OCR Interpretation


The Fairmont West Virginian. (Fairmont, W. Va.) 1904-1914, July 19, 1904, Image 1

Image and text provided by West Virginia University

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86092557/1904-07-19/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

; HOTEL
i SHOOTING
! SCRAPE
iBAD MEN, BAD WOMEN AND BAD
v.' WHISKEY MAKE A BAD PLACE
IN A VERY SHORT TIME.
;! SENSATIONAL SHOOTING TOOK
pjo PLACE AT THE DELMONICO
if/ _ LAST NIGHT?DAVID WILI)'/
SON SERIOUSLY INJURED.
f'J-' Lasf evening at the Hotel Delmonl.
' Sea, XV. L. Protzman shot and painI
'.fully injured David Wilson. As a re1
suit Protzman is in jail and Wilson is
In. the'City Hospital. The story of the
t shooting is told in many different
-ways, but from what can be learned, it
seems to have been done maliciously
an3. without Cause. What seems to
be tie reliable story is that some
time yesterday afternoon, Protztnan,
Who is proprietor of the Delrr.onicc,
brought his little four-year-old step daughter
to the front of the house and
advanced an opinion as to what she
would be when she grew up to womanhood.
It was a terrible thing to say
and Wilson, who was sitting there,
cursed him and told him that it was
a shame for him to talk that way before'and
about his daughter. Nothing
more was done or said until about
S:31> o'clock. About that time Wilson,
wlio had been drinking somewhat,
started to his room in the Delmonico
to so to bed. Arthur JlcCormick, a
plumber, went with him to see that
he did so. They had gone up stairs
and were at the door to Wilson's
Toom. The latter had removed his
coat as he went up the stairs and
when McCormick found the door locked,
he reached into his pocket for the
key. About that time Matilda Brown,
followed by Protzman, came out of
parlor door. Protzman said to
Wilson, "You son of what did you
say to me this afternoon," and as
"Wilson opened his mouth to answer,
the former shot him, the bullet enter'
. ing his -mouth, breaking his jaw, then
' "passing down his neck and lodging
under the ,left shoulder blade, where
it was found. Neither Wilson nor Mc Cormick
ha-d a gun and after the shot,
!> Proteman went back into a room, Willi
son went into a different room and
MeCarimck went down stairs for a
physician and an officer. Officer Hess
came anci when two men started
with, him he went up into the room
where Protzman was. The latter was
Sdng a window blind and said that
he had shot. Wilson, but in self deSense.
A 38 caliber Iver-Johnson revolver
was found in his trousers pocket
and after a few minutes Officers
Uidgely and Fleming came and he
\ was taken to jail.
Wilson was found in the room he
had entered holding his shirt to the
wound which was bleeding profusely.
Dys. Jamison soon arrived and the bulletVvys-as
taken out and the wounds
'dressed. The city ambulance was
called and arrived about nine o'clock,
and the wounded man was -taken to
tire City Hospital. The injuries,
though painful, are not dangerous unless
complications set in. The above
is the story as told by the persons who
" were in a position to know. ?
Protzman came here from Morgan
tu\VU'9CV wi ai uiuu liio at)U auu ? cio II C1I
thought of but rumors have been
abroad since he became the owner of
the Delmonico, June 6.' This was for;
.. Tuerly the McCray hotel and is situated
on Madison street.
Wilson is a barber by trade and recently
worked in Dick Sherwood's
shop. He is well spoken of by the
people who know him. He has board\
ed at that hotel since September. His
home is in Wheeling, where his wife
lives. Protzman's wife was taken to
one oE our hospitals a few days ago
Cor surgical treatment.
There is a 1. nor afloat that the woman
.above mentioned is mived up in
the; Affair but nothing can be learned
about this.
Protzman has very little to say this
morning. He was brought before Justice
Amos this morning and his hearing
set for to-morrow morning at nine
o'clock. He was put In the county
. jail- Attorney Tusca Morris will look
after his case.
Wilson rested very well last night
and it is thought he will soon recover.
Game at Shinnston.
The local ball team goes to SL'.nns>ton
for a game this afternoon.
?a
It's, so easy* to say?Hall's ice
-cream. ^ ^ J . x
FIRST
BUSINESS
SESSION
OF THE B. P. O. E. SHOWS THE
ORDER TO BE IN A FLOURISHING
CONDITION. FINANCIALLY
AND OTHERWISE.
CINCINNATI, July 1?..?The first
business session of the Grand Lodge
Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks was called to order this afternoon
by Grand Exalted Ruler Fanning.
The session was devoted to the
rendintr of the renorts of officers and
the election of officers for the coming
year.
George A. Reynolds, of Saginaw,
Michigan, Grand Secretary, was unable
to be present on account of illness
and his statistical and financial
report was read by acting Secretary
Perrot. It showed the order to be in
a high state of prosperity. The total
membership is 177,125. There are
934 lodges in good standing, fifty-two
of which were established during the
past year. Pennsylvania leads in
membership, having 15,451 members
while the Philippines bring up the ,
rear of the procession with 240. The
financial report gives $19S,726.73 as t
the total assets of the order. Of this .
amount 5133,907.59 is cash and $56,- '
7SS.52 is represented by the Ellts Na- ,
tional Home near Richmond, Va., and .
$2,245.90 in furniture and fixtures.
There is shown to be $73,S39.62 in
the general fund.
In the emergency charity fund .
there is $1G,G0S.50, and in the reserve ]
fund $30,000. The total current and 1
deferred liabilities account is $29,- '
534.09, leaving a surplus of $112,404.12 (
in cash and $56,7SS.52 in unavailable
assets or aggregate surplus o? $169,192.64.
1 .
The expenses of the national Home j
were $7,351.76, of which $2,723.80 was
for supplies.
MEANS
BUSINESS:
i
1
THE COUNTY COURT WILL NOT t
BE TRIFLED WITH BY THE e
RAILROAD COMPANY? e
BRIDGE CONTRACT
LET.
\
The B. & O. Railroad Company has '
fooled a day too long for the patience r
of the County Court of Marion county. s
For weeks and weeks the Court has
waited for the Company to decide
whether or not it would accept the '
terms offered by the government in re- 6
4 4 ? ,1 ,i;4:nv.r. 7 fr.rtf ^
tjcii 1.1 LU l,?C11L \ auuiuuuai IV;CL
atthe western! of the suspension bridge v
across the river at. this place. The '
Company wants more and cannot get it.
The Court has held off work on '
the piers for the new bridge until the
Company decided what it will do. No
satisfaction has been given. To-day 1
the Court awarded the contract to C. 1
D. Conaway to go on with the work of *
constructing the piers in the places c
formerly decided upon. Now if the '
Railroad Company has anything to ''
say in the matter it had better be s
quick about it for after the piers are
built, the Court will ask more for the
privilege of removing the one in ques- s
tion. r
CET cncc
*3LB IHLiL :
V
WILL MRS. MAYBRICK BE TO- s
MORROW, AFTER SERVING fi
FIFTEEN YEARS FOR MURDER.
i
LONDON, July G.?It is learned that
arrangements have been completed
for the release of Mrs. Florence May- t
brick, the American woman who has i:
been serving a sentence for the mur- u
del- of her husband, unless some un- u
forseen obstacle supervenes. This b
would maice her sentence exactly fif- B
teen years from the day her trial began.
Mrs. Maybriclc Is now at the home b
of a clergyman in the South of England,
who is a nephew of the home
secretary. She will not be brought to f
London and formally released from t
Pentonville prison, but will be taken c
from the clergyman's home to Cher- c
bourg where she will embark for f
America. .s
NO ROOM FOR
M, /W 4\
I* /' iim
sS^i
The Democratic Donkey: "Say,
. 1
ALL SORTS
ODD BITS OF NEWS CAUGHT IN
THE MESHES OF THE TELEGRAPH
WIRES TO-DAY
FROM ALL OVER THE
WORLD.
SUEZ. Jul 3" 19.?The P. & O.
Steamship Mallacca. which was seized
in the Red Sea by the Russian volun:eer
cruiser Petersburg last week, has
irrived here flying the Russian flag
ind commanded by Russian officers
ind run by a Russian crew. The Britsh
company's agent was refused adnittance
aboard the vessel.
Buffalo, X. Y? July 19.?Involving
in expenditure of $9,000,000, the Niigara
county Irrigation and Water
Supply Company proposes to take
water from the Niagara river above
:he falls and supply tremendous force,
iggregating 150.0Q0 horse power.
The charter for the company was
rranted under the laws of 1S91: -At
hat time the scheme was started and
hen abandoned. It was known as the
-one Power scheme. Lane is now in
Slew York writing books.
The control of the company has
leen vested in eastern capitalists.
BUFFALO, July 19.?Cardinal Saolli
arrived here by the Lake Stearn;r
Northland at S o'clock this mornng
from Duluth. He is the guest of
3ishop Colton. flavor Knight will
velcome him to the city to-morrow
tnd in the afternoon he will he given
i banquet at the Lafayette hotel.
ROCKVILLE, M(l? - July 19.?\V.
,V. Russell, the IT. S. Minister to Coumbia.
is seriously ill at the home of
elatives here. His case is diagnosed
is inflammation of the gall bladder.
RICHMOND, Va? July 9.?Detecive
IV. G. Baldwin has received a telegram
from Union. Monroe county.
V. Va., stating that John IV. Kennedy
ras under arrest there. Kennedy is
he train wrecker~who escaped from
ail at Staunton a few days before
he time set for his execution.
BERLIN. July 19.?England has inormed
Germany of the dispatch of an
English fleet of eighteen warships to
Alexandria, with the intention of
becking Russian illegalities in the
led Sea. It is expected that this
lemonstration will cause Russia to
ubside meekly.
The general feeling here is that the
irst European complication with re;ard
to the war in the far east has ar- 1
i ved. 1
i
BERLIN, July 19.?Emperor Wil- <
iam has ordered Crown Prince Fred- I
rick William to start in October for I
. tour of investigation around the 1
-oriel. He will travel on the training '
hip Charlotte which is now being re- i
itted for the purpose at Kiel. <
The tour of the Crown Prince will .
nclude a trip to America. 1
He will travel incognito. 1
<
KANSAS CITY. July 19.?No
rouble attended the opening of packng
houses this morning and the sitlation
in the early hours remained i
mchanged. Thirty-seven expert 1
iutchers have arrived from southwest :
lissouri country towns.
(
LONDON, July 19.?Herbert Camp- 1
iell, the well known actor, is dead. i
I
ROCKLAND, Maine, July 19.? i
Hood poisoning, following a lobster 1
ilte, caused the death here yesterday j
if Roland V. Pollett, a former city i
ifflcial and well known owner of trot- j
ing .horses. Before he died, Follett 1
tittered intense pain. 1
THE DONKEY.
old man, where do ! come in?"
?Minneapolis Journal.
ROOT VISITS
OYSTER BAY
HE WOULD NOT DIVULGE MATTERS
DISCUSSED, BUT IT IS
THOUGHT HE WILL NOT
AGAIN ENTER POLITICAL
LIFE.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y? July 19.?
Former Secretary of War Elihu Root
left Oyster Bay for New York on the
11:15 A. M. train. His conference
with the President, Mr. Root said, had
been satisfactory, but he dicl not feel
at liberty to divulge the matters discussed
or the conclusions reached.
It is believed that the ex-secretary
told President Roosevelt that he does
not care to run for governor, and
will not again enter public life tinder
any condition.
"If Mr. Root would consent to run."
said a man close to President Roose
velt, the situation in New York would
be greatly cleared. Every politician
in tjie party is for him. and no man
in New York is more i>opular -with
the people. Mr. Root wishes to recouj)
his private fortune which suffered a
severe drain during his six years of
life in Washington."
Mr. Root was driven down from
Sagamore Hill in one of the President's
road wagons. Miss Ethei
Roosevelt, who wished to make a
purchase in the village, accompanied
the departing visitor to the station.
"We did not discuss the gubernatorial
situation." said Mr. Root, in reply
to a number of inquiries.
"Are you still of the same mind regarding
the governorship?"
"I -have no mind on vacation," he
replied. ,
"Would you refuse it if it were offered
you?"
"That reminds me of a story they
tell of Dan hamont," said Mr. Roof.
"A young newspaper man met him in
the elevator one day and said: 'Mr.
hamont, will you accept the nomination
for governor?" 'Are you authorized
to offer it to me?' asked Mr. Hamont."
Mr. Root evaded or ignored all political
questions.
SHOT
HIS WIFE AND THEN TURNED
THE GUN UPON HIMSELF
DID CHAS. LIVINGSTONE.
YOUNGSTOWN, O., July 19.?
Jharles Livingstone, a railway em
Jove, this morning shot / his wife <
hree times and then turning the
weapon on himself sent a bullet
through hit- brain, falling dead beside
ills wife. Mrs. Livingstone was still
iving when the police arrived, and
was taken to the hospital in a dying
condition. The couple was 30 years
Hid and had been married Ave weeks.
\ quarrel over religion. Livingstone
neing a Protestant and his wife a
Jatholic, was the cause of the tragDdy.
Kindness of John P. Hart.
If John P. Hart, the green goods
-nan, knew his popularity with the
VY 0SI V irgllUitU IUJA;*;, uu k>uuiu v-uuiu
iround often and stay a long time
vith us. His wagon brought to our
jffice this morning one of the largest,
>rettiest and most delicious watermelons
' ever seen in this city. If
:here are any more mistakes than ustal
in the paper to-day, we'll lay the ;
ilame on Mr. Hart and the big melon.
V large part of the forenoon was spent n
trying to weigh it, but Its weight
.vas finally determined at a little over
Ifty pounds.. We are under many and
astto^ obligations to Mr. Hart.
WAR CLOUD L
OVER
ENGLAND AND GERMANY MAY
CALL RUSSIA TO ACCOUNT
FOR SEIZURE OF THEIR
STEAMERS.
RUSSIA WILL LII-CELY .HAVE TO
MAKE SEVERAL EXPLANATIONS
AND PAY INDEMNITY
BESIDES.
LONDON. Juiy Iff.?There la well
defined feeling in official quarters that
the seizure of the British and German
I steamers hy the Russian volunteer- |
cruisers Smolensk and Petersburg
marks the first European complication
resultant upon the Russo-Japanese
war. How extensive this complication
will prove to be time and future
events alone can determine, hut '
at present the feelfhg of uneasiness
has become a fear that the end of the
matter will not be reached before
England and perhaps Germany are
forced to take stringent measures to
bring Russia to terms in the matter. :
This feeling was mirrored to-day !
on the stock exchange.
The continent sold generally and to '
an important extent. Kaffirs were t
lower, and American Railway shares 1
dropped. Spanish fours were flat at "
85: Turkish United were quoted at. '
.S4*A. Japanese old fives were off Vi.
while these new fives and fours were s
inactive and unchanged. Russian s
fours were an exception, being firm
at 92%. 1
The feeling of uneasiness and fear v
was accentuated to-day by the action '
of the British atlmlralty which has or- a
dered the Mediterranean squadron to '
leave Malta, and proceed immediately 13
to Alexandria, which is close to the ^
mouth of the Suez canal, and has 1
further directed two fast cruisers to ^
proceed to the Suez canal and take 0
station in the Red Sea. The home 1
and channel squadrons have been v
mobilized- for manoeuvres presumably^
but it is pointed out that these ma- r
noeuvres never occur until the fall 1
anil their present mobilization is 11
taken to have a peculiar significance.
The admiralty has issued no ex- v
planation of the ordering of the Medi- a
terranean squadron and the cruisers v
to the Suez, but a dispatch from Ber- ?
lin stares that the German govern- J
merit has been notified by England
that the vessels are being sent to the a
Suez'to elieck Rnssian illegalities in v
the Red Sea. There are many who n
believe that England intends to make ll
a most careful investigation of the
seizures by Russian vessels,- and find- 1
ing the Russians guilty of a breach ?
of international law, will make demands
which will amply Indemnify '*l
her for the damage done. It is also
believed that England is determined s'
to preclude the possibilty of any fur- a
ther interference with her shipping.
The Times insurance correspondent,
commenting on the seizure of
the P. & O. Steamer Malacca, by the sj
cruiser Petersburg, says the import- s
ant point is not the nature of the s|
Malacca's cargo, but the status of the t
Petersburg and her right to interfere oi
with neutral shipping. ts
He adds: "The capture of the Ma- u
iacca and the search by the Russian lr
volunteer cruiser Smolensk of a Ger- Hi
man steamer happened, at a conveni- 01
ent time for ship owners. No govern- u
ment. however, wanting in backbone s
could face the public opprobrium y;
which would now follow the action tc
both in Germany and England. Public
opinon is aroused and the two governments
will be compelled to act vigorously
and alone. M
More conservative circles do not d'
believe that action by Eugland and ?
Germany will go beyond the protest
stage, although they admit that fur- a<
ther interference with a shipping ''
may force more stringent measures. b<
It is believed by those conservative re
people that Russia wiil evade, to a
degree, the responsibilities for the
- ? nw.l - ftior Pptprdnlrl? b(
OCi^UlCO OUU CU.J LUUV bu<^ Jb w
and Smolensk exceeded their orders of
in stopping the vessels. This will
remove the matter from the shoulders
of the Russian government and make c"
scape-goats of the commanders of the si
two volunteer cruisers.
Then, if pushed in the matter. .J.
Russia will pay the indemnity de- ?.
raanded and the incident will close. It -J
is also pointed out that Turkey will .J
probably be able to evade any re- -j
sponsibllity for these breaches-of neu- 4
trallty in permitting the Smolensk 4
and Petersburg to pass through the .J
Dardanellies. The two cruisers passed
the Bosphorus not as war ships. ?.
but as merchantmen, and it was not $
until they were in the open sea, that $
their guns were mounted and they ^
became fighting machines. ^ .j
[OVERS
i ALL EUROPE
TAYLOR
... ... .^
BROUGHT A NEGRO HERE IN A
BiJCGY TO SAVE THE FEL- ...
LOW FROM THREATENED
MOB VIOLENCE.
ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL ASSAULT
UPON A LITTLE GIRL IS THE
HEINOUS CRIME WITH
WHICH HE IS CHARGES:
Deputy Sheriff Solby. of Craft on,
irrived in this city this morning oc
tlx o'clock with Lincoln tlabney, :olored,
whom he brought here to es:ajie
the fury of a mob which gather;d
around the Grafton jail. Testerlay
afternoon about four o'clock the ;
i.year-oid daughter of Train DIslatclier
M. F. Oreen. of Grafton, went
o the Ice cream parlors of H. John-'
on & Co., in that city, to purchase
ome ice cream. At the time she on-'
ered the place there was no one
here hut Dabney, , the negro clerk,
rho is about 10 years old. The brute
ook the little child into a back room'
nd attempted to criminally : assault
ier. After tearing the clothing ainost
off the girl and falling In his ,
urposc. he allowed her to go. About his
time the proprietor returned and
Jabney left. The child went home
rying, and Inquiries soon discovered
he dastardly crime, and the police
? ; n .s
it'll- UUt lilVU* CJUVftU,! t'CVL UB3 ? V.-JV .
ormeil and began,-hunting ill all dlections.
He ivaa finally found in a
welvo-inch sewer across the street
tear 1 is i > i
As soon as it -was learned that ho " ras
captured a. large crowd gathered
.ml for a time, it looked like there
/ould be a lynching. About one
'clock (he fiend was slipped out and
rrlight to the county jail for safe
coping. . He was brought through In
buggy. II is not known when he
ill be given a hearing, but it would
of be safe to take him. back
> Grafton anyways soon. ~
Examination showed , that, although . ..
ruised, the child sustained tio
us injhry. Dabney tells the sto
iiat the girl was up on a chair fixing
window blind and that she, fell.
i'hen he picked her up she began
creaming. No one believes his story
nd it is likely that he will gel a
eavy sentence , 1
'
The University Summer School,
MORGANTOWN, July lit.?The ' 11
xth annual session of the University
ummer School has been in progress
nee June 20 and will close August I. he
enrollment is 225. including m m>
f the most influential and progressive
;achers in West Virginia. The reglar
class room work has been supple-,
lented .with a lecture every day by
toll weil known educators from out ifSil
t the State as Dr. Moulton, - of the
niversity of Chicago. Dr. Mace, of
yracuse University, Dr. Boone, of
civ York, and Dr. Winship, of BosLittle
May BoRham Dead.
.May, the infant- child of Mr. an,' '
rs. F. M. Conhatn, of the Fifth ward
ed last evening of summer complaint-;
liort. services will he held at the resin'
nee 011 Alley B nb-mon-ow morningten
o'clock by Rev. G. D. Smith, of, ' . /
irst M. E. church. The remains will
3 buried in the oltl Fairmont fernery
by Undertaker Musgrave. The
itle child will be greatly missed by : '. !;o
members of the family and in
ireavement they have the sympathy
' their many friends. '|$S?S|
Croouet is a nleasant nastime. Pro
are a set at J. L. Hall's hardware
ore. x:
? ??-o o|-e ?J# c"<. .* *?- ??:
THE WEATHER.
fl |
. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 4.
.19.?Forecast for West Virgin.
ia: Fair to-night; Wednesday,
. scattered showers and thunder ?J.
* * * * * * * ***** *

xml | txt