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VOLOJ3IE I. FAnnrONT. WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. 31AV 7, 11)04. * XUMBER 17. NOT SO SURE | OF PARKER JiEW YORK'S INDORSEMENT HAS NOT CLEARED THE WAY. LITTLE SHY OF THE PLATFORM. UTS DECLARATIONS SAID TO BE SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING. HEARST NO LONGER REGARDED AS A FACTOR. WASHI07GTOTC, May 7.?The situation with reference to the Democratic nomination for the Presidency is ap C.rr, <-?r?n flisptfl. _part*uij/ uecujuiug The expectation of many that the in.dorsement of Judge Parker by the .New York State convention would simplify the situation has not been "verified. When hlr. Belmont came to Washington prior to the meeting of the JVew York convention and conferred with Democratic leaders in Congress die became convinced by what was said to him that if New Y'orlc should indorse Parker one State after another would follow suit. This might have been the case had the course of the managers of the New York convention been different. There - is no" ! gainsaying the esteem in which-Judge Parker is held by leading Democrats, -especially from the South. Almost the only objection raised against him was his lack of record with reference to political issues and the aggressive forwardness of former Senator Hill -as manager of the Parker boom. In view of the earnest desire of the Democrats to secure for a candidate a man of high character and calm, conservative temperament, leading Democrats generally were disposed, to overlook- these objections to Judge Parker if he could be presented in a way to insure harmony in the party. The argument in approval of Judge Parker's silence?that it would not be becoming for a judge on the bench to ialk politics?has- .been accepted bymost of the Democratic leaders as l>ejng sound and gufflcient. Disappointed With Platform. But it was expected that the platform adopted by the New York convention presenting Judge Parker's name would contain some expression indicative of the attitude of the New York candidate with reference to the ^principal political questions upon which there is supposed to he no difference of opinion among Democrats. "The absence of such expression in the platform and the peculiar wording of the trust plank in that platform, which is interpreted as at least implying a doubt of the propriety of Federal interference in restraint of trusts, explain the partial failure of the program which Mr. Belmont had mapped out for a stampede toward barker. It is believed by many 01 the leading Democrats in national affairs that if the Nov.- York platform had. been a little more specific with reference to the tariff, the tru^t find hhe colonial issues the nomination of Mr. Parker would now lit; conceded as reasonablj- certains. The criticisms passed upon this platform do not as .a rule excite antagonism toward Mr. Parker, but the effect is to strengthen the arguments that are presented in faror of sending uninstructed delegations from other States. It is believed that a number of delegations favorable to Mr. Parker's nomination which would have been instructed for him will now go to the convention without instructions, though having the purpose to support Mr. Parker, llr. Belmont expected t an instructed delegation from Virginia, and steps had been taken to have a resolution indorsing Judge Parker adopted by the State Execu tive Committee.- me resolution taucu i before the committee, though it was understood to represent the sentiment of nearly all the members of the committee, and several members of the Virginia delegation in Congress have expressed the opinion within the last two or three days that the delegation to the national convention will not be instructed, though it will be friendly to Parker. It has been assumed that beyond question the Georgia delegation to the national convention would be instructed for Judge Parker, but some of the Georgia delegation in Congress now state that they believe as much can be accomplished without 7neuntsh'nnQ a n .1 that thev believe it would be wiser not to instruct. Representative Livingston, who has repeatedly expressed the opinion that the delegation would be instructed for iParker, says now that this is doubtful, and that sentiment in favor of leaving the delegation free to act according to its judgment of the situation after it reaches the convention is .growing. SMALL BITS OF WAR NEWS THE DISPATCHES HAVE BEEW COMING ALU DAY FROM THE EAST GIVING VARIOUS REPORTS. ADMIRAL TOGO SENDS CABLE"CRAM TO JAPANESE LEGATION AT WASHINGTON. THIRD BLOCKING OPERATION OVER. ST. PETERSBURG, May 7.?A tele- J gram received to-day from Port Ar- I thur contains an order issued by Gen- ] * ""' -"* ~? " f r T-,Dnvt ! erai jstoessex, 111 commemu o.?. x v?v, on which he admits that Port Arthur is in a precarious condition. The order reads: "May 1. 4:30: The enemy crossed the Yalu in great force Our troops fell back on positions previously selected.. "The enemy effected on May 5 an important landing on the Liao Tung Peninsula. South of Pilszewo, and in the vicinity of Kin Chow Bay. Our work is beginning. "Naturally the enemy will destroy the railway communication and endeavor to drive our troops back to Port Arthur, and besiege this fortress, the greatest bulwark in the Far East. ' "Defend it until the arrival of the trbdps which are coming to relieve us. "I call on you to display unceasing vigil and caution. You must be ready at all times to demean yourselves with dignity and order beeoming the glorious troops of Russia. "No matter what happens you must not lose your heads. Remember that everything is possible in war. We will be able, with God's help, to cope with the arduous task imposed upon us." ST. PETERSBURG, May 7.?A telegram from Port Arthur, dated yesterday, states that six of the enemy's cruisers are continually in sight. A parade of the garrison was held, says the telegram, in honor of the Czarina's name day. _ General Stoessel, addressing the troojrs, alludes to the new phase of the war. whereby Port Arthur was threatened by land. He expressed conscience in the endurance of the defendants. The soldiers and sailors cheered his words heartily. LONDON, May 7.?The Vienna cor respondent of The Times, telegraphs that in Russophil quarters it is reported that the painful astonishment of the Czar at the Russian defeat on the Yalu was tlie greater owing to assurances received from General Kuropatkin a few days ijreviously that the imminent engagements on land would prove the Russian positions were impregnable. It is supposed that the dispatch of Viceroy Alexieff. from Port Arthur to Mukden, is due to the desire of the Czar to possess a complete report of the military situation and the causes of the defeat. CHEE FOO, China, May 7.?Chinese coasting vessels report a succession of tremendous explosions at the entrance of Port Arthur harbor. It is evident that the Russians are trying to clear the channel of the ob- j stacles and mines placed there by the j Japanese. The Japanese cruiser squadron is i watching the harbor to prevent a sally j of torpedo boats against the Japanese transports now lying along the Ldao i 1 nils I~fll IJ1 --illlei. LONDON", May 7.?Dispatches from j Seou! bring a report that Feng Wang Cheng has fallen into the hands of the Japanese after severe fighting. Seoul traces the report to Antung. Manchuria. a point near the Japanese advanced posts. The losses on both sides are reported heavy. Feng Wang Cheng, it is known, was the objective point of the Japanese. SEOUL, May 7.?The Japanese of Seoul are celebrating the Japanese victory on the Yalu river on Sunday last. The celebration includes a luncheon at the old palace following sports and fire works this evening. BARCELONA, May 7.?A dynamite bomb was exploded on the roof of the Jesuit College here to-day. The rooi was blown in and one person was injured. . ST. PETERSBURG. May 7.?The "VJedomosti" to-day reports what is believed to have been a Japanese attempt to destroy the governmental section of Kronstadt, where large naval supplies are stored. | J A heap of shavings and lathes, the paper says, was recently placed hear OUTDOOR j MEETINGS! V. fvi. C. A. !S PLANNING FOR AT-! TRACTIVE SERVICES?COM- i IViJTTEE REPRESENTING VARIOUS YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES. The committee on outdoor meetings, composed ol representatives from the Young People's Societies of the different churches in the city, met in the V. M. C. A. rooms last evening Those present were Secretary Havvley. o! the V. M. C. A., Pranlv Ewan. of the Presbyterian church, im; E. Jamison, or The Baptist church, Clyde Hill and E B. Harden, of the Diamond street M. E. church. J. Clark Evans and Ed. M. Hall, of the first ME. church, and Miss Helen Xeill and A. \V. Frazer, of the People's Temple. The committee was appointed to arrange for union outdoor meetings for the young people. Several places were spoken of, including the Courthouse and the Xormal School. A band was also talked of. and it is likely* that some good meetings will be arranged for. Instead of _ meeting at their respective churches, the "young people's societies will join- in the union services. The committee will meet again next Friday evening and decide definitely upon some action. Rural Route Carriers* Examination. An examination was held at the j Normal School building beginning at lo o'clock this morning for carriers on the rural route service. There were six applicants, viz.: From Rivesville, John W. Thrash. Clifford .Merrifielu, Hood Clayton: from Mannington, John W. Shanks, John G. Robinson and Jas. L. Thorn. There will likely be two vacancies soon, one at Mannington and one at Rivesville. The examination, lasted two hours. ! an ' immense' quantity of shells filled I with pyroxlin. The shavings were covered with petroleum and set fire to. Luckily the blaze was extinguished before great damage was done. I i W1JU. Korea, May 7.? Word reached here to-day of another Russian re- j pulse in Manchuria. One thousand of j ? ?-i nnrxrfi i n fT TO ! the itussiaii leeu suau., uvw.?...a this report., made a stand at Hehmetang. on the Liao Tung road. Tne Japanese charged them, and after a brief fight the Russians grabbed their guns and retreated. Four hundred and thirty-five Russians were ; captured. . LONDON, May 7.?A dispatch from St. Petersburg states^Lhat official ad- 1 mission is made that the Jaxianese, ' have captured Feng Huang Cheng. ; ST. PETERSBURG, May 7.?It is J reported tnat Port Arthur was again bombarded yesterday morning. Communication with the port lias been cut off- by the Japanese and confirmation j of the rumor cannot be obtained. WASIh.nvjTuX. D. C.. iviay 7.?The . following cablegram was received at the .Japanese legation this morning: IVtay V.?Admiral Togo reports that the combined fleet effected | the third blocking operation at Port j Arthur on the third of Alav. The gun- ! | boats Akagi, Chokai, the second, third. ! ! fourth and fifth destroyer flotillas, * j and the ninth, tenth and fourteenth I torpedo boat flotillas, with steamers, started 011 the second of May, but a strong wind soon arising greatly hindered the movement, and therefore the commander ordered tliem to stop j operations; but the order did not j j reach in time, and consequently eight j steamers proceeded and dashed into the harbor, hespite the enemy's search-light fortress lire, observation tower and mechanical mines. Five steamers gained the mouth of the harbor, especially Mikawa, Maru and Totomy, Maru breaking her boom went further in. The entrance to the harbor is considered effectively blocked, especially for cruisers and battleships. Three other steamers were sung before reacumg the month of the harbor. Our flotillas remained until morning and rescued half of the crews of the sunken steamers. The torpedo boat No: 67, its steam pipe having been hit, was disabled, but towed away by the torpedo boat No. 70. The port engine of the torpedo boat Aotaka was damaged, but the ship is safe. Casualties of the flotiila: Tflree .wounded, two killed, but no other damake." FOURMEN S SV A LAKE SHORE PASSENGER : SH TRAIN NEAR ELYRiA, OHIO. WERE WELL DRESSED B'JT UNKNOWN. K?A. 0?.io. May 7.?Pour mi- j known men were killed by the I-ake .,. Shore west bound through passenger v train which passed through F.lyria a about S o'clock this morning-. The j , three men were found on the track a j J... mile east of town, while one was ear- I ried into the city in front of the en- j joc giue and dropped near the east ! ()f bridge. [ of 'r .:e first intimation of tlie accident I 1(J was a telegram uum tu%s u.f Sandusky. All four were neatly dress- jjc. fid. and apparently mechanics or la j:c borers. One of them had $G*?. but. -iere were no identifying- marks. It u.? is supposed that they stepped in front tj1( of the passenger train while avoiding se! an east bound train, and had their j.a back turned. j,c nif LYNCHERS p MUST BE PROSECUTED TO THE j FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW. SAVS GOVERNOR CUNNING- rei HAM, OF ALABAMA. 13 a MOBILE. Ala., May 7.?-In view of the recent lynchings of negroes in An- 1 a gusta and Baldwin counties, Acting Governor Cunningham has issued a ^ -1 statement to the public, explaining : his policy and declaring that lynchers must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, even if it becomes necessary to call an extra session of the legislature to make the laws go. He also addressed a circular letter to every. Circuit Court Judge Alabama. appealing to them to advise as dii to the best methods of enforcing laws and for co-operating in an effort to relieve the State from the odiun*. of J'ov the recent crimes. a:i VATFh "1 * V 8 SutlW J Br FOR A COMMITTEE TO PREPARE J MEMORIAL OF THE LATE Sa president Mckinley. be; 3 IcOS ANGELES, Cal., May 7.?By a. rising vote the Methodist Conference this morning appointed a com^ mittee to prepare a memorial of the late President McKinlev. A resolution, was. ad op ted. to bring about a new "T"f" evangelical movement to secure to Metnodism a million souls annually. It is rumored that the 1001 Quadrennial favors the old time Methodism. Bishop W. F. Mallalieu presided this morning. st a fja. GET MARRIED ! s. BACHELORS DON'T STAND jVlUCH j ' OF A CHANCE IN POSTAL SERVICE?PRESIDENT FA- j ] VORS LARGE FAMILIES. ! $11 j ( DES MOIIVES, la., iuay ?.? neicalter preference will be shown, to lee clerks who are married, especially SH those with larger families," is the tw Lext of a notice posted in the Des i Moines postotlicc to-day. Postmaster McKay stated the order ! came from the Postoflice Department rm at Washington. tin an mr A Letter For Monday. ^ "We will have an interesting letter in Monday's paper from our old friend, Col. R. R Fanf- **^w of Pasadena. California, on the political sit- ^ nation in old 'Monongaliale.". It will ho be watched for with interest by all who know Col. Fast. ne we The meeting of the Boat Club has ca been postponed until Monday evening ? * at eight o'clock, when it will be held mi at Dr. Bailey's office, on Water street All the members are urged to be present as a great deal of business will come up at this meeting. Re It is the Intention of the club to de have'different " kinds of athletics, es- Fa pecially boat racing, on July 4. Ar- ha rangeinenis arc being made to have Ti some o? .the best amateurs in Pennsylvania: and. Neiw York here at that < time. .OME MORE f PARTIALITY IOWN EY MAYOR?IT CASTS G GLOOM OVER OUR RADIANT COUNTENANCES. 1 Since writing the article concerning ? settling of the license fee by the mley Hotel. we have heard of sonicry unfair den liny on the part of q( tyor Kinsey, and we give it as we j aT t it. \Y. C. Prince. manager of the ' aI imswick Pool and Billiard Parlors. ! ce icle arrangement with rim city col-j vtl :tor to settle his license by the first ^ next week, but the mayor got wind ! it and notified the chief of police i Gf close the place to-day, if the license j ^ is not paid. Mr. Prince was noti- j q, d, and immediately paid for the | j-p ense, but wl-.en payment was made j j-j, rl>nt Air Voat.'s license I T*i is being carried over by order of j mayor until Mr. Yost was ready to :ile. an installment payment of $25 vingr been made. Mr. Mauley's pool jn ease has not. yet been paid, but the ar lyor hasn't asked to have his place ra seil. j?r \'ow, facts are facts and are mighty js ibborn things to get around. BAND CONCERTS S O '< riie Greater Fairmont Band will JfJ1 ider the following program on tlie 1 m! stand, Main street, at 7:110 this m* liu 2ning: March of The Citizen Soldier?J. S. \\'i ylor. _ Cc VledJey Overture?"Coming Thro" ,e Ryo"?M. F. Smith. \avajo ? Indian Characteristic troll?R. Van Alstyne. Medley?"Songs ol the Boys in tie"?E. P. Eattrendean. March--"Fargo Opera House"?E. Wrigiit. 2 \nona?"Intermezzo"?Vivian Gray. The band will be under its efficient cot or. Mr. F. J. Nelson. Junkins' Band. , ^ Junkins* band will render the foi- ' ring program at the corner of Main d .Madison streets at. 7:30 this even- , ' bit 'Roclianibeau" March??G. Aller. 3 ve r r. u re? V i gen t a?Hose y. ^ Scand Ins Duins?Frank Keebie. For-Get-Me-Not?Waltzes?Ellis B. f . du ooks. , be Hutchinson Cornmanderv Marcn? , , J*2 mtiel Stephens. r?w eet Old Songs?(Medley)?OalDixie Girl?.J. Bodewalt Lamp. BANK STATEMENT ? IE ASSOCIATED BANKS HOLD fr! i/ERY LARGE EXCESS OVER in) LEGAL REQUIREMENTS? an THAT IS ONE REASON so MONEY IS "CLOSE." \'EW YORK. .May 7.?The weekly .tement of the associated hanks toy shows the following changes: Reserve on all deposits $10,120,050. Reserve on deposits other than I", decrease $1,4SS,S75. t ' jVi t ?oans increase $21.,392,200. Specie decrease $4.535,600. Legal tenders decrease $1,496,200. Deposits U. S. including increase r,34 5,000. Circulation, increase $5,900. ; The Banks now hold in excess of ne ral requirements $22,724,200 against (je L029.S25 last year anil $2,401,000 iii >V?ll.-> j er Runaway Eoy May Be Here. | co Mrs. Hunt, of Grafton, calied up the j ab ivor's office this afternoon, and said j no at her 13-year-old son had run away iuj cl that, she thought he was in Fair- th ant. Chief Morgan is looking for sh u. fo ? ag The EaglesThe Eagles combined business with ch sasure last . night at the McCray th tel. in Primarily, the session was a busi- va ss one, but at an early hour this te is disposed of, and the meeting be- to me one of those social affairs for lich the Eagles are becoming fa>us. D. Dr. Lee Boyers' Property Sold. Je National Bank Examiner Chas. W to >binson has bought the fine res-- ca nee property of Dr. Lee Boyers on th .irmont avenue. This is one of the in ndsomest homes in that section, vt i? consideration Is $14,000. w; ??? V - t: fr G. F. Carrell wilAeave Monday od ec business trip tqA /|entucky. to PITTSBURG ? ER2ER CARRIAGE COMPANY S HOUSE 13 WRAPPED IN FLAMES?JOSEPH HORNE DRY GOODS STORE IN DANGER. PITTSBURG, I'enna., Slay 7.?The it-lie r Carriage Company Warehouse id Factory, corner ol' Fifth street \s nl Duquesne Way. the largest con- Sk rn ol' the kind in Western Pennsyltnia. is enveloped in llanies and will jS mlitless lie destroyed. An immense stock of fine vehicles all kinds was carried by the firm. - 'A: very narrow alley separates the . Api erlier building from the Joseph ;A, orne Dry Goods establishment. The > orne building is In groat danger. le fire broke out about 11:10 o'clock. .yjg The cause Is not. yet known. PITTSBURG. May 7.?(Later)?The % flammable nature of the building: I i<l contents caused the fire to spread ; plilly and to assume threatening oportlotis. The fire originated, it believed, from the explosion of a .s engine tinder the floor of the eletor shaft. Twenty-five employes espetl injury but had narrow escapes. " j te fire was tinder control by 11:40 dock. The Joseph Home store, ad- - ,'.4 ning was not damaged. The loss to ' i Heritor Company stock is estf- as it"',I about SS5.000, fully covered by ui ranee. The loss on the building which is formerly occupied by the Spear ."T mpaiiy Plough Works and Founy and which covered nearly one -.jg 11 a block is estimated at SGO.OOO. ' : stirnnce partial. ' MR. SNODGRASS DEAD. ?j isccd Away at Cook's Hospital Last Night?Was Well Liked By A.II Who Knew Hitr.. t'l.-m Snmlcrnss tiled at Cook's . ispltal last night at 10:15 o'clock. : le cause of his death was a com- ;?j Ication of heart and stomach trouis. The remains were taken to-day ; his father's home at Monongah, 9 lero U.e funeral services will he V; hi Sunday evening at four o'clock. M -v. .1. Engle. of this city, will con- A, ct the services. The remains will ;T| taken to St. John's Chapel, near . ,,v lirvicw. Monday morning, for burial. -i; Mr. Snodgrass was the sou of fg [ lire II. i.. Snodgrass. of Monongah. a was 1 1 years old, and unmarried. j;l air brothers and one sister survive in. They are: Jeremiah, Sloph'en, ilj. 10. C? and I .aura M., wife of J. -ifs . Dudley, of Farmington. Mr. Snodgrass was everybody's end. He was sociable, always havi a friendly word for his acquaint- ? ees, tint his many friends will be rrv to learn of his death. w fY HAVE BEEN LIVING IN A ?1 SEWER FOR THIRTY DAYS. HUMANE SOCIETY IS INVESTIGATING CASE. - I Some of the citizens living: on Bar- ::y street have been annoyed a great al for the past month by the con- ~ -g iuous barking of a dog. The ani- - 7 ' ^ il. so it is claimed, went into a sew- j. and became fastened so that he uld not net out. That took place f| out thirty days aso. From the : ise the dog makes he must be liv- r j: tin sewer gas. A few days after e animal became fastened, some one ot into the sewer and. he was quiet r a day or two, but tben he began ain. gaaaaB The report came to the Humane Sony and Chief Morgan was notified nfinrnnnn TTe went down and . . vesugated, but found it to be a pri.te. sewer, which he had no right to ar up. He referred the case, bacfe . :j the Humane Society. 1 Officer After Him. The stand built by the King's r; aughters on the corner of Main and Person streets was recently rented an Italian. The building is' lo- ; ? .ted some twenty feet off Main, and " A e foreigner has been gradually pit- . :i g his goods and empty boxes in this icant spot until the window of Cpaaay's pharmacy was entirely blocked om view.' Yesterdayan officer caus1 him-to hunt a less prominent place