w jfeirnumt Wctd Hirgitiiim.
VOLUME I. ~ FAIE5IONT, WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. MAY 14, 190L ~ NUMBER 23.
1 ? ? "-* ? ??? ? *a ! ? /tB\m rws
AN INMATE OF RHEA GRAY'S
PLACE BECAME TIRED OF
LIFE AND DRANK CARBOLIC
SHE WAS KNOWN BY THE NAME
OF MABEL COMBS BUT HER
REAL NAME WAS HALLIE
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
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
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
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.
Will Soon Be Settled, Is the Report
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.
w6n 'again yesterday over
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
The second team of the University
defeated the Normal team by a sc >re
of 15 to 9 at Morgantown Friday.
port arthur .j.
may have fallen. -j.
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. 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.
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
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
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.
ATTENDED THE Y.-M. C. A. MEETINGS
AT BUFFALO LAST
C. P. TITUS. AN AMERICAN YOUTH,
SHARED THE APPLAUSE OF
THE ASSEMBLY WITH MISS
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
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
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
SAV A FEW THINGS TO FA I RVtCNT
PEOPLE CONCERNING THE
PERFORMANCE AT THE
GRAND LAST NIGHT, AND THE
SMALL HOUSE WHICH
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.
... . 1 4?WoKt Vir
WAOriii\uiWii x. ?
ginia-?Showers to-nigh,'; colder in
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
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 ,
"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
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
J. IT RAINED .J.
j* But Many Went to East Fair- ??
* * mont Park.
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
Commerce Commission Decides B and t
O. Discriminated With Car*. 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- ]
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.
!S WEST VIRGINIA?THE FOLLOWING
ARTICLE IS FROM
"MONEY." A PAPER
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
xml | txt