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1 VOIiUM33 X. FAIRMONT, WEST VtRGiyijg^^^gRDAY, DECEMBER 17. 1904. ' NpatBES 208. -
SIGNS FIVE. YEAR CONTRAC
^ WITH THE MICHIGAN
^^^^hvehsity.
^^^^RJtOW^COONTY BOY IS ONE OJ
THE COUNTRY'S FOREMOST;
FOOTBALL COACHES.
IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE IS T<
RECEIVE A VERY HAND
IOVl*lC. OMUMKT.
>." ARBOR. Miclt. Dec. 17.i
y<sf has signed a five yeai
ict to! coach Michigan. This
term amazed every follower o;
ics at Michigan. Yost always
ought shy of long term con
s amount of his salary- .was no)
meed.-' 'Well founded " rumors
hat his former pay was $2,500is
likely a substantial increase
tecessary to secure the contract
i went with Michigan in 1901.
TON TO ACQUIT
WASJtEFUSED
MAM DATTCPCAM TDf A I
BKES RECESS UNTIL MONDAY
NEXT.
I" YORK, Bee. 17.?Without
g argument by the prosecution
had rested its case. Justice
i M. Davis, in the criminal
of the Supreme Court, yes?
evening denied the motion of
atterson's counsel to acquit her
charge of murdering Caesar
and adjourned the trial until
y at the request of the defense,
lestion of the admissibility of
:e concerning J. Morgan Smith
s wife was again raised and
Davis decided to admit the
?. ' 'V'.." . _
Ifc NFW SIIF7 iUNAI
iiu.o uvkli vni inLi
"PROJECT CAUSES MUCH DiSCUS??l??;SION
IN SHIPPING CIRCLES
IN GREAT BRITAIN.
jjpllpr. (By Publishers' Press.)
LONDON. Dec. 17.?There is much
discussion in shipping circles in Great
Britain over a proposal to cut a newSuez
Canal to parallel the existing
one. The scheme was proposed ? in
7SS2, when a survey was made.
The agitation arises from--a revolt
on the part of the ship owners against
what they contend are the excessive
canal dues which exceed the cost of .
coal average round the cape of Good
- fnr raocrtn ttiotiv ro-n
carriers are unable to use the canal.
It is said that the cost win be 17.OOO
pounds to get the Baltic fleet
throush the canal.
^ 4!
CRESTON CLARKE TO-NIGHT.
There has been much said dur?
the past several days concernins
the ensasement of Creston '
Clarke in "Monsieur Beaucaire"
At the Grand Opera House tonight.
The management of the
y" theatre has given a "personal' 1
^^Bpvguarantee that the production j
will be the best of the kind I
| over seen here, and if the then- j !
j tre-goers do not take advantage 1
| of this- opportunity to witness 1
I a Teally first-class production
; . j they Will be the losers. Mr.
j Clarke appeared at the Court,
^ Wheeling. . last Wednesday,
jx'and-a' gentleman, from' that city,
! who is here to-day. sstfys that It.
] was the most pleasing performance
seen there this season, and
-that a strong demand is being
i 'made for a return engagement.
THE WEATHER.
. v ' J
More and More Snow.
(By Publishers' Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. 0, Dec. 17.?' *
"Western Pennsylvania: _a
^^B^v^snOw to*hlght; Sunday, snow;
fresh northeast to north winds.-' ^g^Sphio:
Snow to-night. Sumday
fair, except snow along the north-*
?Mj^^alce|shorc; brisk northwest to e
For West Virginia: Snow to-night s
r CZAR WILL NOT
GIVE RUSSIA A
CONSTITUTION
PROMINENT DIPLOMAT GIVES
J OUT AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW
IN LONDON.
IP PEOPLE ACT WISELY THEY
MAY GET LARGE MEASURE OP
r SELP GOVERNMENT.
5
f (By Publishers" Press.)
5 LOXDOX DEC. IT.?A prominent
" diplomat, -who was for several years
in Russia and who is now at the
- head of a European Embassy in Loa'
don, had the following to say of the
reform movement in Russia during
" an interview granted your correspond
ent to-day:
"It is not the belief in diplomatic
circles that the Czar intends to grant
Russia a constitution. He is desirous
of gradually introducing reforms, but
the extent of the reformation will depend
upon the temper of the Russian
people. If they conduct peaceful propaganda
they will receive in all probability
a large measure of local self
government: but if they persist m
riotous behavior they will play into
the hands of the reactionaries who
will probably then be strong enough
to exert a controlling Influence on the
Czar.
i "The fact that the Czar retains
Prince Mirsky as Miinster of the Interior.
shows he is liberally disposed:
but it must be rememoered the C?.r
-is not a strong character. He is only
able to resist the reaeti ^narj- pressure
as long as the people back bita by
showing a willingness to move slowly
in the direction of reform.
""The Czar realizes that the outcome
of the war in the Far Fast is largely
dependent on international concord
in Russia.
If the people refrain from anti-war
demonstrations and present a united
! front they will give the Czar another
reason for opposing the reactionaries,
who are trying to convince hi in that
only by the display of the iron, hand ]
<vtn iaf AUS^UIUS JC uriu ui A-.? i
straint.
"The question of reform is reaily <
one betwen the reactionaries ana the
people, with the Czar as judge If the l
people convince him by their conduct 1
that they are grilling to go slowly, first j
using initial reforms as an experiment j
for greater ones, they will win. Cut' r
if the reactionaries are able to prove j
by the people's lack or order, any re- c
laxation of abolutism, it will be the {
signal for a widespread revolution.
The Czar will then_undoubtedly with- ,
hold the introduction of liberalism. t
THREE LIVES :
LOST IN FLAMES f
i<
BROOKLYN HOUSE BURNED THIS
MORNING ATTENDED BY LOSS
OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.
tl
CBy Publishers' Press.)
NEW YORK. Dec. 17.?Fire broke a
out at six o'clock this morning in the
three story and basement brovn q
stone dwelling at 181 South Ninth ?
street. Brooklyn. Three lives were
lost, and six persona were more or e'
less Injured.
The names of the dead are:
ARDEN REYNOLDS, aged 7C.
MISS ALICE SIMSON. aged 33.
CHAS. S. PAINTER, aged 2 years.. *N
The Injured are:
Dr. Mortimer J. Bin-ford; % - II
Chas.,M. Smith. ~
A. R. Painter.
Chas. Reynolds.
Jacob Schlegel.
Harry Brounride.
Isaas Smith. 01
The fire started in the basement.
Lced Mr. I?evnold? had crone down.
.s was his custom to start an oU heat:r
to warm the house. The supposiion
Is that a lace curtain caught Are
nd the flames spread, soon envelopes
the whole, house. ^
Thedamagewlll reacb$5,00<>;000. T1
bu
Our imported Japan and hand paint- ld<
d ware. German *wi
?nj
t J. L, Hall's Hardware. " ' x 11:
:s AN
' STEAMER GLEN ISLAND BURN EC
TO; THE WATER'S EDGE :
EARLY THIS MORNING.
SEVERAL PEOPLE JUMPED OVER
THE SIDE OF THE STEAMER
AND NO DOUBT PERISHED.
(By Publishers' Press.)
STAMFORD. Conn., Dec. IT.?Long
Island Sound early this morning witnessed
another water holocaust,
which, while not equal in the matter
. of loss of life to the General Slocum
disaster, yet had many of the harrowing
attendant circumstances of
the horror which last summer stirred
the country. The Starin Line steamer
Glen Island, was burned to the
water's edge at Greenwich. Conn.,
and two possengers and seven, members
of the crew perished miserably
in the Games. The dead are:
* W. H. HENDERSON", assistant engineer.
FRANZ BUSCH. fireman.
NEWMAN MILLER, fireman.
JOHN BURKE. fireman.
OTTO OLAZERN. fireman.
OTTO BURGH, deck hand.
R. P. BERNES. deck hand.
A woman supposed to be Mrs. Rosa.
Schalskey. a passenger.
Unknown man. also a passenger.
The woman who was lost is saici
to^ have been a Jewish Ssfa peddler,
who lived in Hamilton street. New
The Glen Island, which, during: the
summer carries daily excursions to
Starin's resort. Glen Island, had/ left
pier J3. North river, at nine o'clock
last night bound 'or New Haven.
The steamer carried a heavy complement
of freight and ten passengers.
with a crew of twenty-one.
All went well until the Vessel was
off Captain's" Island, about three miles
off shore, and near Greenwich. As
the steamer was passing this point
the dread cry of "fire" was heard
from the engine room.
In a moment all was indescribable
panic. The passengers and crew
groped their way in the darkness,
made more, intense by the black volume
of smoke which poured back ,
across the deck and down the stair- ,
ways into the cabins and the stoker's ]
hole. Almost on the moment when
the fire was discovered " the lights ,
were snuffed out and the darkness be- ,
ume more intense. ,
Captain McAllister took hold of s
natters as last as he could, but the ,
vork of lowering the boats and fight- j ng
the. advance of the flames was ; .
tampered by the darkness and the j
ushing about of the panic stricken ,
tassengers. Life belts were handed c
>ut to those on board and many were
bus saved. I
Two boats were finally lowered
pith, eighteen passengers and four- j
een of the crew on board. Hardly s
tad the small boats touched the water 0
owever, when, with a roar like the t
vtvIaoUx nn ^11 fnnlr flomac
Al'iVOlUU VI au UU taWAf g
wept along- the entire deck and en- T(
eloped those left behind. All those a
?ft, perished in the flames, or were jj
rowned. P
The glare of the fire brought assist- ^
nee from several directions. The j,
as E. Bulley dropped Its tow and S(
ashed for the burning steamer with f,
U speed. Those in the life-boats
ere picked up and hurried to warm w
aarters. The night' was bitterly hl
aid and many of the occupants of tj
le. boat will doubtless suffer from
cposure. n.
The steamer Allen Joy lay by ready j,]
> render assistance, and later sig- tj.
?lled to the Starin line Erastus b,
orning, which took the survivors to ^
ew York. " tc
By-the time the other vessels had
ached the Glen Island she was a
HISS WATSON HAD
MLY DAUGHTER OF THOMAS E. 01
WATSON CAME NEAR LOSING 151
HER LIFE LAST NIGHT.
in
(By Publishers' Press.)
AUGUSTA, ^Gau,; - De& '- IT.?illss fli
pies Watson,' the onlydaoghfcer of cc
iomas E. Watson, narrowly escaped to
raing to death last, night" at the re?- th
wBeil8c'-&: D. Horkan. in this, city, Ca
jere .she Is ,iiw&ptfqn' be
us boinp: given in her honor, but tic
D CR
ER HOL
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roaring mass of flames from sten
stem, and nothing could be dom
save her. In a comparatively si
time notbins but the charred hull
t the vessel remained. She now
off Captain's Point, held in an
Sow. the "black funeral pyre of r
souls.
iAn eye-witness of the coloca
; one of those aboard a vessel in
sound, tells the following story
the tragedy:
sit was dark on the water last ni
and owing to this fact and the a<
Clonal tact that the sound was
mass of Coating ice blocks, all v
sels were going ahead at half spe
Suddenly to the east of Captai
Point a vessel -was seen to loom
in the darkness. At her prow a
ctjliar glare was apparent which gr
rapidly, and in a few minutes v
apparent that the steamer, wh
liter proved to be the Glen Islai
was ablaze- It seemed no time,
said, until - dark figures, members
the crew and passengers were se
to be running wildly about, slihou
ted by the lurid glare, trying to s
| to the life boats. A short time el:
r sed in v/hich the blaze spread rap
r ly. and by the time the small bot
began to lower slowly into the wati
the whole forepart of the ill-fat'
vessel was blazing.
" Several persons were seen, to jut
Over the side' of the Glen Island, b
whether they were among tho
picked up. or have found a grave
the chill waters of the sound, is n
six present known. It may be th
later developments will show th
even a greater number than nine ha
perished.
The survivors of the Starin Lin
Glen Island, which was burned I
bong Island Sound early this mor
ing. arrived in Mew York this mor
ing aboard the Starin steamer Era
tus Corning. They included Captai
McAllister, of the Glen Island. 13 ot
er members of the crew, and eig!
passengers. Captain McAllister tel
the following story of the holocaust
"We left pier 13. at 9:35 last nip!
bound for New .Haven' with a genert
cargo of freight, a crew of twent;
one men and ton passengers. Tw
hours later when off Matinicoc
Point flames were discovered by on
of the* crew. I was sitting in m
cabin at the time. This deck han
-an to ray room and informed me tha
i small Are bad been discovered ut
ler the main deck in the centre o
:he ship. X started for the fire alanr
>nt almost immediately all th<
igbts went out. and the entire shi]
vas left in darkness except for th<
iminous glow of the fire, which seem
si to be rapidly spreading. It wai
>itter cold.
"I rang the alarm and immediate
y ordered the crew to warn the pas
engers. No ceremony of knocking
in t hik r1rw>rcr uro?i r>nno fhrfttifrh hill
he crew rushed to the windows of th<
tate rooms, and told the passenger!
o gather up what clothing they coult
nd make for the life boats. Three
fe boats were ordered out as fast a!
ossible, the passengers and crew
ere hurried into them. The boats
2ft the vessel not a moment too
aon. for hardly had we gotten away
'om the Glen Island when she burst
ito a mass of flames, the beat of
hich blistered our faces. For an
our and a half we drifted about in
te ice floes which choked the sound,
test of the passengers attired in
othing but night robes, over which
lankets had been thrown. One of
te crew had taken tho precaution to
ring signal rockets with us, and
ine of these finally attracted the atntion
of the tug Bully, which took
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
NARROW ESCAPE
en grate In the drawing room when
e lace on the lower part of her gown
Line in contact with the flames and
stantly the flimsy stuff was flamsr.
Soano of. the men Smothered the
taes ai best they could with their
ats, mid Miss "Watson was rushed
a room on the second floor, where
e,-dress was torn off. She was in a
int. and It was reported at flxv^bat
x Injuries were fatal, but examlna?m
M^wSaorll
'
H\\T |\
: sjwORK OF SOLON'S
Si BEFORE RECESS
-1 IS ABOUT BONE
i % . ..-i.."^.
ust. 'tijp
; REVIEW OF BUSINESS ATTEND0f
. ED TO UP TO THIS TIME BV
BOTH BRANCHES.
sfet; t . . >
1(Jj. MOST OF THE SENATORS HAVE
a i ALREADY LEFT WASHINGTON
es- ; FOR. HOLIDAY VACATION.
1 - V.a-s!
H>- Publishers* Press.)
Up| WASHIN GTONV Doc. "17.?Prue*
pe- j SicaHy al? the business, -;k-hich Coukr-ess
ew j intends to do before the holiday art ras
i iCArciceat next WWiaestisy. Las been
[c?> j disposed of. The Senate has passed
3Cj_ j rae i'niuppitie t>ui. oiseassSti the pare:
b<. food bill and made good progress in
0f the Smoot hearings Inrfore the comen
inittee on privileges and elections.
ct_ The machinery or impeachment
.et against Judge Charles Swame. of thelj>_
hforthem district of norida has been
I (j. set in motion in both House ami Senlts
ate. Both houses have passed the
sr> argent deficiency bill amounting to j
e,j about a. quarter of a million. The
House has put in Us spare time <tisQJ/
cussing the Hill currency Bill. House
lllt committees have made progress on
se the various appropriation bills and the
[n subject, of amending the Interstate
ot Commerce taw has been taken by
aI both House and Senate committees.
at But little -work will ??e done twforo
vt, adjournment. Neither Senate nor
House win meet to-day. The Senate
er will meet again on Monday, adjourn
[n at once until Wednesday and then adn.
journ for the . recess. Most of tlie
n. Senators have left the city and the
?_ understanding is that nothing will be
in taken up until tho meeting on Jcnh
tistry 3. The Senate will take the simlt
pension of rales matters of misceils
Tarteons character. Tuesday an effort
.- will be made to dispose of the Inaugujt
ral Ball question ana put the Honse
^ on record as to whether the ball
shall be held, it at all. in the
0 Pension Building, the Library of
j. Congress, the rotunda of the capltol.
? or elsewhere.
Beyond this the leaders have atd
ranged no program.
1 BLOOD FLOWED <
'?
e FROM BREAST OF JENKINS FROM 1
9 BITE OF ALGERIAN IN A BOUT <
LAST NIGHT. 1
1
(By Publishers' Press.) ^
SAN FRANCISCO. CaT.. Dec. 17.? 1
" Buzayell, the Algerian not only lost
_ _ _ _ _ V _ j
tne wrestling ma ten with Tom l*. l
; Jenkins last night but was arrested
1 charged with mayhem.' The Algerian
; developed cannibalistic tendencies 4
' when In desperate straits. Jenkins
' had a hammer lock hold and Buzayell
; was writhing in pain on the' very edge
1 of the platform at Woodward's pavilion.
Jenkins doubled his big dark
1 skinned adversary's' arm back and
pressed bis weight across Buzaycll's
body. Certain dereat made Buzayell
desperate and he sank his teerh Into
the white man's breast. Jenkins retained
his vice like grip and the burlycolored
man was forced to yield.
Blood flowed from the wound made
by the Algerian who at once was disqualified.
Time of bout one hour and
six minutes. Buzayell was arrested.
Jenkins wound was treated at a horplial
to prevent blood poisoning.
ICE BROKE |
and school children went ci
down into the water.. !><
one was drowned. bl
(By Publishers' Press.) ou
- CUMBERLAND. Md., 'Dec. 17.? sc
While school children were skating a
near Three Churches. West Virginia., op
the ice.broke and a number were pre- th
cipitated Into the water. All'escap- eh
ed_drowsing? except , a^iad-, named1;
Michael. Scaxtfc^ bb<:y is still
Tr v v^1
^ StOVeSc ft'- '-. * - ;. '
- --r> - - ? - ^-^^^^a&cSoocwasj
amount of . insurance- catried
FD F.,
minds, of oniy a fewSieakeil otu last .-;.
evening ,. ;
A Piiliman sle?p?ft4=
st certain coaple of this city. An ofS
jany him to bis headquart jr .
vent and paid their finesThe
worst part of the afTa!.' is that
>oth parties are married and their-j
jther halves were at home carina:
or the children. - Both families are
jromineat and the guilty parties*
calk the streets ^holding their beadMp"
is high as a bantam rooster. .
It Is not a reporter's mis
rreak up families m
| vote for governor a:

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