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VOLUME LX., NO. WHEELING, W. VA., FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1912. PRICE TWO CENTS
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STATE COMMITTEE ENDORSES
TAFT AND PLEDGEi SUPPORT
Five of the Electors Have Already Declared for the President,
and the Others Will Follow Suit.
Meeting of Republican Committee at Parkersburg Was Hn_
monious—Lakin Made Chairman.
Party Leaders and Candidates From Throughout the State
Attended and All Are Regular.
(By Staff Correspondent.)
PARKF.RSRURG. W. Va.. July 18.—The Republican organization
in West Virginia is loyal to William H. Taft and the national Republi
can tickrt. The often-repeated claim of third party advocates that
they would contest the Republican state organization was over
whelmingly disproved when the Republican state committee to-night,
by an overwhelming majority, adopted the following resolution:
Resolved: That the Republican State Committee of West Virginia
endorses the nominees of the regular Republican party, both
nation and state, and endorses the splendid administration of
William H. Taft, and we pledge to the national Republican
ticket headed by William H. Taft our most earnest and loyal
ne resolution was onereq oy 11
t5 Curtin and White It brought
out considerable debate as to the]
policy of adopting such a resolution
at the present time; hut not a single I
member of the twenty-eight members!
of the committee present dissented
from its spirit. 1-oyalty to the na-'
tional and state ticket was the key
note of ail of the addresses, and on
a viva voce vote the motion to adopt
. the resolution overwhelmingly pre
Lakin Made Chairman.
Prior to the adoption of ilie above
resolution the special committee ap
pointed to confer with Or 11. I) Mat
field and the other candidates con
cerning the selection of a state chair
man reported The committee was in
feseion with Dr Hatfield several
lours and the names of various promt
lent Republicans were considered
without making a choice Finally !»r.
Hatfield himself solved the question
by determining to recommend Hon.
James S. l.akin. of Preston county,
for chairman, and Hon. II. It Hern
helm. of Mel towel! county, for score
tary. At the same time he asked that
the committee authorize Chairman
l.akin and himself to select a cam
paign committee of seven or nine
members In making his statement to
the committee pr Hatfield said that
in suggesting Mr l.akin. he was in
fluenced bv a desire to create a party
organization that would he as free
a i possible from all past partisan
troubles and would operate to unify
all Republicans in West Virginia in
support of the regular Republican
Lakin a Taft Supporter.
It was understood moreover, that a
ttrong sentiment favorable to Lakin
••xlsted among the state candidates
Mr I.akin is pr) sldent of the -tute
bo.rd of control and while originally
a supporter of President Taft took no
active part In the recent party con
troversy and is an earnest support) r
of »he regular Republican ticket
Kx Governor A ll White appeared
before the committee :.nd presented
the claim of Parkersburg for the state
headquarters. A motion to place the
headquarters at Pirsershtirg was de
feated .and on motion or J. W Paw
fContlsnsa on Fag* Sis )
AI.MN \TT\t K> THE
>K( RETAKE OE TRE \>| RA
A*k« l're«ifffni Taft to \|«»ke l*ul—
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RIOTS IN DUBLIN
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ON IMPORTANT RIIXS
I~\ST OF NEXT WEEK.
Wool Tariff, Tax Hill and Ihr
Sujfar Tariff Hills Will All He
WASHINGTON. I* c. July IS —
The Senate reached an agreement
late to-day to xnto upon the three
point Democratic taint and finance
hill# late next week. The measure#
will he taken up a# follow#:
Wool tariff. Thursday, lax bill,
Friday: sugar tariff. Saturday
One calendar day will be devoted
to each measure; amendment# will
l>e permitted and a nhert debate al
lowed, and the final vote on each one
will he taken before the day # ad
The agreement came a# the result
of a Democratic filibuster which had
for two day# held up the considera
tion of the hip sundry civil appropri
ation bill, and which threatened ’o
carry the #.-«s|on of t’or.pres# beyond
The Democrats abandoned their fili
buster after the agreement was for
mally accepted by the Senate. The
result is expec-ed to ho a hastening
of legislation In the Senate and ad
journment of Congress by August 10
TWENTY PEOPLE ARE
KILLED IN NEVADA.
( loudburst Wipes Out the Town
of Seven Troughs—lari;c
Hotel Turned I'psidc
RENO. Nev . July IS.—Twenty lives
were reported lost to-night In a cloud
burst that wiped out the small town
j of Seven Troughs. Nevada.
From I,ovelock. near Seven
Troughs, rame word that seven per
sons are known to be dead and that
the Hotel Mazuma had been turned
upside down by the rush of waters.
t'nnimuniratlon by wire was badly
crippled and the roads wen* so fur
rowed that automobiles were obliged
to make wide detours In seeking
Lightning Kills roar.
ST. !.' Mis July ; - \ belt of
ning killed four in h family ..f -even.
|«MII « other n
• i v ‘ lent electrical storm at R'shlami.
In I’ulaskl count) according t» mes
'»• - received 1 vr.- to-night. The holt
stri. k the home of Jot* Paddy, whose
family was gathered In the living room.
Givea the Story of the Arrest and
Confessions of the McNamaras.
Inside Facts Told.
I 1.0s ANOBI.ES. July is l.inroin
Steffens, w riter on government, poli
ties and labor, and who was credited
largely at the time with having
brought about the settlement of the
McNamara rases, took the stand for
the defense today in the bribery trial
of Clarence S Harrow, and gave in
i detail the history of the McNamara
' pleas of guilty.
Steffen.*' story accentuated what ap
I pears now to he the crucial issue In
t the case—whether the agreement to
have the McNamara brothers plead
guilty was sanctioned by Harrow more
, than a week previous to the alleged
bribery of Juror I-ockwood as assert
ed by the defense, or whether, as ron
tended hv the prosecution, the nego
| nations virtually had lapsed because
; of the unwillingness of Iiarrow to al
low John J McNamara to plead guilty
| as contended bv the prosecution.
! CT'B REPORTER STARTED
Then It Was Printed and Many
Thought the iYesident'e Life
Was in (•rave Danger.
UASniXdTON, J11yI IK.—After an
official investigation that lasted many
hours. White House secret service
officials to-night denied the re|>nrt
I published to^da.v that a bomb address
ed to the President. Iisd found its way
| fo the legislative offiep and assistant
secretary to the President, Sherman
P. Allen had been Injured when he
• ei»ened the package that contained it.
Mr Allen showed his hands to those
who called at the White House to
day. There was not a spot nor a
burn upon them, lie dented ente
' gorlcally that he had seen the bomb
described, and he said he could not
account for the re|»ort.
I Secret service officials denied the
story in emphatic terms. President
Taft apparently cared so little for it
that he joked about it.
According to information that
White House officials were able to
gather the report originated In the
Press room at the legi: latlve offices.
A reporter for a New York morning
newspaper told u frirnd with w hom he
was plaving chess that the afternoon
newspapers had missed a great
•■story " The reporter was joking and
• the friend knew it. Other newspaper
men who came in later and to whom
the tale was repeated It is understood,
but irom the re|>ortx that were taken
to the White House the story took
BOAT GOES DOWN
j TOPI.OV, Prance. July is.—it is ru
that the French torp^fto boat <!*
I * *c>\#»r <’aVA)l»r. pAr!Ulp*t»n* in the
man«Mi\ rrii off ^orplr*. Imp h»*n rtit tn
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: '* droptiofl Tip n.«\al authorl*
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GERMAN BIRDMAN MEETS
DEATH WHILE DESCENDING
MCI PSP *, Saxony. July tx.—l.teu
j tenant Preusser. a German military
aviator wax killed her - to-dav as he
was making a landing after a Might
Tim mneMn- turned over ttvlee ajter
It strmk the grnund. tlv airnian be.
| inc caught beneath the engine.
AMERICA WILL FIGHT EFFORTS
OF RAILROADS TO GET CANAL
POM/itth'l) >M \l.l. I.IRI,:
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WARM DEBATE IN THE
SENATE D( KINl, DAY.
Rill Introduced m the llou-e to
Make Railroad- Owning Ship
l'a> DouMe Toll.
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Photo of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, taken
during the hearing cf her husband's
fight to be released from Matteawan
insane asylum at White Plains. N. Y.
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, no longer ap
pearing the naive, unsophisticated
“little girl" but a bored, cynical grown
up woman, 1$ in the public eye for the
first time in three years. She recent
ly appeared in the New York supreme
' court at White Plains as a witness for
i the state against her nusband, who is
. endeavoring to prove that he is now
sane and should be released from
Matteawan. where he was sentenced
to spend the remainder of his life for
murdering Stanford White, a little
over six years ago.
I IMPORTANT EVENTS IN
I WASHINGTON. July IS. Senate: 1
11‘.mania canal debate tvas resumed at
I 1 |> in . Senator Brandage predicting
1 an oarlv vote, ax frs more speeches!
Gi'it and harbors appropriation
(hill, carrying fM.opn.onn, uj. passed,
j conference rep rt being adopted
An agreement among leaders sis
reported to Vote on *«**! bill nest
bill Saturday. but ratification *u
pu* o\.-r nil Friday
Xdjonrncd at i 21 p m tint* It
a li Friday
Hotter Fit'll ynrrim rnfnrm com
fat oral. i> reported bill to pr»
trr- pnp' ral .«-|»lt> on 'hr part of
|o.ttn»»l*t» ;.nd fodrrat otTirc
I'airnt. mtumrlrr rrport. | bill
rbanain* pat.-nt laaa to ni«-» th*1
ruprrti • « ur • t'a* n n '«r>|ol> 4*.
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NINE LOSE LIVES
IN A CLOUDBURST
TO THE TOLIt’E NOW
Slowly Hut Surely a Chain of
Evidence Being Woven Around
NEW YORK. July 18 —"The trail I
leads where 1 thought It did." 'e-i
marked District Attorney Whi'tnan
late lo-dny. This was /ist after he1
had heard the statement of "Jack" ’
Ross, the friend of I’olice Lieutenant !
Charles Decker and the man who
hired the Cray automobile in which |
the slayers of Herman Rosenthal, the,
gambler, drove to the spot where the j
victim met his fate early last Tues- -
day morning. Little by little the In-,
volvci! skein of motives and personal-'
Ities behind the killing ia being un
ravelled. and to-night it seemed proh-j
able tha t other important arrests.
would follow speedily.
Rose's surrender and confession'
that ho hired the "murder car," al
though declaring that he was not in
it a' the time of the shooting, were •
the big events of the day In the pur-1
suit of the slayers who shot the man
who had accused members of the
liollce force with being it* partnership '
with gamblers. Other developments i
of interest and significance were not
larking however. Mayor Gaynor took
a personal hand In the investigation,
sending for Lieutenant Becker against
whom Rosenthal's first specific
charges were made, and three other
policemen, and being closed for a |
long time with them in company with
I’olice Commissioner Waldo The out
come of the consultation was not
made known, but the mayor took occa
sion to give out a letter he sent yes- .
terdav to the commissioner asking
that Becker and the other officers be'
uruuKH' lieinre nun.
Mayor Gaynor Surprised.
The mayor's letter expressed sur- I
prise that Meeker should sit down to I
dinner wdth a man of Rosenthal's i
character “That he <lld seems to he
admitted," the mayor commented. ■
District Attorney Whitman had his j
say in a letter sent to Commissioner'
Waldo to-day, relating to the . com-1
missloner s request for an immediate '
and complete investigation of allega
tions of partnership between police-1
men and amblers.
"When you asked this before.”
wrote Mr. Whitman, “Herman Rosen-1
that, who had made the charge, was
alive. I had proceeded so far that he
was to appear before the grand Jury
and give details and names of other I
gamblers to substantiate his charge. I
On the night preledtng the day fixed 1
he was assassinated, tvidently by!
men who feared his testimony, or
their ageats. or the principles that
dead men teil no tales.
Defend the Police.
“You are the one to defend the rep
utation of lft.Oitn policemen. Their
r«-al defense rests In the unravelling
of this murder mystery, and you have
under your direction a small army of
detectives and a fund of money ap-'
t'trable to detective work
'The newspaptv* have printed mv'
autography sta'ements to the effect
that I do not charge the police de
partment with the murder of Rosen
’hal The Insinuation ihs* I am
hoved b> a desire tor publicity in at
larklng 'he large body of policemen
on in Hurl of the w rong doing of a
f- w t-i un'nso unfair and seems 'n
I- an attempt to turn public a'ten'ion
• way f'ntn *he v|t*| point
“Merman H sen that charged that he
hsd been forced into partnership vttk
a po.ice lieutenant, ard »ha* 'Cher
'1 ejhjeet and lo gtte details and
he ‘tie • ga'ed Mew * 1t| aha' utt
I Ceawwaet ww Pwu* Uta ,
ONLY FATHER OF A
Water 0f stream Reached Unpre
cedented Stage and Cabin
Torn from Hank*.
JACOBS CRKKK] Pa . July' 18 — la
a cloudburst over Jacobs Creek dis
trict, about 9 o'clock last night, nlns
persons were drowned The family
of John Raymond, a miner. Including
his wife nnd six children were wiped,
(jut. only Raymond escaping Th®
mother and a brother of Mrs. Ray
mond also were drowned.
MRS. JOHN RAYMOND, aged 3S
SIX RAYMOND CHILDREN, rang,
log In age from six months to 1?
MRS. RAVINSKY. aged 60 years,
mother of Mrs. Raymond.
mike RAVINSKY, aged 90 years,
brother of Mrs. Raymond.
The husband and father escaped
death but has been unable to tell
The Raymond family lived in an old
log house on the banks of Barren run,
a tributary of Jacobs creek, and about
t w\* and a half miles from Smlthton
Early last night a heavy rain he
ft an falling. It Increased In density,
and shortly before 9 o'clock the rain
fell In torrents. The little stream
rose rapidly. Overflowing its banks
it spread over the low lands and rose
six feet higher thnn it ever bgfor®
was known to reach
Carried in a Swirl.
One side of the foundation was cut
out and the house toppled over. So
ouieklv did it occur that the family
had no time to prepare for the dis
aster. . The structure was caught la
the swirl of waters and carried down
Kavmond worked with his family as
the house was sent down the stream
and managed to assist several of them
• o the roof. They were preparing to
ride on in safety until the house crash
ed against a clump of partly sub
merged trees. The impact tore th®
old structure apart and the little party
huddled on the roof, was hurled Into
ivuvm.inu »a» saved. Dm his mind
a blank and be cannot tell anything
of the events after the house waa
struck The loss of hie entire family
This morning the bodies of four of
the children snd Mike Tiavlnsky were
found more than a mile from where
their home stood. Searchers are
patrolling the banks of the stream for
traces of other members of the family.
GOVERNOR GLASSCOCK DID
NOT SIGN WITH OTHERS.
S. G. Smith, Charles Elliott and
Other Well-Known Politicians
»Y can r. * ova*.
°f selecting delegates and alternates
to the Roosevelt national convention
«* Chicago on August has Juat b*—n
issued The basis of representation
la to he determined by the convention
Itself and ail those in accord with thta
sentiment* . ipressed in the eat) foe
the nations! Roosevelt convention srv
:nvlte.J The call also certain* the
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OF AN AWFUL THIRST
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