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Only 25 ccxti at J- X I ' the WEATHER-Partly cloudy to-night and 8atorday. Cooler to-night in southern portion. | monttw <Mvtnd by ?dvcrtfecr. SISTERSVILLE DAILY REVIEW. a VOL. XI, NO. 147. SISTERSVILLE, W. VA., FRIDAY EVENING JUNE 23, 1905. PRICE, ONE CENT. OFFICIAL INVES TIGATION BEGUN r Special to Daily Review. * New York. June 23 ? District ; i Attorney Jerome has began an of ficii investigation of the affairs of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. This morning he ap peared before Recorder Goff in the Court of General Sessions, and made a motion that at the June term of court, which ends next I Thursday, be continued indefinite ly, in order that the Public Pros ecutor might have aid and advice of the court in connection with j the investigation he proposes to, make. Jerome states that he has already arranged with Justice Davis to continue the June term of the criminal branch of the Su preme Court for similar reasons. Jerome received a letter from Governor Iliggins this morning, requesting him to give this mat-, ter official attention and felt it imperative to make a full inves tigation. The motion was grant- i ed. Mrs. Rogers Gets a Reprieve; Case Goes To Supreme Court Special to Daily Review. Battleboro, Vt., June 211 ? A re-' prieve until December 8 for Mrs.! Mary M. Rogers, condemned mur derous, was signed late yesterday afternoon by Governor Hell and: for the third time the wonfan who j wj'is to have been hanged at Wind- j sor to-morrow for the killing of! -?her husband, has been saved i through the operation of the Gov- i erijor's power of staving exeen- 1 tion. To-dav's reprieve was granted in order that he case may ! be carried to the Supreme Court ? of the United States on eonsti-! tutional questions, which were raised at the hearing before Judge j Wheeler, sittiner as a Justice of the United States Circuit Court, j j Mrs. Rogers* attorneys petitioned I for her release on a writ of ha- j I beas corpus. The court declined to grant the petition but suggested that points of law raised by the petitioner were such as to be pased upon by the Supreme Court of the country. The refusal of the Judge to grant the writ was at once followed by the filing of an appeal. Judge Wheeler thereupon announced that he would render his decision on the question of appeal late in the afternoon in order to give Governor Hell an opportunity to reprieve Mrs. Rogers. In the afternoon Judge .Wheel er received a telegraphic message from Governor Bell announcing that Mrs. "Rogers had been re prieved. The Judge at once signed the paper which crave to Mrs. Rogers the legal right to have her case heard by the Su preme Court of the United States. Kanaas Pipe Line Runs For the first fourteen days of ?June the runs from the Mid-Con tinent oil districts show a consid erable falling off. The shipments also declined and the stocks again revealed large increase. Follow ing is the report of the runs and deliveries of the pipe line depart ment of the Prairie Oil and (Jas company from the Kansas and /fVwritorv oil fields from June 1st June 14: Total Daily J Barrels. Average. JluiSs 261,928.81 18,709.20 Deliveries . 78.780.11 5,627.15 Put into Tankage 183,148.70 13.082.05 This is a decline of 6,588 barrels a day in the runs, as compared with the May average, and a fall ing off of 1,444 ? barels a day in the shipments. The report of the pipe line department of the Prair ie Oil and Oas Company, showing the net runs and deliveries from the Kansas. Indian and Oklahoma Territory oil fields in May was a.? follows: Total Daily Barrels. Average. Runs 784.228.fi9 25,207.70 Deliveries ..219.065.05 7.066.61 Put into tankage 565,163.64 18.231.09 Stocks were increased 589.702 barrels a day in May. At the pres ent rate of gain a further increase of 392,460 barrels is indicated for the current month. The receipts for April were 18.311 barrels a day. which was slightly below the average shown b.y the June figures for the first half of the month. Concentration Of Developments In the great central coal and timber region embracing West I Virginia and part of Kentucky 'and Southwest Virginia are cen tering the most gigantic develop ment forces of America. In that section there is an eagrer scramble by the leading financiers and the groat industrial corporations to secure control of large properties and still further develop prop erties already owned. Railroad j obstruction, coal-mining, lumber operations and vast industrial movements are generally under I wa yf In order to present to the world ! a comprehensive story of the re-| sources of that territory and of the forces which are now com bining to make that region one of the greatest industrial centers , in the world, the Manufacturers' Record, of Baltimore, will for the next six months have its special corespondent. Mr. Albert Phenis. make a careful and comprehen sive study of its natural advanta ges. its wealth of coal and timber and its railroad development, and in a series of broad and compre hensive letters, which wil be given the widest possible cireulation. Mr. Phenis will tell the story of thp coal and iron and timber and railroad development of West Vir ginia. Virginia and Kentucky. In order to further this work and to secure all possible data which may add to its value, the j Manufacturers 'a Record invites suggestions regarding matters of special interest covering the re sources and progress of this sec tion and the prospects of large developments in the future. Postoffice Robbed I Clarksburg, W. Va.. June 23 ? ? , |Tho postoffice at Craigrmore was Jbroken into yesterday morning !*ft( r midnight by burglars, who , Mew the safe with nitro-glycerine ; secured between $100 and j ?WO it postage stamps, and the( papers and accounts of the store ^ of G. B. Patton & Co.. in which it is located .Thp robbers scattered several pounds of cayene pepper over the floor to foil pursuit. Since the store was robbed a couple of months aeo. the post master has not kept cash in the place. > \ , Newspaper Comment . The New Martinsville Republi can. the only Republican paper published in Wetzel county, prints the following in this week's issue: The Sistersville Review, after the murder of Wm. Rehl last week contained an editorial relative to the house in which the unfortun ate man was killed, alleging that it was a questionable* resort. Mayor Kirtland took offense at the article and made an unmitiga ted ass of himself, by issuing a ; warrant for the woman's arrest and summoning Chief of Police | Williams and Mr. John P. Glass, proprietor of the Review, to prove the character of the house which i the woman kept. Chief of Police Williams was a proper person to testify, but because a newspaper man publishes facts which are notorious, it does not follow that !ho is possessed of facts that would he competent evidence. Mayor Kirtland has been associated with newspapers sufficient to know that and when he summoned the pro pritor of the Review, he knew the character of the evidence which would be adduced, and could only have been actuated by a motive of revenge, because the existence of such a house would be a reflec ion upon his immaculate adminis tration of the affairs of Sisters ville. There are a great many things published in newspapers because they are established bv general reputation, and it would be difficult to specifically prove tWern, and when published tlie editor of a newspaper does not put himself in the light of pos sessing positive and specific infor mation. but only current and gen eral rumor. ? New Martinsville Republican. King Oscar Will Abdicate In Favor Of Crown Prince 'Special to -Daily Review. London, June 23 ? Dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co. from j Copenhagen, Denmark, says that j general dissatisfaction is felt in i Stockholm and throughout Swee den at the speech delivered by Kink Oscar in which he advocated j allowing Norway to dissolve un jion without resorting to arms. The government which sent a hill to Riksdag, asking for authority I to enter negotiations with Xorway looking to a peaceful severance of the ties was also severely con demned for its action. It is re- ; garded as almost certain that the government will resign, and it is rumored that King Oscar will ab dicate in favor of Crown Prince Oustavus. New International Loan Is Being Projected Special to Daily Review. St. Petersburg, .June 23 ? It is j said authoritivelv that new inter national loan is being projected. It is also officially announced that | Admiral Alexieff has been reliev jed <if his duties, and has been j named as a member of the Imper ial Council and will thus remain as parti ?f t ho Government. Berlin Vorwaerts. the principal orjran of the soeial democrats, as serts that Prince Vonbulow has asked headquarters of the staff whether or not Germany is pre pared to si o to war with France, in case the present crisis was brought on over the Moroccan question, developes unfavora-ble. Germany Is the Center Of Much Speculation Just Now i Special to Daily Review. Berlin, June 23 ? It is officially! announced that Germany will | maintain a permanent flying | squadron of powerful cruisers in 1 the Pacific, and that a similar squadron will he maintained in I the Indian ocean. This an- [ nouncement, coupled with other naval plans which the Kaiser is i known to have in view, gives rise < to a great deal of speculation. ? It is taken to indicate Germany is determined to profit by the col lapse of Russia, and that she will attempt to seize supremacy of the world <>n water. It also indicates intention to counteract American preponderance in the Pacific and counteracting England's prepon derance in the Indian ocean. Germany's Answer Not Expected Tor a Week Hence Special to Daily Review. Paris, June 23 ? Germany's answer to the note sent to Berlin by Premier Rouvier through Prince Von Radolin. German Am bassador in which France outlined her position in Germany's sug gestion for international confer ece on the subject of Morocco* a is not expected to arrive here be fore the end of next week. M. Rcpnanlt. financial counsel of the Sultan of Morocca was received at the foreign office this morning. Two Steamers Sunk In Collision Special to Daily Review. | Detroit. Mich.. June, 23 ? In a j collision between the steamers ! City of Rome and Linden, near Tashmoo Park, early this raornine both were sunk. Two men nam ed Hardy and Wise, went down I with the Linden. Death Of Mrs. Fanny Culbertson i ! Mrs. Fanny Culbertson passed away yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milo Adams, of A lvv, this county .Deceased was in the 77th year of her life, and her death Vas due to paraly sis. Mrs. Culbertson was a high Jv esteemed lady, and beloved by all who knew her. The remains were taken this morning on the 8:18 train to Erie, County, Pa., for interment. The body was ac companied by Mr. and Mrs. Ad ams. DISTURBANCES GROWING SERIOUS 4 Special to Daily Review. Warsaw, Poland. June 23 ? r Meagre reports reaching here from Lodzy to-day, say that the disturbances which have been in progress there for several days, have broken out again, and the conditions are regarded even more serious than before. The workingmen, who have been made the targets of the military, have armed themselves with revolvers, and in the latest crashes have not hesitated to return the fire of the troops. Reports say that one hun dred men were killed on both sides. The outbreak has assum ed such proportions that factories have been obliged to suspend op erations. and the workshops are all closed. Telegraph and tele phone communications with Lodi have been interrupted, rendering it impossible to obtain detailed in formation regard ing the fighting. Pipe Lines Base Of the Oil Monopoly ?? An interesting article entitled | "Forty Thousand Miles of I'ipe Lines, the Secret of tli?? Standard | Oil Company's Success." is eon-' tributed to the lates number of1 the magazine "Success" by John K. Dunlap, a former resident of1 Wheeling, and now editor of the "Engineering Magazine." Mr.' Dunlap attributes the cheap eon-! struction of the Standard Oil : Company as the cause of its suc eess. and incidentally takes a j fling at Senator Elkins among other members of the upper branch of Congress. Among i other things he says: "It is the pipe lines that lie at! the very base of the monopoly, j J-ijs t as the railroads running through different States are forc ed to operate under separate char ters. so pipe lines require char ters from the states in which they I operate. But who grants these charters? It is the people in their sovereign capacity, who have granted these franchises for pipe lines ? and the laws specifi cally specifies them as eommon ! carriers. It is the people who | authorize the building of these ! pipe lines over private property, 'for the publie good.' And it is j the people who have permitted i Mr. Rockefeller and his associates) to monopolize to their exclusive use. this new and simple method ! for the transportation of petrol- 1 eum oil. In other words to put the point more definitely, it is the representative* of the people in the state legislatures (espec ially of Pennsylvania, where Mat thew S. Quay so long presided), who have placed the oil producers and the oil consumers at the mer cy of these multi-millionaires, through their absolute control of t ra asportation facilities. Here is Mr. Dunlap's tiing at th e senators: "It will he well, therefore, for observant men to take careful note of the fact that Nelson W. A Id ridge, the father-in-law of John I). Rockefeller, Junior, is tin* chairman of the committee on finance, the most important of the senate committees; that Stephen B. Elkins, of West Virginia, who throughout his public career, has beeti cheek by |ow*l with the Standard, is chairman of the com mitee on interstate commerce; that John h'??an and John F. Dry den are from New Jersey, the home of the trust ; that Joseph B. Foraker and Charles Dick come from Ohio, where the Rockefel ler millions had their beginning; that Philander (\ Knox and Boise Penrose are there from Pennsyl vania, the stronghold of the pipe line system: and that on every oth*r important committee of tho senate there are lesser lights al leged to be under Standard Oil control." River Nay Reach 20 Toot Stage The river may reach a stage of twenty feet at Wheeling, was the general opinion of rivermen last evening. Their calculations were based on Forecaster Frank Ridge- j way's predictions for a stage of j at least 12 feet of water in the Ohio at Pittsburg by this morn ing, and further intimations that j a greater stage may be reached, j if the rains continued along the Allegheny and Monongahela val leys. as they have been for the j past twenty-four hours. As yet, j there are no indications of the river reaching a dangerous stage, although should the continued rains bring anthing like 30 feet for this section of the valley, many crops in thp lowlands will suffer, and there will be a general losses to the farmers who are un luekv enough to have their main crops planted this year in the bot torn l<i ikIh. The staire at the Wheeling wharf last evening was 12 fe<?t 10 inches and rifting slowly, but it is believed that the rise will be aug mented by the water which in fast putting in an appearance at I'ittn burp. The moKt water will be put out from the Allegheny, T>ut the Monongahela. of whose valley, the rains have been the heaviest for years, will do its share in con tributing to the general rise. The eoal shippers are jubilant over the timely rise, which will irive them a ehance to (ret im mense quantities of coal to the southern markets, for the winters supply, which is rather unusual for the month of June. By this evening over 6/KX).000.000 bushels of coal will have started south and if the stajre materializes as expec ted the shipment* wil be even lar ger. Young Nan's Awful Pall Clarksburg, W. Va.. June 23 ? Philip B^rt Willett. eldest son of Attorney Philip Willett, while working near the elevator shaft on the seventh floor of the Em pire building, in course of con struction at the corner of Fourth and Main streets, lost bis hold an4 fell to the basement meeting in stant death yesterday afternoon at three o'eWk. He struck on his head, brcik'ug his neck. Just how the accident occurred, no one knows. James McClintie, of the Stove and Plumbing Com-, panv. was standing near the ele vator shaft on the fifth floor, and naw him falJ pant the floor. look ing down the shaft he saw Wil iett's head strike a scantling plac ed a cross the shaft at the ground floor and fall from there to the basement floor. Another work man in the basement naw the body fall to the basement floor. No onf saw how the young man lost his hold. Willett was twenty-four year? !of a ye. He was a plumber and in the employ of the Tloffman, Conklin Company, of Columbus, 0., which eoncero is doing the plumbing work on the building.