country or secured otherwise. 

To construct, own, acquire, lease, or operate and maintain a line or lines of 
railway to and from the mines of said company, operated by steam, electricity, 
compressed air, or otherwise, together with bridges, buildings, machinery, engines, 
locomotives or motors of all descriptions, mine cars and standard railway cars 



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and other equipments, and all other machinery and appliances necessary, useful or 
convenient for transporting coal, coke, and products thereof by rail, with the right 
to sell or otherwise dispose of the same. 

Without, in any particular, limiting any of the powers and objects of this com- 
pany, it is hereby expressly declared and provided that this company shall have 
power to issue bonds and other obligations for any object or purpose in and 
about its business, together with the right, when authorized by a vote of its stock- 
holders regularly had, to acquire by purchase, subscription or otherwise, and to 
hold and dispose of stocks, bonds or any other obligation of any corporation now 
formed, or hereafter to be formed, for the purpose of engaging in or pursuing any 
one or more of the kinds of business, purposes, objects or operations above indi- 
cated, or owning or holding any property of any kind herein mentioned, or of any 
corporation owning or holding the stocks or the obligations of any such corporations. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed. 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harry Whyel, Uniontown, Pa., 1 share ; George YVhyel, Uniontown, Pa., 1 share ; 
I. W. Semans, Uniontown, Pa., 1 share ; George B. Burchinal, Uniontown, Pa., 1 
share ; John Harley, Jane Lew, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE PREMIER POCAHONTAS COLLIERIES COMPANY. — (Resident. 

Charter issued July 18, 1907 : charter expires July 18, 1057. 
Principal office — Eckman, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects, and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : 

(a) To manufacture iron, steel, manganese, coke, copper, lumber and other 
materials, and all or any articles consisting or partly consisting of iron, steel, 
copper, wood or other material and any products thereof. 

(b) To acquire, own, lease, occupy, use, sell or develop, or to dispose of in 
any manner, any land containing coal, iron or manganese, stone or other ores or 
oils, and any woodland or timberland. or other lands. 

(c) To mine or otherwise to extract, or remove coal, ores, stone and other 
minerals and timber from any lands owned, acquired, leased or occupied by the 
company, or from any other lands. 

(d) To buy and sell, or otherwise to do or traffic in iron, steel, manganese, 
copper, stone, ores, coal, coke, wood, lumber and other materials and any of the 
products thereof and in any articles consisting or partly consisting thereof. 

(e) To construct bridges, buildings, machinery, ships, boats, engines, cars and 
other equipments, tram-roads, and other roads, not railroads in contemplation of 
the existing laws of the State of West Virginia, docks, slips, elevators, water- 
works, gas-works, and electric works, viaducts, aqueducts, canals and other water- 
ways, and any other means of transportation, and to sell the same, or otherwise 
dispose thereof, or to maintain and operate the same. 

(f) To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise to acquire, and 
to hold, use, own, operate, and introduce and to sell, assign or otherwise to dis- 
pose of, any trade-marks, trade-names, patents, inventions, improvements and pro- 
cesses used in connection with or secured under letters patent of the United States, 
or elsewhere, or otherwise ; and to use, exercise, develop, grant licenses in respect 
of or otherwise turn to account any such trade-marks, patents, licenses processes 
and the like, or any such property or rights. 

(g) To engage in any other manufucture, mining, construction or transporta- 
tion business of any kind or character whatsoever, and to that end to acquire, 
hold, own and dispose of any and all property, assets, stocks, bonds and rights 
of any and every kind. 

(h) To acquire by purchase, subscription or otherwise, and to hold or dispose 
of stocks, bonds or any other obligations of any corporation formed for, or then 
or theretofore engaged in or pursuing any one or more of the kinds of business, 



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purposes or objects or operations above indicated, or owning or holding any prop- 
erty of any kind herein mentioned ; or owning or holding the stock or the obligations 
of any such corporation. 

(i) To hold for investment, or otherwise to use, sell or dispose of, any stock, 
bonds or other obligations of any such other corporations ; to aid in any manner 
any corporation whose stock, bonds, or other obligations are held or are in any 
manner guaranteed by the company, and to do any other acts or things for the 
preservation, protection, improvement or enhancement of the value of any such 
stock, bonds or other obligations, or to do any acts or things designed for any 
such purpose ; and while owner of any such stock, bonds or other obligations, to 
exercise all the rights, powers and provileges of ownership thereof, and to exer- 
cise any and all voting powers thereon. 

(j) To borrow money, to make and issue promissory notes, bills of exchange, 
bonds, debentures, and other securities and evidences of indebtedness whether 
secured by mortgage, pledge or otherwise, to an amount equal to the capital stock 
of this company. 

(k) To hold, purchase, encumber, mortgage and convey, real and personal 
property, or its rights or interests therein. 

(I) To engage in the merchantile business at wholesale or retail or both and 
to conduct a general or special mercantile business or both and generally to engage 
in business as merchant as fully as a co-partnership or natural person could, and 
to own and operate the same or to sell the same in whole or in part. 

(m) To issue bonds and other obligations in payment for property purchased 
or acquired by it, or for any other object in or about its business ; to mortgage or 
pledge any stock, bonds or other obligations. 

(n) The business or the purpose of the company is from time to time to do 
any one or more of the acts and things herein set forth ; and it may conduct its 
business in other states and territories, and may have one* office or more than one 
office outside of the State of West Virginia, except as otherwise provided by law. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $300,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$85,000.00; paid in, $8,500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James R. Gilliam, Lynchburg, Va., 150 shares ; Frank I'. Harman, Lynchburg, 
Va.. 160 shares; P. P. Flanagan, Eckman, W. Va., 200 shares; Marriss Watts, 
Eckman, W. Va., 60 shares ; T. D. Kauffelt, Eckman, W. Va., 40 shares ; James P. 
Flanagan, Welch, W. Va., 100 shares ; M. S. Taylor, Welch, W. Va., 20 shares ; 
W. E. Hannah, Eckman, W. Va., 50 shares, W. L. Johnston, McDowell, W. Va., 
50 shares ; R. F. Campbell, North Fork, W. Va., 20 shares. Total number of 
shares, 850. 



THE PARKERS'BURG AND BELPRE BRIDGE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 18, 1907 ; charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Newell, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : To build, equip, acquire, maintain and operate a toll bridge for street and 
interurban cars, pedestrians and other public travel, uses and purposes, from a 
point at or near Fifth street in the City of Parkersburg in Wood county, West 
Virginia, to a point opposite therefrom and across the Ohio River in the village 
of Belpre, Washington County, Ohio ; together with the right to acquire and hold 
all the necessary and proper real estate for said purpose and all other necessary 
and proper rights and privileges incident thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$5,000.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James A. Newell, Newell, Hancock county, W. Va., 46 shares ; C. B. Newell, 
Newell, Hancock county, W. Va., 1 share ; S. C. Williams, East Liverpool, Ohio, 



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1 share ; Joseph G. Lee, Bast Liverpool, Ohio, 1 share ; Jason H. Broones, East 
Liverpool Ohio, 1 share. Total number of shares, 50. 



THE SECOND HAND PIPE AND SUPPLY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 18, 1907 ; charter expires July 18, 1057. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : Buying, selling, exchanging, dealing in, manufacturing and disposing of 
all and every kind of oil and' gas well supplies, machinery and appliances, buying, 
selling, leasing and sub-leasing lands for drilling for and producing oil and gas 
and mining, producing coal and minerals, and selling such products, and generally to 
transact any and all business incident to or connected with such purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $25.00 ; subscribed, 
$125.00; paid in, $12.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. G. Reed, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share ; A. D. Ireland. Parkersburg, W. Va., 
1 share: Charles Despard, Jr., Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share; William Richardson, 
Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share ; W. W. Van Winkle, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



THE HUDSON— JUSTICE INSURANCE AGENCY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 19, 1907 ; charter expires July IS, 1957, 

Principal office — Logan, W. Va. , 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : 

First. For conducting a general brokerage and commission business. 

Second. For the buying and selling real and personal property on commission 
or otherwise. 

Third. To solicit and underwrite fire, life, accident, health, plate glass, steam 
boiler, employers liability, miners accident and all other forms of insurance. 

Fourth. And for any and all such purposes as are incident to a general brokerage 
business, and with all such rights, privileges and powers as may be necessary or 
convenient to the conduct thereof. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$100.00 ; paid in, $10.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Clement H. Hudson, Logan, W. Va., 2 shares ; S'. B. Robertson, Logan, W. Va., 2 
shares ; Scott Justice, Logan, W. Va., 2 shares ; J. Cary Alderson, Logan, W. Va., 2 
shares ; Naaman Jackson, Logan, W- Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



CLARKSBURG FOUNDRY & CASTING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 19, 1907; charter expires July 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : To acquire, construct, own and operate a foundry for the making of all 
kinds of metallic castings, machinery and appliances. To carry on the business 
of moulders and founders, and to manufacture all kinds of products from iron, steel, 
bronze and other metallic substances. To manufacture, build, and construct all 
kinds of machinery, machines and parts thereof, whether made of metallic substances 
or wood. To carry on the general business of manufacturing all kinds of products 
from wood or metallic substances, and to buy, sell, and deal in all kinds of manu- 
factured products. To contract for, construct and erect buildings, coal tipples. 



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fixtures, machine shops, or plants ; and to build and equip tram ways, railways, 
etc. ; and to carry on the general business of contractors. 

To rent, purchase, acquire, own, hold and sell real estate. , 

To do and perform all acts and things which may be necessary to carry out the 
general purposes for which this corporation is organized 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. G. Jewett, Clarksburg, W. Va.. 1 share; V. L. Highland, Clarksburg. W. Va., 
1 share ; Chas. S. Smiley, Clarksburg, W. Va.. 1 share ; E. T. Weir, Clarksburg, 
W. Va., 1 share ; J. O. Brooks, Clarksburg. \Y. Va.. 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



POPULAR AMUSEMENT COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 19, 1907 ; charter expires July 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Morgantown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : To own and . operate vaudeville theaters, nickelodeums, parks, roller 
skating rinks and places of amusement. To purchase and own land for the uses 
of the company to build and remodel theatres and rooms for amusement purposes ; 
to buy, sell and rent pictures machines, films, seats pianos and supplies for mov- 
ing picture and vaudeville shows, and to lease, buy and sell property or properties 
used in connection with the said vaudeville and moving picture shows. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice addres's, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. L. Swisher, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share ; T. J. Brock, Morgantown, W. Va., 
1 share ; E. W. Michael, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share ; Scott N. Swisher, Morgan- 
town, W. Va., 1 share; W. J. Michael, Morgantown, W. Va., 1 share. Total num- 
ber of shares, 5. 



THE KANSAS CITY SECURITY COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 20, 1907 ; charter expires January 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Kansas City, Mo. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : To conduct a mining and oil business, and to that end to acquire and 
develop lands and leases in the states of Kansas. Missouri, and other states and 
foreign countries and to acquire and hold stocks in other similar corporations ; ac- 
quire rights of way for pipe lines by condemnation or otherwise, to lay and operate 
pipe lines, to erect, control and operate a refinery or refineries, mills and mining 
machinery ; to acquire and hold franchises and rights of a public and private nature 
for the supply of gas, oil and other like commodities, sink wells, shafts and in 
all other ways to exploit, explore and develop its properties; to sell, convey and 
market its properties ■or any part thereof and do all else which may be deemed 
necessary or requisite for any or all of the purposes aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $182,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$182,000.00; paid in $182,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. W. Hocker, Trustee, 2425, Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo., 1816 shares; E. B. 
Hayden, Elsmere Hotel, Kansas City, Mo., 1 share; Thomas G. Beaham, 1025 West 
8th Street, Kansas City, Mo., 1 share; Angus W. McDonald, Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share ; George S. Couch, Jr., Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 
1820. 

That the offices of this corporation may be maintained, and meetings of the stock- 



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holders and directors may be held in Kansas City, Kansas, or in such other places 
as the by-laws may provide ; and the by laws may further provide for any number, 
of directors, not less than three nor more than nine in number, and that none of 
such directors need reside in the State of West Virginia. 



REYNOLDS & COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 20, 1907 ; charter expires July 20, 1957. 
Principal office — Boston, Mass. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporations is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To buy, or otherwise acquire, to sell, pledge, or otherwise dispose of, and 
deal in stocks, bonds, securities, notes and other obligations or evidence of indebted- 
ness of any individual, co-partnership or corporation. 

2. To buy, lease, bond, or otherwise acquire, sell, mortgage, lease, or otherwise 
dispose of and deal in mines, mining claims, rights or locations. 

3. To acquire the good will, rights, property or obligations of any individual, 
partnership or corporation engaged in mining or owning mines, mining claims, rights 
■or locations. 

4. To own and acquire, buy, sell, and deal in all kinds of property, real, per- 
sonal, or mixed, or any interest therein, and of every kind and description, and 
wherever located, which it is necessary, desirable or convenient to buy, sell, acquire 
or deal in, as incidental to the business herein specified, but not contrary to the laws 
of West Virginia. 

5. To act as fiscal agents, underwriters and registrars for the purpose of under- 
writing, selling or registering the whole or any part of any issue of stocks, bonds, 
or other securities or obligations. 

G. To borrow and lend money, issue bonds, mortgages, notes, drafts, and bills 
of exchange whenever it may be necessary, desirable or convenient so to do, as in- 
cidental to the business herein specified, but not contrary to the laws of West Vir- 
ginia. 

The business or purpose of the company is from time to time to do any one or 
more of the acts and things herein set forth ; and it may conduct its business and 
do said acts and things in all parts of the world and may in all parts of the world 
do all things, and own, acquire, buy, sell, deal in and dispose of all kinds of prop- 
erty, real, personal or mixed of whatever kind or description, whether hereinbe- 
fore specifically enumerated or not, which it is necessary or convenient to be done 
or acquired, dealt in and disposed of in pursuance of or as incidental to the busi- 
nesses and acts hereinbefore specified or any of them, but not in violation of the 
law of the State of West Virginia or of any other state, territory or country where 
said acts are done or said property acquired, held or disposed of. 

In the construction of these articles of association full force and effect shall be 
given to each clause and paragraph thereof independently of any other clause or 
paragraph, and the effect and construction thereof shall be in no wise limited or 
controlled by reference to any other clause or paragraph, except as such other 
clause or paragraph is expressly referred to ; and on all questions of construction 
aud liability these articles of association are to be construed under and with re- 
ference to the laws of the State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Arthur H. Elliott, 27 State Street, Boston, Mass., 1 share ; Howard Reynolds, 
27 State Street, Boston, Mass., 1 share ; Stephen R. Jones, 28 State Street, Boston, 
Mass., 1 share ; Frederick W. Eaton, 28 State Street, Boston, Mass., 1 share ; Glea- 
son L. Archer, 28 State Street, Boston, Mass., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 

The board of' directors from time to time shall determine whether and to what 
«xtent, and at what times and places, and under what conditions and regulations, 
the accounts and books of the corporation, or any of them, shall be open to the in- 
spection of the stockholders, and no stockholder shall have any right to inspect 



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any account or book or document of the corporation, except as conferred by statute 
or authorized by the board of directors, or by a resolution of the stockholders. 



WILSON SAND AND SUPPLY CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 20. 1907 : charter expires, June 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To dig, mine, transport, ship, buy and sell, sand, gravel, stone, coal, lime, 
cement, grain, hay, feed, shingles, lumber, and other building materials, railroad 
and mining supplies and in connection with said business to own and operate 
boats and barges and other craft and own land necessary in the conduct of said 
business but at no one time to own more than ten thousand acres. 

Capital stock — Auithorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. T. Wilson, Huntington. W. Va., 1 share : C. R. Wilson, Huntington, W. Va., 1 
share ; J. H. Wilson, Huntington. W. Va.. 1 share ; G. B. Wilson, Huntington, W. Va. 
1 share ; M. A. Wilson, Huntington. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE CITY MARKET COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 20, 1907; charter expires. July 1. 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To deal in general merchandise, both at wholesale and retail ; to buy and 
sell, deal and traffic in and otherwise acquire and dispose of all kinds of merchandise^ 
and especially and particularly to buy and sell, deal and traffic in and otherwise 
acquire and dispose of all kinds and manner of groceries, green groceries and edible 
meats, fowls and fish and other goods : to act as merchandise brokers and upon com- 
mission to sell and dispose of all and every kind of merchandise; to buy and sell 
stocks and bonds of corporations, firms and individuals, and to discount notes and 
other evidences of indebtedness ; to acquire by purchase and otherwise and hold, 
lease, sell or otherwise dispose of real estate ; and to make, enter into and perform 
any and all contracts, and to do any and all things and acts proper, convenient or 
necessary for the purposes, enjoyment, attainment or furtherance of any and all of 
the objects aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William B. Freeland, 116 Webster St.. Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; John C. Daw- 
son, 324 S. Second St., Clarksburg. W. Va., 1 share; Ada B. Freeland. 116 Webster 
St., Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share: Edwin N. Hollen. 116 Webster St., Clarksburg, W. 
Va.. I share: Michael L. Freeland. 126 W. Pike St.. Clarksburg. W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



JENNINGS LIMBER COMPANY. INC. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 20. 1907; charter expires July 5, 1937. 

Principal office — Jenningston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To plant and cut timber, bark, stumpage and to saw, plane or manufacture 
the same for the markets; to mine coal, clays and minerals; to establish pulp and 
other plants ; to utilize bark for various purposes : to till the ground and raise 
cattle ; to build and operate railroads for the carriage of persons, freight, lumber 
and products of the soil and of the timber lands ; to buy and sell commodities and 



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merchandise of all kinds; to build houses, stores, hotels, stations and bungalows; 
to provide means for persons engaged in and about industries established or that 
may be upon the grounds and water courses adjacent to the grounds ; to operate 
upon the streams, floats, steam and other power appliances ; to operate motor and 
other impelling means for the carriage of freight, persons and animals and to erect 
plants to manufacture from the soil or clay different articles for use in the applied 
arts; to manufacture, purchase, or otherwise acquire goods, merchandise and per- 
sonal property of every class, and to hold, own, mortgage, sell or otherwise dis- 
pose of, trade, deal in and deal with the same ; to acquire and undertake the good 
will, property, rights and assets and the liabilities of any person, firm, association 
or corporation, and to pay for the same in cash, stock or bonds of the corporation 
or otherwise ; to enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every kind 
and for any lawful purpose with any person, firm, association or corporation ; to bor- 
row or raise money without limit, as to amount by the issue of or upon warrants, 
bonds debentures, and other negotiable or transferable instruments, or otherwise, 
to apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise to acquire, and to hold 
use, own, operate and introduce, and to- sell, assign or otherwise to dipose of, any 
trade names, patents, inventions, improvements and processes used in connection with 
or secured under letters patent of the United States, or elsewhere or otherwise, 
and to use, exercise, develop, grant licenses in respect of, or otherwise to turn to 
account any such trade-marks, patents, licenses, processes and the, like, or any such 
property or rights ; to purchase, hold and re-issue the shares of its capital stock ; 
to conduct business in any of the states, territories, colonies or dependencies of the 
United S'tates, in District of Columbia, and in any and all foreign countries, to have 
one or more offices therein, and therein to hold, purchase, mortgage and convey real 
and personal property, without limit as to amount ; but always subject to local 
laws ; to do any or all of the things herein set forth to the same extent as natural 
persons might or could do, and in any part of the world ; the foregoing clauses 
shall be construed both as objects and powers ; and it is hereby expressly pro- 
vided that the foregoing enumeration of specific powers shall not be held to limit or 
restrict in any manner the powers of the corporation. In general to carry on any 
other business in connection with the foregoing, whether manufacturing or other- 
wise, and to have and to exercise all the powers conferred by the laws of West 
Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; paff value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Robert P. Wfcitmer, 200 Girard Trust Bl'd'g., Philadelphia, Pa., 2 shares ; Cortez 
H. Jennings, Towanda, Pa., and Jenningston, W. Va., 2 shares ; William Worth 
Jennings, Towanda, Pa., and Jenningston, W. Va., 1 share ; J. Ford Dorrance, Tow- 
anda, Pa., and Philadelphia, Fa., 1 share; A. Jay Valentine, Parsons, W. Va., 1 
share; Rodney A. Mercur, Towanda, Pa., 1 share; J. Walter Douglass Philadelphia, 
Pa.*, 1 share ; Charles M. Tozer, Jennings, Md., 1 share. Total number of shares, 
10. 



THE TRUE-BLUE OIL & GAS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 20, 1907 ; charter expires, July 20, 1957. 

Principal office — Chester, W. Va. 

Purposes— The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To drill for oil and gas, buy, sell, lease and trade in oil and gas leases 
and properties, to mine coal, clay and other minerals, t» buy sell and operate coal 
and clay mines, and other mines, to construct and maintain oil and gas pipe lines, 
to construct and maintain and operate railroads, tramways and other roads and 
ways, to construct, maintain and operate telephone and telegraph lines and all other 
things necessary to the proper development of the oil and gas business and mining 
business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed 
$250.00 ; paid in, $250.00. 



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Stockholders — The names, postoffice address. and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Frank G. Chapman, Chester, W. Va.. ."> shares; F. R. McGrew, Carnegie, Pa., 5 
shares; D. W. Hopper. Carnegie, Pa., 5 shares; Hervey C. Showalter, Chester, W. 
Va.. 5 shares : A. D. Fausler, East Liverpool, O., 5 shares. Total number of 
shares 25. 



WEST VIRGINIA AMUSEMENT CLUB. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued — July 22. 1007 ; charter expires July 22, 1957. 

Principal office — Philippi. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To purchase, lease, acquire, operate and maintain bowling alleys, pool 
rooms, billiard tables : to purchase lands, buildings or construct buildings with 
suitable equipments for operating bowling alleys, pool rooms and billiard tables; 
to purchase lease or otherwise acquire real estate necessary to the operation of the 
company : to buy, lease, build, erect, equip, operate, maintain and sell apartment 
houses, residences and hotels.; to purchase, lease, install and operate furnaces, 
boilers and machinery : to supply heat, steam, water, electricity and other means 
of heating, lighting, power, signalling and other purposes ; to buy, lease, construct 
or otherwise acquire store rooms, warehouses and other buildings; to buy and sell 
all kinds of merchandise : to equip, conduct and operate general stores or depart- 
ment stores and to establish therein all kinds of merchandise to sell either at whole- 
sale or retail ; to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, operate and maintain skating 
rinks; to purchase, lease or otherwise acquire lands and suitable buildings, or 
the erection of buildings with suitable equipments for operating and maintaining 
shooting; galleries. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$3,100.00; paid in. $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. L. Lambert. Philippi. W. Va.. 5 shares.; Leona Lambert, Philippi, W. Va.. ~> 
shares: Frank .!. Owen, 1'hilippi. W. Va., .". shares: William II. Carter. Philippi, 
W. Va.. 6 shares; M. \V. Woun, Philippi. W. Va.. 10 shares. Total number of 
shares, 31. 



ELKINS LOAN ASSOCIATION. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 12. 1907 : charter expires July 22. 1957. 

Principal office — Elkins. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Encouraging industry, frugality in home building and saving among its 
members ; for the purpose of collecting money from the members of the associa- 
tion and issuing certificates of stock therefor, loaning said money; buying and 
selling real estate, laying out towns, building electric light plants, electric rail- 
ways, building all kinds of houses and doing all things and acts provided by chapter 
54 of the code of West Virginia and the laws of the State of West Virginia rel- 
ative to building arid loan associations. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares. $100.00: subscribed, 
$1,100.00; paid in, $110.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. W. Selvey, Graftcn. W. Va.. 1 share: W. H. Cobb. Elkins. \V. Va.. 1 share; 
S. T. Spears, Elkins, W. Va.. 1 share ; Jno. T. Lingamfelter. Elkins, W. Va.. 1 
share; H. W. Daniels. Elkins. W. Va.. 1 share: John C. Kibler. Elkins. W. Va., 
1 share; A. K. Burley. Elkins. W. Va.. 1 share: Wm. Gulland. Elkins. \V. Va., 
1 share: C. D. Bray. Elkins. W. Va.. 1 share: C. C. Bcsworth. Elkins. W. Va. 1 
share; Geo. R. Foreman. Elkins. W. Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 11. 



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THE LITTLE CAPON AND SPRING GAP TELEPHONE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 23, 1007; charter expires July 23, 1957. 

Principal office — Spring Gap, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To build, operate and maintain a telephone line from Slanesville, Hamp- 
shire county, W. Va., or from a point near that place, to a point at or near Levels, 
West Virginia ; to build, operate and maintain branch lines within said county 
and state ; to install, operate and maintain switch boards, central station and tel- 
ephone boxes for lease and hire and to do any and all other things necessary and 
desirable to build, operate and maintain telephone lines as aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares. $5.00; subscribed, 
$100.00 ; paid in, $10.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. W. Moreland. Spring Gap, W. Va., 4 shares ; Jas. E. Darr, Spring Gap, W. 
Va., 4 shares ; S. D. Stump, Higginsville, W. Va., 4 shares ; M. L. Dicken, Levels, 
W. Va., 4 shares ; E. W. Noland, Levels, W. Va., 4 shares. Total number of shares, 
20. 



CHAS. N. HAYS COMPANY.— ( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued July 24, 1907 ; charter expires July 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows :, To acquire, take over and carry on as a going concern, the business now 
carried ®n at Fisher building, in the city of Chicago, and State of Illinois, and 
at Empire building, in the city of Pittsburgh, State of Pennsylvania, under the name 
of Chas. N. Hays, and in all or any of the assets and liabilities of the proprietor 
of that business- in connection therewith. 

To carry on the business of manufacturers of any and all kinds of mining and 
mill machinery and the business of buying and selling of the same at wholesale 
or retail. 

To manufacture, purchase or otherwise acquire, sell, invest, trade, deal in and 
deal with all kinds of tile, brick, sewer pipe, and clay products of any kind or 
nature whatsoever. 

To deal with patents, acquire those taken out by others, acquire or grant licen- 
ses in respect to patents or work, transfer or do whatever else with them may 
be thought fit. 

Generally to purchase, take on lease, or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire 
any real and personal property and any rights or privileges which the company 
may think necessary or convenient for the purposes of its business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$34,000.00; paid in, $3,400.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

("lias. N. Hays, Empire Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa., 300 shares ; A. W. Foster, Kenil- 
vrorth, 111.. 10 shares; E. L. Willis, Empire Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa., 10 shares; 
James Prenter, Empire Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa., 10 shares; F. W. Schroeder, No^ 
152 E. Foster Ave.. Chicago, III., 10 shares. Total number of shares, 340. 

The company has no desire or intention to hold any land in the State of West 
Virginia in excess ©f ten thousand (10,400) acres. 



KNIGHT OIL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued. July 24, 1907 ; charter expires July 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Barnum, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of boring, mining and operating for and producing oil. 
gas and water; constructing and laying down pipe lines for the conveyance of the 



212 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

same; for building tanks, stations and structures to take care of said products: 
for the purpose of buying, shipping and vending oil, refining the same, and t 
manufacture of the same ; for the purpose of constructing gas lines, supplying 
towns, individuals, manufactories and the public generally, as well as said corpor- 
ation, with gas: for the purpose of letting and leasing the territory of the com- 
pany tn other operators, and for buying, leasing, acquiring and holding land and 
interests in land for the purposes of this company in boring, mining and oper- 
ating for and producing oil, gas and water, and manufacturing, taking care of 
and conveying away the same; and for doing any and all other things deemed 
necessary, proper, expedient or desirable for the proper conduct and management 
of the property and business of said corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50:00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. B. Knight, Barnum, West Virginia, 1 share ; H. L. Bowden, Bowden, West 
Virginia, 1 share ; C. S. Friend, Piedmont, West Virginia. 1 share ; Riley Harper, 
Hambleton, West Virginia, 1 share; C. J. Simpson, Westernport, Maryland* 1 
share. Total number of shares, 5. 



SHELBYANA COAL AND COKE COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. July 24, 1907 ; charter expires, July 24, 1957. 
Principal office — Giatto, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed ars is 
follows : 

(1) To acquire, by purchase or lease, real estate, including coal, oil, and other 
mineral lands. 

(2) To engage in the mining and shipping of coal, and in the manufacture and 
shipping of coke. 

(3) To engage in selling, at wholesale and retail, coal and coke and general 
merchandise. 

(4) To engage in manufacturing and selling lumber and timber, and to do all 
things necessary and incidental thereto. 

(5) ' To construct and maintain such railroad sidings, tipples, warehouses, 
bridges, etc., as may be desired and needed for the foregoing purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $30,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500,00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stoek 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. W. J. Walker, Crumpler, W. Va., 1 share ; J. M. Lusk, Giatto, W. Va., 1 share : 
J. C. McComas, Mataoka, W. Va., 1 share ; L. M. Repass, Pinoak, W. Va., 1 share ; 
JT. A. Godfrey, Giatto, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



INVINCIBLE RENOVATOR SALES COMPANY OF PENNSYLVANIA.— (Non- 
Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 24, 1907 ; charter expires, July 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the buying and selling of Invincible Renovators and other manu- 
factured products. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$2,000.00; paid in, $2,000.00 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

R. I. Jones, Oakmont, Pa., 5 shares ; H. C. Jones, Oakmont, Pa., 5 shares ; H. F. 
Slaugenhoupt, Wilkinsburg, Pa., 5 shades ; Q. P. S'tahlmann, Wilkinsburg. Pa.. 4 
shares ; L. Brandt, Oakmont, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 20. 



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THE HINTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued. July 24, 1907 ; charter expires, July 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Hinton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture and sell crushed stone, brick, cement blocks, tiling, 
building stone and paving blocks; to own, buy and sell real estate; to buy and sell 
sand and gravel lime and cement ; to contract for, lay and construct sidewalks and 
street paving ; to contract for and to build houses of all kinds ; to do all kinds and 
classes of cement work ; to do plumbing and steam and gas fitting ; to do sheet 
metal work and to make all necessary contracts governing the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$3,300.00. ; paid in, $330.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

P. M. Lawrence, Hinton. W. Va.. 50 shares ; Harrison Lawrence, Hinton, W. Va., 
50 shares; W. Mason, Hinton, W. Va., 100 shares: J. J. Duffy, Hinton, W. Va., 50 
shares ; R. E. Noel. Hinton, W. Va., 50 shares ; C. A. Bishop, Hinton, W. Va., 10 
shares ; A. J. Nottingham, Hinton, W. Va., 20 shares. Total number of shares, 330, 



CABELL LUMBER COMPANY.— (Resident. ) 

Charter issued, July 24, 1907 ; charter expires, July 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Barboursville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in the business of a general lumber dealer and manufacturer ; 
to buy and sell lumber ; operate saw mills, planing mills and like plants ; to con- 
struct tramways, roads, etc. ; to own real estate, timber and coal lands and 
operate the same ; to buy and sell all kinds of builders' supplies ; to construct 
houses by contract or otherwise and to own, lease, rent or sell the same, engage in 
the mercantile or general store business ; and generally to do any and all things 
common to the business of a lumber plant. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, $5,- 
000.00 ; paid in, $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

D. Blaine Shaw, Barboursville, W. Va., 1 share; D. Blaine Shaw, Trustee, 
Barboursville, W. Va.. 46 shares; W. Ralston Shaw, Barboursville, W. Va., 1 share; 
J. J. Christian, Barboursville, W. Va., 1 share; H. P. Pinson, Barboursville, W. Va., 
1 share. Total number of shares, 50. 



HUNTINGTON OIL AND GAS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 24, 1907 ; ckarter expires, July 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of boring for and otherwise obtaining petroleum and 
other oils and natural gas. and buying and selling oil and gas, and constructing and 
maintaining lines of tubing and piping for the transportation of petroleum and 
other oils and natural gas for said Company and for the public generally ; and for 
developing, producing, refining, dealing in and selling oils and gas, for heating, light- 
iag and other purposes ; and for buying, leasing, renting and selling lands and 
leases for said purposes ; and for transporting and storing oil and gas by pipe lines 
and tanks, for the purpose of building necessary houses and dwellings and con- 
ducting a merchandise business, and generally for the purpose of carrying on sucb 
business as properly pertains to such works and improvements. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 : par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$50.00; paid in, $50.00. 



214 Charters Issued in 1907. I W. Va. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

I. J. Harshbarger, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; George F. Miller, Huntington, W. 
Va., 1 share; George W. Harshbarger, Milton, W. Va.. 1 share: R. L. O'Neal, Hunt- 
ington, W. Va., 1 share : Paul W. Scott, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares. 5. 

MAXELL WRAPPER FACTORY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 24, 1007 ; charter expires, July 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Charles Town, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which, this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture and sell, both at wholesale and retail, wrappers and 
kimonas. night gowns for men and women, overalls and all articles of clothing. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. II. Maxell, Charles Town, W. Va., 1 share; C. A. Maxell. Charles Town, 
W. Va.. 1 share : S. J. Hockensmith. Charles Town, W. Va.. 1 share ; \V. A. Higgs, 
Charles Town. W. Va., 1 share ; M. C. Maxell, Charles Town. W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



THE MEREDITH-MILLER LUMBER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 25, 1907; charter expires July 25, 1957. 

Principal office — Davis, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
-follows : For buying, selling, dealing in. and manufacturing, logs, timber, lumber 
and all of their products ; for buying, owning, selling, leasing and operating saw- 
mills, or other mills, machinery, appliances and equipments as may be deemed neces- 
sary or expedient for the prosecution of a general lumbering business ; for buying, 
selling, owning, holding by deed of conveyance, and conveying real estate, timber 
lands, timber rights, lease holds necessary for the conducting of said lumbering 
business; for the erecting and constructing of dams, booms, piers, break waters, 
wing and shear booms on the Black water river just below the town of Davis in said 
county and dams at other points on said river and its tributary streams so as to 
safely regulate and control the economic floating and running of logs, rafts, timber, 
lumber and pulp-wood thereon and to stop, hold, anchor and remove the same 
therefrom at such points or places as said company may deem advantageous or 
advisable ; for acquiring by purchase, lease, gift on condemnation all needful lands 
for the purposes aforesaid, and generally to exercise, have, and use all of 
the powers and privileges conferred upon boom companies under the laws of the 
State of West Virginia ; and for generally doing all things necessery, proper, legal, 
expedient, incidental to and promotive of the successful prosecution of a general 
timber and lumber business, including the manufacturing thereof together with its 
products. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$4,000.00; paid in, $4,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. N. Miller, New Kensington, Pa., 18 shares ; H. F. Miller, Tarentum, Pa., 1 
share ; J. J. Miller, Tarentum, Pa., 1 share ; W. R. Meredith, Punxsutawney, Pa., 19 
shares; E. W. Meredith, -Fuller, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 40. 



MORRISONS COVE ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 25, 1907 ; charter expires, July 25, 1957. 
Principal office — Martinsburg, Pa. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture or generate and transmit electricity for lighting, power, 
heating and manufacturing purposes ; also to buy and sell real estate, timber and 
coal land and to purchase and sell produce ; mine and manufacture clay into brick, 
tile and other articles and products produced from clay, and other substances mixed 
therewith ; also to hold land and erect reservoir or reservoirs for holding water for 
manufacturing or other purposes, and for the creation, establishing, furnishing trans- 
mission and using water power. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares. $."50.00; subscribed, 
$5,000.00; paid in, $1, >.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

J. A. Warner, Barbara, Blair Co., Fa., 20 shares : Jno. W. Slither, Indiana. Indiana 
'o.. Pa.. 20 shares: P. II. Bridenbaugh, Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pa.. 20 shares; 
A. G. Wagner. Gouister, Blair Co., Pa., 20 shares; C. A. Patterson. Williamsburg, 
Pa., 20. Total number of shares. 100. 



McCABE LUMBER COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 25. 1907 ; charter expires July 2.">. 1957. 

Principal office — Warren. Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The acquisition of timber lands, timber rights and timber, and the manu- 
facture of lumber of all kinds therefrom, including railroad ties, fence posts and 
telegraph and telephones poles and poles for the conduct of electricity, with power 
to do all things necessary and convenient in carrying out said purposes and incident- 
al thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $140,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$140,000.00; paid in. $14,000.00. 

Stockholders — The nam< j s. postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Thomas McCabe, Warren. Pa., 525 shares; C. W. Stone. Warren. Pa., 350 shares; 
R. G. Chapel Warren, Pa.. 175 shares; J. P. Jefferson. Warren. Pa., 173 shares; 
A. J. Ilazeltine, Warren. Pa.. 175. Total number of shares, 1,400. 



CROFT LUMBER COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. July 25. 1907 : charter expires July 25. 1957. 

Principal office — Cumberland, Md. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: In order to buy. hold and own timber lands and timber for the purpose of 
manufacturing the same into lumber and other wood products and transporting the 
same to market, and also for the purpose of purchasing and selling lumber, and also 
for the transaction of all other business necessary and incidental in the manufacture 
and sale of timber and lumber. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $100,000.00; par value shares. $100.00: subscribed, 
$6,000.00; paid in. $1,000.00. . " 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Robert A. Ravenscroft, Oakland, Md.. 12 shares: George D. Browning. Friends- 
ville, Md.. 12 shares; Samuel A. Kendall, Meyersdale. Pa.. 12 shares; Albert A. 
Doub. Cumberland. Md.. 12 shares: p. Clarence Barnes, Cumberland, Md.. 12 shares. 
Total number of shares. 60. 



KINGWOOD BOTTLING WORKS. — (Resident.! 

Charter issued, -Inly 25. 1907; charter expires. July 25. 1957. 
Principal office — Kingwood, W. Va. 



216 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of operating bottling works, manufacturing and selling all 
non-alcoholic drinks, vinegars, ciders, sweet wines etc., operating ice plants, manu- 
facturing and selling the product of the same ; operating cold storage plants and 
selling the products of the same ; and all other business that is proper to do and per- 
form under said charter. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$10,000.00; par value share, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. A. Viquesney, Belington, W. Va., 1 share ; II. C. Flythe, Kingwood, W. Va.< 1 
share; G. W. Herndon. Irona, W. Va.. 1 share; A. G. Hughes, Kingwood, W. Va., 1 
share ; C. F. Wotring, Kingwood, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



QUINNIMONT MINE & MILL SUPPLY COMrANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July, 26, 1907 ; charter expires, July 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Quinnimont, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Manufacturing, buying, owning and otherwise acquiring, selling, leasing and 
otherwise disposing of mine, quarry, water works, contractors, railroad and mill 
machinery, and tools, appliances and supplies of every nature and description for 
same, and conducting a general mine and mill supply business ; owning and con- 
ducting a general merchandise business; buying, selling and otherwise dealing in 
building material ; owning, leasing and otherwise acquiring sufficient real estate 
for the conduct of its business ; leasing, owning and otherwise acquiring coal and 
timber land not exceeding ten thousand (10,000) acres, and to mine the coal 
therefrom, and to carry on a general coal business; issuing and selling bonds in 
accordance with the laws of the State of West Virginia, and buying the stock and 
bonds of other companies and regulating the same ; buying, leasing and erecting 
proper and suitable buildings for any and all of said purposes, and dealing in 
any and all articles and appliances which may be deemed advisable, and doing all 
other and general things permitted under the laws of the State of West Virginia, 
and that may be necessary or incident to the full carrying out of all of the above 
objects and purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $,50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. C. Beury. Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares ; J. E. Beury, Charleston, W. Va., 2 
shares ; Thomas J. Higgins, Huntington, W. Va., 2 shares ; F. K. Holmestead, Char- 
leston. W. Va., 2 shares; W. C. Hardy, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number 
of shares, 10. 



WHEELING BULLETIN SYSTEM.— ( Resident. ) 

Charter issued, July 27, 1007 ; charter expires, July 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Designing and painting advertisments of every character and description 
whatsoever ; buying and building and renting sign boards, fence and building spaces, 
and any other facility whereon advertisements may be placed and painted ; sub- 
letting and selling sign boards, fence and building spaces and any other facility on 
which advertisements may be placed and painted ; leasing and sub-leasing real 
property upon which signs and advertisements may be erected, placed or builded ; 
also doing interior decorating, and doing a general painting business, and doing all 
things necessary and incident to carrying on general sign painting and general paint- 
ing business of whatsoever kind and nature incident to a general advertising busi- 
ness. 



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Capital stock — Authorized. $25,000.00: par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in. $50.00 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William Morrison, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share; J. C. Asch, Wheeling, W. Va. 1 
share; C. B. Asch, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share; E. J. Morrison, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 
share; Fred L. Maury, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of share, 5. 



TRIMBLE & JOHNSON COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 27, 1907 ; charter expires, July 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Moundsville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying and selling and dealing in all kinds of vehicles, carriages, wagons, 
automobiles, farm implements, tools and machinery, harness, saddles, whips, hard 
ware and all kinds of earthenware, paints, oil, varnishes, electrical supplies and de- 
vices of all kinds : engines of all kinds, steam, gas or electric ; steam boilers, pumps 
wind-mills, oil well supplies, road scrapers and other road working machines, build- 
ers' materials, sash, doors, blinds, lime, cement, plaster and plasters' hair, fire clay, 
brick, tiling, casing, blacksmith's materials and tools, wagon makers' tools, and all 
kinds of wood working machinery and implements ; tinware, woodenware. willow 
ware: all kinds of fire arms, ammunition and sporting goods; plated ware, house 
furnishing goods, plumbers' and gas fitter goods and materials; and of carrying on 
the business of gas fitters and plumbers : of carrying on a general merchandise 
business ; of manufacturing stoves and conducting a general foundry business ; of 
manufacturing any of the above mentioned commodities, and of conducting a general 
manufacturing business ; of acting as agent for other persons, firms or corporations ; 
of buying, selling and leasing real estate, and of doing all things necessary of use- 
ful in the conduct of the said business, that may lawfully be done. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $40,000.00-; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in. $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Chalmer Trimble, Powhatan, O.. 2 shares; S. Dorsey, Moundsville, W. Va., 2 
shares; J. A. Bloyd, Moundsville. W. Va.. 2 shares; P. Kimple, Moundsville. W. Va., 
2 shares ; W. D. Alexander, Moundsville, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of 
shares, 10 shares. 



WEBSTER SPRINGS LAND AND STOCK COMPANY.— I Resident. ) 

Charter issued, July 27, 1907 ; charter expires, July 27, 1957. 

Principal office — Webster Springs, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To' purchase, lease, bond or otherwise acquire, own, exchange, sell, con- 
vey or otherwise dispose of, mortgage, improve and operate farming, timber, min- 
eral or other lands, and to have all the rights and privileges necessary for the pro- 
per management of said lands. 

The amount of land to be owned at any one time not to exceed Ten Thousand 
acres. 

Capital Stock — Authorized, $200,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Chas. C. Wentz, Parkersburg, W. Va., 5 shares ; F. M. Campbell, (ireensburg, Pa., 
2 shares; Walter S. Wible Greensburg, Pa., 1 share; W. S. Lane, Greensburg, Pa., 
1 share; Morris L. Painter, Greensburg, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 10. 



THE WATERMAN DRUG AND BOOK COMPANY.— I Resident. ) 

Charter issued, July 29, 1907; charter expires, July 29, 1957. 
Principal office — Weston, W Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, buy, sell and deal in drugs, chemicals and phar- 
maceuticals, and in goods, notions, merchandise and commodities usually kept or 
handled in drug stores : and to buy, sell and deal in books, periodicals, newspapers 
and such goods and merchandise as is generally kept in book stores. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, -$25.00 ; subscribed, .$200.00 
paid in $20.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. S. Waterman. Weston, W. Va., 4 shares: S. H. Fletcher. Weston. W. Va. '1 
share: Joseph Menderon, Weston. W. Va.. 1 share: W. A. Waterman, Weston. W. 
Va., 1 share: A. O. Romine, Weston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 8. 



SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA FUEL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued. July 20. 1907 : charter expires. July 29, L957. 

Principal office — Bluefleld, W. Va. 

I'urposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To buy and sell coal and coke or any of their by-products, to act as 
factor or agent for the sale of coal or coke or any of their products, and to do any- 
thing else necessary or incident thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Wm. E. Fowler, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share: Wm. Sands. Bluefleld, W. Va.. 1 
share: S. M. Smith, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share; W. P. llawley. P.luetield. W. Va., 
1 share; Harold A. Ritz, Bluefleld, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, o. 



PITTSBURG SUPERIOR COAL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 29, 1907; charter expires. July 27. 10.~>7. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire and own in fee-simple or other estate, and to lease 
and develop and operate lands containing coal, iron, stone and other minerals or oil 
or gas or having timber thereon, and all other kinds of land ; to mine, buy and 
sell coal or other minerals, oil or gas; to manuafacture, ship and sell coke; tr> 
mine, ship and sell iron ore or any other mineral : to cut, manufacture and 
saw lumber: to manufacture, buy and sell any and all products which may be 
produced from coal, iron or other minerals or from timber ; to purchase, acquire, 
operate and own tram-roads, steamboats, barges wharves, docks, railroad and 
timber cars, and any and all transportation facilities ; to engage and carry on a 
general merchandise business; to engage in and carry on a general sawmill, coal 
mining or other industrial business, and to carry on any other business necessary, 
proper, useful or incidental to any of the foregoing purposes. 

Capita] stock — Authorized, $300,000.00; par vain.- shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Angus W. McDonald, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share : Cecile Stone, Charleston. W. 
Va.. 1 share: Henry S. Cato, Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share: J. S. Horan. Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share : Craig Ullmon, Charleston, W. Va.. 1 share. Total number of 
shares, ."I. 



BIERLEY FOUNTAIN BRUSH COMPANY.— (Resident. ) 

Charter issued. July 20. 1007 ; charter expires, July 29, 1957. 
Principal office — Hinton, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To purchase a certain patent and patent right, known as the Bierley 
Fountain Brush, and to own the same, and to manufacture the said brush and to 
cause the same to be manufactured : to buy and own all material and machinery 
necesary and useful in the manufacture of said fountain brush, and to use and 
operate the same in the manufacture thereof ; to sell the said brush either at 
wholesale or retail, also to sell town, city, district, county and state right ; to pur- 
chase, use, hold and grant real estate, but not to hold more than 10,000 acres of land 
in West Virginia at any one time : to buy, own and dispose of all kinds of personal 
property. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.0(); paid in, $50. ho. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. C. Charlton, Hinton. W. Va., 10 shares ; L. C. Hinchins, Hinton, W. Va., 10 
shares; E. E. Hughes, Hinton, W. Va.. 10 shares: E. L. Thomas, Hinton, W. Va., 
10 shares; I. G. Mann, Hinton. W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of shares, 50. 



GUYAN RIVER COMPANY.— I Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 29, 1907 : charter expires, July 18, 1957. 

Principal office — Pineville. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To conduct a general insurance and real estate business, to operate 
electric light, power, ice and water works plants. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$2.500.00 : paid in, $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. A. Kellar, Fineville. W. Va.. 14 shares; J. E. Campbell, Pineville. W. Va.. 14 
shares; F. J. King, Bluefleld. W. Va.. 14 shares; F. L. Smith, Pineville, W. Va.. 4 
shares; F. C. Shrewsberry, Pineville. W. Va., 4 shares. Total number of shares, 50. 



THE GLEN WOOD COAL & COKE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 29, 1907 : charter expires, July 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Glenwood, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: The digging, mining and coking of coal, and the buying and selling of 
coal and coal lands. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 : par value share, $20.00 ; subscribed, 
$20,000.00; paid in, $10,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John Wherry, Jr., Amity, Pa., R. D. , 400 shares ; W. H. Wherry, Bentley- 

ville. Pa., R. D. No. 1, 250 shares: W. H. Taylor, Wellsburg, W. Va., 250 shares; 
J. W. Lyle, Huston, Pa., 75 shares ; F. H. Andrew, Washington, Pa., 25 shares. 
Total number of shares, 1,000. 



THE DUNBAR OIL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 29, 1907 ; charter expires. July 29, 1957. 
Principal office — Washington, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Drilling, mining and operating for and producing of petroleum oil and 
natural gas, and buying, leasing, selling and developing lands for the same and 
marketing the product. 



220 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 



Capital stock — Authorized, $60,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$24,800.00; paid in. $2,480.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Homer Crumrine, 60 South Main St., Washington, Pa., 239 shares; ,T. Frank Mc- 
Clay, 139 Allison Ave., Washington, Pa., 93 shares ; E. P>. Enoch, 684 Jefferson Ave., 
Washington, Pa.. 41 shares : J. V. Dunbar. S27 Jefferson Ave., Washington, Pa., 69 
shares; W. H. Ulery, 380 East Maiden St.. Washington, Pa., 54 shares. Total 
number of shares, 496. 



WILLS CREEK OIL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 29, 1907 : charter expires, July 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell oil and gas lands ; to lease and operate lands for oil or 
gas ; to buy and sell oil and gas : to buy and sell oil and gas leases ; and to do each 
and every thing necessary for the successful conducting of the purposes above set 
forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares. $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James Storey. Wheeling. W. Va.. 1 share: John Long. Steubenville. O.. 1 share; 
John R. Handlan, Wheeling. W. Va., 1 share: Joseph Handlan, Wheeling, W. Va., 
1 share ; W. A. Weston, Wheeling. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



J. S. ANDREWS COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued July 29. 1907 : charter expires July 26, 1957. 

Principal office — Chicago. 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, repair, exchange, purchase, or otherwise acquire, to 
hold, own, mortgage, pledge, sell, assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of, to invest, 
trade in, deal in. or with, any and all supplies, furnishings and equipments of every 
nature or description whatsoever, that are or may be used or employed, or in any 
way of use to railroad, or other transportation companies, firms, or individuals, or 
to corporations, firms, or individuals engaged in the business of manufacturing, in- 
stalling or repairing machinery suitable for any kind of transportation whatso- 
ever, or for any purpose incident thereto. 

To enter upon any and all merchantile business or businesses, whether manu- 
facturing or otherwise, that may seem to the Company capable of being conveniently 
carried on in connection with any of the above mentioned purposes, or calculated, 
directly or indirectly, to enhance the value of the Company's property or rights, and, 
for that purpose, to acquire, by purchase, lease, or otherwise, stores or property 
available therefor, and to operate and maintain any and all stores, warehouses, or 
business offices, necessary or convenient for such purposes, to purchase, lease or 
otherwise acquire, all or any part of the business and assets of any person, firm or 
corporation, now or hereafter engaged in business similar to that proposed to be 
carried on under this Certificate of Incorporation, and in the purchase of such 
business or assets, to assume any and all liabilities that may be then existing upon 
such business or assets, so acquired. 

To apply for. purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire, to hold, own, use, operate and 
to sell, assign or otherwise dispose of, to grant, licenses in respect of, or otherwise 
turn to account, as may prove in furtherance of, and likely to aid in carrying out 
the purposes aforesaid, any and all inventions, improvements and processes used in 
connection with, or secured under, Letters Patent of the t'nited States, or of any 
other sovereignty, or otherwise, and, with a view to the development of the same, 



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to carry on any other business, for manufacturing or otherwise, which the Corpora- 
tion may think calculated, directly or indirectly to effectuate these objects. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Rollo M. Cole, 850 The Rookery, Chicago, 111., 2 shares ; Paul A. Neuffer, 859 
The Rookery, Chicago, 111., 2 shares ; Harry II. Phillips, 859 The Rookery, Chicago, 
111., 2 shares; Charles J. Horn, 859 The Rookery, Chicago, 111., 2 shares; William 
Epple, 1625 Commercial Nat'l. Bank Bldg., Chicago, 111. 2 shares. Total number 
of share, 10. 



BLUE GULCH MINING COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 29, 1907 ; charter expires, July 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Fer the purpose of mining, exploration and development of mining prop- 
erty, including lands bearing metal, stone, limestone, coal, petroleum, 'asphalt, and 
other ; to take on, bond, lease, or in exchange, locate and otherwise acquire any 
lands, mines, options, territory or claims, and to sell, convey, lease, bond, mortgage 
and dispose of, or otherwise deal in same to such extent as Board of Directors 
may deem wise and prudent ; with the power of the Board of Directors to buy, sell, 
lease, bond real estate without consent of the stockholders ; to lay pipe line fof'the 
purpose of conveying and conducting water, steam, gas, oil or other products over 
any of the property owned or possessed by this corporation. With the right to own 
and operate power plants secured under franchises hereafter acquired, to place 
dynamos, erect poles to conduct electric wires for the purpose of conveying 
electric current for light and power ; to -organize branch corporations, to acquire, 
own, possess, sell, assign, lease or contract for the purchase, sale, or leasing of 
stpck in incorporated companies, and generally to perform all and every act 
incidental or usual, necessary or desirable for the purposes aforesaid ; and to do all 
things, together with engaging in mercantile pursuit, and to do all things which 
may be legally and properly done in the carrying on of suck business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $200,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$5,100.00 ; paid in, $510.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. C. Gawthrop Clarksburg, W. Va., 1,600 shares ; L. C. Crile, Clarksburg, W. Va., 
1,0100 shares ; W. Guy Tetrick, Clarksburg, W. Va., 500 shares ; John W. Boileau, 
Park Bldg. Pittsburg, Fa., 1,000 ; W. S. Williams, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1,000. Total 
number of shares 5,100. 



MERCER HEALING SPRINGS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued July 30, 1907 ; charter expires, July 30, 1957. 

Principal office — Athens, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell real estate, personal property, mineral water, erecting 
hotel and other buildings, and to lease such hotel and building and to do any and 
all things necessary to improve and operate in a way as is usually done at mineral 
springs or watering places. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.0o ; paid in. $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. G. Meador, Athens, W. Va., 1 share; Joseph Caldwell, Athens, W. Va., 1 share; 
R. II. Eletcher, Athens, W. Va., 1 share ; L. W. Fletcher, Athens, W. Va., 1 share ; 
D. H. Thornton, Athens, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



222 Charters Issued in 1907.. [W. Va. 

BRAMWELL DRUG COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, July 31, 1907 ; charter expires, July 31, 1057. 

Principal office — Bramwell, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and p'urposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
f: Hows : For manufacturing, compounding:, buying, selling and dealing in all kinds 
of drugs, medicines, druggists sundries and supplies, paints, oils and extracts, dye 
stuffs, groceries and other goods, wares and merchandise, wholesale and retail, and 
doing and performing any and all other things that may be necessary or helpful to 
the successful and profitable performance of the business above mentioned or any 
other legimate business hereafter growing out of the same. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$50ii.(i(i : paid in, $500.00. 

.Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, arc as follows: 

Jairus Collins. Bramwell, YV. Va.. 1 share; R. B. Smith, Bramwell, W. Va., 1 
share: A. C. Smith, Bramwell, W. Va.. 1 share; B. D. Collins, Bramwell, W. Va., 1 
Bhare ; \Y. E. Drummond, Bramwell, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE ROMNEY LIGHT AND HEATING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

(baiter issued. July 31, 1907; charter expires. July 31, 1057. 

Principal office- -Romney, \Y. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: For the purpose of furnishing and selling light and heat to the Corpora- 
tion i f Romney and its constituents and vicinity. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $7,000.00; par value shares, $10.00: subscribed, 
$7,000.00; paid in, $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Isaac D. Shaffer, Scalp Level. Pa., 140 shares; John A. Luther, Scalp Level, Pa., 
140 shares: William A. Weaver. Scalp Level. Pa. 140 shares; Norman D. Shaffer, 
Johnstown. Pa., 74t; Wood St.. 140 shares: Frank B. Seese, Johnstown, Pa., 832 
Oak St.. l-ld shares. Total number of shares, 700. 



THE CHEAT VALLEY PUBLISHING CO. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. July 31, 19(i7 : charter expires, July 31, 1957. 

Principal office — Parsons, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The owning of a printing plant and the publishing of newspapers. and other 
periodicals, printing and binding, and to generally do all things necessary connected 
with the printing and publishing business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $3,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$700.00 : paid in, $70.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Jeff. Lipscomb, Parsons, W. Va., 4 shares ; S. O. Billings, Parsons. W. Va.. 4 
shares: W. F. Squires, Parsons, \V. Va.. 2 shares: A. L. Helmick, Thomas. W. Va., 
2 shares; A. F. Philips, Parsons, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares. 14. 

The desire to hold sufficient land on which to erect a building for a publishing 
house not to exceed one acre. 



MASSASOIT OIL & GAS COMPANY.— ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. July 31, 1907 : charter expires, July 31, 1957. 
Principal office — Pittsburg, Pa. 



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Purposes The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 

follows : 

(1) To dig- or drill for petroleum, oil or natural gas. 

(2) To hold real estate. 

(3) To buy and sell oil and gas or any products of the same. 
(4 i To transport oil or gas to or from market. 

( d i To refine oil. 

i Hi To transact any other business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $25,000.00; par value shares. $1.00; subscribed, $5.00; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. E. Pearce, 367 Frick Annex. Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; A. M. Filler. 908 Frick 
Bldg.. Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; g. M. Hazlett, 919 Frick Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 
share; Edw. J. I. Gannon, 919 Frick Bldg., Pittsburg. Pa., 1 share; L. F. Cotter, 
90S Frick Plug.. Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



PHILIPPI FOUNDRY & MACHINE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. August 1, 1907; charter expires. August 1. 1957. 

Principal office — Philippi, \V. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To engage in the manufacture and sale of car irons, car wheels, axes, 
frogs, drum irons, castings, plane wheels, pulleys, ventilating furnaces, fire baskets, 
fans, engines, boilers, mine and mill machinery of every kind or character, railway 
fixtures and appliances generally : and to do all other things incident or necessary 
thereto not inconsistent with or in violation of the laws of the land; to do a gen- 
eral foundry business ; to manufacture, buy and sell hardware of every kind or 
character, particularly, mine, mill and machine supplies; to purchase, acquire. 
lease, install and operate furnaces, boilers and machinery of every kind or character; 
to supply heat, steam, water, electricity and other means of heating, lighting, power, 
signalling and other purposes : to buy, lease, construct, or otherwise acquire store 
rooms warehouses and other buildings; to buy and sell all kinds of .merchandise : 
to equipt, conduct and operate general stores or department stores and to establish 
therein all kinds of merchandise to sell either at wholesale or retail : to purchase, 
acquire, lease, rent and sell real estate : to purchase, buy and sell, stock and bonds 
of every kind or character; to establish, maintain and operate gas works, water 
works and street railways; to do generally such other matters as are incident and 
necessary. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $20,000.00; par value shares, $100.00: subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: - 

E. R. Dyer. Philippi, \Y. Va., 1 share; S. A. Moon, Philippi, W . Va., 1 share; J. 
C. Watson. Philippi, \Y. Va., 1 share; A. G. Dayton, Philippi, YV. Va., 1 share; C. 
F. Feter, Philippi, \Y. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares. 5. 



CEDAR GROVE SEPULTURE COMPANY.— (Resident. ) 

Charter issued. August 1. 1907; charter expires, August 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Cedar Grove, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying, owning and selling real estate for purposes of Sepulture. Buy- 
ing and selling any and ail manner of burial outfits, vaults and other paraphernalia 
commonly used for burial purposes and carrying on any and all manner of business 
appertaining thereto. 

Capital stock — AiVhcrized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $5.00; subscribed. 
$80.00 ; paid ;n, $8.00. 



224 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

All of the stock of this corporation shall be of the class known as ••Common 
Stock" and no preference shall be given to any such shares. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

R. A. Sneed, Cedar Grove. W. Va., 5 shares; F. B. Sneed, Cedar Grove. W. Va., 
5 shares : C. C. Sneed, Cedar Grove, W. Va., 2 shares ; R. C. Martin, Shrewsbury, W. 
Va., 2 shares; M. Martin, Shrewsbury, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares, 16. 

This corporation desires to own not more than ten (10) acres of land at any one 
time all of which shall be in the County of Kanawha and State of West Virginia. 



MATHEWS STORAGE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 1, 1907; charter expires, July 31, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To carry on, conduct and do a general storage, warehousing and traus- 
portation business in all its branches: and with it the undertaking and doing .if any 
business commonly or regularly undertaken or done by such persons or company so 
engaged ; and in so doing the engaging, receiving, gathering, transporting, delivering, 
distributing, forwarding, storing, warehousing, caring for, or receiving by con- 
signment or otherwise, and protecting fully in all particulars, and the storage and 
warehousing thereof, and a selling and distributing for commission or other basis 
or otherwise, goods, wares, merchandise, household goods, furniture, and freights of 
all classes, description, kinds, character and nature; as well as the hiring, renting, 
leading, maintaining, buying, selling, optioning, owning or otherwise obtaining real 
or personal property and the rights, easements and appurtenances thereto ; also to 
enter into and to issue storage, warehouse and transportation receipts, certificates, 
circulars, negotiable or otherwise, to persons or companies warehousing and storing, 
goods, wares or merchandise with the company ; also to make advances on, loans on, 
either by way of mortgage, trust deeds, bills of sale, pledges or deposits of ware- 
house or storage receipts, upon the security of such goods, wares or merchandise so 
stored, warehoused or transported by or with the company or otherwise ; also to 
issue, take out or collect and to receipt for storage, warehousing and transportation 
dues, freight, mortgages, trust deeds, liens, insurance, and the compensation ind the 
advancement on any such freights, receipts or amounts due and the paying and 
receiving of all du«es thereon; also the owning, buying, selling, hiring, leasing, rent- 
ing or otherwise using or getting of such personal property as may be necessary or 
that may be used in carrying on said storage, warehousing and transporting business 
in all its branches and the doing of every act or acts, thing or things, incident or 
growing out of or that is in any wise connected with or to the carrying on and out 
of said business in all its branches. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$5,000.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Teresa Y. Mathews, Charleston, W. Va., 4t> shares ; J. M. Mathews, Charleston, 
W. Va., 1 share ; H. S. Mathews, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share ; R. L. Mathews, Char- 
leston, W. Va., 1 share; Malcolm R. Mathews, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



OKLAHOMA PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 2, 1907 ; charter expires, June 30, 1957. 

Principal office — Kansas City, Mo. 

Turposes — The objects and purposes far which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To produce, manufacture, buy, sell and otherwise handle and deal and 
traffic in cement, lime, brick, stone both natural and artificial, and other building 
and construction material, and all products and articles consisting or partly com- 



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sisting of stone, shale, and other minerals or mineral earths and material and all 
products thereof ; to produce, mine. buy. sell, and otherwise handle and deal and 
traffic In coal, oil, gas and other minerals and mineral products ; to acquire, own, 
lease, occupy, use. mine, hold and develop lands for the purpose of producing all 
or any of the substances, products and materials hereinbefore mentioned, and for 
all other uses connected with the objects and purposes of the corporation as herein 
stated ; to construct bridges, buildings, machinery, railroads, elevator, water works, 
gas works and electric works and lines, pipe lines for the transportation of oil, gas, 
water, and other fluids, aqueducts, canals and other works, and to exercise any and 
all powers necessary or convenient to the carrying out of said object and purposes, 
or which now are or hereafter may be authorized by law. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $3, 750,000. 00 ; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$30,000.00; paid in. $30,000!00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Wm. Peet, Kansas City. Mo., 250 shares; J. H. Harrington, Kansas City, Mo., 
250 shares ; C. C. Courtney, Kansas City, Mo.. 250 shares : W. D. Vickers, Kansas 
City, Mo., 250 shares : J. D. Robinson, Independence, Mo., 250 shares ; O. S. Johnson, 
Chanute, Kan.. 250 shares ; Jacob Geiger, St. Joseph. Mo.. 250 shares ; John S. 
Logan, St. Joseph. Mo., 25 shares ; Charles Geiger, St. Joseph, Mo., 250 shares ; 
John E. Dolman, St. Joseph, Mo., 250 shares ; Andrew Wank, St. Joseph, Mo., 250- 
shares ; J. M. Heller. St. Joseph, Mo., 250 shares. Total number of shares, 3,000. 

Of the total amount of capital stock one hundred and twenty thousand shares 
thereof shall be preferred, and in the discretion of the Board of Directors an 
amount of common stock not to exceed one share may be given with each share 
of preferred stock to the purchaser thereof without other compensation than the 
payment for such preferred stock. The remaining two hundred and fifty-five thou- 
sand shares shall be common stock. The holders of the preferred stock shall be 
entitled to receive when and as declared from the surplus or net profits of the cor- 
poration, yearly dividends at the rate of seven per centum per annum and no more, 
payable quarterly on dates to be fixed by the by-laws. The dividends on the pre- 
ferred stock shall be cumulative and shall be payable before any dividend on the 
common stock shall be paid or set apart, so that if in any year dividends amount- 
ing to seven per cent, shall not have been paid thereon, the deficiency shall be pay- 
able before any dividend shall be paid upon or set apart for the common stock. The 
holders of preferred stock stock shall, in case of liquidation or dissolution of the cor- 
poration, before any amount shall be paid to the holders of the common stock, be- 
entitled to be paid in full. 

The preferred stock or any part thereof may after ten years from date of issue 
at the time of paying any quarterly dividend, be retired by the corporation at par, 
upon three months notice in writing, by paying the owner or owners" thereof the 
par value together with any dividends due thereon. Preferred stock may be pur- 
chased and cancelled by the Board of Directors by agreement with the holder there- 
of at any time after one year from the date of its issue. The holder of the pre- 
ferred stock shall have no right to vote such stock in any stockholders' meeting 
for any purpose. 

The Board of Directors shall have no power to delegate to any officer or agent of 
the company authority to «reate any indebtedness on behalf of the corporation in 
excess of five hundred dolfers at any one time, and no contract or agreement creat- 
ing any liability in excess of said amount shall be binding upon the corporation 
except it be authorized by a majority of the Board of Directors or of the Executive 
Committee thereof. 



TUNNELTl >X SUPPLY COMPANY.— < Resident. I 

Charter issued, August 2, 1907 : charter expires, August 1, 1027. 

Principal office — TunBelton, \Y. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To conduct a general merchandise store, and meet market, and to buy and 
sell country produce. 



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Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$7,000.00 ; paid in, $700.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. P. Bartlett, Clarksburg, W. Va.. 5 shares; F. W. Smith. Tunnelton, W. Va., 5 
shares; W. L. Hart. Tunnelton. W. Va.. 5 shares; .1. V. Martin, Tunnelton, W. Va., 
10 shares; Mrs. Annie E. Harrington. Tunnelton, W. Va.. 2 shares; ('. D. Weiden- 
hamer, Tunnelton. W. Va., 43 shares. Total number of shares. TO. 



CENTRAL POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

(barter issued. August 2, 1907: charter expires, August 2, 1957. 

Principal "office — Central. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To own and control coal and coal lands, or any other mineral, and 
mineral lands, by purchase, lease or otherwise, and to buy, mine, sell, ship and 
handle coal or other minerals; make, manufacture, buy and sell coke, or other 
mineral products, and carry on a general mining and coking business : to build 
necessary roads, tracks and switches to mine, ship and handle coal, coke and other 
minerals, and to build, lease and rent dwelling houses, store houses and all build- 
ings, equipment, etc.. necessary or incident to carry on a general mining and manu- 
facturing business ; buying, selling, owning and holding stocks, bonds and other 
securities in mining and other corporations. To own and control timber and timber 
lands, by purchase, lease or otherwise, and to buy, cut, sell, ship and handle timber. 
To generate buy and sell electricity for light and power purposes. To buy, sell and 
trade in general merchandise and carry on a general merchandise business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $30,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$30,000.00; paid in, $0,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Edward O'Toole, Gary. W. Va., 145 shares: Howard N. Eavenson, Gary. W. Va., 
40 shares ; F. D. Clifford. Gary. W. Va.. 35 shares : W. B. Hensel, Gary. W. Va., 35 
shares; B. II. Powell. .Tug River, W. Va.. 15 shares; L. E. Woods, Gary. W. Va., 
15 shares; A. E. Morgan. Gary, W. Va.. 15 shares. Total number of shares, 300. 



THE MYERS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 2, 1907: charter expires. August 2. 1057. 

Principal office — Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, hold, improve, use and lease real and personal estate in 
Kanawha County. West Virginia, and to grant and dispose of the same; and to do 
any business useful to the public for which a joint stock company may be lawfully 
formed under the laws of the State of West Virginia, especially including the right 
to do a general merchandise business, wholesale and retail, 

Capital stock — Authorized. $200,000. On : par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$174,000.00 ; paid in, $5S,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. E. Myers. Ashland, O., 327 shares ; P. A. Myers, Ashland, O., 326 shares ; Peter 
S. Grosscup, Chicago. 111.. 100 shares; Fred Paul Grosscup. Charleston, W. Va., 
32G shares; J. D. Baines, Charleston. W. Va., G7 shares; George S\ Couch, Charles- 
ton, W. Va., 594 shares. Total number of shares, 17H0. 



PAN HANDLE SOCIAL CLUB.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 2, 1907 ; charter expires, August 2, 1957. 
Principal office — Chester, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For social club purposes, and for the keeping on hand at its club house 
wines, ardenl spirits, malts liquors, or any mixtures thereof, alcholic bitters, or 
bitters containing alcohol, or fruit preserved in ardent spirits, to be sold directly 
or indirectly, or given away to the members of this corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $2.00 ; subscribed, 
$300.00 : paid in. $30.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Waldermar Olson, Bast Liverpool, O., 30 shares : John R. Cullum, Chester, W. 
Va., 00 shares ; George Charles Watkins. East Liverpool. O.. 30 shares ; Jasper Sal- 
bury, East Liverpool, O., 15 shares ; W. C. Rose, East Liverpool. O., 15 shares. 
Total number of shares, 150. 



THE. KANAWHA BROKERAGE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued. August 2, 1007 : charter expires, August 2, 1057. 
Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To buy, sell, own, hold, and deal in personal property of all kinds. 

2. To purchase, own, sell, and deal in shares of stock, bonds and obligations of 
public and private corporations. 

3. To borrow or lend money, and to give or take personal property as security 
therefor. 

4. To buy, sell and deal in merchandise of all kinds. 

5. To do and perform all other acts or things necessary or incidental to pur- 
poses hereinbefore set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$5,000.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the 'number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. I. Polan, Charleston, W. Va., 496 shares ; R. L. Polan, Charleston, W. Va., 1 
share; J. C. Bowen, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share; S. E. Bowen, Charleston, W. Va., 
1 share : C. J. Van Fleet, Charleston. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 
500. 



LIBBY PRODUCTS COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued, August 3, 1007 ; charter expires August 3, 1057. 
Principal office — Chicago, 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
lollows : 

1. To buy. sell, transport, distribute and otherwise dispose of and deal in and 
with, either for itself or for others on commission, cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, fish, 
game and all dairy, farm and agricultural products and commodities ; to produce, 
manufacture and otherwise prepare, and to buy. sell, store, transport, distribute and 
otherwise dispose of and deal in and with, either for itself or for others on com- 
mission, (a) any and all of the products, commodities, articles and things which 
may be derived in whole or in part therefrom, and (b) any and all materials, sup- 
plies or products which may be used in or in connection with the manufacture, pro- 
duction, preparation, use or sale of any of the products, commodities, acts and 
things aforesaid, and (c) to that end to buy. own, lease, occupy, use or develop any 
lands, ranches, farms, mines, Ashing licenses or preserves. 

2. To establish and carry on a general cold storage and warehouse business. 

3. To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, work, exercise and turn to account 
any mines, mining rights, or any interest therein, and to quarry, smelt, refine, dress 
and amalgamate and prepare for market ore, metal and mineral substances of all 
kinds. 



22S Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

4. To engage in any other manufacturing, trading or selling business of any 
kind or character whatsoever. 

5. To apply for, obtain, register, lease or otherwise acquire, and to hold, use 
or operate, sell, assign ©r otherwise dispose of any trade marks, trade names, copy- 
rights, patents, inventions, improvements and processes used in connection with or 
secured under letters patent of the United States or of other countries, or other- 
wise. 

6. To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 
pledge or otherwise dispose of shares of the capital stock, bonds, debentures or 
other evidences of indebtedness of any other corporation or corporations, and 
while owning the same to exercise all the rights and privileges of ownership, in- 
cluding the right to vote thereon. 

7. To carry on any other business whatsoever which the corporation may deem 
proper or convenient to be carried on in connection with any of the foregoing pur- 
poses, or calculated, directly or indirectly, to promote the interests of the corpora- 
tion or to enhance the value of its property ; and to acquire, own, lease, operate and 
dispose of any and all property, real and personal, necessary or convenient for the 
furtherance thereof. 

8. The purpose of the corporation is from time to time to do any one or more 
of the acts or things heroin set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $10,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Henry J. Aaron, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., 20 shares ; Robert Weinstein, 
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111., 20 shares: Arthur C. Ide, 125 Monroe St., Chicago, 
111., 20 shares; Albert L. Letterinan, 125 Monroe St., Chicago, 111., 20 share; Louis 
C. Ehle, 125 Monroe St., Chicago, 111., 20 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 

Without in any particular limiting or restricting any of the objects and powers 
of the corporation, it is hereby expressly declared and provided that the corporation 
shall have power to issue bonds and other obligations in payment for property pur- 
chased or acquired by it, for money borrowed, or any other lawful object in and 
about its business ; to mortgage or pledge any property which may be acquired by 
it to secure any bonds, guarantees or obligations by it issued or incurred, to guar- 
antee any dividends, bonds, contracts of other obligations ; to lend its funds to 
such persons, firms or corporations as it may elect ; to make and perform contracts 
of every kind and description, and in carrying on its business or for the purpose of 
attaining or furthering any of its objects or purposes to do any and all other things 
and exercise any and all other powers which now or hereafter may be permitted 
by law. 



ORIENTAL CLUB.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August •'!, 1907: charter expires, August 1, 1057. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To foster good fellowship; to practice athletics; to purchase, lease and 
operate billiard and. pool tables : to purchase own and sell tobacco and cigars and 
other articles of merchandise; to conduct a reading room ; and to do all things 
necessary or desired to properly conduct a social, athletic and business club. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $1.00 ; subscribed, $50.00 ; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Raymond L. Crocker, Huntington, W. Ya., 10 shares: William Bevans, Huntington, 
W. Ya., 10 shares ; II. K. Baxter, Huntington, W. Va., 10 shares ; C. P. Smith, 
Huntington, W. Ya., 10 shares; John Boetsch, Huntington, W. Ya., 10 shares. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



1907] Charters Issued in 1907. 229 

ATLAS LUMBER COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 5, 1007: charter expires, August 5. 1957. 

Principal office — Minneapolis, Minn. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The manufacturing, acquiring, owning, mortgaging, selling, disposing of 
and dealing in lumber in all its various forms, sash, doors, blinds and all lumber- 
men's merchandise and materials of every nature, form and description ; also locat- 
ing, establishing, acquiring, owning, leasing, mortgaging, running and disposing of 
lumber yards, and dealing in the materials and products usually sold in lumber 
yards; also acquiring, owning, leasing, mortgaging, disposing of and, dealing in 
timber lands and all other lands, and any and all products of the forest includ- 
ing logs and wood ; also acquiring, building, owning, mortgaging, leasing, selling, 
disposing of and operating saw mills, box factories, barrel factories, shingle mills, 
lath, stave and heading mills, and all other mills and factories, with the necessary 
work shops, plants, engines and machinery for the purpose of manufacturing lumber, 
shingles, lath, staves, boxes and barrels, and all other products and articles in the 
manufacture of which the products of the forest are used, and selling and dis- 
posing of said manufactured products ; also to locate, purchase, lease or otherwise 
acquire lands, mines, mineral claims, water rights and franchises, mill sites and 
stone quarries : and to acquire, own, mortgage, sell and otherwise dispose of 
anthracite, bituminous, semi-bituminous coal, lignite coal or any other coal, and 
their products and by-products ; and acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise coal 
lands, shales and properties, and to equip, operate and maintain mines thereon, and 
to engage in mining and the business, both wholesale and retail, of dealers in coal, 
•coke, wood and all other fuel ; also to manufacture, prepare, buy, sell import, ex- 
port, mortgage, lease and in any way deal in cement, Portland or otherwise, lime, 
limestone, and all kinds of plasters and artificial stone ; to build, buy, lease or other- 
wise acquire manfactories, plants, buildings and warehouses suitable for the manu- 
facture, selling and storing of cement and other products of a similar nature, and 
to manufacture and deal in such other goods, wares and merchandise as are general- 
ly manufactured and dealt in by those engaged in a similar line of business ; also 
acquiring, building, owning mortgaging, leasing, maintaining, operating and dis- 
posing of light and power plants, and to manufacture, distribute and sell to public 
or private consumers electric, gas and other machines, appliances and devices 
suitable for the production of light, heat and power, and manufacturing, distribut- 
ing and selling to public and private consumers the products of all machines, ap- 
pliances, devices and plants for the production of light, heat or power ; also logging, 
rafting, driving, towing and booming logs, timber and other products of the 
forest : also acquiring, building, mortgaging, owning, leasing and disposing of and 
operating logging roads, railroads, and steamboats ; also acquiring, owning, mortgag- 
ing and dealing in wagons, buggies, automobiles, bicycles and all other vehicles, 
and drygoods, groceries, hats, caps, boots and shoes, clothing and merchandise of any 
form and description ; also acquiring, owning mortgaging and dealing in farm 
machinery, farm utensils or utilities of any form and description ; also owning, 
cultivating, renting, leasing, mortgaging, operating and maintaining farms for the 
production of agricultural products, or to raise and breed cattle, hogs, horses and all 
live stock of any form, nature and description, and to sell and dispose of the pro- 
duct of such farms. And said corporation shall also have the power to loan 
money in any form and manner its Board of Directors may direct, and to take as 
security therefor mortgages on either personal or real property, and all contracts, 
leins and collaterals of any form usually used as security for loans. And said cor- 
poration shall have the power to acquire, own, lease, mortgage, sell and dispose of 
real and personal property of any form and description, and to transact any and 
all of the businesses hereinbefore described in any State or States of the United 
States, or in any foreign country, and wherever and whenever it may lawfully do so. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $250,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$50,000.00: paid in, $50,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Fred C. Van Dusen, Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis. Minn., 100 shares ; 



230 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

Charles M. Harrington, Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis, Minn, 100 shares ; 
Frank M. Mann. Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis, Minn, 100 shares: Gnstav F. 
Ewe, Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis, Minn., 100 shares; Adolph G. Moritz, 
Chamber of Commerce. Minneapolis, Minn., 100 shares. Total number of shares,. 
500. 

This corporation shall not become indebted to exceed the sum of Fve million dol- 
lars ($5,000,000.00). 



TENNESSEE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 5, 1007: charter expires, August 5. 1057. 

Principal office — Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To build and construct bridges, buildings, machinery, engines, cars and 
other equipments, tram-roads, railroads, trolley roads, and any and all kinds of 
roads for the purpose of the transportation of persons and freight of any and all 
kinds, water works, gas works and electric works, and any means of transporta- 
tion. 

To engage in manufacturing, mining, construction and transportation business 
of any kind or character whatsoever, and to that end to acquire, hold, own or dis- 
pose of any and all property, stocks, bonds and rights of any and every kind. 

To acquire by purchase, subscription or otherwise, and to hold or dispose of 
stocks, bonds or other obligations of any corporation, firm or person, then or there- 
tofore engaged in, or pursuing any one or more. kinds of business purposes. 

To hold, purchase or encumber, mortgage or convey, its real estate and personal 
property, or its interest and right therein. 

To issue bonds and other obligations in payment for property purchased, acquired 
or held by it, or for any other object in or about its business. 

To make and perform contracts of any kind and description in carrying on its 
business, and for the purpose of obtaining any of its objects. 

To own, lease, buy, sell, dispose of, or hold in any way and every manner that 
a natural person or partnership could, all machinery, appliances and apparatus for 
building and constructing railroads, tram-roads, trolley-roads of any and all kinds, 
and building and constructing structures of every character and description. 

To acquire, own. lease, occupy, use, buy or sell, lands of every character and 
description whatsoever, and to develop the same for coal, iron, other minerals and 
metals, oil or gas or timber or other products therein and thereon. 

To make and perform contracts of every kind and character to build and construct 
and complete the lines of railroads, electric or otherwise, or any other kind of roads, 
used or to be used for the transportation of persons or freight, and to take in 
payment therefor in whole or in part, stocks and bonds of said roads, for the 
building and construction of which the said contracts are so made and performed, 
of to receive payment therefor in any other manner that a natural person or firm 
could. 

To engage in the mercantile business at wholesale or retail or both, and to 
conduct a general or special mercantile business, or both, and generally to engage in 
business as a merchant as fully as a partnership or natural person could do, and to 
own or operate the same, and to sell the same in whole or in part. 

To do anything and everything necessary, pertinent, legal and proper for the- 
above named purposes and each of them to the same extent as if this corporation 
were a natural person or a partnership. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of slock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

D. J. F. Strother, Welch, W. Va., 1 share ; L. C. Anderson, Welch, W. Va., 1 
share ; Edgar P. Rucker, Welch, W. Va., 1 share ; W. W. Hughes, Welch, W. Va., 1 
share ; W. R. Simmons, Welch, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



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THE MARLAND GAS COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. August •">. 1907 ; charter expires, August 5, 1937. 

Principal office — New Cumberland", W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, to sell, lease or otherwise 
dispose of, in West Virginia, or elsewhere lands, leaseholds, concessions, grants, 
rights, powers and privileges. 

To purchase, produce, transport, store and sell natural gas, in the State of West 
Virginia, and neighboring states. 

To acquire by purchase, or lease, or to erect or construct, operate and maintain 
for public use, pipe lines within the State of West Virginia and elsewhere for the 
purpose of transporting said gas. 

To operate for gas or oil and buy and sell the same to aid other companies and 
persons in prospecting for oil and gas and the production, transportation, storage, 
sale or purchase ol same. 

To buy, sell, own, hold or manage any stocks, shares, bonds, or other interests- 
in or issued by any corporation, joint stock company or partnership. 

To sell to villages, towns, cities, manufactories and private consumers. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

L. F. Mahan, New Cumberland, W. Va., 1 share ; Armour S. Cooper, New 
Cumberland, W. Va., 1 share; Ernest W. Marland, New Cumberland, W. Va., 1 
share ; Samuel C. Collins, New Cumberland, W. Va., 1 share ; T. M. Cochran, New 
Cumberland, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



LAUREL CREEK STAVE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 5, 1907 ; charter expires, August 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Weston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying and owning timber and timber lands, selling the same and parts 
thereof, and buying, selling and manufacturing staves and lumber of all kinds, and 
for doing and transacting a general business in buying, manufacturing and selling 
staves and lumber, and all other articles made and manufactured therefrom. Also 
procuring rights-of-way and making and maintaining roads, tramroads and rail- 
roads to be used in connection with such business, with authority to use horses, 
steam, electricity or other power for the purpose of said business. Also running a 
general store for the handling of, buying and selling of all kinds of general mer- 
chandise, feed, hay and grain, and such other articles as are usually kept for sale 
in a general store. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$25,000.00; paid in, $2,500.00. 

Stockholders — The ntftnes, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Lloyd Rinehart. Weston, W. Va., 2496 shares ; W. W. Brannon, Weston, W. Va., 
1 share; E. A. Rinehart, Belington, W. Va., 1 share; Lloyd Beeghley, Weston, W. 
Va., 1 share ; C. W. Rinehart, Weston, W> Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 
2,500. 



THE EAGLES SOCIAL CLUB OF CHESTER.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 5, 1907 ; charter expires, August 5, 1957. 
Principal office — Chester, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Social intercourse, mutual improvement and recreation, and of providing 



232 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

a place therefor and establishing and maintaining a lunch room, library, reading 
room and gallery of art and all such other things as is necessary for the physical, 
moral and intellectual development, of its members. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $25,000.00; par value shares, 50cts ; subscribed, 
$150.00 : paid in, $150.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

II. S. Plankinton, Chester. W. Va., 100 shares; .1. !•:. Webster, Chester, W. Va., 
20 shares; L. E. Diehl, Chester. \V. Va., 20 shares; B. 1". Winn. Chester, \Y. Va.. 80 
shares: Claude Martin. Chester. W. Va.. 80 shares. Total number of shares, 300. 



McDOWELL LAND AND INVESTMENT COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued. August 5, 1007; charter expires. August 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Welch. W. Va. 

Purposes- — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 'l'!'" manufacture of iron, steel, manganese, coke, copper, lumber and other 
materials or any articles consisting of or partly consisting of iron, steel, coke, coal, 
copper, wood or other materials or of any products thereof. 

To acquire, own. lease, occupy, use. improve, sell or develop any lands con- 
taining coal. iron, manganese, stone or other ores or oil or gas or any such lands 
and timber land or lands of any other kind or character. 

To mine or otherwise undertake to remove coal. ores, stone, oil. gas or other 
minerals, and timber from any lands owned, acquired, leased or occupied by the 
corporation or from any other lands. 

To buy and sell or otherwise deal or traffic in lands, iron, steel. Manganese, copper, 
stone, ores. coal. coke. oil. gas. timber, lumber and other materials or any of the 
products thereof, or any articles consisting or partly consisting thereof. 

To engage in any other manufacturing, mining, construction or transportation 
business of any kind or character whatsoever, and to that end acquire, hold, own or 
dispose of any or all property, stock, bonds and rights of any and every kind. 

To acquire by subscription or otherwise and to hold or dispose of stock, bonds or 
other obligations of any corporation, firm or person, then or theretofore engaged in 
or pursuing any one or more kinds of business. 

To hold, purchase or encumber, mortgage and convey its real estate and personal 
property or its interest and right therein. 

To issue bonds or other obligations in payment for property purchased or acquired 
or held by it and for any other object in and about its business. 

To mortgage or obligate any stocks, bonds or other obligations or any property 
which may be acquired by it. issued or given. 

To guarantee any dividends on bonds or stocks or other obligations. 

To make and perform contracts of any kind and description, in carrying on its 
business or for the purpose of obtaining any of its objects. 

To act'as agent for the purpose of selling real and personal property of all kinds, 
stocks, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness of any kind and character. 

To do any and all other acts and things and to exercise any and all other 
powers, whi^h a co-partnership or natural person could do or exercise, which may 
now or hereafter be authorized by law. 

To engage in the mercantile business, wholesale or retail, or both, and to con- 
duct a general or special mercantile business, or both, "and generally engage in 
business as a merchant as fully as a partnership or natural person could do, and to 
own or operate the same and sell the same in whole or in part. 

To do anything and everything necessary, pertinent, legal and proper for the above 
named purposes and each of them, to the same extent as if this corporation were a 
natural person or a partnership. 

Capital stock — Authorized. S1hii.iiiio.hu; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,200.00; paid in, $120.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stoclJ 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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D. J. F. S'trother, Welch, \V. Va. 2 shares: I. J. Rhodes. Welch. W. Va., 2 sharps: 
A. Z. Litz, Welch, W. Va., 2 shares: B. F. Williams. Welch. W. Va.. 2 share; 
James A. Henchey, Welch, W. Va., 2 shares; W. L. Taylor. Baltimore, Md. 2 shares. 
Total number of share-;. 12. 



INTERURBAN RAILWAY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. August 5. 1907 ; charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Wheeling. W. Va. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00: par value shares. $100.00. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence at or near 
the City of Wheeling, in the County of Ohio, and State of West Virginia and run 
thence by the most practicable route to a point at or near the town of Bethany 
in the County of Ohio and State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00; par value shares. $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. P. Pinson, 303 Sclmmlbach Bldg. Wheeling. W. Va., 1 share: J. R. Caldwell. 
•623yo Main St., Wheeling. W. Va.. 1 share; James Pinson, Warwood, Ohio Co.. W. 
Va.. 1 share; Albert II. Werder, 00, loth St.. Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share: J. H. 
Brennan, 614 Main St.. Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



LOGAN COURT HOUSE AND MATE WAN RAILWAY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 6, 1907 : charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — 'Charleston. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows*. 

The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence at or near 
Matewan, on the Tug Fork of Sandy River in the County of Mingo, and State of 
West Virginia and run thence by the most practicable route to a point at or near 
the City of Logan, in the county of Logan, and S'tate of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Simon P. Richmond, Charleston. W. Va., 5 shares : J. S. Horan, Charleston, W. Va., 
5 shares; V. L. Black. Charleston, W. Va., 5 shares; Angus W. McDonald, Charles- 
ton. W. Va.. 5 shares : Malcolm Jackson, Charleston, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number 
of shares, 25. 



THE SARBER OIL AND GAS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August G. 1907 : charter expires. August 0. 1957. 

Principal office — Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(a i To purchase, obtain and hold oil and gas leases and leasholds estates, and 
purchase and hold real estate not in excess of five thousand (5.000) acres, for the 
purpose of exploring and producing crude oil and natural gas. 

(b) To mine. bore, drill for and produce crude oil and natural gas. 

(c) To buy, purchase and hold, sell and dispose of oil and gas properties, oil 
and gas leases and leasehold estates. 

(di To buy, purchase, hold, obtain and operate oil and gas drilling machinery 
send tools. 



234 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

(e) To do all other things necessary and incident to the production of crude oil 
and natural gas. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $40,000.00 ; par value shares, $25.00 ; subscribed, 
$125.00 ; paid in, $12.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Chas. E. Sarber, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share : Thos. I. Stealey, Parkersburg, 
W. Va., 1 share ; Geo. W. Johnson, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share ; W. E. White, 
Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share ; C. L. Slayton, Parkersburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 



DAVIS SUPPLY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 7, 1007 ; charter expires, May 10, 1957. 

Principal office — Davis, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as- 
follows : To erect, build or buy and maintain a store building and to conduct a 
general merchantile and supply business. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $10,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Edward V. Babcock. Prick Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa., 615 shares; Fred R. Babcock, 
Frick Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa., 260 shares: Oscar H. Babcock, Frick Bldg., Pittsburg, 
Pa., 70 shares: Clarence L. Babcock, Ashtola, Pa., 45 shares; Courtney F. Babcock, 
Babcock, Ga., 10 shares. Total number of shares, 1,000. 



H. F. HARPER COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued. August 8, 1907; charter expires, August 5, 1057. 

Principal office — Washington, D. C. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To engage in the business of manufacturing, buying and selling builders' 
and contractors' supplies of all kinds. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00 ; paid in, $200.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Harry F. Harper, 124:; Kenyon St.. Washington. I». ('., '4 shares: J. William 
Harper, 3117 N. St., Washington, D. C, :'. shares: Robert N. Harper, 1515 16th St., 
Washington, D. C, 1 share; Bernard F. Harper. 124:! Kenyon St., Washington, D. 
C, 1 share; Harold S. Betts, Hyattsville, Md., 1 share. Total number of shares, 10. 



the Mcdonald Henderson and mitchell land company. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 8, 1007 ; charter expires. August 8, 1957. 

Principal office — Logan, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes "for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To acquire, own and hold real estate in said County: and to lease for 
coal mining and coke manufacturing purposes and for the production of oil and gas, 
and all other business incidental thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Henry Mitchell, Logan, W. Va.. 2 shares : J. R. Henderson, Logan, W. Va., 2 
shares ; S'cott McDonald, Logan, W. Va., 2 shares : B<".ivar McDonald, Logan, W. 
Va., 2 shares ; M. F. McDonald, Logan, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number of shares 10. 



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CLARKSBURG MASONIC BUILDING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued August 8, 1907; charter expires June 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. . 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of erecting in the City of Clarksburg a building for the 
use of the Masonic bodies therein ; of buying and selling real estate ; of erecting a 
building or buildings thereon ; of selling, renting and leasing the same in whole or 
in part ; of acquiring all real and personal property incident to the purpose afore- 
said, and of doing all other acts and things necessary or convenient to be done in 
connection therewith. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$50.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Alexander Duff, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share; Fred E. Delbridge, Clarksburg, W. 
Va., 1 share; David K. Reed, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share; John W. Davis, Clarks- 
burg, W. Va., 1 share ; J. Smylie Mechling, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total num- 
ber of shares, 5. 



THE COYLE-RICHARDSON BUILDING COMFAXY.— < Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 8, 1907 ; charter expires, August 7, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Fof the purpose of purchasing land in the City of Charleston, West 
Virginia, and erecting thereon a mercantile and office building ; providing means 
therefor by borrowing moneys, and providng for the re-payment of the moneys' so 
borrowed, and for the payment of interest thereon ; also for leasing and renting out 
such building and parts thereof, and collecting rents therefor ; and otherwise manag- 
ing and controlling the same ; also for doing all other things incident, necessary and 
lawful to be done in connection with the purposes of said corporation. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$5,000.00; paid in, $5,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George F. Coyle, Charleston, W. Va., 22 shares ; J. Lynn Richardson, Charleston, 
TV. Va., 22 shares; Nannie G. Coyle, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares; Alice M. Rich- 
ardson, Charleston, W. Va., 2 shares ; Nora V. Atkins, Charleston, YV. Va., 2 shares. 
Total number of shares, 50. 



BANK CLOCK MANUFACTURING COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 9, 1907 ; charter expires, August 9, 1957. 

Principal office — New York, N. Y. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To establish, conduct and carry on the business of buying, selling, licens- 
ing for use and otherwise dealing in improvements, trade marks, trade names and 
any letters patent, registration or grants, both domestic and foreign, whether is- 
sued by the United States or any foreign country or government. 

To apply for, procure and obtain, any and all necessary letters patent, applica- 
tions therefor or grants, both foreign and domestic, for all inventions, improvements 
and secret processes for the account and in the name of the corporation, or as the 
agent for any person, firm or corporation. 

To exploit and develop any and all such inventions, trade marks and processes by 
establishing in the Unit.ed States or any foreign country any and all necessary 
plants, factories and machinery for the manufacture of patent articles of any class, 
nature or description, as well as for the manufacture of any articles not patented. 



236 Charters Issued tx 1907. [W. Va. 

To issue shares of stock, debentures, bonds or other obligations, to invest money 
in. to hold, sell and deal in stork, shares debentures, bonds or other obligations of 
any government, state, corporation public or private or any body corporate. 

To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire and hold, with the same rights 
of ownership therein as may be permitted to natural persons, the shares, stock, 
bonds and other obligations of any corporation organized under the laws of any 
state, territory, district or colony of the United States or of any foreign country. 

To manufacture, export. Import, buy, sell, lease and operate and generally deal 
in goods, wares, merchandise and property of every class and description, excepting 
bills of exchange and gold and silver bullion. To purchase, lease or otherwise ac- 
quire all kinds of personal property which the corporation may deem necessary or 
convenient for the purposes of its business. 

To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire real estate, improved or unimproved 
without limit as to amount, except as limited by law, in any state, territory or 
colony of the United S'tates or in any foreign country ; to hold, mortgage and sell 
the same. 

To conduct its business in all its branches and to have one or more business 
offices, in any of the states, territories, districts or colonial possessions of the 
United States and any foreign countries as shall from time to time be found 
necessary and convenient for the purpose of the company's business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00: par value shares, $10.00; subscribed, 
$1,000.00; paid in. $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Wallace M. Probasco, 58 West 50th St., New York City, 20 shares; Henry C. 
Lee, "The Ansonia" New York City, 20 shares : Benjamin Trapnell, Elizabeth, New 
Jersey, 20 shares ; Alexander H. Babcock, 158 Nassau St., N. Y. City, 20 shares ; 
P. Poulin, 158 Nassau St., N. Y. City, 20 shares. Total number of shares, 100. 



MINGO AND WYOMING RAILWAY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 9, 1907 ; charter continues" perpetually. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence at or near 
the mouth of Laurel Fork of Pigeon Creek, in the County of Mingo, and State 
of West Virginia and run thence by the most practicable route to a point at or near 
the mouth of Gilbert Creek, in the County of Mingo, and State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George R. Heffley, Huntington, W. Va., 5 shares ; George F. Ratliff, Huntington, 
W. Va., 5 shares ; Robert L. Archer, Huntington, W. Va., 5 shares : Rudd T. Neal, 
Huntington, W. Va.. 5 shares ; T. J. Bryan, Huntington, W. Va., 5 shares. Total 
number of shares, 25. 



BUCHANAN LUMBER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 9. 1007 : charter expires, August 9, 1957. 

Principal office — Frenchton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of buying, constructing and operating saw mills, and 
planing mills and buying, selling, dealing in and manufacturing timber and lumber 
of all descriptions and doing all things incidental thereto. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $30,000.00 ; par value shares. $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,000.00 ; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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Edw. R. Buchanan, Lorain, O., 96 shares ; W. A. Donaldson, Lorain, O., 1 share ; 
G. A. Resek, Lorain, O., 1 share ; D. G. Young, Buckhannon, W. Va., 1 share ; H. 
B. Young, Arlington, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 100. 



CUBAN-AMERICAN FERTILIZER C< (MPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 10. 100" ; charter expires, August 10, 1057. 

Principal office — Havana, Cuba. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture iron, steel, manganese, coke, copper, lumber and other 
materials, and all or any articles, consisting or partly consisting of iron, steel, 
copper, wood or other materials, and all or any products thereof. 

To establish, maintain, and conduct in the State of West Virginia and else- 
where, the business of manufacturing, purchasing, or otherwise acquiring, hold- 
ing, owning, mortgaging, selling and transferring or otherwise either as principal 
or agent, disposing of, investing, trading, dealing in and with fertilizer and fertilizer 
materials of any and all kinds whatsoever and kindered products and appliances used 
in such business, and also chemicals of all kinds and any and all ingredients and 
compounds thereof, and any and all materials that may be used in or in connection 
with such manufacture and sale, including as a part of and incident to such 
business, mining and other modes of acquiring, nitrate of soda, guano and raw 
material used in said business and all goods, wares, merchandise and property of 
every class and description ; also to sell, utilize and dispose of all surplus or by- 
products received from the conduct of the business ; to carry on in connection with 
said business a general domestic and foreign commission and selling agent business, 
in the United States and in any part of the world. 

To acquire, own, lease, occupy, use or develop any lands containing nitrate of 
soda, guano, coal or iron, manganese, stone or other ores, or oil, and any wood 
lands or other lands for any purposes of the Company. 

To mine, or otherwise to extract or remove coal, ores, stone or other minerals and 
timber from any lands owned, acquired, leased, or occupied by the company, or from 
any other lands. 

To buy, and sell or otherwise to deal or to traffic in, iron, steel, manganese, copper, 
stone, ores, coal, coke, wood, lumber and other materials, and any of the products 
thereof, and any articles consisting or partly consisting thereof. 

Also to manufacture, buy, sell, use, repair, and generally deal in engines, boilers, 
machinery, cars, trucks, vehicles, implements, utensils, appliances, tools, machine 
shops, foundry and factory supplies and all kinds of materials and supplies used in 
the fertilizing and manufacturing business. 

To purchase, lease, construct and to use, operate, sell, lease, mortgage, or other- 
wise dispose of mills, bridges, factories, store-houses, buildings, roads, docks, piers, 
wharves, houses for employes and others, and works of air kinds, and to engage in 
any other manufacturing, mining and construction business of any kind whatso- 
ever. 

To conduct business in any of the States, Territories, Colonies, or Dependencies of 
the United States, in the District of Columbia, and in any and all foreign countries, 
to have one or, more offices therein, and to hold, purchase, mortgage and convey real 
property and personal property out of the State. 

To acquire and undertake the good will, property, rights and assets, and the 
liabilities of any person, firm, association or corporation, either foreign or 
domestic engaged in a business of the same general character as that for which this 
Corporation is organized and other personal property of every kind and whereso- 
ever situated, and to pay for the same in cash, stock, or bonds of the corporation 
or otherwise. 

To enter into, make, perform and carry out contracts of every kind and for any 
lawful purpose with any person, firm association or corporation, public o"r private 
in the United States and in all foreign countries and with any government relating 
to any matters or business of this corporation or in which it may be interested. 

To borrow or raise money by the issue of or upon warrants, bonds, debentures 
and other negotiable or transferable instruments or otherwise. 



238 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise to acquire, and to 
hold, use. own. operate and introduce, and to sell, assign, or otherwise to dispose of, 
any trade marks, trade names, patents, inventions, improvements and processes' 
used in connection with or secured under Letters Patent of the United States or 
elsewhere or otherwise, and to use. exercise, develop, grant license in respect of, 
or otherwise to turn to account any such trade-marks, patents, licenses, processes, 
and the like, or any such property or rights. 

To do any or all of the things herein set forth to the same extent as natural 
persons might or could do, and in any part of the world. 

The objects above specified shall, except where otherwise expressed, be no wise 
limited or restricted by reference to or influence from the terms of any other clause 
or other paragraph herein. 

In general, to carry on any other business in connection with the foregoing, 
whether manufacturing or otherwise, and necessary for the accomplishment of any 
of the purposes or objects hereinbefore enumerated and to have and to exercise all 
the powers conferred by the Laws of West Virginia upon business corporations. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $50,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
.$000.00 ; paid in, $600.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Frederick G. Fischer, 21 South Portland Ave, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1 share ; Lawrence 
II. Shearman, 344 West 72nd St., New York City, 1 share; J. Louis Schaefer, 270 
West 77th St., New York City, 1 share ; Nicholas A. Donnelly, Davis Avenue, West 
New Brighton, Staten Island, 1 share ; Theodore D. Smith, 14 Watson Avenue, East 
Orange, N. J., 1 share : Ygnacio C. Denman. 433 58th St.. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 6. 



THE BLOOMINGTON COAL COMPANY.^ (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 12. 1907 ; Charter expires, August 12, 1957. 

Principal office — Bloomington, Md. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For purchasing, leasing, mining, transporting and selling coal ; erecting 
coke ovens and manufacturing coke and all its by-products and disposing of the 
same, handling, buying, selling, leasing, operating and developing lands, coal and 
other minerals, mines and mining rights, and acquiring, owning, operating and 
disposing of coal royalties : furnishing electric lights and power for public and 
private use ; selling, inventing, patenting and dealing in machinery, tools, equip- 
ments, either electrical or otherwise; quarrying, selling and otherwise dealing in 
stone and ballast ; manufacturing and selling both fire and red brick ; buying and 
selling merchandise of all descriptions and keeping a general mercantile store; 
carrying on a general business of a mining corporation ; constructing, maintaining 
and equipping railroads, and to do any and every act necessary or convenient to the 
full and successful carrying out of the objects and purposes aforesaid. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,000.00 ; paid in. $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. B. Davis, Keysef, W. Va., 49 shares ; L. B. Brydon, Grafton, W. Va., 48 
shares; S. B. Brydon, Bloomington, Md., 1 share; William E. Heskitt, Piedmont, 
W. Va., 1 share : William C. Clayton. Keyser. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 100. 



LUMBERMEN'S" PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 12, 1907 : Charter expires, August 12, 1957. 

Principal office — Kansas City, Mo. 

Purposes 5 — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 



1907] Charters Issued in 1907. 239 

follows : To manufacture, prepare, buy. sell, export and deal in Portland cement, 
lime, plasters, crushed stone, all kinds of brick, artificial stone, terra cotta, and all 
by-products thereof, and all products of which they form a part. 

To acquire by purchase lease, contract, donation, mining or otherwise, shale, 
clay, stone, rock, coal, ere, minerals, oil wells, gas wells, oil rights and gas rights, 
and to sell, lease and convey the same, and to mine minerals and to dig and drill 
gas and oil wells and to sell, convey and otherwise dispose of the same. 

To build, buy. lease or otherwise acquire manufacturies, kilns, mills, plants, 
buildings and warehouses suitable for the manufacturing, selling or storing of any 
of said products, by-products, or minerals and to sell and convey the same. 

To acquire, own and hold real and personal property for any of the purposes 
herein mentioned and to sell, lease and convey the same. 

To own, hold and operate any railroad or tramway necessary or convenient for 
carrying on the business of the company and to sell, lease and convey the same. 

To acquire, own and hold real estate for the laying out of a town, and the 
platting of an addition or additions, or subdivision or subdivisions, at or near any 
works of said Company in the State of Kansas and to plat and subdivide such real 
estate, erect buildings thereon, sell, or lease the lots or any part of the lots, or any 
portion of the land, or any of the buildings. 

To own and operate a store or stores and carry on in connection with its said 
business a general merchandise business in such town or at or near its chief 
works. 

To construct, maintain and operate electric light works in connection with the 
Company's business and for the purposes of the Company, and to transmit and sei! 
electricity for light and power purposes and generally to do any and all things and 
transact any and all business necessary or convenient to the carrying on of the 
business of said Company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $ 2.500,000.00 : par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$600.00 ; paid in, $60.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. E. Woods, R. A. Long Building, Kansas City, Mo., 1 share preferred ; M. B. 
Nelson, R. A. Long Building, Kansas City, Mo., 1 share preferred ; J. W. Ferguson. 
R. A. Long Building, Kansas City Mo., 1 share preferred ; John M. Byrne, 20th & 
Wyandotte Sts., Kansas City, Mo., 1 share preferred ; Frank F. Rozzelle, 92S New 
York Life Building, Kansas City, Mo., 1 share preferred; B. F.-Cobb, R. A. Long 
Building. Kansas City, Mo., 1 share preferred. Total shares of preferred stock, 6. 



THE MERKEL TIMBER AND LAND COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 12,' 1907; Charter expires, August 12, 1957. 

Principal office — Chicago, 111. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy, sell, lease, deal in and own all kinds of farm and timber lands, 
situated in any part of the United States and foreign countries ; to acquire, sell, 
own and operate mills for manufacturing products of the forest into all kinds of 
finished lumber ; to buy, sell and deal in timber rights wherever situated, and to 
manufacture, buy, sell and deal in logs and all kinds of lumber and kindred products ; 
to acquire, own and operate a railroad or railroads, steam or otherwise, for the 
purpose of developing lands and other property to be acquired ; and to purchase, 
sell, own, and hold the capital stock of other companies. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $100.000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$100,000.00; paid in, $25,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles J. Canfield, First National Bank Building, Chicago, 111., 498 shares ; 
<5eorge W. Snigart, First National Building, Chicago, 111., 400 shares W. H. Turn- 
bull, First National Bank Building, Chicago, 111., 100 shares; H. B. Weeks, First 



240 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

National Bank Building, Chicago, 111., 1 share ; Frank L. Fowler, 1402 Hartford 
Building, Chicago, 111., 1 share. Total number of shares, 1,000. 



ALTIZER COAL LAND COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 13, 1907; Charter expires, August 12, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, timber and real estate and to 
sell or lease the same, to mine coke, manufacture coke, bore for oil or gas, and to 
sell or lease the same, and to carry on a general mercantile business in connection 
with any of said operations, and to do any and all things necessary or consistent 
with said operations. 

Capital Stock — Authorized, $40,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed. 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. L. Caldwell, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share; G. J. Caldwell. Huntington, W. Va. 
1 share ; G. R. Heff ley, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share ; C. N. Davis. Hun-tington, W. 
Va.. 1 share ; A. B. Maupin, Huntington. W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares 5. 



HALL LUMBER COMPANY.— (Non-resident.) 

Charter issued August 14, 1907; charter expires, August 1, 1937. 

Principal office — Tazewell, Va. 

Purposes— The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
fellows : 

To buy, own and sell timber, trees and timber lands, and to cut and manufacture 
timber into lumber, and to buy and sell lumber ; also to buy, own and sell coal and 
mineral lands, and to. mine, ship and sell coal, iron ore and other minerals, and to 
manufacture, use, ship and sell coke, and to own, work and lease coal and other 
mineral lands, and to buy lands and lay same off by streets and alley into lots and 
sell and convey such lots ; and in connection with all, or any, of said objects and" 
purposes above mentioned, also the business of buying and selling goods, wares and 
merchandise of any and all descriptions. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $4,500.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed,. 
$4,500.00 ; paid in. $4,500.00, 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George P. Hall, North Tazewell, Va., 15 shares: W. F. Ilarman, Tazewell, Va., 
15 shares ; J. S. Gillespie, Tazewell, Va., 7 shares : YV. J. Gillespie, Tazewell, Va.. 1 
share; A. P. Gillespie, Tazewell, Va., 7 shares. Total number of shares, 45. 



W. VA FOUNDRY & STOVE CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued August 14, 1907; charter expires August 14, 1957. • 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture, sell and repair, stoves, ranges, stove pipe and castings 
of all kinds, malleable, wrought or otherwise ; to manufacture and sell mining cars ; 
to conduct and carry on a general foundry business and machine shop and to do 
and perform all things necessary, usual and incidental to safd business ; to secure 
by purchase or otherwise, patent rights on such articles ; to acquire title to, hold and 
sell so much real estate as may be necessary, and to erect such buildings thereon,. 
as may be required in the proper conduct of said business. 



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Capital stock — Authorized, ' $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$0,500.00 ; paid in, $0,500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T.. N. Boggess, Huntington, W. Va., ISO shares : F. C. Boggess, Huntington, W. Va., 
1 share; M. C. Boggess, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share; R. H. Armstrong, Huntington, 
W. Va., 1 share ; E. B. Armstrong, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares 190. 



THE LANSING TELEPHONE COMrANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued August 14, 1907; charter expires August 14, 1957. 

Principal office — Lansing, \Y. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To build and construct telephone lines: to own and operate the same; 
to own and operate telephones and telephone exchanges and to do all other things 
necessary to sucessfully carry on business of a telephone company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$4,100.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of si i :k 
E bsi ribed for by cadi, are as follows : 

D. B. Crawford, Lansing, V\*. Va., 10 shares; R. R. Crawford, Lansing, W. Va.,. 
10 shares; Nannie L. Crawford, Lansing, YV. Va., 10 shares; .1. II. Xickell, Fayette, 
W. Va.. 1 share ; \Y. R. Dickerson, Lansing, W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of 
share;-', 41. 



PARKERSBFRG LUMBER COMPANY — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued Aug. 15, 1907 ; charter expires, Aug. 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Fairmont. \Y. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this Corporation is formed are as 
follows: First — To buy, own, lease and sell' timber and timber lands and other real 
estate. 

Second — To buy, own, sell and deal in timber and lumber and the products thereof. 

Third — To conduct a general merchandise business. 

Fourth — To build roads, tramways and railroads necessary for above purposes. 

Fifth — To manufacture lumber, finish the same and its products. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Murray Dickinson, Fairmont, \Y. \'a.. 1 share : Glenn F. Barns. Fairmont, W. Va., 
1 share; J. T. Ritchie, Fairmont, VV. Va., 1 share; \Y. N. Engle, Fairmont, W. Va., 
1 share; E. F. Hartley. Fairmont, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



PRINCETON POWER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued Aug. 15, 1907 ; charter expires, Aug. 15, 1957. 

Principal office, Princeton, YV. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct, operate and maintain an electric railway between the town 
of Princeton, in East River District, in said County, and the City of Bluefield, in 
Beaver Pond District, in said County; also between the said Town of Princeton and 
the Town of Rock, in Rock District, in said County ; also between the said Town of 
Princeton and the Town of Hinton, in the County of Summers, in said State of West 
Virginia, and to run on said railway, cars, motors and trains for the carriage of pas- 



242 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

sengers and freight for monetary or other consideration. To erect, operate and main- 
tain an electric light plant, dynamos and other electric machinery in the said Town 
of Princeton for the purpose of manufacturing, transmitting, furnishing and selling 
electricity, lights and power to all persons or corporations who may desire the same ; 
to construct and maintain a cold storage plant and system in said Town of Prince- 
ton, and manufacturing ice and sell the same to all persons who may desire the 
same ; to construct, operate and maintain a system of waterworks in the said Town 
of Princeton for the purpose of conveying, furnishing and selling water to all per- 
sons and corporations who may desire the same and to buy sufficient real estate to 
carry on its business ; also to construct, operate and maintain an Electric Car Line 
on and over the streets, roads and alleys of the Town of Princeton. 

Capital Stock — Authorized, $50,000 ; par value shares, $100 ; subscribed, $500 ; 
paid in, $50. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : L. H. Perkins, Princeton, W. Va., 1 share ; 
W. B. Honaker, Princeton, W. Va., 1 share ; E. W. Hale, Princeton, W. Va., 1 share ; 
S. V. Straley, Princeton, W. Va., 1 share; S. J. Evans. Keystone. W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares. 5. 



BLANCHARD OIL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August IT. 1007 : charter expires. August 15, 1957. 

Principal office — Shreveport, La. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To mine for, prospect, drill for, produce, buy and in any manner acquire, 
and to market, sell, transport and distribute, natural gas : to mine for, produce, buy, 
and in any manner acquire, to refine, manufacture into its several products, and to 
sell, market, distribute and transport, petroleum and its products and by-products ; 
to construct, lay, purchase, or in any manner acquire, and to maintain and operate, 
and to sell, lease, incumber, and in any manner dispose of, pipe lines and mains for 
the carrying and transportation of oil and natural gas ; to lease, buy, or otherwise 
acquire, to hold and operate, and to sell, lease, incumber, or otherwise dispose of, 
petroleum oil and gas lands and leases, and rights to explore for and remove natural 
gas and petroleum, and such other property, real, personal and mixed, as the Com- 
pany may deem necessary or convenient for the transaction of its corporate business 
and the execution of its corporate powers ; to take contracts for the drilling of oil 
and sras wells, and to carry our and execute the same: to manufacture, purchase, or 
otherwise acquire, goods, wares, merchandise and personal property of every class 
and description, and to hold, own, sell, or otherwise dispose of, trade in and deal 
■with the same.- 

Capital stock — Authorized, $17,500.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed. 
$1,000.00 : paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice addri ss, and .(lie number of shares of stork 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Rollo M. Cole, 859 The Rookery, Chicago, Illinois ; 2 shares. Harry H. Phillips, 
859 The Rookery, Chicago, Illinois, 2 shares ; Charles J. Horn, S59 The Rookery, 
Chicago, Illinois, 2 shares ; Donald D. McKay, 621 New York Life Building, Chicago 
Illinois, 2 shares; Thomas E. Byrne, 621 New York Life Building, Chicago, Illinoif, 
- shares. Total number of shares. 10. 



LOOP & LOOKOUT RAILROAD COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. August IT. 1907: charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Evenwood, W. Va. 

Purposes- The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence at or 
near Lookout in the County of Fayette and State of West Virginia and run thence 



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by the most practicable route to a point at or near Glencoe, in the County of Green- 
brier and State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. W. Raine, Evenwood, W. Va., 100 shares : W. W. Raine, Evenwood, W. Va., 5 
shares ; L. R. F. Preysz, Evenwood, W. Va., 2 shares ; J. M. Raine, Evenwood, W. 
Va., 5 shares ; S. J. Snyder, Evenwood, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 
113. 



THE FAYETTEVILEE PHARMACY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 17, 1907 ; charter expires, August 17, l'J.'T. 

Principal office — Fayetteville, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To buy and sell drugs at wholesale and retail ; to compound drugs and fill 
prescriptions buy and sell surgical instruments and supplies, toys, notions, etc., and 
carry on a general drug business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $30.00 ; subscribed, 
$2,000.00 ; paid in, $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

P. B. Davis, Fayetteville, W. Va., 4 shares. J. E. Coleman. Fayetteville, W. Va., 
5 shares ; J. W. Hopkins, Fayetteville, W. Va., 5 shares ; L. T. Davis, Fayetteville, 
W. Va., 1 share ; E. L. Nuckolls, Fayetteville, W. Va., 5 shares. Total number of 
shares, 20. 



THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF ST. MARYS, W. Va.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, Aug. 17, 1907 ; charter expires, Aug. 17, 1957. 

Principal office — St. Marys, TV. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the mutual advantage and protection of its members, both socially and 
financially. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $500.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, $5.00; 
paid in, $5.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. R. Stanley, St. Marys, W. Va.. 1 share; W. H. Guth, St. Marys, W. Va., 1 
share; J. L. Hissom, S't. Marys, W. Va., 1 share; G. C. Strickling, St. Marys, W. Va., 
1 share ; R. G. Anderson, St. Marys, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 




THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BILL POSTING COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued Aug. 19, 1907 ; charter expires, Aug. 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Philadelphia, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To erect, acquire and maintain bill boards and mediums of advertisement, 
post bills and advertisements, distribute advertising matter and act as advertising 
agent, and to do and perform all things incident to a general advertising business. 

And of transferring persons, baggage, goods, wares and merchandise of all kinds to 
and from all points in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or in any other city or 
town or county in the State of Pennsylvania, and for the purpose of purchasing or 
leasing sufficient real estate upon which the said corporation may erect ware-houses 
for the storage of furniture, household goods and other personal property and to 
transact any and all business necessary and connected with the carrying out of the 
purposes of this corporation or calculated to facilitate the same, at any place at 



244 Charters Issued in 1907. I W. Va. 

which the said company may desire to do business in the said State of IYnnsylvania. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $2,500.00; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as- follows : 

Fred G. Nixon Nurdlinger, Park Theatre, Phil., Pa., 2 shares ; Joseph I. Gainer, 
Park Theatre, Phil., Pa., 2 shares: \V. B. Kemery. Parkersburg, W. Va.. 2 shares; 
A. <;. Patton, Parkersburg, W. Va., 2 shares; H. O. Hiteshew, Parkersburg, W. Va., 
2 shares. Total number of shares, 10. 



THE UNIONTOWN BILL POSTING COMPANY. — ( Non-Resident. ) 

Charter issued, Aug. 19, 1907 ; charter expires, Aug. 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Uniontown, Pa. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To erect, acquire and maintain bill boards and mediums of advertisement, 
post bills and advertisements, distribute advertising matter and act as advertising 
agent, and to do and perform all things incident to a general advertising business. 

And of transferring persons, baggage, goods, wares and merchandise of all kinds 
to and from all points in the City of Uniontown, Pennsylvania or in any other city 
or town or county in the State of Pennsylvania, and for the purpose of purchasing 
or leasing sufficient real estate upon which the said corporation may erect ware- 
houses for the storage of furniture, household goods and other personal property and 
to transact any and all business necessary and connected with the carrying out of 
the purposes of this corporation or calculated to facilitate the same, at any place at 
which the said company may desire to do business in the said State of Pennsylvania. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $2,500.0(1 ; par value shares, $50.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $100.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Fred G. Nixon Nirdlinger, Park Theatre, Phil., Pa., 2 shares; George M. Smith, 
Park Theatre, Phil., Pa., 2 shares; W. E. Kemery, Parkersburg, W. Va., 2 shares; 
A. G. Patton, Parkersburg, W. Va., 2 shares ; II. O. Hiteshew, Parkersburg, W. Va., 
2 shares. 



GENERAL INSURANCE INVESTMENT COMPANY.— (New Agreement.) 

I, C. W. Swisher, Secretary of State of the State of West Virginia, do hereby 
certify that an agreement, duly signed and acknowledged in accordance with the law, 
for the purpose of changing the objects and purposes for which the General In- 
surance Investment Company was heretofore incorporated, under the laws of the 
State of West Virginia, has been this day delivered to me, which agreement is in the 
words and figures following : 

Agreement — Amendment of charter of incorporation — General Insurance Invest- 
ment Company. 

A special meeting of the stockholders of the General Insurance Investment Com- 
pany, duly called, was held on Wednesday the 7th day of August, 1907 at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at the office of the Company, 300 Walnut Street. Philadelphia, Pa. 

Voting stockholders as follows were present in person : J. Paul Haughton, 475 
shares; William S. Muir, 470 shares; John W. Muir, 75 shares; Richard Haughton, 
5 shares. 

President Richard Haughton in the Chair, John \V. Muir acting as Secretary. 

Upon motion duly made, the following resolution was unanimously carried : 

Resolved, That the action of the Directors of this Company in recommending 
amendments to the Charter or articles of the association of the said Company be and 
the same is hereby adopted and the following amendments be and they are hereby 
ratified and approved : 

Amend the third of the articles of the association of the corporation by striking 
out the word "common" so that the said article shall read as follows : 



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"The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as follows : 

"By a majority vote of its stockholders in stockholders' meeting regularly had to 
subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire and to hold or own shares of the 
capital stock, bonds, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness created by any 
other corporation or corporations which may be engaged in the insurance or any 
other business. To sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, or otherwise dispose of 
such shares of the capital stock, bonds debentures or other evidences of indebtedness 
created by any other corporation or corporations which may be engaged in the in- 
surance or any other business ; and while the owner thereof, to exercise all the rights 
and privileges of ownership, including the right to vote thereon." 

Amend the fourth of the articles of the association by striking out the following : 
"Holders of preferred stock shall have no voting power on any question whatever." 
Preferred and common stock may be from time to time, by vote of common stock- 
holders in stockholders' meeting regularly had, increased according to law", so that 
said article fourth, as amended April 16th, 1904, shall read as follows : 

"The amount of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation shall be 
Six Hundred Thousand ($600,000) Dollars, which shall be divided into six hundred 
thousand (600,000) shares of the par value of One ($1) Dollar each; of which 
authorized capital stock the amount of One Thousand ($1,000) Dollars has been sub- 
scribed and the amount of Five Hundred ($500) Dollars has been paid. Of the said 
stock three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) shares are to be preferred stock 
and two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) shares are to In' cummon stock. The 
preferred stock may be issued as and when the Board of Directors shall determine 
and shall entitle the holders thereof to receive out of the surplus or net earnings, 
and the corporation shall be bound to pay thereon, a fixed dividend at the rate of 
eight (S%) per cent, per annum, cumulative from and after the January or July 
following date of issue, payable half yearly in the months of January and July, be- 
fore any dividend shall be set apart or paid on the common stock ; provided however, 
that whenever a dividend is paid on the preferred stock and all prior dividends there- 
on have been paid, the directors shall, if in their judgment the surplus and net 
profits after deducting the amount of dividend already accrued on the preferred stock 
during the year shall be sufficient for such purpose, have power then or thereafter to 
declare and pay a dividend on the common stock. 

"If in any year one half of the total amount of dividend declared upon the com- 
mon and preferred stock shall exceed the aggregate amount of fixed dividend due on 
the preferred stock, as provided in the preceding paragraph hereof, the said 
total amount of dividend shall be apportioned one-half to the common stock and 
one-half to the preferred stock, and. such apportionment to the preferred stock, being 
greater than, shall be in lieu of the amount of fixed dividend at that time due 
thereon. 

"The holders of preferred stock shall in case of liquidation or dissolution of the 
corporation, be entitled to be paid in full, both the principal of their shares and the 
accrued dividends charged before any amount shall be paid to the holders of common 
stock. 

Upon motion duly made. 

Resolved, That all voting stockholders be requested to sign their names to these 
minutes as evidence of unanimous agreement upon the foregoing resolution. 

Approved and agreed, 

William S. Muir, 47u shares. 
J. Paui, Hadghton, 475 shares. 
John* W. Mlir. 45 shares. 
Richard Haughton. 5 shares. 
C. M. Harxies, 5 shares. 

I hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the minutes of the meeting of 
common and voting stockholders of General Insurance Investment Company, held at 
the principal office of the Company, 300 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, on the seventh 
day of August, 1907 and that the signatures of said stockholders affixed to said 
minutes and the agreement and this paper represent all the holders of all the com- 



246 Charters Issued in 1907. [W. Va. 

inon and voting stock issued by this Company, the total number of such shares issued 
being 1,000 shares and no more. 

Witness my hand and seal of the corporation. 

(seal) John W. Muir, 

Secretary. 
Wherefore.. The objects and purposes for which the General Insurance Invest- 
ment Company is formed shall henceforth, until the termination of its charter, De- 
cember twelfth, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-two, be and remain in accord- 
ance with the terms of the said agreement. 

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the said State, at the City of Charles- 
ton, this seventeenth day of August, 1907. 

C. W. Swisher, 

Secretary of State. 



BERKELEY REAL ESTATE COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, Aug. 19, 1907 ; charter expires, Aug. 19, 1957. 

Principal office — Philippi, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying and selling real estate and sub-dividing the same into town and 
city lots, and selling the same ; erecting houses and other buildings and selling the 
same ; erecting houses and factories for rent and collecting rentals therefrom ; own- 
ing, building and operating street railways ; constructing and operating water works, 
and electric light plants ; to' carry on and operate the business of buying and selling 
real estate in all its branches ; to purchase stocks and bonds of this and other cor- 
porations ; erect and maintain bridges, and public streets and high-ways, and erect, 
maintain and operate gas lines, and generally to do all things necessary, proper and 
legal in connection with the business for which this corporation is formed. 

Capital stock — Authorized, §15,000.00 ; par value shares, .$100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. F. Teter, Philippi, W. Va., 1 share ; S. A. Moore, Philippi, W. Va., 1 share ; E. 
H. Crim, Philippi, W. Va., 1 share; W. H. Carter, Philippi, W. Va., 1 share; E. F. 
Hartley, Fairmont, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



THE LEADER. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, Aug. 21, 1907 ; charter expires, Aug. 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Piedmont, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of owning, conducting, operating, buying, selling, and offer- 
ing for sale all sorts of goods wares and merchandise, dry goods, clothing, notions, 
boots, shoes, hats, caps and groceries, both at wholesale and retail, and carrying on 
and conducting a general mercantile store, and owning such real estate and doing all 
things that are necessary for the proper carrying on of said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $15,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Robert G. Smith, Keyser, W. Va., 10 shares ; Alice L. Cramer, Piedmont, W. Va., 
10 shares ; J. II. Cramer, Jr., Piedmont, W. Va., 10 shares ; Estella S. Cramer, Pied- 
mont, W. Va., 10 shares ; Albert M. Cramer, Piedmont, W. Va., 10 shares. Total 
number of shares, 50. 



ELK HORN OIL AND GAS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, Aug. 21, 1907 ; charter expires, Aug. 21, 1957. 
Principal office — Center Point, W. Va. 



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Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To lease land for oil and gas purposes. 

To buy, sell and 'lea 1 in oil and gis leases, and oil and gas production, and 
royalty. 

To develop leases and land for oil and gas purposes. 

To lay pipe lines, and build and maintain telegraph, telephone and pipe lines, 
where same is needed to be built and maintained in order to expeditiously carry on 
the business of this company. 

To erect tanks, stations, and all necessary structures needed in the carrying on, 
or the taking care of the products of this company. 

To buy or sell real estate, if so desired by the company. 

To buy or sell oil or gas well products, and to buy and sell material used in de- 
veloping or caring for oil and gas products. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $15,000.00; par value shares, $300.00; subscribed, 
$15,000.00 ; paid in, $4,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles E. Baker, Sedalia, "West Virginia, 10 shares ; Ozias Wise, Sedalia, West 
Virginia, 10 shares ; E. R. Tate, Sedalia, West Virginia, 10 shares ; George Cork, 
Sedalia, West Virginia, 10 shares ; Virgil I. Allen, Center Point, West Virginia, 10 
shares. Total number of shares, 50. 

This Company shall be organized on receipt of Charter, and a set of by-laws 
adopted. In the adoption of the by-laws each share of stock shall have one vote, 
and the majority shall rule. 

The by-laws as adopted on organization, may be changed, ameaded, tepealed, added 
to, or taken from at any meeting after their adoption, by the majority of the stock, 
but if alterations are made, or proposed at any meeting »: cept the reg.ilar meeting, 
notice of the proposed changes shall be given in the call for the meeting. There 
need be no notice of any amendments or changes th°t will be proposed at a regular 
meeting. On all questions in which the welfare of the company is concerned the 
majority of stock shall rule and decide. 



BRIDGEPORT LAMP CHIMNEY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 



Charter issued, August 21, 1007 ; charter expires, August 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Bridgeport, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for Which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To manufacture Lamp Chimneys, Window Glass and Table Glass Ware 
and all products Manufactured from Glass ; and to buy and sell the same. 

For buying and selling rea 1 estate, building, renting, purchasing and selling houses ; 
to engage in general merchandising; to purchase, acquire by lease and develope 
coal, oil and gas properties, and to produce, buy, transport and sell the same ; and 
to do any and all things necesary for carrying out the general powers herein con- 
ferred. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $1,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock- 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John Dunkin, Bridgeport, W. Va., 33 shares ; John P. Whelan, Bridgeport, W. Va., 
33 shares ; C. H. Warner, Bridgeport, W .Va., 17 shares ; Gordon B. Late, Bridgeport, 
W. Va., 16 shares ; M. L. Dunkin, Bridgeport, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 100. 



THE MERCER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 23, 1907; charter expires, August 23, 1957. 

Principal office — Mercer, Ta. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as^ 



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follows: To enter into. moke, perform and carry out contracts of every sort and 
kind with any person, firm, association, corporation, private or municipal, or body 
politic and with the Government of the United States, or any territory, state of 
colony thereof or any foreign government : to purchase, lease, exchange, hire or 
otherwise acquire any and all rights, privileges, permits or franchises, suitable or 
convenient for any of the purposes of its business and in the execution of such 
contracts to take in payment therefor either cash, stock, bonds, promissory notes 
or other property, real or personal. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $25,000.00; par value shares. $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $50.00. . 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Frank P. Filer. Mercer. Pa.. 1 share: S. D. Downs. Greenville, Pa., 1 share; T.. 
W. Orr, Mercer. Pa.. 1 share: YV. E. Hildebrand, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; J. M. 
Campbell. Mercer. Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares. .".. 



PERLEY AND CROCKETT LUMBER COMPANY.— ( Resident.) 

Charter issued. August 23, 1907 : charter expires, August 23. 1057. 

Prinipal office — Jenningston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To buy: lease, hold, sell or convey timber and timber lands, and timber 
rights and privileges : to manufacture timber into lumber of all kinds, or to produce 
from timber any and all wood products: to sell the same either at wholesale or 
retail : to buy and sell logs, lumber or the manufactured products of timber and 
lumber; to buy, construct, build, lease and operate saw mills, planing mills or 
other mills or factories for the purpose of manufacturing timber into lumber, and for 
the manufacture of any rnd all wood products as aforesaid : to sell or exchange 
all such mills or factories : to construct, build, equip, own or lease logging or 
lumber railroads, train roads or other roads or ways necessary, convenient or proper 
for the logging, removing or manufacturing of timber into lumber or other wood 
products as aforesaid, and the marketing of the same: to conduct a general mercan- 
tile business in connection with said logging, lumbering or manufacturing business ; 
to buy. lease, hold or sell and convey necessary rights of way for such railroads, 
tram or other roads or ways, or for sites for such mills, factories or general 
mercantile business, or for the erection of shops, store houses, dwelling houses or 
other houses necessary, convenient or proper for the conduct of the general logging, 
lumbering, manufacturing or other business or businesses aforesaid. And to do 
any and all other things necessary, convenient or proper to be done, not incon- 
sistent with or in violation of the laws of the State of West Virginia, in the con- 
duct of the foregoing business or for the accomplishment of the foregoing enumerat- 
ed purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $225,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$225,000.00; paid in. $125,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

A. P. Perley. Williamspoi t, Pa.. 525 shares: \V. II. Crockett. Williamsport, Pa., 
525 shares : F. A. Perley. Washington. D, C. 525. shares ; A. P. Perley, Jr., Allendale, 
Pa., 525 shares: T. F. I.unday, Jenningston. W. Va.. 100 shares; C. D. Ewing, 
Jenningston, W. Va.. 50 shares. Total number of shares. 2,250. 



THE HUNTINGTON CEMENT STONE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued. August 23. 1907 : charter expires. August 1, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To manufacture concrete building blocks, concrete sewer pipe and concrete 
articles of all kinds. To buy and sell such product, also cement, sand, gravel or 



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similar materials. To oilier into contracts for and to erect all classes and kinds 
•of buildings, also construction work of all kinds, concrete and otherwise. 

Capital stock — Authorized. $10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$2,000.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

II. M. Vredenberg, Huntington, W. Va., ;> shares; J. B. Arbour, Parkersburg, W. 
Va., 4 shares: .T. S. Stewart. Huntington, W. Va., 2 shares; A. L. Gordon, Hunting- 
ton, W. Va., 3 shares : £•. E. Gordon, Huntington, W. Va., 2 shares. Total number 
■of shares. 20. 



THE REPUBLICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 23, 1907 ; charier expires, August 23, 1957. 

Principal office — Grafton, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To print and publish a daily newspaper: to print and publish a weekly 
newspaper : to carry on a general job printing and book-binding business : to pur- 
chase, hold and grant such real estate as is necessary to carry out the purposes 
for ivhich this corporation is formed, and for the purpose of carrying on all other 
busiijess incident and appertaining to the publishing and printing trade. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $20,000.00; par value shares, .$25.00; subscribed, 
$500^00 : paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

G. A. Bolden, Grafton, W. Va.. 4 shares: D. Grant Smith. Grafton, W. Va., 4 
shares; Charles A. Sinsel, Grafton, W. Va., 4 shares; W. E. Tomblyn, Flemington, 
W. Va., 4 shares ; Thomas F. Welsh, Grafton, -\V. Va.. 4 shares. Total number of 
shares, 20. 



'•WELLS & WINGERTBR CO. "^(Resident.) 

Charter issued. August 23, 1907 ; Charter expires, August 23, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling. W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For manufacturing, dealing in, and selling, tobacco, cigars and smokers' 
materials ; for establishing, furnishing and setting up cigar stores and stands ; of 
establishing tobacco agencies, acting as distributing agents, and for the purpose of 
doing all other things necessary and proper to be done, in the general manufacture 
and sale of tobacco and cigars. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 : paid in. $50. no. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffiee address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

George N. Wells. Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share: A. L. Wingerter. Wheeling. W. Va., 1 
share ; B. L. Wells. Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share : Charles A. Wingerter, Wheeling, W. 
Va.. 1 share; J. F. Adams, Wheeling, 'W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



B. W. LEASING COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued. August 24, 1907 ; charter expires, August 21, 1957. 

Principal office — Morgantown, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire, work and operate mines, lodes and lands bearing gold, silver 
and other associated minerals and metals, in the said County of Lake and State of 
Colorado, and in such other counties and States as the Board of Directors from 
•time to time may designate for the best interests of said company ; and to acquire, 



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own and use water, water rights and mills incident to the extraction, treatment and" 
reduction of the ores of said metals and minerals: and from time to time to sell, 
convey, lease and let such mines, lodes, lands, minerals, metals, ores, mills and! 
water rights ; and to do all things incident te the purposes herein mentioned and to 
the general business of mining, including the marketing and treatment of the 
products of the mines and operations. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par value shares, $1.00 ; subscribed,. 
$500.00 ; paid in, .$50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock; 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. M. Grant, Morgantown, W. Va., 245 shares; J. IT. McDermott, Morgantown, 
W. Va., 245 shares; T. J. Arthur, Morgantown, W. Va., 4 shares; C. E. Casto, 
Morgantown, W. Va., 3 shares ; R. E. Guy, Morgantown, W. Va., 3 shares. Total! 
number of shares, 500. 



SOUTHWESTERN PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY.— I Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 24, 1007; charter expires, April 1, 1057. 
Principal office — El Paso, Texas. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as-- 
follows : For the purpose of locating, acquiring, holding, operating and disposing of" 
quarries, mines and clay lands of every nature and description, tunnels, tunnel 
sites, mill sites, water rights, water ways, timber lands, coal lands, oil lands, roads,, 
tramways, railroads and rights of way ; and for the purpose of carrying on the- 
business of mining, quarrying, tunnelling, milling, coal mining, lumbering, tramming, 
railroading, contracting for and performing all kinds of construction work, as well 
as sub-contracting and sub-letting the same, buying, selling and handling clay, manu- 
facturing, buying, selling and handling lime, manufacturing, buying, selling and 
handling cement and artificial stone, and pipe and tile, and all cement products, 
and products wherein cement is used, mining gypsum and buying and selling the 
same, manufacturing, buying and selling gypsum products, and products where- 
in gypsum is used, boring for, piping, reriniiiir, buying and selling petroleum, 
manufacturing, buying and selling the by-products of petroleum, and for the 
purpose of constructing, purchasing, using and maintaining buildings, mills and 
machinery for the manufacturing and handling of cement, artificial stone, pipe and 1 
tile, and all cement products, and products wherein cement is used, for manu- 
facturing and handling Mme, for mining gypsum and manufacturing and handling, 
gypsum products, and products wherein gypsum is used, for refining petroleum and 
manufacturing and handling the by-products thereof, for the handling of stone for- 
mining, quarrying, tunnelling and milling, for the working of coal mines, the cutting 
of timber, the manufacturing of lumber, the operating of roads, tramways, and rail- 
roads, and for the purpose of constructing, purchasing, maintaining and disposing of 
roads, tram-ways, railroad equipments, reservoirs, flumes, ditches and canals, and. 
for the purpose Of generating, transforming, converting, conveying, utilizing, buying,, 
selling and leasing electrical power, and for the purpose of acquiring, owning,, 
possessing and enjoying so much other real and personal property as shall be neces- 
sary for the transaction of the business of the company, and for the purpose of 
leasing, selling and disposing of, from time to time, any of the property of the 
company, whether real or personal ; and for the purpose of borrowing money by 
issue of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness, pledging the property of the com- 
pany, whether real or personal, for the payment thereof ; and for the purpose of 
doing all things necessary to exercise such other rights, powers and privileges com- 
monly belonging to, or are usually exercised by a corporation engaged in the busi- 
ness of pursuits herein enumerated. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $2,200,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed,. 
$220,000.00; paid in, $220,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Aman Moore, Ogden, Utah, 140 shares common, 140 shares preferred ; A. 
Courchesne, El Paso, Texas, 797 share preferred, 797 shares common ; J. F. Wil- 



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liams, El Paso Texas, 1 share preferred, 1 share common ; Felix Martinez, El 
Faso, Texas, 140 shares preferred, 140 shares common ; Eugene Neff, El Paso, 
Texas, 1 share preferred, 1 share common ; O. J. Binford, Los Angeles, Cal., 20 
shares preferred, 20 shares common ; Horace B. Stevens, El Paso, Texas, 1 share 
Preferred, 1 share common. Total number shares, preferred, 1,000 ; common, 1,000 
— 2,000. 

The amount of the total authorized capital stock of the said corporation shall 
be Two Million Two Hundred Thousand ($2,200,000.00) Dollars, which shall be 
divided into Twenty-two Thousand (22,000) shares of One Hundred ($100.00) 
Dollars each, of which authorized capital stock Eleven Hundred Thousand ($1,100,- 
000.00) Dollars shall be common stock and Eleven Hundred Thousand ($1,100,- 
000.00) Dollars shall be cumulative eight per cent, preferred stock, it being under- 
stood by the term "cumulative eight per cent, preferred stock" that no dividend shall 
be allowed or paid upon the common stock until eight per cent, has been paid upon 
the preferred stock, and if eight per cent, cannot be paid in any one year out of the 
net dividends of the company, that the same shall be paid as soon as practicable 
out of the net dividends of the concern before any dividends whatever are declared 
upon the common stock, it being further agreed and understood that only holders 
of common stock shall have the right to vote, and preferred stock shall have no 
representation in the stockholders meetings of this company. 

It is further agreed that dividends of eight per cent, per annum shall be paid each 
year upon all preferred stock issued and outstanding, if the earnings of the corpora- 
tion are sufficient to pay the same ; such dividends shall be paid quarterly, that is to 
say, two per cent, shall be payable upon the first days of January, April, July and 
October of each year ; provided that the first dividend upon such preferred stock shall 
not be payable until April 1, 1908. If the dividend upon the said preferred stock 
does not reach eight per cent, in any calendar year, no dividend shall be paid upon 
the common stock until the dividends paid upon the preferred stock shall aggregate 
eight per cent, per year for each year after January 1, 1908, or after its sub- 
sequent issue. After the owners and holders of said preferred stock shall have 
received eight per cent, per annum dividends upon their st.ock, the remainder of the 
net earnings of the corporation, unless used for other corporate purposes, or set 
apart for future corporate or dividend purposes, shall belong to and be payable to 
the owners and holders of the common stock. Of the authorized capital stock of 
this company the amount of Two Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars ($220,- 
000.00) has been subscribed and Two Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars 
($220,000.00) has been paid in. 

It is hereby agreed that the meetings of this corporation, both directors meeting 
and stockholders meetings, may be held either within the State of West Virginia 
or without the state, as the directors may order or determine, and until otherwise 
fixed by resolution of the Board of Directors the meetings of this company, both 
directors and stockholders, shall be held at the general offices of the company in 
El Paso, Texas. 



HUNTINGTON HAT COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 24, 1907 ; charter expires, August 24, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of buying and selling, either at wholesale or retail, or 
both, hats, caps and notions arid any all lines of goods, wares and merchandise and 
of manufacturing the same and of doing any and all things necessary and incidental 
to the conduct of a general wholesale and retail mercantile business ; and of ac- 
quiring title to, owning and holding real estate and erecting buildings thereon, 
necessary for the conduct of said business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. E. Walker, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share; S. M. Croft, Huntington, W. Va., 1 



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share; C. L. Walker, Huntington, W. Va.. 1 share: A. E. Croft, Huntington, W. V: 
1 share: W. R. Dillard, Huntington. W. Va.. 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



HATILLO FRUIT COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 20, 1907; Charter expires. August 1. 1957. 
Principal office — Philadelphia-, Pa. • 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. In furtherance and not in limitation of the general powers conferred by the 
laws of the State of West Virginia, to do any or all of the things hereinafter set 
forth to the same extent as natural persons might or could do, and in any part of 
the world, as principals, agents, or otherwise. 

2. To plant, cultivate and produce, collect and harvest, buy, sell and deal in, 
store, preserve and transport fruits, nuts and other agricultural products of all 
kinds ; to manufacture, produce, buy, sell and deal in. store, preserve and transport 
all articles of commerce made wholly or partly from fruits, nuts and other agri- 
cultural products : to buy. sell and deal in. own. use and operate barns, warehouses, 
canneries and other preserving plants of all kinds, ice plants, refrigerating plants 
and refrigeration equipment of all kinds, and all other equipment for the storage and 
transportation by land and water of fruits, nuts and other agricultural products ; 

3. To cut, saw and manufacture, buy, sell' and deal in. store and transport logs, 
timber, lumber, tan-bark, cordwood, wood-pulp, charcoal, wood-alcohol and all articles 
of commerce, products and by-products made wholly or partly of or from wood. 

4. To mines, quarry, dig. extract and prepare for market, buy. sell and deal in, 
store and transport coal, ore, rock, clay, sand. oil. gas and all other minerals and 
mineral substances : and to manufacture and produce, buy. sell and deal in, store 
and transport coke and coal-tar. iron, steel and all other metals and metallic com- 
pounds, building-stone, rock-ballast, cement, bricks, terra cotta, glass, refined oil, 
chemicals and all articles of commerce, products and by-products made wholly or 
partly of or from coal, ore, rock. clay, sand, oil, gas or any other minerals or 
mineral substances. 

5. To manufacture, produce, prepare for market, buy. invest in, own, hold, sell, 
assign, deal in. store and transport other goods, wares and merchandise of every 
class and description. 

6. To do general contracting and construction business, including the building, 
making and repairing of roads, railroads, telegraph and telephone lines, pipe lines, 
water, gas and electric works, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, canals, dikes, dams, 
wharves and all like works of internal improvement or public utility, plants, build- 
ings, structures and works of all kinds, for governments, for municipalities, for 
corporations formed for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating any 
such public works and for other corporations and individuals, and as principal con- 
tractor, sub-contractor or otherwise. 

7. To acquire by construction, purchase, lease, charter or otherwise, and to own 
and hold, to use for transporting goods, wares and merchandise produced, manu- 
factured, bought, owned or sold by it, to lease or charter to railroad companies and 
others, and to sell or otherwise dispose of engines, cars, tanks, tugs, barges, vessels 
and other railroad and floating equipment and transportation facilities of all kinds. 

8. To generate power in the form of steam, electric current, pneumatic and 
hydraulic pressure and in any or all other forms, and for that purpose to construct, 
buy, lease, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, maintain and operate, sell or otherwise 
dispose of power-plants, water-privileges, flowage-rights, pipe-lines, wire-lines and 
all other facilities for generating and transmitting power and to supply power by the 
means aforesaid to its own works, to individuals and corporations, and to the 
public. 

9. To acquire, establish, maintain, operate, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of 
transportation lines for the carriage of freight, passengers and the mails by water, 
both on the high seas and on bays, rivers, lakes, canals and all other navigable 
water-ways; to furnish towing, lighterage, wharfage and warehousing facilities; 



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and to act as agents for the forwarding of freight and passengers, the placing of fire 
and marine insurance and the sale of goods, wares and merchandise of all kinds. 

10. To carry on any other business (whether mining, manufacturing, trading or 
otherwise) which may, in the discretion of the directors, seem capable of being con- 
veniently carried on in connection with the above or calculated directly or indirectly 
to enhance the value of the Company's property or rights. 

11. To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, and to own. hold, occupy, 
utilize, sell or otherwise dispose of lands and interests in lands suitable for agri- 
cultural purposes, lands containing coal, ore, rock, clay, sand, oil. gas or other 
minerals or mineral substances, wood lands, lands containing any other merchantable 
materials and all such other lands and interests in lands as the corporation may 
desire for any of its objects and purposes as herein set forth ; not exceeding within 
the Slate of West Virginia ten thousand acres which is the maximum number of 
acres that the corporation desires to hold in West Virginia, but without limit else- 
where, and. to improve and develop any lands owned or occupied by the corporation. 

12. To make or grant leases for any term or terms, upon any covenants or con- 
ditions, of any lands or interests in lands or other property owned or possessed by 
the corporation, or of the right to cultivate for agricultural purposes, or of the 
right to mine, quarry, dig, extract and remove coal, ore, rock, clay, sand, oil, gas 
or other minerals or mineral substances, or to cut and remove timber or to take and 
carry away any other materials from any lands owned or occupied by the corpora- 
tion or in respect to which the corporation shall have the right to make any such 
lease or grant. 

13. To apply for, obtain, register, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, and to 
hold, own, use, operate, mortgage and sell, assign or otherwise dispose of, any and 
all inventions, improvements, letters patent of the United States or of any foreign 
country, trade-marks, trade-names, formulae and secret processes. 

14. To subscribe for, purchase, own, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 
pledge or otherwise dispose of shares of the capital stock of or any bonds or 
securities or evidences of indebtedness created by any other corporation or corpora- 
tions of the State of West Virginia, or any other state or territory of the United 
Slates or the District of Columbia or any foreign country, and while owner of 
such stock, to exercise all the rights, powers and privileges of ownership, including 
the right to vote thereon, Provided that authority for any such subscription or 
purchase shall first be given by vote regularly had of the holders of at least a 
majority of all the outstanding stock of the corporation. 

15. To aid in any manner any other corporation in which this corporation has 
any interest by reason of owning or holding any of the stock, bonds or securities 
or evidences of indebtedness of such other corporation ; to do any acts designated to 
protect, preserve, improve or enhance the value of any such stock, bonds or securi- 
ties or evidences of indebtedness ; to become surety or guarantor for the debts or 
defaults of any corporation in which this corporation has such an interest, by 
guaranteeing dividends on any shares of its capital stock, by guaranteeing tho 
principal and interest, or either, of any of its bonds, securities or other evidences 
of indebtedness or by any other means, Pro rided that authority for any such 
suretyship or guarantee ;;hall first be given by vote regularly had of the holders of 
at lease a majority of all the outstanding stock of the corporation. 

10. To cause or allow the legal title, estate and interest in any property ac- 
quired, established or carried on by the corporation to remain or be vested, or 
registered in the names of or carried on by any other corporations, foreign or 
domestic, formed or to be formed, and either upon trust for, or as agents or 
nominees of this corporation, or upon any other terms or conditions which the 
Board of Directors may consider for the benefit of this corporation, and to manage 
the affairs or take over and carry on the business of such corporations, either by 
acquiring the shares, stock, or other securities thereof, or otherwise. 

17. To borrow money. 1o make and issue notes, endorsements, acceptances, bonds, 
debentures, guarantees and other obligations or evidences of indebtedness of the 
corporation in payment, lor property purchased, or to represent money borrowed, 
or for any of the other purposes or objects of the corporation, and to secure the pay- 
ment of the said notes, endorsements, acceptances, bonds, debentures, guarantees arid 
other obligations or evidences of indebtedness by mortgages, deeds of trust, pledges, 



254 Charters Issued ix 1907. -\W. Va. 

or liens of or on any or all of the real and personal property, rights, privileges and 
franchises of the corporation wheresoever situated, acquired and to be acquired, and 
to sell or otherwise dispose of any or all of the said notes, endorsements, acceptances," 
bonds, debentures, guarantees and other obligations or evidences of indebtedness in 
such manner and upon such terms as to the Board of Directors may seem best. 

18. To conduct the business of the corporation in all its branches in other states 
and in foreign countries and to have one or more offices out of the State of West 
Virginia, and unlimitedly to hold, purchase, mortgage and convey real and personal 
property out of the State of West Virginia, in any and all of the several states and 
territories of the United States, in the District of Columbia, in the colonial pos- 
sessions and territorial acquisitions of the United States, and in any and all foreign 
countries. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.0.0 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Charles Adamson, 119 South 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; James D. Evans, 
119 South 4th St., Philadelphia. Pa., 1 share; James Hay Simms, 119 South 4th 
St., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share ; Daniel A. Stewart, 119 South 4th St., Philadelphia, 
P., 1 share; William E. Stokes, 119 South 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 5. 

The amount of the total authorized capital stock of said corporation shall be 
One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) which shall be divided into one 
thousand (1,000) shares of the par value of One hundred dollars () $100.00) each; 
of which said authorized capital stock the amount of Five hundred dollars $(500.00) 
has been subscribed, and tbe amount of Fifty dollars ($50.00) has been paid. Of 
the said total authorized capital stock seven hundred (700) shares, amounting of 
Seventy thousand dollars ($70,000.00) shall be preferred stock, and three hundred 
(300) shares amounting to Thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) shall be common 
stock, and the terms and conditions upon which both classes of stock are to be 
issued are as follows : 

1. From time to time the preferred stock and the common stock may be in- 
creased according to law and may be issued in such amounts and proportions as 
shall be determined by the Board of Directors, and as may be permitted by law. 

'2. The holders of the preferred stock shall be entitled to receive, when and as 
declared, from the surplus or net profits of the corporation, dividends at the rate 
of (8) per centum per annum, payable semi-annually on dates to be fixed by the by- 
laws. The dividends on the preferred stock shall be cumulative, and shall be pay- 
able before any dividend on the common stock shall be paid or set apart ; so that, 
if in any year dividends amounting to eight (8) per centum shall not have been paid 
thereon the deficiency shall be payable before any dividends shall be paid upon or 
set apart for the common stock. 

3. Whenever all cumulative dividends on the preferred stock for all previous years 
shall have been declared, and shall have become payable, and the accrued semi-annual 
instalment for the current year shall have been declared and the Company shall have 
paid such cumulative dividends for previous years, and such accrued half-yearly in- 
stalment for the current year, or shall have set aside from its surplus or net 
profits a sum sufficient for the payment thereof, any remaining surplus or net profits 
not in the opinion of the Board of Directors required to provide for the maintenance, 
improvement, enlargement and operation of the property and business of the cor- 
poration, or for the payment of its liabilities, shall be applicable to dividends upon 
the common stock for such year, to the extent of, but not exceeding eight (8) per 
centum per annum upon Ihe said common stock, when and as from time to time the 
same shall be declared by the Board of Directors ; which dividends upon the com- 
mon stock shall not be cumulative, but shall only be paid if earned. The remainder 
of any such surplus or net profits shall then be applicable to the payment of further 
dividends equally per share on both preferred and common stock. 

4. After the payment of such cumulative dividends upon the preferred stock to 
the amount of eight (8) per centum and such dividends upon the common stock, 
to the amount of, but not exceeding eight (8) per centum, then out of any further 



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iiurplus or net profits, ihe Board of Directors may declare and pay dividends 
equally per share upon the preferred and common stock. 

5. In the event of any liquidation or dissolution or winding up (whether vol- 
untary or involuntary) of the corporation, the holders of the preferred stock shall 
be entitled to be paid in full both the par amount of their shares, and the unpaid 
dividends accrued thereon, before any amount shall be paid to the holders of the 
common stock ; and after the payment to the holders of the preferred stock of its 
par value, and the unpaid accrued dividends thereon, the remaining assets and funds 
shall be divided and paid to the holders of the common stock according to their 
respective shares. 

The following provisions ar,e inserted for the regulation of the business and 
conduct of the affairs of the corporation and for creating, defining, limiting and 
regulating the power's of the corporation in' furtherance and not in limitation of the 
general powers conferred by the laws of the State of West Virginia; 

1. The by-laws shall prescribe and fix the number of directors at not less than 
three nor more than nine. 

2. No directors need be a resident of the Prate of West Virginia or a stock- 
holder and the by-laws F-hall provide accordingly. 

3. A majority of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum and the i>j 
laws shall provide accordingly. 

4. In ca>se of any vacancy among the directors occurring through death, resigna- 
tion, disqualification or other cause except removal, the remaining directors by 
affirmative vote of a majority of the whole board of directors may elect a successor 
•directors to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the director whose 
office shall have become vacant and until the election of his successor. 

5. The board of directors shall have power to hold their meetings outside of 
the State of West Virginia at such places as from time to time may be designated by 
the by-laws or by resolution of the board. 

6. The board of directors shall have power from time to time to fix, determine 
and vary the amount of the working capital of the company ; and to direct and 
determine the use and disposition of any surplus or net profits over and above the 
•capital stock paid in ; and in its discretion the board of directors may use and apply 
any such surplus or accumulated profits in acquiring its bonds or other obligations, 
or shares of its own capital stock, to such extent and in such manner and upou 
such terms as the board of directors shall deem expedient. 

7. The directors may keep the books of the corporation outside of the State of 
West Virginia at such places as from time to time may be designated by the by-laws 
or by resolution of the board. 

8. The board of directors from time to time shall determine whether and to what 
extent, and at what times and places, and under what conditions and regulations, 
the accounts and books of the corporation, or any of them, shall be open to the in- 
spection of the stockholders, and no stockholders shall have any right to inspect 
any account or book or document of the corporation, except as conferred by statute 
or authorized by the board of directors or by a resolution of the stockholders. 

9. The corporation may in its by-laws, or otherwise, provide for voting trusts, 
the issuing of trust certificates, and the making of agreements for that purpose. 

10. The by-laws shall prescribe and fix the number of stockholders or amount 
of stock necessary to constitute a quorum at meetings of the stockholders at not 
less than a majority of the outstanding stock of the corporation, without distinction, 
however, between preferred and common shares. 

11. The corporation shall have power to do any or all of the things herein set 
forth as objects, purposes, powers or otherwise. 

12. The corporation reserves the right to amend, change, alter or repeal any pro- 
vision herein contained and to extend the time of its continuance in the manner now 
or hereafter prescribed by statute. 



THE DAMASCUS TOOL STEEL COMPANY.— (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 26th, 1007 ; charter expires, August 26, 1957. 
Principal office — Pittsburgh, Pa. 



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Furposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of the manufacture of iron or steel or both,, or of any 
other metal or any article of commerce manufactured from metal or wood, or both. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $250,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed. 
$2,500,000; paid in, $250.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John T. Rowley, 5525 ITowe St., Pittsburg, Pa., a shares: S. M. Wetmore, 7304 
Idlewild St., Pittsburg, Pa., 5 shares; Charles S. Rea, 6136 Alder St., Pittsburg, Pa., 
5 shares : George J. Shaffer, 800 Walnut St.. Edgewood, Pa., 5 shares ; \Vm. E. 
Schoyer, S. Dallas Ave., Pittsburg, Pa., 5 shares. Total number of shares, 25. 



PERCENTWYN OIL COMPANY. — (Non-Resident.) 

Charter issued August 26, 1907; charter expires August 20, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows: To mine, prospect, drill and produce petroleum oil, gas, mineral waters 
and salt; to refine, manufacture, buy. sell dispose of or market the same and all 
the various articles of commerce produced from and connected with the same : to con- 
struct, own, operate and maintain all necessary machinery, pipes, pipe lines, tanks, 
and all apparatus necessary for the proper prospecting, producing, refining, manu- 
facturing, selling and marketing of all kinds of oils, gases, mineral waters, salt and 
mineral waters, and the articles of commerce from them produced ; to buy, own, sell, 
lease, and sub-lease any and all real estate or personal property as in the conduct 
and operation of all the business authorized herein to be done or that may be 
necessary or incident to the sucessful carrying on of same ; and to buy, sell and 
dispose of natural gas for beating and lighting purposes. 

To engage and carry on the business of mining, shipping, marketing, buying, selling 
coal and other minerals. Manufacturing and buying and selling coke and all other 
products from coal; building, owning, and leasing houses; owning, selling and leas- 
ing real estate and especially coal lands; building, equipping, owning, leasing, operat- 
ing railroads, tramroads. incline planes, tipples, tunnels, shafts, cables and other 
appliances in connection with and in aid of the business aforesaid. 

To purchase or otherwise acquire and to hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, 
pledge or otherwise dispose of shares of the capital stock and bonds, debentures or 
other evidences of indebtedness created by other corporations, and while the holder 
including the right to vote thereon. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $1.00; subscribed, 
$125.00; paid in. $125.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the' number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

J. O. Howells, Bridgeport, O., 85 shares ; W. II. Sweeney, 321 Sehumulbach 
P.ldg., Wheeling, W. Ya., 10 shares; Wm. II. Holaday, 321 Schmulbach Bldg.„ 
Wheeling, W. Ya., 10 shares; G. L. Ormiston, 321 Schmulbach Bldg., Wheeling. W. 
Ya., 10 shares; A. Y. Mann, Bellaire, O., 10 shares. Total number of shares 125. 



BI.UEFIEED GAS COMPANY. — (Resident.) 
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Charter issued, August 26, 1907 ; charter expires, August 26, 1957. 

I'rincipal office — Bluefield, W. Ya. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To construct, establish and operate gas works in the city of Bluefield, 
West Virginia ; to construct maintain and extend suitable works, structures, mains, 
pipes and machinery and all necessary and proper appliances and fixtures for the 
manufacture, generation, distribution and sale of gas for fuel, motive power and 
illumination, either or all, and to manufacture, generate, distribute and sell gas for 
fuel, motive power and illumination, either or all. 



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Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

A. H. Land, Bluefield, W. Va., 1 share ; J. F. Land, Bluefield, W. Va., 1 share ;. 
Frank D. Moses, Trenton, N. J., 1 share ; R. Sellman Scott, Princeton, W. Va., 1 
share ; Raymond M. Hudson, Norfolk, Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



CLARKSBURG ZINC COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter iss\ied, August 26, 1907 ; charter expires, August 26, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To build and establish manufactories and manufacture spelter or pig 
zinc, sheet zinc, sulphuric acid, carbides and other chemicals ; to construct, own 
and operate smelters and operate same ; smelting zinc ore and other mineral ores. 

To own leasehold estates, lease real estate for oil and gas purposes ; to bore, mine, 
excavate and produce oil and gas ; to construct pipe lines and own the same and of 
transporting oil and gas and of furnishing gas for fuel and lighting purposes. 

To own and operate coal mines, and all mining machinery necessary for the 
purpose of operating ; to own real estate, to buy and sell the same ; to construct and 
own houses and to lease the same ; to drill water wells and construct water 
system for the purpose of furnishing water for domestic and public purposes ; to 
conduct a general store both at wholesale and retail. 

To do and perform all things necessary to carry out the purposes of this cor- 
poration. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William F. Osterle, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Oscar A. Osterle, Clarksburg, W. 
Va., 1 share ; James N. Hess, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; W. Lee Williams, Clarks 
burg. W. Va., 1 share ; Thos. W. Ward, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 5. 



THE E. W. MARLAND CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 27, 1907 ; charter expires, August 27, 1957. 

Principal office— New Cumberland, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, to sell or otherwise dispose of 
in the State of West Virginia, lands, leaseholds, grants, rights, powers and 
privileges. 

To purchase, produce, transport, store and sell petroleum, oil and gds, in the 
State of West Virginia. 

To acquire by purchase or lease, or to erect or construct, operate, and maintain 
for public or private use, pipe lines for the purpose of transporting said petroleum 
oil and gas. 

To drill and operate for petroleum oil and gas, to buy and sell the same to 
cities, towns, villages, individuals and private consumers, aid other companies and 
persons in prospecting for petroleum oil and gas and the production, transporta- 
tion, storage, sale or purchase of the same. 

To buy, sell, own, hold or manage any stocks, shares, bonds or other interests in 
or issued by any corporation, joint stock company or partnership. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$43,500.00 ; paid in, $43,500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 



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Ernest W. Marland, New Cumberland, W. Va., 186 shares : Samuel C. Collins. 
New Cumberland, W. Va., 124 shares ; Armor S. Cooper, New Cumberland, W. Va.. 
62 shares ; F. L. Mahan, New Cumberland, W. Va., 62 shares ; F. M. Cochran. New 
Cumberland, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 435. 



FAYETTE INSURANCE AGENCY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued August 29, 1907 ; charter expires August 29, 1957. 

Principal office — Montgomery, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To solicit and write all kinds of insurance including fire, life, accident, 
health, steam boiler, fly wheel, burglar, marine, employers liability, health & accident, 
plate glass and doctors liability, together with any and all other kinds of insurance 
and indemnity. 

To furnish all kinds of securities and bonds. 

To act as agent for insurance compauies, bonding companies, casualty companies 
and any and all other companies of a like nature, and as such agent to collect 
premiums, attend to renewals and cancellations, and to do any and all things in- 
cident and necessary to the insurince agency business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $5,000.00 ; par value shares, $10.00 ; subscribed. 
$500.00; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

T. J. Davis, Montgomery, W. Va., 10 shares ; W. E. Maddy, Montgomery, W. Va.. 
10 shares; L. S. Tully, Mt. Hope, W. Va., 10 shares; J. Hugh Miller. Thurmond. 
W. Va., 10 shares ; J. S. Lewis, Oak Hill, W. Va., 10 shares. Total number of 
shares, 50 . 



SMITH-HUNTER OIL & GAS CO.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued August 30, 1907 ; charter expires August 30, 1957. 

Principal office — Wellsburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To bore for and produce oil and gas, and the construction and laying of 
pipe lines for the conveyance of same ; for the purpose of buying, shipping, vending 
oil, refining the same, and the manufacture of the product of the same ; for the 
purposes of constructing gas lines, supplying cities, towns, villages, Individuals manu- 
facturies and the public generally, as well as said corporation, with gas for fuel 
and light ; for the purpose of letting and leasing the territory of the company to 
operators ; for the purpose of buying, leasing and holding lands and selling the same 
for the purposes of said company, in mining and boring for oil and gas ; manufactur- 
ing and conveying away the same; for the purpose of carrying on the business of 
general merchandise, wholesale and retail; for the purpose of building and main- 
taining telephone and telegraph lines and exchanges ; for the purpose of mining and 
dealing in coal and coal lands, and manufacturing and selling gas produced from 
coal ; and generally for doing all things that are legimate and proper for any oil 
and gas company to" do and perform not in conflict with any of the laws of the 
State of West Virginia. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $100,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows: 

Frank E. Smith, Wellsburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Ed. M. Smith, Wellsburg, W. Va.. 
1 share ; John E. Smith, Jr., Wellsburg, W. Va., 1 share ; N. C. Hunter, Washington. 
Pa., 1 share ; Moses W. Donnally, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 

This corporation not to hold any real estate in excess of Ten thousand acres. 



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FAIRMONT AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued August 31, 1907 ; charter continues perpetually. 

Principal office — Fairmont, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are a3 
follows : The railroad which this corporation proposes to build will commence at 
or near the town of Belington, in the county of Barbour, in the State of West 
Virginia, and to run thence by the most practical route, along the Tygarts Valley 
River and the Monongahela River, via Grafton and Fairmont, to 'a point at or near 
the City of Pittsburg in the State of Pennsylvania. Said rairoad to be operated by 
steam, electric or other motor power. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $25,000.00 ; par va*Iue shares, $100.00 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

John F. Williams, Baltimore, Md., 1 share ; Benjamin F. Overholt, Scottdale, Pa., 
1 share ; Ralph Overholt, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share ; Charles F. Teter, Philippi, West 
Virginia, 1 share ; Samuel A. Moore, Philippi, W. Va., 1 share ; Charles E. Conaway, 
Fairmont, W. Va., 1 share ; Waitman H. Conway, Fairmont, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 7. 



MONROE COLLIERY COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, August 31, 1907 ; charter expires, August 31, 1957. 

Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise coal mines, coal lands, coal 
properties, mineral rights and mining privileges ; to develop, mine and operate such 
mines and mining properties or sell and lease the same; to buy and sell coal, and 
manufacture, purchase and sell coke, and produce and deal in other mineral 
products ; purchase, build and lease houses, store-buildings and other structures and 
necessary railways and tram-ways ; to buy and sell merchandise at wholesale and 
retail and conduct a general merchantile business ; to lay out town sites and sell 
and lease lots therein within the limits of the laws of the state ; to acquire by pur- 
chase, lease or otherwise timber and timber lands and to sell, lease, develop and 
operate the same, and to do all such other things as may be lawful, necessary or 
convenient for the carrying on of the business aforesaid within the said State of 
West Virginia and elsewhere. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Sylvester G. Monroe, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Charles F. Monroe, Flemington, 
W. Va., 1 share : Benjamin H. Monroe, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share ; Thomas W. 
Brohard, Flemington, W. Va. 1 share ; Taney Harrison, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 5. 



WEST VIRGINIA POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, September 3, 1907 ; charter expires, July 30, 1957. 

Principal office — Welch, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are a3 
follows : For the purpose of mining, shipping, buying, selling and dealing in coal, 
iron ore and other minerals and mineral substances for hauling, piping and other- 
wise transporting same ; for manufacturing the materials thus obtained into 
articles of commerce, and selling and otherwise disposing of such articles; for 
buying and selling goods, wares and merchandise of all kinds ; for buying, selling, 
leasing and holding real estate; for building, buying, leasing, holding and operating 
such railroads, tram-roads, chutes, inclines, tipples, pumps, boats, barges and other 



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appliances as it may be lawful to do in connection with and as a means of carrying 
on its said business, and for doing any other matters or things immediately 
or remotely connected with or incidental to the matters above specified or useful 
to the public, for which a firm or co-partnership may be lawfully formed under 
said laws. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$50,000.00; paid in, $10,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William Leckie, Pocahontas, Va., 248 share ; W. A. Lathrop, Lehigh Bldg., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 249 share ; Vincent Simonton, Pocahontas, Va., 1 share ; Fred 
Hendricks, Pocahontas, Va., 1 share ; Geo. W. St. Clair, Tazewell, Va., 1 share. 
Total number of shares, 500. 



CRAIG-GILES IRON COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, September 3, 1907 ; charter expires, September 3, 1957. 

Principal office— Lewisburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying, owning and holding in fee simple coal, oil, mineral, timber and 
other lands ; buying, owning and holding minerals of all kinds in place ; engaging 
in the business of mining coal, iron and other minerals and carrying on a general 
coal mining and coke manufacturing business and manufacturing all things which 
may be made from coal and coke ; mining iron ore and other minerals and metallic 
substances and manufacturing and selling all things which may be made there- 
from ; carrying on and conducting a general mercantile business, erecting houses 
and leasing the same ; carrying on and conducting all business and doing all things 
necessary or incident to a general mining and manufacturing business, buying, 
selling, owning and holding stocks, bonds and other securities in mining and other 
corporations. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $300,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

James Laing, Lewisburg, W. Va., 1 share ; John B. Laing, Lewisburg, W. Va., 1 
share ; R. L. Telford, Lewisburg, W. Va., 1 share Thos. K. Laing, Beckley, W. Va., 1 
share ; W. R. Thompson, Huntington, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



WALTERS TIMBER COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, September 5, 1907 ; charter expires, September 5, 1957. 

Principal office — Huntington, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : The buying and selling of timber ; the purchase, manufacture and selling of 
lumber and other timber products, and doing a general timber and lumber business ; 
the buying and selling of all kinds of merchandise and materials and supplies neces- 
sary, or convenient, for the successful operation of the company's timber and lum- 
ber business. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$36,000.00; paid in, $36,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

W. L. Walters, Winchester, Ky., 120 share ; Jno. C. C. Mayo, Paintsville, Ky., 
120 shares ; L. N. Davis, Ashland, Ky., 118 shares ; R. D. Davis, Jr., Ashland, Ky., 
1 share; S. S. Willis, Ashland, Ky., 1 share. Total number of shares, 360. 



EMPIRE REALTY COMPANY. — (Resident.) 
Charter issued, September 5, 1907 ; charter expires September 5, 1957. 
Principal office — Buckhannon, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 



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(a) To acquire by purchase, deed, lease, contract, will or otherwise lands, and 
interests and rights in lands, minerals, coal, oil, gas and timber, and to hold and own 
and sell the same. 

(b) To cut and manufacture timber and market the same; to mine coal and to do 
all things necessary in mining, operating, manufacturing and marketing coal and 
coke ; to develop oil and gas territory and to market the products arising from such 
developments ; to quarry stone and manufacture silica sand and its products and dis- 
pose of the same. 

(c) To own, lease, hire, construct and operate roads, railroads, tramroads. 
tramways, inclines and pipe lines in connection with the business aforesaid. 

(d) To lease lands, and interests in lands, minerals, coal and timber, oil and gas, 
to and for others, on royalty and otherwise. 

(e) To sub-divide lands, and lay off the same into city or town lots, sell and 
dispose of the same ; to transact on commission, or otherwise, the general business 
of a real estate agent, to carry on the business of a general insurance agency. 

(f) To carry on a general mercantile business at one or more points. 

(g) To acquire, hold and dispose of a brokers, agents, owners or otherwise, 
stocks and bonds of other corporations and other securities of all kinds and to do 
all other things incidental thereto, not inconsistent with the law, to borrow money, 
to make and issue promissory notes, bills of exchange, bonds, debentures, and other 
evidences of indebtedness of all kinds and to secure the same by mortgage, pledge, 
or otherwise. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $10,000.00: par value shares, $25.00; subscribed, 
$525.00; paid in, $52.50. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed tor by each, are as follows : 

J. B. Haught, Buckhannon, W. Va., 6 shares ; Mrs. J. B. Haught, Buckhannon, W. 
Va., 1 share ; W. B. Nutter, Buckhannon, W. Va., 7 shares ; Fl. Roy Waugh, Buck- 
hannon, W. Va'., 6 shares ; Mrs. H. Roy Waugh, Buckhannon, W. Va., 1 share. Total 
number of shares, 21. 



ELKINS POWER COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued September 6, 1907 ; charter expires September 6, 1957. 

Principal office — Elkins, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of purchasing, constructing, equipping, maintaining and 
operating a street railway on and over or under, any and all of the streets and 
alleys, road-ways, and public grounds in the City of Elkins, in Randolph County, 
West Virginia, and on and over or under such other ways and grounds as may be 
acquired by said corporation in said city ; for carrying passengers, freight, mail and 
express matter, and for charging and collecting tolls and fares and compensation 
therefor ; also for purchasing, constructing, maintaining and operating a street rail- 
way in the counties of Randolph, Barbour and Taylor, West Virginia, on and over or 
under the roads and ways thereof, or on and over or under such other grounds, roads 
or ways as may be acquired by said corporation, and for carrying passengers, freight, 
mail and express matter, and charging and collecting tolls, fares and compensation 
therefor ; also for purchasing and acquiring by leasing or otherwise real estate for 
the purpose of constructing and operating such railway, and for the necessary ter- 
minal and station facilities, and for groves or picnic and amusement grounds on or 
near said railway or its lines. 

Also for owning cars and all necessary motors and railway equipments, includ- 
ing dynamos and storage batteries and all other things necessary for equipping and 
operating such railway with electricity, cables, steam, horse, or other power. 

Also for the generation and production and accumulation of electricity and electric 
current, for the use of said corporation, and for lighting said City of Elkins, and for 
supplying the people of said city with light, and for the use of others, for any pur- 
poses whatever, and for marketing the same, and for buying, leasing, constructing, 
maintaining and operating an electric plant or plants for the purpose aforesaid 
also for power, and for the erecting and maintaining of poles, wires, brackets, sup- 
ports, masts and other appliances for all the purposes aforesaid, in said city, county 
and state. 



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Also for building houses, laying out and improving lands, and for leasing, buying 
and acquiring real estate and selling the same. 

And for buying, building, equipping and operating water works, and for piping, 
storing, and distributing water for domestic, manufacturing and other uses and 
purposes; and for constructing, laying and maintaining pipes, casings, and con- 
duits for accumulating, transporting, distributing and delivering water, gas, steam 
and heat for the use of said corporation, and for selling and delivering, water, 
gas, steam and heat for others and for charging and collecting compensation for the 
same. 

And generally for the purpose of doing all things that are necessary, convenient 
and proper for the business, objects, transactions and purposes herein set forth. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $75,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $500.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

H. G. Davis, Elkins, W. Va., 1 "share ; S. B. Blkins, Elkins, W. Va. 1 share : R. 
C. Kerens, St. Louis, Mo., 1 share; J. T. Davis, Elkins. W. Va., 1 share; N. I. Hall, 
Elkins, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5. 



RUDESILL, MEAD & EWART COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, September 7, 1907 ; charter expires, September 7. 1057. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : For the purpose of doing, carrying on, and conducting a general mercan- 
tile business, both at wholesale and retail ; buying, selling and dealing, both at 
wholesale and retail, in glassware, chlnaware, hardware, stoves and other similar 
household furnishings and supplies, and household furnishings and supplies general- 
ly ; buying, selling and dealing in all things, goods, wares and merchandise of every 
kind and description that the company may find desirable ; purchasing, acquiring, 
holding, leasing, conveying and otherwise disposing of, lands and tenements in fee 
simple or otherwise as may be necessary or convenient; and doing all such things, 
not prohibited by law, that may be deemed by said company as essential, necessary, 
convenient, incidental, or auxiliary, to the proper conducting, carrying on, and 
management of said business or any of the above mentioned purposes, or to the 
complete use and enjoyment of such real and personal estate as may be owned or 
possessed by said company. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$15,000.00 ; paid in, $15,000.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postofflce address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

C. E. Rudesill, Charleston, W. Va., 49 shares ; C. H. Mead, Charleston, W. Va., 
49 shares; Charles Ewart, Charleston, W. Va., 50 shares; James R. Stewart, Charles- 
ton, W. Va., 1 share ; James Carwithen, Charleston, W. Va. 1 share. Total number 
of shares, 150. 



CAPITAL REALTY AND INSURANCE COMPANY. — (Resident.) 

Charter issued, September 7, 1907 ; charter expires, September 7, 1957. 

Principal office — Charleston, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : To purchase, acquire and own in fee-simple or otherwise, and to sell or 
lease the same, lands containing coal, iron or other minerals or having timber there- 
on ; to mine, ship and sell toal ; to manufacture, ship and sell coke ; to manufacture 
and sell lumber ; and any and all other products which may be produced from coal, 
iron or other minerals ; to engage in and carry on a general merchandise business, at 
wholesale or retail ; to act as agent for any or all insurance companies, and as 
such agent to write all idnds and characters of insurance, and to carry on a general 



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insurance agency business ; and to engage in and carry on any business, proper, use- 
ful or incidental to any of the foregoing purposes. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

E. P. Mucklow, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share: C. W. Morton, Charleston, W. Va., 
1 share; Angus W. McDonald, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share; S. P. Richmond, Charles- 
ton, W. V., 1 share ; J. S. Horan, Charleston, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 



F. P. JONES COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued Sept. 7, 1907 ; charter expires Sept. 7, 1957. 

Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : Buying, selling and handling direct and on commission, general building 
supplies, coal and coke; and the handling of all clay products. 

Contracting for the erection of buildings and cement work of all kinds. 

Teaming and storage. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $30,000.00 ; par value shares, $100.00 ; subscribed, 
$1,800.00; paid in, $180.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

F. P. Jones, Wheeling, W. Va., 10 shares; George Hesse, Jr., Wheeling, W. Va., 
5 shares; M. J. Jones, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share; George R. Jones, Wheeling, 
W. Va., 1 share ; George A. Bailey, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 18. 



CROWN OIL & GAS COMPANY.— (Resident, i 

Charter issued September 9, 1907 : charter expires September 1, 1957. 
Principal office — Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects t;nd purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

1. To lease, buy and sell oil, natural gas and other mineral lands. 

2. To drill, mine, boi'e, and otherwise explore for oil, natural gas, and other 
minerals. 

3. To build tanks and other structures necessary to care for and store oil, nat- 
ural gas, and other minerals. 

4. To buy. own, lease, lay, maintain and operate pipe lines for the transporta- 
tion of oil and natural gas, and to own, buy or lease, construct and maintain tele- 
graph and telephone linos. 

5. To sell, vend, buy and transport oil. natural gas or other minerals. 

6. To refine crude oil, and vend, sell, and transport the manufactured products 
and by-products of the same ; and 

7. To do all other things necessary to fully and completely carry out any and 
all of the above things, either in the State of West Virginia, or elsewhere. 

Capital stock — Authorized, $50,000.00 ; par value shares, $50.00 ; subscribed, 
$500.00 ; paid in, $50.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoffice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

Chas. 1'. Lynch, Cowen, W. Va., 1 share ; O. B. Lynch, Buckhannon, W. Va., 1 
share ; V. S. Lynch, Buckhannon, W. Va., 1 sbare ; F. L. Lynch, Buckhannon, W. 
Va., 1 share ; Geo. A. Lynch, Buckhannon, W. Va., 1 share. Total number of 
shares, 5. 

TULA COMPANY.— (Resident.) 
Charter issued, September 9. 1907 ; charter expires, September 9, 1957. 
Principal office — Wheeling, W. Va. 

Purposes — Tbe objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows ; To mine, mill, concentrate, convert, smelt, treat, prepare for marked 



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manufacture, buy, sell and deal in iron, steel, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, bra?s 
and all kinds of ores, metals, minerals and metallic products and by-products. 

To buy, sell hold, operate, use, acquire, lease, exchange, mortgage, encumber 
and deal in lands, mines, mineral, mineral products, rights and claims. 

To promote, construct, acquire, maintain, improve, use, manage, lease, contract 
for, sell, mortgage, license to use, assign and convey roads, tramways, canals, 
water courses, hydraulic works, electrical works and appliances, mills, factories, 
machinery, mines and mining properties and equipment, smelters, furnaces, shops, 
buildings, dwellings, and all other works and conveniences. 

To take, appropriate, acquire, purchase, store, transport, sell, supply and deliver 
water ; to construct and maintain reservoirs, dams, canals, flumes and pipe lines and 
all other works necessary for the catchment, diversion, storage, distribution or use 
of water, and to acquire, lease, mortgage and dispose of the same and riparian 
rights and other water rights. 

To take, acquire, obtain, hold, use, sell, assign, mortgage, license to use and dis- 
pose of letters patent, patent rights and secret processes or similar privileges in the 
United States of America, the Republic of Mexico and all other countries. 

To cut, transport, manufacture, market and sell timber, lumber and all products 
thereof ; to manufacture, use, dispose of and deal in charcoal, grass brushes and 
other products. 

To mine clay and manufacture, use and sell fire brick and other clay products. 

To construct, acquire, operate, mortgage and dispose of telephone and telegraph 
lines and electric plants, equipment and process. 

To conduct mercantile establishments and raise, acquire and dispose of farm 
and ranch products and merchandise of every description. 

To establish, conduct and dispose of chemical works and manufactories for the 
production of acids, alkalies, alcohols and any and all compounds thereof. 

And to do all things appropriate or incident to any of the powers above 
specified. 

Capital stock — Authorized, .$10,000.00; par value shares, $100.00; subscribed, 
$10,000.00; paid in, $1,00.0.00. 

Stockholders — The names, postoflice address, and the number of shares of stock 
subscribed for by each, are as follows : 

William A. Butchart, City of Mexico, 1 share common, 1 share preferred : Alvin 
L. White, Wheeling, W. Va., 1 share common, 1 share preferred : Gordon 
Johnson, City of Mexico, 1 share common, 1 share preferred ; Nelson C. Hubbard. 
Wheeling, W. Va. 1 share common, 1 share preferred ; Robert R. Marshall, Wheel- 
ing, W. Va., 1 share common, 1 share preferred. Total number, common, 5 : pre- 
ferred, 5—10. 

Said preferred stock shall be entitled to receive commulative dividends amounting 
to six (6) per cent, per annum before any dividends are paid in any year on the 
common stock. 

It shall be preferred over the common stock in any distribution of the capital 
of said company, and shall be subject to retirement by the board of directors upon 
payment of its par value with a premium of ten per centum and any unpaid resi- 
due of said six per cent, cumulative dividends. 



MOON OIL AND GAS COMPANY.— (Resident.) 

Charter issued, September 9, 1907 ; charter expires, September 9, 1937. 
Principal office — Salem, W. Va. 

Purposes — The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as 
follows : 

(1) To buy, lease, rent or other