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VOLUME I. ~ FAIE5IONT, WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. MAY 14, 190L ~ NUMBER 23. 1 ? ? "-* ? ??? ? *a ! ? /tB\m rws ANOTHER . SUICIDE AN INMATE OF RHEA GRAY'S PLACE BECAME TIRED OF LIFE AND DRANK CARBOLIC ACID. SHE WAS KNOWN BY THE NAME OF MABEL COMBS BUT HER REAL NAME WAS HALLIE ROBINSON. Lastnight about one o'clock Coroner Amos received a call to come to the house run by Rhea Gray on Cherry avenue. Upon arriving there he found one of the inmates of her house dead. Dr. Fitch had been called, but she was dead, when he got there. The people at the house claim thu* the srlrl. who went by the name of t Mabel Combs, but whose real nam -was Hallie Robinson', went to her room ! alone about 11 o'clock and at 12:30 - she was found dead. A bottle label-.-f carbolic acid showed how she came to her death. They also claimed that the bottle contained nearly- two ounces of the deadly stuff, which, if true, ' would hare killed her in a few minutes. The girl had been drinking heavily for several days. She had threatened at different times to kill herself. She said she came here from Kingmont, where her father lived at the time, hut now she thought he lived at Wallace. This morning Undertaker Cunningham called Kingmont and found her father there, who said he would come here at once, y The unfortunate girl told the colored cook that she would not be there this morning. No cause is given for the act. It is supposed she was drunk and was tired of her miserable existence and decided to commit the deed. Joseph Robinson, father of the girl, and one of her brothers, came down from Kingmont about ten o'clock. The, "blather ir*a*mTnef at that place." and" says he has always tried to teach his children to do right. He had not seen his daughter for three months, and . did not think sh& was in such a place as. site was. He seems to be a good man, and it was a pitiful sight to see him and his son weeping over her corpse. No inquest was held as the evidence -was so strong in favor of suicide. At noon to-day the acid had eaten out at the side of her neck. This afternoon Madame Gray and some of her women are giving testimony before Justice Amos, which will be taken in the place of an inquest. The funeral arrangements have not yet been mad^. ........ ...... THINKS PENNSYLVANIA WILL NOMINATE M'CLELLAN. NEW YORK, May 13.?Harry W. Walker, Secretary of the aqueduct commission, returned to-day from a two -week's tour through the Southern States to promote tlie candidacy of <3eorge B. McClellan for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He declared the prospects for- the New "York mayor brighter than for either - Hearst or Parker. He said the Parker iboom had collapsed. "I -talked with a great many con jgressmen and influential politicians in the various States, arid when the name of George B. McClellan was suggested tney asked: 'Who will pre.sent hiiu to the convention? New York is tied up with the uuit rule.' I told them I had reason to believe from my conversation with Pennsylvania leaders that Pennsylvania woud nominate hi and I- think it will." The Son of a General Captured. I WASHINGTON. May ] l.The .Tai>-anese Legation this morning received the following advices from Tokio: General Kuroki, commander of the "First Army Coips, repoits that on May 7 a detachment of our iroops occupied i dCuan Tien Chang. On May 11 anothj -er infantry detachment pursued the enemy's cavalry which was retreati ing fromFheu Hsi Chan and captured ; two privates and one Lieutenant, the |L '.latter the son of a general." . Escorted to the City Lock-up. The young colored man who worked ; at the B. & O. station as porter, while i tlie regular one was oil duty, celebrated pay-day by getting quite a "bunch of .booze on board. He was awakened from a sound sleep at noon and proceeded to vent his wrath on -everyone in sight. Gould and "Morris escorted, hiin to the city lock-up. ! MINERS' ! STRIKE Will Soon Be Settled, Is the Report Now Current. COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 14.?A settlement, of the miners' strike which is now on in sub-districts five and six. which takes in ail of eastern Ohio and part of West Virginia, can for- witv?ir? tho npvt few davs. At the headquarters of the Ohio Mine Worlters, Percy Savage stated that a number of operators in two districts have signed agreements and expected the trouble -would soon be settled. w.v7u. w6n 'again yesterday over wooster university?fairmont normal was defeated by w. v. u. reserves. MORGANTOWN, \V. Va? May 14.? (Special.)?At Wooster, Ohio, yesterday, \v. V. U. defeated Wooster University by a score of 8 to 7. "Lefty" I Core, who played several games with J Fairmont, was the hero. With three I men on bases and two out in the ninth J inning he cleared the bases with a pretty three-bagger. The second team of the University defeated the Normal team by a sc >re of 15 to 9 at Morgantown Friday. -i-i -s-j. port arthur .j. may have fallen. -j. 4- + J. PARIS, May 14.?An uncmArmed rumor is in circulation A. here that Port Arthur has ?al le 1 -J. J. "with a loss of 10,000 men in the -J. engagement. i. . -J. PARIS, May 14.?2:30 P. M.? .J. -J. A special edition of the news- .j. -J- paper ha France prints a tele- ?J. ?? gram from St. Petersburg reiter- ^ J. ating the rumor that Port Arthur A has fallen. .J. -2.J. PARIS, May 14.?Later.?The A -J? telegram adds: The Port fell -A J. after a fierce fight in which it J. estimated that over 10,000 were -A 4. killed. ^ J. The news is concealed in off .J. J* cial circles, though a personal -J. friend of an officer of the general A> J. staff is reported to have sail! A -? that consternation is painted 011 A the faces of all the government A J. officials. . -A, A A A A A AAA A A AAA V V 4 V V V V i V V i V * i A Slight Blaze. Some of the old shacks which were formerly useci Dy nouoes m. me eiv?iie.v of Contractor Ferguson, burned down last night. They were located just back of the scale house. Drew a Small Crowd. The "Ranch King," presented at the Grand last night, under the auspices of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, drew a very small crowd. The order made some money on the venture, but r.ct as much as they should. The show was better than the ordinary. SYRIANS AND TURKS Are Shut Out From the Isthmus of Panama. MARSEILLES, France, May 14.? T'iie government of Panama has not i fied American Consul Skinner that an order has been promulgated prohibiting the immigration of Syrians and Turks to the Isthmus. The order resulted from the fact that a large number of Levantines have arrived here intending to gp to Panama. Is At Cook Hospital. Mrs. Laura Ogden, of Bridgeport, is at the Cook Hospital for surgical treatment. Florodora To Be Launched. The yaclit Florodora, which was built in this city by George Fletcher and B. E. Spring, was taWen to the river -last evening. To-day the preparations for launching it are going on, and it will probably be launched this evening. This is the first real boat to be launched in Fairmont. Mrs. W. N. Morrow, of Water street, whose illness we mentioned some days ago, is better at this time. 'MANY NAVAL 'OFFICERS ATTENDED THE Y.-M. C. A. MEETINGS AT BUFFALO LAST \ NIGHT. C. P. TITUS. AN AMERICAN YOUTH, SHARED THE APPLAUSE OF THE ASSEMBLY WITH MISS GOULD. BUFFALO. X. Y? May 14.?At last night's session of the International Y. M. C. A. convention, the land and sea forces of the Nation were represented. It was a session given over chiefly to the work of a number of branches of the Y. M. C. A. First and foremost of those in attendance was the idol of the navy. Miss Helen M." Gould. One of the highest of the officers of the navy was present in the person of Rear Admiral Higginson. Then there were twenty sailors from the battleship Massachusetts, the first-class cruiser Minneapolis and the receiving ships Hancock and Franklin. I Representing the land forces were a group of commissioned officers from Fort Porter, about 100 enlisted men from that post, and o bright-faced lad who almost divided the share of applause with Miss Gould. He was- C. P. Titus, an American soldier, who was the first of the rescuing party to climb over the wall of Pekin to help the beleaguered Christians there. He is now a cadet at West Point. Over tour tliousaiiu peisuus =0... ... convention hall io hear c*f the Army an.fl Navy work. A feature of the evening was an impromptu reception by Miss Gould lo the sailors and'soldiers, after the regular program had been rendered. A couple hundred civilians dropped in line after tire warriors, and Miss Gould cordially shook-hands' with all of them. President MacFarland, of the convention, presided at last night's meeting until he turned it over to William Stone, of New York, chairman of the Army and Navy work. Occupying seats-in the front row on the stage were! Rear Admiral Higginson, Chaplain A. Randolph, of the U. S. Army; Col. John J. McCormiclc, of New York, formerly of I the U. S. Army, and Robert E. Speef. of New York. In the second row on the right of the stage sat Miss Gould and her party. She carried an immense bunch of pipk roses, the gift of , the sailors. Chairman Sloan gave a review of the navy work of the Association, and in doing so made mention I of C. P. Titus, "the hero of Pekin. who I is with us to-night." The big hall immediately became a j din of applause, and young nius, ciau in cadet garb, half arose from his seat directly behind Miss Gould to acknowledge the outburst. Mr. Sloan started to talk again, but the applause continued, and Mr. Titus had to stand up. Mr. Sloane twice referred to a member of the woman's auxiliary, and although no name was mentioned, Miss Gould, clasping a big bunch of roses to her breast, had to half arise, amid a storm of applause from those in the auditorium and on the stage. As Rear Admiral Higginson spoke a hugle sounded and all the ears on the stage came to attention. "i hardly expect (o blow in this fashion," he remarked. I came, here to tell you of the great and lasting benefit done to the Navy by ...e work of the Y. M. C. A. That organization lias arranged it so at certain ports, when a sailor gets shore leave, he can go to a place where he ear. avoid the dangers 01 land." Chaplain J. A. Randolph, of the S. Army, stationed at Port Leavenworth. and Col. John J. McCook each gave brief addresses on army work and the formal program was concluded. Premier George W. Ross, of Ontario, said: "It is a great thing to see (laughter) walking side by side and the British lion and the meek Iamb a little child?this fifty year old association?leading them both." Mr. Ross spoke of Morse, Cyrus \V. Fields. Grant and Lincoln. A chorus of yells went up when Premier Ross exclaimed: "What would the Russians give to-day for a General Grant or an Admiral Sampson in her tremendous struggle with Japan?" A reception was given last evening by Mrs. Robert Livingston on Fryer In honor of Miss Gould. This afternoon the delegates will be taken to Niagara Falls by Erie Railroad Company. FAIRMONT AERIE OF EAGLES SAV A FEW THINGS TO FA I RVtCNT PEOPLE CONCERNING THE PERFORMANCE AT THE GRAND LAST NIGHT, AND THE SMALL HOUSE WHICH GREETED THEM. We, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of Fairmont Aerie No. 552, wish to ex- j press our sincere thanks to the public | who patronized the play given by us I last night at the ~,rand Opera House for the beneut of the local lodge. We j made a special effort to produce a good, clever and up-to-date perrTtu ance. which we think was highly )preciated by a., who attended. The performance was well staged and produced without an error of any kind. We regret exceedingly lo say that we were not patronized by the public at large, as we should have been, and that a great many other attractions of less theatrical value have been honored by a much larger attendance. This performance was not given, to increase the amount in the treasury of our Aerie?it was given in order that we might raise funds with which to help defray the expenses of oui five delegates and the Greater Fairmont Band to attend the Tri-State convention of the order, which is to be held at Wheeling on -Tune 1-t, 15, 1(1 and 17. At this convention there will be five delegates from each Aerie in the States of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. On June IGth, which is Parade Day, there will be in line between 2,000 and 3,000 members of the different Aeries. And, as Fairmont Aerie is honored with the distinction oS being one of the best and mort progressive in the order, and which v ill be represented at~th.iB . convention. '.ve are endeavoring to put in line or. this occasion the best possible appearance. We have arranged to have with,, us on Parade Day one of the best brass bands in the State, namely, the Gr eat er Fairmont Band. We have selected as delegates to this convention, live of our best members and citizens. These delegates are going to this convention with the intention of landing the Tri-State convention at Fairmont next year, v'.::ch, if they are successful in doing, v. iI! bring thousands of people to Fairmont, and also a large amount of money to I the business interests of this city. Owing to our rank, as one of the best Aeries in the organization, we have good assurances that we, will be successful in bringing this convention to ; Fairmont in 1995. In view of the motive in which this entertainment was given,'we feel thai the lack of interest displayed by the theater-going people was unjust in the extreme, and we insist that they missed a very rare treat. We have had several other lioin tal cut and local benefit performances given at the Grand Opera House during the past season, which hay. all been well patronized, and we do not feel that any of tuem have been more for the interest of the city of b airmont in general than the one given at the Grand last night by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and at which it was noted the people of Fairmont do not know a good tiling when they see it. The attendance was disgracefully cmoil n worthv cause. We do not want to be understood that this brings any bearing on our order, or will in any way interfere with the success of the delegation, and attendance in general at this convention; nor will it make us loss eager to have the next Tri-State convention at Fairmont. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is young yet. but it is rapidly increasing in membershoj} and its influence is being felt all over the country; it is one of the best fraternal, social and beneficial organizations in America, and has among its members just as good men as exist. Wo will show the citizens of Fairmont within the next-year that we will have cne of the largest and most influential organizations in this country. The Weather. ... . 1 4?WoKt Vir WAOriii\uiWii x. ? ginia-?Showers to-nigh,'; colder in Eastern portion. Western Pennsylvania?Showers tonight; cooler in Southern portion; Sunday fair; fresh Westerly winds. Ohio?Fair to-night except showers along the lake. Sunday- fair; warmer in* extreme Southwest portion; fresh Westerly winds. NO IRtlill I IN REPORT! REGARDING THE OBJECT OF CAR- j DINAL SATOLLI'S VISIT. SAYS THE A?Oo. ^LIC DELEGATION. u-,xsHTX(,TOX. Mav I-I.?'The fol- i lOwinr; statement was made yesterday by the Apostolic _ elegat.on: " ?\"e are authoritatively informed i ere is 110 truth whatever hi the current report regarding the object of Cardinal Satolll's proposed visit to American hierarchy. The American , having arisen in ecclesiastical circles . on account of the alleged American ) spirit of liberty and the absolution ot , Rome. , "There is no friction whatever he- , tween the Apostolic delegate and the American hierarchy The American . bishops are united and in perfect ac- j cord with the views of the Holy Father ] and Home is not apprehensive that , they will ever be otherwise." , UN YOU i IS BEING HELD AT MANNINGTON < FOR THE MURDER OF THE i MANNINGTON LAUNDRY- 1 MAN. i Coroner Amos has received a letter j from Superintended of Detectives \ McQuaide. of Pittsburg:, stating that $ tin You was being beld at. that place t as the supposed murderer of Ait Jung. Che- Chinese laundryman at llannington. Suj>t. McQuade wants to know what is to he done vith the man. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Lowe is trying to get some one to come down from jYIannington to make the complaint. as he alone can do nothing. The people at .Mannington believe that it is a case of suicide and that 17n You had nothing tuTio "with it; v -I- '1' -S v 'b -I- ~l~ -!- -? -r : -b J. IT RAINED .J. *. j* But Many Went to East Fair- ?? * * mont Park. T" *1* Although the weather waa bad a large number of people went f* down to attend the opening of ? -? y* East Fairmont Park this after A. noon. This evening the storm ? ? has broken and all i>resent are *? J having a good time. A special f* excursion will he run for thoss J* desiring to go down to-night. -IV V * MEYERSDALE COMPANY WINS _ n ri Commerce Commission Decides B and t O. Discriminated With Car*. r r Washing ton, d. c., May v.\? (] The Inter-State Commerce Commission j has announced its decision, which is a adverse to the railroad, in the case of ^ the Glade Coal Company, of Meyers- c dale, against the Baltimore and Ohio ^ Railroad Company. The commission r holds iliac the ctetenaant s reiusai iu t furnish cars to complainants at Mcy ^ ersdale and Keystone Junction, while t furnishing them to complainants' c conipetitors at other points, was indue a and unlawful discrimination, for which g complainants are entitled to repara- ] tion. v It also holds the road guilty of vio- c lating the law in making certain charges, for the transportation of coal v when it is loaded by tipple and exact- j, ing a higher charge when it is loaded j in some other way. ^ ? A number of Fairinonters will be in- j terested in the above?Clarence r Robinson and others?as they followed j almost the same kind of a case to the ^ United States Circuit Court at Rich r mond, Va., and lost out. They will j now probably follow in the footsteps ^ - - - - A or.1. frvr of tne yieyersuaie iiuopiu aim ?*>.. ( justice at the hands of the Inter state ( Commerce Commission. t Mrs. Bartholow Buried. l Tlio funeral services of Mrs. Otis < Bartholow- were held at the home this i afternon by Rev. J. Engle. A large ' number of friends were present to pay : their last respects ?to one whom they ; had known only to love. Interment i was made in Fairmont cemetery. A UKfcAI STATE !S WEST VIRGINIA?THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS FROM "MONEY." A PAPER PUBLISHED BY THE FINANCE COMPANY* OF PITTSBURG. OF WHICH CEO. P. EDWARDS IS PRESIDENT. Very wonderful Ks the State ol West Virginia. Wonderful in its opportuni:ies for gaining wealth, wonderful as 1 storehouse of treasure and wonder'ul in the character of its business iicn. "Money" could be no more sincere in anything than in advising young men of character and ability, who are desirous of obtaining position inu wean n. iu k" 1nna <n t u.>.*j. ??* w_<w fortunes hav e been made there a the: js ast few years and many men have V tallied more than a competence simply as the result of riglit-directed euleavor. This whole State is a mas3 of uineral wealth, oil and gas uruler! dug fho ground, which might honestly be termed a mass of coal. While capiat has been attracted .to the State n u large measure, yet it has ucen, in. consideration of the opportunities, ft nfinitcsimal in effect. During the last ivu years, towns have boon springing ip everywhere and where, three or our years ago. some of the larger 'vVnfgjB rossessed but three or four men whose vealth could be counted as above '< >100,000. now in each of these there ' S ire at least, twenty who have tnore . Si han that amount of money, an J the 1100,000 men are to-day millionaires. | rito somewhat worn quotation, "just, icratched over" applies to West Vircinla, as while some men have grown. WMm ich by reason of their Investments here, the real wealth of the State has icarcely been touched. Fairmont, W. Vn? is a fair sample >f the thriving communities ofcbjioasttow ; Tn'-WSfct Virginia. This is a he'&ttiifail dt.y, which Is practically a growth of he last five years. It contains ?:*' lanilsome business bloctcs as can bt . 'omul in the old cities of the East, mi! hundreds of handsome rest'.'ouces. nan.v of which cost from 000 to >60,000. It has street cars and sto vs n which the highest grade of rner- > ihamlise is sold. Its banks are contacted in the best possible manner, ts score of manufactories are all mating profits and its population Is increasing at a rate far in excess of he ability of the city to house the >eople coming in. An illustration of he progression of the town is found ti,? thof ivmitntrp on fho main. 1 ": /S'S itreel sells for $1,000 per foot, at vhich price many sales havj licea V nade. The first noticeable character- " stlc which appeals to the stranger islting Fairmont is the spirit of busiless activity which everywhere preails. Secondly, would come to not ce he intense amount of force possessed y Fairmont business men. Another lOticeable feature is the predomflance of the young men and it is. hese young men who have made Foixrioiit. They are to a certain extent neu wlio have grown up in the inaneliato vicinity of Fairmont, but the >usine.ss circles of the city contain ;Iso many PennsyJvanians who "nave *; >een attracted to tho State by reason >f the apparent opportunities for sailing wealth in the city itself o- in its ni-rhtfirhnorl. Where four yeirs ago ho re were only five men in the city vorth S 100,000/ there are now more . v.V han 100 men worth that large amount iach. while the few who wetc rated. is $100,000 men previous to four years I *'.i5 igo are now in the millionaire class. , rhe greatest part o? the increase in vealtli has come from investments In oal. oil and real estateAn interesting fact m contiecnon vith this city on the upper Monungalela is that as the waters which pass . " "'.v Fairmont finally come to Pittsburg, so loes the business of Fairmont look to >ittsb?rg as its natural outlet. In Fairmont a great deal of Pittsburg nouey is already invested and 1' --p ndications a great deal more of Pittsmrg money will go to this city in the tear future. The Fairmont hanks ceep their reserve accounts in puts>urg. The merchants buy their stock >f goods from Pittsburg and in in pther ways are binding ties between lite t-wo cities being established, fmong the attractive features of Fairmont are the shipping facilities.' Raliating from Fairmont are railroads' ^ -unning east, north, south and . wmmm svbich give the same freight rates us Pittsburg- has. The result, of these good shipping facilities is rapidly rmtk- /' Ing Fairmont an ? important jobbing center. The greatest industrial irt