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ESTABL1SI1ED APRIL 8 1906 BLUERLLD, W. VA„ WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. JUNE 29. 1910 PRICE TWO CENTS Daughter in Law of Super intendent and Two Mid shipmen Lost their Lives Today. WERE BATHING NEAR ACADEMY Men Went Under While Trying to Save the Wo man’s Life. AnnupoliB, Md., June 2!*.—The bod ies of Mrs. Joseph Me. C. Bowyer, i daughter-in-law of Captain .1. M. Bow- j yer superintendent of Naval Acad-1 omy. Midshipmen Nason of Rhode Island and Thomas of Oeorgiu were found drowned this morning about a mile and a half from tin* academy. They had gone bathing and it is supposed the woman got beyond her depth and the men lost their lives in trying to save her. Mrs. Boyer was a widow and lived with her husbands parents. STEEL DIVIDENDS Now York, June 20.—Checks wore distributed today among the holders of the common stock of the United States Steel Corporation In payment of the 1 1-4 per cent, quarterly divi dend, the first disbursement since. f "steel common" wns placed on a live per cent, basis. For the first quarter of this year flie "steel trust" showed earnings, all expenses incident to operation br ing deducted, of $37,616,766, a show ing which has been exceeded only once for this quarter, in the great year 1007, when the earnings aggre gated $.‘’.0,122,402. For the corres ponding quarter or 1000 the carping* were $22,921,268. The March 21 quarter is normally the least profi table of the year. The net earnings for the quarter are $21 ,f,0.1,194. From the net earn ings are deducted $'.,876,012 interest for the quarter on outstanding bonds ami $1,42.">,3fit for sinking funds, leav ing $24,191,231 for dividends. The surplus net Income for the qunrter, after subtracting the $6,304,910 re quired for payment of the i 3.4 p(.r cent, on the preferred stock and the $6.3.r.3,781 needed for the 1 14 per cent, on the common. Is $11,632,531. From that surplus is appropriated, on account of authrized appropria tions for additional property, new plants and construetion, $r,,oqn.nnn, leaving n balance of surplus of $6, CHURCH FOLK MAKE APPEAL F<exlngton, \ ji., .Juno 20. At n meet tUR in (.exington yesterday of F,ex Ington F’resbytery. Hip Presbyterian congregation nt Waynesboro was rltoil to appear nt the next meeting of the Presbytery in Staunton and show cause why hr. <\ R. Ntrlbling. tiie pastor, should not accept the call to the pastorate of the Tnbb Street church In Petersburg, Va. The Timber Ridge PresF)yffijjAn church was granted FeA.o (o ,)r, *se cutc a call for Rev, Robert Kin nard, of Kentucky, to become pastor of their church. The Presbytery accepted the re signation of the session of f’oiliers town Presbyterian church, and a com mission was appointed to call a con gregation meeting to elect a new session. Dr. Alfred T. Graham, of Lexington, was moderator, and Rev. R. r. Akers, of Fairfield, clerk. Subscribe to the Evening Trader TIE COLONEL Returns to Take Part in the Commencement Exer ' cises of His Alma Mater. Cambridge. Mass.. Juno 25*. Theo dore oosovelt was not tho guest of I honor today -«t u:s )ld *i’ria inater.! but ho was .*a«i'y tin* man of noiioi 1 being hailed _*very where. vloviinor! Hughes and .1. I*. Morgan were the guests of honor. Htghes was given tlie degree of doctor of laws and' Morgan, doctor or letters. Teddy the Big Thing. Cambridge, Mass., June 29.-rTheo dore Roosevelt returned to his alma mater today to take part In the an nual commencement exercises of the nation's oldest educational institution and was elected a member of the board of ov« rseers. Traditional exercises obtained throughout tho day. There was the same meeting of the board of over-J seers at 5* o’clock in the morning, the! opening of tlie polls for the election I of overseers, the arrival of the (iov-l crnor, the gathering at old Massuchu-I setts Hall of the President, fellows,! overseers, faculties, invited guests.! tilumni and candidates for degrees.1 the march to the time-honored San-1 ders Theatre, the learned addreses. and finally the meeting of the Alumni I Association. Ah in former years, the exercises of the day were in charge or the class celebrating the twenty-fifth annlve sary of its graduation, this year the class of 188.'» having the honor, James J. Storrow, of Hoston, was chief marshall and former President Roosevelt, who succeeds President Emeritus Eliot as president of thg Harvard Alumni Association, presided at the exercises in Memorial Hall. A large part of the students and I alumni will go to New London tonight! to witness the annual rowing regatta between the crews of Harvard and Yale. STREET CLEANING EXPERTS MEET Providence. It. I., June 29. For the purpose or bringing together for in telligent discussion city oillciala. ex perts on Htreet cleaning and men of wide experience in civic betterment rt conference was held today in Man ning Hall, Drown University. The meeting, the first of its kind ever held is known ns the New England Con ference on Street Cleaning, and was given under the auspices of the Du reau of Social Research, a civic agency recently established in con nection with the l nion Settlement on ! Chestnut street. A large number of city officials and ; social workers from till over New Eng land took part In the discussion. The questions considered covered not only the technical aspect of street clean ing. but also the various questions of cost, methods of securing appropria tions from the city and intelligent preparation of budgets which eon Vince the City appropriating bodies of tin* needs of the department. This matter of appropriation aroused con siderable discussion owing to recent* Iy created Interest in many large cities. Among the topics discussed Were; "Organization of an Efficient Street Cleaning Department;“ "Preparation of a Street f’lonning Department Budget;" “Modern Methods of Street Cleaning;” “How New Y'ork is Solv ing its Street Uleaning Problem;*’ * Social Significance of Clean Streets;*’ “Bacteriology of Street Dust;" "Street Uleaning and Tuberculosis;’* “Co-op eration Detween Street Uleaning De partments and .Municipal and Private Agencies;’* “School Children and Clean Streets." THE FIGURES WILL REACH MILLONS Washington. June 29. It is expect ed that complete figures will show that a million immigrants landed in this country during the fiscal ye.ir ending tomorrow. The last million Immigrant year was 1907. THREE KILLED SIX INJURED Freight Engine Runs Down Gang of Workmen on a Trestle Near Baltimore. Haltiinoro, Md.. June 2!». Throe nu*n wore killed. three probably fn* tally injured and three others less seriously hurt by a freight engine running into a gang of carpenter* working on a trestle in tin* suburbs of the «.ity this morning. BflfTLE OF OURS Now London, Juno 2i*. As indlcnt od by tlu* reservations at hotels and boarding bouses, tomorrow will bo the greatest day In the history of '’his old Conneeticut town. Already the city is livening up in anticipa tlon of tomorrow s battle of oars be tween the blue crows ol Vale and the Crimson rowers from Hnrvard. The streets are gay with Hags and bunt ing of c rimson and blue and the place has taken on an air of life and ac tivity customary to the occasion. livery train is bringing Its quota ot eniuusiasts. I’he influx tomorrow' mottling is expected to be* in excess of anything ever known tit a New Ijondon regatta, and it is predicted that the largest crowd that ever wit nessed a rowing event in America will see the rival crews struggle for honors. The final practice of the two crews who are to battle for supremacy In the- big race took place today and was witnessed by an immense crowd that lined the river bank desirous of forming their final Judgment as to the respective merits and condition of the contestants. The tedious work • >f preparation is now over and until culled upon to take to the water to morrow the* eight husky sons of old Lli and tin- eight broad-shouldered youths of Cambridge will rest and take things easy as the* thoughts of impending battle will allow. There promises to be the usual amount of betting on the result, but It Is sign! Meant that so far neither the followers of the blue nor the* adherents of the crimson are offering any tempting odds. In the minds of close follow ers of college rowing tomorrow will ".or the closest and hard ,st titles between ’varsity eight oarfd crews from Harvard and Yale Hint has ever taken place here* On account of the tide, the t.nlver sity race will he rowed downstream this year from a point opposite the freshmen crew quarters at Red Top to the Railroad Bridge, instead of up stream as last year. The start will bo "»««*«• «» *.30 o'clock and since the • ide is high at Red Top at about 3.4," there should be a fairly strong cur rent downstream. This will he the first time since IftOG that the rare has been rowed in this direction. Fn fase of a postponement on aecount of roiiKh wafer, the tide will be favor able until 6.30. after which it would he too dark to row. The freshman rare will start at 1h.3n in the morning and Ik* rowed up stream. The course will lie the twn miles from the Railroad Bridge tc the Navy Yard. At that point the uni -versify four-oared crews will sfari soon afterwards, and will finish al Red Top. IS DEMENTED New York. June 2ft. The preliml nary report of alienists retained by defense to examine the mental con ditlon of Porter f’harlton was pre sented to Charlton's attorney ^Uiis morning. They are unanimot in th# opinion that Charlton Is sufferiim [.from some form of dementia. Monitor Pulverized, The utmost In quality. Saloon Men to Attend Ad . journed Meeitng Tomor row and Preset Pe titions to Body. I PROMINENT MEN SIGN PAPERS H -- Many Otherwise Dry Be lieve that an Injustice Has Been Done. I Practically all the saloon men In lUucfhdd will Ionvo in tlio morning to j attend an adjourned meeting or the I county qourt to he hehi at Prineeton i tomorrow, at which hup"^ are on tor* ft allied that this tribunal will undergo ;a change of hvart and reverse its decision of a few duys ago not to i grant liquor licenses In the city of ; MlucMeld. Petitions are being circulated ask 1 ing the court to reconsider the mat | ter. These petitions set forth the i belief that an Injustice was done the liquor contingent in that it was led ; to believe wUhtlin four days before the previous meeting of the court that licenses would lie granted. The pet I ; t,0”» irrespective or politics religion. | or business aftillfttion are being sign i«l »»y piactiouUy all the Hubstautlal j people of the city. They bear the j names of many men of high business j Standing who to all intents and pur ; poses are dry, hut who have lent their signuture to the movement. on the ground that the county court did not give the wet men proper notice j and that Its decision amounts to the pi uetical confiscation of property, ' While as a general proposition a great many of these signers would vote diy, they argue that the saloon own ers of Minefield were not given a square deal and that if the county is going to experience a drouth they tie , lieve these men should lie given time : to get their money out of their pres j < nt investment. A forecast of the courts decision is impossible but there are many who believe that in view of the present distress the court will reverse its decision. G. 0. P. FACING A BITTER FIGHT Augusta, Me., June 29. With Harry M. AiiHtln, of Phillips, presiding an chairman, an honor refused by Sen ator Male, the Republican Stale con vention of Maine wbh called to order at 10 o'clock thin morning In the Augusta City Hall. The purpose of the convention is to nominate candi dates for governor and state auditor i and to transact other business. CJov. Fernald, In all probability, will bo re nominated by acclamation. Conservative Republican leaders of Maine, while confident of success in Hie September election, admit that they are faring what promises to be the bitterest political struggle In J years, Two >ears ago (lov. Kernald was elected by an uncomfortably nar row m,train, *.i<l tie Democrats are wo kin* hard ,'u tl.e hope of wiping | nut the ’>i. t i%) '** / tits year. The Republican candidates for the I nited States Senate are former As ststant .lustier* of the Supreme Court Frederick A. Powers, of Moulton, and former Governor William T. Cobb, of Rockland. Ft is claimed Judge Pow i er h activity in opposing Senator Male | caused the latter announce his re ! firemen*. „ HA8 RECOVERED •'ll** I-Hi* Slower* of TlDlewoll. I wbo was operated upon a few days j ago nt St. Duke's hospital for ftppen , ‘licitis left today for her home after having made a complete recovery. PRESIDENT IS Wearing the Broadest Smilo He Has Used Since He Entered the White House Ilovorly, Maas., Juno Wcaiitm tin* broadest smile Unit has boon soon upon Ills fact' within the last year, President William Howard Taft much od hero today for ids vacation. Dos pi to tho fart tlmt ho lias a vast amount of work before him at tin* suinnioi capital tin* president was in a happy wood mood. "It is good to lie boro,'* ho said j laughing as ho descended from Ills car. TO PISH POSTAL SAVINGS SANK Washington, Juno L"J. Postmaster (Jonernl llitohoook declared today tlint ho will push as rapidly uh pus sihlo tho organization of tin* postal snvinRs bank systom. H« adilod, how ovor, that In* did not believe It would ho foasiblo to establish any deposl* torlos for sonto months. Tho Postmaster tieneral, tho Secre* tttry of the Treasury and tho Attorney (Joneral, who compose tho board ojf trustoos which has charge of tho establishment of those depoaltorloa. will hold thoir Mrs! mooting lotnop row. Kvery effort will ho made, according to Mr. Jlltchcock. to try out the propo sit ion as soon as possible at a few offices. Tilt* Postmaster CJeneral has appointed a committee of deparlmon tal officers to prepare such blank forms and Instructions ns will be ! needed In Retting the system started. I'Tho postal Jiff in I n 1st rations of bll foreign countries which have postal 1 savings banks have been requested by the department to submit examples I of their blank forms and cobles of their regtihltlons and instructions. * HOLES IS FINED FIVE THOUSAND I ** •Hill*’ .1. I,i| Will i*>. ;iHlatlHllcinn who wuh Involv ed in IIm* Theodore II. Price ‘Cotton Lenk’’ ease today pleaded guilty in Ho* district court and wiih lined $ fiOOd. PATTERSON TO SPEAK AT BRISTOL Mrintol, Va., June 2:>. Arrnngc | inentK have been perfected for the reception to (Jovcrnof Malcotn It. Patterson when lie arrive* here to morrow evening to speak In the in | terest of the ndminlsf rat Ion judiciary ticket, as opposed to the Independent, ticket. The governor has many po litical enemies here and throughout Sullivan county, on the Virginia hol der, but it Is expected that 'he will speak to fiie largest crowd that ever assembled In flic llarmcling theatre for a political meeting, as the gov ernor is a campaigner who attracts both friends and enemies. Ills friefids have named a large reception com mittee to meet the governor upon his arrival here. REPUBLICANS TO MEET TOMOROW .Montpelier. Vf , June 2b Montpel | ier hotels are today filling up with ! politicians In advance of the Kepuh I ll< an state convention, which will hr railed to order here at ft o'clock to morrow morning. Candidates to la nominated Include governor, lleuten ant governor, state treasurer, sec re tary of state, state auditor and attor ney general. A state committee, corn posed of one member from each conn ty. will also he elected. Monitor Pulverized. Jefferson Crushed Wheat. They have tone and finish. The brands of distinction. ’STRONG tone IS DISPLAYED Nearly Everything Traded in Today Showed Ad vances from Half to Three fourths Point Now York. Juno 29. A strong tono "'ns displayed at tin* opening of tho stock market ami in oarly trmliiiK to ; 'lay. Noarly ovoryililtin iiliowt'd hoiuo i amount ot gain. Consolidated (ins ranged a point hlglior, while Read ing. I'll ion I’nelllc, Southern I’aeitle. Sirel Common and Atmilgaumted Cop per made advances ranging from 1-2 to :t-4 point. After the first orders wen* Hied there were hear attacks and some recessions hut at the end of fifteen minutes tin* market hoeame strong again. Cotton Unchanged. Now York. June 29. Cotton open ed unchanged to six points higher to day. Hie call was followed by mod erate advances, opening. July 14.87; August. M.r*0; September 12.97; Or loher. 12.32. Wheat Low Today. Chicago, June 29. Wheat was low, corn easier and slow, oats Irregular and higher today. Provisions were higher in the face of a lower hog market, opening. July wheat ini 1-4; corn 58, 5-8; oats 59, 3-8; pork 22.37. TO ADMIT HORSTS FROM THE 0, S. London, Juno UU. At the meeting I of tho lOnglIhIi Jockey (’lull toduy, tho j KtowurdM moved for tho withdrawal | of tlio rule adopted on June I Hum, | which oxitorlonoo has shown to he ineffective. The rule Is :ih follows: "No weight shall he allotted to any ' horse in a handicap until lie has run throe times in the United Kingdom.” This rule went into effort following the passage of the Agn*w-ilart law , prohibitIng <ygani»ed hookmaking in | New York,1 following which some of the host Aiirerfrnn horses wor<* sent tr> I nice in England. MARRIED AND RICH. ATTENDS COLLEGE Ilostoii, .1 iiiif L’!t. Aalong Hu* rali rali hoys, old ami young, taking part in loday'M eommoncomeiit exorcises at Harvard I nivendty, none is more enthusiastic than Daniel W. Field, of Mrockton, millionaire and proMhlcnt of seven corporations, who, at the age of forty-five, entered Harvard (this year to make up the < duration lie lost in youth. He ia the rleh<-at sill d«-m in hla own right at Harvard and j the ohieHt. lie probably ia the only i Harvard atudeut that Iiuh made hia it*iI ionk hiuiHcdf before going to rol | h Ke. He ia enrolled aa a apeelal student in the Harvard School of ! ItusincsH. j* Resides being ti student and a mil lionaire, .Mr. Fluid la an employer of labor on a large scale. lie la a shoe manufaeturer in It roe kt on and em ploya 4,000 or f>,000 hum)*. B aider, t hat he ia married. At the age of fifteen Mr. Field waa 1 compelled to leave school and enter a ahoe ahop aa an apprentice. ||e | learned the trade from the liottom tip. Now he Ik head of many coin parties . PRESIDENTIAL SALUTE OVER JACKSON'S GRAVE Nashville, Term., June L'!t Twenty one guns, a I’n ahh nf a aalnte. wen fired thla morning over tiie graw »»f Andrew Jackson at He Hermitage The (•(•lemony waa a parting trlhiib from the aoldiera of t amp Dickinson to Tennessee's great hero. The sa lute waa fired by llattery 1» . First Artillery. OHIO RACING CIRCUIT. Cleveland, o . June nk 7 he r>ti!« Racing eiretilt la-gin a Its reason to day ut Hamilton, continues at Day tor*. Xenia, Springfield, l.ima an. Findlay, and « nds at the latter plar< on August n. bar rl be for the Loader ON WORKS ' The Majestic People Will Make Improvements at Property Amounting to $600,000. NEW TIPPLE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED The Company Controls Ten Thousand Area of Coal Acreage Near War. Pott svI lie Pennsylvania capitalists wlm control the Majestic Collerles at Majestic, Ky„ Just across Tug River i roni War, W. V’a., on the Norfolk ft Western according to well authcntlcat cii advices received here today arc preparing to spend $600,000 upon ihelr land and operation. A new i steel tipple, one of the most modern in the district, is now under construe* | tlon, and other linproventen's are to he added at once. When these are completed the company will have a dally output of forty cars which Is | among tie* lni'Mcst in the lower Held. I’lils company controls a coal area I oi*ubout ten thousand acres on which | development has already disclosed several very line veins measuring from live to eight feet in thickness. It is understood to he the poll v of <1 «• uinnngeinepc to push th* work as rapidly as p >s ,ili|e. and incrruM* i lie initial output of tiie proper!v. WILL COMPLETE UNE JULY I It * "I _ f .1. (V tlonnker of Ilocky (lap Miami county, Va.. who was in the city to day Is authority for the statement tlml tin* New liver, llolston ft Wes I tern railroad which lias been under , const ruction for some time from Nar rows to Ilocky (Sap, will he completed .July 4, and that the celchrution of j the event will be combined with tin* observance of the patriotic occasion. flic railroad company Is complet . lag the "Y” and expects to have everything in shape to run tralriH by i the Fourth. According to Mr. Ilonaker Ilocky flap has taken on new life, and he I expects it to grow rapidly now'that It I will soon have a railway outlet. ('»,,-hro, .Inn' Tih- Jury f^ has been tryim' l• Orteii) Hrowno, Democratic loader In li'Kislature on flu* charge of hrihlnK Charing A. While, with $ 1,000 to vote for Port mcr for the Ignited States senate was discharge I today after having failed to reftih a verdict, ll hail been out since Friday after noon. The i'iihc will In rushed at onre to gerund trial. Itrowne snya result iif trial la vindication for him. BRISK DEMAND .lohn \1 Swope, a prominent far mer ami lurnhei dealer of l.inHlde, Monroe county, was In the city to* day looking after hia hiislfegs In tereki Mr. Swope has closed sever al Important timber deals in this sec tlon of country recently and he finds a brisk deuiand in the lumber mark et . PROMINENT EDUCATOR. fl’rof. .1 ft. McClure, principal of the teachers' course in the Kentucky 1 Normal College at Isutisa. Ky., is In the city lookina after the interests in his institution. Prof. McClure was formally princi pal of the Orahain College at Craharn. V'a . anti Is well known here as an efficient educator lit* has many > j friends In this section of country.