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:' VORUME I. FAIRMONT. WEST VIRGINIA. FK I ID AY ~~ MAA 20, 1904. NUMBER 28.
A MOTION j
"THAT NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSE
CAUSED A GREAT SURPRISE
AT THE PRESBYTERIAN
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A VERY UNUSUAL STATE OF AF;
FAIRS BY WHICH DR. J. A.
HENRY WAS ELECTED
BUFFALO. JC. Y., May 20.?Friends
of the Rev. Dr. J. Addison Henry, of .
.Philadelphia, at the Presbyterian As
.sembly yesterday afternoon elected (
Last night and this morning the j
-delegates and visitors talked of how
the assembly had surprised itself. j
Dr. Henry's nomination was second ted
by the Rev. John F. Carson, of .
Every one knew that there were two t
more candidates and when fully a
minute passed without any one get- j (
ting up to make another nominating }
speech, those in front turned around f
in wonder. Dr. Moffat, considered the .
leading candidate," sat in one of the .
.front .seats looking somewhat dis- c
turbed. The Rev. Ross Stevenson, ^
pastor of the Fifth avenue Presbyterian
church. Is ew York, had been se- _
"lected to nominate Dr. Moffat, while
the Rev, Henry T. McClelland, of Pitts- ^
burg, was to second his nomination.
Neither of them sat close to Dr. Mof- .
Farther back in the church sat an-other
leading candidate, the Rev. How- J
ard Agnew Johnston, of New York. ^
Dr. C. S. Dickey, of Indianapolis, had
itoeen selected by Dr. Johnston's friends
to make the nomination speech for
him, while Dr. A. H. Evans, of New
York, was to second Dr. Johnston's ^
^nomination. Neither Dr. Stevenson
-nor Dr. Dickey arose.
Each wanted to nominate his man ^
v?<aii?wrm*r a <r*erf-a.in Tires t. ice would
-ensue and so each waited for the oth- '
After a wait of -a couple of minutes, '
"With no indication of further nomina- ^
tions being made, the Rev. A. E. Ed- .
win Keigwin, of Newark, jumped up ^
-and said: "Mr. Moderator, I move you
nthat the nominations close."
Many .seemed to regard the motion !
as a joke and it was believed this ^
would surely stir to action those who
?' were to make further nominations.
A volume of ayes responded first
and then came a volume of noes. The
'-Moderator decided t^iat the ayes had a
-it and declared the motion carried. The r
-assembly seemed stunned for an in- stant,
as it realized that further nominations
"I move that the nomination of Dr.
'Henry be made unanimous," spoke up s
Dr. Johnston, one of, the candidates 1
who had been shut out by the passing 0
of the previous motion.
Deep silence prevailed among the s
delegates as the moderator put the
motion. A loud volume of ayes responded
and not a single no was ut- 11
"iered. N '
Expressions of surprise were heard 1
on all sides.
"That heats anything I ever heard" c
-and "well I never saw anything like 1
that before" were the expressions '
.heard on every side from the six hun- '
-dred or more delegates. "I had no c
idea of being elected," said the modest ?
old Dr. Henry after it was all over. 1
""I was sure as I am living that Dr.
Moffat would be elected." ?
"me Jtev. j. auuisuii ncui j, im. 11%-..
moderator, is pastor of the Princeton *
-church of Philadelphia. He comes of 1
; .splendid ministerial stock, his name '
' isuggesting the old commentator, 1
\ "whom all Presbyterians the world 1
> -over revere and consider as yet the '
j greatest of them all. Dr. Henry was 1
S' born at Cranbttry; N. V.. CS years ago. '
His father was Rev. C. C. Henry, '
X). D. Dr. Henry was graduated from
' the College of New Jersey, now '
It Princeton, University, in 1S57, and at '
|| Princeton Theological Seminary in '
Bi; TSGO, going direct from the Seminary 1
I to his present church which has been
"his only pastorate. I
Some Miscreant Put a Bullet Last
I Some one shot through the window
"Of T. IV. Arnett's hardware store last
' might. No one seems to know anyiV
k thing about the shooting, but a small
, "hole in the window shows where the
I- "ball went through. From the size of
! the hole the bullet could not have been
j larger than a 32-calibre.
j intermediate Court,
i *riip sneelal term of Intermediate
Ife- Court which has been going 011 since
f. "Wednesday, has been taking .up the
time with chancery orders.
OWNED BY THf MONONGAHELA
FISHING CLUB IS DESCRIBED
AS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST
SPOTS ON EARTH.
THE SCENERY ALONG THE IV] CNONGaH
ELA RIVER IS UNEXCELLED
IN THE UNITED
STATES, SAY STEAMBOAT
The Monongahela Fishing Club's
"Farm,"at Little Falls,is,without exaggeration.
one of llie prettiest spots on
earth. Travelers on the Pittsburg division-of
the E. & O. ami on the river,
have commented upon the beauty of
his place, and have wondered why it
has net er been utilized for this purpose
before. The only explanation is
.hat navigation on the river here is
ieeing its first summer, tvhiie .Morganown
has her Cheat.
The "Farm" is situated a few hunIred
feet below, and across the river
Tom Little Falls, and forms a prom- I
mtory from which a long view of the i
iver can he had from each side. !
Hie tract which the boys have pur:hased
is an ideal one lor every pur>ose.
The land slopes gently l'rom
he river to the extreme boundary line,
ind a rustic bridge, which spans a
hallow ravine, the large shade trees,
he flowers and ferns, anil a-few large
tainted boulders, make it a place of
>eauty to the eye.
In the center of-the of the cleared
lortion, stands .the two buildings
vhich have been erected this spring,
toil-, are commodious affairs, two
tories high and connected by a eovred
walk. The first one contains the
lub house and lobby, and the second
he dining room and sleeping apartnents.
A third building is for the use
if the band, which the boys expect
o employ frequently this summer,
tist below the houses is a large grove
if trees, extending back quite a disance
from the water's edge, hock
Co. 12 is about two hundred yards beow
the "Farm," and is supposed to
e the best lock on the rK'er for fishng
imrposes. Steamboat men who
tave nayigaled all the streams in this
lection of the United States, say that
he Monongahela is the most picturisque
of them all; that is, between
"airmont and Idorgantown. The
leauty of this stream can he appreiated
from nowhere except its center,
the opening will be held Sunday next,
^ lwurc ovo o-vnorf iri e* ail im
ill* mc t. ? tiense
crowd of their friends to come
lown and share their new home for o.
Fred Haymond, Leon Coombs and
'harlie McDonald have labored incesantly
for lliree weeks to get the place
n shape, and they have just about
onr pieced their task. Saturday night
rill see everything running just as it
Notes From the Farm.
"Happy" sa3's Charley Boy is a failire
as a cool;. "Happy" and "Cooney" I
aught a nice string of fish down at
lie lock during the first few days of j
lr=dr stay. Charley was doing the j
looking, (only "Happy" didn't call it
hat) and didn't prepare much besides
bead and butter, banking heavily on
he finny tribe for the main feature
if their meal. "Happy" describes it
is a cannibal cock-tail, with a dough>ail
Two show boats liven things up considerably
at the "Farm." The Great
iVhale, sixty-five feet lonfi, is one of
he attractions, and a medicine show
s the other. "Cooney" is wanted by
>oth companies for his high-diving
irociivities. He and Charley Eoy,
vith their girls started for the medi:ine
show in a row-boat. "Cooney"
was the last one out of the boat and
n stepping to the landing, lost liis
? K: font <?if trntpr.
jatance ami ieu imu
"Happy"' mournfully started for the
coroner, but Charlie Boy and a couple
if men fished "Cooney" out. An actor
oaned him some clothes, which chanced
to be a Dutch make-up. Charlie
Boy swears that "Cooney's" girl didn't
mow who was sitting beside her until
the show was nearly ot er.
'" 1 iappy" says that if he can't break
Bill, (Ern McCoy's dog) of licking all
the whitewash off the stones, he will
get a car load of "Bill's" favorite dish,
namely, paving bricks.
"Bill" got mixed up with a polecat
one night last week and insisted
upon sleeping with "Happy." That's
the night they "spent in throwing
stones at "Bill."
A Na^rnvAf PfiCaoe.
Charles Fisher, one OH the janitors
at the Court-house, came near being
seriously hurt yesterday. He was fixing
something about one lof the windows
at tne Court-house when the rope
which holds it pulled out, letting the
window fall. It just missed him, but
if it had hit him square, he would not
be working to-day. ^ ^\
| TO BE HELD AT BOOTHSVILLE,
MARION COUNTY, MAY 23-24-rEVERYSODY
Below we give the program for the !
farmers' institute to be held at Booths- j
vilie. May 23-24- The institute-is held j
under the auspices of the State Board
of Agriculture. Everybody is invited
Monday. May 23, 1:30 P. M.
Address of Welcome?G. F. Ciclland,
"The Strong and Faithful Tie of
Agriculture?Prof. T. C. Atlceson.
| "Why Should Boys stay 011 mu
j Farm"?R. F. Lowe and E. L. Nixon.
I Discussion?"Dairying on tlie FSrin"
Richard Jlanley and George Nuzum.
Discussion ? "Chemical Fertilizers
and Their Use." Prof. Atkeson.
Discussion?"Fruit Growing." G. W.
Sutherland and Abram Righter.
Tuesday, May 24, 9:30 A. M.
"What Stock is Most Preferable for
Farmers to Raise," G. \V. Reynolds
and B. K. JIartin.
Discussion?"Animal Breeds and :
Breeding," Prof. Atkeson.
Discussion?"Breeding and Feeding
Swine for Profit," H. B. Scrannage
and James McCann.
Discussion?"Animal Feeds and '
Feeding," Prof. Atkeson.
Afternoon Session, 1:30 P. M.
"Are We Neglecting the Most Important
Crop Raised on the Farm, the
Boys and Girls?" Rev. Jones and Rev.
Discussion?"Go to Dinner Wheal
the Bell Rings," Prof. Atkeson.
"The Farmer's Interest in the Tax
Question," Dr. T. F. Laniiam.
Election of officers.
It Will Be Before Long Most Likely.
Judge Mason will hole] a special
term of Circtm. Court to-morrow afternoon
for the purpose of extending the
corporate limits of the town of Monongah.
Tlie limits will he extended to
include the new Park which is being
lixed up just beyond the town. This
will be done so that the Park will be
i under the protection of the police.
4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- * 4- 4- 4- 4v
The Deadlock Not Broken. -?
J. SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 20.? .f.
2. Governor Yates asking for a re- v
2. cess of ton days, Lowden want- 2.
J. ing thirty, and Denecn threaten- ?
- - " x '_ -r -r ?_
ing to throw ins lorces 10 nam- -jlin,
the outlook is very uncertain
in the gubernatorial contest.
rj. The friends of Hamlin predict
J. his nomination this evening.
Funeral Services at the Home.
The funeral services of Harold Benilett,
the little child of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Patterson, were conducted, at the
home in the Fifth ward, this after
T Pnolf. 7-Tnrold WOllld
J Juuu, uj J v*- ?. ?J . -?
Iiave been 2 years old in June, and was
their youngest child. He will be sadly
missed by Mr. and Mrs. Patterson
and their neighbors. The remains
were taken to tVooiilawn cemetery.
Funeral of William Levelle.
The funeral services of William Levelle,
who died at the City Hospital
yesterday, were hehl at the Diamond
street M. E. church this afternoon by
Rev. O. D. King. A large number of
friends and relatives were present.
The remains were taken to Maple
Grove cemetery for interment.
Officials on the Pawpaw Branch.
A party of Federal Coal Company
officials, including President Charles
Donnelly, "of PiLtsburg, L. W. Ruth
' and Clair Stilhvagon, of Connellsville,
i and J. P. Brennen, of Scottdale, were
i taken over the Pawpaw branch of the
: B. & O. this morning by General. Yardmaster
W. R. Rlggs, in a special train.
MANY INTERESTING DOINGS OF
CUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE
We note with pleasure thai orders I
have been issued by the City Council j
to construct a side-walk from tlx; Scott, j
Hotel pavement on Water street of j
the First ward, to the wharf at the j
foot of Ferry street. j t
When the way is clear for Council j
to take it up, there is another very j j
much needed improvement which we 11
would suggest in this connection, j.
namely, the construction of an ado- j qnate
floating: wharf. An ordinance i <
passed, charging each boat so much j T
for the privilege of landing and doing 1
business from its wharf, would soon j ,
equal the cost of its construction. The j ,
city, likewise, could guard against any (
boats anchoring along-side the wharf .
after landing its passengers or cargo, ^
instead of drawing off to give others
an equal chance. This courtesy Jias ,
not always seemed to be observed in .
the past, but time will rectify all ,
Hall & Harr are having a double v
veranda built to the front of their t
lrug store on water street. This will (
not oub' add materially to the conve- ~
nience of the I/uilding itself, but will |
give them a good view of the river
and the boats passing by.
;.i tii.i finished
_Yi.r. ijctviu o Iiuu J? -- . _. r
unloading a car of grain for his feed j.
store on llorgantown avenue, which
gives him a full supply of all kinds '
with which to meet the demands of s
his customers. He has a good business
stand, and with his personal energy
and perseverance he ought to
do well. He is also a subscriber to
the Daily West Virginian.
Mr. John Stanley, the genial harness _
maker on Water street, has added his '
name to the growing list of subscrihers
for the Daily West Virginian. '
Mr. Stanley knows how to discriminate
between newspapers and the kind J
of literature tliey furnish, no less than
how to supply his customers with the c
best style of harness outfit.
J. W. Vanat-a, the painter and deco- .
rator, lias fallen in line for the Daily. '
He is now relettering and otherwise J
ornamenting the skill's which are to
supply the increasing demand for ;
pleasure by this lighter craft
French Moran, of East. Park, the ,
hustling delivery-man for the Sprinkle
Planing mill on the East side of '.he- _
river, is on toe sick list, being threatened
with typhoid fever. ,
How did "The Times" man happen ,
lo catch on to that fake incendiary
fire, started on the suspension bridge ^
Ihe other ntgntr j i uc, n. ? ?
proper kind of Joke to perpetrate, even
though the fire was of a harmless nature,
and soon extinguished by the
energetic efforts of those guarding
the safety of oar city by night,.
Some time ago Andrew Springer lost,
sight of a, press-brick machine, which j
he valued at $50. Recently, however, j
the machine was discovered in possession
of a junk man. Springer accordingly
swore out a warrant against
him. Policeman Fortney was appointed
to serve the writ, and bring him before
Squire Swindler's court in the j
First ward to explain the nature of his
ownership. The junk man, however,
when approached by the officer, claimed
that he had procured it from anoth- .
or jxarty who sold it to him as his own;
whereupon, he in turn, swore out. a ,
warrant against the man selling him
the machine under false pretense. Tlie ,
officer, armed with the proper authority,
then proceeded to bring the second
man into court, who had been
implicated. But he, suspecting the ,
officer's errand, attempted to make his
escape. The chase was on in good
earnest, and continued with the officer
in close pursuit, until the fugitive
leaped into the river. He floundered
about and strangled for awhile, UDti!
concluding- that lie could better live
on land than in water, finally threw
himself upon the bank, when he was
taken in charge by the officer in
waiting, and brought on to answer
to the charge brought against him.
The outcome of the case, after hearing
from all the parties, was a compromise
of the matter. Each. of the
parties arrrigr.ed paid one-half of the
costs, amounting to $27.GO, including
$25 to Springer for the press. It was
rather a costly exxieriment and fruitless
of success from start to finish, for
all concerned. Although a matter of
?.m-.T-.ru,t the names of
IBUUrU, Hliui- ?
those involved in the mysterious dis- J
position of the machine, in the hope
that they will profit by their experience
and learn to avoid the very appearance
Dan R. Jackson, IT. S. deputy marshal,
left for his home at Kingwoou
!on 46* -ti-.-SMK.'Sf ~ '-V -t
ito 1.: ,..v
WAS THE PRESENTATION OF ClN- j
DERELLA IN FLOWERLAND?
MISS SIMMONS IS WORTHY
OF SPECIAL MENTION.
FORTY-SIX CHILDREN TOOK PART I
WITH ENTHUSIASM AND EV- ;
ERYEODY WAS DELIGHTED
One of the pretties*, entertainments .j
ever given in Fairmont was that of I
last--, night-. when Cinderella in Flower- j
land >vas presented umlor the able \
tuition oT Miss Mabel Simmons, as-,;
aisled by Miss Maxwell, of the Scale j
formal. That the Children have been j
Sarofully drilled is evident, and cerrainiy
no more tuneful and dainty operetta
has ever been given the public.
STo one should miss seeing this prociucion
To-night, and it is hoped that S:30
y clock will find the h6use crowded.)
There has been a great deal of com-j
Maint about the ushers employed ir. j
he Opera House top some time pasi.;
.as! night, owing to the small house,
here was wry little work for them 10
lo. but notwithstanding this and the
rause for which the entertainment
vas given, tliey very ungenerously insisted
upon remuneration for tlieir
services. Tills- could be given them
vitli a better grace did they comply
letter with the rules of the house, and
ireserve order among themselves durng
the intervals when they arc not
equircd for active duty. To-night,
lowever, their services will not ho re[Uired,
but six young ladies will revive
your coupons and graciously
eat you in your chosen places.
Miss Simmons is one of the most
harming and competent teachers evr
brought to our city; the little folks
.tiore Her and yield her ready obedince
in all things. The older ones
hould show appreciation for licr
vork and talent and give her hearty
upport in her efforts. Aside from this,
he production is well worth the price
1 admission, and everyone who comes
o-nigbt will he delighted. This we
Melissa Williams as Daisy or Cinlerella
chariiis all with her natural
idaptation of the character. She is
is .sweet and pretty as the part denand
. and in addition' is a vocalist
>f no mean ability. .Miss ICatherine
Toughs jvho sings the introductory.
raptivatedMhe audience at. once with
><->- lisoiirifutTloice. Her singing was [
luite a revelation, and we predict a
treat future success for her.
The proud sisters. Hollyhock and
Tiger Lily represented by Misses
.lary Fleming and Grace Wilson were
peciallj" good in tiieir parts. It
vould take too long to name and give
lue credit to each participant, but
then you realize that forty-six chil[ren
take part in the presentation
md that, each and every one does his
>r her portion with enthusiasm and
viih the grace and ease that is charicteristic
of childhood, you will want
o see them whether you know a child
n the play or not.
The stage settings are pretty and
ippropriate and in the third act last
tight aroused a murmur of adntiraion
ail over the house, the midair
;ar?len being a marvel of dainty loveiness.
Michael Bock has entered divorce
proceedings in interiaeiiiuie wui-v
igainst Claude Bock. He is represented
by Attorneys Powell and Lowe.
The Fourth National Ban];, of Cadis.
Ohio, has entered suit in Circuit Court
against the Hammond Fire Brick Company.
Suit lias been entered in Circuit
Court by Rebecca Prickett against
Fred Buuner et al. The suit is in
chancery and the plaintiff is represented
by Attorneys Lowe and Powell.
C. L. Michael and C. D. Junkins conducted
a very successful lot sale at
Parkersbnrg yesterday. They sold all
Lhe lots at a good figure. J. W. Upton,
of the Fifth ward, was one of the
promoters and attended the sale. He
and Mrs. Upton are still at Parkersbtirg.
A. M. Ice, o? Rives vine, was arrested
this morning by Deputy Marshal
Dan R. Jackson for selling Intoxicating
liquors without a government license.
Tie save bond for his appearance
before the Federal Court at
Lights to Be Placed.
A prominent Baltimore and Ohio
official is our authority for stating !
that lights will soon be placed on
the F-, M. and P. bridge.
Bank Examiner C. W. Robinson
went to Mannington^this afternoon.
AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT BY
ONE WHO WAS PRESENT AT' ag&g
THE MANNINGTON MEETThe
Jc.tlsiin Baptist Sunday School
convention met in it's twenTy-third-ani.na!
session w;... the First Baptist'
Church of Mauningtou, May 1$ 19.
Baptists as a role are not afraid of ijiSH
water. l?ui when it conn? to sprinkling
<>r pouring, as it .lid most of the'
two days of the contention, they old
But V'tgavuloss of rain and'
rnttd a good delegation was present t
for the opening' session, The Wed-" ?
nesday morning session opened at 1G .
c'cliM i; with devotional services", followed
By the election of officers- for" ;!t->
ensuing year: ' * '
President?E. J. Thomas'. Manning-'
Vice-President?A. A. Neptune, Bar-' ' ..
Se'-ictary and Treasurer?Harry JB.
Xwas tho report of the, different
Sunday schools of the convention.
Owing to tho inclemency of the weather
only twelve schools out of thirty, " ;
were represented. E. J. Thomas gave
11-welcome address, which certainly
made all \ isltors feel that shey wero;?|9HB|
Rev. I,. K. Peters responded in behalf
of Lhe convention In his usual ,
hi tin; afternoon the lecture by Rev.
Peters en the "Unity and Symmetry
til' ihe Uihl'e" was exceedingly inter- .'jjfffP
os ting-. .
Mr. K. C. Toothman gave a very interesting
address on "How to Teach
the Bible." He showed the Importance
of illustration and application.
The lion. Kit v. G. W. Ivlnsey gave
a very enthusiastic address on "'The
Sunday School Idea." as found in the
Bible. "The Relation of the Church to JfSH
t lie Sunday School" was ably discussed
'by Rev. h. D. Hall.
Another interesting feature of thee , \
program was the B. V. P. U. rally in >9^1
The following officers were elected:
President?Rev. Chas. Anltrum. BurVico-!-'resident?Rev.
Oscar.. . Bee
Secretary?Miss Nell Thompson.
Treasurer?.Mr. James JJeptmne, Bar- ja?
Following the election of officers
and reports from unions. Rev. JO. El- ;*
Peters gave a splendid lecture on '&R
"The Distinctive Mission of Baptists."
This lecture was composed principally
Of Baptist, doctrines.
Rev. O. L. Owens followed this lecture
with a discourse on the work oft
the B. Y. P. u.
.Mr. Owens brought out the-fact that
the Union is the training scltool**bf the
Tlie Thursday morning session was
opened With devotional service, conducted
by Rev. J. H. Ryan, followed by
reading of the minutes. A number of
addresses were given on ''The Teacber.';
1. The Teacher's Calling?H. B.
2. His Qualifications?Rov. G. W. |
3. His Preparation-?He v. Jnrtcs BItyan.
i. His Teaching?Rev. L. D, Hall.
5. flow to Get Teaching Power? 'S
Rev. W. J. New ion.
6. How to Hold a Class?IS. J. jSH
The Interesting feature of the afternoon
session was the Round Table,
conducted by Rev. I- E. Peters. E. - ":?
J. Thomas also gave an address on
' How to Get the Unsaved into the:
The convention then adjourned to JH
nieet next year v-lth the GrangeviHe
In speaking of Frank T. Moore's
resignation as assistant Train Master
of the Pittsburg division, we stated
that W. O. Schoonover succeeded S_S.
Marsteller, as chief clerk, where it
should have read Schoonover succeeds
Moore, with Marsteller as his
A. P. Dennis canae in from 'Wheelins
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THE WEATHER. -J.
4 This World Is Not All Sunshine. -J.
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