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iajs WEATHER ? Thunder showers to-night and Saturday. Cooler Saturday. ? - - 1M * I month, delivered by I carrier Only 25 ccnts a nth, carrier SISTERSVILLE DAILY REVIEW. VOL. XI NO 141 SISTERSVILLE, W. VA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 16, 1905. PRICE, ONE CENT. PLENIPOTENTIARIES ! NOT YET NAMED T Washington, June 16 ? Al ^Lthough the closing meetings of * the Russian-Japanese peace com 1 milfcon will be held here, the ac tive deliberations of that body wili be conducted probably at Newport, R. I. Inasmuch, how ^ ever, as the signing of the conven ? tion will take place in the Capitol I of the United States, the docu I iwent will be known in history B as the treaty of Washington. The I Commission will hardly get to I get her here before August. Pleni I potentiaries are yet to be named. I Many details must be worked out ? preliminary to the meeting, and it I will require a month for the Jap anese representatives to reach Washington. It is believed that little business will be transacted here beyond exchanging creden tial and decidig upon methods of coducting the deliberations. There will be a number of social functions both at the opening and closing of the conference of pleni potentiaries. A squadron of war ships will convey the commission ers to their place of meeting. Hav ing consumed a couple of months arriving at an agreement, granted that there be no hitch in the pro ceedings, the commissioners will return to Washington where they will formally attach their signa tures to the historic document. Pour Men Asphyxiated By Fumes From Wine Sardina, June 16 ? Four men lost their lives here to-day in at tempting to descend into a huge wiue reservoir holding fifty thous and gallons of wine. An employe first went into the reservoir j was asphyxiated, and two men who attempted )to rescue him were likewise overcome by the fumes arising from the wine. The proprietor also attempted to make a descent into the reservoir and was also overcome. (Contractor MurderedjBy Nan He Had Befriended Special to Daily Review. Cleveland, June 16 ? Marion L. Burlison, a contractor, was mur dered last nijrht by an unknown man, whom he had befriended. The murder was not discovered unail to-day. In the absence of his wife Burlison gave the man food, and was then assaulted, mur dered and robbed. Illicit Liquor Business Ju his charge to the Federal gr.iud jury in United States Court at I'arkersburg, Wednesday morn ine, Judge A. G. Dayton, placed ?rreat stress on the illicit whiskey business which has flourished so ^loiig in the state, and particularly fluirged that the grand jury make rwiid investigation of all cases Federal liquor violations. lie f ho wed by his charge that he has y little sympathy for the licjigpr business, and will so far as Tie is concerned show no len iency to violators. Fie stated that the liquor bus iness was a bad business licensed, and that unlicensed it was not to be tolerated. The judge spoke for two hours, and during that time devoted much of his charge to the details of the liquor business. He also spoke of the other of fenses against the Federal stat utes, calling attention particularly to counterfeiting cases. He said that of all of the cases brought to the jury must be thoroughly in vestigated and that if there was a preponderance of evidence that the parties investigated had com mitted an offense then they must be indict-ed. Regarding the indictment of liquor violators Judge Dayton said there were no extenuating circum stances. He said that no matter what the standing of the man in the community might be if he had been guilty of a violation of the Federal liquor laws, then he must be punished accordingly. FarmersTaught Napping Frank Fonner, of Friendly. W. | Va., was in Washington. yester day, coining from near Swartz, Green County, where he visited j his father. Fred Fonner, for a few i days, says- the Washington Ob- j server. Mr. Fonner stated this morning that but a small portion of the coal in the neighborhood of Friendly has been optioned, the terms being unusual. By the acrrt^mrnts made with the far Tm>rSj/ tliQ persons taking the op tions are to pay 25 cents an acre , lo long as they see fit to make the i annijfil payments; and it is fur-( thoragreed that when the coal is mined the owners of the real es tate are to reeeive one-eighth of the proceeds arising from the sale of the fuel. Thus, for the small sum of 25 cents the holders of the options are enabled to carry thousands of dollars worth of eoal for years possibly, and real ize the great advance accruing from the appreciation in value of the fuel. Mr. Fonner said that few far mers were caught nappping, but j that hereafter there were no more snaps like this to be picked up. The only coal known in the neigh borhood is the Upper Freeport vein, which varies in thickness. An Enjoyable Affair A party was given Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Schupbach, of East street, in hon or of Mrs. Mary Fairehild, who has been a resident of the city Sot the past eleven years and who |ov- expects to make her future >me in Atlantic City. There fre about twenty-five present of most intimate friends of Mrs. [child. Every church in the Jiad a representative, showing >pularity and esteem in she is held. Her going away is a matter of general re gret, and especially to some of those in her own church, with whom she has so long associated. During the evening a very nice luncheon was served. Mesdames Krug and Kline assisted in the serving. Rev. Meredith made a speech which touched all hearts, when he presented in behalf of the lodies present, a beautiful set of engraved dessert spoons as a little souvenir of remembrance. The good byes were said with many sincere regrets. Secretary Hay To Remain In Cabinet Special to Daily Review. New York, June 16 ? Secretary John Hay is visiting to-day at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Payne Whitney in this city. Mr. Hay is much improved in health, but is still pale, and seems a trifle feeble. He will determine to-day whether he will return to Washington. Mr Hay declined to be interviewed on matters of a public nature. On the subject of his resignation from the Cabinet he said: "I shall re main in the Cabinet until Presi dent Roosevelt or myself sees fit that I should retire.' * It was de livered in such a manner that there was no doutif that the Secre tary of State had not come back with his resignation in his pocket. His entire trip was solely in quest of health. He made no official visits and received no official calls. "I feel that my trip has done me a lot of good and am glad to get back home." Supreme Court Decision The June term of the Supreme Court of Appeals, now in session at Wheeling, is rapidly nearing the end, to-day being the last up on which cases are docketed and to-morrow will most likely see the adjournment. The following decisions were given in cases from this county : Albert H. Smith vs. South Penn Oil company, from Tyler county, writ of errror and supersedeas. Emma Copenhaver vs. Jacob S. 'Pennant et al., from Tyler county. Appeal and supersedeas allowed. A question of title to land involved. Shooting At Park Tomorrow The members of the West Vir-| ginia Gun Club will hold their regular weekly shoot at the park to-morow afternoon, commencing 2:30 to 3 o'clock. Those desiring to participate or to witness the I sport should take the 2 o'clock car A number of shooters from New Martinsville are coming down to try for the laurels. Last 'Night's Lawn Pete The Home and Foreign Mission ary Society of the Presbyterian church, gave a very enjoyable lawn fete on the parsonage lawn last evening. The affair was a great success, both socially and I financially. The beautiful lawn ! fairly swarmed with people from I early in the evening until 10 ?o'clock, at which time a shower of rain came up. causing the mer ry crowd to disperse in great haste. Bell's Band To Furnish Music The Wetzel county Fair Assoc iation has engaged Bell's Cornet Band, of this city, to furnish the music for the Fourth of July races and picnic at New Martinsville. | This band is an organization of first-class reputation, and will be a pleasant feature of the occasion. Interesting News From Middlebourne Middlebourne, June 16. A marriage license* was record ed yesterday for A. R. Corbitt and Miss Tillie Dick, both of Sisters ville. County Superintendent, D. L. Talkington returned yesterday1 from. Sistersville and other points along the river. J. B. Haught, land assessor, came in from Lincoln District, where he has been assessing the valuation of the land in that dis trict. I Clyde Conway of Pittsburg, was in town last night. He was on his way to Centreville to see his "brother, who has been very ill for some time. Attorney K. C. Moore returned 1 last night from "Wheeling, where lit has been atending Supreme Court which has been in session there this week. Mrs. Martha J. Spencer was ap- ; pointed as administratrix of the estate of Joseph B. Spencer, de ceased. Bond $2,000., 0. D. | Spencer, surety. W. C. Moore and wife and Miss Sue Martin were Sistersville visi tors yesterday. Mrs. Moore was there to consult with Dr. Thomas, who is treating her. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Maphis have returned from Clarksburg where tljey have been for a few days. We understand they contemplate moving from our place in the near future. A. H. Gorrell, of Kidwell, was a business visitor in town yester day. He was accompanied home by his two sisters-in-law, who will remain at his home for some weeks on a visit. S. G. Pyle, of the First Na tional Bank, returned yesterday from Fairmont where he attended the Bankers' Association this week. He also went to Morgan town to the Comenceinent of the University. Karl Gilson and wife and son and some lady friends drove out from Sistersville yesterday after noon to see the sights of our pretty town. Mr. Gilson and wife spent most of the summer here last year. Ilarry Gulp left this morning for Carnegie, Pa., where they will maks their future home. Mr. Gulp and family have many! friends here who will regret to see them leav?. However, they are accompanied by the well wish es of all. Hon 0. W. 0. Hardman return ed last night from Cleveland, where he went to consult a spec- j ialist in regard to his health which j has been very bad for some time. He recently returned from a j health resort in Virginia but was not much benefitted. A.B. Smith, formerly of this place, but now of Washington, D. C., is here on a visit with his sister, Miss Jane Smith. Mr. Smith holds a very prominent po sition under Uncle Sam in the mail department, having control of the Rural Free Delivery Routes. We hear considerable complaint among the visitors in town as to j the newspapers not having any- j thing to say on the Court house question. They think if the pa pers do not urge the voters to be present that the sentiments of the people wil not be expresed by the votes. We will live in hopes that the vote wil be in favor of a new court house. MAGNIFICENT 1 STRATEGY \ Special to Daily Review. Portsmouth. Va., June 16 ? Rear Admiral Dickens, commanding the "hostile fleet" played the game of war here to a finish last night. While it cannnot be stat ed that he won a victory over the supposedly impregnable land for tifications, guarding the entrance to Hampton Roads, it now appears certain that when the signal to cease firing had been given Fort Monroe, at midnight, one or two of Dickens' vessels had managed to force an entrance into the Roadstead without having con structively been "put out of ac |tion." This fact was admitted by army officers, who to-day speak praises of the magnificent strategy displayed by Admiral Dickens, whose success was accomplished by the sacrifice of four litle torpe do craft, which huddled closely together, firing furiously and cast ing a thick wall of black smoke over the bay, hiding the opera tions of the larger ships until they had approached closely accom plishing their purpose. Light beams from the most powerful searchlights could not penetrate the dense smoke made by the de stroyers. Elmer E. Pope Going On Long Journey Parkersburg, W. Va., June ! 14. ? Elmer E. Pope is going on a ! long journey. lie will leave in a few days to inspect some valuable j mines in Nicaragua in which he is interested. The trip will not be without its : adventures and includes a ride by mule back of over two hundred miles. Col. James Deitriek, of New York, managing director of the | company, has been in this city and at Wheeling for some time, j arranging an expedition to the mines. Mr. Pope has bccome in- ; terested in the project. Captain A. P. Gordon, of Wheeling, is to take a squad of 300 men to one of the richest gold mines in the /world. It is known as the Angel mine. The ledge at the Angel mine extends in width about 400 feet and is about 5.000 feet long. It has been developed in the south end for a distance of 700 feet, exposing 2.000,000 tons1 of ore, averaging $10 to the ton of free gold, with a rich streak averaging 17 ounces to the ton of pure gold. Mr. Deitriek was here to order two hulls for dredge hoats and a hull for a small river boat. They wil be knocked down and shipped from the Parksrsburg docks to the South via New Orleans, the hulls meeting there for shipment fur ther South. Al of the machinery will be constructed in Pittsburg. Captain Garden wil be accom panied by a large number of Wheeling men, and expects to leave about October 1st, as the Company intends to have every thing in readiness by that time. The rainfall at the Angel mine is enormous, averaging 200 inches per year. The erosion of the country rock and the washing I away of the earth is in keeping I with the rainfall, and the quartz will average at least twelve times harder than the country rock. This is the reason that the ledge has held itself in place, and made an exposure of this body of quartz | over two hundred feet out of the ground. The mine can be work ed like a quarry rather than like a regular gold mine and it will require forty pears to exhaust the supply of quartz. There is a for tv foot streak that wil run seven I teen ounces of gold to the ton of , ore. Colonel Deitrick grew reminis cent when speaking of the mine, and told of the olden davs when the natives were in search of the gold?*n treasure. He had been on the ground and had heard of th? stories told bv the people there who are acquainted with the tra ditions and history of their prede cessors. ITe explained the excel lent opportunity in the land of gold held ont to young men Sensation'Mav^ Follow Disinterring Of Remains Special to Daily Review. Parkersburg, W. Va.. June 16 ? Henry Smith, of Elizabeth, Wirt county. died ten days ago. His ! death occurred under suspicious circumstances but at the time there was only idle gossip. Yes terday the authorities had suffi cient ground for action and to- ! morrow the remains will he dis interred, it being believed that he 'met his death by poisoning. He was aged 60 years and had a large sum of money. Prominent peo ple are said to be identified with the erime and a sensation will fol low the disinterring of the re mains, it is generally believed. Mrs. Bohlen Dead Mrs. Gus Bohlen, victim of the Paden shooting affray, died yes- j terdav at 2:15 o'clock at the j Fritto hospital in Sew Martins ville. The circumstances in con nection with the death of this wo man are sad, indeed, to even con template. She is the second vic tim of the awful Paden City trag edy, which occurred the latter part of last April. The husband of Mrs. Bohlen, while temporarily insane from jealousy, shot his wife and her mother, and then fired a bullet into his own brain. The i husband expired almost instantly but his wife lingered until yes terday, when death ended her suf ferings. The mother of Mrs. Holder continues to improve and will in all probability recover. The funeral of Mrs. Bohlen will be held to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, from the M. E. church at Paden City. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ueslep, who reside just east of Paden City. Mrs. Bohlen is sur vived. besides her parents, two children. 5 and 8 years renpecfr ively. Jacksonburg Case Now On Trial The four wri indicted for rape at Jacksonbi.ru'. Wetzel county are on trial in the Circuit court at New Martinsviie. Mias Har bert, thq chief witne&j for the prosecution , and the victim of the alleged crime, was present on a cot. being a sufferer from inflam matory rheumatism. The case is one of considerable interest and a large nnmber of witnesses I have been summoned and are in ;attenda<*e.