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- /i3^| ^1* m *tSM 4 *M* ; -f ' p^?[ Cljc /flirnwnt tfet Utrgtmim. afp? VOLUME IIL ' FAIRMONT, WEST VIKGINIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEK 3, ipt,' ? ^ ' NUMBER 141. J TIMES j j I Two Thousand Cub [Refused to Surrei And The Situa HAVANA, Oct. 3.?Serious trouble i Is threatened over the disarmament 1 of the Insurgents which was begun ' K to-day In earnest. Precautions are be- ( )n?' taken, however, to see that little ] I opportunity is given the Insurgents < to get out of band. At Guantanamo ( the situation is precarious where two I "'thousand rebels have refused to lay i ^idown their arms. Marines are being I hurried to the spot to reinforce the ! American force already there. It Is i RUN UP O PEOPLE ARE REQUESTED TO DECORATE HOUSES AND PLACES BUSINESS TO-MORROW. !" If we have one set of people more patriotic than another, men who truly love the flag because they gave the best days of their lives to preserve its > honor, the "old soldiers" take the 1 prise. ?o-morrow they will be In our 1 city In goodly numbers and they kind- : ]y ask the people to float "old glory" to the brcese and show their love of ' country. That ther? will be a general re- j aponse to the request we have no ' doubt, as our people generally are ?L ' ways glad the "boys in blue" are ' among us. Everything possible will ' lie done to make their stay In our city ' Ip /during the reunion a pleasant one. 8 Notice. . i The committee on arrangements of i t; the K. of P. Grand Lojge'eesslon to ( T be held here next week. Oct. 10, 11 1 and 12, are expecting a big crowd of 1 people in attendance. They deaire 1 : all boarding houses or private houses 1 that, will take care of any of the vis- ] _ ltlng Knights to report at once number j and location, either to Sam It. N'uzum ' ' chairman of executive committee, or . , J. M. Jacobs, chairman of committee on footers. The committees should . have this Information not later thau I i'; Friday, the fifth of this week. I President Roosevelt In Dedication of Handsome New (WASHINGTON. Oct. 3.?President . Roosevelt will get up considerably earlier than usual to-morrow morning to take the train for liarrlsbtirg and York, Pa. The magnificent State cap ltd Is to be dedicated at Harrlsburg and the President is on the programme lor an address. He will take luncheon with Governor Pennypacker an.l a select gathering of Keystone State notables and on the way back to Washington will stop at York, where a county fair Is In progress and make . an address there. At neither place, It 1l announced, will his remarks have any political flavor. The President will reach Washington at aeven-thlrty to-morrow evening. . ^ I Died To-Day MR8. MARY BELL Y08T STEWART PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING AT EIGHT O'CLOCK. I Mrs. Mary Bell Yost Stewart died tills morning nt eight o'clock at the home of her father, Mr. J. A. Yost, at 1409 Ninth street. Fifth ward. Dc' ceased had been ill for some time of tuberculosis from which her death rer suited. She was the wife of the late T. M. Stewart, of Boothsvllle, whose f -death occurred on April 15th, of this year. She was 24 years and seven months of age and Is survived by one [ child, a boy of three years, besides jc her parents, three brothers and three sisters. On Friday morning at 10:20 ' o'clock In the M. H. Church. South, "funeral services will he conducted b* * Rev. Shorden. of Farmlngton, nnd Rev, Webb, of this city. The remains will be laid to rest In Woodlawn cemetery. Undertaker R. C. Jones bus charge of the arrangements. Attend Mrs. Ella Horan's Mllllne?y " 'Opening Thursday, October 4th. Comi., iplote line of city trimmed hats. 2t MAKES ?: * ian Insurgents i ider Their Arms ition is Precarious lot believed the trouble will result n open fighting, but the rebjls may alte to the woods as nanauo. nuuIreds of marines are now being dispatched to various points throughout Plnar Del Rio province. Of twentysight hundred men under General luerra, eighteen hundred will march jack to Plnar Del Rio and one thoustnd will start by rail to-day. Yellowlever Is causing considerable anxiety. 31x cases have been discovered in icattered localities. LD GLORY Grand Jury S STILL HEARING EVIDENCE AS TO ALLEGED WRONG DOING IN COUNTY. i Tho crand inrv is eettfng along very | ilcely with its labors. It Is not known ret how long It will take to complete :he work, n large number of cases are ret to be disposed of. The following persons were sent before the grand jury: Willie Bennett, Jr., Walter Ellaaon, jeorge Donlreve, R. J. Costello. B. E satterdeld. A'. L. Helfner. P. L. Yost, Jliver Petty, Cecil Morris, James Means, Ernest Heston. Dole Hnun. Mark Layman, Gem Springer, Clarence Freeman. Sallie Harnes, Elliott Springer, T. J. Springer. Joe Devault. tndrew Jones, Scott Smith, John R. tVIIson, J. R. McCoy,,A. B. McCoy. David G. -Hayharst, Thomas Wlllr/^ricn, Henry M. Courtney, Alex'Bpier. Charles Jones. "Bus" Boke, Aubrew Mason. Lawrence Wilson, Arthur alfaw. Willie Keener, Maggie Shimi" Laura Shuck, Bessie Mendlll, Howard V. Ogden, Pearl Kirk, Inez Newklrk. Mrs. W. R. Gorbey, W. R. Gorbe.v. David Petty, Ed. Helf. W. H. Porter, Myrtle Merrifield, Minnie McDonalL lesse Neer. Attend Mrs. Ella Horan's Millinery Opening I nursaay, ucioocr tin. v?m< plete line of city trimmed hats. 2t : Will Take Part Pennsylvania's Capital T omorrow VERYBUSY^ WAS 'SQUIRE AM08 TO-DAY LISTENING TO CHARGES AGAINST VARIOUS PEOPLE. Cassias Nolle was arrested b.r Ofll- ' cer R. P. Thompson and brought before Justice Amos. Nolle Is one of the boys that Is charged with stoning a car. Nolle was put In jail. Officer Thompson had seven other prisoners before the Justice. They were, Mike McKenna. William .Margeson, James Wilson, Tom Grayson, AnAvoni RarHnn Rnh LfHvls Hfld Friinlf Organo. They were all dismissal except Organo. It la said that Organo answers the description of a man thHt is wanted In Parkersburg charged with commuting murder. Organo when arrested was armed with a thirty-eighth callltro repeating Colt's revolver and one hundred loaded cartridges. He was held for carrying concealed weapons. Officer Thompson wired to the authorities at Parkersburg this afternoon. MORGANTOWN NEW8. Aged Man Stricket With Paralysis This Afternoon. MORGANTOWN, Oct. It - Isaac Van Voorhls, one of the wealthiest nnd best known men in the count J', wa? stricken with paralysis this afternoon while In attendance nt a bank directors' meeting. He Is still unconscious at this hour. Another horse thief got busy near here last night nnd stole a hob tall hay mare from T. I.. Uranil. No trace of the missing animal has been found. Planty of Fall Hats now resdy to match moat any colored suit st The "on Ton. tf - ; r GRAND ST, v ? Two Column Faki and Gas Assessn / - ( - ' PLAIN ATTEMPTTOl The Fairmont Timet within tho past few weekt hi editorials on all torts of things of a political nature wll from the main issue In the campaign because it knows tl the ticket If State or National Issues figure in the con1 This morning It gave a two column editorial on w oifand gas properties in Marlon county and made open cl Dawson, Tax Commissioner Dillon and the local assess* In order that the people may see just what was s; publish the editorial In full, which is as follows: The first and second paragraphs of the platform ad honestly enforced system of taxation so that no person empted from their fair share of taxation: that equality ulso condemn the new tax laws because of their varianc The reading public well remembers how much fust the "chattel real" decision of the Supreme Court of Apr coal, oil an.l gas leases. The gist of this decision Is that der the chattel real provision of the new tax laws, not was laid upon the fact that the Dawson administration heretofore escaped taxation, would thereafter be assesse at length from this decision, and particularly the declsii trlotlc terms of the duty of the citizen and these glgai of taxes. In fact, the owners of these valuable properties shown, In the language or Judge .Mason, thai wnen aitenii taxes, they were no better than the ordinary social and g It Wps stated that Marlon county would have mlllh from oil ahd gas properties as the result of this deolstoo taxation on the personal property books and not the lai administration took gtaaUsllght in referring to the tax ing to upwards of $20,000 for 1905, and the (ntet by t amounting to more than $30,000. * ' At, one time the aueitloa tg^, suggested as to how construct $he siispenWcuv, Bridge across the Monongahela proveinedta." The Times ,ln reply referred to the njany I counties.fiyim. pjland;assessment#,. shewing, thot%.s the counties referred to. we would.nowttfte sufficient n provements without placing any additional burden on t pat." If there has been any neglegt or oralsslon do assess to the Democratic party. We again assert that if the a ertles, as other property has been assessed, there would this year, sufficient funds to build this bridge and leav county. But what has been the result? No assessment whs new laws were In effect. The personal property books c that no assessment whatever was made of these valuable rations, except as herein stated. Under the head of "chattels real" but $25 Is given 1 A. Rlmiey, $5.00; David L. Tennant. $5.00; and Sa $400.00, as follows: Charles Roberts, $40.00; Ira Roberts, $100,005.00, of which $5.00 was given in by a man by the in by the Fairmont Coal Company as the value of a coa All valuable oil and gas properties In this county pokSd of Mannlngton, Lincoln nnJ Pawpaw districts. Why did the assessor do this? Where is Tax C salary to sec that such assessments are made? He Issue ties. Did he issue such Instructions to our officers? If so tions were issued by him, then why not? Marion county lies between Monongalia and Wot7.e tics traverses this county. The value of oil and gas prop the value of such properties In either Monongalia or V sessed much below their true and actual value and yet t from such* assessments, while Marlon county gets nothi and gas properties listed for assessment bf the derrick them in producing, saving and marking their valuable what has become of the assessment of leaseholds which Besides oil and gas leases there is another class o sists of % at the oil reserved by the land owner when Being owned In fee it was the duty of the local commis and actual value. He did not do so. In Marion county I ed by him. If now owned by the land owner their value land by hlm. In other words, the farmer or land owne of the oil and gaB, the money which he receives from a si en by the operator and produclag company beyond the tx a . ?u - tin "oenltr r.n lnncor hns nnv interest in tl naviug DU1U Ilia I vjanj u? a~- . Is getting the %, nor the royalty owner who Is receiving on such properties Is assessed against the land owner w The most glaring reflection of Ignorance, or a will no attempt whatever was made to list them. It is a sti on the West and Monongalia county on the east and do* county, which lies In between the counties just' named, but never heard of It being arched over. If the law as decided by the State Supreme Court, Is to be carried out, then are we to conclude that the Sti people and that the decision referred to was Inspired ft machine? It looks very much that way. The citizen should keep In mind the alleged Daws in favor of Governor Dawson during the last election ai the office of chief executive. There are several ways of remunerating people to oil and gas people from the payment of taxes on valuat mnv nnsslhlv be one of the ways. THE REAL FACTS IN THE CASE A! The above la the atory of the Times on the questli are as follows: Recorded In the County.Clerk's office are assessment millions of dollars. The assessments of these companli ance with section 95, chapter 35, of the acts of the Legis June 30, 1906. ASSESSMENTS OF OIL AND GAS COMPANIES I The following assessments were reported for Marl FAIRMONT AND GRAFTON GAS CO HOPE NATURAL GAS CO CARNEGIE NATURAL GAS CO PHILADELPHIA CO. OF W. VA HOME GAS COMPANY FAYETTE COUNTY GAS CO. :'.... FAIRMONT GAS AND LIGHT CO (Concluded on I 4NDPLAY, _j : Editorial on Oil lents in County IECEIVE THE PEOPLE t been running double column, black face, aensatlonal ih the evident pu'poee of trying to divert the people tere la no hope for the succeaa of a ilngle Democrat on :eit. hat It termed the failure or tne omciais <o assess xnp larges of a deal with the oil and ga* people by Governor ire. lid by the Times In Its effort to deceive the voters, we opted by the Marlon county Democrats declare for an or corporation may be unjustly taxed or Improperly exof right with equality of burden shall prevail. They :e In promise and performance. i was made by the Republican pross of this State over lenls of this State growing out of the assessment of coal, oil and gas leases were held to be assesable unadopted until some time In February, 1905. Great stress Urn* fhouo vnlnnhlo nrnnorHoK. whinh have nuiuu oco uiui imv?v *? *?? Hi at their true and actual value. The preas copied >n of Judge Mason, which spoke Id eloquent and pontic coal, oil and gas combinations toward the payment were cartooned by the Wheeling Intelligencer and on to avoid the payment of their just proportion of ;overnment bum and pauper. )ns of dollars added to the personal property books . Under It oil and gas properties must be listed for id. books. Subsequent to this decision the Dawson e's paid by the oil people In Monongalia county, amountthem of taxes for the same year in Wetzel county, this county could raise about (80,000 with which to river .In this city and make other needed public lmhotisaqd dollars realized by Monongalia and Wetzel ionlty*?o~hulU tlSsHtrtdg/'amT mak^^^nS'jsary^lm^ he citizen. On this contention The Times now "stands sucn properties I this county it cannot be charged up Bsessors of this county had assessed oil and gas propnow be In the county treasury, and to be collected e several thousand dollars standing to the credit of the itever was made of such properties In 1905. although the if the Western assessment district made for 1906, show properties to their owner, whether Individuals or corpon for assessment in Pawpaw district, as follows: . nford Tennant, (15.00. In Mannlngton district, but 10.00, and Sarah J. Furbee, 050.00. In Lincoln district, name of Parrish and the residue of (160,000 was given I lease. ? are located In the Western assessment district, comommlssloner Dillon whom the State Is paring a large s Instructions governing the assessment of such properi, why were they not carried out by them? If no instrucI. The same oil belt found In the two last named connerties In Marion county Is as great, if not greater, than Vetzel counties. In Alouongalla and Wetzel they are ashese counties each year get between $20,000 and $30,000 ng. It may be true that the producers and owners of oil s, engines, boilers, anJ other personal property used by product, amounting to many thousands of dollars, but i Is the most -valuable property they own? f property akin to them known as oil royalty which conhe leases. These royalty interests are owned In fee. isioner to assess then on the land books at their true >ut few, if any, of such valuable properties were assessi, or a part thereof, Is Included In the value placed on his r must pay not only on the land, including the value de of his royalty and by way of rental, but on the % takarders of the State. In many instances the land owner ie oil and gas. In the latter case neither the party who the %, are paying any taxes. The value, If any, placed bo no longer has any inters: m tue oil or gas. Iful neglect to assess such properties, fs In the fact. Wat range law which applies to properties In Wetzel coupi> not affect the same character of property in Marlon^ We have often heard of the abridgement of the law, which our Republican friends gloated over at the time, ate taxing authorities have only been fooling with the ir political purposes with a view of serving the Dawson on-Worthlngton deal and how( the Octopus voted Its men ad without whose support he would not now be holding r valuable political services, and the exemption of Ih'e de leaseholds In this county, worth many millions of dol i TAKEN FROM THE RECORDS. hi. Now, whit are the real facte In the cate7 They a of oil and gal companies to the amount of over three :s were made by the Board of Public Works in accordlature of 1905 and reported by the Auditor of the State -OR MARION COUNTY FOR THE YEAR 1909. on county. $ 77,996 55 743,482 79 118,879 00 145,448 04 95,557 88 89,279 44 .....y. 210,404 78 Page Eight.) _ ^ ^^ J 4T UECf * r v? J TTT Uity Jf atners w ere Night and Many Ii ; Were Brought U ' * . City conncil met last night at 7:30 and transacted much business. t William Hamilton was released 1 from paying a sewerage bill that was c Improperly charged to him. This mat- 1 ter was brought before council by c Councllmap Nichols^ The matter of paving Columbia street was then brought before council. Collector 8cott reported that bills had been presented to the property holders and that a majority of the bills were paid. He said that 1'oweii b Bishop, Gaskln Brothers, Prickett, ( Mrs. Lora Robinson, Layman et al. refused to pay. Steps were taken u> f make these people pay their share of t the paving. The collector presented a list of de- ? linqnent taxes which was referred to t the finance committee. e All the gas taps that Interfere with people walking on the streets were t ordered lowered. I: Dr. Kunst, city physician, made his i report. He was allowed $150 for his t service during the last bIx months, f A new system of book-keeeplng Is to be Inaugurated at the city ball In I which council can tell Its standing at I any time. d Robinson street In the Second ward, Clay street I9 First ward, and Wat, c son avenue,Flft ward were ordered r graded. Two arc lights were orderel c placed, one on Cherry avenue and one c on Chicago street. Cottage avenue ordered paved t Pronertv owners to bear two-thirds of the cost of paving. e Harry Klger asked that the house j at the reservoir be fitted for gas. The 1 i aaatier-jvas referred S? the street oon- ;t tnittce. . 1 Attorney E. F. Morgan appeared for t John Merrlfleld and asked that Merrl- E field's saloon license be transferred c so that he can carry on business In 3 the old store building at the end of t the bridge Instead of the present lo c cation of his saloon. 1 Samuel Shuttlesworth' was made I city engineer; salary, J75 per month, r Owing to the lateness In making s out the -city tax books a discount on f tuxes will be allowed until November I 15th. t * ' i ' Many Brave Knig Ladies Will Be K". nf*P. Conver CUBAN GOVERNOR* WILL BE BEEKMAN WINTHROP, THE PRESENT GOVERNOR OF PORTO RICO. ' WASHINGTON, Ocl. 3.?President Roosevelt to-day had a long conference with Judge Charles E. Magofci, recently retired as Governor of Pajvi ma, at 'the close of which It was at^ nounced that the President had decided not to send Mngoon to Cuba.-as had been contemplated. . Beekman Wlnthrop, the present Governor of Porto Rico, will probably be splinted provisional governor of Cults, as - recommended by Secretary Taft , .Judge Magoon will proceed to the Philippines, where he will become vice governor. Now Bags, Belt*, Tie*, Bead Comb*, J etc., ju*t received *t The Bon Ton., tf , CHICKEN DINNER AND OYSTER ! SUPPER. The ladle* of the Central Chrlitlan Church will aerve chicken dinner and oyater aupper Wednesday, October ' 10th, at the Or. Dowden building, oppo- ' Ite K. of P. Hall. Price 35 cent*. ' I,ook Into opr Street Show Case an.I be convinced; "That's All." The Shaf- ' er Studio. * , 3-Ct ' ' 1 New Bags, Belts, Tie*, Bead Combe, etc., just received at The Bon Ton, tf I , ? 1 100 yd*., more of that Black "Yar I moth" Silk, 1 yd. wide for only 85c I at The Bon Ton. tf School Book*. ' " ' New snpply at A.. C. Klakead's. ' ' i ii r j West Virginian want ad* al?aya pjif ' th?lr own way. ^ ^ ' ^ ft* mm jvriyn in Session Last . nportant Matters nder Consideration W. S. Haymoad will assist 8ollel- ^>^)'.^ fill be tried In tlie Circuit court The ase of thecttrra. T. W; Flaming win Ikely be settled by arbitration. The Ity bas named"1 Mayor Xrnett ai its - '41 Member of the' board. Mr. Tlemlng s to name one' and the two are to boose the third. Mr. Fleming offer, 'd the city 110.0. It la thought that he matter will, he settled without re- k ortlng to a higher tribunal. . _ U. N. Arnett and Z.?F. Robertson ppeared before coutcll and asked ' hat the graphophoue at the BlKWtheiter on Barney street be stopped. A. .. Heffnqr made a speech. In teply\';::i| o Auiejt ^nd Robertson In which he gld ir the graphophoue was stopped 9 II (he pianos In the city would hgre -v> o go. TbV'matter will be taken up v it the next meeting. Dr. Kunst submitted his report for be last six months to the city council ast night 'The report shows a great - , lecrease In ti}e number of dentin for he six months ending October let M rom the six months proceeding, A j For the six months preceding the ast report there were 124 deaths; In n the last six months there were. (4 I icaLuo. Out'of fifteen cases of typhoid ttt- :"cy, r, four deaths; of sixty-one cases of neasles, no deaths. There were two ases of diphtheria; one case has W overed and one is convalescing. Below we give a list of deaths and pMj he causes. Phthisic pulmonale 5; Brights dla 180. 3; congestion of lungB, X; aw lendlcltls, 1; accidental death. R R, ; abscess of brain, 1; valoular dlslon, 2; as carls lumbrlcoldes, 1; car*iral meningitis, 1; cholera lnfantnm. i; myslltls, 1; typhoid fever. 4; osiers malignant (face), 2; pneumonia. : ; Ictua neanatorlum, 1; still bora ilrths, 2; apoplexy, 3; drowning, 1; ompllcatlons, 2: blood clot on brain, ; peritonitis, 3; augerla pectojda, 3: " '%j3 leo coletla, 2; suicide, 1; strychnine lolsoning, 1; compound fractnred kuil, 1; mastoid abscess. 1; shook /'-:M rom loss of blood, 1; tubercular men- | ngttls, 1; softening of brain, 1; pronature birth, 2. Total, 04. |fl hts and Fair J Here. For Bier - 11 ttion Next Weeks Next1'Tuesday the ninth of October .0 wilt ^ee.hhndrpJa of Pythian Knights rom all parts of the State dfcmrlng'lfctw-zMgs 'alrmont for the meeting of the Grand Lodge which has been looked for- Sjl vard to by Fajtmont people for more han a year. The local lodge, K. of P., , .. i| tas -?>hing undone ?n mv? this (onvention a memorable: one In'the .-*# ilstory of the order and at thls tlme (very arrangement has beeq compldt- ": sd for the comfort and entertainment >f the guests, it Is estimated that .''M here will be at least 2.500 people here < ;< jS or the convention besides the crowda y;l )f on lookers who are always present- >;& it an occasion of this kind. The hotel ; 'i iccommodatlons will he (axed to' the J itmost and many private iJomes will , to nnann.l tn anr>nmmnflfltil ' hW' ore. Every one wilt be well taken || :are nf Since the list convention Ja 3 Wartlnsburg In 1905 there, have bee? nganlsed thirteen subordinate Prth- .... an 1-odges, 6 uniform rank companiec.'.v; >nd G Rathbone temples. The foHajfcg fjfJ ng Is the oRlclal programme arraagafci^ijjs - ihe xecutlve committee: W|j Tuesday Evening, October 9. Fairmont Company No. 1G and recep- j Ion committee meeting uniform coai lanjos and delegates and escorting-: 1 " hem to their quarters. "'JagS Wednesday, October 10. 8 to 10 a. m.?Present, credentials > j it bureau of Information and get aoo- I renlr and badge. M. E. Church, Mala 10 a. m.?Public meeting of gtl&I | odge. Normal school auditorium, Fair- \Jttj nont avenue. Meeting called to order ,\ a >y chairman of the executive commitInvoCTtlon by Jtov. Q. D. Smith. lajf of EfcJrmont lodges, Judge Ifctpli Morgan. Response on behalf of grind orge, (Hand ChancellorPack.