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J . ^Washington correspondence in ycsterday's
Pittsburg Gazette.)
Democratic National Chairman. Tac gart
has notified Judge Parker that as
' ? ..trn ti/l ^ ]i 1. has r.o
i?VJ " ~ ?. _
show whatever to be elected. Sir.
3?arker was Informed that a conservative
estimate of the electoral votes
that he would receive places the number
at 20S, which is 31 short of enough
"to elect.
The most liberal estimate possible,
including States that could scarcci..i>e
considered anything better than
-doubtful, gives Parker but 231 votes,
or eight short of enough, according
_Jto the figures of Chairman Taggart.
The above statement was made here
"to-day by a prominent Democrat who
recently went to Esopus for a talk
"with the presidential candidate, aril
-came away from New York very much
discouraged at the outlook. He stated i
"that the report made to Judge Parker
by the managers of his campaign made
iC puuxx lUiXL UU1J UJ a
lution could the Judge hope to win.
Tills would not be so bad if there were
any signs of an approaching revolution;
but instead of that, the most
^prominent feature of the Democratic
campaign up to date has been its stupendens
The 20S votes which the chairman
of the National Committee is alleged
"to have promised Judge Parker comprised
the solid South, 151; New York,
"33"; ' West Virginia, 7; Nevada, 3, and
^Maryland, 8. There was possibilityoi
increasing this by the addition of New
-Jersey, 12; Connecticut, 7, and Rhode
J-Stanu, kt, -LLictivf Dig cl lUlcti ut JOI, ttuu
still leaving 8 short. ?
Judge Parker Astounded.
This was said to be the best estimate
for their candidate. It will be
observed that it includes New Jersey
and Connecticut, which the Republicans
deem absolutely safe Republican
States, and that it takes in New York,
-which the Republicans do not by any
means concede.
The Democratic managers, it is al- *
leged, were forced to admit that nolh
Ins short of a /landslide which would ^
carry- into the Democratic column In- |
diana, Wisconsin. Illinois, Nebraska, ^
and some of the mountain States coulrl
-accomplish the election of Judge 4
Judge Parker was astounded at the ^
cola hlooded exposition of the situation
presented by his national manag- ^
ers. He had been flattered by some of
"the enthusiastic visitors from the in- ^
"terior who represented to him that the"
-whole West was aflame -with Demo
cratie sentiment; that Illinois, Michigan.
Indiana and Kansas were good tli
fighting ground, and that Nebraska, m<
Colorado and Montana were safely po
"Democratic. ga
Champ Clark had filled the Judge's Mi
mind with a similar impression, and no
"toe could hardly believe his ears when Iif<
he was told by men at the head of his Pr
campaign committee that the normal on
'if- chances not only were against hini. ac
but that it would be practically a po- plr
litical miracle if he were elected. The aft
most significant feature of the estimate
given by the national managers
to their leaders was the complete elim- _.
1 . inatibn from the caluculation of In- tor
diana and Illinois. Virtuallv it was ore
... conceding those States to the op- H.
^position. rea
The Hopeless Situation. cai
According to the opinion of the men ato
who brought these reports from the We
East; it has been the hopelessness of Ba;
"the situation that has kept the Na- opt
flbnal Committee from starting the rec
campaign going, and has induced the to
inactivity that has called forth such
vehement protest from leading Demo- 1
-crats and newspapers of that. faith iro:
all over the country. He stated that J.
he thought the managers were waiting
for something to turn up, some demon- offh
stration that would give impetus to a lan
' "movement to arouse enthusiasm and moi
start the ball rolling. S
Secretary Taft said at the "White and
v House to-day that he will shortly leave met
for New England to make some politi- pub
cal speeches. He will talk in Mont- The
- pelier, Vt., Aug. 26, and at one or two firs'
places in Maine the last of August, elec
. Secretary Taft is the second. Cabinet
(.By Publishers Press.)
NEW YORK, Aug. 20.?The World
has a dispatch from its Paris correspondent
this morning, which states
that Russian revolutionists in the
French capital make the sensational
charge that the Empress of Russia
in reality gave birth to a daughter
for whom, at her birth, a male child,
the son of a peasant woman, was
The revolutionists state they have :
the story from a perfectly reliable
source and g'ive alleged details.
They say a peasant about to become J
a mother was smuggled into Peterhof
villa. The Czarina's child, they
say, was born the night before the
peasant woman was delivered, but
the accouchement was kept a secret
until the peasant child was born. The
Czarina's girl was given to the peasant
woman, and the latter's boy was -
piacea m ine royai crauie.
. ^
^ $5,000.00 TO WAGER. ^
I s,
^ As there has been more or ^
j less talk in certain quarters | w
^ about the weakness of some ^
| of the Republican candidates. | H
^ a responsible party who has ^
| confidence in their ability to j a!
^ win. and faith in the cause ^
j they represent, has placed |
^ with the West Virginian the ^
I sum of $5,000.00 and author- j pt
ized it to make the following ^ m
j wagers: | SI
$1,000.00 fc
| That Harry Shaw will be elect- | m
.A. Drncaoiitinir Attnrnov orirl A
| the whole Republican county"^*
^ ticket with him. ^
51,000.00 ] ni
^ That C. W. Swisher will be ^ iia
j elected Secretary of State and | u::
^ the whole Republican State wI
| ticket with him. i at
51,000.00 to
! That Roosevelt will carry j t'1'
West Virginia and be elected ^ <in
; President. j na
p 52,000.00 ^ up
I That he will win all three | kali.
bets. niS
T Any person desiring to in- 7 as'
? vest his money in the man- ^ ho
| ner indicated may take any |( m=
one or all of the bets. jL
I | no
Aged Morgantown Lady Dead. j
Mrs. Alcinda -Hall, aged, seventy- th
ree years, wife of George Hall, and CQt
ather of Dr. J. J. Hall, assistant CQJJ
stmaster, died at her home in Mor- ed
ntown last night at 11:50 o'clock.
-s. Hall was born and reared in MoAiri
ngalia county, and was almost a ^?a
e long member of the Methodist j
otestant Church. She was ill for
lv two weeks, suffering from stom- relr
h trouble. The funeral will take ,
ice from the residence to-morrow
i T in^,
ernoon at two o clock. pjo
- jn
Lanham Organizes Company.
L company to be known as the Grafi
Cement & Stone Company was r
;anized in Grafton this week by K. /
Lanham, one of Fairmont's popular
.1 estate brokers. The company is
titalized at $10,000. The incorporrs-are
W. H. Baily, Lloyd Canning, '
liter Tibbetts, F. B. Ramsay and J. r7r
rlow. The company is ready for pau
iration and reports orders already pas'
eived for several thousand dollars'
rth of cement and rock.
Ve carry a complete line of wood, <*ou
n, and Cincinnati bucket pumps.
L. Hall's Hardware Store. x hop'
cer to go into the two New Eng- who
d States which hold elections next Hal!
nth. duri
ecretary Wilson is the other one, Spri
I these two big guns will be supple- tern
itetl by many other prominent Rc- m t
licans, including Speaker Cannon, man
i Vermont election will be held the ant
t week in September and the Maine jour
:tion the following week. - ~ nai
L. W. STRAVER. acqt
?.. ^ THE PUELt^^
J '?*&?=>
? J <(&
John. Rentier, son-in-law of J. P. i
LShcraft, who has been in Cook :
lospital, sick of typhoid fever for Ave
reeks, has returned home greatly imroved
in his condition, for which all
is friends are- grateful. 1
Mrs. W. B. Jenkins, of Merchant <
treet, who has been spending a week i
ith her father-in-law, at Rosemont, <
aylor county, has returned home. I
:er "Sweet William," who, during a
er absence assumed a sad and mel- c
acholy mood, as though he were e
assing through the solemn throes of h
rass widowhood, at once threw off A
is woe begone mien, and with the c
ar of hope again beaming in his >>
erry eye, resumed business in the
>irit of cheerfulness, as though he P
It that lifo was worth livine: once a
ore. S1
Raised the Barge. ei
C. E. Bell and his workmen, after
ne days of hard submarine labor,
ive succeeded in bringing up and
iloading the stone from the barge s<
lich sank with them after landing d<
our wharf. The barge was hired of
Mr. Bell at Beechwood, where be
av loaded her. as being trustworthy se
d capable of safely carrying a ton- se
ge of 100 perch. They only brought cl
75 perch, and j-et while on the way fo
d to pump two whole days and one to
;ht in order to overcome the leak- tij
e and keep her afloat. She sank. t]<
wever, within two' hours -after land- he
; at the wharf, and the long siege up
recovering the submurged stone, M;
doubt cut off the entire profits, un- ta
s they reclaim damages. er:
Moving to Pennsylvania. th<
lev. Otho Brant, D. D., who with tin
wife of M. C. Brant, deceased, ac- to
npanied his remains to Greene ap
mty. Pa., for interment, has return- eit
to the city, where he will remain | tri
a ween, settling up- me anairs ui su
5. Brant, who moves back to bu
ynesburg, Pa., to educate her son fer
the college there. Messrs. Elva sm
ggers, J. Guthrie jnd Clyde Gump, the
itives of Mrs. Brant, came over su:
n Greene _county in wagons dur- dei
the week, and with the son, J. suf
yd Brant, have taken the goods on est
advance of her going. When all the
details for her departure are com- din
:ed. Dr. Brant will return to his wa
k in the-East. que
Brought to Miners' Hospital. is :
Ibert Murphy was brought to the ter
ers' Hospital yesterday afternoon qui
n Murray, where he sustained a
iful and serious injury from a car
sing over his foot, severing the 1
I and instep. The foot was so bad- moi
rushed that it may have to he am- cep
ited, and even if saved, will no on
bt lame him for life. At present, son
ever, he is doing nicely, and is pro
eful for the best results. mm
r. Joseph Murphy, of Oil City, pas
was employed as pharmacist in re?,
;'s drug store on Water street
ng Homer's absence at Webster cial
ngs, returned home yesterday af- ent
oon. Mr. Murphy, who is genial eve]
emperament and courteous in rjou
ners, made many new and pleasfriends
during his month's so- one
n here, besides renewing frater- pasj
relations witu 1 usei
laintanceship. Some were sorry i ckaj
Bi i
o|ifS *rjr*' '?]
C5>?/>^? ?j<
?St. Louis Post-Dispatch. J
to have him go, and all will greatly
mlss him.
Report a Good Time.
Quartermaster S. E. Jenkins and
lieutenant Quartermaster E. C. Scott
eturned to the city on Thursday
evening from Camp Scott, at Huntngton,
where they spent ten days in
:amp with the First West Virginia
National Guards. They report their
irmy rations provided as being first
lass, also their appetites always
qual to the occasion, and that they
iad an all round good time. In vesication
of the above, they at least
ame back well tanned and somewhat
ncreased in avoirdupois. The later,
however, may have resulted in
art from their regular habits under
rmy discipline to which they were
ubjected, and which always tends to
roduce health, strength and increasd
Both Dissatisfied.
The singular results of law may bo
ien from, the recent decision rented
by 'Squire Swindler, in the case
: Marsey against Griffith, with which
3th were dissatisfied. Griffith had
tized the trunks and goods of Mar\y
in default of a board bill of $20
aimed by him. Marsey gave bond
r trial, and took back the goods in
his own possession, at the same
ne tendering Griffith $10 in full set
:ment of the bill claimed, but which
refused. The 'Squire's judgment,
ion hearing the evidence was, that *
arsey should keep the goods re
ken, and pay Griffith the $10 form
ly tendered by Him, ana cuat urn- i
h on the other hand should pay ?i
e cost of the suit. As the result of *i
e 'Squire's decision, one threatens "i
reopen judgment and the other to *5
peal the case. Should they pursue ?
her course, it might, upon further *3
al and investigation, change the re- "5
It one way or the other a little, :
t not much at most. And the difence
between them having been so *;
all at the beginning, and also under *?
! judgment rendered, wisdom would
tgest that they both abide by the
:ision and drop it, before they each
fer a much greater loss than at first P
imated, and the difference between
iy should only increase instead of (
linish. The results of law are alys
expensive, so that we most fre- li
;ntly lose out even though we win
case. The best method therefore, n
not to throw good money away afbad
in a doubtful case, but play R
. J>
A Successful Reception.
'he Ladies' Aid Society, of the Diand
Street M. E. Church, held a re- (i
tion in honor of its new members
Thursday evening. About 150 per- b
s were present, and an excellent
gram was rendered, consisting of
sic by the choir, recitations by vais
members, and an address by the
tor, Rev. O. D. King. At the close,
eshments including ice cream and
e were served, and a delightful so- w
>le time was enjoyed by all pres- M
who voted it to be the church ,te
at of the season. Despite the va- Kis
adverse criticisms-of Ladies' of
Societies to the contrary, yet this
i at least, is pronounced by the
:or as having done a noble and co
:ul work for the church under his T1
rge. pa
l ' WORD \fJ A Q. qontirur d\/ im c;
: !
(By Publishers' Press.)
i KLPASO. Aug. 20.?A clou'd buirs
struck the tov.-n^of Globe, Fridayjaf
ternoon. Seven persons are knowt
to have been drowned, nearly a tnllt
of railroad tracks have been swept
away, the Southern Pacific shop;
^ have been demolished, and much dam
age to other property has beet:
wrought. Telegraph communication
: with the town is completely shut off
but the details of the disaster were
brought to Bowie, Texas, by. a courier
on horseback.
The known dead are.
M. N. MITCHELL,, Southern Pacific
machinist, his wife and four children.
O. F). WILSON, clerk in a grocery
According to the messenger, nine
others were reported to have been
drowned, but he was unable to learn
tlie details or names.
The town of Globe is situated in a
canyon and was struck with terrific
force by the water. Houses were
lifted from their foundations and
swept away, carrying their inmates
with them. The current of water had
the force of a lightning, express, and
| swept. evti y (.uiug iu its paiu cieun.
Stores were filled with water and
goods were washed out Into the
streets. The turn table of the Gila
Valley, Globe and Northern .railroad
was washed out, as was also about
three-quarters of a mile of the tracks
of the Southern Pacific.
A second cloud burst occurred near
Pima, above Globe, and the. waters
from this helped to swell the flood
which passed through the latter place.
Charles Sims, Mrs. Hurd, Miss Moody
and John Epley were drowned. Their
bodies have been recovered.
!- -I- -!- v v v -i* *r -r v v
* -r :
Who Will Vote for Roosevelt anc ?
.1. Fairbanks. <
a. a. i
A. NEW YORK. Aug. 20.?Friends v !
A. of John A. McCall, president of .a.
a. the Netv York Life Insurance .J. f
a. Company, said yesterday that lie '
J. intended to support the Repub- -J- 1
a. lican national ticket and work i
J. for its success. 3
J. Mr. McCall was a gold Demo- J
a. crat in the last national cam- E
f. paign and is a brother of Judge .J. 11
s. McCall of the Supreme Court. s
! The reason given for his pref- -A. 3
erence for the Republican ticket a
[ is that the Democratic National ?" ^
[ Convention refused to. adopt a .A. c
. sound money plank. Jj, s
y For the same reason. Major a
y John Eyrne, head of the Demo
cratic Honest Money League in ^
y the last two presidential cam- ?} c
y paigns, intends to vote for 4* p
. Roosevelt and Fairbanks. ?t- 3
r v -! v v -I- v v* ;* !* v r
Band Concert.
Junkins' band, usual time and ?
1. March?"The American Soldier."
New.) Rosenkrans. '
2. "Mazie" Waltz Suite (new). El- J11
-?-* , 11}
s Brooks.
3. Mrs. Sippi, (Intermezzo two-step, ^
ew). J. C. Russick.
4. Harry Von Tllzer's "Swanee c(j
iver" (new). H. Von Tilzer. c,
5. "Col. Morgan's" March (new).
io. L. Somers.
(Medley Overture.)
G. Mills' Merry Melodies No. 5, ^
lew). E. J. Evans. trj
7. March?"The Rambler," (new). kI
. F. Crumling.
Managing Director. aj
Leave for St. Louis.
Captain Lee Beyers, S. B. Kopp, R. ^
Michael and William Hill, members
the K. O. T. M., will leave over the
. R. this evening for St. Louis to atnd
the National Encampment of the
O. T."!M. which will be in session all
next week.
Pay Day.
This is pay day for a number o?
al companies in and near Fairmont |
ie Fairmont Coal Company will not |
y until the 27th. ____ <
(By Publishers* Press.)
' ST. LOUIS, Aug. 20.?Ruined build'
Ings, suffering and death marlc the
trail of a tornado thai swept over
North St. Louis yesterday.
It came without warning. There had
been no rain in that district. Suddenly
a great black cloud rushed In fro J
the Southwest. An arm of ic reached,
to the ground, and within radius of
its suction buildings crashed and.crumbled.
giant trees were uprooted and
thrown to the ground in. great heaps,
telegraph poles were snapped at thenbase
like pipestems. and missiles were
hurled through the atr.as by the force
of a terrific dynamite explosion.
The casualties were as follows:
John Ellington.
joe. a coy.
Bigger, William, bruised. .
Crosby. James, broken hip. - "
Ditckhaur, Wm? leg and arm broken.
Fouche, Wm., leg broken. Fricke.
W.. scalp wound.
Harmeste, Jacob, shoulder dislocated.
Largan, W. H? cut and bruised.
Linham, Wm. H., badly cut.
McCullin, Louis, leg broken.:
Papison. Edward, badly cut,
Powinski. G., burned by lire wire
Sauerwein, Herman, ten years, arm
broken and crushed.
Sommers, T. A., bruised.
xoricKe, vvm., leg oro-ien.
The World's Fair grounds escaped
the tornado.
The broken path of the tornado was
about block and . a. half In width
and extended from Nineteenth street,
where the apex of the inverted -funnelfirst
touched (he ground, east along
Anclerodt street for a distance of ten
blocks, t hence north along Broadway ,
for three blocks, where the tornado,
lumped to the foot of Bren nan street
md the river, a distance of eight
docks Considerable property along
:he river front, was destroyed. .
I'roin the bank of the river'the twist- .
ng mass of cloud jumped to middream
and pounced upon a ferry boat,
vhich was sent revolving iike a chip
n a whirlpool. The boat kept afloat , V-v.
tnd right side up, however, without In- jlxH
ury to any one on board 20 far as ro-orted.
Then the tornado jumped to
he Illinois side of the river at Madfon,
where several buildings were demolished,
including Lelderprang Ha'.t ,' ?!SS
nd a portion of the Madison Cooper
ktorks; where John Ellington was kill(1.
Severe damage also was done, and
everal persons were injured in Venice
nd Granite?City. ?
The story of the tornado Is replete
1th remarkable escapes.. A trolley
ar on Broadway, containing eleven
asser.gers, was struck by six telerapli
poles and completely wrecked,
'he motorman, however, was tive only
erson injured.
The heaviest loss sustained by a.
ingle firm occurred at the Nlderlcgaus
Rolling Mill, which covers two
ires. The big smokestack was blown
own and a large part of the plant deolished.
Six employes of the Nidcrghaus
Company were injured. ' ,
The roof and half of the top story
' Summers Bros.' tailoring plant, wan
own away. Part of the roof anditwos;:;::&y;i|
ipolas ?-ere blown from the Roman;
itholic Church of Our Lady of Good
A side of the Buck Range Company
is blown in. while the damage to.
*enms? in ine mauuiacturing aisict
and minor damage of various
ads is extensive.
Reliable Furniture at Fairmont Furtore
Blue Skies To-Morrow.
glnia: Showers, followed by
clearing and cooler to-night.

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