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570 RECOVERI
( ANI
iBAKING TOTAL OF EIGHX HUNDRED
AND THIRTY-THREE.
|. ARE THE LATEST FIG-,
f URES.
THE FIRE IN THE SLOCUM WAS
PROBABLY DUE TO AN EXj,
. FLODING OIL LAMP.
!; TSTBW YORK, June IS?To-day, the
V first funeral day for the victims of
i the General Slocum saw the strickj
-en, the east side district thronged
with people. Many were mourning
I friends and relatives of the dead; the
. others were attracted to the scene by
that morbid curiosity so prevalent in
human nature.
; The total number of victims recovered
up fo this morning is 570
The total number of missing is 2C3.
j, indicating total death list of S33. Of
j] . ."the "bodies recovered 522 have been
i identified, a remarkable showing for
! sttch a general catastrophe. Two
hundred and eighty-six of the recovered
dead are children, 253 are women
and 23 men.
A. large number of the missing are
believed to be wedged in under the
bulk of the Slocum, which is lying in
the mud on her side off Hunts Point.
Seine question has arisen as to who
i . > shall move the hulk. The wreckers
have asked for $11,000 for the task.
The Knickerbocker Steamboat Com1
pany claim that the removal of the
fctilk is the duty of marine under,,
writers but others claim that as the
disaster occurred when the boat was
the property of the steamboat company,
they should spare no expense
tq recovering the dead. The city authorities
have intimated that if something:
is not done to-day steps will
he taken to compel those legally responsible
to remove the wreck.
The Coroner's Inquest * into the
cause, and responsibility for the dis -aster
will begin on Monday. A witncss
turned., up to-day who declares
- that the fire started below-ninetieth
; - -street.
- If this is so. it shows that Captain
Van Shaick ran the burning vessel
for nearly-two miles before he beached
her. River men have pointed out
eight places between Ninety-first
?.7 Aolr Pninr nil rtparpr the
place where the fire is supposed to
* have originated than North Brotherrs
Jsland. where the boat could have
ireen beached and possibly man).lives
saved.
The witness is John Engelmann,
-who came to the morgue this morning
to look for two sisters who were lost.
Be says that he jumped oyerboard
' with his wife in his arms at Ninety
second street, and that the fire broke
out several blocks below that point.
He saved his wife and himself but
could 'not help his sisters.
The preliminary investigations
have established the fact, it is believed,
that the fire started iri the
forward hold on the steamboat in a
compartment known as the lamp
room. In the room was stored a barrel
of kerosene oil and some benzine.
The fire was probably due to an exploding
oil lamp.
nnnorwnT ii&in n
nUUOCVCLI H11U
HAVE 1VIADE THEIR APPEARANCE!
AT CHICAGO?SENATOR
SCOTT SAYS FAIRBANKS
WILL BE NAMED.
CHrr.*>^; June IS.?Senator Scott,
of West Virginia, appeared in the lob i
1>y of the annex wearing a beautiful
large Roosevelt and Fairbanks butTon.
The appearance of this button is
/taken as an indication that somebody
in authority knows that Fairbanks
- ' has given the- word that he is wil>
Vling.
Asked about the significance of the
Ijntton, Senator Scott said:
"Fairbanks will be the next Vice|
President."
A Slight Wreck.
A head-on freight collision on the
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WW -y-SLi 'ana jrittsouis uinowu uj. tn-vi
\ K & O., delayed Pittsburg division
j Sa 3 three hours this morning. One
' . -engineer claims the train got beyond
control, -while others think he overTanked
his orders. Fortunately no one
wns injured.
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V&i-Viv
"Western Maryland private car No.
200 went -west to-day on 71.
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W. C. T. U.
THE MEETING AT FARMiNGTON !
PROMISES TO BE A VERY
FINE ONE WILL BE HELD
IN M. E. CHURCH.
The West \^r?inian published a notice
yesterday of the meeting of Marion
county W. C. T. U. institute, to
be held at Farmington. June 23-24.
Relow we give the urogram of exer
cises:.
3:00 P. M.?Devotional service.
3: 15?Organization of institute.
Appointment of secretary.
Appointment of committees.
3:30?What to read and and how to
read it.
3:40?Our Periodicals,, Mrs. Hattie
E. Scott, Mannington.
3:50?What Can We Do in the Sunday
School and Young People's Societies;
Miss Alice Ireland, Worthington.
Discussion.
4:05?Xo Alcoholics in Medicine:
Mrs. X. R. C. Morrow, State president,
\V. C. T. U.
4:20?Question drawer, conducted
by Miss Ensign, National organizer
and corresponding secretary for
Ohio.
4 :30?Announcements.
Adjournment.
\ Evening.
S:00?Gold Medal Oratorical Contest.
Friday, June 24.
9:00 A. M.?Bible reading.
9:10?Minutes.
G 1 ^ What to IVpar nnr? T-Tr>w rn I
Wear it. :
9:25?Evangelistic Work, and Its
Relations to Other Departments. Mrs.
J. Engle. State Evangelist.
9:35?The "Y and Why."
J):45?:The L. T. L., Mrs, Lenna ,
Yost, State secretary, Loyal Temper- '
aiiee Legion.
10:00?Department drill, conducted
by Miss Frances Ensign.
11:00?Our Country, Its Needs, Its
Opportunities, Its Responsibilities;
Mrs. Adella Stewart, Amos.
Discussion.
11:20?What Must be Taught in the
Publis Schools to insure a Generation
of Total Abstainers
11:30?Question drawer.
11:15 ? Announcements, noontide, '
prayer, adjournment.
Afternoon. June 24.
2:00?Devotional?The Bible" Our 1
Text Book. ^
2:15?A Model Union, conducted' 1
by Mrs. X. R. C.< Morrow. '
3:00-?Ministers' hour. (
4:00?Is It Worth While to Report; *
Mrs. F. P Parks,- State corresponding^ 1
secretary. 1
4:13?What the \V. C. T. tJ. Has 1
Accomplished; Miss Francis Ensign. '
4:30?Minutes, announcements, ad- \
journment. 1
Evening.
S:00?Address by Miss Frances En- J
sign, National organizer and corres- 1
ponding .secretary for Ohio.
1IRBANKS BUTTONS
"Did lie say that he will accept the ,
nomination?"
"No, he did not, but I say so. You'll
see many more burtons like it here
in a short while."
Sentiment here, appears to be all
Fairbanks. It is not an uprising on
his behalf, but a simple belief that
he will be nominated, and that there
is no use of further worrying. Senator
Foraker said: "I do not think
there is any doubt about the nomination
of Fairbanks."
The Hitt boom does not appear to ,
be taking hold. His illness is unfortunate
for his boom, since his age, and ,
the attendant possibility of infirmity
is one of the strongest arguments
used against him.
BUFFACO, N. Y., June IS.?Maynard
hovel], 22 years old, committed
suicide in his room at No. 422 Pearl
street yesterday because he feared
he would not pass his examinations
at ixic ouit-c i>ui luui oi-UuuiOn
Jane 30th the fire at Johns
Bros, will be extinguished for a two
months' shut down. On the day following
the blowers will give "a picnic
at East Fairmont Park.
iiiiSi
Snap shot of the daily riot ir
FOURTIMES |
kVAS THE CURRENT TURNED ON j
BEFORE MOSE JOHNSON
WAS PRONOUNCED
DEAD.
THE CRIME FOR WHICH HE
. PAID THE PENALTY WAS
A MOST BRUTAL
ONE.
OHIO PENITENTIARY. COLUMBUS,
Ohio, June IS.?Mose Johnson,
colored, was executed at 12:30 Sat- i
jrday morning. The victim was in
:he chair for IS minutes, and during
:hat time the current, was turned into
rim four times. While .the electrical
apparatus did not cause death instanty
as in cases prior to the execution
if Schiller Thursday night, the scenes
macted then were not repeated. The
loctors profited by their experience
if Thursday night, and rather than
he compelled to place the prisoner
hack into the chair after he was de:lared
dead, they waited a sufficient
length of time to prove conclusively
that there was not a spark of life in
the body. Heretofore, the physicians
have relied alone upon their ears to
learn if there were heart beats, but
t-Vin ctoflirvcpnTiP W,1S
brought into use , and after the first ;
charge that Instrument revealed faint '
pulsations. No one can give an adequate
explanation of the failure of 1
the current to do deadly work iu 1
the first charge, as is usually- the case,
and the only cause ascribed is that
the men were of strong resisting
power.
Mose Johnson was convicted of the 1
murder of Ethvard Test, an insurance
agent in Portsmouth, Ohio, on the
night of October 17,-1903.
Test had gone to the residence of
Mrs. Sarah Callum to collect the pre
tnium on an Insurance policy when :
Johnson and a man named Rufus
Burcham. mistaking Test for a friend
of Mrs. Cullum, broke into the house
and attacked him. A fierce struggle
ensued, during which Test was stabbed
five times and was begging his
assailants to spare his life when Johnson
fired two shots into his back and
left him to die. Burcham is serving
a life sentence.
A Big Gasser.
A heavy gas well came in on the
farm of Felix S. Martin "on Bingamon
this week. Mr. Martin is the fatherin-law
of C.- B. Nay, of the Fifth
ward.. v
H. B. Harvejy Elkins, A. S. Douglas
and F. C. Corbin, M<5rgantown,
and J. W. Selvey and son, Grafton,
are at the Tavern.
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'.^Senatorial-Convention Will Be -J?
J. Held at Traction Park.
-J*
J. The Senatorial convention for
the Eleventh district will be
-J. lield in the pavilion at Traction .J.
J. Park, Tuesday, June 21, at 2:30 v
J. P. M. Special cars have been ?J>
J. secured to carry the people to v
J. the Park. Junkins' band will .J.
go to Morgantown to escort the -JMonongalia
delegation to our -t,
J. town. Of course, as we all .J.
?* know, the nominee of the con- ?.
?t. vention, Col. .loe McDermott, -J.
2. will be in that crowd. This -J.
-J- popular hand will also furnish ?
?? music at the Park. Tuesday
will he a love feast for Monon- ?J"
galia, Taylor and Marion lie- -?
.* publicans. -J.
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A. A A A A --- ' *. AAA A
A Hapny Crowd.
A happy crowd was seen coming
ap Jefferson street to the Courthouse
this morning. Any person who
saw them could easily tell that there
would be a wedding shortly. There
were about half a dozen of them and
they were all talking and laughing in
such a degree that the worthies
curs that gnaw bones on the Courthouse
lawn forgot to growl. The
crowd wended Its way to the County
Clerk's office, where the license was
issued. The smile that played on
that young man's face when he saw
the picture at the top of the license,
is still flying through the air in the
clerk's office. After obtaining the
license the procession moved off to
hunt a, priest, where those two hearts
that have been beating as one for the
past few months, were welded together
so that they can never- beat
any other way.
A STRONG FIGHT
Is Being Made In the SlackshereBeatty
Case.
PARKERSBURG, June 18.?(Special.)?Nothing
new has developed
in the Blacksbere-Beatty trial here.
Col. A. Howard Fleming was on the
witness stand last evening and again
this morning. He will probably be
called again Monday. The government
is making a strong fight. The
defense will probably have its witnesses
on the stand Monday or Tuesday.
From present Indications the
trial will last several days Into next
week.
;Beatty is taking the trial very coolly.
He does not show any signs of
fear and is apparently confident of
his acquittal. izi&ty'.
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CALLED TO CHICAGO
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IS.. SECRETARY CORTELYOUTHE
COMMITTEE WILL AC- 1
QUIESCE IN WHATEVER
THE PRESIDENT DE- 1
SIRES. 1
THERE IS NO PERSONAL OBJEC- 1
TION TO MR. CORTELYOU? 1
IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF
HAVING AN EXPERIENCED
MAN.
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.CHICAGO, 111., June IS.?H Cortelr ,
you is to be elected Chairman of the !
National Committee it Is absolutely
essential that he come to Chicago at !
once.
That is the substance of a telegram ]
that has been sent to President ,
Roosevelt by Congressman Littaucr, .
of New York, after a careful sizing .
up of the strength of the opposition
to Mr. Cortelyou's selection. This
call for assistance is stemming the ]
tide of antagonism in itself shows
the Intensity of feeling among the
members of the national committee
who believe that a practical man '
should he chosen to run the cam- '
paign. Mr. Cortelyou is now In Mass- '
acliusetts. It is possible that he may 1
come here before convention assem- '
bles. Senator Lodge, of Massachu- ''
setts, and Cornelius N. Bliss, who is to
he treasurer of the national com- 1
mittee, both of whom fully approve 1
the President's choice of Mr. Cortel- '
you, are expected here to-day or to- '
morrow.
Their arrival on the ground may
create a change in the present sen- '
timent. As personal representatives l
of teh President, they will bo able to ]
give definite aspurancds to the mem- i
hers of the national committee as to ?
of the President, they will bo able to t
If the President" is determined to i
have Cortelyou, it is certain that the
national committee will acquiesce.
The committee will not fight the ,
President on this question, whatever j
its members may think of the wis- .
dom of his choice. ,
dci -t- i imp nniNRS.
The Monongah Glass Company's
Plant Is Nearlng Completion.
The Monongah Glass Co.'s plant
which was. so exhaystively described
in the West Virginian some weeks
since, is nearlng completion. The
floors, some of stone ad some of
brick, are being placed at this time.
The most serions thing they have to
contend with is the absence of city
water, \yhieh the Board of Trade is
now endeavoring- to get for them.
raw an
WAS RE-ELECTED PRINCIPAL OF
THE FAIRMONT NOR M AtgaBgHfe
SCHOOL ? MISS ROSS
GOES TO HUNTINGMISS
EDNA WERTZ WAS TRANSFERRED
FROM CONCORD TO
FAIRMONT?NOT MANY
CHANGES MADE IN
OTHER SCHOOLS.
WHEELI.YG, June IS.?The hoard Si
it regents of the State Normal
chools held a meeting at. the McLure
House last night, and' In
ion to transacting routine business : >= ;
elected the teachers tor next year.
The entire hoard was present, name- .
y: Stale Superintendent. T. C. Miller. >'
iresident; William Strauss, of Partersburg.
secretary; Ira B. Robinson.
>f Grafton; E. A. Dunn, of Red Sat->hur
Springs; H. D. Snyder, of Shepterd.stown.
and H. C. Ogden. of this
The faculties of the Normal schools y
vore re-appointed with a few exceplons.
Miss Olivo Ross was transerred
from Fairmont to Marshall
College: Miss Werts from Concord*
o Fairmont, and Miss Orr, from Hun- ?.. ..
ington to Concord. '
Miss Pearl I-Iosie, of Wheeling, who
las been one of the most efficient
eachers at Glenville for several
ears, was not an applicant for rejection.
Music teachers for Falrnont
and West Liberty were not
hosen, and there Is one vacancy at 'Saj
Ilenville remaining to be filled.
Following is a complete list of the j
ppointments made: '
Marshall College?-L. J. Corbl y.
irinclpal; Mrs. Naomi Everett, first,
isslstant; Anna S. Cummins, trainng
teacher; \V. M. Meredith, Lillian *
Jaekney. George M. Ford. Harriet
5. Johnson, Olive : Ross, R. J. Sarteant.
B. F. Williamson, J. A. Fitz;erald,
Fnnnie Burgess. Music
eachers: Khoda Crumrine. Flora E.
Pope. Elocution, Mamie Ware. - .'.-J
Fairmont?W. L. McCowan, principal;
E. E. Mercer, first assistant; Ida
Abbott, H. F. Rogers, Mary E. Mclonn.
Willa Hart Butcher, William
it. Shaw, Edna E Wcrtz. EIocu:ion,
Mabel N. Simmons.- Music
each or not chosen. j!lll||||g
Shepherd College?J. li. K.nuui,
principal; J. D. Muidoon, first assist- y;
nit: Mrs. Mabel Henshaw Gardner,
Elizabeth - N. Stnlnaker, Anna B.
IVoolery, Blanche Corbin. Elocution.
Miss - Stier.
West Liberty-?Lorain Fortuey,
principal; C'ullle N. Curtis, first as- .
fist ant; Maude-I. Jefferson. Mollle V.
Smith, Mary L. Yeaget, A. S. Dell.
Elocution. Sarah Louise Brown. Music
teachers not1 chosen. ;
Concord?A. S. Thorn. principal;
1. F. Halroyci, first assistant; H. D.
Karnes. J. N; Holyman, Blanch Bifcttcr.
Cordelia Orr, Frances B. Caldwell.
Music teacher, Mrs. Sarah '3;
Bydenst richer.
Gienville?John C. Shaw, principal;
E. G. Rohrbaugh, first assistant;
.ynne Waddell. Phrania Zink.
- MUKDEN, June IS.?Wounded in
arge numbers are arriving from the
tattiefield at Vasangow. Early yeserday
morning ah ambulance train i-^JS-JiS
with "nine officers ana 4C4 wounded,
while two hours later.JlfflfflHB
mother train with 29 . officers and
>70 wounded men arrived at the dotot.
The wounded soldiers say the - 4j
Russian retreat at Vafangow was
>elns effected in perfect order when
:hey leftUALTIMORE,
Md., June IS.?
Tommy Daly, of Brooklyn, last nifjht
mocked out Joe Tipman, of this city,
lefore the Eureka A. C.. in. the 12th
-ound of which was scheduled to be
l 15 round contest. Daly out-fought Sfl
he local boy from the start to" the .
Inlsh.
PARIS, June IS.?Sarah Bernhardt
ivho has been on the out's with her ,'M
ending man, Max, to-day arranged'
in affecting conciliation with htm,
md the two will appear in London
on Monday next. . . r-vixsgI
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4- THE WEATHER.
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V May Have Sunday ShoweradjjH
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4- WASHINGTON, JunjSjSgS|ffl|
f- For West Virginia t
V warmer to-nighl.Jm|
?> ly cloudy,'
i- " ^wnmrTTfTrHM ffTMiraiffifli
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