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VOIiXJjME I. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA WEDXESDAY. MAY. 25. l^oiT NUMBER 32~ PARKER " WILL BE FIRST ?NBTHERE WILL BE NO SECOND OR THIRD?SO THINKS NATIONAL. COMMITTEEMAN THOMAS TACGART. aJLlthe western states will FALL IN LINE FOLLOWING INDIANA'S LEAD?BRYAN WILL BE REGULAR. KEW YORK, May 25.?Xationa! Committeeman Thomas Taggart, of laid Sma, arrived in town yesterday to look over the Democratic situation in ^ ' Shis State. He will see all the prominent Democratic leaders and will make arrangements for pushing the Parker boom in. Indiana. Mr. Taggart declared that The fight for the Democratic Presidential nomination was practically ruled. Mr. Taggart said: ."It is as certain as anything can be 3rt politics that Parker will be nomi tsated at St. Louis. The trouble will ?>e all over before the convention is called to order. Parker will he first and there will be no second or third. Indiana is instructed for him and nil the Western States will fall in behind." "What will Mr. Bryan do?" "Bryan will make his fight ill the convention and when he is beaten lie : T. will fall in line with the majority. . He has always stood for regularity * cand 2>e cannot afford to be irregular 22OTFV* B. & N._DIRECTOR WAS SEEN TO-DAY AND TALKED TO A WEST VIRGINIAN REPORTER CONCERNING THE RESUMPTION OF WORK. 52. H Fulton, of Uniontown, is in. > Tlis city to-day. 5Ir. Fulton is a director of the BuckSuaxuion and Xorthern. and when seen at the Tavern at noon by a reporter, said: "We have heard nothing definite as j tso the resumption of work in this State, although Mr. Ramsey promises information shortly. I saw Mr. Blair Stx Pittsburg Monday, but he has no orders.*" "When asked if the visit of Messrs. cSould and Ramsey had any bearing on the B. & N., Mr. Fulton replied: "T do not think so: it is merely a trip to inspect the Pittsburg terminals of their roads. They were not contemplating a trip through this section, although it is possible that they may male such a visit." Four Men Drowned. SALT LAKE, May 23.?Four men -svere drowned in the Fayette river near Garden Valley, Idaho, yesterday the overturning of a boat in which -^-Trcv-cr y>fTP?Tv?T?t?=?<-1 t n elinnr r li o T?nnirl3. JXct bodies have yet been recovered. -All were timber men in charge of log thrive. Dog Run Over. .a. dog belonging to a colored family xiv the Fifth ward, was run over by a street car last evening. Two of the poor animal's legs were rut off and had to be killed. -5- -5- * -j- -* -b * * * -:~ 5" *v" ^-2- TOWN DESTROYED BY FIRE. X *5- T* JACKSON, Miss.. May 25.? -2. 2. The whole of the business sec- ^ tion of Yazoo City is wiped out. .2. ?2. One hundred and twenty-five 2-?5^bnI3dings were destroyed. In- -J* t"Vi rv nrvorn lvonco dlK* *? IU& l?. uvuwv, ~.v.. ^ 2. hall, four churches,/ and every hank In town. The loss is esti- ? -J- xnated at $2,225,001). The Jackson fire department arrived on .J. -& a special train, malting the trip, .-? -J. forty-five miles, in forty miu -J.' ntes. -t-J Mayor Holmes and citizens -were seriously injured during fthe conflagration. -J. ^ . 5* . 5* .*5* . f (J ' Ifix *\T^ ! : ^ifff|| The CLARKSBURG l! Firm Is Awarded the Contract For the j Construction of the Handsome | New Bank Building to Be Built By Grafton Banking and Trust Company. CLARKSBURG, May 25.?The con- i trading firm of Elliott & Winchell, of j this city, has been awarded the con- i tract for the construction of the handsome new bank and office building to be erected by the Grafton Banking and Trust Company. Architect E. C. S. Holniboe, of the firm of Holmboe & Lafferty, of this city, who have the / contract for the architectural work on the building, and Air. Winchell, of the Elliott Winchell Company, went j to Grafton Tuesday morbing to be j present at a meeting of the director- ! ate of the bank to award the contract. ^ Word received from them at three o'clock on Tuesday afternoon conveys the information that Elliott & Winched were the successful bidders. The building to be erected will cost SG5,000, and will be one of the handsomest of its size in that section, THE SEASONS WELL REPRESENTED IN A DEED RECENTLY RECORDED?HAD QUEER EFFECT ON REPORTER. A deed was recorded in the county clerk's office a few days ago which was somewhat of a mixing of the seasons. While reading it over we first became hot. then cold and then we were out in the green fields pluck- t ing flowers. The deed read: "Between J. E. Summer anil M. A. Winter, formerly M. A. Summer and G. W. Winter, her husband, of the first part, and Nancy S. Spring anil J. If. Spring, of the second part." The deed was made in the autumn, which makes the four seasons. C. L. St. Clair and C. D. Howard are Morgantown people at the Tavepi to-day. -V . I " A South American Cone SOLDIERS MAY BE CALLED JPON AND PERHAPS BE BADLY NEEDED FOR THE PROTECTION AND DEFENSE OF THE FLAG. ADJUTANT GENERAL BELL HAS ISSUED ORDERS CONCERNING MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES. DENVER. Col., .May 25.?Adjutant jeneral Bell has issued orders for hp State Guard for Memorial Day, vhich he intends shall he generally tbserved. Members of the Guard are lirected by General Bell to pay tribite to soldiers of the Civil and Span sh wars, and those on duty in the ield are ordered to observe the day vith due respect and appropriate ceremonies. Abuse of the day by participating in tames is expressly forbidden. In a general order, the adjutant general says among other things: "The day will come, and may come soon too, when the survivors of the jivil war of both armies will be called and perhaps badly needed, together vith every good, loyal and patriotic utizen for the protection and defense >f the flag, together with the dignity ind respectability of this State, the tonesty and security of the ballot, the ight of every citizen to cast his own jallot once and once only, both unmoested and unprevented, to the end bat the laws are rigidly enforced and jbservea witnout iear or mvui. )elllon, insurrection, anarchy, sociaism, threats of intimidation, assassilations, strikes and bribery are not ncluded in this prosperous country of >urs through a class of un-American jutlaws, including professional" politicians and agitators." m ' -v- /) ^ > / V 2er-fc. PROGRAM For Adelphia Literary Society to Be Given To-morrow Evening. The Adelphia Literary Society will render its first program to-morrow evening. May 26, at eight o'clock. This society was organized a few weeks ago by Miss Woods, the instructor in stenography at the Elliott school. The meeting will be held in the school's rooms at the corner of Fairmont avenue and First street. The program promises to be good and tho public is cordially invited. The following is a copy of the program: Song?Society. Welcome address?E. B. Harden. Music?Graphophone. Biography?John Santee. Debate?To affirm, R. L. Mason and H. H. Hale; to deny, Carney Carpenter and Mr.'Mathews. Question for Debate; Resolved, That Russia is justifiable in the war against Japan. Music?Messrs. Gatrell ancl Hertzog. Essay?Miss Jessie Matheny. Music?Graphophone. Query Box. CLOSING ARGUMENT In the Tyner-Barrett Case Was Made To-day. WASHINGTON, May 25.?The clos lng argument ior me uueusc Tyner-Barrett Postofllce conspiracy case was made this morning by Attorney A. S. "Worthington. He will be followed this afternoon by Holmes Conrad for the Government and the case is expected to go to the jury before the adjournment of court. A large crowd was present at the trial to-day. At Second Ward Building. The first of the State uniform examinations this year will be held at the Second ward school building in this city, to-morrow and Friday. Several teachers will be here to take the examination. J. T. Koeu, of Mannington, Is in town. RENDERS NAVIGATION THOMAS E. HOLLAND. PROFESSOR Ul "LU IVl MOT. Ml VJArurju, uit vi SECRETARY OF THE PARIS THEODORE S. WOOUSE AGAINST 1 MINES DELIBERATELY FLOATED WOULD ENDANGER NEUTRAL LY BE ILLEGITIMATE?RU LIGHT BEFORE TWO MEN HURT IN RUNAWAY GREAT EXCITEMENT PREVAILED ON MAIN STREET LAST EVENING?TWO ITALIANS WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. A runaway which had its beginning on Fairmont avenue and its ending oil Main street resulted disastrously for two Italians last, evening about, six o'clock. Guiseppe Arimosa and John Stahdafer were driving down Fairmont avenue in a one-horse conveyance used to haul beer to the Italian lovers of the anther fluid around the mines in this vicinity. The horse, which lias a reputation for doing things of this kind, became unmanageable just above tlie South Side bridge and tore across thu: structure uii a dead run. In making the turn up 'Main'*street the seat on which the men were sit tins became loose, and fell from the \vat?on, taking the men along. John St alula for struck the telephone pole at the corner of Main and Barney and was rendered unconscious. The other man had his foot entangled in the lines and was dragged. The fire plug which, stands a few feet farther up the street caught the wagon and held it, while the horse, dragging the man, ran up the sidewalk to Nuzum's store, a distance of one hundred feet. Some men at this point, in attempting to stop the animal checked his speed somewhat, and the man's foot was released from the lines. The horse ran to the Watson Mote! before he was caught. Several bystanders picked the man up who was anchored to the telephone pole and carried him to Dr. Fitch's olilce, which is near the scene. The man was still unconscious and was supposed to be badly hurt inter nally. He was removed to the Miners' Hospital, where he is doing nicely, but as his injuries are inter nal his'condition is still uncertain. The other man, Gulseppe, left a trail of blood from the corner to the place where he was released. Dr. Fitch also dressed his wounds, which con sisted of cuts on the face and several bad bruises oil different parts of his anatomy. The men were said 1' have been drinking heavily, which may in a measure account for the ac cident, yet the horse has a bad repu tation, having attempted to run off on several occasions, last weeking nearly succeeding with the same two men on Locust avenue. The wagon was badly demolished. ? L CHINESE LABORERS Take Advantage of Treaty and Go to South Africa. HONG KONG, May 25.?The treaty signed several weeks ago in London by which Chinese labor is allowed to be imported into South Africa, went into actual operation to-day when the on ilorl Tnr tho HHrftnfi steamer xwccuaiu _ ?.?_ vaal with 1,000 Chinese aboard. Died This Morning. The fifteen months' old child of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Ruble, of Barnsville, died this morning; of brain fevdt. The funeral arrangements have not been made yet. - \ Judge John-B~^fcmson7~ of Sutton, is in the city. V ,J.'' .. ' N DANGEROUS TO ALL OF INTERNATIONAL. LAW AND LAND, JOHN BARRETT MOORE, PEACE COMMISSION AND Y, ALL DECIDE "HE CZAR. INTO WATERS WHERE THEY SHIPS WOULD UNDOUBTEDSSIA STANDS IN BAD OTHER NATIONS. ' ' - ' XMW YOHK, May 25.?Opinions o? authorities on International law which have jti&t been secured show that the reported action 01. itussia in iay,u*?'ffinaaa explosive mines outside her own * waters and allowing them to drift . , I promiscuously in the open sea Is Itlegal. Thomas 12. Holland. Professor of International Law and Diplom&cjr at. *>'.&? Oxford, England, says It Is certain ^ Vi that no international usage sanctions jj the employment by one belligerent t. " against another of mines with secret contrivances which would, without notice. render dangerous navigation of the high seas. John Barrett Moore, who was Secretary and Counsel to the Peace Commission at Paris in 18US. is now Professor of Znternntional Law and Diplomacy at Columbia College, New York, declared if the .mines wore deliberately floated into waters where they would, be-liable to endanger neutral ships, the act was undoubtedly inadmissible. Professor Theodore S. W'oolscy. Professor of International Law at Yale, declares that in his judgment mines whether anchored, or intentionally adrift beyond the coast sea limit, con-;. . stitute an undiscriminating attack upon neutral--and - belligerent-alike, and are therefore illegitimate. HEAVY FIRING Was Heard Near Port Arthur YesterI day?General Stoescel Has Rob- flSH bed Banko. CHEEFOO. May 25.?Heavy firing was heard near Port Arthur yesterday. As the Japanese fleet was not seen until this morning it is thought that a land attack occurred. Junks which have arrived here from Pitsewo to the north of Port Arthur, report that the Japanese are daily landing troops at Pitsewo. It is also reported that temporarybarracks have been erected by the Japanese on the Elliott Islands, off the Eastern Coast of JLJao Tung, Pen.- .> insula, where hundreds of ships; including men of war and transports are rendezvouing. Refugees from Dalny report that General Stoesse! seized all the money in the Dalny and Port Arthur banks, and depositors are unable to cash any checks. THE J. E. LEONARD WILL RETURN TO FAIRMONT AND MAKE REGULAR TRIPS TO EAST FAIRMONT PARK. ' ' Word was received from J. L Deveriney, who is in Pittsburg, that Captain J. E. Leonard will bring his boat of the same name back to Fairmont on next Saturday, and twill make regular trips to East Fairmont Park at intervals of two hours, afternoon and evening. The boat will accommodate at least 300 persons comfortably, and what is better, Captain -Klein, or any H one else who signed that obnoxious petition, has nothing to do with this craft. Mr. Devenney will have the dancing pavillion reat^y for uso Sat- ,; urday, as well as several other at- llii tractions which he is arranging for at the smoky city. f* *1* *5* *r ?t. ?*? ? ^ More Showers Promised. jIbR V cooler. ' - ,."' . " ...... : ; v ' . ' ?.