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VOLUME I. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA. 3fOX'DAY. MAY 2:5. 1904. NUMBERi^
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FATAL EXPLO:
' IN LAKI
NO
FIVE PERSONS KILLED AND MANY
MORE SERIOUSLY INJURED
IS THE AWFUL RECORD.
JN A PLANT WORKING TWENTY
EIGHT PEOPLE YtbiCKu?r
FILLING RUSH ORDERS.
AN EAGER, EXCITED THRONG
RUSHED TO THE SCENE OF
THE DISASTER.
FIND LAY, Ohio, May 23.?Five
lives were taken, two others were lost
within an hour and five people were
so seriously injured that they cannot
recover by an explosion of the Lake
Shore Novelty plant Sunday morning.
Three others are missing, probably
blown to pieces; several are unac- j.
counted for, but as the reports are
conflicting, it is not known whether
they are as described or not. The
dead are: Joseph Sherwood, aged 2-4,
residing in "West. Park; Jay Sherwood,
aged 21, West Park; Edith Dillon,
aged 17, West Park; Dean Shaw, aged
IS, West Parle; Alary snyuer, ugeu
residing on Lynn street. The above
rfive were instantly' hilled. Estella
Decker, aged 15, died at her home on
lynn street, Frank Grant died at Ills
residence on Shinkle street.
The, injured who cannot recover
are: Maggie Logan, of the North Side,
shoulder broken, face cut and skull
laid bare, lungs and internal organs
crushed; Thomas Bock, Walnut street,
struck in back by flying barrel, both
arms and shoulders broken ' and injured
internally. Claude Shaw, twin
brother to Dean Shaw, leg broken and <
lungs crushed; Effie Peterman, caught
under falling debris and internally injured;
Herbert Wells, penetrated by
a splinter. Roy Peterman was also
caught under the timber and internally
injured.
The less seriously injured are: Carrie
Peterman, aged 17. breast and
lungs crushed and arms. head, face
and eyes horribly burned by the powder;
May Davis, who was working be- i
side Carrie Peterman. and who was
injured almost the same; Louis Ras- <
"ton, hip fractured and otherwise
braised; Minnie Doii. badly burned: 1
Mrs- -T. M. Doll, also badly burned and '
cut; iviinnie- yainiau, xit-au Mam., ,
IMrs. A. J. Peterman, mother of EfRe <
and Roy, burned and cut about the
ALL MINERS
ATJVORKj
A SPECIAL. NOTE FROM WATSON ;
BRINGS ENCOURAGING
REPORT.
"VVATSOK, May 23.?All mines are j
at work here to-day and it is reported |
that they will run steady now all the ',
Time. It is claimed that, all the Fair-mont
Coal Company's mines along the
hi. R. will run full time from now
! on. It was officially stated Saturday
that it would not be many days before
-all the men would he busily at work
in their several places all along ihe
S \ road.
T In Intermediate Court.
?j(jia iv?. juut's Xiao ??.?.. ,
against Charles W. Jones. The suit j
is in chancery and Attorney AV. M. ;
1 Hess represents the plaintiff.
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-J. G. A. R. NOTICE. .A.
?J. Members of Meade Post, No, G.
?? will meet at their hall at one ?.
?J? o'clock sharp. May 24, 1&04, to .J.
?? attend the funeral of Comrade
^ Thomas Marshall Fleming.
J. ENGLE. Adjutant. .J.
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SIGN
: SHORE
VELTY PLANT
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head and shoulders; u>. neary. o. o. ti
Swisser and \\"m. Baughman are also p
cut ana burned in many places. d
Three others who were knowji to g
have Iteeii at the plant were slightly p>
hurt, but at this time their names ;r
cannot be learned. As there were p
twenty-eight at work, three are still tj
unaccounted for and it is possible that ti
tliey were so thoroughly blown to rj
pieces that their bodies are scattered tE
among tlie ruins. An unknown tramtt, w
who was lingering around the plant,
is also supposed to have been killed
as he was seen near the heart of the p,
explosion but a few mintites before the tj
catastrophe occurred. hi
The statement is made by the par- e(
ents of Frank Grant that before he l
died lie gained consciousness and
said: "The cause of the accident was
a fire in the drying room; that is why p
I was pumping a pail of water. The
room was overheated and some of the
powder started to burn. Twice before
this week I have had to put out fire
starting from the same source. y
It was fifteen minutes after seven
o'clock when the explosoon took place.
In a few seconds the mighty crash
reverberated through the town, and R
from the direction of the sound, a
mighty volufhe of white and black
smoke was seen to ascend to the
southeastern part of the city.
Almost before the rumbling died
away- an teaser- and excited throng
was on the scene of the disaster, y
Friends and relatives with frantic g
faces and tear dimmed eyes mingled
with the crowd endeavoring to find '
their loved ones. The shrieks and ]a
moans of the wounded and dying
could he heard for blocks. Physicians .
and ambulances were hurriedly sum- j.
moned to the scene and the unfortu- t.
nates were quickly removed to their j
homes and the hospitals.
The Lake Shore Novelty Company
was a JJiaiXL iUI LJLLC liiciJi uiauiui >_ ^
railway toryiedoes and Fourth of July
canes and cartridges. Rusiied to fill
their orders the company offered extra
pay to their employes to work Sundays
and twenty-eight responded. Ordinarily
there are nearly a hundred
employes at the plant and had the accident
occurred on a week day the
fatality would have been much worse.
The plant is located in the southeastern
parr of the city, just south of the
'Jil Refineries and was a spot isolated
from any other buildings.
CAUGHT E
IN WETZEL. AND BROUGHT TO al
FAIRMONT ON SERIOUS | ai
CHARGE WAS U. E.
rtA MPRELL.
A special officer was sent to Wetzel
county Saturday l'or L. E. Campbell,
who is supposed to have taken a '?
check from tlie Mannington postoflice
belonging to R. .M. Herriek and forged
the indorsement. The check was
passed at one of our stores here, but
when it was returned for payment it
was found that it had been forged, sc
Campbell was found in Wetzel and p<
brought to this place. He wffs brought tl
before .lust ice Bennington this morn- w
ing. but lie had not decided whether M
he would have a hearing or not. An II
attempt is being made to give bond, ec
His bond has been fixed at, SpGOO. He
claims that be is innocent. The check di
was issued by the South Penn Oil qi
Company. m
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Had to Stay In Bed. Ji
G. ?.I. Gerver, the tailor, whose shop, tc
'11 rt-n r,f n number of our G
townsmen in it, was locked up Salur
dav.scheduled to-day, and it is likely F
that the men will get tlieir clothes. e<
Several men had to remain in bed over fa
Sunday because their Sunday trousers
were under the constable's key.
John Fpfflke, division freight agent p,
of the B-. &. p., is" In town for a few a]
days. s
A PLEA f
or harmony made by a rail- h
road PRESIDENT?a high
compliment passed on
the firemen brotherhood.
XEVV HAVEX. Conn.. May 23.?At r.
isthnonial dinner giveti by the local r
>dge of the Brotherhood of Locomo- f,
ve Firemen of the New York, New a
iaveu and Hartford Railroad l'or An- i;
rew P. Kelly, chairman of tlieir
rievance committee, C. S. Slellen. ! n
resident of the Railroad, said: "? am j ti
t favor of organizations like this.
rovided they are managed conservavely.
The firemen brotherhood was p
le first and best of the unions in v,
lis country. Bur, is it now a mis- jr:
ike to try 10 increase its number and e
ages? Let me suggest that your ef>rts
should be directed to improve \]
le personnel, so that when a mem- j,
of tlie brotherhoods comes before b
ie company's officials, the stamp of
is membership in your order is a C:
jrtificate of his ability and character. v
et lis all strive for harmony." u
!IG STRIKE "
THREATENED?
HE FREIGHT HANDLER'S UNION a
BECAME OFFENDED BECAUSE fi
THE RAILROAD COM PANT h
EFUSED TO DISCHARGE A NONUNION
FOREMAN?THIRTY
THOUSAND MAY COME OUT
THROUGH SYMPATHY. n
N'EIV YORK, May 23.?The general
rike of the Freight Handlers of New
ork, New Haven and Hartford Sound
teamers, which started when the
tmpanv refused to discharge a non- lion
foreman, threatens to assume ~
rare proportions. Late develop- "
ents indicate that the strike is like'
to spread to all coastwise steamers' j
ties within a few clays. It is reported
tat the Hremen and the oilers of the
O'
allory Line have demanded an in ease
in wages, and will strike to ^
lforce their demands. The truck
uvers may also be drawn into the ^
niggle, and a meeting wiIL.be held
-day to decide whether the 30,000 .
embers of the truckmen's union
ill go out in sympathy with the
eight handlers.
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Preparations have been made by the
ew York, New Haven and Hartford
jmpany to prevent trouble. Several
ores of Pinkerton's have been eniged
to protect the piers and the
any tons of freight which have accu- ^
ulated since the strike began. Exa
details of police have been* stacmed
at each pier to quell any dis'der.
The Italian strike breakers
e quartered on the piers and are
perraiiLea iu icavc.
President Curran of the InternationFreight
Handler's Union, is here
id has taken charge of the strike. I->!
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GENERAL KL'ROKI ?
F
, HALF FRENCH, ACCORDING TO S!
THE STORV TOLD BY SUR- s
VIVORS OF THE CHINESE v
EXPEDITION OF 1856.
. in
PARIS, May 23.?Several French
Sdiers, survivors of the Chinese ExKlition
of 1S5C, are responsible for
ie statement that General Kuroki,
hp is leading" the Japanese forces in A
anchuria, is in reality, half French,
is name, they said Is properly spell1
Curique.
According to the story of these sol- m
ers, a French officer; Captain Curi T
te, while serving in China in IS06, 01
arried a Japanese girl. They had P*
vo children and one was given the
ipanese name Kuroki corresponding s<
i the French Curique. The son is ^
eneral Knroki. w
Captain Curique died last year in A
ranee. Until the last he correspond- w
i with his son who has since become fi
imous.
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Bond Given. h
Lillian M. Douglass hps been ap- si
Dinted administratrix of the person- "S
I estate of the late Lee O. Douglass. B
be gave bond of ?150. s 11
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FIFTY FOUR
J EW MODERN WOODMEN INITIATED
INTO JEWEL GAMP NO.
5375?FAIRMONT WOODMEN
BRING PARAPHERNALIA.
(Mannitiglon Daily Record.)
The Modern Woodmen had a gloious
time Friday evening, when fifty:jur
new members were initiated and
n elaborate banquet was served after
lie .goat-riding ceremonies.
Forty-eight members o? the Fairlout
order arrived on the evening
rain and brought their paraphernalia
- it h them.
The lodge and banquet rooms in the
lamilton building- on Buffalo street
-ere elaborately decorated and the
fome Orchestra played during the
vening.
It was a little after ten o'clock when
le crowd of nearly three hundred
eople sat down to the banquet given
y the Royal Neighbors.
As the Geilinger Company were the
aterers the variety and quality of the
iands discussed were of course up
j and beyond the standard.
During the hour or more spent at
ie tables, Reverends Anderson, Helli ell,
Owens and Mitchell made elouent
addresses, and Miss Phoehia
loore and Miss Kate Garrison reited.
It was well past midnight when the j
ffair came to a close. The visitors
om the county seat left for their
onies on the Hummer.
TRACTION PARK
EAR MONONGAH, WILL HAVE
ITS.OPENING NEXT SUNDAY?
EALL GAME IS ANNOUNCED
AS A FEATURE.
Tlie ball ground at Traction Parle
; assuming shape rapidly, under the I
ersonal direction of Supt. A. .1. Ruck- 1
ian. '.
Last week was so .unfavorable that j
ut very little work was attempted,
et the place win be ready for the j
pening game next Sunday. I
Tlie grand-stand is ninety feet long j
nd will seat nearly five hundred peo- |
le, while the bleachers will seat at j
ast as many more.
The grand stand is just about comletetl
and work will be commenced
.1 the loleacners, prooawiy tu-ua.). i
The fence, over twelve hundred feet
: circumference, is under construe- I
on.
AT THE NORMAL
ACULTY AND STUDENTS ARE
GETTING READY FOR COMMENCEMENT?LIST
OF GRADUATES
FOR THIS YEAR HAS
BEEN MADE UP.
The faculty and students of the
orinal School are working hard preiratory
to the commencement excises,
which will begin .Tune C. The
ork is about ended for the seniors,
id the list of graduates is made up.
hey are: Misses Ethel Crim, Kate
etty, Jessie Ice. Ethel ice, Mary IMDfc
in, Mary Prickett and Harriet
teele, and Messrs. Earl Lawrence,
erd Peterson and A. F. Shroyer.
uss Stella Bosivorth will graduate-'
- til. tionaptmpnt of Elocution.
SCHOOL FOLKS r
K
RE GETTING READY FOR THEIFl
OUTING ON THURSDAY. e
. ?
Extensive preparations art? being
iade for the outing to be .taken
hursday by the faculty and swerfs,
E the'Fairmont High School, accotntnifcil'by
the Eighth grade pupils and
iachors of all the grades in the local
drools. They will go on the J. O.
"atson to Round Bottom, where they
ill spend >the day in various games.
. game cii ball has oeen arr?uscu |
ith some team dofeni there, and ai
ne outing- will be had.
A Speedy Bunch.
'The register at fhe' Watson hotel
ad the following navies sometime
nee: T. W- Walker, Philadelphia;
am Leeper, Gypsy; J. R. Trotter,
uckhannon, and J. E. Hoper, Fair;
tont. . \
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| RUSSIANS HAVE ELUD
AND IN THE DARKNESS OF THE Nl
OF PECHILI WITH MINES SOME
FROM ANCHORAGE AM!
: THE ACT IS REGARDED AS A VIOL
JAPAN WILL MOW MAKE. D
REDUCE PORT ARTHUR B
FINE DAY ON
THE RIVER :
j NINETEEN BOATS WENTTH ROUGH |
HOULT LOCK YESTERDAY, j,
WITH OVER 1.600 PAS- j ,|
SENGERS. ?
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I'
THE "BEAUTY" HAS BADE FA RE- ; j,
W ELL TO FAIRMONT?SHE j'
HAD TO GO UP THE RIVER
YESTERDAY ON ACCOUNT l:
OF F? M. &. P. BRIDGE. '
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lj
During i he high water, the "Beauty"
could not make Iter regular afternoon e
trip to East Fairmont l'arlt Saturday. .
Instead, she look a good crowd up (j
the Yaliey as far as Kingmonl. j
Sunday at 2 P. M. she again endeavored
to get under the lower bridge? ..
hut would not clear by several ipSliea;
again she in ail e the Kipgmtpac trip, (J
with about four bundrod^and nifty persons
aboard. .'.Sunday iiigllt she carried
two hundred and fifty excursion- 4
j tefc to.the park. In going under the 1
[ It"., AO and' F. bridge the railing on J
tile-top deck of the bargo was torn '
off.' Captain Tom Axton, tho pilot. 1
is one of the most careful men on ''
Western waters. While the attempt
war in no wise dangerous to the pas- '
sdnyc the lioat could easily be dam- *
aged !>y reckless handling. He stated J
that lie would rather have his license '
i laken un than hurt one of his pass- | 1
I sengrers in the least. '
j Captains Axlon and Leonard, Man- |j
ager Mono, of the barge, and in fact '
| tlie entire force of the two boats, s
were extremely popular in Fairmont,
| and many expressions of regret were '
heard to-day when it was learned of
t.lie boat's return to Pittsburg- The
corners of the "Beauty" hat'e a large ''
fstern wheeler, the Ollie Neville,""
j which tiiey are anxious, tp sell a part ''
| interest in. to bo used in this" trade.
They will notjSell the boat outright,, *
l but want some one liere to have an in- "
terest in her, so that the husihess will c
be properly cared for.
The steamer "J. O. Watson." which v
look the excursion to Little Falls yes- e
j^-'rday. broke down on her return trip c
last night. A telephone message to
this place asked for another, boat to s
bring tlio crowd back.- The captain c
of the little '"fiazeLWatson," of the
" ' " r inodh <*Y?TV C
V 'ciirillOIJ I.-J .diJ vv ui ? *-irs, muvtv
rangements to go* to her relief, but 1
t!ie crew refused, consequently about ^
forty persons were compelled *to Stay
at,;,tlie "Farm" all gnight.
The "3. O. W'atson't tame in with f
part of the crowd about P:3p IJ- Mi,
using but one cylinder. ri
Sixteen hundred and sixty-four pas- P
tfengers were locked through number
*it> yesterday, carried by nineteen a
boats. 1 t:
Rose Hite"; Had Accident. s
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it was reported around town last 1
night that the large Pittsburg and tj
Morgan town packet "Rose Hite" had c
blown up and that several persons 1
nvei'e killed. This lias been proven ?
"false, although shefcdid sustain an ac- P
-cident to her .engines or boilers y
which temporarily disabled her. e
Enoch Dougherty, a brother o? Jos-, r'
,i--h/.r'tThis city, ffimato cf j
etie+ijo%t.; 11
?*?lie Moncaagahela 'Fishing Club's opting
yq'stevday was a complete sue- 11
cess, with tfze b.\x& i?tion of the "J. O. 1:1
IVats'dnip"' mishap and the strike on a
the "Hazel tyatsuf," which In no wise
can be bla.ni.od on the club."
The' accident oh 'the "Rose Hite"
caused s.ewexal liuxrd red people from
j Morpantpwn and neighborhood, to re
main a?.\ey. * As it \Vas, over 100 peoI
pie wer%>in* attendance.-t
; ~ : 5 :
I Comer Collins,, for several years .
! past an office boy in the employ- of .
I the Fairmoift Coal Company,, at this .
pljicp, has received a deserved promo- .
*tion. He is nowlholding a clerkship .
.at the slistft nflheL- ' ,
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S; . 1
4 \
>ED THE WILY JAPS
GHT HAVE FILLED THE SULF
OF WHICH HAVE BROKEN
D ARE FLOATING.
ATI ON OF THE LAW OF NATIONS
ESFERATE EFFORT TO |&|||SH
V A COUP DE MAIN.
I < i\!X)X. .May Tile Times this
lorniny prints a dispatch from its corespondent
aboard the .Steamer Hah _ .
inn. which is cruising about the Yel ' ' \b
?v Sea, stating that tlie Russians in
'I'll Arthur in their despcratton have
rsoi'i eii to unheard of expedients to
estroy the Japanese fleet operating <,
uain.-t the Port. The hemmed in
tiissiaus. according to the dispatch,
Jive strtwn mines all over the Gulf of
', < niii. Many of those mines have
rohvn away from their anchorage,
ml now float, about the Gulf, a content
menace to neutral as we I! as
elligerent ships.
The Halmun reports picking up scvral
of these mines nor far from Wellui
Wei on the other side of the straits
f Pechiii, one hundred miles from then
This act," continues the dispatch,
even as the act of a desperate gar- :: ,-v
Ison. must ho in violation of the law
? nations."
ST. PETERSBURG? May. 23.?AdIces
from Mukden, Manchuria, state
hat news of a Japanese disaster has
list reached the Russian camp there,
'he advices say that the news is be- tgH
loved as the Japanese advance has 1|11
icon suspended.
Kuroki's force has been constantly
larrassed by forces of Cossacks,.
"Iiirh keep him on the alert.. ^hhh|
The correspondent reports that
'ort Arthur Is effectually isolated in
lie rear-. Regarding this act of the
apanesc he says: "A division, it will- a
e remembered landed above the EllotL
group of Islands at Pltsewo,
(ilzed the railway at Poland and plant(1
themselves as a stop against the
tussians reinforcements to Che
Simultaneously the two remaining
ivisions landed in the shore of Kerrifty
just North of Mu Shu-Tan a. d
nm"ediai$ .'narrow"i^fc^'-ajjPsW
ius at KiflK?8BS|i. Pay, thus isolating^ a
'Or! Arthur and" th'o lCwan-Tuiirtj.Pen-,isulst.
It will he the 'dijty Of" tills
orjts to reduce Port, Arthur.
The untoward et. encs- of the past
eek will only stimulate Japan iforts
to reduce Port Arthur by -v. .:-0
pup de main." _
The reason such effect has not been;
oriously made before this, he con-,
ludes. Is that the Japanese fleet has V
ail Us hands full attending to the
onveying of transports. When this
orb. is completed the serious Port
crthur clash will comu.
LONDON, May 2:',.?A dispatch
ram' Now Chwang received this evenig.
states that Russian aitillery and
intuited-infantry are reoccj-pying that
lace in, force.
A telegram iroxn Chce Foo quotos
Russian sea captain, who arrived
here from Port Arthur to-day, as
titling that there are now thirty
liousand Russian- troops in J'-'ort Arluir,
and the officers .in command are
onfident I hey will be able to hold the
'on against any attacks ot the Japan-.",
se. The forts are being rapidly.,
laced in the finest fighting condition,.,
ijiie the vessels damaged by Japan- '
sc shells and, torpedoes are about
eady to. go Into eomiriissiqn. again. .
The sea captain,-is nalso - authority :
or the report of a. sea fight on May
0th between Japanese gunboats and
orpedo boats and the Russian, shore*
ntteries, in which a small gunboat
nd two torpedo boats were sunk."
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THE WEATHER. .J?" -|g||
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J- TV.'O Kinds Announced Vc-Day. A -t?|?H
if.; "WASHINGTON, E>.C., May 23. '?
J.?For West Virginia: Showers ?5?- .>> ?]?
J? to-night and Tuesday in eastern 4.
{. portion; cooler to-night and
} Tuesday in western portion. ;
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