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VOLUME I. ' FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JXJL\^7ril)0r NUMBER 8G.
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SLJC
PEOPLE ~~
WE ALL
SKETCHES OF POPULAR EMPLOYES
OF THE FAIRMONT
AND CLARKSBURG ELECTRIC
RAILWAY CO.
George Lantz is another of the men
who has been with the street railway
people since its opening in this city,
and claims to be the oldest man in its :
emDloy. although some are with them ''
.now who we^e here previous to himself
but they have left and returned 1
.again. 1
Lantz came to this city from Greene '
county, Pa., twenty-five years ago, and
"worked in the mines of this region, <
~ a.nd for seven or eight years before 1
his railway career was fire boss at the '
Shaft mine.
3He was conductor when the line
<opened, continuing as such until one '
year ago when he assumed the duties r
of motorman. r
Lantz owns a swell grocery store I
an the Barns building on upper ftlain street
and does an excellent business, t
P. M. Lough. r
P. M. Lough is a brother of O. F. 11
Lough, the head bookkeeper for the ^
^Traction Company, and has been in a
the service about eighteen months,J
over twelve of which have been spent
-on the suburban line, as conductor of 0
ISTo. 1G. a
Lough was a Farmingtonite origi- ?
nally, and contributes his share in ?
iholding up the standard of good looks
for vrhich the llonongah line is fa- ''
.mous. r'
Lough is one of the most accom- c
jmodating conductors on the line, pop- w
3ilar both with fellow employes and K
ipatrons.
"FIRT :
? ol
THREATENED THE DESTRUCTION ic
fOF THE PACKING HOUSE QF w
-SWIFT AND COMPANY. ol
PROMPT WORK OF Ol
DEPARTMENT. m
ai
CHICAGO, July '27.?A fire which m
momentarily threatened to reach si
serious proportions, started at S:30 of
o'clock this morning" in the lard refin-ery
of Swift and Company, in the cen- m
Ter of the packing district at the stock ui
lyards. Two thirds of the structure,
which was filled with machinery and
Inflammable material, was destroyed ec
with an estimated loss of $50,000. The w
* -cause of the fire is not definitely deter- B<
mined, but it is believed to have been se
-due to an overheated dynamo that bad Pi
been neglected. nc
Prompt work by the fire department. lj<
"which has made special arrangements ei
t'or guarding the stock yards section Hi
cluring the pending strike, kept the fire pr
to the building in which it originated,
although for a time it was feared lie
that, the flames would spread to the th
whole plant of Swift and Company, to
The firemen were not hampered by m<
Interfering crowds, as the building is irr
"within the zone of packing town that ga
Is protected by police and private de- pa
tectives together with fences and as
stockades. None but packing house th
"employees, the police and the firemen at
were permitted to enter this zone. th
? ty
At the urgent request of some who tii
have friends wishing to visit the whale of
exhibition, and while completing ar- m:
rangements for its transportation,
-Captain Anderson has consented to remain
a few days longer before taking ^
his departure. The exhibition has '
been well patronized by many of our ^ .
good people, who only speak of it in tJ)
words of praise. Those wishing to see j
a genuine' whale, and to gain useful
knowledge regarding its mode of life cll
and the methods .of whaling, must im- ,
prove the limited -opportunity before
. the Captain leaves with -it.- .
)SE'
IE IS T
;CEED ?
nrH
STATE
REPUBLICANS HELD CAUCUS AND
DECIDED TO STAND BY BILLS
AS REPORTED BY COMMITTEE.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., July 27.?
(Special.)?Republicans are busy trying
to do things and the Democrats are
equally as busy trying to lceep anything
from being done unless they
think it will be detrimental to Republican
success in the coming election.
To-day's session opened at ten
5'clock, but it is not thought any ac:ion
will be taken on the tax bills
pefore to-morrow.
CHARLESTON, July 27. 3 P. M.?
The resolution providing for the'subnission
of the constitutional amendnent
and all the compromise bills
las been introduced in both houses.
7o opposition from Democrats so far
vho have not yet agreed upon a
iolicy. Republican caucus this afterloon;
House adjourned till 10 o'clock
"hursday. Many Republican leaders
re here and good feeling prevails.
The Work Yesterday.
In the Senate J. F. Cree, of Brooke
ounty, elected from the First Sentorial
district to succeed the late
Ion. Samuel George, took the oath
f office.
Resolutions of respect were adopted
1 Doth Drancnes to me memories ui
le late Samuel George, of Brooke
ounty, in the Senate, and Mr. Maxell,
of Harrison county, in the
louse. Senator Snyder of Ohio coun,%
offered a tribute to Senator George
i the following:
"Since the adjournment of the last
jssion of this body an all wise Provisnce
has taken from earth the verr-able
Samuel George, of the county
E Brooke, an associate whom we
ived. and whose life and example
as of the highest type and worthy ;
1 the greatest emulation: a citizen,
le of the most patriotic; a business ,
an, one of the most successful;
id a legislator, one of the ablest and i
ost conservative. In his death the 1
tate of West Virginia has lost one
: its best men."
Out of respect for the deceased .
embers, both houses adjourned ,
itil Wednesday morning.
Bills Distributed.
After adjournment the bills adopt- j
1 by the Parkersburg committee
ere distributed among the members,
efore the members had left their
ats. Speaker floats in the house and
-esid^nt May in the Senate anranced
that a conference of Repub- <
tan members would take place at ]
ght o'clock Tuesday night in the ^
ouse of Delegates to consider the
oposed tax bills. 5
Agreeable to the call every Repub- c
tan member of the Legislature in l
e city in conference at eight o'clock
night to consider the tax bills. The i
eeting developed the spirit of unan- I
lity that was truly remarkable, and t
ve assurance that the Republican j
rty would meet the common enemy c
a united party in every sense if t
e word. The remark made by Sen- i
or Ira E. Robinson that "he was <
inking more of the Republican parthan
anything else at the present t
ne, seemed to represent the feeling
every member present at this rearkable
conference.
Conference Sentiment.
While the meeting was only a conrence
and no one was bound by the
suit, yet in effect its deliberation
11 be equivalent to the caucus as '
e results obtained were reached c
ithout a -dissenting voice and unlestionably
expressed the conclusion
of everybody present.
The remaining- bills as recommend
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{Continued on Fourth Page.) ^ t
V ELT N<
HE REPUBLICA
iimSELF J\S PRE
[E UNITED STAT
THE EXPEDIENT PLATFORM.
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(The cross marks the place where the money plank was ripped out.)
?New York Presa.
IFUV R CHUMS AT
B.L. V B I tii?awariBH\9^ 01 B
LAST YEAR'S RATE
COUNCIL DID CONSIDERABLE gle property. Tlie street committee
ROUTINE BUSINESS AT ITS will investigate.
MEETING LAST NIGHT. The dangerous condition of the
1 sidewalk from the Marion hotel to the
PERMISSION FOR SINKING OF Tavern was talked of and it-was disCOAL
SHAFT IN CITY LIMITS covered that an order already exists
GRANTED?VIRGINIA AVE- for the repairing of same.
NUE IS TO BE PAVED Street Commissioner Richardson
' "-*>" ^ rl o iVio ciVloiT'o llr In
?ao UIUC1CU 5>auc LHU tu
front of the Second ward school buildAn
adjourned meeting of the City ing. It is the intention of the Board
Council was held last evening. All of Education to put down a new walk. (
the councilmen were present for the The Fairmont Brewing Company ,
first time for many weeks. This can- again submitted a proposition for the
not be accounted for unless there is paving of Virginia avenue between j
an understanding that another meet- Fourth and Fifth streets, and this
ing will not be held soon and some time it was accepted. The Company (
of the councilmen. who have not will do the work and will take city f
been present for some time, may have orders for the cost, without interest, ,
been afraid that they would forget and will carry said orders for five (
how to act in meeting. years, after which they will be taken ,
The tax levy was first taken up. for taxes. (
Although the total levy remains the P. M. Hoge and S. B. Owen were
same, a part was taken from the gen- given permission to sink a shaft with- c
oral fund and set aside for general in the city limits near the head wat- J
water purposes. The capitation tax crs of coal run. This is for the pur
was again fixed at $1.00. The follow- pose of mining the Pittsburg vein of
ins is the levy on property: coal. t
For general purposes, .75. All O K'd bills were ordered paid, r
For general water purposes, .25. after which the Council adjourned [
For water sinking fund, .12. until?perhaps. j
For sewer sinking fund, .OS. a
This makes a total of S1.20 on the S & @ |?i 5f |S SB v
>100 worth of property. It is the rc- BJfS g 1 Ho 19 198 I
lort of the finance committee and 9bBi g ?J ewfl a
vas adopted by the Council. Ha Q S a Su 3 Va (J
The firm of Kelley Brothers was jg} m n psa n g n | t
tranted a permit To, build two houses BM gas] B? H |J ? | | gj t<
in Walnut avenue and three on Al- jBJi S?g || In jjgj | H ?| r
The bill of A. J. Dick for publish- d
ng the city ticket in the Saturday HAD NARROW ESCAPE AT THE g
-eader was turned down. Although B. AND O. DEPOT TO-DAY?
he law says that the ticket must be THE CROWD WAS HORRI- I
luunsnea in oniy iwo newspapers 01 FIE.D. j t
>pposite politics, it has been the cus- t
om for about four papers to receive The recent fatal action at the local r
>ay for doing so. This time the coun- station and the narrow escape of a j
:il refused to pay the bill. woman and child to-day, which horri- a
Theodore Rolls asked permission to fled the crowd waiting for the after- j
irect a corrugated iron building with noon trains, have caused the local I
ron frame on his property on Jack- railroad officials to attempt to evolve I
son street. The matter was referred a plan for the safety of their patrons, c
o the Street Committee for investiga- Appliances that protect passengers at 3
ion. In the past a similar applica- a terminal will not apply in this case, a
ion was turned down. as trains are botind to stop at oppo- v
An application for license to oper- site ends of the platform, or at least t
ite a saloon at the corner of Madison their trains are reversed, necessiitreet
and Porter alley was also turn- tating passengers, walking past bag- h
;d down. gage trucks in some instances. d
It was necessary again to talk over To-day's incident was one of those t:
he old Spence street problem. No ac- .which are unavoidable, as tho engine h
ion was taken. bell was ringing loudly and the sta- w
A claim was presented that the tlon porter was on duty, yet by the e
trading of Porter alley ha'd damaged narrowest margin the woman and '
he, fence and coal house on the Coo- child escaped. h
OT1F
IN INC37V1II
2SIDENT
UNCLE JOE CANON MADE THE
| SPEECH OF NOTIFICATION ?
IT WILL BE FOUND ON
i i PAGE SIX OF THIS
5! issue.
j
jjON PAGE tv/O WE GIVE the
PRESIDENT'S SPEECH ENTIRE?it
IS WELL WORTH
READlNq.
OYSTER BAY. July 7.?President
Theodore Roosevelt learned to-day,
officially that he was nominated at
Chicago to lead the forces of his party
through this year's campaign. Of
nain-ca hn linrl ntv inlrlinir lljjll the
Republican National convention took
action in his favor on the 2."il day of
June last. but. until this afternoon,
when "Uncle Joe" Cannon. Speaker
of the House of Representatives and
chairman of the notification committee
told liini on the porch at Sagamore
Hill, he had 110 authentic official
knowledge of the fact. Neither did
the country at large really know until
then whether or not President
Roosevelt would accept the trust and
make the race against the forces of
organized and reorganized Democracy.
But he did, and in a vigorous
speech 2.100 words in length, told the
country, "Uncle Joe" and the notification
committee why he believed the
Republican party ought to he retained
in power for another four years.
In addition to the committeemen
from the various States and Territories
who gathered at the President's
residence, to witness the ceremonies
there were a number of distinguished
guests especially invited by the Presi
dent and a goodly gathering of his
own kin.
The special bearing the committeemen
and the invited guests reached
Oyster Bay shortly after 11:30. When
they alighted upon the clean granilithic
walk beneath the station shed
ami looked about them, the new arrivals
beheld what is probably the
most remarkable collection of vehicles
ever assembled at any one spot
on earth. The village and surrounding
country had been raked as with
a fine tooth comb to provide enough 1
carry-alls for the crowd to come and
be it announced the everlasting glory 1
of Oyster l3ay, the order was filled in '
a business manner with lightning J
like rapidity. Secretary Loeb. who '
had general charge of the arrangements,
received assurances from the 1
ihree principal liverymen of the town '
lio I- oil tVin oon iroun notia noodorl 1
would be at the station on time. But S
:hey did not make any promises (
ibout the particular style of vehicles 1
hey would provide. There were an- dent
family carriages with monster '
springs like Washington used to own; '
jusses high of body with little win- '
lows for the occupants to play peek- I
i-boo with the wondering crowd on
he side paths; there were 1904 pneunatic
tired runabouts; surreys that
sad seen better days and many of
hem. and buggies that belonged to
ny age, from the foundation of the
illage some two hundred years ago. f
Jut all were drawn by willing horses. g
nd after a few jolly laughs over the ~
peculiarities of the quaint t.ransporta- ~
iog line, the committeemen piled in- t
o the rigs and wont trotting up the g
oad toward Sagamore Hill, three and ..
half miles away, where the Presient
was awaiting them with his most
enlal simle. j,
Owing to the decision of Secretary
>oeh, who had doubtless consulted
he President over the question, the t
ownspeople at large were not per- a
nitted to visit Sagamore Hill for the ^
itirpose of listening to the speeches ,
nd seeing what was to be seen. This
irohibition caused a good deal of
iard feeling and possibly lost the g
'resident a few votes. Most of his
ild neighbors, however, believed that "
,Ir. Loeb was entirely responsible
.nd promised each other that they
. ould "vote for the- President' just
he same."
\vhen Mr. Roosevelt was notified of
is nomination for the Vice Presiency
in 1900, the whole village paricipated
in the jollification and peraps
it is Only natural that those who
re re "in" the last celebration expectd
to take a hand in to-day's doings.
"When the procession of funny veicles
reached the top of the hill upon ?
NEE TO
" QE
which the President's homo is liuilt .'v*
.stiti passed under the porie-cochcre
the committeemen and guests mount- nvviivj
ed the steps leading to tin; veranda
and wore received by the President
who greeted each new comer with a
hearty iiand shake and a word or two
or welcome:
Most of the, guests remained upon
the porch, although a few scattered
themselves ovet the lawn surrounding
tlso house and listened to . the ?
speeches from the atiditoriuni of
grass. Promptly at 12:30. Speaker
Cannon stepped forward and after >'/3
\ ut'i for the applause to subside,
delivered his speech to the President.
At the conclusion of "Uncle Joe's"
speech there was more handclapptng.
Then President Roosevelt talked
over to almost the same spot where
hail stood the speaker and delivered
his speech of acceptance.
y After the President had been: cheered.
congratulated and the handshaking
was through with, the committeemen
and guests did ample justice
to a dainty luncheon. The special
train taking the notification committee
away from Oyster Bay will start .
at 3:30 and is scheduled to arrive at
Cong Island City at 4:30 P. M.
Members of the committee tit notify
the President of his nomination
are the following:
Alabama, J. O. Thompson; ArJcan
sas, H. M. Remmell; California, Govornor
George C. Pardee; Colorado, C.
F. Caswell; Connecticut, Chas. S. Meilen;
Delaware, Francis S. B'.'adley;
Georgia, H. S. Edwards; Idaho, W. B.
Heyburn; Illinois, Isaac K. Elwood;
Indiana, W. R. McKoen; Iowa, G. M.
Curtis; Kansas, W. TV F. Donald;
Kentucky. C. F. Weaver; Louisiana, lili
Erail Kan i s; Maine, Ernest M. Goodall:
Maryland, Felix Agnus; Massachusetts,
Chas. G. Waslihurn; Michigan.
Charles E. Sweet; Minnesota.
W. W. Heffelfinger; Mississippi, L. B.
Mosely: North Dakota. B. V. Nobles;
Missouri, W. C. Pierce; Montana,
Konrad Kohrs; Nebraska, G. W. .Wapj-4
pies; Nevada, E. S. Farringtom New 1 '1
Hampshire, R. W. Pillsbtiry; . New
Jersey, Dr. Leslie B. Ward; New York, ::
Chauncey M. Dopew; North Carolina,
blank; Ohio, George B. Waider; Oregon,
S. J. Knife: Pennsylvania. Frank
L,. Robbins; Rhode Island, H. Martin
Brown; South Carolina, A. M. Webster:
South Dakota. F. F. Andrews:
rennessee, T. A. Lancaster; Texas,
SV. S. Simpson; Utah. Willard F. Sailer;
Virginia. S. Brownallen; " Vernont,
.James F. Hooker; West Vir- ,'fl
;inia, J. L. Caldwell; Washington; J.
J. Lewis: Wisfconsin, Ogden H. Feath?rs;
Wyoming. C. D. Clark; Alaska,
I. W. Ivey; Arizona, A. O. Brodie;
Hawaii, E. A. Knudson; Indian Terriory,
George W. Bingham; Now. Mexco.
Gov. M. A. Otero; Oklahoma; WFosee;
Porto Rico, Robert H.
ALL HOPE ENDED
CHICAGO. July 27.?All hope of Imnediate
settlement of the stock yards
;trike ended this morning, when every '
inion [lacking teamster went out. This, ;4
completes the tie-up of the. packing
iijuaca ifi LUC JJIV?ocul. i uc LCCMU~ .;.IV. virSs
ters voted to strike Sunday, but their
iy-iaws forbid them to go out without
he "approval of the teamster's joint
ouncil and international brother- h
lood. This approval was received at' > "--'M
lidnight.
The packers claim they will hot atsmpt
to move a team. They have
rranged to put their 1,200 horses on
asture and say they will handle
heir products by rail.. .?J
The packers have all distributing- | jfl
enters of storage houses in various J&ajj;
ying their customers that thie retail- Mt
rs must send to these warehouses'
Showers Promised To-Morrow.

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