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,VQI^aBl-L^__ FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, jW^
BURGLAR FO ;/ CV . . BUT WAS FRIGHTENED AWAY BEFORE COMPLETING HIS WORK IN A FIRST s. ; WARD HOME. THE FAMILY PASSED A SOMEWHAT RESTLESS NIGHT AFTER THE VISIT OF AN UN w c.l_o,,oivi c. uo&oiThe burglars reported in towns about us. but from which we were free, have at last made their entry here. Before 9 o'clock Tuesday even.tag, while the family of J. F. Van , Gilder, in company with some young friends, were enjoying themselves on the front veranda, .ihey heard a door hang up stairs. The oldest daughter ran up and found a door open that she thought was closed. A fear seiz; ed her a& the same time from a sense of some unseen presence, and turning about she found another door open leading to her father's room, which she knew had been shut, he being away from home at the time. She then returned to the company, who teased her for being so easily frightened. But at that moment a door .was again heard to bang, when they 'all rushed up to explore. They then found the last door closed, open again. Upon entering, they discovered the room in confusion, and the top mattress and bedding turned back, and on the side of the bed lay the bag in which their father kept his loose change. Their father, on leaving, had taken $25 in paper money, leaving $39 of silver still in the bag, and replaced in the bed for safety. On finding it now open on the side of the bed, they' examined it and found that $7 had been taken, arid the rest left in the open bag behindi They also found that the adjoining .room door, of which was. first closed, had also been entered and the bedding disarranged as the last. The theory is that the thief entering by the back way while the family was front, had gone up and searched the first room, where the son slept, and finding nothing had then gone to the second room, that of the father, where he doubtless was at his work when the daughter came up and closed the first door and then the second, just as he began to disgorge the bag, but took fright and fled after making only one pull at it, and left no trace behind, but going out by the rear way ? - ?l- - 1 * Ti uy vvuicu nc littu cuicicu. j-w? tunate the discovery .was made in time to save part of the booty, though the family did spend a restless night over their experience. WIFE FACES ~ | UGLY CHARGE THE BENSON -MINES MURDER MYSTERY SEEMS TO BE ABOUT SOLVED?ONE CONFESSION MADE. CANTON, N. Y? June 30.?The police believe they have solved the Ben; son Mines, St. Lawrence county, murder case. Mrs. Carrie Kipp, aged 45, and William Burrell, a saloon keeper of the same age, both of Benson Mines, are under arrest, charged with t conspiring to murder Joseph Kipp, v the woman's husband, several weeks ago. It is charged that Levi Kipp, a son of the Kipps, did the deed at the instigation of his mother and Burrell. The arrests were made as the result of a confession made by Levi Trf-nri in which be sflvs that he was |fcired to poison his father by his HHhother and Burrell. He declares that line at first refused to do the deed, f but after .much pressure had been . brought to bear and after many arguments as to the chances of detection he consented. Licenses to Wed. Dr. George Sellers Wallace, 35, and Lucy Ross Stewart, 30. C., William R. Satterfield, 23, and Gertie R. Kendrick, 19. Amor B. Cole, 27, and Mary Zoe Dough, 23. Hugh McDonald, 26, and TConie bittie, 26. Mr. and Mrs. J. Cal Robinson, of Barnes' Heights, Fifth ward, left this afternoon for a week's visit" in Bar7. bour county. Miss Alice Skafer., formerly a nurse at the. Cook Hospital, left today for .Webster Springs. ... '' " 4- . ' THE FRESHMEN EIGHT OARED RACE BETWEEN THE NEW ENGLAND COLLEGS WAS A VERY CLOSS ONE. WITH MEN ROWING LIKE PIECES OF MACHINERY, YALE CAME OUT VICTOR BY HALF A LENGTH. NEW LONDON*, June 30.?In a wind that kicked up a swell big enough to dash water into the shells but yet did not dissipate the big one that shut out both crews from sight a hundred yards away, Yale won the Freshmen eight oared, race to-day by a scant half a length over" Harvard. In spite of the flying start the crimson crews were obliged to take owing to the loss of their stake boat, the Cambridge lads caught the water first at the pistol crack and forged ahead a half length to the quarter mile post rowing a stroke of 3G. On the race however, the Yale crew hit up a stroke Of . 3G that sent their shells speeding through the water at a magnificent rate and at the half mile nost they had overcome the crimson's lead. At the mile mark Harvard spurted and for the next quarter ran aliead of the Yale crew. It was a beautiful race at this point, each crew rowing at 34 and hardly rippling the water as they feathered the stroke. At the mile and a half Harvard- was still, in the lead by a quarter of length, but to maintain it her men had been compelled to raise their stroke to 30 and it was evident that there was more power and better form in the Yale shell. Swinging into the finish the boats were separated by hardly a nose. The Yale men began the last spurt and for a moment, in a desperate effort to keep her lead, Harvard struck up a stroke of 36. The men were tired so that even ^during the spurt the Yale men held their own. As they entered the last quarter the crimson stroke sagged again to 34. The final rally had failed. The Yale shells slowly but steadily pushed its bow into the fore and every man rowing like a piece of machinery, flashed past the finished line a victor by half a length. Harvard utterly wearied. but rowing determinedly . pass eu uuu.t;i iuc wuc xuiii. a. oc^uuu luitj. The official time was: Yale, 10:20. Harvard, 10:20:30. RIGHTS OF WAY ABE TO COME UP FOR CONSIDERATION 3EFORE THE NEW YORK STATE RAILWAY COMMISSION. ROCHESTER. N. Y? June, 30.?The State Railway Commission will hold a session at the Porters Hotel this morning, at 10 o'clock for the purpose of hearing the application of the Rochester and Eastern Railway Company for a franchise. The members of the commission are George Dunn, of Binghamton: Frank M. Baker, of Oswego and Joseph M. Dickey, of Newburgh. A franchise was granted to the Rochester and Eastern Railway two years ago, but it was fought in the courts by the New_York Central on the ground that- the road did not follow the line specified in the articles jof incorporation. The agreement of the railway to follow"private rights of way through the country and go tkroil rrli 1-k ^ onJ V\ i or "It UTO TTC nnlw i.u*vyuaii i.uc scxccco auu u "???j in "cities and villages was appended to the franchise when granted. Bjt a decision of the appellate division recently the franchise was set aside. The road now mahes a new application! e i Prominent Man Missing. PARKERSBURG, June 29.?S. M. "Williamson, of" Ben's run, a prominent;/and wealthy farmer, ihas. mysteftt>iisly disappeared. He. came to Parkersburs last Saturday on!. business and has; not been seen since. tfe had money with him_ ahd'tefatxves who. are ' searching " for ; "film -?hin"k he was foully dealt with. ? . ; " ' r' WASTED '%8| [Pi " -1").' IP ?,**?, v, %% ? < Democracy: "I've tooted this old hor etir *em up." INTERESTING FROM! M. D. Orr. of Merchant street, returned home Tuesday evening from Baltimore, lid., where he was called to attend the funeral of his brother, L. H.~ Orr, who died there recently. t * J. F. Van? Gilder, accompanied by his youngest daughter and son, has_ just returned from a visit to Foster Williams, of Booth's creek, Slononga xi?a cuumj. -? V I What is the matter with Homer Hall's ice cream soda? Xothing. Except that being so rich and heavily charged, it requires several other willing assistants, in an emergency, to help each* patron safely through with one round at the fountain. For further explanation ask Homer. t E. A. Wilson has the lumber already delivered on the ground for "remodeling and improving his home property at the corner of Columbia and Market streets. ?~e A brief but wordy altercation occurred on Water street Tuesday evening, between two of our well known citizens as the result of mistaken identity in a business transaction conducted by a third party. It arose suddenly like a tempest and threatened disaster, but was as soon over, and when the wind subsided no one was hurt by their misapplied enererv of verbositv. for which we are glad. C. L. Leonard, of Merchant street, and G. W. Rager, of Water street, left the city yesterday morning on a visiting tour. As tliey made no arrangement for their papers to be forwarded, which would have been the proper thing to do, we cannot give their address and further particulars of the manoeuvres until heard from by mail or wire, as to their proposed destination. A. G. Houston, of Columbus, Ohio, in company with others, is in the city, canvassing for the sale of shade trees, shrubbery and flowers of all kinds. If all are succeeding as well as Mr. Houston on this side of the river they have cause for congratulation. f The "continued hard rains have caused a slip at the deep cut on East Park avenue. The Fairmont Trust Company is fortifying against further damage by building a substantial stone wall at that point, which will stand fast. Harry Robinson, assistant deputy for the Modern Woodmen of America, is an inveterate hustler ' of the First Ward for membership and insurance in that order. He is succeeding admirably in both departments from the fact that he-lets none escape /who are eligible, and when once he lays siege never lets go until he convicts and lands his man, or, comp'els him to take to the water to escape his importunity. . ?J? - Mrs. Ensign, from Ohio, an organ: izer of Temperance societies under the "auspices of the W. C. T. U., delivered a lecture' at Diamond street .WIND. ' issfcil ^ "~ ' ' " ?|Jj ^7 "* y/ V / " -=*- n until my eyes bulged out, but I can't ?Adapted From Now York Globe. FACTS HE EAST SIDE ?I. E. Church on Tuesday evening. Despite the storm prevailing she had a fair audience, who greatly appreciated her lecture. She spoke at Barnsvilie last night and goes to Fetterman to-night. , ? ? ? Enoch Kirk, of East Park, has taken a temporary position with the People's Bank, of this city, as a general renovater and utility man. At present he is putting in new screen doors and r? 'whinh will hp. an preciated by both the bank operators and their patrons during business hours. J. L. Stealey, of Merchant street, was looking very grave and dignified yesterday, as though some sudden and additional responsibility had been laid upon his shoulders. _ Upon inquiry by his friends as to the cause of this marked gravity, it was learned that a new daughter had claimed a place in his family circle?this being the tenth addition. Under the old Roman rule, he would verily merit the honor and- title of a "Decimoir." ?r? Let everybody clean out the grass from their gutters and sidewalks dur ing this vigorously growing season Miss Amanda Cornwell, of the First ward, has set a worthy pattern foi imitation. It is well done, because she did it herself. H-? B. F\ Gaslcins and party, who together spent eight days doing up the World's Fair at St. Louis, have all returned, but foot-sore and weary with their efforts in trying to encomltflcc ttft muflt within eno litinf t~imc* He and his friends say that in every respect, except tlie electrical display possibly, it far exceeds that of Buffalo. The foreign exhibits, in both number and magnitude, was a feature of notable interest to all American visitors. But Mr. Gasltins says, the one thing which made the most lasting impression upon his mind was "Christ being taken down from the cross," presented in sculptured form, and so real that many tarried to wonder and weep. ?*t?? * C. W. Minnear, one of our First ward policemen, had the misfortune to lose a fine horse yesterday, which was valued at $150. He had hired out the horse to A. J. Steele, of East Park, but not being at work yester day, the horse was turned out with the others to graze in a lot about the house. It finally wandered through an open gate into an enclosure with flnwpr hnr)R nnssfhlv flttrflpfPi? t*\ their beauty and aroma, or to try them for a change of diet. While beipg driven out, instead of going through the gate by which it entered it suddenly whirled and leaped a three foot fence, on which its fore feet caught, throwing it over the fence and breaking its neck. It was insur ed for $100, but we all sympathize with Cana over his loss: this compen sated only in part. In Intermediate Court. Minnie S. Bock has entered suit In chancery against M-. A. Jolliffe. Attorney E. F. Morgan represents the plaintiff. i j CCL. ED. BUTLER SAYS HE CAN'T I STAND FOR THE BOODLER3 ANY LONGER?HE IS GETTING OFF THEIR BONOS. ST. LOTUS. June SO.?Col. Ed. But1 lr?r tho Ti-?il!!onnirr? T>omoc.ratic boss. who hns furnished bonds for the alleged and convicted boodlers, has surrendered Charles Guike, who confessed. implicating him in hoodie deals, and the latter is in jail. - Boodler Charles Kelly, ex-Spealier of the House of Delegates, who coniessed yesterday, will .also he locked up. K(1 Butler, Jr.. and John O'Brien were on his bond and surrendered him. The police- say Gntkc and Kelly have been threatened by assassins. Col. Butler says he will get off the bonds of all alleged boodlers. Butler fears that he will be indicted again today. He was once convicted and released by the Supreme Court. THREE KILLED TO-DAY BY BOILER EXPLOSION?A SIMILAR ACCIDENT OCCURRED NEAR THE SAME PLACE LAST WINTER. JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 30.?The boiler on the engine of an east bound freight exploded at Ehrenfleld this noon and killed three and injured two. The dead are: : JOHN B. WAS SI NO EX, engineer. DANIEL SRUACH. fireman. ROSS, brakeman, all of Conemaugh. ' The explosion occurred within twen| ty-five feet of where a similar accident happened last winter. The boiler was thrown through the caboose ' and over two cars, landing on the third car, wrecking that. The engineer was thrown over the Ehrenfleld ' depot into the creek at the rear. The wreck presents a liorrible sight, the ' mass of debris and damaged cars being piled over the tracks. HAS WARE RESIGNED? OHMftRS DP RESIGNATION ARE AGAIN AFLOAT?HAS GIVEN UP LEASE ON HIS WASHINGTON HOME. WASHINGTON, June SO.?Pension Commissioner Ware has given up the lease on his Washington residence and rumors of his* resignation 1 are again heard about the department. Mr. Ware's family is now in Kansas and, it is said, will not return to the capital. The Commissioner himself is liv! ing at a hotel. 1 No confirmation of Mr. Ware's ; official leave-taking from the Pen sion bureau can be obtained, but it ' is understood that his resignation 1 has, been in the hands of the Pres' ident for some time. t ; L Lillv Side Tracked. An attempt was made at the meeting of the Democratic Club last evening to side track George Lilly and keep him from becoming a candidate for sheriff. Fearing that Lilly would get such a start for the nomination that he could not be shut out, the members elected him treasurer.- of their organization?whethg.r_.-tb~ hold the campaign'lunffToiTnot, we cannot say. He is their, best candidate and he should not bentreated in that manner. f 1 ' ?f ^ Miss LulJ Loar, of Grafton^^^ brought tOgftnpok's HosplmLgMflj ing to bdKted THE COIvlHH r TIONS OF^SM V'' PROHIBITION P?H MADE REP THE PLATFORM SPEAKS OF "LACK OF STATESMANSHIP." ^8 AND DEPRECATES SOME VERY NOTICEABLE EVILS. INDIANAPOLIS. June 30.?The platform adopted hv the resolutions committee of the National Prohibition . party and submitted to the convention declares: "The destruction of the system of the license and legalized sale of alcoholic beverages to bo the most lm- . portant question in American politics." '/K It denounces the "lack of statesmanship-.'exhibited by the' leaders of tho . : Democratic and Republican parties in the refusal to recognize the paramount importance of this question." Six planks deal with the prohibition issue, denouncing all methods of ''.'J-iH dealing with the liquor traffic which - S? recognize lis right to exist, in any ! form, under any system of license tax - -i or regulation. It pledges the party "to tire enactment and enforcement, of laws prohibiting and abolishing the manufacture, the importation, trans- gjj porlation and sale, of alcoholic beverages." Then tbe platform, perhaps, ten- ll turing into n broader Held, declares ;! as follows: "Wp" that 1 lir-re Is riot onlyf-f^s no other Issue of equal Importance before the American people to-day, but that the so-called Issues upon which the Democratic and Republican parties seek to divide the elector- ; ate of the country are In large part ^ subterfuges under the cover of which ' " 5. tliey wrangle for the spoils of office." V/Vh "Recognizing that the intelligent - v. voters of the country may properly ~ ask our attitude upon other questions of ptiblic concern, we declare ourselves in favor of: 'The Impartial en- -ij forcernent of laws.' "The safeguarding of the people's rights by a rigid application of jus- . -h?5; ties to all combinations and organiza- 'Vi tlcms of capital and labor. "A more intimate relation between the people and government by a wise adaptation of the principles of the initiative and referendum. "The safeguarding to every citizen in every place under the government of the people of the United States of all the rights guaranteed by the laws and the constitution. "International arbitration, and declare that our nation should contribute in every manner, consistent with National dignity, to the permanent establishment of peace between all na- I lions. "The reform of our divorce laws, the final extirpation of polygamy and jt . . _. . UlU lUl.ill uvci uixurt v/4 iuc incacm. AHS9 shameful system of Illegal sanction of H the social evil, w-ith Us unspeakable . H traffic in girls by the municipal au- ;j |H thoritics of almost all our cities." ^Rjl mileIMT * NOT ACCEPT INDIANAPOLIS, JUNE 30.?GENERAL NELSON A. MILES TELEGRAPHED THE PROHIBITION CON VENTION THIS Ah 1 tKNOUN I l"l?l HE WILL NOT ACCEPT THE NOMINATION, AND REFUSED TO PERMIT HIS NAME TO BE USED IN THAT CONNECTION. FOLLOWING IS THE TELEGRAM RECEIVED FROM GEN. MILES: V "JOHN G. WOOLLEY. IN DIANAPO1 ' M LIS: "I PREFER THAT MY NAME BE NOT MENTIONED IN VIEW OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES. "NELSON A. MILES." X THE TELEGRAM WAS DATED -Vig|? NEW YORK. MR. WOOLLEY 5^ THEN ANNOUNCED THAT GENE-r^M RAL MILES' NAME WOULD NOTjfc BE PRESENTD. -jM r v v v v v "I* v t r JL THE WEA-jj|(| J. More CtpujjjjS sag WASH?