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VOLUME I. ; FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, ^r(>'yDZv, ~JuE^ ^5. ^ ii)04: MJMBEK &j~
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a man loses his life at thi
depot?his wife and four
children. here.
George Mclsaacs, of Saint Joseph
W. Va., was the victim o? a terribl<
accident, caused by the worst form o
carelessness, at the Baltimore am
Ohio depot shortly after 1 o'cloci
to-day. A west hound freight train, ii
charge of Conductor Harry Fletcher
...had pulled in and. was taking water
with the train extending back alon:
the platform. One of the baggagemei
pulled a loaded truck up against th<
train and left it there.
Mclsaacs was sitting on an emptj
truck which was alongside anc
Against the lower corner of th<
nler When he saw the trucl
caught by the train, and coming di
" rectly toward him; he jumped froir
the truck with the intention of run
ning out- of danger but he was toe
late; the truck with a heavy load up
. on it, although part had fallen off
caught him in the stomach and crush
ed him horribly.
A baggageman and one witness
ran to the man, but he was suffering
intensely and in a moment he was
A stretcher was procured and ht
was taken up stairs and placed on
the bridge to await an ambulance
Drs. Fitch and Sands arrived and an
injection was given the man, but at
1:35 they pronounced him dead, lie
Isaacs was 31 years of age ana came
to this city on 72 from Cameron, accompanied
by his wife and four children,
the latter ranging from eighteen
months to seven years, en route to
, visit friends and relatives in the vicinity
of Point Marion.
Mrs. Mclsaacs and the children
were in a room at the Tavern and
Imew nothing about the accident until
informed by Yardmaster Riggs,
who did not tell her of his death, but
said he had been seriously injured.
Several women went to the bereaved
woman later and told her the truth.
The dead man was employed by the
Venture Oil Co., of Pittsburg, as a
field man, and has a brother, Burt, in
a similar position for the same company.
He resided at Saint Joseph, a
small town near Cameron.
A bottle containing whiskey was
broken in his hip pocket, and one
man who noticed his actions before
the accident, thought he liad been
drinking, although not to a noticeable
GRAY'S FLAT, W. Va., July 15.?
I About 12 o'clock Saturday night, Mrs.
Geo. Minor came to her death here by
the discharge of a revolver in the
hands of Hugh Adams. Both are colored.
The woman is about 25 or 30
years old. Adams claims the shooting
was accidental, but people do not
give credence to his story. The husband
of the.woman lives in Philadelphia.
He is expected here to-day. Mrs.
Minor was planning to leave for Philadelphia
to-day. People are inclined
to believe the cause of the shooting
was jealousy. Adams is said to have
been paying attentions to the woman,
. and that another man was out driving
with her Saturday evening. The hearing
will take place this afternoon at
Fairview, where Adams is now in jail.
J. L. Hall is giving a special price
on porch seats and lawn swings. x
It's just right?Hall's Ice cream, x
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i FALL RIVER, Mass., July 25.?The
- textile strike here is on in earnest.
) Attempts were made by the manufac
turers to start up almost every mill,
, but in no case more than a dozen
- hands went into i. single factory.
Large crowds congregated in the vii
cinity of all the mills and hooted those
; who went in and came out shortly af>
terwards when the officials saw it was
useless to try to operate the factories.
; No other attempt' at demonstrations
t on the part of the strikers was made
and the police had nothing to do.
' mspeciai interest centered at coraen
. City, where the mill shut down two
months ago, but not a single person
went to work there.
The action to be taken by the opera
tives at the Seaconnel mills was awaited
with more than ordinary interest,
1 for the reason that after the reduction
notices were posted last week, an additonal
notice was put up at the mill
signed by the superintendent, imploring
the employes to continue to work,
claiming that the mill had been running
full time and that it would continue
to run full time if the operatives
stood by their jobs. Twenty hands
went inside when the gates were opened,
but inside of an hour they came out
again and the mill closed down. The
only acts of violence occurred at the
King Philip mill in the southern section
of the city. This is a fine goods
mill and one of the largest here.
A great crowd had collected in
front of the mill, and when about 35 |
workers went inside the gates, a loud
hissing and hooting was set up and
a few stones were thrown and some
of the mill windows broken. The police
soon put a stop to the disorder,
The Bourne mills, situated over the
line in Rhode Island, were able to
start ujt with practically the whole
force of weavers. There had been a.
strike at this mill for seven or eight
weeks, but it was settled about two
weeks ago by the importation of men
from out of town, and this morning
the mill was running as usual. When
it was seen that the mills on the
stream in the center of the town
could not run, a parade was started
by some boys bearing branches to
which they had tied tins, but it was
stopped by the police.
WHEELING, July 25.?B. & O.
passenger train No. 5, from the East
due in Wheeling at 11 o'clock, was
ditched at Wise's switch, a short distance
from Littleton, about nine
o'clock yesterday morning, and the
four or five hundred passengers
aboard barely escaped being rolled into
the creek.
As it happened, however, no one
was injured except Engineer W. H.
Johnson, of McMechen and C. B. Collins,
substitute postal clerk. Mr. Johnson
was badly scalded about his
hands and arms by escaping steam
and Mr. Collins was painfully bruised.
Neither man is seriously hurt and it
is likely that Collins will be on his
run this morning. Mr. Johnson will
be unable to work for a few days.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 25.?An naLs, two Italians and two foreign
attempt is being made by several will be appointed. The names of those
country editors in the ninth Con- of whom will be elevated has not
gressional district to start a guberna- been decided upon as yet.
torial boom for Thomas Taggart.
They have it figured out that with n /sat n ras a r ro
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tv would immediately be roused and B"^ B^ 5 S B wmIS
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HEREIN, July 25.?It is understood
that Russia's five auxiliary cruisers. BR|E(_ SKETCnES of the popurecently
purchased from Germany are i_ar employes of local
now making a cruise of the North STREET railway comSea
and the English channel. pany
It is expected that the vessels will
rv.ol.-o c.i.nrPd nf vessels which they .. ,, v.w.rilv.v-ec f XT
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believe have contraband on board. ^jjuer anc} \v. A. Stickley are two of
There is no legal objection which can tjie kest known and most valued men
be raised (o such a procedure. in tjje serVice.
Miller has been in the service three
NEW YORK, July 25. Congress- years> previous to which he instructed
man J. W. Babcock, of Wisconsin, ar\l |jie y0ljths of the county in the pubCongressman
Jesse Overstreet, of In- ],-c schools fGr five years. His first
diana. chairman and secretary re- year was spent as a motorman and he
spectively of the Republican Congres- ^he honor to haul the first passenI
sional campaign committee arrived ger on darksbUrg end, while
I here yesterday for the purpose of working in that capacity. He was reI
opening headquarters for the commit- turned to this place and has been
lee and looking over the situation in jiere continually since, running as
the East. The headquarters, which conductor on the Monongah line
were opened to-day are in the St. sinCe its opening. This morning a
James building. change was made which is appreciated
by him, although he has no
LONDON, July 25.?A dispatch to assurance that it is a permanent one.
the Daily Mail from Geneva says it e(1 Davis, his motorman. has, at his
is learned from a trustworthy source own request, been transferred to a
that the fortune left by the late Paul conductorship and Miller takes his
Kruger, the late president of the piace on the front end.
Transvaal, .is between 750,000 pounds ^ A Stickley.
and 1,000,000 pounds. It consists \y. A< stickley is one of the steadchiefly
of European securities. The iest and most popular men on the
bulk of it goes to the El off family. company's lines in the city.
He came here from Stauutoa, va?
PITTSFIELD, Mass., July 25.?Geo. to.work as a lineman when the sysF.
Laflin, 70 years of age, a multi- tem was first started and upon its
millionaire resident of Chicago, died completion was given a motor, which
Sunday night very suddenly, at his he ran for some time and was then
summer home. "The Gables." Heart barn foreman. When the Clarksburg
trouble and a general breaking down line started he was among the exsince
his arrival in this city, of June perienced men who were sent to that
3 last, caused his death. city to get things running smoothly
Mr. Laflin was a cousin of Mrs. Ze- for the new men. He stayed in the
nas Marshall Crane, mother- of ex- up-river town about six months, reGovernor
W. Murray Crane. sumed his duties hero and was placed
His wealth was invested for the on the suburban line when operations 1
most part in Chicago real estate and began and has remained in that ser- "
he was said to be one of the largest vice since, and for sixteen months,
property owners of that city. ending to-day, has not lost one hour (
out of his regular turn for any cause, t
ROME, July 25.?The Pope will ? ? . <
hold a consistory in December during The devil was awful smart to pro- 3
the celebration of the jubilee of the- fer weeds that will grow without any t
immaculate conception. Four cardi- hoeing and watering. ; c
hen. president of the State Federation
of Labor. Cohen was there as - ^Sa|i
the representative of the butchers*" .
Ou the outcome of this meeting depends
the greatest strike, probably
since tlie railroad struggle 10 years
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CHICAGO, JULY 25.-3:30 P. M.?
CHICAGO. July 25.?The crisis in
the packing house strike was reached
this morning when the union leaders
starteil for the yards at. 0 A. Itt.. to call
a general strike of all unions connected
with the houses. Thus far only the
butchers had grievances.
The packing teamsters voted unanimously
Sunday to strike.
According to their by-laws, a strike
I is not effective until indorsed by the
Teamsters'-Council and the International
Union. The council declined to
| indorse the strike, and even offered to
President Golden, of the teamsters'
joint council, is against u teamsters'
strike, because the latter have an
agreement with the packers. The
packing house teamsters, however,
have formulated fresh demands. Golden
and a committee met General
Manager Wilson, of Nelson. Morris &
-Company, and asked for a conference.
Wilson agreed to try to arrange one.
but said lie had no idea the packers
would consent.
There was little disorder Sunday,
but the police arc taking no chances.
Chief O'Neill inspected Monday the
revolvers of the 22:5 regular patrolmen
and the 200 specials now on duty.
Night sticks were issued and the men
were told to use them freely at the
first sign ol trouble.
"Do not use your revolvers unless
you have to," was t he cniets lasc
Two Catling guns were sent to the
first regiment armory, with trained
gunners to operate them, for use in an
The police admit that the situation
looks dark.
Dozens of representatives of the
packing houses were scattered over
the country yesterday to hire men to
fill the places of the strikers. Train
loads of men were hurried into packing
towns Sunday to join the nonunion
men already established there:
clerks were initiated into new duties,
and employes who had been promoted
from the trades were returned to their
former work. Stockades were erected
late to protect men whose work exposes
them to danger from mob violence.
Four train loads of non-union
men were taken into the yards under
police escort and more are arriving
With the number of men already installed
within the stock yards and the
addtion of clerks and office men to the
killing rooms, work will be attempted
on an extended scale. No violence is
anticipated within the yards, and the
workers will have ample police protection.
The difficulty will come, according
to attaches of several firms,
in distributing to local trade an adequate
supply of fresh meat. It is on
this condition that the labor leaders
base hope of success.
Armour and Company already have
barricaded their shipinng houses, and
Swift and Company have set men to i
work on similar structures along their .
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lean ins piuciorms. . ,
have housed the non-union men in the j
plants, and it is said that all clerks "
who are to serve as strike-breakers, ]
also will be refused permission to (
leave their premises. i
First to go out in the sympathetic '
struggle were the members of the Ele- i
vator Men and Mill Wright Helpers'
Union, numbering almost 500 members.
Members of the Can Makers'
Union numbering 600 men followed.
A meeting between the special
.eamsters committee and the packers
pegan at nine oclock this morning in
he office of the Nelson Morris company,
at the stock yards. Besides
he teamsters and the employers the
mly person present was Barney Co
ago. Tile chance ot peace, noivever, . .vmq
seems to be extremely small. ;i|
The great majority of- tho mechan- '
leal trade workers went to work this _ "s|f
morning as usual.
Conference In Session.
At It o'clock the coiiferohce bet.ween
the packers and the allied . . ' .
trades committee still was in session..
The personnel of the packers committee
is: Thomas Wilson, of Nelson.
Morris &' Co.; .1. B. M'atirety of
Scliwarchild & Sulberger, and Edward
Tilden. of Lfbby, McNeill & Libby.
The workmen's committee Is composed
of nine, and Is headed by George ~/ij
Golden, of the packing house team- ,"'-s
store' union, and Barney Cohen, of tho
Federation of Labor. There was no
disorder in the yards. One hundred
and twenty non-union men came in by
train early, and wore escorted to the
Armour plant without trouble: :
At 10 o'clock twenty-five negroes
were brought in.
The livestock drovers, 25o in number,
who drive the stock about as
wanted, have decided to go out and
will do so the moment the conference
ends and the word is passed.
Generally speaking the yards
sent an active appearance this morning.
Swift and Company, claim to
have seven hundred unskilled! men at ' J
work, all they require of that kind of
Wagons leaving the yards with
meats for distribution about the city
hear upon their sides canvass signs
declaring the driver to be a union man,
indicating the necessity of protection
to prevent trouble.
Seven hundred stock handlers went
out at XI o'clock this morning.
For the packers, these statements
were made:
By U F. Swift, of Swift and Company:
"Only 25 tinsmiths were miss
ing this morning wnen me wuisuc :M'i js
Ira Morris, of Morris and Company:
"We are prepared to take care ot all
non-union help that we may secure."
Thomas Wilson, of Morris and Company:
"All departments are working,
and we shall be able to supply all local
and domestic orders."
Packers' Statements.
KANSAS CITY, July 25.?The following
Bgures are given out by the
Armour?2,500 men working: will ;
kill to-day 900 cattle and 3,500 hogs,
200 sheep and calves. ? V-aMl
Swift?1,000 men working and will
kill four hundred cattle, 2,060 hogs.
Fowler?700 men working; will kill
150 cattle and 1,200 hogs. $sf|e?i
Sehwar/child and Sulzberger?150
new men employed to-day; will kill
300 cattle.
Gjidahy said: "We will run all departments
to-morrow; haven't enough
men to-day."
A Well Known i_aay or Hrneasvutc,
Passed Away Yesterday Evening. "
Mrs. J. W. Teter died at her home
in Arnettsville last evening about nine
o'clock. She had been suffering for
the past year from a complication. o?
troubles. She was the daughter of the
iate Wm. M. Arnett, of this city, and X?
was about 54 years of age. Three
children survive her, namely?Mrs. S.
I. Snyder, of this city; Mrs. James
Long, of Opekiska, and Willie Teter.
She was a sister of our townsman,
W. E. Arnett.' . Mrs. Teter was well
known by many of our people and was jj
esteemed by all. Her funeral will' -' dVjfl
take place from her home to-morrow?
The interment will be in the Arnett
graveyard. An
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WEATHER. ^ ^: Y Mi
Summer Time Again. Jx?
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25.?Forecast for West Virgin^- |H
la: Fair to-night and TuestJM
day; warmer Tuesday. j?B

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