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VOLUME I. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, MAY 20. lOoIT' NUMBER 33.
DEADLOCK BREAKING
THE QUEEN
IN THE STREET FAIR CONTEST
WILL GET A DIAMOND RING
AS A PRESENT?THE MODERN
WOODMEN WILL BE
THERE WITH THE
' GOODS.
Preparations are being made for
the street fair to be given the week
beginning June 27. One of the leading
features of the fair will be the
Queen of the Carnival. The Queen
is to be elected by the people at the
fair. The people will vote for one of
the ladles named on the list and the
one receiving the largest number of |
votes -will be tlie Queen and will receive
the prize. The prize will be the
choice of about six diamond rings to
he chosen at one of our jewelers', and
to cost not less than ?50. This is nor.
any foolishness hut a real diamond
will be given. The list of names will
he made up of young ladies above the
age of fourteen. Any young lady desiring
to be a competitor for the prize
* can do so by sending her name and address
to Walter Greeniief, clerk,
White Camp No. 5473. JI. M*. A., in
this city. The Modern Woodmen, wish
the young ladies to understand that
their names will not be abused and
that the -voting will he i'air.
STILLfAT LARGE
Bloodhounds Chase Parkersburg Pirebug
to the River.
PARKERSBURG. W. Va? May 26.?
Bloodhounds chased the man who set
"fire to the Logan livery stable to the
river edge where he had crossed in a
tW skiff, or-gone up or down the river.
Parties saw the man and gave the police
enough of a description to get
sl clew -from.
CARED FOR BY HUMANE SOCIETY.
Child Placed in Charitable Institution
In Wheeling.
WHEELING, W. Va, May 20.?
Thirteen-year-old Zona Beaver, of
Parfcersburg, has been placed in a
charitable institution here by the Humane
Society. The parents of the
little girl were unable to support tier,
so the case was placed in the hands of
the society and the girl was sent to
this city, where Officer Darrah had her
cared lor.
New Oil Company.
PARKERS BURG, W. Va., May 2G.? ,
The Kellar and Sarher Bros. Oil Company,
with, a paid up capital of $500,OQQ,
has "been. incorporated in Ohio to
do business from this city. The holdings
of the company are in West Virginia,
Ohio and Kansas. One well is
being drilled near Woodsfield, Ohio,
two near Independence, Kans., one 1
In Calhoun county, and two in Ritchie '
county, W. "Va. A well will be drilled 1
in Oklahoma soon by the company. 1
Berkeley Springs Sold.
CUMBERLAND, Ma., May 2G.?A {
syndicate has taken over the property 1
at Berkeley Springs, AV. Va., iuclud- !
tag the baths and springs, the electric 1
light plant and water works, the con- 1
sideration being about $125,000. It: (
will build a 100-room hotel.
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The local aerie of Eagles hold a (
rousing meeting last night at which .
... 'twelve" men were initiated.
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"5* v -I- v- -I- -I* ! v *r* '1- -I" v -I- ,
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IN WRITING -I- ,
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?X- Mr. Ramsey Has Made a Prom- -t. ?
ise Concerning Work On
the Wabash. -X- {
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Mr. S. 13. Brady, chief engineer ? ]
-J. of the B. & N., is in town to- ,
J. day. Speaking of the outlook -J- j
J. for finishing the road. Mr. Bra- ?J- ;
-J. dy said: i
X* - "Mr. Ramsey has promised, in .J. i
J. writing, that tlie road shall be ?f?
5* Duiit just as soon as me xrius?- c
?5? burg terminals are completed; } i
* -J. that -will be in a very few *? i
-5? weeks." l
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BOILERS EXPL
KILLING
AND INJURING MANY OTHERS?
THE TOWBOAT FRED WILSON
IS A TOTAL WRECK.
SEVERAL PITTSBURGERS AND
ONE WEST VIRGINIAN ARE
AMONG THE VICTIMS?EX?.?
^/\ CT VA/ITH
fuuoiui'j vni?>- ......
OUT WARNING.
LOUISVILLE, K>\, May 26.?With a
errific detonation, the boilers of the
owboat Fred Wilson exploded at
hree twenty o'clock this morning, killng
twelve or fifteen men and seriousy
injuring ten others, and completely
wrecking the boat. The crew had just
inislied making up the tow of coal
which was to be taken South this
nornlng and were preparing to go up
o the bank just over Riverview Park,
when the catastrophe occurred. The
>xplosion came without warning, and
;o great was the pressure and so large
lie boiler that the big steamer was
shattered into small bits, while the
:rew was blown into the air, some fallng
into the river, others landing on
he embankment, while some less forunate
were caught in the wreckage
tnd hilled instantly.
The upper works of the steamer
were torn entirely away, while the
tull was so badly shattered that it
ianlt to the bottom instantly.
The known dead are ju?cin. it
ifPittsburg, captain; A1 Jliller, of
Louisville, pilot; Henry Sylies, of
Pittsburg, mate; Sherwin Shipley, en;ineer;
t\'m. Thornton, colored, decktand;
Joseph Warren, colored, deckland;
Four unknown white, all decklands;
cook and steward, both white
nen; an unknown white man.
The injured are; Abe Letchercoth,
>f Wellsburg, West Virginia, both
egs broken and fatally injured; Clifford
Johnson, Tyrone, Pa., struck in
lead by flying piece of debris, probibly
fataliy; Albert A. Schumaker,
loiored, of Mlddleport, Ohio, deck
ft/)n
he Top of the Hill So
ODED F
(TWELVE MEN
hand, back scalded and left arm
broken; Walter Bates, deckhand, Mid- E
dleport, Ohio, badly scalded and internally
injured, probably fatally;
Wm. Timmins, of Pittsburg, right
arm broken, badly burned: Carl Cody,
of Lnkeschute, Ohio, blown lo bank, t
badly shaken up but not seriously; p
George Morrow, colored, Middleport, s
Ohio, scalded about face; Jacob Bot- q
zell, of Pittsburg, scalded: Emma Wil- j
liamson, chambermaid, blown into the p
river, not seriously injured; Nadell, ,,
I pilot, badly oruiseu anu siiuueu uu- s
The boat was built in 1SS3, and was (]
recently remodeled. The loss is estimated
at $40,000.
The tow of barges was loaded with
coal tor New Orleans.
LOUISVILLE, Kv? May 26.?(Later)
?The revised list of dead: Sherman
Shibler, of Pittsburg, second engineer
found dead on the bank; Patrick
White, of Pittsburg, deckhand, blown
into the river; Captain Joseph Price,
of Pittsburg, still In the wreck; guest v
of Captain Price, a wealthy Pittsburg '
man, said to be named Kinney, still 1J
in wreck; A1 Miller, of New Orleans,
pilot, in the wreck; \\,m. Qitian and 1
Edward, Pittsburg, Wm. Thoronto, col n
ored cook, in the wreck; Chas. John
son, deckhand. ?
It is thought that other deck hands v
and kitchen assistants are in the t.
wreck. w
\ The wreck of the Wilson strews
the bank for two hundred yards, f
Coats, bed clothing etc., are banging t
high up in the trees. The boat's flag P
is hanging on a tree two hundred 1
yards away. *
Just after the explosion some of t
those on board heard the voice ot q
Captain Pritch from his cabin. En- o
gineer Lewis Walker had just entered
the engine room to relieve Engineer
Sherman Shibler. The explosion blew t
Walker into the river and he escaped
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OVERCOME =
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1Y DEADLY SULPHUROUS FUMES 1,1
IN TUNNEL OF THE SUMMIT Ct
BRANCH COLLIERY.
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to
HARRIS BURG, Pa.. May 2C.?The a,
en men who lost their lives in sul- p,
httrous fumes in the tunnel of the i)V
unimit Branch Colliery of the Sits- js,
uehanna Coal Company yesterday af
ernoon. wore members 01 a reirci
iarty and nearly all of the forty who
'ere overcome were numbers of the
ame party. A corrected list of the
ead Is as follows:
It. M. Golden, local superintendent.
John Kinney, miner/ D
Enoch Morgan, miner.
Joseph Ptiich, laborer.
George Balde, chief machinist.
Aaron Koppenhaver, repair man.
Peter Koppenhaver, repair man.
Albert Nanan, engineer.
Bert James, miner.
Henry Frederick, miner.
A number of miners who were ei
. aIking through the tunnel were over- ol
one by gas from engines that had fct
assed. ol
A relief train was made up and
escuers sent into the gas laden tuned.
v<
There many of the rescuers were w
vercome by gas and some of thetn
ho fell into a stream flowing beside J?
he track were drowned. Others ''
ere smothered by the gas.
In spite of the danger and difflculy
of the proceedings the bodies of
i? were
UC U^Cil-A - UliV.1
laced on the train and hurried to
tie mouth of the tunnel. It is said
hat the gas in the tunnel came from T
he engines which pass through it fre- fe
uently and remained there because
f the unusual heat of the day.
E. M. Showalter Is in Clarksburg
o-day. al
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\C. E. Reed returned from Phila pi
elphia at noon.
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IG PROPELLER
ADEN WITH 7.200 TONS OF HARD
SAXONA STEAMED OUT OF E
FOR DULUTH LATE YES"
WITH CAPTAIN D. P. C
HIS MOVEMENT IS THOUGHT TO
END OF THE TIE UP ON T>
NUMBER OF MASTERS W
SOON UNLESS STRIKE
s** H 4 T
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F A PEEPING TOM FRIGHTENED sc
TWO LADIES AT THEIR HOME A
ON SECOND STREET m
LAST NIGHT. m
hi
A peeping Tom was frightened from
Second struct homo last night by the ,,,
o occupants, both ladles. nv
About 10:111), before the men of the al;
mlly had returned, the two ladles gr
ere sitting on the front porch. An A,
>eti window threw a strong light on
e house next door, and while the
dies were not in a position to see the j>0
indow, they could plainly see the 1U]
aft of tight. la.
While they were conversing in low |ie,
nes, they wore horrified to see a -j.j
an's shadow thrown upon the house et]
!>;t to them. One of them screamed, Cj.
tile the other ran to the 'phone and ot!
nimonwl the police, who immediateresponded,
but could find no trace ta
lire sneak, rir
SEE JAKE :
Oil
SiD HE V/1LL TELE YOU WHY HE ,f"
GOT AFTER A FELLOW WITH '
HIS MEAT AXE.
ov
Se
Jake Smith hired a colored man a |T,
v.- days ngo to work for him in his ^
staurant. The man worked quite lo;
all and all parties concerned were |(
tisfied until it was found that the ,v?
iwcomer was paying entirely too wf
ueh attention to a certain colored st(
fly, who had already been given away At
' the minister. Above all things a go
nn hates to see another man win- w?
ng too many smiles from his "dusky
ibe." So the man was told that he u.(
iuid go at once. A question was n0
ised about the man's pay, and the va
ords became so warm that Jake had
get his meat axe to drive the man yl(
vay. He immediately went to Jus:e
Amos for a redress of grievances sei
it there was not reason enough to ari
sue a warrant. . ra.
frr
THE RAIN ?
At
ID NOT DETER THE MEMBERS
OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, WHO Cc
ARE OUT FOR A DAY'S
PLEASURE.
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The members of the High School ^
arted on (heir (lay's outing with no a
isurance that a good time would be j(j
ijoyed. One of the hardest rains t)|
; the year was busy when they jel
arted. but they have every prospect nc
: a fine time. q(
The steamer J. O. Watson and barge (ll]
matida. in which the party was con- lju
3yed to Itounrl Bottom, left the local qc
liitrf at 8 A. M. , ou
Superintendent Rosier, Prof. Htmihrey.
Miss Fleming, Miss Lewis and
iss Carter, all teachers In the school, g0
icompanied the party. j1J5
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LISTEN! !
MAUD MULLERS! ! .3.
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Meet at Presbyterian Church, on
hursday evening at 6 o'clock, for a
:sn minutes' conversation. {?
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To Farmers and Wool Growers. ?J<
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I will pay 24 cents for all merchant- *.
lie wool delivered to me at Fairmont *<
: places I take in. I pay the highest
rices and treat the wool grower right. -J.
C^F. RANDALL. F,
JA LEADS THE WAY
COAL. THE BIG PROPELLER
1UFFALO RIVER HEADED
TERDAY EVENING,
RANE IN CHARGE.
BE THE BEGINNING OF THE
"I E GREAT LAKES?A
ILL. BREAK AWAY 1 'itfTHMHUHIMMB
IS SETTLED \
HrFFAI.O. X. Y? May 26.?When
o big propeller Snxona steamed out
: the Buffalo river late yesterday and
jaded up.the Lake for Dulutli,
-st step toward breaking the deadck
bet ween the Lake Carriers' As clatinn
and the Masters' and Pilots'
ssoclaiion, which has tied tip conferee
in tin: groat Lakes for. over ft'
oath, was taken. The l)ig freighter -V
id on lioanl 7.200 tons of hard coal.
Captain D. P. Crane took the vessel
> t he Lakes. Captain Crane was a . ,'ij
ember of Harbor No. 41, Masters'
id Pilots' Association, and is the
st captain to break atvay from the
Captain Crane took with lilui his son
tptain K. \V. Crane, who filled
sit.ion of Mate. At tile Masters'
I pilots' Association It was said
-1 night, that both captains hail
on expelled from tho Association.
tis action was not. until It was learnthat
both men hid quit the Assort
ion and started up the Lakes. /
leer of the Masters' and Pilots!
at. Captain Crane was the only capin
to break away from the Associa
mi. "Tlie other men," lie said, "vmi
and by th i d< mantis
It. is understood in marine circles
at a number of boats will leave
re to-dffy and. to-morrow, Now .that.
ie lias started, it is said, others will
lion- the loader. The propeller John
Hutchinson will start out today.
Lptaiu Chas. Hutchinson, managing
nor of the boat, will sail her. The
mite and Torulin fleet is getting
adv. and It is, expected to start
is morning, There Is a big fleet of
tried boats at the breakwater, and
was reported that many of them
:-re getting up steam last night and
mid start out to-day. Wm. LivingMi.
president of the Lake Carriers'
iKociatlon, sairl last night that a
od slxcd fleet of association boats
)uld soon ho moving up the Lakes.
He said the members wore hard at
>rk, but that some of them would
t have their boats to lea^e their
rious ports for a week.
W. C. Richardson, vice-president of
2 Lake Carriers" Association, is in
lwaukee getting his boats ready for
rvico. He said that applications
u being recelVed every day from
esters who are witling to break away
>m the Association. It is reported
at a number of masters In Mllwauc
will break away unless the strike
settled soon. 7
iKED FOR DEATH CERTIFICATE.
ironcr Amos Received a Letter From A
the Father of Charley Cook.
Coroner Amos this mornins received.
loi ter from Adolph Koch, of Beier- 'is
Sim in Baden, Germany, asking for
loath certificate of his son who was
led in a mine explosion at Stafford,
is county, September 22, 1902. The
tor stated that the certificate is
eessary in order to comply with the
rman laws in regard to military >
ly. Tlie son's name was Karl Koch,
t went here by the name of Charley r,
ok. The certificate will be made
t in German and sent to the father.
hoc Thomas will hrJng his merryround
to Fairmont to-morrow, ft
s not been decided yet where he
11 set it up.
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THE WEATHER. 4*
Showers Are the Fad Now. { 'j.
WASHINGTON, May 2G.?For Jm
West Virginia: Showers to ?
i night and Friday; cooler to- ?J?
> night in. Western portion; cool
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