it may be i
" prof. u.s.
"THE POPULAR SUPERINTENDENT;
OP PARKERSBURG SCHOOLS i
IS SPOKEN OF FOR THE
Coupled with the announcement oi"
Fairmont's school superintendent for
the State Superintendent-}-. came the
assurance that if he were nominated
die would be elected. This made the
friends of our home school tuite so
licitoos aoout nzs buuwsoui, a j
member of the Board of Education
informed the West Virginian that an
^effort is being made to secure Professor
JJ. S. Fleming. In fact, this member
says Professor Fleming was ask<ed
to come last year, but he had
promised to stay with Parltersburg
- and could not corae. However, he
said at that time, he might come this
year and we hope he may do so.
Professor Fleming is one of our own
sons. He has property interests here,
and it would be much to his liking to
l>e in Fairmont. As we understand.
It is only a matter of salary, but Fairmont
has money enough to secure a
icapabl^ school superintendent and
won't have to be thwarted on that
It has been suggested that when
the matter of a bond issue comes
np for public school buildings, that a
bill be prepared putting the First
Wrard schools in with the others so
that cmr school interests be no longer
separated. An adjustment of that
matter can easily be made. If we
put all our schools under the same =
system and then get such a sttperin- ,
tendent as Professor Fleming, our I
schools would take higher rank than I
turner exit; pusotriio wnuiuiunc. ?? *_ (
suggest that the matter he taken up
without delay, ana a committee from
the First ward meet with a like com-, .
' mittee from the Fairmont schools to
take the matter under consideration.
"We hope the Board of Education will
take immediate action in the matter
of securing Professor Fleming, if possible.
We ought not take any chances
i on being deprived of a superintend- ^
ent right in the midst of the school
year, as we would lie in case of the
-election of Mr. Rosier as State Superintendent.
The matter will no doubt
toe looked after, for w6 have that as- :
surance and Mr. Showalter, president
!'- , of the Board of Education, is now in f
Farkersburg. The selection of Pro- k
Xessor Fleming would meet with the r.
enthusiastic approval of our citizens. v
Dr. Lucas Recalled. i
1 Dr. J. H. Lucas, pastor of the Peo- i
| pie's Temple, will remain with his i
Fairmont congregation anotner year. '
The delegates to the'conference tvere '
instructed to ask him to return the a
coming year. Dr. Lucas will accept, '
the call and will glailly remain. He 1
has done good work the past year and i
it has heen appreciated by his con- 5
Died at Miners' Hospital.
Salvatore Estes, an Italian miner at 1
Monongal], was crushed so badly in c
the mines Saturday that, lie died at 1
the Miners' Hospital yesterday morn-" '
tag. Several brothers of the dead 1
man are working at Jionongati." Un- 1
?leitaker Musgrave buried the remains 1
in Holy Cross cemetery this after- 5
Fairmont and Clarksburg suburban
car No. 15, while standing on Tucker 1
siding yesterday was struck by light- '
ning and the armature was burned :
oat, without doing any other damage,
however. Carl Somers, one of the efficient
shop employes, was on the car
and repaired the damage within thirty
J. L. Booher Home.
J. jL. Booher, the well known turfman,
returned from St. Bonis this
morning for a week's visit to his family.
Mr. Booher has been operating
on Western tracks for the past few
V.; years, and his string made several
* -winnings at Oakland this spring.
Ball Team Goes East.
The local team left on No. 8 this
morning for a six game trip East. It
plays Piedmont to-day. Qualey will
pitch. The team includes the. following:
Edwards, Vasblnder, Qualey,
Core, Bryson, Stillwell, McDonald,
Helm, Oibbs, Wayman and Stewart.
June Arnett has charge.
V HEN WE CANT HAVE SOMETHING
DOING IN FAIRMONT?
A FEMININE SCRAP IS THE
As the result of a .combat In the
'irst Tvard Saturday evening. Mrs.
Jarali Walker is in the county jail, i
jot in a cell., but she is boarding ;
i*ith the county. She has no desire <
o run away, so ,she is not locked up ;
11 a cell. According to her story, she :
vas at the home or' her sou in the i
Hrst ward and was rloing some won- j <
n the kitchen when her daughter-ina\v
began throwing' chairs, skillets
tnd numerous other articles at her.
?he retaliated by spinning the stove
ifter through the air. and being good '
n her aim. the daughter was struck
ibove the eye. Recourse in the
jotirts was sought and Humane Constable
Sample, the fleet-footed, was on
he scene in just one minute, two secmds
and three ticks after the battle
jp.ened. The elderly woman was alnost
carried through the air to the
rourt of Justice Swindler, who senenced
her (o jail for ten days. The
voman claims that she has not been
seated right by her children and that
he v ill swear out a peace warrant as
soon as she is free.
Actor Sullivan Dead.
XEW YORK, June 20.?John T. Sullivan,
the actor, who was divorced
two weeks ago by Rose Coghlan, the
actress, died yesterday afternoon at
Hotel Bartholdi of heart disease. He
was 42 years old on Saturday.
He had been confined to his bed for
nearly two weeks. Mr. Sullivan was
a member of the Lambs," the Actors'
. - -r^.l r-. Artf-s.-c.* cn
society anci tne ruus.
ciety held a special meeting last night
to malie arrangements for the funeral.
ROME, June 20.?A telegram from
Chee Foo states that on Saturday the
Japanese began a land bombardment
of Port Arthur for the purpose of
testing their siege guns. The Russians
replied to their fire. The result
of the duel indicated that the
Japanese guns have the desired range.
Another Bartenders' Outing.
The bartenders will give another
outing at their Little Falls "Farm"
July 3d. Plenty of refreshments will
be supplied and excellent order guaranteed.
. : - .-.1 ..... ".'IT c; >?- -
ftbfttff J .*-,
. l?>if'*"*'$ *<I
,L STALKING AROUND AMONG DEA
EVERY HOUR AS THE RESULT OF j
THE SLOCUIM HORROR?
THIRTY FUNERALS THIS
THE CORONER'S INQUEST WILLPROBE
AS DEEPLY AS POSSIBLE
INTO THE CAUSE OF
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NEW 1 UHK. June zu.?seven nones.
three of them women, three girls,
mil one boy, victims of the Slocum
disaster, were picked up in the East
river and the Long Island Sound before
P o'clock this morning. This
makes C37 bodies that have been recovered
up to dare. Bodies are coming
ashore every hour at different
points. Five hundred and seventyfive
of the bodies recovered have
been identified and nearly all of them
nave been buried. Thirty funerals
tool; place this . morning. The relief
fund to date amounts to $35,000. Of
this $15,000 has been expended for
funerals and $10,000 has been disbursed
to the needy to afford temporary
relief. The relief committee pro
poses to raise an acltlltionai tuna 01
.*125,000 which will be used to care
for orphans and aged persons.
The Coroner's inquest to determine
who is responsible for the loss of life
caused by the burning of the General
Slocum began to-day at the Armory of
the Second Battery., at Bathgate avenue
and 177th street, in the Bronx.
More than 200 witnesses have been
summoned and the exhibits include
the decayed life preservers, the can't
as hose and the water valves on the
stand pipes. The inquest will bring
out. it is expected, the following disputed
At what point was the fire discovered
Could Captain Van Shaick have
ltoohltoH at ?n v nninr rlnwii r"hf* river
other than North Brother's Island?
Did the officers and crew do all that
was possible to save life?
Were life saving equipments aboard
the Slocum in good condition and if
not, who is responsible?
The effect of the Slocum disaster
upon excursion traffic by boat lto suburban
resorts has been hurtful. This
was shown when large boats considered
well protected from such catastrophes
as befel the General Slocum.
left the piers on the Bast and
North, rivers with fewer than, their
usual quota of passengers aboard.
Despite the fact that the Slocum in
(Continued on 8th Page.)
JO GO I
THE MODERN WOODMEN HAVE
DECIDED NOT TO GIVE THE
CARNIVAL AS FORMERLY
The much talkeci-OL street camivui j
will not he held in Fairmont. It was
the intention of the Modern Woodmen
to have one here next week, but some
things have not turned out right and
at a meeting of the camp Saturday
night it v. as decided not to have it.
The Craft Amusement Company was
not in a position to do just what the
lodge wanted, and then a representative
of the Berger Exposition Company
was here, but both parties to
the contract could not agree and the
camp voted it down. When the representatives
of the lodge appeared before
the City Council, they promised
a clean fair and nothing else would be
allowed. Fearing that something orfensive
to the people might he
brought, jt was thought Ijest not to
have the fair.
DOESN'T LOOK GOOD. A
J- The H. <fc X. Railroad Coin- A
j? pany has notified the owner of
A the rooms it now occupies as A
Zm offices (hat the rooms will be
given up the first of July. The ?Jreason
assigned is that of cur- -J.
A tailing expenses while construe- ?.
J- tion work is not going on. ?J |?
There Is 110 rumor or guess,- -J
.J- work about this, as we saw the
.J. letter of notification. Attorney ?.
J? Conaway says he does not look ?J J
for work to resume this year.
J- but he thinks there is no doubt
J. of the ultimate building of the
.J. road. Quite a sum of money ?|i
was paid out for rights of way ?J f?
in Barbour county only last ?J j.
week. Ail Fairmonters can do
is" to so ahead and work as ??
J- though the AVabash had. aban- ??
J. doned the route entirely, and ??
4. then if it comes it will be all
.J. right, and If it doesn't we can .$
A get along without it. ?.
a|a A A A ?r. ^ ^ ^ A A
Dr.?Brooks A?. Reese, of Cameron,
is In the city tcr-dayi.with a "view of
locating .here tor practice Jiis profession.
A..% .v .% -5- .% .!- 4> 4- 4- 4- 4- 1.11
v -I f,
*i 4- |
Selected For the Contractors ??
<*?? cf the Fairmont and Man- ?? ! ^
J. nington Street Railway. ?Y? j
General Contractor Shultz,
who lias? been awarded the con- ?
tract for building the Fairmont ?.
??. and Mannington Street. Hallway.
lias rented a suite of rooms on
V the fifth floor of the Geo. M. $. t0
4. Jacobs building:. and will take J- sjl
possession of same at once. It- ev
A is the intention to commence ac- sj.
i. tual construction 011 the road as ac
soon as possible. p,
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SAID MRS. ALBERT HART AND *!'
THEN DRANK POISON?HAS A '
BROTHER IN MORGAN- '
JIORGANTOWN, U*. Va., .June DO?
(Special.)?Mrs. Albert Hart commit- ju
ted suicide Sunday at I.aurel Point by
drinking the contents of an ounce d.
via!, supposed to have contained laud- B(
Some throe or four months ago Mrs; s(
Hart and her husband parted. On cj
Friday night he called to see her and a,
after a long talk they stated their Intention
of again living together and sc
he was to go after her Sunday and h,
rake her to Fairmont. h.
On Saturday Mrs. Hart told mem- lc
bers of the family at Mr. Barker's B
that she was tired of life, its trials
and troubles and that she was going
to end it all by taking, her own Life.
Between one and two o'clock Sunday
morning Mrs. Hart bad gone to
her room alone, called out to the girls sleeping
in an adjoining room, "good- ^
bye. girls!" For some minutes those
who heard her bid t hem good-bye,
thought strange of her calling out to
them at that time of night and remembering
iter remarks of a few hours
previous they decided to go to her 1
room and make an investigation.
A little later upon entering the in
room, the girls found her lying on
her face breathing heavily. A phy- ^
sician was called but as he lived two ^
miles away, it was 2:30 o'clock before
he reached there. Dr. Hartigan. of ^
this place, was also called and the ^
two did all in their power to revive
her hut without success and she riled "
at 0:15. Site was the daughter of '
Mr. and l\Irs. Robert Shean, both deceased,
of this place.
She was about. 40 years of age and
was married several years ago. She
;s survived by her husband and two
brothers, Frank Shean, of this place,
and John Shean, of Allegheny, Pa.
Col. Sam S. Vinson Dead.
HUNTINGTON, \V. V'a., June 10.?
Col. Samuel S. Vinson died here this
evening, aged seventy-two. Under
the Cleveland administration lie was
United States marshal for the district
of West Virginia, and has always been
active in Democratic politics in West
Virginia. But few men were better
known in tli6 southern section of the
State, and the development of the
Twelve Pole and Big Sandy valleys
came largely through his efforts. Pie
was the father-in-law of Congressman
.Tames A. Hughes. V
WASHINGTON, June 20.?The Jap- b
anese Legation to-day received the r
following official dispatch from Tokio:
"General Uko reports - that the
Russian corpses hurled by us near
Telissu up to the evening of the 17th lt
amounted to 516. Bodies are still-being
discovered and it is believed the e
number will be considerably increased.
The natives say that during
the engagement the Russians carried ti
back by the railway many 01 tneir o
killed and wounded, while later when v
about taking flight they burned or
buried many corpses near Hua Hung
Kow. The number o? rifles, guns and
men captured besides those already
reported is increasing. The total is
not yet known.
John Fike, 23, and Mollie Ringer, ?
C. L. Ice, 22, and Vancie Campbell,
jdg e jackson heard ARGUments
and decided to ADmit
letters for com- ^f|
c. m alone; a former fairkonter,
expert. gives very / ' \?i|
damaging testimony. h'-m
(Special to the West Virginian.) -if
PARKERSBURG. W. Va.. June 20. .3
In the Seatty case Judge Jackson
day heard arguments from both ':
ties on the question of admitting as &$jaM
idence the letter received by Blackicre.
together with other writings
Imitted to be the work of Beatty,
jr the purpose of comparison the AjM
<urt allowed them to go In, and S. C. \:5|
alone, an expert on handwriting, . -Sji
as introduced by the government. 'ZM
c swears that the hand-writing of ) ^
e threatening letter is the same as
rat of the other letter admitted to
?vr hten written bv Beatty. He is S3J
imonstrating the points of identity
' means of blackboard.
The argument and the examination
Meior.c consumed the entire fore- '|
ion, and he is still on the stand.
The case is not likely to go to the
ry before Wednesday. *:|
The admission of the letters as cvi- ;j
;nce was stoutly contested by '
tatty's attorneys. Lengthy arguents
were made before Judge Jack- %i
>n, who this morning gave the deslon
above cited. This is regarded
i the strongest point the government " jffl
ss. The letters used for eomparl- f ?I|
in were acknowledged by Beatty to --vdfj
tve been written by him. The
ind-writlng is similar to that in the ''WSBk
ttcr signed "The Five That Mean M&jjl
'ILL NOT BE BEHIN WHEN IT
COMES TO SENSATIONS IF ?
THE WOMEN CAN HELo IT.
When it comes to sensationalism,
/.town is not to be left br hind Yesi'day
was a day off down there and
Stead of going to church' like the
.fijtle of our city, some of the fair
ix decided to settle some trouble
iat. had been brewing for some time. r-_4s
seems that. Lldda Hawkins and an- :,i?
her woman went into the garden be- 'i.
tig to* Sarah Conawaj- and Minnie
(. Donald and pulled up some of the c
.If onions and choice beans. That
ippened earlier in the season. Like
io First warder with the Colfaxer,
ie story goes that these women in- 'M
red in their property, decided to, ||
ike the pay out of the others' ep- "fjg
ermal coverings. Hotly did the bat- , s
l- rage for several minutes until at
ugth the assaulting parties decided J
iat the debt had been paid; Not so .J
ith the assaulted. They straight- :
ay sought the Justice's office, where " "3
leir compiaint was made. An
officer went down and -hunted
!1 over the city but only one of the
sfendants could be found. It Is ' ; ?
lought. that she has left the country.
elebration Was Held To-day By
West Virginians at Chicago. , K.'
CHICAGO, 111., -Tune 20.?The West
irginia delegation at the Lexington 5i
otel kept open house to-day, in celeration
of a birthday anniversary. jHSS
lie State is 41 years old to-day. Sen- 1 vBfl
tor Scott and other leading men of
le delegation spent a good deal of 1 W
me at headquarters to act as hosts i
) ail who cared to come and join \ '
lem in happy commemoration of the A ...J
Philiji Pitzer, who holds an impor- r'aa
int position at Mannlngton, spent Jifl
unday with his parents in the- Fifth ,ggi|
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